Adoptable Dogs

Austin and Surrounding Counties

All of the dogs shown on this page are available for adoption through the Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue.


Name: Basil
Basil is an amazing, energetic girl who wants to give and get all the love that she can. Basil is up to date on all of her shots, and has done wonderfully with meeting new dogs, new people, and is a champion grasshopper catcher. At her foster home, Basil has been learning how to walk on a leash, how to wait patiently for her food, how to be sweet with cats (even when she wants to play), how to “sit”, “leave it”, “go to bed”, and “wait”, how to sleep quietly in a kennel (she does great, and has behaved when left out at night during test runs) and how to have all the zoomies in the backyard (and sometimes in the house – the couch does make a good launch pad, after all). She does great in the car once you get her in (she’s still learning that most trips involve treats), and she LOVES to snuggle on the couch with any humans or animals that are willing to share. Basil is amazing with kids, and she is learning that jumping up is bad, but kisses are good (and she’s an excellent alarm clock for small humans). Basil would be great in a home with similarly sized dogs that have similar energy levels, or an active family – she loves to play! She is great with cats, kids, other dogs, and she is very food-motivated, so positive reinforcement training will be perfect for her. read more


Name: Buddy Boy
Buddy is a 1.5 year old Pyrenees border collie cross. He was found by his current foster dodging cars on Highway 290 this past Christmas Eve. He had apparently strayed from his home and had no collar, no chip and after multiple attempts and a post to a lost and found site no one claimed him. It has become apparent that he is very eager and willing to learn and knows commands such as sit and down. He comes to the sound of a whistle as well as his name. He loves to be near people and is an extremely good companion dog. He currently lives on a small farm with other dogs that he gets along well with and he also loves swimming in ponds and being amongst the other livestock such as cows and horses. It is unknown if he is good with cats but his current foster feels that if things don't run from him or act scared then he would be far less likely to go after them. He is a very sweet and loving dog and eager to please. He is good on a leash and he eats in his kennel if he is around other dogs. It's just a safety measure since when he first came to his foster he was very protective of his food. He is very loyal and energetic. He loves to chase the frisbee and will play tug of war with ropes as well. He loves kids and has not shown any aggression towards people. He has been inside the house and has not been destructive nor has he had an accident. His foster feels that he is extremely adaptable and as long as he can get outside and play in the yard and have companionship with people and even other animals, if there are others in the home, he would be happy regardless of whether he was on a large property or not. Being young he does like to get the bulk of the attention if there is another dog around, but in a very short time he settles down and realizes that he doesn't have to be the center of attention. He would do best with an active family, and would not be a good fit for an apartment. read more


Name: Charleston Stone
Charleston was found stray and transferred to TGPR from an animal shelter. They noticed he had a limp, and assumed he had a leg injury. Turns out he has an old pelvic bone injury, which has caused unnatural alteration to his colon. He will need extra supervision and there is a potential for higher than average medical attention. According to our ortho, seconded by A&M vets, there isn't a fix for this, as the break in his pelvic bone has healed already. It's likely he won't make it to old age, which is just heartbreaking. Regardless of this medical issue, Charleston is the HAPPIEST and friendliest puppy you'll ever meet. The injury isn't slowing him down much. He's good with dogs, cats and kids. Given his medical issue, he will need a special home where his activity can be monitored, and he can't get into the big dog body-slam play that is common to this breed. read more


Name: Chevelle
Chevelle and her daughter TGPR Addie, were abandoned in a junkyard. Shortly after we got them safe, they both had puppies! Chevelle is doing well. After nursing NINE puppies, she is a bit thin, but gaining weight now. She is heart worm + and is undergoing treatment. She will need to be spayed in the coming weeks as well. This girl is SUPER people friendly, and very social. She would be great in a home with other quiet adult dogs, or as an only child where she can be spoiled. She is house trained, decent on a leash. One of the sweetest dogs we have had come through our Austin program! read more


Name: Cody
Hi! My name is Cody! I'm a sweet, loveable guy who just had a run of back luck. My brother Maxwell and I had it pretty good... you can see we didn't miss any meals! Our new vet doesn't think it's "thyroid", whatever that means. A couple of months ago, our mom got sick and passed away. We are pretty sad about it, but her daughter was amazing and brought us home with her. She can't keep us forever, but wanted to be sure we got good "forever" homes with families who understand the needs of bigger guys like us. If you think a big, fluffy love-bug might be missing from your life, please fill out the application! We'd love to meet you! P.S. as a bonus, my adoption fee is only $200! read more


