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: Ajax
This little guy was found as a stray out in the country estimated to be about 4 months old. He is new to the program and more details are to come as we get to know his personality! read more


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: Beverley of The Loser's Club
Beverley is part of "The Loser's Club" as her foster has named them. They were brought in from a backyard breeder situation in Fort Stockton at around 8 weeks old. They have adjusted well to living indoors and have personalities all of their own! read more


Name: Bill of The Loser's Club
Bill is part of "The Loser's Club" as his foster has named them. They were brought in from a backyard breeder situation in Fort Stockton at around 8 weeks old. They have adjusted well to living indoors and have personalities all of their own! 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 is such a cuddler and likes to follow his humans around! He has a playful side and likes to run around with the big dogs, but can relax on the bed too. He is good with cats and loves tearing up his rope. He is good on a leash and doesn't pull. He loves meal time and will go around to every dog bowl in the house in between meals looking for a hidden kibble to snack on! He is a little weary if you come at him too quickly still or go to reach for his collar, but he is learning to trust people and has nothing but love for them! He listens to "come" and "sit" and is very treat motivated. He is house trained and crate trained with only a couple of accidents in the beginning that he has seemed to grow out of! He would love to have to have a fur sibling to play with, but either way he will be a fabulous family dog! 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. 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: Daisy Rae
Daisy Rae was pulled from an EU shelter but has settled into her foster home quickly! She is as sweet as can be and keeps trying to play with her foster corgi siblings who aren't so sure of her yet! She is a big fluffy love bug and gets along great with her human siblings as well! She is currently on medical hold until she can kick this kennel cough so keep your eyes peeled for her availability! 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: Jace
Hello World, I'm Jace My foster mom says I'm the best little 6 month old boy ever! I am house trained, I do not chew, I love the outdoors and indoors, I play great with all my foster's dogs (4). I love all people--especially kids--I am lucky to have 5 foster grandkids ages 2-10. I'm very gentle and do not knock them over. I have finally learned to play with toys--my foster mom was so very excited for me! I do not like the crate, so I sleep loose in the house and never get into trouble! I do OK on leash--I start leash training on Tues--Yahoo, another group of pups to learn with! I am also working on car riding--I do pretty good but will be much better the more I ride. I am so looking forward to my furever home. So if I fit into your family lifestyle--PLEASE PLEASE put in your application to adopt me. read more


Name: Kirby
TRAINING HOLD 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: Kuma
More info to come! 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: 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: Luke
Luke and his brother Walker were brought in from a backyard breeding situation in West Texas. It is believed that they didn't have much human socialization. Upon arriving at his new foster home he has shown his true colors and gets along with the resident dogs great and within a couple of days had learned to use the doggy door without training. If he could have it his way he would love a home where he has room to play and someone to give him all kinds of attention. He is the cuddler of the two! read more


Name: Luna
Meet Luna! She is a Great Pyrenees Mix around 1 year old. She is a “Pocket Pyr” as she is just under 50 pounds and will most likely not be as big as a traditional Great Pyrenees. I found her wandering around our neighborhood and after 2 weeks, finally found the owners. Unfortunately, she decided to take herself on another walk about less than 24 hours after being returned and the owners asked me to foster her if I found her again Of course I said yes! She is a beautiful soul. She loves playing around outside with my resident dog, sleeping at our feet while we watch TV, chewing on tennis balls and antler chew toys, and going on walks. She loves to be outside and has access to the outdoors most of the day through the doggy door. I often find her napping in the grass in the yard after a full day of playing. She is great with other dogs, kids, and cats! She is very loving and snuggly. She loves to rest her head on my legs while I sit on the couch or lay her head on my feet while I watch TV. She is looking for her forever home full of loving owners who love to snuggle and plenty of outdoor access. read more


Name: Maggie fka Ivy
This sweet girl is definitely a love sponge but has a ton of energy for long walks too. Although very mellow and calm, even with babies and children, Maggie likes nothing more than meeting people and playing with others. In peak condition, she has had some training and walks well on a leash as long as she is given time to investigate all the smells along the way. Thunder does bother her but she’s happy to take medicine to calm her during the storms. Like most of us, Maggie likes the air-conditioning in the summer but also enjoys being outdoors when it’s cold; she uses a dog door to go in and out. She would fit in well with a family who would give her attention and belly rubs and take her on long walks. Maggie lives with cats but generally pays them no attention. read more


Name: Marley Mae
Found as a stray, no one claimed this gorgeous girl. She is such a sweetheart and her foster family has dogs of all sizes and ages around as well as 6 cats! She is learning how to walk on a leash and seems to be catching on and knows to stay away from rattlesnakes living out in the country! She also likes to bark at all of the new things she sees in the area, including deer! She hasn't been crate trained and would probably do best having a furry friend to keep her company! read more


