Rescue Without Borders
About Us / Our Vision
National Great Pyrenees Rescue, Inc. is an all-volunteer rescue organization established to facilitate the placement of unwanted, displaced and abandoned Great Pyrenees dogs into safe and caring companion homes.
The establishment of our national rescue organization in 2006 opened up many new possibilities for adopters and rescuers. To date, close to five thousand dogs have been rescued by the NGPR national network. We believe that if everyone who wants a Pyr or a Pyr puppy takes a rescue dog, regardless of geographic location, we can seriously reduce the number of dogs who are abandoned and destroyed. Unfortunately, many dogs still need rescue especially in the South and Texas, where healthy dogs can be euthanized after only a couple of days in a shelter, and where finding appropriate homes is more difficult.
A Call to Action
NGPR strives to address this geographic imbalance by transferring animals in overburdened regions to areas with more potential adoption opportunities. You can support this important program by fostering a pet in need of relocation or adopting your next pet through NGPR or another rescue organization. It is important for everyone to understand that Great Pyrenees rescue is not a regional problem only affecting those in the South—it's a national concern for everyone who loves this breed.
In line with our mission, NGPR was the reicpient of a Transport Grant from the ASPCA in the first half of 2016. With the help of Subaru "Share the Love" Rescue Ride funding we moved a total of 36 dogs to adoptive and foster homes on three volunteer transports. The rides took place January 1, February 27 and April 29. You can read more about volunteers' efforts to move dogs on the Subaru Rescue Rides here. The program benefited 10% of the 327 dogs adopted in the first half of 2016 and we sincerely appreciate the help, although we can always use more! To help transport a Pyr, visit our volunteer page.
If you are looking for a Great Pyrenees dog, please consider a rescue alternative. Support NGPR and all Great Pyrenees rescue groups in our effort to reduce the number of rescued dogs that need homes across the country. Please visit our Adoption Page to learn how you can adopt a rescued Pyr.
NGPR was formed in 2006 for charitable purposes and incorporated as a 501 (C)(3) not-for-profit in 2007 in New York to conform to federal and state guidelines for charitable giving. Our EIN is 20-8367835. Our most recent tax filings are online at Guidestar and we have been rated as a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to information sharing and transparency. We are in good standing with the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau. Charitable donations to NGPR are tax-deductible to the extend allowed by law. Donations over $25 will receive a written acknowledgment within several weeks.
NGPR is staffed entirely by volunteers with 85% of our income going directly to care and transport of the dogs. Administrative costs such as insurance and accounting fees make up the bulk of our other expenses. Please visit our Donation Page to help save more Pyrs.