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Hi! My name is Damien in LA – An Expert Swimmer!

Pet ID: 18101959-NGPR-4993-F

I'm being cared for by

National Great Pyrenees Rescue

Facts about me

  • Great Pyrenees / Mixed (medium coat)
  • X-Large
  • White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Male

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My Information

  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Cats
  • Good with Kids
  • House-Trained

My Story

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

Dashing Damien is one of 8 Pyrenees mix puppies new to rescue known as the Ditch Litter—these babies were abandoned in a ditch where they were found by the local animal control. They were brought straight to a foster home rather than the shelter. This litter of pups are enjoying life with their foster where they are learning so much! These babies will make the perfect companion for boaters—not only are they amazing swimmers but have mastered taking the kayak out for a spin on their own! Their favorite is when they get to take the kayak to the beach to play! Damion is called “dashing” because he has such a pretty face, a big ham happy to sit for the camera. Damion knows what he wants and will use his charm and size, even resorting to an occasional dramatic cry when corrected by one of the big dogs or asked to do something he doesn’t like such as leash walking 101 :) Not knowing his size, he has been known to bulldoze thru his siblings to be the first for everything! He is a big fan, wanting all the attention. This pretty boy will need a home with a secure fence, another dog, and a family who will continue his training to help him be the best he can be!

This puppy is only available locally; adopter must provide transport.

NGPR Pooch Profile

Name: Damien in LA

Age: 12 wks old as of mid June 2022

Color: white

Dew Claws: single

Estimated Adult Weight: 100+ lbs

Current Location: NGPR approved foster in Independence, LA

Medical: Pup will be placed on a spay/neuter contract with a date specified for the spay or neuter procedure to be performed by. 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: Cats, Other Dogs, Older Kids

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

Fees: $500 adoption fee, transport included. Puppies placed on spay/neuter contracts receive $100 back when the dog is spayed or neutered.

Transport: Not available to the West Coast - please see our list of Northwest dogs

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.

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.