“Adopting an adult saves going through the puppy stage!” Think again……….

Maybe? But adopting an adult and removing them from all they’ve ever known to a new environment and a new way of life comes with its own challenges. We DO NOT adopt our adults to anyone that just thinks “it will be easier”. It’s not. You must have patience, compassion, tons of love and the ability to build trust and security for your new “adult”. The experience for them is like being the “new kid on the block”, changing schools and trying to make new friends. When a child leaves a school system, especially in mid-school year, to move to a new neighborhood, city or state, they do not “adjust” immediately. For many the experience can be very traumatic. Think of your new canine adoption in the same way….and help them adjust to be a wonderful asset of unconditional love for your family. If you are not up for the challenge of raising a puppy, you may not be up to the challenge of adopting an adult either. Please think it through and evaluate your lifestyle before contacting us to consider one of our adult adoptions. Email below.

Preferences to be eligible for adoption for a smooth transition:

1. Fenced in yard. All of our dogs have been have been living in large fenced in yards in the country among the pack. Although most have been on a leash a time or two, it is not a common practice with all of our adult dogs. Leash training may take a bit of time and practice, but to risk not having the safety of a fenced in yard while adapting to a new environment could prove to be catastrophic prior to adjusting to the security of their new home.

2. Another canine companion or adopting along with one of our other adults eligible for adoption. All of our dogs have been rotated and introduced to one another at one time or another and they have been raised with the pack since they were puppies. By nature, they are pack animals. The majority of our “returned” adoptions have been while trying to adjust being the “only” dog. If you already have a dog who is receptive to a new companion, that is also ideal.

3. Patience and understanding and the ability to provide your new companion with a lot of reassurance. Puppies are more resilient to being moved to a new environment. Adults may take more time and you must be willing to allow them that time. Many have not been in a vehicle except a time or two for a visit to the vet. 


All of our girls & boys are spayed before leaving for their new homes. NOT BREEDING PROSPECTS. Their job is done.

We will not ship our adult dogs. We no longer ship our puppies, unless traveling in cabin with their new owners. Please keep in mind our location when considering adopting one of our adults. If they need to return to us, we do not want it being too difficult for any involved. We may be willing to meet you at a half-way point as well, depending on your location.

Thank you for considering making one of our adults a part of your family. God Bless!


 Above is our gorgeous Sheba, purebred Great Pyrenees. DOB 8/2/2016. She was raised in our home for her first 2 years and is housebroken. She must be an ONLY DOG! She is not fond of other dogs in her “territory”. She is an absolutely beautiful  loyal and loving dog for the right family. Fenced in yard is mandatory. GP’s like to wander. It’s their nature.


And our Beautiful Newfoundland girl, BLACKIE below. (not in the mood for pictures take 6/8/2021, LOL! She is sweet and affectionate (one of my challenges for taking a photo as she wanted to be right up close to me) and will make a great companion. Would love a home where she will have access to play in the water.

DOB 4/17/16


Sheila, AKC Old English Sheepdog DOB 8/4/2014

Sheila was born here and raised with her sister, Katie (already adopted). Sheila had some complications with her spay surgery that caused temporary paralysis. She has all but completely recovered with daily physical therapy and daily outdoor exercise. Initially she could not flatten her back feet, and despite having custom boots made for her, she ultimately wore out a couple of her toes. It does not impede her getting around with the rest of the pack. We wou;ld prefer she have a canine companion, but she is a dog for adults or older children, no young children. She may end up being a one person dog. Adopting her with Tess, if interessted in bringing home a familiar companion, is an option as well but not required. Please see Tess’s photo below. They have spent most of their time together since being spayed and retired. 

Tess, Old English Sheepdog DOB 6/18/2017
Same Scenario as Sheila. No young children 

Bernie (left) AKC Standard Poodle DOB 9/10/2017 
Mina (right) AKC Standard Poodle DOB 3/11/2018 (Pending)

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