Pyr Rescue
Surrender Application

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.

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Note that we do not accept dogs with behaviourial issues.

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.

Make sure to have your dog checked by a vet to ensure they are not having any medical issues that may be triggering sudden 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. 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 gpcso.contact@gmail.com

Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario
Great Pyrenees Surrender Information

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