We do not "ship" dogs anywhere. You must be willing to go meet the dog before you adopt it. We do not adopt to areas other than the states that we cover.  We will not adopt dogs to the south or west. We have no way to get them back if it does not work out.  Also, those area have plenty of dogs who need homes.

Click on the "Adopt & Surrender" Tab at the top of the page.  Applications are on the fourth line down.

Answer ALL questions . Put no or N/A if not applicable on the Application or it will NOT send it.  You should get anemail response that it was recieved within 3 days.  If no response then it did not go through so please email us at nepyresq@gmail.com. 

Then a volunteer in your area will contact you to come meet you and do a home visit. Often they will bring one of their own dogs so you can meet a Pyr.

Your method of containing a Pyr must be in in place for the home visit.  A fenced area for the dog is prefered.  

After the home visit the adoption coordinator will contact you with the contact information for the foster home(s) of the available (at that time) dog(s) you are interested in. We do not promise a certain dog ahead of time.

You will then go meet the dog)s) at the foster home.  If it is a match you will fill out an adoption contract and can take the dog home. 

If you brought your dog with you make sure you can separate them in the vehicle for the ride home.  Dogs need time to get to know each other. 

When you get home with a new dog take them, with your other dog(s), for a walk so they can meet on neutral ground.  Let them get to know each other before going into the home.

There is a $400 fee payable by check (or money order)  at the time of the adoption. ($450  for dogs under 1 year).

 We will always take our dogs back if it does not work out. Our contract does not allow you to rehome the dog yourself. They are microchipped to us first and the adopter is listed secondary.

As we are an all volunteer organization this process could take a couple of weeks. The dogs we have in rescue are either house dogs or Livestock Guardian Dog runaways (failures).
Do not be mislead by a picture.  You need to meet the dog to see if you like EACH OTHER. 

Because NEPR evaluates our pyrs very thoroughly for both health and temperament before releasing them for adoption, our adoption process generally takes somewhat longer than some of the other rescues.

If you have applied to multiple rescues, please be aware that many rescues transport truckloads of pyrs and pyr mixes into the Northeast from the South, without any evaluation for medical condition, or temperament.

  If you choose to adopt from one of these rescues, the process will probably be quite quick, however you may very well be adopting a medically and/or psychologically damaged pyr. With a guardian breed like the Great Pyrenees, this can be dangerous.

For as many good rescues doing it the right way there is an equal number of rescues doing it the wrong way.  Choose wisely.  A good rescue will take their dog back so check their policy on this. 

They will make sure you have the medical documentation the dog has be vetted, tested for heartworm and Lyme and does not come to you ill. They will not adopt a dog to a home with kids if the dog is not good with kids.  The same goes with other dogs. 

We require the fenced area for the dogs to be in place at the time of the homevisit.   It is a rare pyr that can be trained to the property without the proper fencing. Past history of people saying they would never let it out without a leash has caused dogs to be hit by cars or shot for chasing farm animals. You may be able to start with a very young puppy and train it but 99.9% of the time you are dealing with instinct which cannot be trained out of them any more than barking or guarding.

If you have never had a Pyrenees:  https://greatpyrenees.club/breed-info/   PLEASE READ before getting a Pyr puppy from someone.

We do not accept INVISIBLE fencing for the following reasons
1) Most Pyrs ignore the pain and go through it.
2) This fencing does not keep people or other animals out of your yard that could hurt or steal your dog.  
3) This is a guardian breed and the Pyr could take them as a threat or attack anyone  that wanders in to the yard if it takes it as a threat.

Most of these dogs are not a dog park breed. They bark a lot and can bother your neighbors.


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