Ellen Salt Point, New York 10/12/2012 8:28:13 AM My Great Pyrenees was a rescue I got because I volunteered to keep her while her family's home after a fire. That was 10 years ago! She has a wonderful personality and is in fact, a Therapy Dog who goes to a school for children with some pretty severe problems. I do have her shaved in the early summer when it begins to heat up with some pretty severe humidity. She seems very happy to have her haircut and is definitely more comfortable. I also have two other dogs (a german shepherd and a shepherd/greyhound cross) and three cats. She gets along well with all the others and will ever wash the cats like they are her pups. She hates to go out in the rain but loves to swim! Though I might hesitate to get another because of the hair problem, I would not hesitate to adopt another because her personality is that of a gentle, loving giant.