Great Pyrenees (long coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Adult : : Large
I would love you more than you can imagine.
Ike arrived here on the anniversary of D-Day - June 6 - so we named him "Ike" in honor of the Supreme Commander of the D-Day operation, General (later President) Dwight D. Eisenhower. Ike had been roaming in a rural area, and a nice family was feeding him any time he showed up at their place. One day Ike showed up with an obvious injury to his leg, and X-rays showed that it was broken and that he had been shot. Our best guess is that when he ran away from the shooter, he ran into the road and got hit by a car. Because the bone had already started to heal, our vet said that surgical repair could be problematic. So Ike spent 8 long weeks in a splint, with crate rest and very limited walks, to allow his leg time to heal on its own. After a final set of X-rays showed that his bone was well-healed, Ike was able to start enjoying a little more time each day out of the crate, and now, his restrictions are lifted and he's free to run and play at will. His gait is a little bit uneven, but it doesn't slow him down.
Ike looks and acts like a youngster, and he's very sweet and has lots of energy. He is a friendly boy who loves people and will just LEAN into you to get as much contact as possible. He gets along well with other dogs and likes to play with the other young Pyrs whose energy level match his. Ike goes into our chicken yard every day and has been safe with our chickens. We don't know much about his history as to whether he is safe with livestock or cats, and since he loves living in the house, we haven't tested him with our goats or barn cats. Ike likes his crate -- he readily goes into it every day at mealtime and bedtime.
If Ike sounds like the ideal dog to add to your family, please complete the application on our website so we can make plans to introduce you to your new best friend!
More about Ike
Good with Dogs, Good with Adults, Requires a yard, Cratetrained, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent