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Hi! My name is Merrimac in MD – Lovely & Affectionate Companion!

Pet ID: 18058880-NGPR-4980-F


I'm being cared for by

National Great Pyrenees Rescue


Facts about me


  • Great Pyrenees (long coat)
  • X-Large
  • White
  • Female

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My Information

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

My Story

Merrimac, true to her Southern heritage, is a lady thru and thru—sweet, nice and a very caring girl who greets everyone with a a smile! This affectionate, lovely Great Pyrenees lady is the true definition of a lady except when she lays down mid-walk hoping to get a belly rub! Merri (for short) came into rescue with another Pyrenees girl from a very rural county after being on stray hold with the local AC. As can be expected, she is very thin and should weigh closer to 100 lbs. She is a dainty eater so the weight gain will be a slow process. She gets along fine with other dogs and will try to engage her neighboring dogs in play thru the fence. Merri has a very soft attitude so should do well with children. She loves her people so much, just wanting to please to the point that she takes correction very seriously. This laid-back girl is affectionate and just wanting to be loved on! She will need another calm male dog for a playmate, as well as a person(s) who is looking for a companion to take on walks, sit in the shade with a cool lemonade or to go on a lazy day car ride :)

NGPR Pooch Profile

Name: Merrimac in MD

Age: 4 yrs old as of July 2022

Color: white

Dew Claws: double

Estimated Adult Weight: 100 lbs

Current Location: NGPR approved foster in Manchester, MD

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: unknown but keeps her run clean

Can be Placed With: Kids, Cats, Male Dogs

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

Fees: Adoption Fee $525.

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.