Pyr Rescue
Surrender Application


Please fill out the surrender application below, and we will get back to you once we have reviewed it.

Be prepared to send photographs and vet records if we are able to take your dog, as well as toys, crate, beds, dishes, food and other belongings that will help make your dog's transition easier.

We will ask you to transport your dog to a foster or our vet if we find a suitable foster.

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. They will allow any invited guests into the home although always keeping an eye on everyone. 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, and that includes aggression towards humans including protective behaviour of people from people of any age, bite histories, and severe separation anxiety.

We avoid bringing in mixes since the Pyr is the breed we know. Pyr mixes can get their ‘wires‘ crossed and have behavioural issues.

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.

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 reputable 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.

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 coordinator directly. Please phone only between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Contact Dr. Carol Graham at 519.853.3005 or 519.855.6439. Leave a message at either number if there is no response. Or, contact Donna at  613-224-6501 or email

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.

Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario
Great Pyrenees Surrender Information

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