Piper is a beautiful 8 year old Great Pyrenees with quite the background story. A caring and generous veterinarian who took Piper in and gave her the care she badly needed. Thanks to her, Piper is ready to find an adopter who will give her a gentle, loving retirement home where she will be an “inside dog” only, going outside as she pleases.

Piper weighs 100 pounds. She’s considered a giant breed dog and she is strong. Currently Piper can manage stairs but that could change as she ages. Piper is very happy to go for walks, pulling on leash when she picks up a scent and walking up to a mile. Her caregiver tells us she has watched the dogs in her home wrestle and play with squeaky toys and she has recently started to join in! There’s nothing more heartwarming than watching a dog thrive in a home with love and care.

Piper currently lives with 4 other dogs and she does very well with them. It would be nice for Piper to find a home with medium-large sized dogs (no small dogs). She does need a home without cats as she is chasing and barking at the cats in her caregiver’s home. In her former home she was exposed to children but it is unknown how she’d do living inside a home with kids. Because of her size, a home without young children would probably be best.

At this time Piper goes to work with her caregiver, she is kenneled there and does fine with it. She has stayed alone with the resident dogs and done fine. Piper can manage quite a while without needing a potty break. We are told that she has learned “how amazing” dog beds are but refuses to go up on the furniture.

The best home for Piper will be with someone familiar with her breed, someone able to deal with a very large dog who can sometimes be “opinionated” and with someone “who is not afraid of some dog hair”. Her caregiver tell us that Piper’s passion is just to be by your side and get pets. She says that “Piper has a lot of time to make up for and she is intent to do this”.

Piper is living in Puyallup, WA. with her caregiver who wants to find the very best adopter. Piper certainly deserves that.

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.