Pyr Rescue
We are only accepting full Great Pyrs at this time
If you are interested in having us courtesy post your dog, contact us at gpcso.contact@gmail.com. Or, here is a list of rescues who may be able to help you.

Surrender Application

READ THE PARAGRAPHS BELOW CAREFULLY

We are a small Pyr rescue so we do the intake of Pyrs as that is the breed we know. We are not accepting mixes or other LGD breeds. Please fill out the surrender application below, and we will get back to you once we have reviewed it. We will then ask you to send us photos of your dog.

If we are able to bring your dog in, we will have you:

  1. have you send his vet records from the vet to us–NOT your receipts from the vet
  2. deliver your dog to the foster or our 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 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 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.

Please consider the Trust Technique if you have a fearful dog. Note that we do not accept dogs with behaviourial issues as we do not have the resources to work TT with dogs. This includes:

  • aggressing to people coming into the home or onto the property; having a bite history
  • 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.


Anxiety, fear aggression, stress are behavioural issues as a result of abuse or lack of exposure. These can be alleviated using the Trust Technique (TT). There is a free introduction on how it works. You can book a TT practitioner from the website. The consult can be done via Zoom. You will be amazed. This is an example of James working with a nervous dog. Make sure to subscribe to James French's YT channel to see more of his work

. 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. 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 into our care without informing us is a legal liability, and puts our fosters, potential adopters and the public at risk.

We are not considering surrendered dogs until February 2024. If you are interested in us courtesy posting your dog, please fill out the surrender application.

Please complete the Surrender Form below. A member of our Pyr Rescue team will contact you directly. Ensure you read the above information.

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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