A Sanctuary for Pyrenees while awaiting Adoption
Once a Pyrenees has been released by it's former owner, rescued from a shelter, or been found as a stray, PYRescue accepts all responsibility for their medical care, feeding, grooming, training, and ultimate placement in a new home.
All prospective new guardians complete an adoption application and enter into a legally binding contract that specifies the care required for a Pyrenees and provides for reclamation of the Pyrenees by PYRescue if PYRescue ever has reason to feel that the care of the Pyrenees does not meet the PYRescue standard.
Under no circumstances is an intact Pyrenees ever released to a new Guardian unless there is a serious medical condition or the Pyrenees is too young to be fixed. All adoptions are followed up on a periodic basis to assure that PYRescue standards are met.
All potential new guardians must meet with PYRescue personnel and the Pyrenees considered for adoption. Wherever possible the adoptive Pyrenees and other family dogs are also introduced in neutral territory. In the final analysis, the adoptive Pyrenees must be willing to go with the prospective new guardian. If the Pyrenees hesitates or refuses to go the whole adoption is off (we have had several instances of this and if the Pyr does not want to go we find another acceptable home for that Pyr). In general, many of the rescued Pyrenees have been family pets before coming to PYRescue for adoption. If at all possible, they are placed in a pet-oriented family home. This approach appears to be working well in situations where the new owners are prepared to be both patient and compassionate towards the Pyr in relation to his/her new environment.
PYRescue also develops and publishes various educational documents related to the guardianship and care of the Great Pyrenees.