Name: Miles Davis
TRAINING HOLD 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: Mimi
Mimi is the sweetest 2 year old girl! She’s deaf and quite shy, but is getting more comfortable with new things every day. Very small for a pyr at only 56 lbs, she’s got beautiful markings and loves long walks. She’s very cuddly once she’s comfortable with you, and will happily snuggle up next to you on the sofa. read more


Name: Mystique
Mystique came to us from an overflowing shelter. She had the puppies out in the country, and the landowner dropped her and the babies at the shelter because he didnt want anything bad to happen to them. This litter was originally ELEVEN puppies!! One didnt make it, but the other 10 are doing really well! Mystique was labeled at the shelter as being unfriendly, but we took a chance, and discovered that, really, she was an extremely stressed out new momma in a terrible environment. This sweet girl will be available for adoption after she weans the puppies and has been spayed. We couldn't be more excited for her new future! read more


Name: Penny(wise) of The Loser's Club
Penny(wise) is part of "The Loser's Club" as her foster has named them. They were brought in from a backyard breeder situation in Fort Stockton at around 8 weeks old. They have adjusted well to living indoors and have personalities all of their own! read more


Name: Piper
Piper is the momma to Luke and Walker. She was brought in from a backyard breeding situation from West Texas. She doesn't seem to have been socialized with humans very much and is still pretty shy. She is slowly warming up to her foster mom and her dogs but still has some confidence building to do. Unless an experienced adopter comes along, this girl will be with us while she builds some confidence and adjusts to being a companion dog after a life without much affection. read more


Name: Richie of The Loser's Club
Richie is part of "The Loser's Club" as her foster has named them. They were brought in from a backyard breeder situation in Fort Stockton at around 8 weeks old. They have adjusted well to living indoors and have personalities all of their own! 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: Sansa
Sansa was brought in from a backyard breeder situation in West Texas with Luke and Walker. She has multiple fur-siblings in her foster home of all sizes and she ABSOLUTELY adores the children that come to visit! She is super friendly and is ready for her forever home! read more


Name: Sophia Rae
This sweetheart was brought into the shelter after being hit by a car and her owners didn't show up for her. She came to TGPR with a couple of broken legs but nothing that seems to be too serious! She is on medical hold until she recovers a bit more. Her current foster has realized she isn't a fan of the crate so she gets to sleep out with the other dogs in the house and seems to be doing great! She LOVES to cuddle with anyone and everyone as well. read more


Name: Stanley of The Loser's Club
Stanley is part of "The Loser's Club" as his foster has named them. They were brought in from a backyard breeder situation in Fort Stockton at around 8 weeks old. He is quite the feisty pup and leader of all puppy shenanigans. read more


Name: VIPER of Junkyard litter
This ADORABLE fluffy girl is called "Viper", although her personality is just the opposite. What a sweetheart! Born in a junkyard in January of this year to Mom (Chevelle) is a Great Pyrenees, but we aren't sure of dad's breed. Viper is about to turn one year old and has been returned back to TGPR once already! She has gone through some extensive training once coming back to us and is ready for her fur-ever home! read more


Name: Walker
Walker was brought in with his brother Luke from a backyard breeder in West Texas. It is believed that they didn't have much human interaction before arriving in Austin with TGPR. Upon arriving at his foster home though he has shown that he certainly is a love bug but is the more energetic and playful pup of the two. He has also learned how to use the dog door without training a couple days into living with his foster and has befriended the resident dogs. He also has some extra eyelashes that don't seem to bother him and shouldn't become an issue in the future. read more


Name: Wiggles
New to TGPR 10/30/2019, Glacier came to us after having been found, hit by a car. The animal shelter did not have the means to get him treated, so they asked for our help. He's seen two vets and has been vaccinated and neutered. He has a fractured rib and shoulder blade, which will need time to heal. He'll spend the next month resting, taking potty breaks on leash, and learning how to be a good boy! This handsome hunk will be available for adoption soon! 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! UPDATE: 10/30/19 Wilbur is the sweetest gentle giant! He is as low key as they come. Wilbur enjoys sleeping on any soft surface, traipsing around the yard smelling the air and the grass, and loves a good chicken flavored treat. He gets along great with dogs and cats. He is very affectionate and will nudge you for extra pets. Wilbur’s arthritis is getting better every day and he’s ripe for a major transformation. Wilbur will being a calm, sweet energy to his forever home. 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.