The Rescue

As part of the Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club, Inc. we rescue abused and unwanted Great Pyrenees. When a dog is brought into our rescue program they come in under the jurisdiction of the Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club, Inc. Rescue. They will be restored to health, trained if needed, brought current on all vaccines, micro chipped, spayed/neutered, de-wormed, tested for heart worm and evaluated as suitable for adoption before being placed in a new pre-qualified home.

Unfortunately, many folks think dogs that end up in rescue are all genetically and behaviorally inferior. But, it is not uncommon for Rescue to get expensive dogs that have either outlived their usefulness or their novelty with impulsive owners who considered their dog a possession rather than a friend or member of the family; or simply did not really consider the time, effort and expense needed to be a dog owner. Not all breeders will accept “returns”, so choices for giving up dogs can be limited to animal welfare organizations, such as Rescues, or the owners trying to place their own dogs. In our rescue efforts we work with many of the SPCA’s and County and City Animal Shelters throughout California and the contiguous states. Our efforts are funded by donations and private contributions.

Rescue work can be difficult to do even on good days, heartbreaking each and every time you do it, and financially draining on a continuous basis. But, the most rewarding experience you will ever have is when you look into the eyes of a dog and he/she shows you every day how grateful he/she is because you saved him from being thrown away, starved, abused and nearly killed.

Choosing a rescue dog over a purchased pup will not solve pet overpopulation problems (only responsible pet owners and breeders can do that), but it gives many of them a chance they otherwise would not have. But, beyond doing a “good deed”, adopting a rescue dog can be the best decision and addition to the family you ever made.

Rescue a dog and get a devoted friend for life!

Adopting a Friend

Our dogs are ONLY placed in pre-qualified homes. Please visit the Adoption Process section of our website for everything you will need to get your adoption started. You can download, print and complete your Application form and email it to our Rescue Chair petpyrs@surewest.net, fax it to 916-290-0321 or mail it to us if you prefer (please contact us for mailing address).