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Hi! My name is John in LA – The Most Gentle Giant!

Pet ID: 17749194-NGPR-4892-F


I'm being cared for by

National Great Pyrenees Rescue


Facts about me


  • Great Pyrenees / Anatolian Shepherd / Mixed (long coat)
  • 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

John, lovingly known as John Roy in his foster family, is a senior boy looking for a loving home to live out his golden years. This Pyr/Anatolian mix boy is the most gentle giant; he is chill with his foster siblings and watches over the human children as if they were his own pups. At his age, John is more than happy to hang out wherever his people are, though you will definitely make his day if you can spare one hand to keep petting him (preferably forever!) When it is mealtime, John will eagerly perform his pre-meal dance in anticipation for his food - it is both funny and hilarious to watch how excited he gets! He loves ALL types of food, even veggies and fruits and wouldn't mind a car ride with a stop-off for a treat :) John has an easy-going temperament, making him the pyrfect companion to wind down after a day at work. This gentle boy has such a wonderful, calming pyrsonality that you cannot help but slow down and smell the grass with him. Do you have room in your heart and home to welcome John to live out his golden years? We are pawsitive that John will be everything and more than you have ever hoped for in a loyal companion!

NGPR Pooch Profile

Name: John in LA

Age: 7 yrs 6 mos old as of Aug 2022

Color: Tricolor

Dew Claws: Double

Estimated Adult Weight: 90 lbs

Current Location: NGPR approved foster in Leonville, LA

Medical: Neutered, dewormed, positive for heartworm and undergoing treatment, up-to-date on vaccinations and currently on flea and tick 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, cats, and kids.

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

Fees: Adoption Fee TBD.

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.

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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.

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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.