My name is Nickie!

Great Pyrenees Dog for adoption in Bloomington, Illinois - Nickie
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Great Pyrenees Rescue of Central Illinois

Facts about Nickie

  • Breed: Great Pyrenees
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Miss Nickie is a petite, energetic girl, who now weighs 75 pounds right now and is approx 1.5-2 years old. Nickie has been with a few months now coming a long way from the scared, frantic little girl who arrived and we feel she is ready for a forever home now. We have learned more about her history and how she ended up being surrendered to an animal control. She is house trained and can be crated if needed, having always lived inside and has learned to walk nicely on leash which is a skill she was lacking upon arrival. Nickie has no experience or history with young children so a home without young children will be required per our policies. She loves to play with other dogs but is a rough and tumble girl and will need a playmate her size or bigger who does not tire easily, if placed with another dog. She has never shared a house with another dog so that will be a learning experience for her also. Kitties and horses are not a good fit for her. Although she hasn't been aggressive to the kitties here, whatever her mix, it has given her a strong chase instinct and we thank the squirrels in the yard for helping exercise her. Nickie has learned to sit for pets but still gets a little overexcited when meeting new people and sometimes jumps up. He adopter will need to continue training in regard to house and general manners. She can be a stinker about coming in from the yard sometimes but we can't blame her since she is in a kennel situation here. We believe she will do better about that when she can go into a house where her family is. Nickie is a very smart girl with so much potential and with continued training and maturity she will be a wonderful family addition.

Please visit our web site at for adoption information. Our adoption application can be completed on line or downloaded. A securely fenced yard is required for adoption of our rescues with very few exceptions.

Great Pyrenees Rescue of Central Illinois is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit and is licensed by the State of Illinois. Donations are always greatly appreciated and are used for the vet care, food and housing of the dogs in our rescue/sanctuary. Donations can be made at our website at via Paypal or mailed to: GPRCI, 15523 Old Colonial Rd Bloomington, IL 61705. Formal receipts for tax purposes are issued. Thank you for your support of rescue.

About Great Pyrenees Rescue of Central Illinois

About Our Rescue Group...

Great Pyrenees Rescue of Central Illinois is a small 501(c)(3), not-for-profit rescue, licensed by the state of Illinois and based in Bloomington, Illinois. The mission of this organizations is:
(1)to place stray and homeless Great Pyrenees into loving, responsible, lifetime homes.
(2)to promote responsible Great Pyrenees ownership by educating current and potential Great Pyrenees owners in the selection, care and training of the Great Pyrenees.
(3)to help prevent additional homeless Great Pyrenees by providing current owners with advice and information on eliminating and/or controlling problem behaviors.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Donation information at

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoptable Great Pyrenees are shown by appointment, usually after a completed application is received and an initial phone interview is conducted.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes completing an adoption application, allowing a home/site visit, and if approved for adoption, signing a legally binding adoption contract at the actual time of adoption. Our adoption application can be found on our website at and can be completed on line or downloaded for printing.

The application will ask for a personal reference and the name and phone number of your current and/or past veterinarian. Vet records must verify that pets receive/have received good care, both in the case of illness/ injury and preventative care (vaccinations, etc). Current pets must be up to date on preventative vet care and spayed or neutered (unless there are extenuating circumstances). We will contact you by phone upon receipt of your application but feel free to call or email with any specific questions.

A securely fenced property is required in most cases. Great Pyrenees must be in secure fencing or on leash at all times, for their own safety, as they cannot be reliably trained to a property boundary.

We request of adopters a minimum donation to GPRCI of $200 at the time of adoption to help with some of the vet care expense.