Times have changed. In the past, Pyr rescue groups were state and regionally-oriented. Responsible rescuers were reluctant to place dogs outside their perceived rescue areas because there were concerns that they couldn't do home visits, follow up on placements or take dogs back when needed. The digital age has changed much of that. Better communication online has helped rescuers know each other and has alleviated many placement and follow-up concerns. Many more options for safe transport are available. Potential adopters can now take the initiative and contact rescuers when they see an appropriate dog featured online. Love at first sight is not unusual and can motivate a quest that spans thousands of miles. It's a new age with many new opportunites for rescuers to place dogs.
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, caring companion or working homes.
Establishment of a national rescue organization opens up many new possibilities for adopters and rescuers. 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. Sadly, we have watched the number of Great Pyrenees dogs listed for adoption on Petfinder climb steadily with no end in sight. Many of these dogs are located 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 believes there is an immediate need to address this imbalance by helping to relieve Pyr rescuers in overburdened regions by engaging in the transfer of animals from overcrowded facilities 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.
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.