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Our Featured Lee, MA Partner:

Northeast Pyrenees Rescue (NEPR)

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.

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Our geographic area includes all of the Northeast of the United States: New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine. We have also assisted families with Great Pyrenees in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Southeastern Canada.

About Our Rescue Group:

NorthEast Pyr Rescue (NEPR) is a non-profit corporation and an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing compassionate, coordinated and comprehensive rescue services for Great Pyrenees dogs in our region, the North East portion of the United States.
We have Three Primary Goals:
1.) Rescue and Re-homing –We provide rescue care for Great Pyrenees dogs that are lost, abandoned, neglected or surrendered and place them in loving permanent homes. In many instances the dogs have lived with attentive and loving families but due to difficult circumstances, such as divorce or owner death, the Pyr needs to find a new home. In some cases dogs have been neglected or abandoned and have special care needs.

2.) Education – We teach people about the Great Pyrenees breed characteristics and convey information regarding proper dog selection and the importance of spaying and neutering. Members set up educational booths at county fairs, public events, Pet-Co, live stock events, and dog shows to disseminate information and answer questions. We distribute about 500 educational fliers and pamphlets each year a s well as speak to approximately 1,000 people.

3.) Consultation and Assistance – We work with owners who are experiencing behavioral problems with their Pyrs, connecting them with experienced breeders and owners who understand and help resolve their issues of concern. In most instances, with dedicated owners, we can provide easy solutions so the Pyr can remain in their home forever.

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Come Meet our Pets:

All of our available dogs are located in foster homes with our volunteers. These foster homes are spread across the Northeast. We will arrange for you to go meet any available dogs in their foster home.

Our Adoption Process:
NEPR interviews each applicant and also conducts a home visit to ensure this is the right breed for them. The Great Pyrenees is not a breed for everyone. Education about the breed is key for prospective owners to avoid mistakes in placement. If the placement isn't working, Northeast Pyr Rescue will take the dog back immediately under any circumstances. Adopting a dog locally has several advantages. A volunteer goes to the home of the prospective owners and makes suggestions for the dog's care. Prospective owners can also meet and "interview" dogs at conveniently located facilities or foster homes. Our canine behavioralists specialize in working with Pyrs and are always available for questions or support. We ask for a donation of $25 at the time of the home visit, and then a donation of $350 when a Great Pyrenees is adopted from our rescue.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.