Thursday, July 26, 2012



Pasha is a 6 year old spayed female Anatolian Shepherd Dog.   She really is a sweet and easy going girl.  She is good with other dogs and prefers older children vs young and rambunctious kids.  If she has a canine companion she will do best with one close to her age and energy level and one who will not try to boss her around.
Pasha is a quiet, gentle soul. She is a mild-mannered, distinguished lady dog who will do best in a quiet household. 
She is going to be happy to find a comfy spot or a nice cool floor in the summer to just hang out and relax. She is housetrained and should settle in easily to a new home. 
Pasha is a calm girl, she is not one to rush. She is happy taking her time. Pasha would be best in a home with older kids who can be respectful. 
Pasha seems a bit independent and to herself but if you give her the chance you will find a sweet, social friend. 
Recommendations: - Easywalk harness to prevent pulling. - A quiet, calm home environment. - Best suited for a home with children over 12. - May not be best suited for dog parks. She will much prefer quiet neighborhood walks to a crazy day in the dog park.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012



Murphy is a 4 year old neutered male Anatolian Shepherd Dog.  His owner recently went through some personal changes and feels Murphy would be happier in a home with less dogs and an owner who was able to spend more time with him.

Murphy is good with other dogs, both male and female, and is also good with cats and horses.  He's good with children, as well.
He is housebroken, knows basic commands and walks on lead.

Murphy stands 30 inches at the shoulder and weighs 100 pounds.  He is current on shots and does not have any health issues.

Transport assistance is available within an appx range of 1,000 miles.  Additional transport help may be available to the Pacific Northwest for an additional fee (to transporter).

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Jerry's shelter picture"


Jerry is a 4 year old Great Pyrenees/Kommondor mix who had lived most of his life on the end of a chain in Kentucky.  He escaped repeatedly but was always given back to his owner even though it was obvious that he was not well cared for.
Finally, the owner decided to let Jerry go and he was impounded at the local shelter.
The picture above is how he looked when he was in the shelter.
As you can see, he was in pretty bad shape which is why we were moved to help him even though he wasn't an Anatolian.   One of our most dedicated foster moms, Jody Shaw, stepped up to take him and that set the wheels in motion for Jerry to begin his journey to a better life.

With the help of volunteers Jerry was transported to Ohio for some much needed attention, where Jody fostered him and made sure he was attended to medically. Fast forward a year and look at Jerry now, after six months at Jody’s retreat he was adopted by the Hart Family in Rockford IL. He now lives with his new family in Rockford, Illinois.

Adjusting to his new home didn’t take long. Jerry now has 3 other brothers to chase and play with, two of which were NASRN rescues as well. Jerry now lives a life of leisure, frolicking in his backyard & chasing his brothers and those pesky squirrels. When not running around the back yard he loves all the attention he deserves and is a huge “Lap Dog”. 

He’s got it so GOOD now! Recently Jerry was groomed and received a cute  Puppy cut for summer- look how well he is doing now… 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


These pictures were taken of Koda about 3 weeks ago when he was dumped at the shelter for killing chickens.

Although he did not realize it at the time, this was the day that changed his life.......for the better!

Koda is a 9 month old Anatolian Shepherd x Maremma Sheepdog cross.  He was purchased as a puppy to be a livestock guardian dog.  His first owner said he was good with their goats and chickens but they had four other male dogs and poor Koda was continually being beaten up.
So the owner decided to give him to someone that wanted a guardian for their chickens.

The new owner said Koda wouldnt stay home and kept escaping.  His male dog beat up on Koda, too, so maybe that had something to do with it.  The new owner decided to stop feeding Koda and hoped he would leave and just not come back.

Apparently this idea didn't work well because when Koda got hungry he did what he had to do to survive and he ate a chicken.   Well, the owner became even more mad at Koda and continued to withhold food.
Koda got sick and one of the neighbors called animal control.  Thats when the "owner" decided to just give Koda to AC and be done with him.

NASRN received word from a shelter volunteer that Koda needed help to get out of the shelter so we made arrangements to pull him and have him vetted.   It turned out that Koda really was sick.....he was loaded with hookworms and whipworms plus seemed to have a pretty bad upper respiratory infection as well.

He spent a week or so at the vet clinic recuperating and receiving IV fluids.....and then his new dad drove down from South Carolina to pick him up.  Soon Koda found himself on the road, making a fresh new start and leaving the past behind him.

Koda's new dad says Koda adores his plus green alligator toy and treats it with great care and kindness.  He's also figured out that Kong toys are fun and that air conditioning and dog beds are absolutely wonderful.

We would like to thank Stephanie Blanton, one of NASRN's newest Rescue Coordinators,  for all of her hard work  putting all the plans in place for Koda to be pulled from the shelter, vetted and then adopted.
Great job Stephanie!!

A big thanks to Koda's new dad, Joe, for opening his home and heart to this big guy and for making the ten hour round trip drive to bring him home.

Koda is one of the lucky ones!!   
He made it out alive.
Please spread the word to family and friends and anyone else that will listen......   

Tuesday, July 17, 2012



Joey is a 2-2.5 year old Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepard male. He is a sweet, fun loving guy that acclimates well with other dogs and pups, and is cat friendly. He is well socialized with people, adores kids, has good leash manners and travels great on car rides.

 Although he was raised with goats as a family dog/farm dog he failed as a livestock guardian because he started chasing the babies which is a common issue with young lgds. Joey would do great as a family dog, he loves being with his people and is a mannerly boy. Joey prefers to spend most of his time outdoors but he does like to come inside and spend time with the family as well.

He will not be adopted as a true lgd as he just didn't take his job seriously enough, too playful and would prefer to be with his people; but he would do well as a family pet on a small farm as he is livestock safe for a family that either has adult livestock only or can restrict his access to the babies.
Joey is utd on vaccinations, heart worm negative, neutered, dewormed and utd on monthly heart worm and flea/tick preventative meds. If you are interested in adopting Joey please download the adoption application at our website 
For more information on Joey please contact Brenda Graves
with Oklahoma Great Pyrenees Rescue

Monday, July 16, 2012



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK: 18 month old neutered male Anatolian x Great Pyrenees
 Spike is offered for adoption through Great Pyrenees Rescue of Oklahoma.  For information on adopting Spike please contact his foster mom, Brenda Graves

Spike's Story...
This young guy was unclaimed at an OK City shelter and on death row. Spike is a sweet and fun loving Anatolian Shepherd x Great Pyrenees boy; he needs an active family to give him plenty of exercise and attention. He is house trained, crate trained and learning the treadmill.  He knows sit, stay and lay down he comes to you when called and learning how to play fetch he has the part of bring back the ball, still working on the drop part, and is curious about everything. Spike Loves playing with other dogs, hanging with the family and is also cat friendly. He is around 1.5 yrs old and with continued training will be a wonderful family dog as he is super smart!
  • I am neutered!
  • I am housetrained!
  • I am up to date on shots!
  • I am good with kids!
  • I am good with dogs!
  • I am good with cats!

Spike is fully vetted and ready to find his fur-ever home. If you are interested in making this cutie part of your family please complete the adoption application from our website:

Sunday, July 1, 2012



Meet Sawyer!  He is a two year old neutered male Anatolian Shepherd Dog.  This is a very nice boy who will make an excellent companion and guardian.  Sawyer is learning how to walk on lead and is learning house manners too.  He is house broken and crate trained.   He still has a lot of puppy in him and would love to have another large dog close to his age to play with and burn off energy.