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Hi! My name is Messi in NY – Laid-back & Mellow Pup!

Pet ID: 18793498-NGPR-5143-F


I'm being cared for by

National Great Pyrenees Rescue


Facts about me


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

Messi, is one of eight Great Pyr puppies who came to rescue as owner surrenders from the farm they were born on. This boy, true to his ancestry is independent but also loves to be rubbed and loved on. His foster mom describes him as a laid-back and mellow boy who enjoys naptime as much as play! After all, he is a growing puppy without a care in the world! He loves his foster brother who he thinks is his pillow :) Messi loves to be outside where he enjoys finding a good spot to lie down and close his eyes. He is a goofy little boy who sounds like a horse when he walks thru the house and often has messy hair! He is learning that the counter is not for him and is learning to go to the door for potty break - he sleeps in his x-pen with his sister all night. Messi will need a home with another big dog to help him navigate the human world and an experienced family willing to provide consistent, positive training as he grows into a mature boy. Are you ready to start your new year off and welcome this confident boy without a care in the world into your family?

NGPR Pooch Profile

Name: Messi in NY

Age: 4 1/2 mos as of beg Jan 2023

Color: white

Dew Claws: Double

Estimated Adult Weight: 100+ lbs

Current Location: NGPR approved foster in Glenmont, NY

Medical: Pup will be placed on a spay/neuter contract with a date specified for the spay or neuter procedure to be performed by. 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: working on it!

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

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

Fees: $650 adoption fee, transport included. Puppies placed on spay/neuter contracts receive $100 back when the dog is spayed or neutered.

Transport: Not available to the West Coast - please see our list of Northwest dogs

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.