Welcome to our Website!

The picture you see in the center of this page is normally of a Great Pyrenees at our Rescue waiting for a forever home.  This month is dedicated to our 2014 Pyr-In and Luke Robinson's walk to gain awareness of canine cancer. To see our adoptable dogs please click on the “AVAILABLE” tab above and you will be taken to another site where you will see all of our adoptable Great Pyrenees. 

If you think you would like to adopt a Pyr please read the characteristics of our breed on this site by clicking the “BREED INFO” tab above.  Once you have decided a Pyr is for you, please click on the “APPLICATION”, fill it out, and send it in.  Upon receipt of your application we will call you to discuss your interest in our breed and arrange for you to visit us.

Want to view some successful adoptions?  Click on “GOING HOME”.  This is what we are all about, one successful adoption at a time! 

If you want to know more about our Rescue, please visit the “ABOUT US” and “NEWS/LINKS/EVENTS ” and finally if you would like to support us in our efforts to save lives and provide forever homes to countless Great Pyrenees please visit our “HOW TO HELP” page.  We are supported only through donations from dog lovers like you.  We have partnered with such organizations as Amazon Smiles and Benefit Wines to name a few, so that your purchase of their products will be a win/win for both you as a consumer, and Great Pyrenees Rescue. 

We are very proud of our new page called "SUCCESS" which is dedicated to our very generous donors who have supported our efforts to help Pyrs who came to us in need of medical care far beyond the normal spaying and neutering. Their "success" stories appear on this page. 

Of course donations in any amount provide our greatest support and are deeply appreciated.  Click the Donate button and your donations can be handled securely through PayPal.

We hope you enjoy our web site. Please return to it again and again as new Pyrs are posted for adoption.

Is this Breed for You? 


Pyrs are wanderers--require sturdy 6' fencing that they cannot dig under or go over to contain them. 

Pyrs are not an off-leash breed--must be on a leash when out of their secure yard. 

Pyrs are territorial--do not always get along with same sex dogs. 

Pyrs are nocturnal and guard by barking--must be brought inside at night so as not to irritate neighbors. 

Pyrs leave white hair everywhere year round--car, couch, refrig, flooring, your clothes. 

Pyrs should be obedience trained to fully enjoy them.  They are super intelligent and easily bored--no training session over 15 minutes of active commands.

Pyrs are a large working breed who do not thrive in apartments or condos, they can become bored and destructive without sufficient outdoor exercise in a securely fenced area.



Contact for Shelters

& Pyrs in Need



Tel: 909-887-8201

Our territory for shelters or Pyrs in need is from the Mexican Border to Fresno, the coast up to and including San Luis Obispo, and all of Southern Nevada



909-887-8201   GPASCRESCUE@AOL.COM



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My leg when the ligature was removed



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Strike a blow against Canine Cancer at our 2014 Pyr-In

Meet Luke Robinson & his Pyrs - Hudson & Indiana

Hello, my name is Bella!

Visit Us On FACEBOOK for more pictures and updates of our Wonderful Pyrs





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Update on Bella:

Hey Everyone,

​Here is my latest update:

I am in a temporary foster home with two big Great Pyrenees who live here all the time.  My foster Mom has taken me to several Vets who have given us different opinions about my leg.  Some said the only thing to do is amputate! Oh Dear!  Others said they would not be so quick to amputate.  I like them the best.  The folks at Rescue do not want to amputate.  They want to give me a chance to keep my leg.  So in the last week I have started using my leg, ever so cautiously, when I walk at a normal pace.  I wear a sock and a leg support.  When I run in the back yard with the other Pyrs I still hop on three legs, but I think soon I will begin to use my leg even when I run.  I saw our Rescue shelter Vet last Tuesday and he recommended massage and short walks up and down the driveway among other things.   I really like him!  I tried to walk my best for him.  I think he was impressed.

If you can help Rescue pay for my Vet bills I will be ever so grateful.  I may never have a perfect leg, but I will do the best I can with what I've got and I will be a happy girl.  My Vet bills so far are not too high considering my condition, only about $600, so if you can help with them, please click the "Donate" button above my story and make a donation for my care through PayPal.  Please note your donation is for me, Bella.  Thank you so very much!

Wags & Kisses,


This is my story... 

I am a young Pyr who was picked up by Animal Control in terrible condition.  When they found me I couldn't walk.  Someone had tied a ligature around my left hind leg so tight it was cutting off the circulation. No one knows how long the ligature had been there, but it was evident it had been there for quite some time because my leg was so swollen and purple.  And it was so very painful.  I was so relieved when the nice folks at Animal Control removed the ligature but it still hurt and I still wasn't able use my leg.  They were sure I would lose it.   They knew I was probably not adoptable in that state but fortunately for me, Rescue wanted to give me a second chance and I was brought to Great Pyr Rescue.

 For those of you who are not familiar with the story of Luke and his Pyrs, Hudson & Indiana, they are walking from Vancouver to San Diego to bring awareness to canine cancer and raise money for cancer research.  This dreaded disease cost Luke his faithful Pyrs, Malcolm, and then Murphy, and encouraged him to walk to bring awareness and gain support to conquer this disease.   

​This is not Luke's first walk.  You may have seen him on Animal Planet walking from Austin to Boston in 2008.  Along the way he met up with many other dog lovers who share his concerns about cancer, made donations to his foundation, and walked with him.  His foundation, "Puppy Up" formerly "2 Million Dogs", is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to cancer research in canines and its relationship to cancer in humans.

We are very honored to have these three pioneers at our Pyr-In this year, and we hope you and your Pyrs and pets will join us with open hearts and generous donations to Luke's foundation.  You can go on-line to read more about their journey and to make a donation.  And you can follow their walk on Facebook and Twitter.  

Our Pyr-In will be held in Brookside Park, Pasadena during the latter part of October 2014. Please save the last 2 Sundays. We will announce the final date soon.