Our team of volunteers are what makes Great Pyrenees Rescue of Missouri successful. Without their contributions, we would not be able to help or give many of these dogs a second chance.
Linda & Ken
Owners and founders of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Missouri. When Ken said 3 dogs was the limit, Linda decided it was time to start a rescue group so she could help as many dogs as she possibly could. Linda is the heart of this rescue group and they both work endlessly to do the most they can for dogs in need.
I adopted my first Great Pyrenees in 2017 when my boyfriend's sister was fostering an adorable white ball of fluff. That's when I fell in love with the breed. After fostering for some local rescues, I found the Great Pyrenees Rescue of Missouri. I started as a foster in August 2019. Since then I have had 13 fosters, with only 1 foster fail! I became a coordinator for the rescue in March 2020. I now help schedule vet visits for the foster dogs. I also help create tshirt designs and other graphics and run the rescue's Instagram page.
I've been rescuing wildlife since I was 7. I started working with dogs in my teens and now have 40+ years of experience working with them. I've always related to animals better than humans!
My main role with GPR is tracking, trapping and working with dogs that have issues. I deal primarily with the dogs that have been lost, abandoned, and/or abused. I work with the dogs daily to help them overcome their issues. At my place they can decompress, relax, get over their fears and learn to be a well balanced dog again who is ready for a new home!
I fell in love with Great Pyrenees three years ago when I rescued and then adopted my first Pyr pup. I sadly learned how many hundreds of Pyrenees are in need in our country and set out to make a difference. I’ve been with GP Rescue of Missouri for about a year and we have the most wonderful team! I talk with owners to help find placement for their dog, list dogs for adoption, and help place each dog in their Furever home.
I've been an animal lover all of my life and if my home was as big as my heart, I would have room for them all! The next best thing I can do to help animals in need is by volunteering and fostering, which I have been doing for the past year. I've been fostering for GPR exclusively for a few months now and love being able to give these dogs a safe space to become the dogs they were meant to be. I've also been lucky enough to be able to put my skills to use and design the GPR website!