Great Pyrenees Rescue
The Apalachian Great Pyrenees
Rescue Association, Inc (AGPR) has an active rescue group throughout
the Commonwealth of Virginia. If you're interested in adopting
a rescue or placement Pyrenees through our organization, there
are a few facts that you should know first.
- We believe that any prospective
owner of a Great Pyrenees should be educated about the breed
before placement is considered. This breed is NOT meant for
everyone, hence the education.
- We stand behind ALL placements
that are done through our club. If you adopt a dog through AGPR,
you can expect us to be there if you have any questions about
the breed, if you need help, if you're having problems, or for
any reason at all; you can consider us your *adopted* breeder.
- We expect that all prospective
adoptive homes have appropriate fencing, that they are able
to care for a large breed of dog, that they can provide appropriate
medical care, and that they are committed to making the adoption
of a rescue dog a success.
- We expect that if you adopt
a Great Pyrenees through us, that you will RETURN THE DOG TO
US if ANY changes occur in your living situation and you are
unable to properly care for or keep your Pyrenees. If you need to surrender your Great Pyrenees, please complete the Intake Questionnaire and return to:
Nancy Houda, Intake Coordinator
- AGPR is a 501C3 organization
and all donations are tax deductable. We are affiliated with
Pyrenees Club of America.
are ALL volunteers who receive no compensation for our efforts
other than educating the public, caring for Great Pyrenees dogs
in need and helping to permanently place them in their forever
homes. If we do not contact you immediately, please be patient
because many of us have jobs, families and a limited amount
of free time. Rescue emergencies always take priority.
exactly is rescue?
our efforts, we attempt to rehome Great Pyrenees dogs through
placement of rescue. Placement Pyrs come from homes where the
owners can no longer keep or care for their dog. Rescue Pyrs come
from shelters, and may have been turned in by their owners or
may have found as a stray.
Pyrenees dogs that are turned in by their owners or taken from
shelters shelters are evaluated, given vet care, spayed or neutered,
and boarded or fostered. Good homes are found and the dogs are
placed for a minimal fee which is applied to the dog's care.
Pyrs end up in rescue for many different reasons. Once the Pyr
is no longer a puppy, it becomes large, barks, sheds, costs money
to keep, requires obedience training, and needs a fenced yard
or leash walking. There are many other reasons people decide not
to keep their dogs or decide to neglect or abuse them. Adopting
one of these special creatures that has been lost, turned in,
or dumped by their previous owner is a generous act. Providing
a loving home will lead to the lifelong devotion and loyalty of
a grateful Pyr rescue.
volunteers help out in many ways. Some screen applicants, transport
dogs, foster and evaluate dogs, bathe and groom, help with club
events, check on Pyrs in shelters, educate the public and provide
other assistance as well.
you would like to become a volunteer, please contact anyone listed
below for more information on how you can help. If you would like
to make a financial donation, you can do so via our PayPal link
at the bottom of this page. All volunteer efforts, whether financial
or physical, are greatly appreciated.
more information about the breed, adoption or volunteering, please