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Casper 2 Years Old Male Great Pyrenees Mix 85-lbs, Neutered

Background: Open to exploring placement outside of our Bay Area service area for the right fit.

Must be experienced with Great Pyrenees or large dogs. Great Pyrenees are known for their independent nature and protective instincts, so someone who is familiar with these traits will be better equipped to handle Casper's behavior.

We took in Casper's mother, a Great Pyrenees, along with his siblings last year. This decision was based on being told that the father was a Labrador Retriever which turned out not to be the case. Casper found a home through adoption but was eventually returned to us due to displaying resource-guarding behavior.

With no available foster homes at the time, we had no choice but to place Casper in a boarding facility, where he was for five months until a foster home opened up.

What Casper's Foster Says: It seems my foster doesn’t know my name because he keeps calling me, “You Big Goof”. Can someone tell him my name is Casper? Casper is a big fluffy guy that has a “bubbly personality” is gentle, loving, devoted and a loyal companion.

Casper’s favorite outing is to go hiking with our dog Cheyenne. He starts getting excited when we grab the car keys. Casper does really well riding in the truck. He loves to hang his head out the window. Casper met several friends (goats, Llamas, and horses) on the hikes. We haven’t started any off-leash training. Casper also likes to play tug-o-war and fetch with his toys.

Casper sleeps in the crate that is located in our bedroom. When we start getting ready for bed, Casper will head to his crate. He’ll sleep through the night.

Casper gets along pretty well with our female lab Cheyenne. There have been a couple of occasions when Cheyenne let Casper know that she was done playing. Casper did respect her wishes.

Casper knows a significant number of commands; Sit, Down, Break (release command), Come, Crate, Place (designated space), Heel, Out, No (that something is not acceptable), Let’s go Potty and Who Wants a Treat. Casper is gentle when taking treats from your hand.

Casper is 50% Great White Pyrenees. The Great Pyrenees originated in the Pyrenees mountains of Europe which form the border between France and Spain. They were developed by the Basque people to protect their flocks from predation by bears and wolves. It’s highly recommended that you read up on the breed if you are interested in adopting. 10 Tips for Training Great Pyrenees | It's Dog or Nothing (

What Lab Rescue Rep Says: Casper needs someone experienced with the Great Pyrenees breed or large dogs. He should start out as the only dog and work with a local trainer to continue building his foundation. With the right measures taken, Casper can thrive. He has bad habits that need to be paid more attention to. From the boarding facility, he's not an aggressive dog by any means but stubborn and can be possessive of his space, especially with things of high value e.g. food and treats. We recommend that the person who adopts Casper work with a professional dog trainer to develop a training plan that is tailored to his specific needs.

Casper is an affectionate dog and will thrive in a loving, structured environment and in a home with rules and boundaries.

Medical: Casper is up to date on core vaccines, heartworm tested negative, microchipped, and neutered.

Located In: Danville

If you are interested in fostering or adopting, please contact Kris at

Please note our service area: GGLRR adopts to the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

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