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What Does It Mean to Surrender a Great Pyrenees?

by Adopt a Pet, | January 8, 2024


When you surrender your Great Pyrenees, it means that you’re giving up your legal rights to your dog. Keep in mind that surrendering is different from rehoming your dog. It’s important to understand the distinction, so you can then choose the option that’s best for your dog.

Where Do You Surrender a Great Pyrenees?

When you surrender your dog, you’ll bring him to either a rescue or a shelter in your area. In some cases, you might have a shelter that specializes in Great Pyrenees or other large breed dogs. Rescue facilities can be a good option, but keep in mind that they tend to fill up quickly because they keep pets in their care as long as necessary. This means that they might not have room for your dog when you call.

Shelters, on the other hand, typically make room for dogs. However, this means that they can only keep dogs for a certain period. If they aren’t adopted in that time, they may be transferred or euthanized. They don’t want to euthanize, of course, but they don’t have any other option. There are often a large number of dogs being dropped at these locations, so they need to make more room.

Contacting the Facilities

You can’t just drop your dog off at a rescue or shelter. Instead, you need to be sure that you get in touch with them to set up an appointment and learn the cost of the surrender fee. They’ll want to know more about your dog when you call including the temperament, health problems, etc. They might also ask about the reason you’re giving up your dog. They may have some resources that can help, such as information on low-cost vet services or dog walkers if you don’t always have time to walk your dog.

They want you to be able to keep your dog if it’s possible. Of course, we know that’s not always the case. Fortunately, there are some other options you can consider if you don’t want to bring him to a shelter.

Rehoming Options for Your Great Pyrenees

When you’re looking for ways to give up your dog, one of the first things you’ll want to consider will be people that you already know. You might have a relative that’s been talking about getting a dog of their own. If they already know and love your Great Pyrenees, they might be willing to adopt.

If you don’t know someone who can adopt, don’t worry. You can always use peer-to-peer pet adoption sites to find people who want to adopt your dog. Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com is a fantastic and easy-to-use option. You can create a profile for your dog, add a bio, photos, and more. Having a complete bio for your dog will help to ensure that he finds the right home.

Once people have submitted adoption applications, you can go through them and look for the person or family that you feel will be the best fit for your Great Pyrenees. 

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