Neediest – 2022

We try to limit our fundraising to a few times a year but neediest cases appear all the time. Frequently we are the “rescue of last resort” who will help a dog that other groups have passed by. NGPR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and your tax-deductible donation helps save our neediest cases, who can also be found on these pages: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 The dogs needing help never end and we will never stop helping them!

Many of our neediest cases are in temporary homes. Please consider helping a neediest case by fostering or consider adopting one of the dogs below. If you have a question, please contact us.

Chester (6/15/22)
The Survivor


When Great Pyrenees Rescue Oklahoma contacted us about Chester, we knew we had to help. They rescued him from a small shelter in the Oklahoma City area, where he was on the euthanasia list and out of time. With a foster in place, they rushed to the shelter to pull him. He headed straight to the vet for wellness care and then to his foster home. That is where just a couple of hours later, he started vomiting and seemed in obvious pain. His foster Mom rushed him to the emergency vet where he was diagnosed with bloat. He required immediate surgery and came through it with flying colors and no necrosis. The bloat was caught early enough so as not to do serious damage, thanks to quick action from his foster Mom. Chester will need to spend a few days in ICU. He is not out of the woods yet, but the surgeon is very optimistic. Poor guy literally almost died twice in one day; he deserves a long, happy life after what he’s been through.

Ghost (4/23/22)
Wandering in North Carolina


Ten days ago NGPR got an email asking us to help this boy in NC. The mail carrier saw him walking around the neighborhood with a bad infection from an embedded collar. He has been in tremendous pain but no one wanted him or wanted to help him. Volunteers and Apple and Juliette traveled to the neighborhood to track him down and bring him to the vet. Here’s a video of Ghost being carried to the car. The estimate to heal his neck wound is $3400-4400. We want to help this dog so he lives to learn that somebody cares about him and other abandoned Pyrs.

It took a 3 1/2 hour surgery to clean up the mess around Ghost’s neck, most of it removing dead skin, pus and fur. He’s HW, ehrlichia and lyme positive, which is to be expected. He’ll be on several antibiotics to clear up the skin and tick-borne infections, as well as prednisone and gabapentin. His tentative release date is Monday. Our deepest thanks to everyone who made his treatment possible.

Cayden (3/16/22)
Emaciated in Tennessee


Cayden is a sweet 2-year-old pup who has been stuck in a Dixon shelter for months. He was found at only 33 pounds, about a third of his ideal weight. After a difficult situation with his previous owner, it is easy to understand how he can be a bit fearful of people, especially men. However, he has the sweetest temperament and warms up quickly.

Cayden has had quite the glow up with a bath, grooming, and flea treatment. He is now up to 88 pounds and looks much healthier. Can you help this sweet boy find his forever home?

Benjamin (2/26/22)
Car Accident Victim


Benjamin comes to us from Alabama and has unfortunately been found after a car accident. He has a fractured ulna and radius, cannot bear weight on that leg, and the vet may recommend amputation. He also has a fractured mandible that may require a plate. He definitely needs medical attention and a little extra love, but otherwise is
a young and healthy dog. It’s such a shame that when he was found he was almost put down, but we are eternally grateful for the rescuers out there that were able to save him.

Babies in the Woods (2/13/22)
More of the Mississippi Mess

Babies in the Woods

These four pups were found in the woods last Sunday. The Mom was trapped and reunited with them later that day. This is the second litter of dogs to come from the property with the tornado-struck trailer.  Dogs were abandoned and left to breed there over a year ago. NGPR is assisting local rescuers with removing a total of 19 dogs from the property.

Buddy, Betty, Bailey, and Benjamin (2/11/22)
Neglected in Louisiana

Four dogs were found in a Louisiana home that was ready to be demolished. The bulldozer was coming whether or not the dogs were inside, and the local animal control did not have the capacity to take them in. They were going to be euthanized, but luckily NGPR was able to step in and give them a new chance on life! They are currently in need of medical attention and are heartworm positive.

Buddy is the oldest of the bunch, around 8-9 years old. Buddy is very thin and needs a home that can help nurse him back to health. Buddy is a very sweet boy.

Betty is a young dog, around 2 years old, who has faced her fair share of challenges. Betty is missing a leg and has spine damage that makes it challenging to walk. Despite this, Betty maintains a great attitude!


Bailey is a young pup, around a year and a half old, who is severely emaciated. Bailey also came to us with an embedded collar.


Benjamin is just a puppy, the youngest of the bunch. He is very sweet and friendly.

Sweet Senior


Poor Toby was found in Kentucky with the worst ear infection that the shelter had ever seen. He was obviously found with some heavily matted fur and has since received a grooming. He is also heart worm positive. Despite this, old Toby is keeping a good attitude and is very friendly and gentle.

Leon, Yetti, Pearl and Haven (1/24/22)
Found in a tornade-struck trailer

A Bad Situation

These poor dogs were found in a breeder-gone-bad situation in Mississippi where they were malnourished and abandoned. They are all with temporary fosters but are seeking their forever homes.


Leon is a very friendly and relaxed seven- or eight-year-old dog who is unfortunately heart worm positive.


Yetti is a young pup, assumed to be around a year old, who has had a traumatic injury to his leg, which he will need to have surgically removed. He is a bit timid at first, understandably, but he is learning and improving. Unfortunately, he is heart worm positive.


Haven is the baby of the bunch and is under a year old. She is very sweet but a bit timid. As a young puppy, she will need a family with a lot of time and love to offer.


Pearl is another sweet but timid dog, around age four or five. She is heart worm positive.