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 Tune in every Saturday at 1 pm to our Facebook page to meet our featured Springfield dog

Third Annual Christmas Broadcast December 25 at 11 am

Santa will be back at our Springfield kennel on Tuesday, December 25. Tune in to our broadcast at 11 am on Facebook to see Santa and the whole gang! 

We want to take some time this giving season to thank everyone who has donated to the kennel this year. This includes Chris and Emily Bolognese, Melissa and Bruce Butt, Todd and Julie Chakeres, Mona Cossaboom, Lorraine Cunningham, Sheri Doken, Joel and Angela Duvall, Karen Edwards, Mary Lou Garey, Barb and Marty Haubrich, Bonnie Jameson, Kim Ledoux, Janine Mastroangelo, Christy Panucci, Julie and George Petrohilos, Catherine Phillips, Cheri Prime, Greg Roy, Nina Reed, Dory Sedrish, Margaret Smith, Debbie Sparks, Sheri Sparovich, Elizabeth Way, Linda and John Symthers, the Friends of St. Francis for our fabulous fencing, Bone a Fido, the RescueBank,  PetValue and all the anonymous donors who have contributed.

We also want to thank Susan and Terry Brennan for their continous support of our New Beginnings rescue kennel, which is housed on the grounds of the Lucky Mutz Pet Resort. In addition to boarding, Lucky Mutz offers pet grooming and day care.  Please give them a call at (937) 325-3273.

Olive (right) of the Iowa Four (Ivy, Olive, Wendy and Ava) moved to a foster home in October and was adopted by her foster family in November. She was one of a group of 18 adult Great Pyrenees surrendered in early July by a commercial breeder. The dogs were bred to be livestock guardians and lived their entire lives to that point in a pen, receiving only food and water daily. They had no names, were never on a leash, never in a house, were fearful of human touch and posed a definite flight risk should they ever get loose.

They were rescued by Paws N' Claws, a southeast Iowa rescue, who moved them, provided temporary housing and turned to Pyr rescue to get the dogs out of Iowa to places where they could be rehabilitated and rehomed. NGPR was one of several Pyr rescues who responded to the call to rescue them in late July.

Ivy had pneumonia, Wendy had a urinary track infection and Olive had a campylobacter infection. Olive was the most socialized of the four and she was spayed as soon as she was better. The other girls will need fosters so if you are interested in helping one of these girls down the road, please let Steve know.

Like other rescues this time of year, we are maxed out. We are dealing with many Pyrs abandoned to kill shelters in the South who will die without rescue. Requests from owners who can no longer keep their dogs are pouring in, too. We desperately need more foster homes to take the ever-increasing number of Pyrs needing rescue.  Please consider fostering to save a life.

If you are going to be in Ohio, come on by to visit the dogs. The adoption fee for dogs picked up at the kennel is $300. Approved adopters can meet the dogs, save the $175 transport fee or put it towards a hotel and gas. If you can't drive, transport is available. All the dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and tested for heartworm.

Fill out the adoption application at www.nationalpyr.org/adoption-form or email us and let us know who you are interested in! Everyone at the kennel is very friendly and helpful. Volunteers do the dog walking, feeding, watering, leash training and help with socializing the dogs. Our volunteers will make your day visiting the kennel worth the trip.

You can visit www.nationalpyr.org/adoptable-dogs to see the pooch profiles for all our dogs.  Here are some of the dogs currently at the Springfield kennel looking for their furever homes.


Sophie is a loving, energetic two-year-old who loves to play. Vist her pooch profile to learn more about this beautiful girl.








Shane is playful two-year-old who loves people and gets along with cats. Check out his pooch profile to find out more about him.





Devon is an affectionate and handsome boy who knows how to sit and wait for his treats. His pooch profile is a good start to telling you all about him.





This handsome boy is Charlie. He is only 2 years old and could use a foster or furever home.  Visit his pooch profile to learn all about him.






 Visit www.nationalpyr.org/adoptable-dogs to see the pooch profiles for all our dogs and look for dogs with a Springfield, Ohio location.

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