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Sometimes dogs come to Neuse River Golden River Rescue in need of specialized veterinary care.  Blarney’s Fund was created to help meet the financial expenses that go beyond routine care and allow supporters to specify that their donations go directly to our dogs with the most serious medical needs.

Blarney, the namesake of this fund, was an exceptional golden retriever who loved his humans and created many success stories of his own.  Click here to learn more about Blarney and his life.

This page features some of the dogs who have come to us with special needs and is dedicated to NRGRR donors, volunteers, fosters and adopters who help them navigate their journey.  Below you will find stories for recent dogs in the program with special needs. You will also find archived stories of Blarney's Fund Alumni by clicking here
If you would like to make a donation to help our dogs with extraordinary medical needs, click the button below.

Current Blarney's Fund Dogs


Brooks released from vet   
Brooks was purchased from a local breeder and the new owners soon discovered he had the deadly Parvovirus.  When they couldn't afford vet care, their vet knew to call NRGRR.  Thankfully, we were able to treat it in time and he made a full recovery.
Click here to read his story of rescue and rehab.


Sweet Ernie was found stray along the side of the road; cold, wet, and injured.  NRGRR jumped into action and brought him in and was recovering well with the help of our partner vets and wonderful foster care.  However, deeper health problems appeared and never was able to fully recover from his injuries.
Click here to read his story.


Gray came into the program with two torn ACL's.  He was in a lot of pain and it was decided to repair both legs at one.  With this very expensive surgery, Gray received the title of "Most Expensive Dog" in 2017.
Click here to read his story.


Maggie - Magnolia17   
Miss Magnolia was found on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere with a broken leg.  Due to a persistent infection, her leg had to be amputated.  With her vet bills, she claimed the second "Most Expensive Dog" title in 2017.
Click here to read her story.


Suki was an owner surrender because they were not able to afford her expensive surgery to repair an injury.  They reached out to NRGRR and we happily brought in and on put her on the road to recovery.
Click here to see a special message from her adopters.


heart-iconRepresents dogs that have found their forever home.

Rainbow-iconRepresents dogs that have crossed the rainbow bridge.

Click here to see more stories about past Blarney's Fund dogs.