I would like to introduce everyone to a our new dog, Sputnik! He’s a Great Pyrenees/Labrador mix, hence a “pyrador,” and is six months old. Sputnik is going to be a BIG boy.
My husband and I got him from LaMancha Animal Rescue in Unionville, Pennsylvania, USA, not far from Coatesville.
LaMancha is a beautiful rescue facility! They are a working farm with chickens, cows, horses, and, of course, dogs in clean kennels and cats in a special house to adopt.
Sputnik’s story is that he came from Alabama, USA, where he was a stray. LaMancha transported him here, called him Zeus, and he was barely there a week until Sam and I snatched him up.
We were going to LaMancha to see two other dogs and didnt’ know about Sputnik until we got there. When we arrived, we were told that the one had been adopted, and the other one we walked for a little bit, and he seemed frightened. Not a match. We asked about the other dogs there, and were told about Zeus. We walked him on a trail on the farm (all the dogs get walks there), and were treated to kissed, hugs, and was known as the Pyr Lean. Great Pyrenees will lean into you really hard you pet them.
We had our dog.
Sputnik was put into the back seat of my car, and I was treated to hugs and kisses on the way home as I was sitting back there with him. Here’s a video of me introducing him.
That’s Sputnik’s story thus far. He has a tiresome amount of puppy energy, but the quiet times are worth it. I haven’t introduced him to hooping yet. He’d probably chew on the hoops or be afraid of it.
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I have a pyrador and he’s the most gentle, loving animal I’ve ever met. Just wrote a couple of posts on him this week actually.
We did a DNA test of Sputnik, and, contrary to what the rescue said about him being a pyrador, he’s a German Shepherd/Great Pyrenees mix! Still, he’s a gentle sweet doggo.