GPRA Update - 2/25/2019
Dear Great Pyrenees Friends,

To say 2019 has started off with a bang is an understatement. Our fabulous group has been rescuing a PYR A DAY and we are now in the 50's already this year!!! GPRA has been like a highlight film with #1 being the story of McKinley. We rescued McKinley from a Georgia shelter just a few weeks ago. Two days after her initial exam by our vet, McKinley was adopted by a wonderful couple from Stone Mountain with four grandchildren. Lynn and David subsequently sent GPRA pictures that clearly displayed they were "over the moon" with their new addition. Three weeks later, they brought McKinley to our vet to be spayed. Upon examination and after x rays, our stellar vet, Dr. Bonny, announced that McKinley was pregnant with 12 puppies that were due in a week or two!!! Well, it's been a week and Dr. Bonny was wrong. McKinley had 13 puppies from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning. Our wonderful fosters, Stephanie and Geoff, are nurturing mom and puppies until McKinley can return to Lynn and David.

As a bonus, we are including a video of Poppy's six new puppies.  In addition, we  took in 7 year old blind Goldie within 24 hours of having her second eye removed and she is thriving on one of our best foster's farm.

Gentle Giants in the Park will be the biggest and best ever on SATURDAY, April 27th. More to come. 

Thank you, 
John Heldrich
GPRA, President and Founder
McKinley and Her Puppies

Poppy's Puppies 3 weeks old
Poppy's Puppies 3 weeks old

Gentle Giants in the Park
Saturday  April 27, 2019
2:30 to 5:00
Pickneyville Park, Norcross, GA

It's not to soon to begin gathering items for the Gentle Giants in the Park SILENT AUCTION.   We are looking for Tickets to Music or Sporting events, Weekend Getaways, Restaurant Gift Cards, Retail Gift Cards, Dog/PYR related items, Gift Baskets and even home made items like bags, pillows and jewelry.  Anything that you think PYR Owners would be interested in. All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Please email us at if you have any items to donate. 
Upcoming Adoption Days
March 2nd            March 23rd
Saturday 11 - 1