New Website

We want YOU to know what we are doing.  That's why we created a new website for We're featuring our latest activity on the home page so you can see at a glance who's been adopted and who needs transport or fostering. Debi posts new rescue dogs for adoption on the site early in the week.  There are new links on the navigation bar on the left side, making it easier to browse the site and now West Coast adopters can click on a link to see the dogs available for adoption in Portland, OR.  A new in-depth adoption application gives us more upfront information about potential adopters. There's lots of activity and things move quickly so it's always a good idea to bookmark and check the home page frequently.  We're trying to stay on top of it all and share the many ways everyone can help rescue.

2012 Rescue Calendar

It's time to submit your pooch's photo to the 2012 Happy Endings Calendar and Contest. Did you miss being in the 2011 calendar with the very handsome Woody as our cover star?  Don't wait.  Photos received before August 1 receive priority for the month of your choice (until that month is filled); later submissions go where there's room.  This year's theme is Stepping Out because our beautiful Pyrs and Pyr mixes are head-turners wherever they go. 

Snap some photos of your dog on the beach, in the park or walking through town. For $20 you can submit a photo for publication in the calendar and receive the 14-month Happy Endings calendar.  The calendar goes from December 2011 to January 2013
and the $20 cost includes delivery.  Calenders will be mailed early November. They make great gifts and five or more additional calendars are only $12 each. You'll love how your dog looks and you're helping rescue.  We'll pick one dog every month from the calendar and feature him or her, like Jebediah, on our home page.

The deadline for submitting photos is August 31. For an additional $5, enter your pooch in our Top Dog Calendar Cover Contest. Get your friends and relatives to vote your dog Top Dog. Every dollar equals one point; the dog with the highest number of points will be our calendar cover dog and the money raised goes to help rescue.  The form for entering your dog in the calendar and contest is here.  Get a head start and thanks for supporting rescue.


All Together Now

Sometimes we hear from people who apologize for giving only a small donation but every little bit helps. Funds from cookie sales raised by Girl Scout Troop 50174 in Newtown, CT.,  a Pyr Rescue night benefit at the Harvest Cafe in Hudson, MA, a donation by a couple who recently lost their Pyr and smaller contributions made up the $1500 needed to pay for Charro's operation for a slipped kneecap. Proceeds from a yard sale will provide a start to the funds needed for tne next operation we are doing for Sunny.  We appreciate all of this.  Happily, you  can also make a contribution to rescue just by shopping. Buy online through IGive and rescue gets a percentage or sell through National Pyr on ebay and donate part or all of the proceeds to rescue.  We have dogs lined up waiting for help, so please do whatever you can. 

The Neediest

Gabriel, the Neediest Case also known as "No words to describe",  is doing better.  He's making a good recovery from the worst case of mange we've seen and years of cruelty and neglect before he was rescued in May by Bear Creek Rescue in Missouri.   Lena,a five-month pup will not suffer as long. She was rescued by Great Pyrenees Rescue of Montana who discovered a 3-inch deep gash around her neck, probably due to being tied with a cord or wire.  These are the after pictures of Gabriel and Lena.  To appreciate how far they've come due to the dedicated work of our Pyr rescuers, see their before pictures on our neediest cases page. 

The Happiest

When one won't do, take two! Bijou and Josephine found their way from Texas out to the West Coast through Great Pyrnees Rescue Society. They were adopted by the families of two sisters and go to soccer games together.  Barnum and Bailey were split up in March when she left KY and he stayed  behind. They were reunited in May when Bailey's family adopted Barnum.  King from AL, who was adopted in February by a family in NY, found his Queen,  Bess, when she was rescued from OH in June. What's up? Love is in the air.  We've been pairing up dogs like crazy.  To see if there is another pooch in your future, visit the available dogs or consider fostering-to-adopt.
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