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!

​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

We look forward to hearing from you!


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Honey is sweet.  Dogs are sweet, especially some

of our current adoptables - *wink wink*. 

So what could be more perfect a fundraiser than a honey fundraiser!  

Orders will be due Sunday, August 1st.  Orders will be available for pick up on Thursday, August 12 at 263 Fountain St, Winnipeg during the hours of 1-3pm and 4-6pm. 


If your order is over $25, a couple of our wonderful volunteers have offered to deliver within the City of Winnipeg.  If required, other arrangements can be made. 

Please see the image above to the right for all of the amazing options there are, and submit your order form to and for payment use subject line "Honey Order 2021" on your etransfer.  Please include your name, phone number, the names of your choices and your order total.

Payment can be sent via etransfer to  Happy ordering!

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Are you looking for new ways to entertain your puppy? We have a solution for you!

Step 1: Get puppy pole

Step 2: Secure in the ground.

Step 3: Add favourite toy to puppy pole string.

Step 4: Watch and enjoy. 

You can offer a new type of enrichment for your puppy while also supporting our rescue so we can continue to help dogs and cats!

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With the time change this past weekend, and Spring officially arriving this coming’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 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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Our Monthly STARS

Meet Lexie

After caring for her 10 puppies, Lexie wants to get out and meet some people. Preferably people who will love her and be her forever family. Lexie is interested in things being ‘just about her’, at least for a while. 

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



Meet Rufus & Tibbs
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.These bonded boys are friendly, and do well with people and pets once they have settled into a home.

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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Hello..... SUMMER!

Our shop is loaded with wearable merchandise fit for the beach, backyard BBQs and late night campfires. 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, just like Summer they won’t last long!

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!