We are not able to take in any more dogs at this time.
We are in need of experienced fosters who are willing to work with surrendered dogs in conjunction with our trainer. Until we have more fosters, please contact rescues in your area. Most reputable general breed rescues will take in these white fluffies.
You have a Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog that you need to surrender. Please fill out the surrender application below, and we will get back to you once we have reviewed it. Be prepared to send photographs, as well.
We will ask you to transport your dog to a foster or our vet if we find a suitable foster.
We will also ask you to have your dog's vet records sent to us if we are able to bring your dog in. As well as toys, crate, beds, dishes, food and other belongings that will help make your dog's transition easier.
Know that Pyrs are not aggressive by nature. Those are the ones who have been well-bred and socialized and handled by many many different people in their first eight weeks of life to be continued by their new family.
READ THE PARAGRAPHS BELOW CAREFULLY
We avoid bringing in mixes since the Pyr is the breed we know Pyr mixes can get their ‘wires‘ crossed and have behavioural issues.
Ensure all family members are in agreement to surrender the dog before sending in your surrender application.
Note that we do not accept aggressive dogs with a bite history.
Make sure to have your dog checked by a vet to ensure they are not having any medical issues that may be triggering the aggression. This podcast will give you some information on sudden aggression.
If they are cleared by a vet, we recommend you contact a certified animal behaviourist who can help you. Do not rehome your aggressive dog. This will put your dog at risk of being abused including dog fighting rings, for this behaviour. Putting a dog on a farm will not solve the issues. Most farms are family-oriented.
Knowingly surrendering an aggressive dog with a bite history into our care is a legal liability, and puts our fosters, potential adopters and the public at risk.
First, complete the Surrender Form below. A member of our Pyr Rescue team will contact you directly.
Our Surrender Form provides us with the most information regarding your dog. It may take an hour to a few days to be reviewed.
If you need to contact us urgently regarding surrendering your dog or if you know of a dog in immediate need, you may contact our rescue coordinators directly. Your phone call/email will be returned quickly, usually within 24 hours. Please phone only between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Southern Ontario: Dr. Carol Graham
Home: (519) 853-3005 - please leave a message
Clinic: (519) 855-6439 - provide information to receptionist if Dr. Graham is not available
Please phone only between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Ottawa / Eastern Ontario: Donna Harris
Home: (613) 224.6501 - please leave a message.
Please phone only between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Messages are checked very regularly.
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