Pyr Rescue
Surrender Application


Please fill out the surrender application below, and we will get back to you once we have reviewed it. If we can take your dog, we will ask you to:

  1. send us four good photographs of your dog.
  2. have your vet send us the vet records.
  3. deliver your dog to the foster or vet, and ensure to bring along their toys, crate, beds, dishes, food and other belongings that will help make your dog's transition easier.

Know that Pyrs are not aggressive nor why by nature. Stable Pyrs are the ones who have been well-bred and socialized and handled by many many different people in their first thirteen weeks of life to be continued by their new family. They will allow any invited guests into the home although always keeping an eye on everyone. They are aloof to strangers in many cases. They have bite inhibition meaning they will warn with a growl and their size. They do everything to avoid biting.

Note that we do not accept dogs with behaviourial issues. This includes:

  • not allowing guests into the home
  • showing protective behaviour between humans
  • having severe separation anxiety (see this video)
  • having bitten a or growls aggressively at humans
  • resource guarding (see book 'Mine' by Jean Donaldson)

If sudden aggression, make sure to have your dog checked by a vet to ensure they are not having any medical issues that may be triggering it 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 being used in dog fighting rings for this behaviour. And/or, if they are intact, there is a good chance they'll end up being used for endless breeding in a puppy mill. Putting a dog on a farm will not solve any issues. Mentally stable dogs are required for working. Read this important post on aggression.

Please get in touch with the breeder to let them know what is happening with your dog. They need to stop these poor breeding practices. Know that responsible breeders will want to know, and will advise you.

Ensure all family members are in agreement to surrender the dog before sending in your surrender application.

Knowingly surrendering an aggressive dog with a bite history into our care without informing us is a legal liability, and puts our fosters, potential adopters and the public at risk.

Complete the Surrender Form below. A member of our Pyr Rescue team will contact you directly.Ensure you read the above information about dogs we NOT bring in.

Our Surrender Form provides us with the most information regarding your dog. It may take an hour to a few days to be reviewed.

Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario
Great Pyrenees Surrender Information

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  1. Doug and Bob - Bonded Pair

    Jun 04, 23 07:45 AM

    Bob, left, Doug, right
    DOB: Nov. 27, 2021 (our guess) Location: Erin, ON These two are absolutely a bonded pair. Single dwelling home or hobby farm with a securely fenced

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  2. Juno

    Jun 03, 23 01:12 PM

    UPDATE Her family needed to give up, again, when neighbour's complained about barking. As that was happening, we received an adoption application for

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  3. Charlie

    May 30, 23 08:33 AM

    DOB: August 1, 2022 Location: London area Children over 12 due to his size Single family dwelling with a large fenced yard of minimum 6 feet Weight:

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  4. Jaxson

    May 24, 23 08:36 AM

    *ADOPTED* This sweet fella, now Jazz, has worked his way into his new family's hearts. He has a canine friend with whom he spends his life, as well.

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  5. Nellie

    May 17, 23 06:55 AM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* Location: Erin, Ontario We think Nellie is about 2-3 years old. A single dwelling with a large securely fenced yard of at least 6

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  7. Ladybug

    Apr 22, 23 12:58 PM

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    Apr 17, 23 12:49 PM

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    Donato has a half Pyrenees half Maremma mom and a maremma dad and through the quirkiness of genetics looks mostly Pyrenees … at least to my newbie eyes.

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