About us

Manitoba Great Pyrenees Rescue is a 100% volunteer based, non-profit organization that has been in operation since 1996.  We are located near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


MGPR is dedicated to finding quality, forever homes for abandoned, abused and neglected Great Pyrenees dogs.


Although the focus of our rescue is on the Great Pyrenees breed, we also rescue dogs of other breeds, cats, the occasional rabbit and guinea pig and even horses that are in need.


Our animals are housed in foster homes in the community, not in a "bricks and mortar" shelter.  All our animals receive any needed veterinary attention including vaccinations.  All dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, male rabbits and guinea pigs are neutered and male horses are gelded.  Our adoption fees do not come close to covering costs and donations are gratefully accepted.

Interested in becoming a member of our team?  We are always in need of new foster homes for dogs and cats.  Apply below!

Questions? Please Email us at mgprescue@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!





Pawsitively Adorable Face Masks are Back!

Community Events

This year has been especially difficult to raise funds for our furry friends in rescue. We rely on the generous donations of pet loving families and businesses in our community, along with our monthly community events, but the restrictions created by the pandemic have caused a serious shortage of funds. Please participate in our online events and share with friends and family, to help us get back to the most important business of all...Saving Animals in Need!


With the time change this past weekend, and Spring officially arriving this coming weekend...it’s not too early to mention Spring cleaning, is it? Our Mabel’s Labels fundraiser is still ongoing if you need some assistance in terms of organization. Everything is more efficient when labeled properly, and making it look good is even better. Easy, organized & good looking, sounds like Spring cleaning is going to be a breeze! Follow this link http://campaigns.mabelslabels.com/ enter “Manitoba Great Pyrenees Rescue” as group and find out what Mabel’s Labels fit your life. With every purchase, you are helping cats and dogs in our rescue.

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These are our

These guys and gals have been in rescue for FAR too long.  Don't miss out on our Fall Promo for some of our adoptable cats!

It is running until October 31!  Inquire about the Lucky Seven!

Lucky Seven


Phil Amero - Amero Group
Allison Martens
Cynzia Virgilio
Denis Gareau
Char Okell
Steven & Abby Sereda
Rhonda Overby
Cindy Gauthier
Colleen & James Gnidziejko

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Congratulations Park City Commons Raffle Winners!
These winners are from the draw at Pet Planet and Starbucks with HHBCR on September 25

Prize 1 -MGPR - Shawna Hupe                     Prize 2-Starbucks- Nikki Schonen     

Prize 3 - Pet Planet - Scott Negrich               Prize 4- Starbucks - Rose Ramm         

Prize 5 - Pet Planet - Melissa Tennant           Prize 6 - Pet Planet - Scott Negrich

Prize 7 - HHBCR - Dave Gray                       Prize 8 - HHBCR - Cheryl Czeredi

Prize 9 - MGPR - Dave Gray                         Prize 10 - Starbucks - Dave Gray

Prize 11 - Pet Planet - Katie Patteson           Prize 12 - Pet Planet - Jacquie Coleman

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Available in kids, ladies and men's sizes. 4 different patterns to choose from.


Each mask is $15.00 , of which $10.00 goes to MGPR.

I still have patterns available from the previous campaign. Just let me know if you are interested.

DM me on Facebook @ Janet Quiring or email me at jquiqui1@mymts.net with quantity, size, and pattern to order. I accept cash or e-transfer.


Pick up is at 289 St.Mary's Rd. (backlane please) or can mail out to you for an extra $5.00.

Our Monthly STARS

Meet August

It may be October, but August is here to stay!  She loves to love on her people.  She needs a family that is a little bit more experienced, as she can be reactive on leash towards other dogs.  However, with a dog that loves as much as she does, she will be a fine addition to any family. 

Click on "All Dogs" below for more info on all of our adoptable dogs!



Meet St. Malo
This lovely little lady, was supposed to be released back outside after she was spayed, but she loved the indoor life so much she decided she wants a family of her own!  If you are up for showing this little lady the treasure of being an posh indoor cat, inquire about her today!

Click on "All Cats" below for more info on all of our adoptable cats!


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Tanks, T-shirts, Hoodies, OH MY! 

As well as some enrichments choices for our favorite furry friends!


Our Rescue FUNdraisers

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Looking for that cozy fall attire?

We have many options for what to wear this fall: lighter options for during these hot days, and cozy sweaters to put over top during the cool nights. Show your love for pets & rescue with our popular hoodies for $40 or one of our newest styles of tanks for only $25. Sizes, colours & styles are all listed in the shop. Check the drop down menus for the sizes available for each selection. Order yours today!

FIV+ Cat Facts

Hoarding is an illness, and these faces are only two of the many victims of a recent hoarding situation. You may be seeing quite a few cats popping up in rescues around Manitoba. Over 40+ cats were seized recently from a single residence and have been placed where space was available in various local rescues. Thankfully, the Manitoba rescue community was able to come together to assist in rehoming the numerous cats.


We are grateful that we were able to at least help Rufus & Tibbs. They were previously known as #12 and #17. And yes, Manitoba Great Pyrenees Rescue may be known for our big white dogs but we also rescue mixed breed dogs and all types of cats. Rufus & Tibbs are looking for a home together. Both cats have tested positive for FIV, though neither have symptoms. Thankfully, being tested positive for FIV is no longer a death sentence. Although there is still no cure, we now know that the cats can live long and happy lives WITHOUT infecting another cat. Precautions are still taken by only adopting a FIV positive cat into a home that either already has FIV cats or no current cats. These bonded boys are friendly, and do well with people and pets once they have settled into a home. Their adoption fee has been lowered to reflected their specific homing requirements.


Snuffle Mats are great Boredom Busters for both canines and felines! Searching for their favourite tiny treats that are scattered throughout the mat stimulates your pets natural drive to sniff for food. MGPR's handmade Snuffle Mats are made by a group of dedicated rescue volunteers, and are available in a wide variety of colours and patterns.

Our Snuffle Mats can be purchased directly at Pet Planet on 1510 Plessis Rd and Henderson Pet Valu or they can be purchased online and picked up from either store.

Proceeds from the sales of these mats go directly to helping ALL of the Rescue Animals in Our Care!

It's Time to Start SNUFFLIN!

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