About Us


Check out our Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue newsletters for all the latest news.

Our newsletters are available on a quarterly basis with alumni stories, volunteer highlights, an occasional spotlight on a newcomer and other Pyr related articles.The monthly updates are brief and cover dogs adopted during the month, new rescue dogs for adoption and upcoming events and/or volunteer opportunities. To subscribe, please contact us at agpr-news@verizon.net. 


Click here to read our current newsletter!

Adopting A Friend

We believe that any prospective owner of a Great Pyrenees should be educated about the breed and we stand behind all of our placements for the life of the dog. If you adopt a dog through AGPR, you can expect us to be there if you have any questions about the breed, if you need help, if you’re having problems, or for any reason at all. If for any reason you can’t keep your adopted dog, you must return it to the rescue. 

We expect all adoptive homes to an adequate physical fencing, to be able to care for a large breed of dog, to provide appropriate medical care, and to be committed to making the adoption of a rescue dog a success.


Click here for our online adoption application.


Our adoption fees are $350 for adults and $400 for puppies (12 months and younger), inclusive of all medical care, and goes directly to our rescue fund to help pay for the health and vet treatment of previous and newly rescued Pyrs. There is also a $10 application processing fee. 

Who We Are

Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue rescues, rehomes and places Great Pyrenees dogs within Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and parts of West Virginia.  AGPR is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible. We are affiliated with the Great Pyrenees Club of America.

We are all volunteers who receive no compensation for our efforts other than educating the public, caring for Great Pyrenees dogs in need and helping to permanently place them in forever homes. We will do our best to respond to your inquiry within 48 hours.

Come Visit Us

We are happy to accommodate visits from approved adopters daily between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with an appointment.  Please call us at 804-795-7895 to make arrangements.  Advanced notice suggested since we may not get to your phone call until later in the day.

Contact Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue


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