Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
We are a small group of volunteers with jobs and families. We open our homes and our hearts to Great Pyrenees in need of re-homing for a variety of reasons.
Our foster dogs receive medical care if needed and are fed a good quality food. All of this is expensive. We work on donations only. Adoption fees help to cover the cost of these things. Donations are always appreciated!
We generally keep our foster dogs at least 30 days prior to placement in a new home. This allows time for the dog to settle in and for us to understand their individual personalities. Dogs needing further evaluation or dogs with behavioral problems are kept longer to work out the problems.
We have placed over 150 Great Pyrenees since we formed East Penn Pyr Rescue, Inc in 2006. Over 98% of those dogs are still in their original adoptive homes.
Please understand, our first concern is the happiness of the dogs. To that end we reserve the right to refuse to adopt a dog to a situation which we may feel will not be in the best interest of the dog. If the dog is happy, generally the new owners are happy as well!
Since most of our dogs are kept in foster homes, we rely on our foster volunteers to accurately supply us with information on the dog's temperament and personality. Although we do as much temperament testing as we possibly can with the dogs, we cannot test for every eventuality. We can only relay to potential adopters what we have observed with a given dog in the situations that dog has been exposed to during foster care. Many of the dogs turned in to Rescue have had little or no training. We work with these dogs and train as much as time allows.
Any adopted dog that cannot stay in it's new home for any reason is welcomed back. In fact we insist on the dog being returned to us if it cannot stay in it's new home. This is in our contract.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.