Austin Dog Rescue is made up purely of volunteers. Each dog is sheltered within a home in the Austin area. As such, there is no physical shelter to visit the dog at. If you think you may be interested in a particular dog now or in the future, please fill out an application form. People with approved application forms are prioritized over people who haven’t yet applied.
Kiya is a young female Great Pyrenees who recently raised a litter of puppies! Her puppies are old enough to find their forever homes and Kiya is ready to find one too!
Kiya is a goofy, smiley, sweet girl with a bit of a wild side that will require experience, patience and persistence. We are working with her on jumping up (families with kids should note she does this a lot!) and being non-reactive on leash. She LOVES going on walks but doesn’t love every dog we meet when we’re out. She is very playful and would really love a dog brother that can chase her around the backyard and wrestle with her. She will not be adopted into a home with a female dog and caution should be taken when she is around other females. She is not a dog park dog.
If you are unfamiliar with her breed, definitely do some reading before applying. While there are many wonderful qualities about Great Pyrenees, they are well known for excessive, loud barking at all hours of the night and day, heavy shedding, and separation anxiety. Kiya could be the poster child for all 3 of these things. The separation anxiety has shown improvement but may come right back into play again in a new home. This is definitely something we will talk more about if you’d like to meet her.
She currently lives with cats and does well with them. She gets in their personal space a bit more than they would like. She has limited experience around kids although her breed is generally considered to be a good family dog.
If you think Kiya could be a good fit for your family and would like to learn more, apply today!