Teddy was a Great Pyrenees dog adopted from the Mendocino County Shelter in Ukiah.
For centuries, "Pyrs" guarded sheep from wolves and bears in the Pyrenees mountains between modern-day France & Spain. Today, if you look closely you will often spot Pyrs among the sheep dotting the hillsides of Marin, keeping coyotes and mountain lions away.
Like a working Pyr, Teddy spent much of his time lying around until it was time to spring into action--which for him usually meant going for a romp! He was a silly, sensitive, social butterfly whose special talent was helping fearful or aggressive dogs blossom and enjoy doggy friendships. He passed away in 2020 at the age of 13, and is missed beyond measure.