Applicants must have a secure and visible fence.
Applicant must be 21 or older.
Children in the home must be 8 years of age or older. If adopting a puppy, children may be younger than 8 years of age.
In order for your application to be approved, you must also pass a home check and a vet check which includes having at least a two year vet history.
All of our dogs can be adopted in Missouri and surrounding states that we are currently able to transport to: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Arkansas.
Our adoption fees are:
Dogs 1 year and older: $450
Puppies under 1 year: $500
All of our rescued Pyrs are fully vetted prior to adoption, spayed/neutered (dogs over 9 months), microchipped, up to date on immunizations, and up to date on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives.
If you are unsure if you meet these requirements, please contact us prior to filling out an application and we will be happy to provide clarification.
The adoption process begins when you complete an online Adoption Application, naming either one or a few of our available dogs you are interested in adopting. Completing an application does not restrict you to a specific dog, nor does it obligate you to adopt.
Once we have received your application and contacted your vet for a vet reference, we will contact you for a phone interview to determine if you are a good match for the dog you are interested in.
From there, we will put you in contact with the foster parent, so you may set up a meet and greet with the dog, in person when possible. Or if the travel distance is lengthy we can set up a video call so you can see the puppy/dog you applied for.
If you decide you are ready to adopt, we will go over the adoption process with you and send the adoption contract to complete and return to us.
For health reasons, our puppies are not spayed/neutered prior to 10 months of age. They will be adopted on a spay/neuter contract with you promising to spay/neuter at a later date and must show proof at that time.
Before adopting, keep in mind that many of our dogs prior to being rescued and placed in foster homes have never lived inside a home. Some dogs may never have been walked on a leash, socialized, house-trained or spent time with other animals. Our fosters work with these dogs on many of these issues to prepare them for their furever homes, but these dogs will still need patience and understanding as they learn to adapt when they come to you.
Rescued dogs need adopters who will not give up on them if they have accidents in the house, pull on the leash, dig in the yard, or act nervous or frightened. An adoption will be successful only if the adopter is committed to seeing the dog through the adjustment period. The rewards are the unconditional love and loyalty of a wonderful companion, and the satisfaction of knowing you have given a rescued dog a better life.
If at any time after adoption, you decide you cannot keep the pet for any reason, the dog must be returned to Great Pyrenees Rescue of Missouri.