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Rescue Me ID: 16-12-02-00433Vanessa (female)

Great Pyrenees Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Vanessa DOB 1/10/15 Great Pyr/Aussie/Lab Mix Vanessa - AKA Nala came to us from Kentucky where she was found with her siblings matted, cold, and scared. She was adopted as a puppy to a family that ran in to some difficult times and through no fault of Vanessa's, she needed to be returned to the rescue. Vanessa had not been socialized with many other dogs and really had no idea how to act with other dogs around. We did not have a foster home that had no other dogs, so we asked or training partners at Woofbeach to help. Without hesitation, they took her into their training program, which included going home with trainers each evening ... (Read More)and weekend because we had no foster home. Her named was originally Nali, but the trainers at Woofbeach thought she looked more regal'|so Vanessa it is! She was a star student and has been through the Woof Beach program and has passed with flying colors. She is great with people of all ages and sizes, loves children, and other dogs! One of the pictures here is at one of the trainer's homes with his children and his dogs'|she has really come a LONG way! We cannot thank Woofbeach enough for helping us in our time of need. They say she is a sweetheart that deserves to find her forever home. If you are interested in her, you email us at or you can ask about her at any of the Woofbeach locations (Batavia, Geneva, or South Elgin). Our standard adoption fee is $295 cash or check and $300 credit card ($5 processing fee). It includes spay/neuter when age appropriate at our participating vets, age appropriate core vaccinations, fecal testing, deworming, flea and tick preventative,1st vet visit at one of our participating vets, and micro-chipping. We must have an application, conduct a phone interview, and meet your entire family to approve an adoption. Please email for an application or additional details. Please note that the breeds and sizes posted in this biography are educated best guesses and are not guaranteed. Please consider becoming a foster home while you search for your new best friend. We need foster homes - pounds are overflowing with puppies and adult dogs that are at-risk and need help. We can only rescue as many as we have foster home commitments. Fostering is a rewarding experience for your family. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $295 Animal Location:

Safe Haven Dog Rescue
Kane County Elburn, IL 60119 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-11-18-00305Bear (male)

Great Pyrenees    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Very Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered 

    'I live in Chicago, about 3 years ago I rescued a Pyrenees that a vet estimated was 16 weeks old based on some baby teeth he had. He was living on the streets and wandered over to the school I work at. My son has pretty severe eczema, and we recently discovered on a trip to his allergy doctor that he has developed an allergy to dogs that is aggravating his condition. We are heartbroken that we now have to find a new family to take care of Bear. I am looking for any help you may be able to offer to find another family for Bear. Typical of Pyrenees, Bear is very loyal and protective of his family and his house. He is very sweet with ... (Read More)children, we have 2 kids so we have lots of kids over and he is great with them, even ones he has never met before. Because Pyrenees are so loyal and protective of their people, it is important that they are socialized when they are young so they do not become overly aggressive with new people and new dogs. Since he was young Bear has been socialized by interacting with new people and dogs at the Portage Park dog park and at play groups at Tucker Pup's in the west loop of Chicago. Bear is 90 pounds, he likes to go for walks once in the morning and once at night around the park (about a mile), other than that he likes to lounge around the house and snuggle with his family. He thinks we are is herd, so he likes to be wherever the family is in the house. Despite his large size, he makes an excellent house dog and doesn't require much indoor space, he is perfectly content laying around and watching over his family as long as he gets his walk in the morning and evenings. Bear, like most Pyrenees, are prone to wandering and have to be kept on leash for walks. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $? Animal Location:

Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!

Rachel Cespedes 7739543191

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Great Pyrenees in Illinois
    Great Pyrenees Dogs can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. The Great Pyrenees is a huge, fluffy herding dog. Independent and protective, the Great Pyrenees is devoted to its family and somewhat stubborn. Great Pyrenees need to be socialized with children as puppies. This breed is an imposing guardian but is gentle unless threatened or provoked. Great Pyrenees need large yards and are best suited to cold climates. Great Pyrenees are affectionate toward non-canine pets, especially cats!

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    The Great Pyrenees was the official dog of the French Royal Court. Great Pyrenees were used to haul artillery over the mountains during World War II. The Great Pyrenees has been used by the Basque people of southern France and northern Spain for thousands of years.

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McHenry County - McHenry, IL 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee, Illinois 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles, IL 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights, IL 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park, IL 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford, IL 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan, IL 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline, Illinois 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy, IL 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto, Illinois 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy, Illinois 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro, IL 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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