Great Pyrenees Rescue greatly appreciates your support. You can be assured that every penny goes to support our rescued Great Pyrs.
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.
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.
We have wonderful Great Pyrenees rescue dogs waiting just for you. Go directly to see our available Great Pyrenees Rescue dogs.
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.
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.
If you need to surrender your Pyr, please take note of the folllowing:
We avoid bringing in mixes. We have experience with the Pyr but once a mix is involved, this brings an instability to the breed.
Note that we do not accept dogs with aggression nor behavioural issues. We advise that you return the dog to the breeder and/or bring in a vet behaviourist or positive-reinforcement trainer to assess your dog. Do not rehome your dog. If you can't manage your dog, no one else will want to. It ultimately may result in your dog being abused.
Here is where you will find our Surrender Area.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
Click below to see amazing Great Pyrenees Dogs currently available for adoption.
Chloe - Courtesy Posting
This big white fluffy is Chloe. She is three years old (D.O.B. March 2015) Her family has to give her up as a complaint was made when she got out of …
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 …
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.
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*ADOPTION PENDING* UPDATE He put on a whopping 16 pounds on his raw diet and grew a little in height since April. He's at 65 pounds. He gets …
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.
Jul 15, 18 12:28 PM
*ADOPTED* Duke's family came to meet him, fell in love with him and took him home. They have much Pyr experience so he is in good hands. Congratulations
Jul 12, 18 05:43 AM
We received notice from a friend that the Greenville, SC Animal Shelter was holding a young Great Pyrenees as a rescue not available for adoption because
Jul 11, 18 05:50 AM
I just got a puppy Pyredoodle and her dew claws are very floppy. They aren’t like those of a regular Great Pyrenees I don’t think. They don’t seem to be
Jul 08, 18 02:03 PM
Will a 5 month old puppy have severe swelling of his gums? Our puppy doesn’t hardly even want to eat his mouth is so swollen.
Jul 04, 18 05:59 AM
Our Female Great Pyrenees is no longer nursing as of a week ago. How soon can she come back into heat?
Jul 02, 18 07:17 PM
*ADOPTED* We are thrilled to announce that Jackie-boy's adoption is final. It took much time, guidance and patience by his new people to have him get
Jul 02, 18 07:14 PM
*ADOPTION PENDING* UPDATE He put on a whopping 16 pounds on his raw diet and grew a little in height since April. He's at 65 pounds. He gets very excited
Jul 02, 18 12:53 PM
My Great Pyr is going to be 5 this August, we never had him neutered, since we had been told best to wait until 3 so he would get all benefits of testosterone