Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club, Inc

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$5,860 raised by 27 donors

23% complete

$25,000 Goal

Because of Covid-19, it's been especially hard for us. Donations are down because the need for help is so GREAT everywhere. For our rescue, 2023 has subjected us to financial challenges and difficulties that have been harder than any other time. Covid 19 was a huge burden in 2020, but to date 2021-2022 combined almost crushed our rescue! We weren't sure we were going to be able to continue!  When dogs were shuffled out of shelters and shelters were shut down due to Covid, we scrambled to find places for dogs seeking homes or places to go. But, 2022-2023 has brought a whole series of new challenges. People have been returning to the work force, suffering financial setbacks, the death of family members and currently shelters and partnering rescues are full and actually over capacity. We have over 30 dogs waiting to come into rescue from owner surrenders. The shelters have been needing assistance as well. Our rescue message machine sadly gets approximately 15 calls a day with 10-12 of those calls being a request to surrender dogs into rescue! We are equally overwhelmed by the numbers of dogs needing to be re-homed and many are 18 months old and younger. The number of abandoned and neglected dogs is shocking and we've had many challenges with sick and injured dogs, too. Just in the last 3 months we have 4 extensive orthopedic surgeries on dogs whose ages were 4 months, 5 months, 6 months and 10 months. When dogs are dumped by the side of the road, they often get hit by cars!  What troubles my heart the most, are the high euthanasia rates.

We need to raise funds even more than we ever did before to save these animals. In person fundraising events weren't possible during Covid and our presence online including the "Big Day of Giving" platform is existentially vital to our survival as a rescue and to the survival of the animals we help.

Our adoptions have been down because there are so many dogs and not enough good homes so, we been trying to think out of the box and cope with the changes and challenges. But the dogs still need to be fed, vetted, groomed, and transported to and from the vets and from the shelters.

Please join me in supporting a good cause. The money will support Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Rescue and your contribution will make an impact and will be tax-deductible, whether you donate $1 or $5000. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. I've included information about Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club below.

Established in October 1996, Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club, Inc. (Rescue), is a registered non-profit dog club with activities dedicated to rescue. The organization houses the rescued dogs at our no-kill facility on property that is privately owned. We place between 100-150 dogs per year. Our organization is a registered non-profit in the State of California, a Registered 501C(3) Charitable Trust with the IRS and Registered with the Department of Justice. All dogs are restored to health, brought current on vaccines, micro-chipped, has microscopic fecal and heart worm tests. Available dogs for adoption are adopted to pre-qualified homes. Applicants must fill out an application and provide reference. Home studies are done and the new adopter engages into a mutually agreed to contractual agreement. Rescue continues to be a resource for the life of the dog and we have a first-right-of-refusal clause should we need to take a dog back. We are fully insured, licensed with our domicile county of record and have many activities in both rescue and club related events and fundraisers. 

Giving Activity


To rescue abused, abandoned, and unwanted Great Pyrenees and Great Pyrenees mixed dogs. Our program provides for all vaccines, spay/neuter, microchip, restore to health, microscopic fecal, heart-worm-4DX test or heart-worm treatments. Dogs healthy enough for adoption will be re-homed to qualified applicants who have filled out the questionnaire, provided references, had a successful home study and engaged into a contract.


Veterinary expenses which are often in excess of $85,000 annually for both our dogs in the program and emergency medical care for dogs owned by the public who reach out to us for help.

Rebuilding interior & exterior kennel enclosures. Existing kennels are 30 years old and need replacement due to wear and tear by the dogs. The bid cost is $53,000.

To hire one to two employees to help with the workload, costing approximately $38,000 annually per employee which includes insurance and taxes.

Re-design and landscaping in the dog yard. Five of the last seven years have been dry or in drought here in California and it has taken its toll and when potential adopters come here, it's important that we make a positive impression, and provide a place suitable to visit with the adoptable dogs and provide for the dogs a clean and safe environment. Replacement of transport vehicle used to pick up and transport dogs from shelters, the veterinarian and all other lifesaving travel. The existing van is a 2000 model has over 150,000 miles and has been having mechanical difficulties and is becoming unreliable. A large van is necessary because we rescue a Giant breed and must be able to carry a minimum of four dogs in it. Estimated $65,000.

Equity Statement

We are a 501C3 non-profit organization. This organization runs on volunteers and donations from the public. We are funded through a city or county tax base and file tax returns each and every year. Monies raised are for the purpose of providing medical care, food, housing, vaccinations and supplies related to saving abused, abandoned and unwanted Great Pyrenees and Great Pyrenees mixed dogs. We are essential to the community and provide services to those who need us.

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Organization Data


Organization name

Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club, Inc

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Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category


Operating Budget

$50,001 - $100,000

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Other

Demographics Served

Animals, General population

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director & Board Chair

Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

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8700 Golden Spur Drive
Granite Bay, CA 95746

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US





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