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Hi! My name is Calliou in VA – pending

Pet ID: 19409331-NGPR-5318-F

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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 Kids
  • House-Trained

My Story

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

You can see more beautiful dogs by visiting our Adoptable Dogs page.

This very handsome, good-natured boy is Calliou. He is a laid-back guy who loves people and also does great with other dogs. This gentle boy came to rescue when his time ran out at a crowded Tennessee shelter. Thankfully we were able to find an open boarding spot for him. We would love to be able to move this sweet boy to a great home or foster home. Calliou is impeccably neat in his kennel so he is likely house trained. He walks gently and nicely on leash and does fantastic with the other dogs. His favorite friend is another Pyrenees girl who came in around the same time he did. They love to hang out in the yard together and play when the weather is cooler. We're not sure what his life was like before rescue, but everyone that has met him agrees what a nice even-tempered boy he is. He does great meeting new people and is such a friendly fellow so he will be a great addition for some lucky family. This handsome fluffy boy is ready to find a great home of his own and we are so happy he is safe now in rescue!

NGPR Pooch Profile

Name: Calliou in VA

Age: 4 yrs 7 mos old as of Dec 2023

Color: Gorgeous White Fluffy coat

Dew Claws: Double

Estimated Adult Weight: Currently thin at 75 lbs, should gain weight

Current Location: NGPR approved foster in Rockingham, VA

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: likely yes, very neat in kennel

Can be Placed With: Older kids, Other dogs, Cats unknown

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.