Pyrs are wanderers, a sturdy 6' fence is required so that they cannot dig under or go over.

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

Pyrs are territorial, they do not always get along with same gender dogs.

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

Pyrs leave white hair everywhere year round.

Pyrs should be obedience trained to fully enjoy them. They are very intelligent and easily bored. No training sessions over 15 minutes of active commands.

Pyrs are a large working breed who do no thrive in apartments or condos, they can become bored and destructive without sufficient outdoor exercise in a secure fenced area.


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Please remember to put your pets in your will/living trust.  None of us know when our time will come.  What if the unexpected happens and your pet is left alone and no one you know wants the responsibility of your pet?  What will happen is that your beloved one will be taken to the pound.



Pins to hold the plate

Before surgery


03/18/19 - Rita's Repair! Looks good! Thank you all for making this possible!


​03/15/19 - UPDATE: Fabulous news! Ria had her surgery yesterday and it went very well-she is bright and alert today! A plate was put in with screws and she is doing even better than expected. Possibility the plate will need to come out in a few mos as she grows. We are so happy to have this over! Thank you all again for your support!

03/11/19 - UPDATE:  Well here it s Mon and though the diarrhea has slowed it has not stopped. The Vets are not concerned saying it is likely colitis or stress--I am concerned since the leg needs to be repaired ASAP. I do understand she has to be in tip top shape to have a good outcome so we wait and hope the meds do their job. Thank you for all the well wishes for Rita.

03/08/19 - UPDATE: Rita had explosive diarrhea last night and this morning at the vet so a Parvo and fecal test were done -both were negative but her surgery has to be postponed until her stool is firm. We are looking at the first part of next week for her to be cleared for surgery. 
GPASC and Rita are grateful for your support and we will update as soon as we have something to report...

03/06/19 - Little Rita was left in the night drop at the Riverside Shelter! Just 10 mos old she has a fractured Tibia requiring major surgery with both a pin and a plate. Surgery is $2,400 which has to be paid before surgery which is scheduled for Fri March 8th. Surgery will not happen without the funds being at Advanced Pet Care in San Bernardino by Thurs eve the 7th. Advanced Pet Care 909 888 9188.  We gladly accept PayPal. Click on the Donate button on the left!!

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