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Hi! My name is Melvin in TN – A Gentle Sweetheart!

Pet ID: 19182292-NGPR-5250-B

I'm being cared for by

National Great Pyrenees Rescue

Facts about me

  • Great Pyrenees (long coat)
  • Large
  • White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Male

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My Information

  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Cats
  • Good with Kids

My Story

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

This very handsome young boy is Melvin and he is such a sweetheart! Melvin is a gentle boy with a very nice demeanor who really likes people despite being cruelly treated by his former owners. Melvin came to rescue in TN after being abandoned by them when they moved away and left him all alone inside the home they lived in. Poor Melvin was eventually found by neighbors, all alone indoors and starving for some time. Thankfully the neighbors visited him and fed him for weeks until they could find rescue help for him. Unfortunately Melvin was abandoned in a rural area with no Animal Control or shelter to help him. A local rescuer found out about Melvin and reached out to us for rescue help. There was no way we could ignore his plight so we picked him up and got him safe. Melvin is currently in boarding in TN doing great with the resident dogs there. He has even met a cat and seems to do well with him. This sweet boy is now gaining weight, is fully vetted and ready to go to a great home of his own or a foster home. Although being abandoned and on his own for some time, he does well with people he meets and other dogs. He is being kept inside at the boarding facility with the resident dogs. Melvin is crate trained and sleeps through the night, and during the day, he gets to play outdoors with all of the other dogs. He will need a great adopter or foster to show him the ropes and teach him all that he needs to learn. He is such a great pup, despite his rough start in life. We are so happy this boy is safe now in rescue and ready to find a fantastic family of his own who will never abandon him again.

NGPR Pooch Profile

Name: Melvin in TN

Age: est 9 mos old as of May 2023

Color: all white fluffy coat with beige ears

Dew Claws: double

Estimated Adult Weight: 80 pounds but will gain weight as he grows & fills out

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: Unsure but very neat in his kennel

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

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.