The dogs pictured on this site are available for adoption through Great Pyrenees Rescue of Northern California. To be eligible to adopt one of these rescue dogs you must:
Live in Northern California (north of the Tulare-Kings-Monterey County lines), southern Oregon or western Nevada (view our service area map)
Note: we do NOT service Southern California
Have fencing secure enough to confine a Great Pyrenees.
Note: buried or "invisble" fencing alone is not considerd "secure fencing". Conventional electric fencing must be part of a wire or board fencing system as well.
- Be willing to continue heartworm preventative already started.
- Fill out the adoption application.
- Have a telephone interview with a Director of the Great Pyrenees Rescue of Northern California after your application has been reviewed.
- Travel to the foster home where the dog in which you are interested is being housed to meet with the dog and its foster family.
Pay an adoption fee when you actually pick up the dog:
- $500 for pups under 6 months of age;
- $400 for pups 6-months but under 12-months of age;
- $350 for dogs over 12-months of age;
- $450 for those dogs evaluated to be suitable as Family Farm Dogs;
- special arrangements may be made for senior dogs or those with special needs.
When your application is filled out and returned, a telephone interview will be arranged. During this interview, additional information may be requested about your living situation and desire for a dog, and you may ask questions about any of the dogs you see on these pages, or about Great Pyenees dogs in general. All Great Pyrenees placed have been given full health examinations by one of our vets, have been neutered/spayed, heartworm tested and brought up-to-date on shots. Final decision for matching dog and prospective owner rests with the Great Pyrenees Rescue of Northern California. Our mission is to find a permanent home for every dog in our care - not to simply place a dog with every person who requests one.
There may be dogs in the care of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Northern California who are not pictured here; the dogs pictured may be placed before your application is received. And as with people, not all dogs photograph well. Some of these dogs come to us ungroomed, under- or over-weight, and they don't resemble the pictures of show dogs, or even well-loved pets, on other sites. Be assured that we do everything within our power to place our dogs in the best possible home, where their well-being is given primary importance.
IMMEDIATE NEED: Foster homes!!
Contact us for more information!
How would you like to help make a difference in this world, even if only in a “small” way? One of the easiest ways to do that is to volunteer with Great Pyrenees Rescue of Northern California. Doing some small things can help make a big difference in the life of a homeless Pyrenees and give you the satisfaction of having made that “difference” happen. The best part? You can donate as much or as little time as you want, every bit counts.
Maybe you are exploring this breed as a new addition to your life but don’t know much about them. Volunteering is a great way to learn about Great Pyrenees, get your hands on them and see what having one as a companion or working family farm partner is all about. One the best ways is to foster one!
Love big dogs and can’t have one due to life situations right now? Volunteer with Great Pyrenees Rescue of Northern California and get all the Pyr love you can handle for free and get the satisfaction of spreading the love around.
We need people to help in many ways such as:
- visiting shelters to ID possible Pyrs
- grooming rescues
- taking foster dogs for a walk
- socializing new fosters
- transporting dogs to and from the vet or from shelters
- doing data entry
- grant writing
- fund raising
- public relations
- and most critically at this point, fostering homeless Great Pyrenees.
Every little bit helps, volunteer now to make a difference in the life of a homeless Great Pyrenees!