Great Pyrenees Rescue is a small rescue that greatly appreciates your support. You can be assured that every penny goes to support our rescued Great Pyrs.
If you are looking to adopt a dog because you are not working right now, you will be working, again. Is there a reason you didn't want a dog when you were working? Please think about this. Dogs are a long-term commitment.
The Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario has a small Great Pyrenees Rescue service providing help to 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 are committed to working with them with our help, 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 following:
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 to animals or people 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. 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.
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?
We are not posting available dogs for adoption. That is because we think it's better for the dogs not to move around too much nor get attached to their fosters in long-term foster. It's hard on both parties. So, we take applications and pre-screen families.
Once we get a dog in, depending on the dog, s/he may go into short-term foster where they can be assessed in temporary foster or assessed right at their own home.
From there, if the dog needs a little work for behaviour issues, our trainer will work with the dog to determine the kind of work the dog needs. We will then match a dog to an adopter and our trainer will follow adopter and dog until they no longer need our help. If the dog seems to be adoptable, s/he will go directly to a suitable adopter.
Click below to see amazing Great Pyrenees Dogs currently available for adoption.
D.O.B. December 11, 2015 Shelby, a big white fluffy mix, came to us after she started attacking the cats. She will resource guard her food and high …
D.O.B. July 12, 2017 Located in Erin, Ontario This sweetheart Great Pyr came in because she became protective of the 10-year-old child when that child's …
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* Kobi came to us when his family situation changed. Kobi is very friendly, with much energy. He loves kids, and is always happy …
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*ADOPTION PENDING* A young Akbash mix, this sweet girl came to us when her energy was just too much for her family. Make sure to always do your research …
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.
Sep 22, 21 01:49 PM
*ADOPTION PENDING* Congratulations to her new family! She lives with children and her guiding people. Her family and Molly are learning together. Her
Sep 21, 21 10:53 AM
We have an older male who was the lone guardian of our sheep for several years. He needed help to protect the sheep from coyotes so now we have a nine
Sep 21, 21 10:42 AM
D.O.B. December 11, 2015 Shelby, a big white fluffy mix, came to us after she started attacking the cats. She will resource guard her food and high value
Sep 19, 21 01:04 PM
*ADOPTED* Dear Millie has found her place in life. Congratulations to her family! Her story: Millie came to us from the Kingston Humane Society. She
Sep 14, 21 07:13 PM
My 10 year old male passed away unexpectedly...has no previous health issues..he was dry heaving when we woke in morning but settled in for snuggles....when
Sep 08, 21 09:21 AM
*ADOPTION PENDING* Kobi came to us when his family situation changed. Kobi is very friendly, with much energy. He loves kids, and is always happy to
Sep 07, 21 10:12 AM
I have a 4 month old GP pup. He is obsessed with chewing and biting everything within reach including humans. He is not aggressive or mean. I know he
Sep 06, 21 04:47 PM
Hi there and thanks for considering my question. I recently acquired a 10 week old purebred Great Pyrenees puppy whose rear feet (toes specifically) curl