Thank you for your interest in the Greenville Great Pyrenees Rescue Shelter. We are a small all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization devoted to placing orphaned and displaced Great Pyrenees in suitable, loving homes.
Foster Homes Needed Now! Please SAVE A LIFE! Dog
Food and all Veterinary fees will be paid for. Foster
a homeless animal! In order to help save animal lives,
we are always seeking foster homes and additional volunteers.
Please help us save these dogs, so many are waiting
in terrible circumstances, because we are over loaded.
Please E-mail Michael at: email@example.com
If you would like to help out by making a donation, please click on the donate link below - and thank you!
Every dog adopted is current on all vaccinations and has been spayed or neutered. It is strongly recommended that the dog be micro-chipped. Dogs in states where Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Lyme Disease and Valley Fever are a problem should be tested.
Please let me tell you a little bit about our adoption process. Potential adopters are welcome to complete the Adoption Application, or contact a local rescue representative.
After a family/individual has submitted an Application to Great Pyrenees Rescue and a preliminary screening process has occurred, arrangements will be made for a Rescue volunteer to visit the potential adoptive home to ensure that the dog is going to a permanent, loving home where all members of the family want a dog of this particular breed, and are willing to provide a suitable environment.
When you take ownership of your rescue dog, you will be required to sign an Adoption Contract detailing the level of care that is required for all Great Pyrenees Rescue Dogs.
The Adoption Contract includes the requirement that if, for any reason, you are ever unable to keep the Rescue dog you are adopting, the Rescue dog must be returned to the care of the local rescue group that you adopted from. (Thus, if an adoption does not work out, the dog must be returned, as our adoption contract states.)
The Adoption Contract also recommends adopters to enroll in (group) obedience instruction, at a training facility of their choice, after adoption. All responsible dog people, regardless of what breed they 'fancy,' will tell you that basic obedience training is crucial for developing a happy relationship with your pet, and it is especially important for a livestock guardian dog.
We provide follow-up counseling to make sure the dog settles into the pack (family) well and remain friends with our adopters for years to come...
A fenced area is required, though exceptions may be made if a rescue organization chooses to do so. Young children cannot effectively manage an adult Great Pyrenees on lead.
A dog friendly home includes a fenced yard. Fences make good neighbors and keep dogs safe. Homes with another canine must have either a fenced yard or an appropriate style/size kennel.
We do not recommend dog containment systems such as invisible fences, on our rescue dogs, "Because electronic 'Invisible' fencing does not reliably contain this type of dog (nor does it prevent what a Guardian Breed could view as 'intruders'), we cannot place a Rescue Dog in that home situation."
You will then be expected to travel to the dog's foster-home to meet it prior to adoption unless the applicant cannot physically travel to where the rescue dog is located to meet/adopt a rescue dog. Applicant must pay shipping costs and shipping is at the discretion of the Rescue Group.
Please understand we are all volunteers, also with the responsibilities of a family, home, career, and foster dogs. We do not operate a shelter facility - we rescue in the privacy of our homes and in licensed boarding facilities.
We do not keep the adoptable dogs at any one location. Most are staying with our generous Foster Families and the rest are at various Veterinary Boarding Facilities. Sorry but we do not have all the dogs at any one location and there are none in Piedmont. They are in Greenville, Clemson, Seneca and Mauldin, SC.
Max & William
Holly & William
You may also wish to purchase the following books:
"The Complete Great Pyrenees" book by Paul Strang and James Giffin.
Great Pyrenees: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual, by Joan Hustace Walker
A New Owner's Guide to Great Pyrenees, by Kim Lasley
Secondhand Dog, by Carole Benjamins