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Hi! My name is Chief in VA – Excellent Leash Manners!

Pet ID: 19015917-NGPR-5205-B

I'm being cared for by

National Great Pyrenees Rescue

Facts about me

  • Great Pyrenees / Mixed (long coat)
  • Large
  • White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • 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.

Chief is a love bug who craves to be loved and pampered. Chief had limited basic training prior to coming into rescue, and he has since made great strides. This boy has beautiful leash manners, and he enjoys his regular structured walks so he can keep track of what is going on in the neighborhood. Of course, just like many of our young Pyrs, Chief absolutely loves being able to run as fast as his legs can carry him and play catch-me-if-you-can with his foster siblings. When the weather is nice, Chief prefers to hang out outdoors where he can keep an eye on things and doze in the sun. Chief can be a little shy when encountering a new environment, but he just needs a bit of time and space to get acclimated. In fact, Chief is always eager to meet new people, especially if it means he gets some undivided attention! For his furever home, Chief is hoping for a sizable fenced-in backyard where he can play with his siblings safely. If you are willing to open your heart and your home to Chief, this young boy has all the pawtential to be your most loyal buddy in no time!

NGPR Pooch Profile

Name: Chief in VA

Age: 1 yr old as of May 2023

Color: White with light tan markings

Dew Claws: Single

Estimated Adult Weight: 90 lbs

Current Location: NGPR approved boarding in Lexington, 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: Yes

Can be Placed With: Other dogs and respectful kids. Not yet tested with cats.

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.