Join Our Foster Campaign

A CRY for Help - Foster Homes Needed

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.








Breaking News

  1. Quincy

    Jun 25, 19 01:53 PM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* DOB: August 22, 2018 Pyr mix Dogs: Yes but advise a female resident dog as dogs of same sex do not always see eye-to-eye. Cats:

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  2. Kobe

    Jun 19, 19 08:54 AM

    Kobe went into foster and he was adopted before we could post him. Congratulations Kobe and family. DOB: March 25, 2017 Kobe is a big white fluffy. He

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  3. Yuki

    Jun 19, 19 05:26 AM

    *ADOPTED* Not all families are suited to a particular dog and so, with Yuki, her sweet personality attracting a few families but not truly understanding

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  4. Holly

    Jun 11, 19 10:28 AM

    Holly, the big white fluffy, was adopted before we could post her. She will have a wonderful life with her male Pyr pal working on the farm looking after

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  5. Companion Dog

    Jun 10, 19 01:01 PM

    What dog breed would be good with a female Great Pyrenees? We want a buddy for our pry but not a second Pyrenees

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  6. Chloe

    Jun 09, 19 01:10 PM

    *ADOPTED* Chloe has found her perfect pet-free home with a family who understands her and works with her. Chloe is looking for a loving family.She had

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  7. Aggression to visitors

    May 24, 19 11:17 AM

    I have had a rescue Great Pyrenees for 1/2 year now. I have got him to stop peeing in the house 4 months ago. He barks a lot but it actually isn't as bad

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  8. Underweight / Thin Coat

    May 19, 19 07:21 PM

    Our 4 1/2 month old boy seems to be on the thin side. You can certainly feel his ribs and backbone. We have had him on a large breed puppy food, feeding

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