General Color: White with Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Current Size: 60 Pounds
Potential Size: 70 Pounds
Current Age: 3 Years 9 Months (best estimate)
Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
Exercise Needs: Moderate
Grooming Needs: Moderate
Shedding Amount: Moderate
Owner Experience Needed: Breed
**Otto is in a long term foster home with dedicated fosters helping him navigate his challenging health journey with Neuronal Degeneration.**
Hey! We're now best friends! My name is Otto and if you like big, fuzzy goofballs, I'm your pup! I love new friends both two and four-legged. I love a good grooming sesh so much that I can doze off while having a paw-dicure. My foster mom says I'm "a little extra" but I'm sure she means extra soft and extra handsome!
My doctors (who are also my best friends) say I've got Neuronal Degeneration, which means when I run I do a great impression of a kangaroo! It also means I might know you really made that breakfast for me but I don't have the balance to pull it off the counter, knock over trash cans, or jump on your furniture. I'll be livin' my best life if there aren't any stairs to my yard and carpet or rugs inside for traction.
The house I live in now has stairs but I don't pay them any attention. Don't feel sad if I don't follow you up, I'm just a single story kinda dog. I'm perfectly happy sleeping downstairs and catching some me time. I'll doze on your lap if you sit with me but sometimes I prefer napping outside connecting with my inner pyr!
Otto is looking for a monthly sponsor. Is that you?
All our dogs require secure VISIBLE fencing. All current pets in adoptive home must be spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations.
Adoption Fee: N/A- Needs Medical Foster
Adoption applications can be found on our website: www.greatpyrsandpaws.org
Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Cratetrained, Needs special care, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent
Sponsors: Gerri Weber (mother of adopter Andrea Weber-Aramis)
Special Needs: Neuromuscular disorder; needs long term medical foster
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Your Gift Can Save A Pyr
Great Pyrs & Paws Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations go directly towards caring for our Pyrs. We are also partnered with National Great Pyrenees Rescue (www.nationalpyr.org) to save as many pyrs as we can nationally.
Our goal is to find forever homes for the Pyrs & other LGD breeds in Texas by placing them with fosters in Texas, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho then adopting them to Texas and the Western United States.