Great Pyrenees Rescue Provides Wonderful Dogs To Good Homes

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The Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario provides Great Pyrenees Rescue services to rescue surrendered, abandoned or abused dogs and relocate them to loving and caring homes.  

We have provided formal Rescue services for over 20 years and our involvement in rescuing Great Pyrs goes back even further. Why not take a minute and review our History?

You are probably wondering why Great Pyrs become rescues.  Even though our club and many others, dedicate themselves to informing everyone about all aspects of this breed, some Pyrs still become rescues. You can learn more here.


What is Great Pyrenees Rescue all about?

That's a great question.

Great Pyrenees Rescue is all about...

You can use the links above to visit each area.

Unfortunately we are unable to help all Great Pyrs in need that are presented to us. Please review these few CONDITIONS before contacting us to surrender a Great Pyr.

If help is needed urgently for a Great Pyr, we will do everything we can to respond quickly to you here.

If you can no longer manage your Pyr or know of a Pyr in need of help, look no further. Please go to our Surrender Section.

If you would like to learn more about the work we do to rehabilitate Great Pyr rescue dogs, here is what we do for each Pyr.

If you would like to learn more about how to become a Foster home for one of our Great Pyr rescue dogs, visit our Foster Section.

If you would like to see Pyrs available for adoption, please visit our Adoption Section.


Looking for Available Rescue Dogs?

We have wonderful Great Pyrenees rescue dogs waiting just for you.  Go directly to see our available Great Pyrenees Rescue dogs.


Interested in Fostering? Great Pyrs really need your help!

As you know, these are tough times and many people have to make heartbreaking decisions and serious changes in their lives. Quite often this involves pets that can no longer be supported. This is especially true with big dogs.

Our Rescue Team is dedicated to helping as many Great Pyrs in need as we can support, however we have limited resources and limited space to house dogs waiting for permanent homes.

We need your help. Yes… simple as that… we need your help. If you believe you can help our Pyrs and us, please drop by our Foster Area to learn more.


Do you want to adopt a Great Pyr now or in the future?

We can help you get started now. Simply visit our Adoption area and we will step you through the process. This way to our Adoption Area.


You cannot manage your Pyr any longer?

Are you in a situation where you believe that you have no choice but to surrender your Great Pyr so it can find a new loving home? We know just how stressful and sad this can be.

We do not judge. Our main concern is to help you do what is best for your dog.

If you are in this unfortunate situation of having to surrender your Great Pyr to someone else’s care, we can help. So let’s get started by going to our Surrender area and we will step you through the process. 

Please note... Due to our very limited resources, we are able to provide surrender services only to pure breed Pyrs. We have no capacity to deal with the uncertainties associated with mix breeds so are sorry that we are unable to accept Pyr Mixes into our Great Pyrenees rescue facility.

Note that we do not accept dogs with aggression nor behavioural issues. We advise that you return the dog to the breeder.

Here is where you will find our Surrender Area.


You have seen a Great Pyr in need of help and don't know what to do?

Or maybe you need advice on what to do next. If so, please contact us. Here is where you can get help for a Great Pyr.



How We Prepare Great Pyrenees Rescue Dogs For Adoption

All of our Great Pyrenees rescue dogs have been fully examined and treated for any illness, sores, etc. before they are made available for adoption. Their shots are brought up to date and they are implanted with identity microchips. In addition, if necessary each dog is spayed or neutered before placement. All that remains to be done is to find a loving and caring home to share their love, and that is where you, the potential adopting family, can be the final ingredient.

It all begins by completing our

Great Pyrenees Adoption Form.

We give the new owner as much information as possible, but some times it is limited, because of the dog's background. All new owners are interviewed and usually there are numerous contacts between them and the club’s Great Pyrenees Rescue section prior to placement. We do everything that we reasonably can to find the best fit between the dog and the owner.


Why Adopt a Great Pyr?

There is no simple formula for a successful rescue but frequently, once an adopting owner has rescued one dog they keep coming back for more. One benefit of adopting an adult Great Pyr is adopting owners do not have to go through the "puppy" stages. Great Pyr puppies are beautiful but they can be a handful and are challenging at times.

Quite often adult Pyrs have had at least basic training. So for those who do not want to have to manage through the puppy stage or do not have the time to spend on extensive training but still want a dog, Great Pyrs make great rescue dogs. For many folks, an older dog fits their life style very well. It is just a question of obtaining the right fit and the club’s Great Pyrenees Rescue section works very hard to make that happen.

You can adopt one of our beautiful rescue dogs. To start the process, why not fill out our Great Pyrenees Adoption Form today?


Great Pyrenees Available For Adoption

Some of our dogs are adopted out before we ever post them to our website.  These dogs go to people who have previously filed an adoption application with us. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please complete and file an adoption application and we will put you on our waiting list.  The as rescue Pyrs become available, we will assess your needs and the needs of the Pyr to determine if they would make a good match for your family.


Wonderful Great Pyrenees Rescue Dogs Available For Adoption

Click below to see amazing Great Pyrenees Dogs currently available for adoption.

Lucy – Courtesy Posting for Sit With Me  
Lucy Great Pyrenees 6-8 years old Female Dogs: Yes, but must be quiet, calm and non-confrontational. Cats: No Kids: No, but okay with teenagers. Housing: …

Stevie - Courtesy Posting 
Courtesy Posting Stevie is looking for a special home. She needs an adult-only home. She is not good with children. She is reactive to smaller dogs and …



These Great Pyrenees Rescue Dogs Are Pending Adoption

Click below to see beautiful Great Pyrenees Mountain Dogs who are in the final stages of finding their forever homes. These dogs are "Adoption Pending" which means they are with their new families. This is the final compatibility test to ensure that all is okay. We do everything in our power to ensure a good fit for Pyr and family.

On rare occasions the placement doesn't work out and the dog is returned to us to find a better fit. The dog is then made available to a new compatible home.

Phoebe  
*ADOPTION PENDING* Phoebe is looking for her forever home or a foster until she finds the right home. Phoebe is a 4-year old sweet girl. She had pups …

Two Working Pyrs - Must be adopted together Not rated yet
*ADOPTION PENDING* We don't have names or photos for them, yet, but these two five year old working dogs are looking for a new home. We are awaiting …

Charlie Not rated yet
*ADOPTION PENDING* This is sweet Charlie. A good samaritan stepped up, took him in and contacted us. He has had a rough life in his short one and …

Mosey Not rated yet
*ADOPTION PENDING* Mosey came to us from a shelter and we don't have any background on him. A big thank you to Agnes and Jenn for transporting him. …



Help A Beautiful Pyr In Need Of Your Love

If you become aware of a Great Pyrenees that needs assistance please contact us immediately.


If you would like to adopt a Great Pyr when one becomes available, please begin the process now by completing our Great Pyrenees Adoption Form.


Would you like to provide a temporary Foster Home for any of our Great Pyrenees rescue dogs? Please begin the process by completing our Foster Application Form today.


Do you have questions regarding any of our Great Pyrenees rescue dogs? Please feel free to contact us for information.


Would you like to support us with our rescue work? We would be most grateful. You can be assured that every penny goes to support our rescued Great Pyrs.



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