Name: Ella - fka Saige Meadow
Ella (saige) is a beautiful shy young girl with a beautiful soft white and carmel coat and amazing lashes to accent her big brown eyes.  She knows “sit, “shake” and “outside”.  She walks nicely on a leash as well as the tandem with her foster sister Lucy. She is shy and takes time to warm up to new people (treats help) but she is happy to watch the activity from her safe spot.  She enjoys playing outside with her foster sister Lucy as well as chilling inside and chewing on toys. She is housebroken and will let you know when she needs to go outside with that giant pry paw or nudge of the nose.  She only barks when someone is at the door or when they come in. She is very cautious around men and other people she does not know, but once you gain her trust she is very happy for you to return home and jumps around with a happy dance and a good butt nudge.  She isn’t overly confident with a car ride, she prefers to sit in the middle and not hang her head out the window.  She would do well in a calm family that isn’t very active and has a nice fenced back yard.  Once this shy sweet girl knows you are her person she will become your shadow.  read more


Name: Fiona
Fiona is ready to move on to her permanent people! SPREAD THE WORD: With silky soft fur, weighing 55 lbs at 8-10 months Fiona is a dainty lady for a Pyr. Fostered first as a potential LGD, Fiona made it clear she’d rather play with the goats than calmly guard them. She’s been very happy as a “house Pyr”, spending her days running outside to chase and play with her two foster brothers, then back inside to chew on a bone and take a long nap in the AC. She is definitely a lively girl who would be happiest with another dog (or three) to tussle with. While calmly friendly with adults, children and other dogs, she’s a little too “interested” in her foster’s cats but has never harmed them. Some maturation should chill out that enthusiasm. This pup is smart as a whip. She learned “sit” from watching her two brothers for a day, before her foster even started working to train her. And within 3 minutes on her first leash walk, she was a champ at loose leash walking, needing only minor and occasional corrections. Fiona would do best with an adopter who has patience and a sense of humor, for this curious, mischievous pup will follow the letter of the law but not necessarily its spirit. For example, she will relinquish the newspaper you don’t want her to chew on, only to pull your junk mail out of the trashcan 15 minutes later! While she will thrive with a forever family of her own, Fiona is cautious and slow to trust, so you’ll need to move slowly until you’ve won Fiona’s snuggles and smiles – her love is well worth the wait! read more


Name: Ghandi of the Rogue Litter
Ghandi is one of the smaller of the litter. An adorable coffee brown, with lighter brown and white markings. He has BIG personality and loves to play hard. He's a wrestler and a talker. Such an adorable boy! Rogue Litter details: Born 4/26/2019 read more


Name: Kirby
This poor boy has spent his entire life on a chain in someone's yard. His owner signed him over to a shelter, and TGPR's amazing volunteers stepped in. Full, they donated funds to cover boarding so we could keep him out of a shelter. Kirby is a playful, goofy boy. He is approximately a year old. Fluffy, with adorable tan markings on his face. His foster mom has been working with him on a leash and he's picked up on not pulling on the leash within a week. He does not know his size and still has some growing left to do and would thrive in a house with other dogs closer to his size to play with. He is a hoot and is happy to curl up on the couch and snuggle but don't stop or he'll give you the pyr-paw swat. read more


Name: Lady B
This girl was companion to someone in financial straits who surrendered her to us so Lady B could have a better life. Dog friendly. Suuuper sweet. Beautiful. This girl has had it rough up until now. No vet history or anything. Looking for her forever home! read more


Name: Levi
Levi is the sweetest puppy ever and desperately wants her forever home. She is house trained and gets along great with other dogs. Spayed 09/19/2019 read more


Name: Loki Dokey
Loki is a fun-loving 6-month-old male Pyrenees. He is also known as "Puppy Stuff," "Little Brother," "Loki-Dokey," and "Party In A Puppy." We took Loki in after a former co-worker contacted me saying they knew of Loki and that his situation at that time was uncertain and they were not sure what would become of him. Although we have a full pack of dogs and cats, we couldn't let Loki just go by the wayside. Loki is a happy goofy pup who has never met a stranger. He is vivacious and social, and wants to meet everyone he sets his eyes on. He loves kids and adults alike. He is very affectionate, loves to give kisses, loves to receive all over body rubs. Everyone is a potential new friend. He is friendly with dogs and cats alike. Loki's interests and hobbies are expansive and include long walks, short walks, tug-of-war, squeaky toys, rope toys, balls, fetch, chew bones, tattling on the cats, cheese, and zoomies. Loki will be a dynamic addition to any household, particularly to a home that understands and appreciates this wonderful breed. He is a big boy and is guessed to top out at around 120 pounds. read more


