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Hi! My name is Leon in MS – Calm & Sweet, Laid-Back Guy

Pet ID: 17675644-NGPR-4863-F

I'm being cared for by

National Great Pyrenees Rescue

Facts about me

  • Great Pyrenees / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
  • Large
  • Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White
  • Male

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My Information

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

My Story

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

This adorable Pyrenees Lab mix boy is Leon - a great mix of two wonderful breeds! Leon is a very sweet older boy who loves to hang out with his best dog pals Yeti and Sophia. Leon would do fine as an only dog or with other calmer, non-hyper dogs to pal around with. He has a lower energy level and is a very nice calm boy who walks well on leash. His foster mom describes him as a couch potato, just a calm, laid-back kind of guy. Leon came in from one of the worst neglect cases we have ever seen in all of our years of doing rescue and he's doing remarkably well considering all he has been through. His foster mom has done a fantastic job working with him - he's come such a long way and will come up to you for attention and pets. Leon will likely be a bit shy when transitioning to a new home until he settles in and feels comfortable and secure. So he would do best with a patient owner, as he was so neglected in his former life and was in horrible shape when he arrived to rescue. Leon is heartworm positive and we are treating him with the slow kill method and will provide meds until he tests clear. We are so thankful for the kind fosters who worked with him and the rest of the dogs in this group to get them ready for homes of their own.

NGPR Pooch Profile

Name: Leon in MS

Age: 9 yrs 7 mos old as of May 2023

Color: tan and white

Dew Claws: single

Estimated Adult Weight: 80 lbs

Current Location: NGPR approved foster in Newton, MS

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 doing well!

Can be Placed With: Older kids, Other calm Dogs, Cats unknown

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.

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About Us: National Great Pyrenees Rescue (NGPR) is not a shelter. We are a not-for-profit, tax-exempt coalition of Pyr rescuers and rescue groups. We save Pyrs and Pyr mixes across the country and place them in approved foster homes so we know how they will interact with your family. Please consider adopting or fostering. Every dog who is fostered or adopted makes room for another Pyr coming out of a kill shelter. Prior to adoption, NGPR dogs are fostered for a minimum of two weeks (usually more), spayed or neutered and fully vetted. Dogs coming from out of area are certified with a USDA health certificate before going to their new homes. Our rescuers adhere to the highest placement standards and will take back any dog whose adoption does not succeed. Visit to learn more about us, our mission and our breed.
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This exceptional Great Pyrenees dog has been selected for sponsorship by National Great Pyrenees Rescue (NGPR)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.

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