Say "Cheese" and Get Your Spot in the 2015 Calendar!
Whew – 2014 is half over, and we all know what that means – time to begin submitting your dog’s photos to NGPR's 2015 .  Happy Endings Rescue Calendar

We need to start early to make sure we get it just right!  There’s lots of behind-the-scenes stuff our all- volunteer staff needs to do to get it formatted, edited, printed and shipped by November, so we will begin taking submissions now and will wrap-up August 31st.   If you already have a picture of your pup that melts hearts and stops traffic,  like Kaiser below,  get it in now!  If you don’t have that pyrfect shot, grab a camera and start clicking!  We want to see your gorgeous canines strutting their stuff (swim suits are optional!).

Don’t miss this chance to get your pup a place on everyone’s wall!  The cost is $30 to submit a photo, enter the Top Dog Cover Contest and get the 14-month calendar delivered right to your door.  

The cover contest begins August 1st and that’s when voting starts for Top Dog.  You’ll want to spread the word to all your family and friends so they can help your pooch obtain the highly coveted National Pyr Calendar Cover!

Start looking through all those pictures now and get them in.  Better yet, please follow our  guidelines and take a high-quality photo that's a sure winner. Space is limited and you don't want to miss out on giving your pup his shot at super stardom. 

To find out more information on how to submit photos, please visit our submission page now

Bailey's Story

So much has changed for Bailey in the months since December, when his name was Bosso and the best thing that could be said about him was that he was a survivor of the Olympic Animal Sanctuary in Forks, WA. For those of you who don't know about Olympic Animal Sanctuary, you can read all about them online.  It's not our story to tell.  Bailey is our story, and we are thrilled with his happily-ever-after ending!

Bosso/Bailey's journey began when he was taken via tractor trailer for an unexplained cross country ride with the Olympic Animal Sanctuary proprietor.  Instead of safe, travel-tested crates, Bosso/Bailey's trip was inside a makeshift strand board box. He was accompanied by more than more than 123 other dogs in the trailer portion of the truck.  Fortunately for Bosso/Bailey, a deal was made en route with Guardians of Rescue for his surrender at a site in Golden Valley Arizona.

Bosso/Bailey was well cared for at OASIS, the Golden Valley Guardian of Rescue site.  He had lots of food, new human friends and sunny clear days that were still cool enough for a Pyr. After having spent almost two years living either in a horse trailer at Olympic Animal Sanctuary in his own filth and being fed only twice week, his life at OASIS in a 10x10 kennel with regular food was like life at a resort hotel!  

In January, Bosso came to Pyr rescue via our Washington State intake volunteer where he was renamed Bailey, a new name for a new life!  He was skinny, dirty, and matted, but a beautiful Pyr none-the-less.  He was a gentle soul waiting to meet humans who would love him and cherish him.  When we saw him, it was love at first sight!  Over the months, Bailey has left his past behind and is a loving, sweet boy, who at six years still acts like a puppy who loves to play with his toys and other dogs. His weight has gone from 80 lbs. to about 100 lbs. He has gained the muscle mass that had wasted living in the horse trailer at Olympic "Sanctuary".

Bosso loves his new vet and  all the ladies in the veterinary office. He has a new dad he loves and a mom that still lets him “hug” her. Best yet, he has two girl-Pyrs to play with and a guy-Pyr friend named Max. Life is pretty good for Bailey—he is well loved and safe.

-Janice Walker/ GPRS Volunteer
Lynwood, Washington

Bailey is one of hundreds of Pyrs rescued  every year by National Great Pyrenees Rescue's affiliate rescue, Great Pyrenees Rescue Society (GPRS).  Based in  Spring, Texas, GPRS has saved the lives of thousands of Pyrs and in conjunction with NGPR, established a Northwest branch in 2010 which serves Oregon and Washington state.

Thank You to the Pyr Pack!

This year, National Great Pyrenees Rescue launched our first-ever membership drive!  We are beyond-words-over-the-moon happy to announce that our Pyr Pack drive was a huge success with over 160 people joining the Pyr Pack.

Your commitment to the Pyr Pack enables National Great Pyrenees Rescue to continue its mission—to rescue Pyrs and place them in safe, loving and caring homes nationwide. Your membership guarantees that we con continue to commit resources to our front-line rescues who pull dogs from high-kill shelters daily, to provide much needed veterinary care and medicines, to provide transport and to provide kenneling if needed.

If you have not already become a member of the Pyr Pack, you can join by clicking now. Join the hundreds of other volunteers who dedicate themselves to improving the lives of Pyrs and Pyr-mixes nationwide.  Join the Pyr Pack today!

The Neediest

The trials of Job are hopefully coming to an end.  With the worst case of mange we've seen and years of cruelty and neglect, six-year old Job has been through so much. 

First rescued in February, Job has made progress and had several relapses before finally being diagnosed with a severe bone infection, possibly staff, that has penetrated his spine and left him disabled. His foster moms know Job is worth saving and we agree!  His preliminary tests and vet bills are well over $5,000 with a course of expensive antibiotics expected to last through the year. 

If you would like to help with Job's medical bills and his ongoing treatment, please click here. 

We sincerely appreciate everyone's concern about Job and will keep everyone updated on his progress through our Facebook page. You can read more about Job and our other special Pyrs on our neediest cases page. 


Fostering Saves Lives

The summer months are here when lots of people go on vacations.  Unfortunately for rescue, that usually means we have an abundance of dogs who are dumped at shelters by owners who choose to give-up their pets instead of making suitable arrangements. 

National Great Pyrenees Rescue depends on its fosters to be able to help these poor, discarded pets in addition to the many dogs who come to rescue as strays.  We can only save as many as we can safely temporarily house while waiting for their forever homes. 

If you haven't already volunteered to foster, please take a moment to consider the life you will save by opening your heart and home as a foster parent.  To find out more information on fostering or to volunteer, please visit our volunteer page here. 

As always, we appreciate all you do!  
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