My name is APRIL!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 3 months ago

Adoption process

Submit Application




Approve Application


Sign Adoption Contract


Take the Pet Home

Adoption fee: $450

This helps Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Rescue with pet care costs.

My basic info

Great Pyrenees
White - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
4 years 3 months old, Young
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
102 lbs (current)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

April has been patiently waiting for her turn to find a loving family for two long years. She's watched as other dogs have come and gone, wondering when it will be her turn to be loved again. April's story began with difficulty, believed to be a rural working dog who ended up in a kill shelter, terrified and not coping well with the chaos, she was scheduled to be put to sleep. She was rescued just in time.

During transport to the rescue, April managed to escape and spent three days running over miles of farmland in California's central valley. When she was finally captured and brought to safety, she was in a terrible state. April had massive infections, open sores, dehydration, and was very hungry. Her coat was a mess of mud, debris, burrs, and other substances. Despite her rough start, April has settled into the rescue and is a great girl.

April would do best as an only dog in the home. She is loving and a great watch dog, sounding the coyote alarm and keeping a close eye on her surroundings. One of the most adorable things about April are her cute little pixie ears. While she's happy at the rescue, and eagerly throws herself down on her bed for belly rubs, she longs to find a family who will appreciate her demeanor and style.

If you're looking for a loyal companion who will adore you and keep you safe, April is the dog for you. She's ready to bring love and joy into your home. Could you be the one to give her the fresh start she's been dreaming of? Contact us today to meet April and make her dreams come true.
Considering APRIL for adoption?

Note: Great Pyrenees are considered a Giant Breed. Average weight can be 100lbs. or more. They bark, shed and have a wanderlust, so secure fences are a must have. They are NOT off leash dogs and a Pyr off leash is called a "dis'a'Pyr". Some Pyrs do well with other dogs and some don't because by the virtue of their breed traits they were bred to keep out intruders and can consider some dogs as intruders. While they make wonderful pets and family dogs, they aren't for everyone so be sure to understand and learn about the breed traits of this breed or any breed you might be considering.
Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Rescue

Contact info

Pet ID
8700 Golden Spur Drive, Granite Bay, CA 95746

Their adoption process


Submit Application




Approve Application


Sign Adoption Contract


Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

Applicants have to fill out an application. Go to The application consists of 4 pages and 60 questions relating fenced yards, whether they have had this breed before or large dogs. Three references are required, one from their veterinarian, one from someone they've gotten a dog from before (if applicable) and a personal reference. If the application looks good, then we proceed to the references. If the references are good then we schedule a home study to make sure the dogs will thrive in that environment. Finally we engage the applicants into a contract that spell out their responsibility to the dog and us and our responsibility to them and the dog they are adopting. We then assign a mentor to help them through the transition period and a 1 yr membership to the club. Whether they maintain the membership in force or not we are still a resource to them for the life of the dog. And should life happen, we always take our dogs back.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

Our pets can be viewed by click the link: or by visiting our web site www.spgpc. Dogs are housed at our private facility and appointments to view the animals are easily made by calling (916) 791-7580. We are located in Granite Bay, CA which is 23 miles East of Sacramento.
We often frequent adoption events, so dogs can be viewed at those sites when they occur.

More about this rescue

We belong to a breed club and take in Great Pyrenees and Great Pyrenees mix dogs. Once a dog is taken into our program, it is restored to health, brought current on all vaccines, micro chipped, had microscopic fecal exams and treated for parasites and worms and had a heart worm test. If positive they are treated before making adoptable and if negative, they are put on a heart worm monthly preventative as well as a preventative for fleas and ticks. All dogs are groomed prior to adoption and are in good health.

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