Great Pyrenees Association of Southern California, Inc.
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Meet the Great Pyrenees, a breed in need. They are beautiful, intelligent, faithful, strong and protective dogs. So why is the Great Pyrenees a breed in need? Many Pyrs lost their homes due to the current economic downturn while others were turned in by owners not prepared to deal with pet ownership. These Great Pyrs and Great Pyrenees mixed breed dogs were rescued by the Great Pyrenees Association of Southern California, Inc. from animal shelters throughout Southern California and Nevada. Our goal is to find the perfect home for each individual dog we rescue. Our mission is to find loving, lifetime homes for all Southern California Great Pyrenees in need, regardless of conditions or circumstances. We will always strive to heal the sick and injured, rehabilitate the neglected and abused, and nurture the aged and unwanted until we find the perfect family who will shower them with unconditional love. Our rescue serves as a halfway house where each of our beloved Pyrenees can rest and recuperate, prior to being placed in their forever home and starting their new lives. We are supported only by donations from animal lovers like you. There are many ways to help as you will learn on our "How to Help" page. Your contribution is greatly needed and thoroughly appreciated. We hope you enjoy browsing our new website and learning more about the breed, what we do, and how you can help this wonderful Breed in Need.
Pyrs are wanderers--require sturdy 6' fencing that they cannot dig under or go over to contain them.
Pyrs are not an off-leash breed--must be on a leash when out of their secure yard.
Pyrs are territorial--do not always get along with same sex dogs.
Pyrs are nocturnal and guard by barking--must be brought inside at night so as not to irritate neighbors.
Pyrs leave white hair everywhere year round--car, couch, refrig, flooring, your clothes.
Pyrs should be obedience trained to fully enjoy them. They are super intelligent and easily bored--no training session over 15 minutes of active commands.
Pyrs are a large working breed who do not thrive in apartments or condos, they can become bored and destructive without sufficient outdoor exercise in a securely fenced area.
NO OUT OF STATE ADOPTIONS.
Our territory for shelters or Pyrs in need is from the Mexican Border to Fresno, the coast up to and including San Luis Obispo, and all of Southern Nevada
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