Great Pyrenees / Akbash
A 11603 Bradshaw Road, Peyton, CO 80831 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.
1 - 8 of 8 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter
All of Colorado and surrounding states
A Sanctuary for Pyrenees while awaiting Adoption
Who are these folks, and why are they helping these beautiful dogs?
This is the puppy that started us on our journey to help these great dogs - Nichole
John and Linda Kryder started by adopting their first Pyr puppy, & Nichole, in 1992. In learning to live with a little Pyr, they got involved with the Great Pyrenees Club of America, participated in the activities of a regional group and eventually became involved in the group's rescue program. One thing led to another and in 1994 they separated from the club and formed PYRescue. They incorporated and became a nonprofit 501(c)3 in 2011. On an average, they rescued two Pyrs a week, placing over 2500 Pyrenees in new homes over the years.
In June of 2015, they finally decided to retire and turned the reins over to new owners and operators Judith Dole and Dr. Michael Heffron, who bought a large property just a few miles northeast of the Kryders in 2014. Michael and Judy built a new facility designed specifically for the needs of these big, beautiful dogs, which can be seen on our Facilities page The Pyrs who are awaiting placement now have a 4 acre fenced pasture to run and play in, 150 square foot indoor/outdoor heated and cooled kennels with large comfy beds and blankets.
Tax-deductible donations pay for food, utilities, transportation expenses, and vet bills.
Please consider sponsoring a Pyr that we are currently sheltering, or if you would like to make a donation to help these wonderful animals, contact us or use the credit card or Paypal link on our homepage.
The mission of PYRescue is to provide for the continuing care and support of all Great Pyrenees in need of assistance through no fault of their own. PYRescue shall continue to provide all necessary care; medical (including spay/neuter without exception), physical and emotional, as required to ensure the placement of every homeless and unwanted Pyrenees that comes to PYRescue in a permanent, happy, and loving home environment suitable to the needs of each Pyrenees. PYRrescue's efforts shall extend throughout Colorado and the surrounding States as needed.
Judy Dole and her husband Michael Heffron have built new horse barns that are configured and donated for use (during their lifetimes) as kennels for the Great Pyrenees Rescue and Sanctuary. Each of the two barns are house eight 5' x 10' temperature-controlled indoor kennels, with "big dog" doors leading to 10' x 10' covered outdoor play areas (half cement pad, half river rock, with "big dog" igloo habitats for each dog). There is also be a fenced 5-acre outdoor dog run where groups of up to four dogs at a time are be allowed to play for several hours each day. Under the watchful eyes of current caretakers John and Linda Kryder, Judy and Michael will become the next generation of caretakers for the rescue.