Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue


International Rescue Threatened

China PuppiesCDC has banned the import of dogs from over 100 countries beginning July 14th. We need your help to get as many dogs transported to the states before this deadline! We are working with our international rescue partners to arrange travel but the costs are expensive and we need volunteers to transport the dogs back from the airport and fosters for the additional surge of dogs. We are committed to bringing 10 dogs in from China, including the mom and 7 puppies you see here, and hope to bring more in from Turkey and China as well. Please donate today so we can try to rescue as many dogs as possible! 

Visit our Facebook page @NRGRRGoldens to follow our efforts to rescue these dogs. Share our page and fundraiser with your friends. Visit our International Rescue page to learn more about how you can volunteer.

A huge thank you for everyone who has donated. You are amazing! We have raised almost $25,000 in Facebook and webpage donations in 3 days. Can we double that by the July 14th deadline?!?

NRGRR International Donation

2022 NRGRR Calendar Contest

Puck and MaggiePhoto submission is now OPEN! The calendar contest is a great fundraiser for NRGRR every year and we hope you will participate. Photo submissions are $10 per photo and will be accepted through June 27th.  

Please follow the submission guidelines on the rules page closely to ensure your photos are eligible for selection in the voting contest. You can submit as many photo's as you like but our goal is to select one photo per person/family to move on to the voting contest. Additional photos will be used the throughout the calendar as space permits. Voting will be through the month of July and we hope to have the calendars ready to sell by mid-October.

We had an exciting contest last year raising over $18,000 and this year we are challenging you to get us beyond our goal of $20,000! 

Click here for all the details and submit your photos. We can’t wait to see your photo submissions!

Fostering Our Dogs


We have a new webpage with information about fostering for Neuse River and featuring dogs that need fosters!  We are always in need of people willing to foster dogs coming into our program. 

Updated June 16: Please check out the foster webpage for information and to see the dogs needing fosters now!

  • Foster homes
  • Temp fosters
  • Foster to Adopt

Jock watching TV with his buddy

Meet and Greet

Clair, Maggie, and Willie Nelson

Our next event will be Saturday June 19, from 10 to 12PM.  Click here for more information about our Meet and Greets.

Medical Blog

Gracie Lou

Dog food packaging makes a lot of claims, but what does it really mean. In this month's medical blog post, our Medical Coordinator Katie McKay helps us understand what terms like “All Natural,” “Organic,” and “Human-Grade” really tell us about what is or isn't in the dog food. 

New Store Items!

Golden Silhouette Wood Sign

Check out our new home decor items that we are excited about in our store! They are all made by a dog lover who donates her time to help dogs in need. 


46 Dogs Adopted
through May 31, 2021

NRGRR is a 501(c)(3) organization in North Carolina that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of golden retrievers in need. The organization advocates responsible pet ownership, community education and protection of all dogs.

The Rescue Ranger is the our monthly newsletter with stories highlighting our dogs and ways you can support NRGRR.

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