Pyrnic Newsletter

PyrnicHere is our newsletter that we handed out at the Pyrnic last Sunday!  Click the image to view the full pdf!

Forever home Friday‬

We were so busy yesterday adopting dogs we couldn’t keep up posting all the good news on ‪#‎ForeverhomeFriday‬! We had FIVE dogs go to their new homes and a commitment to adopt on a 6th dog!



2016 Pyrnic

Thanks to everyone who came to the first Pyrnic at our new location. With over 150 humans and 60 Pyrs attending, it was our largest Pyrnic yet. We also raised a record amount of money for the Pyrs, and we adopted out another Pyr, Silas. Thanks to our volunteers and our sponsors: Dogs Day Out, Birdsong Brewery, Coca-Cola, Junius Lindsay Vineyards, and Barks, Bones, Ink Floyd Screen Printers, and Biscuits Bakery. Wags of the tail to you all!

Faith and Hope UPDATE!

Wyatt pyr gets a sister

The Lunsford Family

The Lunsford Family

Wyatt watches over his little sister

Wyatt watches over his little sister

Congratulations to the Lunsford family and their pyr Wyatt. They brought home their first (human) baby on Wednesday, and Wyatt couldn’t be more smitten. He loves her so much it is just so precious. He is very protective… he gets nervous when someone new holds her and won’t leave her side. He has also stepped up his game guarding the house. We know they will be great friends as she grows up with her guardian big Brother Wyatt Pyr!  The Lunsfords adopted Wyatt from CGPR in 2015.

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