Thanks for your interest in adopting one of our beautiful rescue dogs. The adoption process is as much about you and your family's readiness for a Great Pyrenees or Pyr mix as it is about finding the appropriate dog for your home. We are short on volunteers to answer random questions about individual dogs so we ask that you complete the online application, which asks for a veterinary reference, so we know a little bit about you when our volunteer calls you back. You may be surprised, but after going through the process many applicants do not adopt the dog they originally applied for. Adoption is a two stage process that consists of first determining adopter readiness and second, identifying the appropriate dog. We appreciate your patience during this process as there are many dogs and many applicants, but just a few qualified volunteers to help make the match that we hope will be right for you.
To learn more about our adoption process, click here.
Companion Animal Adoption Application
Please click on the appropriate link below, which will open the adoption form in a new window. After you complete the form, you can close the window or tab and continue to navigate our site. A National Pyr Rescue volunteer will contact you within 48 hours.
Livestock Guardian Dogs
We do not have livestock guardian dogs (LGDs) available at this time. It is our policy not to place rescue dogs as LGDs unless they have a proven, successful track record with livestock and/or poultry. As a proven track record for anything is relatively rare in rescue and we have no way of testing dogs on a farm, for protection of your stock and our dogs we must at this time defer from placing rescue dogs as LGDs.
Puppies Up to Six Months Old
If you are interested in adopting a puppy under six months old, the adoption process starts here. Please have a credit card or your PayPal login handy as puppies have a $15 application fee. Applications for puppies without the puppy fee payment will not be considered. The puppy fee is non-refundable. Once you have paid the puppy fee, please proceed to the adoption application at this link.
If for some reason you have your heart set on a particular puppy who is not available or cannot be transported to you, please be aware that we do not refund puppy application fees. Puppy fees are applicable to other pups for up to a year or we will refer you to other rescues in your area. Finding the correct home for a puppy is a lot of work because 1) we get many applications for them 2) their personalities are not fully developed so homes must be carefully chosen. Whether you adopt a puppy from us or not, consider the puppy fee a (small) donation to rescue where we are doing our darnedest to save a breed that you want to rescue, too.
Dogs Six Months or Older
For all other dogs, you can access the adoption application form for a companion animal here. There is no application fee.
West Coast Adoption Applications
If you are west of the Mississippi and applying for a dog of any age from Texas, Oregon or Washington state, click here.