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, should we be able to bring your dog in.
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 our vet 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. We don't know other breeds.
Note that we do not accept dogs with aggression. This includes dogs who have bitten–even once, do not allow invited guests into your home or attempt to attack people on the street, or behavioural issues such as separation anxiety or attacks other dogs/animals or is dog/animal reactive. In the case of human aggression, contact the breeder so they know the result of their breeding.
For these behavioural issues, engage a certified experienced animal behaviourist with whom you can discuss your issues. Also, have your dog checked by a vet to ensure they are not having any medical issues that may be triggering the aggression.
Do not rehome your aggressive dog. This will put your dog at risk of being abused including dog fighting rings, for this behaviour. Know that human aggression will only escalate with time. Putting a dog on a farm will not solve the issues. Most farms are family oriented.
This is a blog on behaviourial euthanasia.
Knowingly surrendering an aggressive dog with even one bite or a dog with serious behavioural issues into our care is a legal liability, and puts our fosters, potential adopters and the public at risk.
We take in Great Pyrenees since that is the breed we know. Does your dog have two nails on each hind leg with a pad for nail? This doesn't always determine if it is a Pyr but it's the closest indication we have.
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 Carol 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.
Jul 12, 20 08:53 AM
We live on a fast flowing river in NC and have a wonderful 5 year old Gt Pyr who is loved by everyone within a 5 mile radius, yes she visits them all on
Jul 08, 20 06:18 PM
How old should they be when walking all around farm and in with cattle.
Jul 08, 20 04:35 PM
We are considering buying a one year old intact male from a family. He is from a loving home. I thought it might be easier than getting a new puppy, especially
Jul 06, 20 09:19 AM
We a ready to adopt a pyr mix. The dog is 1 yr old. I have an indoor cat. I'm told if a puppy is raised with a cat they do well. What about a 1 yr old
Jul 05, 20 07:09 PM
We a ready to adopt a pyr mix. The dog is 1 yr old. I have I door cat. I'm told if a puppy is raised with a cat TV hey do well. What about a 1 yr old
Jul 03, 20 03:55 PM
I know with other breeds, particularly those more prone to aggressive behavior, this procedure supposedly helps to make them less likely to act out. However,
Jun 30, 20 07:14 AM
We have adopted a GP/Golden Retriever mix. Emphasis on Great Pyrenees. Lily is now 6 years old and we have had her for about a year. She is very aggressive
Jun 28, 20 06:49 AM
Hello - our dog started sitting and lying down frequently during walks. She is panting heavily when she does this. Consequently our walks are much shorter.