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Hi! My name is Bear in TN – Sweet, Good-Natured Boy!

Pet ID: 19107889-NGPR-5240-B

I'm being cared for by

National Great Pyrenees Rescue

Facts about me

  • Great Pyrenees (long coat)
  • Large
  • White
  • Male

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My Information

  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Cats
  • Good with Kids

My Story

Adoption Pending. You can see more of these beautiful dogs by clicking on Rescue Dogs.

This gorgeous young Pyr boy is Bear and he is such a doll! Bear is a good-natured boy with a sweet smile and the most gorgeous fluffy coat. He's a very good boy who does great with other dogs and walks very nicely on leash. He was even great with the cats he met but he seemed a bit afraid of them! So he should do just fine with dog-savvy cats. Bear was originally left on a farm in Tennessee that was sold to new owners. The new owners who purchased the farm said they would take him but they did not have any fencing and would leave him uncared for and he would roam. One of the neighbors didn't appreciate him roaming so the owners took him in to the vets office be euthanized. Thankfully he was brought to a vet we work with and she called us right away to let us know what a terrific boy he is. It is such a shame that livestock guardians are treated as if they are completely disposable. We are all so happy Bear is safe now in rescue. We can’t wait to see him with a great family who will love him furever. We just love this big sweet boy and so will any family lucky enough to adopt him!

NGPR Pooch Profile

Name: Bear in TN

Age: 1 yr 7 mos old as of May 2023

Color: White fluffy coat

Dew Claws: double

Estimated Adult Weight: 80 lbs now, likely to gain weight as he fills out

Current Location: NGPR approved boarding in Lebanon, TN

Medical: Neutered, dewormed, negative for heartworm, up-to-date on vaccinations and currently on flea, tick and heartworm preventative. This dog travels with a Interstate Health Certificate required by the USDA confirming that all the above criteria have been met.

Housebroken: Currently in boarding, neat in his kennel

Can be Placed With: Older kids, Good with Cats, great with Other Dogs

Fencing: Secure VISIBLE fencing is required; invisible fencing WILL NOT contain this breed.

Fees: Adoption fees are determined on a sliding scale depending on age, location and transport. Fees for dogs adopted locally start at $400 and can range up to $700 for puppies under six months. Puppies placed on spay/neuter contracts receive $100 back when the dog is spayed or neutered. Transport costs are included in the adoption fee. Fees for senior dogs (7 or older) and foster dogs will be adjusted accordingly.

NYS Registered Rescue # RR102

Our goal is to assess every application on its own merits. Key considerations are: 1) the experience of the applicant with large breed dogs 2) children in the household or regularly visiting the household are ready for a large-breed dog who is a guardian by nature and 3) the sex of other dogs currently residing in the household to avoid same-sex aggression issues. For puppies under six months old, the applicant’s ability to socialize the puppy with older dogs is a priority.

We may consider fostering for some of our dogs who are in boarding. Please visit Fostering FAQfor an application and information about our fostering program.

If you can't foster or adopt at this time, please consider helping our Neediest Cases or making a tax-exempt donation by visiting our Donate page.

Please complete the adoption application and visit to learn more about Pyrs and our adoption process. National Great Pyrenees Rescue (NGPR) is not a shelter. We are a non-profit, tax-exempt rescue who has been rescuing the breed for 15 years.  Visit to learn more about us, our mission and our breed.

More Information: Questions? The fastest way to learn more about a dog is to fill out our online application. If you call or e-mail you are reducing your chances of adopting this animal as we direct our time and energy to first serving those who apply. 

We have many Pyrs and Pyr mixes who need homes and not all of them are posted. You can see more of these beautiful dogs by clicking on Adoptable Dogs.