What's New at the Kennel - Fall Event

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

Fall for a Pyr. Join NGPR and Lucky Mutz for a Wonderful Day of Dogs, Fun, & Food!
3945 E National Road, Springfield, OH Saturday, September 28 10 am to 2 pm. For more information email Sharon.

  • Meet Wonderful Dogs Available for Adoption!
  • Training Tips and Tricks!
  • Raffles with Great Prizes!
  • Vendors, Educational Booths, and More!
  • Bring a pair (or more) of gently used shoes to donate to our shoe fundraiser!

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Our dogs and the volunteers at our Springfield, Ohio kennel are live on Facebook every Saturday at 1pm. You'll hear the latest rescue news about who's new at the kennel, meet old friends and see featured foster dogs from all over. Things are always changing at the kennel. New tenants come in and lucky tenants move out to fosters and adopters. Our "apartments" are never empty for long. Happily many of our volunteers stay the same!

If you are in the area, what better way to choose your new friend than to go meet the dogs in person? Most of our dogs are in foster homes throughout many states but ten are housed in a kennel facility on the propery of Lucky Mutz, in Springfield, OH.  It's half a day's drive from Detroit and Chicago, 6-7 hours from the Washington D.C. metro area and a little further from metro New York, but it's all doable in a day's drive.

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.  More dogs come into the kennel all the time so look for dogs with a Springfield, Ohio location. Steve is our kennel manager and shown left with Salem, one of our newest intakes.

Here are a few of the dogs currently at the Springfield kennel looking for their furever homes.


Dixie is three years old and new at the kennel. She's small but mighty.  Her weight is less than 80 pounds so  you might call her pint-sized, but Dixie is as sweet as they come and her personality is big.   Visit Dixie's pooch profile to learn more about her.







Chessa was saved on the morning she was scheduled to be euthanized. She came to us as a feral dog, and she has made slow but steady progress with trusting us humans. She is the kennel mama, always greeting new dogs and keeping everyone in line. She has so much pyrsonality! Write her name in on the adoption application if you'd like to know more about her. Here's a video of Chessa and our kennel cat Mikey.






Baloo is a new arrival  at the kennel. He's a handsome dude with AKC papers whose long fluffy coat makes the neighborhood dogs jealous.  Visit Baloo's pooch profile to learn more about him.






Ava is also a one year old Pyr, on the smaller side at about 65 lbs. She came from the same commercial breeder as Wendy and Ivy. She absolutely loves to spend time in the  yard and loves to play with other dogs. She doesn’t have a pooch profile, but to learn more about her, you can write in her name on the adoption application. Here's a video of Sasha, Ava and Wendy.






Gracie is a super nice three-year-old who is in need of a home and a great family of her own. She's a real sweetie who really loves her people.  Visit Gracie's pooch profile to learn more about her.








Sophie is an affectionate and sweet girl of two who knows how to sit and wait for treats. Her pooch profile is a good start to learning more about her.








Salem arrived at the kennel a few weeks ago badly matted.  She was shaved and we are happy to say that her beautiful coat is growing back and should be in place in time for winter. Sweet Salem is four year old.  Salem doesn't have a pooch profile yet but you can write her name  in on our adoption application.






This pretty girl with the expressive eyes is Sasha, a Pyr Anatolian mix. She is only four years old and would like a foster or furever home of her own.  Visit her pooch profile to learn all about her or view this video of Sasha & her stick.







Wendy is a one-year-old Pyr who is on the smaller side, about 70 lbs. She came from a hoarding situation in Iowa.  She doesn't have a pooch profile yet but if you can't resist her beautiful liquid eyes,  you can write in her name on the adoption application form.







Ivy is also a one-year-old Pyr and came from the same commercial breeder in Iowa as Wendy did.  She doesn't have a pooch profile yet but if she appeals to you, you can write in her name on the adoption application form.




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