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My name is Nimbus!

Facts about me

Great Pyrenees
White - with Gray or Silver
6 years 7 months old, Adult
(When grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
(Current) 120 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

Nimbus is a handsome 6 year old male with special needs in regard to his personality. We are looking for some very specific things in an adoptive home due to his shy and skittish behavior. Nimbus has a flight history (6 months on the run before being trapped) before coming to our program and although he has improved a lot socially over time, he still panics at change in the routine and social circle he has come to know. He loves hugs and attention and belly rubs from those he trusts. We would like to find an adopter close enough who can visit him multiple times to build some trust before adoption. A few specifics about Nimbus:
-He should do well with a well socialized, dog friendly, large breed female canine companion.
-He walks on leash unless startled (is easily startled), and although every time is very frightening for him, has learned to ride pretty well and handles well at the vet and groomer.
-Once aquainted he loves hugs and attention.
-He will require house training and work on marking behavior.
-Adult only home with a rescue baggage experienced adopter willing to work with him to become the best he can be. He will always be a shy skittish dog.
-Securely fenced yard no less than 5 feet in height for safe yard time.
-A more rural home with a larger fenced yard as he needs some space and a busy neighborhood would be overwhelming for Nimbus.

If you think you could be the the special adopter Nimbus needs please contact us by email for more information.

Adoption info and an application can be found at

Great Pyrenees Rescue of Central Illinois

Contact info
Pet ID
Cindy Barch
15523 Old Colonial Rd, Bloomington, IL 61705

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

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. 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.

Go meet their pets

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

More about this rescue

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 correcting or controlling some problem behaviors common to the breed.