Purpose Great Pyrs & Paws Rescue is a 501c3 organization with a network of volunteers across the United States. We rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome unwanted, displaced, and neglected Great Pyrenees along with other Livestock Guardian dogs that are abandoned in high kill shelters throughout Texas. By placing them in caring and nurturing foster homes we are able to successfully adopt them to loving homes throughout the Western United states. Our mission is to engage community members to promote better treatment of these dogs and reduce euthanasia numbers through adoptions, education, and other resources. Vision: GPPR is at the forefront of generating awareness concerning the mistreatment and over-population of Livestock Guardian Breeds.
Formed in April 2020 with support from National Great Pyrenees Rescue we received our 501c3 May 2020. With a start up volunteer base of approximately 70 individuals across the United States we've successfully adopted 100 Great Pyrenees and Pyr mixes to adopters across multiple states...and we've just got started! Our rescue focuses on finding forever homes for the Pyrs in Texas and in the Pacific Northwestern states, by placing them with fosters and adopters in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico and California. The Great Pyrenees is one of the oldest livestock guardian dog breeds, and for hundreds of years they have been bred to think independently. True gentle giants Great Pyrenees are intuitive, independent thinkers and formidable protectors and companions who may seem almost human at times!
I volunteer in Great Pyrs and Paws Rescue(501c) as a foster mom to multiple hospice, medical care, and sometimes available dogs awaiting a forever home.
When I have a concern or need for one of the dogs, there are people with the Rescue who respond quickly to immediately. I never feel lack of any type of support for the dogs or myself or lack of appreciation for my efforts.
Everyone I've encountered in our Rescue is dedicated to helping as many dogs as possible, with the best quality care possible. We have social media based support groups meetings for those interested as well as social media posting pages. You can select your comfort level of interaction in the Rescue by the variety of ways available to volunteer and interact with other members.
My biggest rewards come from when a dog reagins health to be adoptable and when an adopting family, months after receiving the dog, post about how happy the family is together. I made a positive difference.