About Dirk

We are overrun with many wonderful male Great Pyrenees! The shelters are packed with dogs that people are returning since going on vacation post-COVID! For any new applications received from September 1st to September 30th, adoption fee is only $250 (includes neuter, distemper /parvo shot, rabies shot, heartworm testing, heartworm and flea prevention and USDA health certificate to travel.) These wonderful dogs desperately need you to give them a great home!! (Transportation fee of $225 is paid separately to independent transporter). “My dad put me in a wire cage with no bottom in the back of a pick-up truck bed and drove me to a parking lot where I heard other dogs barking. It was insufferable as it was 91 degrees with the hot Texas sun beating down on me. I felt so weak, and I couldn’t stop panting. I was leaning against the cage and was so thirsty but there was no water in the bowl. A kind woman saw me suffering and the next thing I know, dad put me in her car. I threw up all over her back seat. The air conditioning barely cooled me off. After I arrived at her house, I had a seizure that lasted for 10 minutes. She soaked me with the water hose, but I still couldn’t move. I was lifted into the house, and she gave me fluids under my skin. I began to experience some comfort. This wonderful woman, who I call my foster mom, named me Dirk. She is showing me that life is good. I am learning to walk on a leash and potty outdoors. I am very respectful of the canine and felines that live here. I don’t mind giving them all the space they require. Leaning on my foster mom gets me pets, hugs, and belly rubs. She makes me feel less anxious when I hear the train in the distance. Living indoors is fabulous and I like being near the cool air conditioner. My foster mom took me to the vet who says I’m about 3.5 years old and about 10 pounds underweight. My foster mom is helping me with that with plenty of delicious groceries. Where I came from a meal and a spot under a shed to get out of the rain and heat was all I was used to. My foster mom is the most loving, and generous person I have ever met.” She says, “Dirk is a gentle soul discovering what love is all about. Many things scare Dirk because many things are new to him. He warms up after he understands things are ok and is blossoming every day. He is calm and not destructive in the house.” Dirk will thrive in a loving and patient home with older considerate kids and a friendly canine companion to show him the ropes. A family leader familiar with Pyr traits and behavior will help bring the best out of him. Dirk has become heat sensitive, therefore a home in the Northwest would be perfect for Dirk. All dogs and puppies require visible fencing. Adoption fee: $250 (Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, heartworm test, rabies, distemper, parvo and health certificate for travel). Northwest adopters pay the cost of transport to independent transport service ($225). GPRS has proudly placed thousands of Great Pyrenees and GP mixes in the PNW for over a decade. Our volunteers have over 100 years combined experience fostering, screening, and placing this majestic breed into loving, forever homes. When adopting from us, you can rest assured that we provide life-long support and advice when it comes to your new family member. As always, our purpose is to find the best match for every unique dog that comes through our doors. Taking the time to find the right fit comes first and foremost at the Great Pyrenees Rescue Society. If you are interested in adopting, please take the time and apply. You will see firsthand how much care, attention and love goes into the process, when you are guided a personal screener. This is why we have people come back again and again for their next family member! Fill out an application and discover why we are the BEST at placing the right dog in the right home! Adoption, fostering and donations are just some of the ways you can help a rescued dog. We have worked hard to cultivate a large network of volunteers to save this majestic breed. While monetary donations are always much appreciated, you can also help by donating your time as a GPRS foster or volunteer! Out-of-town pets are cared for by non-local organizations who can make arrangements for the pet to be transported to your area.

My Information

Breed Great Pyrenees Gender Male
Location Seattle, WA Age Adult
Size Large Adoption Fee


Seattle, WA

My Details

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Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered

Good in a home with

Other dogs, cats, children

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