Name: Louie
Dog friendly and very peopley. Louie was found stray and went unclaimed by owners. The shelter employees were super worried about him, with a free adoption weekend coming up, so TGPR worked a miracle ans got him safe in a matter of hours. Louie was completely shut down initially, but is learning fast that people are okay. He will need a patient family who will allow him time to build confidence and figure out that the world isnt so scary after all. Good with dogs, but he definitely prefers to stand his time attached to your leg. He ignored the cat when confronted with one. Easy going and quiet. Does not do well in a crate. Learning to walk nicely on a leash. Hes a super sweet boy who he a rough start. Update: 05/06/19 Louie continues to relax and learn to trust people. Available for adoption to a patient family who will give him time to adjust and learn to trust. He's GORGEOUS and so so sweet! read more


Name: Lucy - fka Nori
Lucy (nori) big playful goofball with fabulous eyeliner to accent her big brown eyes. She is great with kids and other dogs. She is crate trained but prefers to lounge on the living room couch or a bed on top of all the pillows or the cool tile floor.  She loves to play and sunbath outside with her foster sister Ella. Chewing on bones and toys are her favorite indoor activities as well as plenty of beauty rest.  She will be as active or as lazy as you want her to be. She walks nicely on a leash and also on the tandem on with her foster sister Ella. She is a snuggle bug and is by your side ready to hangout or have a bite of whatever you are eating or ready for a good ole head scratch or tummy rub.  She knows “sit”, “shake” “crate” and the sound of the refrigerator opening. She will bark when someone is at the door or coming in. She is housebroken.  She does need supervision because she is young and will chew things other than her toys. She rides well in the car but can be a little dare devil and stick more than just her head read more


Name: Marley Mae
Found as a stray, no one claimed this gorgeous girl. She came in with Maximus III, who is likely her son. She's dog friendly, and working on house training. Working on leash walking. Would do best in a home with other dogs to help her confidence. She's learning that people are not all bad. She's wonderful! read more


Name: Marty
Marty is ready to find his forever home! He's been through a LOT, and we will be looking for just the right fit for him. He has struggled to find his place in the world. After some much needed TLC, he's looking for love! Marty is a big sweet goofball. Loves to go on walks (carrying his stuffed toy), chases around with toys in the yard, and snuggles! He's a leaner - leaning into you for pets and butt rubs. He doesn't bark much, which is a benefit over your usual Pyr. He's big for a golden mix (90lbs or so) and we really don't know what exactly he's mixed with, but he is SO CUTE and SMART - it doesn't really matter! He's fantastic on a leash - he doesn't pull at all! He's had a bunch of training while he's been in foster, so he's very well behaved in the home. His ideal home will be active (a tired dog is a happy dog) and consistent. We envision regular walks/runs at Town Lake (or any park), and weekend patio brunches for him. His new family must be open to continuing his training. We think he'll be happiest with a larger female companion or as an only child. BONUS: Marty comes with free training commitment from one of our partner trainers! He's a local favorite! read more


Name: Maxwell
Hi guys! My name is Maxwell. My brother Cody and I had a good life in north Texas, but then our mom got sick and passed away. We are pretty broken up about it. Her amazing daughter came and got us, though, and brought us home with her. She was really worried we would end up in a bad, scary shelter! We are so grateful to her for that. We are easy going, loveable, fluffy guys who are looking for a home where we can lay around, maybe play a little, and go for walks. As you can tell, we didn't miss any meals, and need a bit of a diet. Our doctor doesn't think it's "thyroid", whatever that means. I think that's a good thing? Anyway, if you are looking for a laid back companion (or two?), all you need to do is fill out the application and someone will be in touch! P.S. My adoption fee is only $250! read more


Name: Miles Davis
Miles came from a shelter where he had been adopted and returned twice, for classic Pyr behaviors. During his vetting, he was checked for UTI due to straining. Xrays were done and it turns out our new boy has bullet fragments in his thigh!! While we work out his medical issues, he will remain on hold. Updates to come! read more


Name: Moby
Details coming soon read more


Name: Momma Rogue
This gorgeous female wandered up to a house outside of Waco, and gave birth to NINE puppies a day later. The owner of the home reached out two the Humane Society, but they were too full. Same story with the animal shelter. She posted fliers, posted online, but no owner could be found. When the puppies reached 3 weeks of age, it became too much and with the help of the shelter, located a TGPR volunteer, who took care of the family until intake opened up. Rogue is a young adult, mix. She has the double dew claws. She was a MESS, and didn't appear to have ever been inside before. She house trained immediately! She doesn't love the crate unless theres another dog crated next to her. She is good on leash and LOVES KIDS!! Shes great with toddlers! This lovely lady has had it rough and is ready to start the next chapter in life. read more


