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!


Silent Auction Rules:

  • The bidding will begin at 11am and end at 2pm.
  • All items will be available for the winners to take home.
  • If you would like to bid but cannot attend the Pyr-nic, email your maximum bid on the item by 8pm Thursday, May 1st. If you cannot pick up the item from Martha in Winston- Salem or Rose in Charlotte, we ask you to cover the cost of shipping.

Please bring cash or your check book. We ask that you pay for all items in full before leaving the Pyr-nic.

All items have been donated. Thanks to all who have given so generously.
100% of all proceeds benefit CGPR and saves more Pyrs.

Please contact us if you have any questions at

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

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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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Click to download pdf

Earl Update: November 2013

November 22:  Earl had the screws and plates removed from his leg on Monday at CVS (Carolina Veterinary Specialists).  The leg looks good and I am sure he will be feeling much better now.  He is doing well, eating and using the legs when he needs. Earl is being fostered by Barbara and she is doing a great job.  She has the flat yard and no steps which he needs at this time.  Earl seems very happy and has a great tail wag.  The staples will be removed in 2 weeks and looking at him going back to therapy the beginning of the year.  I will keep you posted on our very happy, loving boy.


November 16:  Monday, November 18th, Earl will have the plates and screws removed from his leg at Carolina Veterinary Specialists.  Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery.

Upcoming Charlotte, NC ‘Meet the Breeds’ Event

Martha and some of the rescue Pyrs will be at the Piedmont Kennel Club’s annual Meet the Breeds event on Saturday, November 23 from 12-4. The Piedmont Kennel Club is located at 13607 Choate Circle in Charlotte, NC 28273. All are welcome to come visit the CGPR booth! Leashed dogs are welcome!

Directions to the event and booth floor plan…
Floor plan for meet the Breed

Fifth Annual Dog Lovers’ Dog Show

Don’t miss this event on Saturday, November 2nd!! If you want to see Earl, he will be at this event from 1 pm – 2 pm. He will be lounging in the back of a van waiting for all the love you want to give him!!

Dog lovers show