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Hi! My name is Dexter in VA – Expert Swimmer & Snuggler!

Pet ID: 18102077-NGPR-4997-F


I'm being cared for by

National Great Pyrenees Rescue


Facts about me


  • Great Pyrenees / Mixed (short coat)
  • X-Large
  • Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Male

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My Information

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

My Story

Who is this masked bandit—none other than Dexter, the wonder pup and you won’t want to let him get away from you! Dexter, a Great Pyrenees mix, came into rescue with his 7 siblings known as the Ditch Litter. These babies were found abandoned in a ditch and taken straight to a foster home where they were showered with love and attention. Dexter, loves to be with the humans, following them in their daily activities, taking advantage of every opportunity for a belly rub. He is fun loving and learning how to sit and walk on a leash. Dex is food motivated so learning skills should be a snap! Dex and his siblings 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 :) To keep Dexter safe, he needs a secure 5 foot fence and a canine playmate. If you are looking for an outdoor adventurer AND an expert snuggle puppy, Dex is your pup!

NGPR Pooch Profile

Name: Dexter in VA

Age: 20 wks old as of end July 2022

Color: tri-color

Dew Claws: single

Estimated Adult Weight: 100+ lbs

Current Location: NGPR approved foster in Vienna, VA

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: $600 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 nationalpyr.org 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 nationalpyr.org 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.