When Considering Surrender:

  • CGPR will take in Pyrs directly from owners on a case-by-case basis.
  • We usually accept only full Pyrs. We will accept some mixed-breed Pyrs if they have both double dews claws on their rear legs and a double coat.
  • If appropriate, the president will advise on behavior modification before committing to accept a Pyr.
  • We cannot accept aggressive Pyrs with a history of biting humans or otherwise unadoptable dogs.
  • We prioritize the intake of Pyrs at kill-shelters throughout the Carolinas. For this reason, we accept owner surrenders using a waiting list. Sometimes, we have space for a dog within a few days. At other times, we will not have an open kennel for several weeks or longer.
  • We ask that owners spay/neuter and fully vaccinate the Pyr before surrendering it. If they are not able to, we ask for a donation to help defray our costs to provide veterinary care. Depending on the Pyr’s needs, we typically ask for $25 or $50. We appreciate additional donations.
  • We ask owners to transport the dogs directly to our kennels in Indian Trail, NC.
  • We are not able to facilitate open adoptions.

Surrender procedure:

  1. Fill out the owner surrender form completely, and submit it. You can find it under the Applications tab on this web page. This software works best on PCs.
  2. A volunteer will respond within five business days (but usually much sooner). If we can accept a dog, we will notify the owner of the dog’s place on our waiting list. Owners are welcome to email president@carolinapyrrescue.com for an update on the dog’s status.
  3. When we have an open kennel, we will contact the owner to schedule delivery. Please bring the dog’s medical records, particularly proof of vaccination. The owner also will sign a legal contract surrendering the dog to CGPR.
  4. Those who would like updates on the placement of the Pyr are welcome to email president@carolinapyrrescue.com.