Sad News

Edie passed away this afternoon. She began seizing yesterday and went down hill fast. Thank you all for your love and support as we worked with Edie’s diabetic issues and the loss of her sight. She was a very special little girl and will be missed by everyone.


Durham Walk for the Animals May 17

On Saturday, May 17 from 10 am to 2 pm, CGPR will have an educational booth at the Durham Walk for the Animals, which is taking place on Duke’s East Campus in Durham.  We hope you and your Pyr can join in the fun and help us show people how wonderful the Great Pyrenees breed is. If you sign up to help us in the booth, there is no charge to attend.  If you would like to help, please email at If you just want to attend and walk, you can register by going to

Spring Newsletter!

Click on the image below to download a pdf of our Spring newsletter.

Pyr-nic Silent Auction

Get in on the silent auction by bidding for your favorite items by May 1st,  or at the Pyr-nic if you are able to attend. You can also make a cash donation to CGPR and support our largest fundraising event. Thank you all for helping to save these gentle giants!

More goodies are arriving daily, definitely something for everyone! Continue reading

An easy way to help CGPR

Shop at AmazonSmile now through 3/31/14 and Amazon will donate an extra $5 to Carolinas Great Pyrenees Rescue

Click on this link to get started:

Pyr-nic May 3, 2014 11-4pm

What is a Pyr-nic? A Pyr-nic is a reunion where lunch is provided and a DJ performs. There will be a photographer on site and we will be playing some new games with prizes awarded! Our biggest fundraiser for CGPR is a silent auction, so don’t forget to get a bid in or leave a donation. And as usual we’ll wrap things up with our magnificent parade of Great Pyrenees and their friends and family members.

Things to Remember to make your Day even better:
o RSVP – As soon as you know, but no later than April 22nd to
o All Pyrs and their people and friends are invited.
o Please bring your own chairs or blankets

 Emerson Hill Farm
1852 Underpass Road
Advance, N.C. 27006
May 3rd, from 11-4pm

If you can donate an item, please notify us at by April 19th. You can drop donations off at Martha’s kennels by April 22nd or bring them to the Pyr-nic before the auction begins at 10am.

You can print a flyer for the pyr-nic by clicking on the above image.


Raise funds for CGPR with AmazonSmile!

CGPR is now part of AmazonSmile! This means that Amazon users can support rescue each time they shop on

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

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tagg pet tracker and CGPR

Happy New Year! New Years Eve’s fireworks and gunshots are a reminder that sometimes even dogs contained by solid fences escape because something frightens them. Likewise, even the best dog owners among us have made a mistake and left a door ajar or a gate open. It happens.

This product isn’t a substitute for a secure fence, but it is an insurance policy, so to speak. Several Pyr owners who have adopted from or volunteer for our rescue have used the tagg pet tracker and have praised it, and so when we had the opportunity to partner with them to offer both a discount to other Pyr owners who want to purchase it and to raise money for Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue, we jumped at the chance.

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Happy Holidays from Martha and the Rescue Pyrs!

A Christmas video from Earl- and a poem by Penny

Fall/Winter Newsletter

Here is our latest newsletter- click the image below to download the pdf file.
You can find old editions of the newsletter here on the website under the newsletter tab!

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