Breed: Great Pyrenees / Golden Retriever
Age: Approximately 10 years old
On June 30, 2009 there were 37 dogs removed from a mobile home in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. Every dog was severely emaciated and covered in fleas. There were dogs from chihuahuas to great danes, young and old. They were living in filthy conditions where they were standing in up to 6″ of feces in some areas. They were rescued by the United Rescues of Kentucky group and those that were healthy enough went to foster homes until forever homes could be found. As you probably guessed, one of those dogs was Buddy (aka Giant Dawg). A friend of ours does Great Pyrenees fostering and posted a message on Facebook asking if anyone could temporarily foster a male Great Pyrenees mix. It was Fourth of July weekend and we had no plans so we offered our home up to him until he could be transported to the Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue in Indianapolis, Indiana the following week. We had been thinking about adding a fourth dog to our family and thought it would be a good way to see how we (and our current three dogs) would handle an additional dog.
Needless to say, we fell in love with Buddy and decided to adopt him ourselves. He was three years old and 55 pounds when he came to us where he should be around the 100+ pound range. He was also unaltered and his coat was in pretty bad shape. He now weighs around 100 pounds, has been neutered and is coat is gorgeous. Buddy is a big ol’ love bug. He thinks he’s a 15-pound lap dog, he’s a leaner, and loves to be brushed and get baths (thank goodness). He lives to bark at anything that moves and is only obedient at dinner time.