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Hi! My name is Dave in TN – pending

Pet ID: 17001253-NGPR-4694-B

I'm being cared for by

National Great Pyrenees Rescue

Facts about me

  • Great Pyrenees / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
  • Large
  • Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
  • 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.

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

This handsome, young, Pyrenees/Lab mix boy is Dave, and he is looking for a great home of his own! Dave is a nice mix of two favorite breeds and has come such a long way since he first arrived to rescue. He is sweet and always happy to see you, wagging his tail, but then he will become shy and retreat. He wants to be friends so badly but he is still learning how to trust. He would do great with an experienced adopter or foster who knows how to work with shy dogs. Once he is on leash or harness, he does fine. He really likes being around people and enjoys company but due to the neglect he suffered in his former home he is still shy with people. Dave came in from a hoarding case in Tennessee with at least 50 other dogs of the same mix. His sister was able to get a home of her own and she is doing great now. We would love to see Dave have the same opportunity! He is young and still puppy-like in some ways. He is a gentle boy who would do great with someone who is kind and patient, willing to work with him, gaining his trust and teaching him the basics. Dave would do well with another friendly dog who can show him the ropes. He enjoys spending time out doors and would come in on his own through the dog door. These shy dogs are so loyal to the people who are able to take the time to gain their trust and work with them. They really do learn so much from watching other dogs, and learn to model their behavior after what they see. Dave really wants to be friends, but is hesitant and tentative in his approach to strangers, but his tail is always wagging and he really wants to try! We're just looking for the right person willing to give him that chance.

NGPR Pooch Profile

Name: Dave in TN

Age: 2 yrs 8 mos old as of Oct 2023

Color: orange with white markings

Dew Claws: double

Estimated Adult Weight: 85 pounds

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 but has been indoors some and is neat in his kennel

Can be Placed With: Older Kids, Other Dogs, dog-savvy 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.