As early as 2010, the idea of a regional club for Great Pyrenees lovers in the North Carolina area was a topic of conversation. Finally, in 2013, the idea reached a tipping point and a group of three began to research the proper way to start a new club. With the goals of forming a regional club that would serve the regional Great Pyrenees community, become a Great Pyrenees Club of America (GPCA) affiliate, and have the potential to obtain licensed status with the AKC, the group sought advice from the AKC, GPCA, and other regional clubs. After several months of effort, the group had the draft framework assembled to meet their goals and began to recruit the founding membership. Contact was made with 44 people in and around the North Carolina area.
On March 20, 2014, the Research Triangle Park Great Pyrenees Club (RTPGPC) was founded, 25 members strong, to serve the Great Pyrenees community in North Carolina and the surrounding area. On September 20, 2014, members attended RTPGPC's first public event at the Responsible Dog Ownership Day in Raleigh, NC. April 2015 marked the publication of RTPGPC's first newsletter. And, on April 11, 2017, the board of the GPCA voted to approve RTPGPC as an affiliated club.
RTPGPC is an all-inclusive club that welcomes people that love the Great Pyrenees.
Come join us!