Great Pyrenees Rescue
for Eastern Pennsylvania

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East Penn Pyr Rescue is dangerously low on funds. We desperately need to raise money for the dogs that are now in Rescue. Please consider a monetary donation to help the Great Pyrenees in our care. Every little bit helps to feed them and provide for their veterinary expenses. We are fighting to stay alive in this terrible economy and cannot in good conscience bring in new dogs until we are more financially secure. We will of course try to help those dogs in need get to a qualified Rescue that can take them in and care for them.

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You can also donate here! 9/10/14

To help us raise funds please visit our store! Items are available for a donation plus shipping. EPPR,Inc. Store10/22/13

Ammendments to Pennsylvania Dog Law and how they effect Rescue!

Due to the new ammendments to the Pennsylvania Dog Law that were made into law on 10/9/08 we will, as a Rescue, have to limit the numbers of dogs we take in to Rescue each year. As the Law reads now, if we take more than 25 dogs in to Rescue in a year (or harbor, house etc. more than 25 dogs in a calendar year) we would have to apply for a kennel license. Applying for a kennel license and adhering to the stringent rules for kennels is not something we are able to do either physically or financially at this time. To this end, and in order to still be able to Rescue some dogs each year, we will no longer be able to take in dogs older than 5 years, (these are much harder to find new homes for due to their age) dogs that have behavioral problems that would need an extended stay in Rescue prior to placement, (including but not limited to dogs who are food aggressive, dogs who are dog aggressive, dogs who are not good with children under normal circumstances, etc) no "special needs" dogs either (such as deaf or orthopedically challenged dogs). We will only be able to take in dogs that have a good chance at being rehomed without extensive behavioral modification. Nor will we be able to take in any dogs from other states. We need to keep our doors open to PA dogs in need.

We will however, do our very best to help shelters and others place any Great Pyrenees in need into appropriate homes whenever possible. We cannot take any responsibility for these dogs since we did not foster them ourselves to appropriately temperament test them and get to know them personally.

Adopting a Rescue Pyr

How We "Do" Rescue at East Penn Pyr Rescue Inc
Information Survey Form, to be printed out and mailed or emailed to East Penn Pyr Rescue Inc
Pyrs Available for Adoption, with some background information1/2/13
Fundraising Options for East Penn Pyr Rescue, Inc.


Fundraising Event at Casa Toro Mexican Grill! 4/15/09
LSACAB Pet Fair 2011 5/2/11
John DeBella Dog Walk 2011 5/2/11

Our Abuse, Neglect Cases and Special Needs Dogs

Andre's Story 12/08/11
Misha's Story
Sunny's Story 10/07/09
Missy and Lilly. Missy and Lilly adopted! 1/28/09
Sydney's Story. Sydney adopted!
Tigger, abandoned by his owners! Tigger adopted! 6/14/08
Lucy, Ethel and Desiree, three abused Pyrs. Lucy and Desiree adopted! 12/25/08


Important to Read! My Name is Sam by Chris Benton
Guidelines for Dealing with the Petstore Pyr, by Catherine de la Cruz, GPCC Rescue
Helping your Rescue Dog to Adjust, by Jane Gill
Introducing the New Dog, by Catherine de la Cruz, GPCC Rescue
Rescue Thoughts, by Janet Ingram, GPCA Rescue Chair
Team Rescue, by Jane Gill
Great Pyrenees Club of America Health Resource Page
Great Pyrenees Club of America Health Survey Download (pdf file)
Great Pyrenees Club of America


Pictures from the 2006 GPCA National Specialty Parade of Rescue Dogs!
Emmett, our miracle dog!
Angel, a real success story
"Blizzard" AKA Tobey, rescue puppy extraordinaire!
Lily Receives Service Dog Award from Great Pyrenees Club of America! Receives 2nd Service Dog Award April 2010!8/5/10
Rescue Photo Album, some happy times in Penn-Dutch Rescue, 1995-97
All About Rita, a Rescue story from NM
3 Rescue Pyrs, the story of 3 dogs nobody wanted
Maggie McCarron, an update from New Jersey
Bear Jones, a big white ball of fur


Memorial to Chuck, a truly "Great" Pyrenees


President: Barbara Bowes, 610-577-4988.

Secretary: Dorene Choffel, 570-850-3077

Treasurer: Judy Heffelfinger, 610-377-1559


Adoption and Intake Coordinator and Contact: Barbara Bowes, 610-577-4988.

Transport Coordinator and Contact: Dorene Choffel, 570-850-3077

Donation Coordinator and Contact: Judy Heffelfinger, 610-377-1559

This section is devoted to dogs that were adopted out through the years. Dogs adopted prior to 3/31/06 were adopted from Penn-Dutch Great Pyrenees Club Rescue. In March of 2006 Rescue became a separate entity and a non-profit corporation was formed. East Penn Pyr Rescue, Inc. was born. EPPR, Inc. will support the dogs placed through PDGPC Rescue. These pages will be updated as time allows.5/2/11

Happy Endings

Dogs adopted from EPPR Inc. Page 1
Dogs adopted from EPPR Inc. Page 2
Dogs adopted from EPPR Inc. Page 35/2/11
Dogs adopted from PDGPC Rescue

East Penn Pyr Rescue, Inc.
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