Great Pyrenees Rescue Provides Wonderful Dogs To Good Homes

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Great Pyrenees Rescue 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 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 are committed to working with them with our help, 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?

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.


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. 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?

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.




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.

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*ADOPTION PENDING* This young white fluffy mix is a sweet girl who is typical of her primary breed. She gets along with other dogs with proper introduction. …



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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Breaking News

  1. Protective

    Nov 19, 20 07:00 AM

    I have a 5-month-old Mel great Pyrenees named Koda. We've had him since he was 12 weeks old and are absolutely amazed by how quickly he was able to work

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  2. Darby

    Nov 18, 20 02:29 PM

    This beautiful young year-old Maremma needs to have his confidence built up. We are working on this and is to be continued by his new people. He is fearful

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  3. Sunny

    Nov 18, 20 02:26 PM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* This young white fluffy mix is a sweet girl who is typical of her primary breed. She gets along with other dogs with proper introduction.

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  4. Dewclaws - Single and Double

    Nov 18, 20 12:08 PM

    I got three pups from a breeder and 2 of the pups have double dew claws in the back but the 1 only has single dewclaw in the back how is this possible

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  5. Oliver

    Nov 09, 20 12:45 PM

    Congratulations to Oliver and his family. He has been officially adopted! DOB: March 30, 2019 This big white fluffy––Maremma maybe Retriever cross––came

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  6. Tucker

    Nov 09, 20 10:06 AM

    Tucker is a 2 year old Great Pyrenees who is a wonderful pet. He enjoys the park and long walks so he can sniff everything. He is our big baby who watches

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  7. Lying down

    Nov 06, 20 06:18 PM

    When all of the Pyrenees dogs that we have owned and raised lye down, they flop down loud and hard every time. Why? They are quiet otherwise.

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  8. Alice

    Oct 30, 20 05:04 PM

    Dear pyr rescue, I am greatly saddened to let you know that Alice passed away in October 2019 at the age of 10 years and 4 months. It has been over a

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