Bonnie is a Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd mix who has special needs. She is about 2-1/2 years old and has been in foster care for half of her life. Bonnie deserves a forever home with special people who will be patient, kind, and gentle with her. In return they will get a dog who is the sweetest, most loving and loyal pet imaginable.
Bonnie has some fear and trust issues with people. She is not aggressive at all and has never shown signs of threatening people. However, she needs lots of time to get used to people and learn that they won’t hurt her.
It took Bonnie two weeks to even let her foster parents come near her. They had to approach her on their bellies with treats to even be able to touch her at all. Now Bonnie loves them completely, snuggles with them and tries to crawl in their laps. She has learned to trust these two people who care for her. A prospective adoptive family should be aware that she won’t immediately trust them and this behavior might be repeated. But she will learn to trust her immediate family and caregivers.
Bonnie has a lot of positive attributes. She is beautiful, with soft thick Pyrenees fur and a pretty face. She loves cats, and even tries to give them big kisses. She likes other dogs and would love another dog companion to play with. She is also a credible guard dog, barking in warning at unfamiliar cars and people approaching. She is not an escape artist – she has gotten out of the fence twice, and both times settled down in the front yard to wait for her people to come home after a short walk down the driveway. She will let people that she knows guide her and feed her, just not approach and pet her.
We don’t know why Bonnie is so shy and mistrustful, but it’s not a problem that will go away quickly, and in fact she may be like this for the rest of her life. She needs very patient, calm and loving people to provide her a home in which she feels safe and secure.
For more info on Bonnie please email Carleen firstname.lastname@example.org