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a picture of Goose a dog that needs a foster home.

Location: Suwanee, GA

Posted on: 1/19/2024

Posted by: Individual

Goose urgently needs a foster home

Why is fostering needed?

Hi there,

We found a Great Pyrenees at our local shelter, and we thought he was probably some sort of mix since he is around 82 pounds, but now we are fairly certain he is mostly at least a full GP. He is the sweetest boy, and he is so smart and enjoys being inside to sleep and going on walks. He is wonderful on a leash, he goes in the car, he is a happy boy and loves kids and other animals from what we can tell (not sure about cats or livestock) but he met our bearded dragon and was curious but fine. He does bark primarily at night, but listens decently to us telling him no. The shelter unfortunately did not realize that he has pretty bad separation anxiety, and hates to be alone, so they told us that they felt like he would be okay in an apartment with us. We do have a fairly large apartment, however I think he may feel trapped. He hates a crate, which I have learned is typical with their breed, and I think he will hurt himself in it. He constantly is looking for us when we are home, and when we leave and he can’t find us he begins to howl within the first 10-15 minutes of us leaving. Since we are in an apartment we can’t leave him for longer because of noise complaints we might get, so I am uncertain if he will become destructive, however he has been staying at my fiance’s parents house during the day since we work full time jobs and they work from home and he doesn’t seem to be having the same anxiety when they leave him alone. I am not sure if it is just because he has a bigger space or because he’s not attached to them, but he seems to want to follow around any and everyone so I am leaning towards maybe he just doesn’t love our apartment size? I am not sure. We are trying him on some medication, but I am worried that he will still be bored in the apartment home alone all day, and we can’t crate him (and wouldn’t for that amount of time either way) so we are looking into a backup plan if he doesn’t respond well to the medicine. Since we aren’t home all the time it is hard for us to work on the training with him and being back and forth to build trust with him that we are going to come back. His name is Goose, but he doesn’t seem to know it yet, and he is 2 years old. He is up to date on all of his shots, flea prevention and heartworm prevention, he just got fixed recently. I am not sure if you work with owners to help them with surrenders and rehoming or if you take them, but I don’t want him to go back to the shelter if we can’t figure something out to make it work and I would love for him to be able to go to a rescue who knows his breed well. I think he really needs a job or another dog companion, that is what our vet said, but unfortunately with his size we just aren’t in the position to get another dog. Other than his anxiety, he is the perfect sweetest boy who just likes to sleep and hang out. I have attached some photos of him so you can see him as well, I just want to exhaust every resource I can before resorting to going back to the shelter because he would be a perfect boy for someone who is home more often or can work with him more on his issues. I have not heard him growl a single time, and he does well with small kids, and is extremely patient. I just really don’t want to have to return him to the shelter. We found a rescue who can take him in February, so I just need a place for him to go until then.

How long is fostering needed for?

A few weeks

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