Last week we sent THREE Pyrs to their new homes- this past weekend we had FOUR adoptions!
Welcome to our updated webpage! We’ve been busy over the holiday break updating the look and functionality in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue! Founded by Martha Rehmeyer and her beloved Pyr Charlie in 1992, CGPR continues to celebrate all that she achieved as president, and the work of CGPR’s current officers and volunteers builds on the solid foundation Martha laid. Led by president Shannon Meehan, we remain committed to rehabilitating and rehoming abused and abandoned Pyrs in the Carolinas.
Last year, we relocated to Indian Trail, NC and transitioned the rescue to new leadership while placing 113 Pyrs. This is going to be another great year for us. Please join us in celebrating CGPR’s first 25 years and bright future by marching in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Charlotte and attending the Pyr-nic this spring.
In 2016, CGPR rehomed 113 Pyrs. Thank you to our supporters! As we celebrate 25 years of saving Pyrs in the Carolinas, we look forward to sharing so many more happy milestones!
Willow is recovering at the rescue from surgery to repair her ACL. She’s doing well and looking forward to being able to walk on four paws again. She wanted to send a special wag of tail and thanks to those who have contributed to her new paw fund. To learn more about Willow and how you can help her…and get a cool thank you gift, click here:
Ever wonder what it costs to run a rescue? We’re sharing some of our numbers from 2016. Here’s another stat: we cover all expenses through adoption fees, fundraisers, and donations. 100% of the money you give to CGPR goes to the Pyrs, and because we are a 501(c)3, your donations are tax deductible. You can give online through PayPal by clicking the Donate button here on our FB page or at www.cgpr.org/donate or send checks to CGPR at 4015 Fawnbrooke DR., Indian Trail, NC 28079. Thank you for your support of our Pyrs!
We are thankful for the Paris family, who adopted Cam this weekend. Cam is thankful to have a forever home! What are you thankful for?
Sampson has been adopted! He has to wait until after Christmas to go to his new home, but he was ready to go TODAY…and tried to leave with them…and brought a tear to his new Mom’s eye. We are happy to make sure he has a Merry Christmas until longtime CGPR supporters the Bakers can take him home forever!
Friends of the Pyrs, we want to share a happy story with you. Maska is a dear, fluffy gentleman who is 11 years old. Maska was adopted from CGPR 10 years ago. Since then, one of his owners passed away, & the other is now dealing with a serious illness. Could we, she asked, provide Maska with a foster home where he will be loved & cared for so that she can focus on getting well & out of the hospital? Of course, we said…knowing that we were going to have to ask a pretty special person to open their heart & home to a senior gentle giant over the holidays. And so yesterday evening, we emailed our dear friend Karen Chappell, a longtime CGPR supporter whose beloved Sadie passed away earlier this year & who we know loves the silver snouts as much as we do. She didn’t hesitate. Tonight, Maska is spending his first night at Karen’s house. She reports that he already has found a comfy spot where he can keep an eye on all of the doors at once. Karen is enjoying a Crown Royal to toast him and happy to have a Pyr in her home again, & we’re raising a glass to her for being one of those great folks who make rescue possible!
Yesterday Noah went home to live with Nancy & David, long time CGPR supporters. We are so happy that Noah has a home for the holidays!
(Our own webmaster Stephen met his first Great Pyrenees at their farm in spring of 2002 and would adopt his first Pyr six years later. YOU, our supporters, are advocates for this breed in more ways than you know, and meeting your first Pyr always leaves a big impression. After all, Pyrs are so awesome that they had to add the word “Great” to their breed name to properly describe them!)
The Underhill family adopted Sammy today, BUT not everyone knew that Sammy was coming to live with them. WE CANNOT WAIT to hear what the reaction was from the Underhill’s tween twins when they met Sammy, their new sister!