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Great Pyrs and Paws Rescue

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community


19550 Amber Meadow DriveSte 130-215Bend, OR 97702 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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. 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!


Would you recommend Great Pyrs and Paws Rescue?
6 reviews Write a review
by Jennifer W. (January 29, 2022)
I'm so grateful to find this nonprofit organization. Everyone is welcoming, supportive, and inspiring! Volunteering is a great way to connect with others who want to help the dogs. There are so many ways to help and you can make a difference.
by Heather S. (January 29, 2022)
I recommend this rescue to anyone looking for a lgd rescue or anyone who is interested in fostering or volunteering. This rescue is fabulous and so caring. Not just about the dogs ! They try their best to respond and help any volunteer, foster or sister rescue out if they can. This rescue has a great group of people behind it and am so glad they have such a range states they help covers
by heidi z. (January 28, 2022)
This is one of the most wonderful non-profit organizations I have ever worked with. Their commitment to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing livestock guardian breeds is above and beyond, and truly heartwarming.
by Toni C H. (November 6, 2020)
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.
by Deborah D. (November 5, 2020)
I feel like the time I put into the rescue is time well spent. The organization supports and values their volunteers. They always keep the goal of saving Great Pyrenees in mind when making decisions.

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