There are more than 1,000 pounds of dog in the garage of Martha Rehmeyer’s home, and a story behind each bark.
As president of Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue, Rehmeyer has heard about the dogs who got too big for the apartment or the owners who had to move, and all the other reasons dogs need new homes. She’s working with foster homes in North Carolina and South Carolina to keep 17 of the extra-large fluffy white dogs, and keeps another 10 dogs in kennels in her home near Peace Haven Road in western Winston-Salem.
She’s had to turn down 300 dogs this past year.
“You can only take care of what you can take care of,” she said.
“This (past) year, with the economy, I think people are just dumping their dogs, can’t feed them and take care of them. I’ve been doing this for 18 years and I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s not just Pyrs (pronounced: peers), it’s every breed.”
In the midst of a terrible time to be a stray dog, Ozzie the Great Pyrenees limped into the right place.
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