Faith & Hope need your help

In March 2016, a CGPR volunteer, Sue, picked up two female Pyrs from the shelter in Robeson County, NC. They had been surrendered to the shelter after having had many litters of puppies. Had CGPR not taken these dogs, they would not have been adopted out and were destined for euthanasia. Sue named them Faith and Hope, and she brought them to our kennels in Indian Trail, NC. Continue reading

3 adoptions today

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2016 Pyrnic is May 15th


Shannon & the rescue Pyrs welcome everyone to our annual homecoming picnic. The Pyrnic will take place on May 15 from 1-4 at our new location. Click the link below for more information and to RSVP. We look forward to seeing many fluffy and smiling faces there!           CLICK HERE to RSVP to the 2016 Pyrnic 

Belk’s Spring Charity Sale

Three Ways You Can Help CGPR

BUY – a $5 Ticket and Shop at the Sale
Tickets are available at Dogs Day Out, our rescue location,
4015 Fawnbrooke Drive, Indian Trail
Open Tue – Sat 9am-5pm or email us at

  • CGPR keeps 100% of the ticket proceeds
  • Ticket entitles the holder to $5 off their first purchase
  • Belk offers many excellent deals during the sale, including savings on rarely discounted brands

SELL – tickets for us to your friends, neighbors and at your business or work

  • Email Susan at if you are willing to help sell tickets

VOLUNTEER – to work a 4 hour shift at the South Park store in Charlotte

  • Belk pays charities who commit volunteers to work 4 hour shifts at their chosen store,
    for CGPR, Belk South Park. Charities are paid based on the number of hours they work and total event sales. The more shifts we fill, the more money we will make.
  • If you are willing to help us in this way, this link will take you to the sign-up sheet which also explains what is involved in more detail.

Click here to sign up.

St. Patrick’s Day Pyr-ade video

Recent Adoptions

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Here’s a photo gallery of our recent adoptions!

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Calling All Volunteers – Old and New!

CGPR Founder Martha & one of her last puppies

Now that our location has changed, it is time to update our volunteer directory. Our most sincere thanks to everyone who has helped CGPR throughout the years, and especially to those of you who have already offered to keep helping. The more volunteers we have, the more Pyrs we can save! If you are interested in volunteering and have not already contacted us since our move, please send an email to Susan S. at:


We are looking for volunteers who will:

TRANSPORT – Pyrs need rides from their original location to the kennels in Indian Trail and back and forth to vet appointments.

CGPR volunteer Tracy snuggling with Avalanche.

FOSTER –Kennel space is limited. The length of the fostering period is flexible. If you are interested in fostering, please complete an application at

PULL FROM SHELTERS – Animal control shelters often give us very little time to pick up a dog. We need people willing to pull dogs out of shelters in their area, often with short notice, and hold them temporarily until we can arrange
transportation to the rescue.

Shannon, the new president of CGPR, with Charlie, a Pyr now in his forever home.

CONDUCT HOME VISITS – Visiting the homes of prospective adoptive families is an essential part of the application process.

HELP WITH EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS – These are great opportunities to be involved no matter where you live. We have an immediate need for help with the upcoming Belk Charity Day Sale on April 30. We need volunteers to coordinate CGPR’s presence at their local BELK store and sell tickets individually or through their business in advance.

VISIT THE RESCUE – The Pyrs love visitors, particularly those who can take them for walks in the neighborhood near the rescue. Visits must be arranged in advance.

Packages for Pyrs

Shannon is asking supporters of CGPR to help the Pyrs in rescue pass the time more comfortably by donating the following:

Kong brand toys
large, X-Large and XXL

Well- made plush toys, especially large ones (15 inches and larger) for the dogs who cuddle with them for comfort and security.
Pet Edge & Amazon


Beef Bones Made in USA
Natural, unfilled, plain femur bones


Large leashes and collars.
Martingale style.
Lupine 19-27 inch
Pet Safe Premier

Please drop off or mail your care packages to :
Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue
4015 Fawnbrooke Dr  Indian Trail, NC 28079
(980) 226-2103

Thank you for supporting CGPR! 

New Logo Merch!

To celebrate CGPR continuing it’s mission with new headquarters in Charlotte, we are very excited to tell you that our first fundraiser will feature our all new logo on T-shirts.

Simply click on the below link to order, and please share with all your Pyr friends. We will have more versions available later on this spring, but we hope you love our new logo (and T-shirts) as much as we do. There are 2 designs with five different shirt options!

Thank You Martha!

Martha and Charlie

Martha and Charlie, The “Founding Father” of the CGPR

Today, Martha officially handed off the rescue to Shannon and her volunteers. Martha is planning some well-deserved trips and vacations with her family, and Scooter, her Pyr, is looking forward to having all of her attention.

In 1992, Martha started CGPR after rescuing her first Pyr, Charlie, pictured here. Charlie was the “Founding Father” of CGPR, and so that dogs like Charlie could have a second chance, Martha ran CGPR until 2015. Continue reading