Great Pyrenees (long coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Adult : : X-Large
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Vader was one of several big white dogs who were hanging around a farm/ranch property in rural Texas, not far from Bluebonnet's home base. There was a dead cow carcass on the property, and the dogs were feeding on that. Passersby took photos and posted on Facebook, asking for help. One intrepid rescuer went out to the site and located the property owners, who said that some of the dogs were theirs, but claimed not to know the others. The rescuer picked up two of the dogs, one of whom seemed really sick. She took the dogs to the local shelter, but she and the staff agreed that the one dog probably needed to see a veterinarian right away, and there wouldn't be one at the shelter until the next day. So she left the healthy dog at the shelter, and took the sick dog to an emergency vet.
She named that dog Vader, and made multiple posts looking for help. Rescues all over Texas are filled to the brim, and that is certainly true of Bluebonnet. But we knew that we had the resources to help Vader, even though we already had more dogs than we have foster homes. Vader went into boarding with one of our veterinarians, so he could continue to get the care that was started at the emergency clinic. After a couple of weeks, he was healthy enough to come to Windsong Ranch.
We introduced Vader to our goats, and he is not completely reliable. When he is under the supervision of an experienced LGD, he behaves. But if he's on his own, he tries to play with the goats. He doesn't seem to be trying to harm them, but he's a big dog and his play is too rough for our Nigerian Dwarf goats. So we have moved him into the house, and he seems very happy to be a couch potato. He does still want to go out to the fence line and bark in response to the coyotes who howl in the distance, so he definitely has many of the typical Great Pyrenees guardian instincts.
Vader has been going into our chicken yard on a regular basis, and he has been completely safe with our chickens. Keep in mind, though, that we don't leave any dogs with our chickens unsupervised, and we would never place Vader into a home with people who would do that to him. Maybe he would be OK with chickens unsupervised, but he definitely prefers the company of people, so we're pretty sure he would be unhappy if you left him in your yard unattended.
Vader gets along well with other dogs, and he has been good with all the people he has met, from children to adults. He has been very patient with our puppy foster Shyla, and basically ignores our little Yorkie. Vader has been neutered, vaccinated, tested negative for heartworms, and is ready to find his new family. Submit your application to adopt Vader today!
More about Vader
Good with Dogs, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Good with farm animals, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Affectionate, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle