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Hi! My name is Ivy in OH – Looking for Special Adopter

Pet ID: 13373377-NGPR-3520-F


I'm being cared for by

National Great Pyrenees Rescue


Facts about me


  • Great Pyrenees (medium coat)
  • Large
  • White
  • Female

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My Information

  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Cats

My Story

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

Ivy is looking for a special family. Not just any family- a VERY special family that will understand she’s had a difficult and scary life. Ivy was rescued from a puppy mill. She arrived at NGPR very unfamiliar with human interaction and scared of almost everything. Despite her fears, she is a very sweet girl. She is making progress but has a long way to go. Ivy prefers to be indoors in her crate, where she knows she is safe. She will venture out, once she is comfortable, to lay with her humans for short periods of time, but her new family will need to be very patient and give her lots of time to adjust. As a result of Ivy’s fears, house training has been a work in progress. Her new family will need to help her understand that she is safe going to the bathroom outside. She is currently being taken out every couple of hours to avoid accidents in the house. Ivy seems more comfortable going outside at night than during the day. She is good on a leash but is too nervous to go out for walks in the neighborhood. Ivy doesn’t have any basic obedience training. Due to her anxiety, bad behavior hasn’t really been an issue as she doesn’t venture anywhere she could get in trouble. Ivy’s perfect home is a quiet home, perhaps out in the country, as loud neighborhood noises make her very scared. Ivy would benefit from another confident dog to help her feel more secure and show her the world is not so scary. She's looking for a family that doesn’t need immediate love and affection from their dog, but Ivy will thank you for your endless patience in different ways. Watching her very slowly come out of her shell will be the best reward for her new people. We understand that a dog like Ivy is not for everyone, this special girl requires a special place to live. We know the perfect family is out there for her. If you have a quiet home filled with patient, understanding and loving humans--well then maybe it’s the pyrfect retreat for sweet Ivy.

NGPR Pooch Profile

Name: Ivy in OH

Age: 4 yrs 9 mos old as of June 2022

Color: white

Dew Claws: no

Estimated Adult Weight: 65 lbs

Current Location: NGPR approved foster in Dayton, OH

Medical: Spayed, 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: no

Can be Placed With: Cats, Other Dogs, No Kids

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

Fees: Adoption Fee $325 - $550 depending on age and location; transport included.

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.