What is a Foster Campaign anyway?
As you probably know, Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario has an active Pyr Rescue Committee. As a result we are contacted regularly to take in Pyrs in desperate need of new homes. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate all rescues. Sometimes, it is because of a problem that cannot be fixed – such as extremely aggressive dogs, but more often it is a question of space.
Carol, our President and Veterinarian, takes those dogs that need medical attention and they stay with her until placed. Some of our Quebec dogs stay with our Quebec based affiliate, Marianne. However, we cannot deal with all the dogs that we are asked to rescue. WE JUST DO NOT HAVE THE SPACE.
Once a dog is in our care, it stays until placed. That is our commitment. While it is usual that we can place a dog fairly quickly, often within a few weeks, others take longer. This is especially true of dogs needing medical attention. As a result we have to turn away some dogs due to lack of space.
So why mount this Foster Campaign? Our Pyr Rescue Committee is asking for HELP. And we are in real need. We desperately need foster homes where we can house dogs until they are adopted.
Can you foster a Pyr Rescue? Do you know someone who could foster a Rescue? This can be a rewarding experience, since you would be helping one of these amazing dogs in need. You can get started now by visiting the Foster section of
our web site.
Perhaps you have decided against fostering as you might consider it to be a long-term plan and you have other commitments or time constraints.
It is possible you may have only a few weeks or months of the year that you can assist. That is OK. We understand. We all have other things in life that take priority. But even a few weeks here and there would greatly assist us.
If you can help, please contact us. Our President, Carol Graham or any member of the Executive will work with you to ensure you foster only a dog that fits into your particular home lifestyle.
WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP. If you have room in your heart and in your home for one of our Pyrs in need, we would be eternally grateful. Please visit our website to join our Foster Campaign.
Mar 26, 17 12:47 PM
Milos fur has changed his soft fluffy undercoat fell out in great clumps and sheets it is just gone. Is this usual ? . It is march here in northern
Mar 24, 17 01:56 PM
We are looking for a foster home for Mia and Spy. They are five years old. Mia is the all white one. Spy has the dark face. They were adopted at 10 months
Mar 24, 17 11:17 AM
How heavy are full grown pyrenees
Mar 22, 17 05:49 AM
I just got a 2yr old great Pyrenees yesterday and we've noticed that when she eats her food she will start whimpering like in pain and walk away whimpering.
Mar 21, 17 11:26 AM
We have a Pyrenees female, 11 months old and it’s her first time in heat. We just got her so she is still getting used to the new surroundings and livestock
Mar 19, 17 04:46 PM
Great Pyrs sure are furry! Ours is about 3 years old and a rescue. I really can't figure out a good way to check for lumps and bumps. Any suggestions?
Mar 19, 17 04:44 PM
He's my very very best friend . Milo when we got him was on guard all the time and not much my friend . And now he is my buddy. We've had him my very
Mar 19, 17 07:50 AM
Milo 1/2 pyr part St. Bernard and smidge white lab . We are his third family he is 2 years and two months old we got him when he was 18 months old.