Monday, August 23, 2010


This is Beluga, a large Great Pyrenees.  He was an inmate in the kill shelter in Cullman, GA  when we were working on saving Charlie.  When Charlie was taken by another rescue, Great Pyr Atlanta asked us to sponsor Beluga instead, which we did.  They pulled him from the shelter, put him in foster, and them found a great family to adopt him!  

Here's what the shelter had to say about him:  Beluga is the ultimate big dog that thinks he's a small puppy. He is very loving and wants so badly to be with people. He cries when we put him up. At play time, he would rather walk alongside the volunteers rather than forge ahead on his own. We believe he is probably 3-4 years old. This was a guess based on looking at his teeth. He does like to jump up, which can be a problem because he is very powerful. Hopefully this is a behavior we can correct. I am 5'10" and when he stands up, he is at my shoulders easily. He is very gentle when he does this but it could easily knock someone over. He was adopted a few months back and we found him wandering as a stray. The adopters were called and they surrendered him back to us. I want him to find a home that is prescreened and understands the breed so he never has to be put through this again. He is still very trusting of people despite his ordeal. He has been neutered and his shots and rabies are current.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


This friendly young Pyr/Akbash boy is named Charlie.  We spotted him on-line in the kill shelter in Calhoun, GA and notified Great Pyr Rescue of Atlanta.  We made a donation to sponsor him.  GPRA went to pick him up only to find that another rescue had beaten them to it!  So we sponsored Beluga instead.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Beau is a strong, young Anatolian Shepherd, a close relative of the Akbash and Great Pyrenees.  The National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network asked us to sponsor their saving Beau from the kill shelter in Lubbock, TX.  We did and they took him into their foster program.


Chlorox is a big white dog that we spotted on-line in the Gaffney, SC kill shelter.  We thought he was an Akbash or a Great Pyr and called the shelter to find out if we could sponsor him.  The Cherokee County Humane Society works with the shelter to find homes for the shelter animals.  They accepted our sponsorship and found a rescue for him, the Coastal NC Great Pyr Rescue.  This was an important event for the Doomed Dogs - since then, we have sponsored many more dogs with the Cherokee County Humane Society and also with Coastal NC Pyr Rescue.

Even though it turned out that Chlorox is probably a big Lab mix rather than a Pyr, Coastal NC found him a home with a great family!