Name: Sadie
Sadie is a loveable “big white polar bear,” just keep petting or that huge paw will give you a wack. She is a 94 pound 7 years old female and was an original rescue from LA in 2013; adopted 5 years ago with another rescue dog, Sage. Sadie stays indoors most of the time, with a dog door to go outside and has recently been up to her old tricks, of climbing the chain link fence, to “go for a run,” with no concern for traffic or where she ends up. Owner had to make a difficult decision to put safety of dogs above their love and companionship. Needs lots of lovin! Would love it if Sadie could be adopted with her best buddy Sage, but not a requirement. read more


Name: Sage
Sage was an original rescue from Bastrop in 2013; adopted 5 years ago with another rescue Sadie. Sage is maybe 7 years old and 74 pounds, but she still runs around like a puppy playing tag. Sage likes to keep an eye on owner’s whereabouts and wants to be the first one petted upon return, even if owner has only been outside for a few minutes. Recently she has been up to her old tricks of climbing the chain link fence, to “go for a run.” Owner had to make a difficult decision to put safety of dogs above their love and companionship and re-home them. Would love it if Sage could be adopted with her best buddy Sadie, but is not a requirement. NO CATS please. read more


Name: Sandy
Sandy is an 8-month-old fun loving girl. She’s always down for an adventure, a hike, a trip to the dog park, or just a quick car ride. Being that she’s usually on the go she would love an active home and plenty of space to play in. Sandy loves every dog and person she meets and will greet you to the best of her ability every time you walk through the door. There’s no doubt she’ll keep you entertained with all her prominent facial expressions and her smarts. She picks up new tricks in no time. So far, the skills she can show you are “sit”, “shake”, “lay down”, “roll-over”, and how she rings her bell when she needs to use the restroom. Her parents were Pyrenees and Labradoodle which gives this girl a fun style. Some might say she is "pocket-sized" at 40 lbs. and shouldn't get much bigger. Will you be Sandy's furever family? read more


Name: Shirley Temple
Meet Shirley Temple! Originally adopted as a puppy, shes back with us again. Her family couldn't care for her any longer and asked us to find a forever family. This sweet girl is 2 years old, house trained, crate trained, good with kids and cats. It takes her a minute to warm up to new dogs. She does resource guard food (shes a Pyr!), so she'll need to be fed separately or in a crate. This lovely girl is looking for a home where she can have plenty of exercise and lots of snuggles! Shes smart and quick to learn. Shes currently in boarding, learning some basic obedience/leash manners. Shes going to make a fantastic family dog! PS... turns out shes a big water baby! UPDATE: She attended a public event recently and did WONDERFULLY! Great with kids and other dogs. Let everyone pet her, and seemed to really enjoy herself! read more


Name: Teddy Bear aka Jack (Companion)
Jack came to TGPR as a LGD, but has turned out to prefer more time with his people. Jack loves to be indoors and with his people as much as possible. He is available for adoption now! Jack gets along with dogs, and ignores barn cats. Goat, horse, and cattle safe as a bonus! read more


Name: Teton
He is lovable, loyal, and a beautiful Pyr. Teton enjoys being outdoors and indoors and is great with children. He enjoys running and then sleeping! We enjoy having him and hope to find a hope that values and cares for him like we do. read more


Name: Thompson
After a death in the family, his people requested assistance finding a forever family for Thompson. We brought him into our program and straight to the vet for exam and initial vaccinations. It was discovered that he has a grade 6 heart murmur. Thompson is recovering well from his surgery which repaired his heart murmur and is ready to move on to the next stage! He is very affectionate and playful, and loves to run in the yard. He's making some progress on house training, doing his business outside with very little prompting. He is very smart but also energetic so he will definitely benefit from walking and play time. read more


Name: Wilbur
On Medical Hold while we sort through his various medical issues. Significant arthritis in his back end and his teeth are in desperate need of cleaning. Stay tuned! read more


Name: Zena
I'm Zena...the pretty white one on the left. My brother Zion is on the right. read more


Name: Zion
Hi! I am Zion...the pretty boy on the right with the striking mask. My sister is Zena (on the left). read more

Discipline isn't about showing a dog who's boss; it's about taking responsibility for a living creature you have brought into your world.
--Cesar Millan.