Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Our Dogs

2021 Statistics

through June
90 Dogs Rescued

49 Dogs in Rehab

66 Dogs Adopted

Thank you for stopping by to see the dogs ready for adoption. There are typically between 35 and 45 dogs in our program at any given time – some will stay with us longer than others as they overcome their medical or behavioral challenges. The costs to run our rescue are well over $200,000 per year. Click here to learn how you can support NRGRR rescue, rehab, and adopt these dogs in need. Visit our Blarney's Fund page to read about some of our dogs who came into our program with serious medical issues and learn how we helped them recover.

Dogs needing fosters are now on our website! 

We urgently need fosters for multiple dogs NOW!

Updated July 20:  Please check the foster page regularly if you are interested in fostering a NRGRR dogs. We need people to foster dogs when they come in until adoption, we need temp fosters to fill in for fosters as needed, and we need permanent fosters for our dogs that are not adoptable. 

Meet and Greets - August 7, 10:00 - 12:00PM

We are excited to be partnering with Zoomy Dogs in Durham for our Meet and Greets. It is a very cool, large space with lots of room and they are wonderful hosts.

You will be asked to sign a COVID 19 safety waiver prior to entering the building.  A copy of the document is available here. Zoomy Dogs allows people that are fully vaccinated to go without a mask if they prefer.  We want everyone attending the Meet and Greet to be comfortable so if you are attending either as a foster or helper please be prepared to put a mask on for anyone that approaches you masked or asks you to put one on. We’ll have extras at the front desk.

Meet and Greet Lineup:

Last minute or unforeseeable circumstances may prevent a listed dog from attending, or they may not be in attendance for the entire time. If you are an approved applicant, please contact your application adviser if you have specific questions about a particular dog.

NOTE:  To adopt one of our dogs, you must be a resident of North Carolina. If you live more than three hours from the Raleigh-Durham area, adopting from us may be challenging.

If you are just beginning the process to apply for one of our posted dogs, please be aware that previously approved applicants will be given priority.

Reminder for approved applicants: To apply for one or more available dogs, contact your applications advisor. Don't know who your advisor is? Email

Available Dogs

Please keep in mind that we match dogs with previously approved applicants on an ongoing basis, so some dogs shown may already have a prospective match.  

 Lindsay - our little nugget 


Available Now

We describe this fluffy girl as a little nugget!  Lindsay is sweet and loveable with her humans.  She loves attention and wags her tail if you even glance her way. She loves to go on walks or roam freely in her fenced in yard. She'd be okay with another male dog or as your one and only! Click here to learn more about her.

 China Robert 21 

China Robert

Available Now

 Look at this adorable, sweet face! Robert is only 8 months old. He is still adjusting to life with humans, but he is making great progress. He loves other dogs, and would probably do best with another dog for a companion. Click here to learn more about him.

Sparky - aren_t I adorable 


Available Now

Sparky is a super smart and loves to learn. He has completed some training classes and would be great at agility. He also enjoys walks and space to play. At home he happily sleeps next to your feet or enjoys a good cuddle on the couch. Click here to lean more about him

Jock what a handsome boy 


Available Now

Jock is a lovely 9 year old Lab mix. He would love to go hiking, for a walk, or a car ride with you.  He has loved everyone he's met and they have loved him back! If you need a best friend, a shadow, and someone to curl up on the couch with, he's your dog! Click here to learn more about him
Check out Jock's new video showing off his tricks! 

Buttercup 1 


Available Now

Buttercup is an affectionate, family loving dog. She loves going for car rides, walks and hanging with her family. She has plenty of spunk and would love to show you how young at heart she is. Check out her video! Click here to learn more about her.

Learn more about adopting a senior dog.

Handsome Prince Charming 

Prince Charming

Available Now

Prince Charming is a 4 year old sweetheart! He likes going for walks, car rides, and hanging with other dogs his size. He loves to be with people and is well behaved in the house. Click here to learn more about him
Check out his recently updated story and profile. He has learned over 20 commands and would love to learn some more with you!

Applications Closed

Boober playing chess 

Boober Fraggle

Applications Closed 

Boober Fraggle is a very handsome and energetic little guy.  He would love a running buddy, trail hiking, or maybe agility training. He is good with older kids and would love another dog to play with.

 Laurel21_Say Cheese 


Applications Closed 

Laurel is a lovely, healthy eight year old girl. She gets along with other dogs, loves people, and would make a wonderful family dog.

 Cadbury you talkin to me 


Applications Closed 

Cadbury is a pretty 7 month old doodle. She's a bouncy, playful girl, who is pretty good for a puppy. She needs structure and continued training to become a wonderful dog. 

 Meadow 21 


Applications Closed 

Meadow is a sweet, easy-going senior gal, looking for a place to call her own. She gets along with other dogs and cats and has impeccable house manners. If you are looking for a companion, someone to follow you around and lay by your feet, look no further. 

 Leonard 21


Applications Closed 

Leonard is an adorable golden mix puppy. He loves playing and running with the big dogs, and snuggling in a warm lap for a nap.  

Bladen 21 


Applications Closed 

Bladen is a sweet, lovely puppy rescued from a shelter along with her siblings. She is great with people and loves other dogs. She's crate trained and sleeps through the night!  

Rocko 21 


Applications Closed 

Are you looking for a hiking buddy? Does your dog need a dog? Then Rocko might be the dog for you! Rocko is a friendly, spunky young fella with lots to offer. He's a dog in search of a job and might take to agility. We think he'd love to be part of an active household that hikes, camps or just spends lots of time being active and outdoors.

Turkey Eros 21 

Turkey Eros

Applications Closed 

Eros is a happy, energetic boy with a big personality who wants nothing more than to love and be loved by his people. Eros loves stuffed toys, and tennis balls. When he is not playing or being pet, he flops onto the floor near his people for a nap.

Chip 21 


Applications Closed 

What's some fun for the 4th of July and beyond?  Chip would love to join you and your family.  He's a sweet snuggler who would enjoy another playful dog to run around with.

 Sheldon wants to help with the laundry 


Applications Closed 

Sheldon is a sweet, golden mix puppy. He is pretty easy going, likes to play and happy to curl up next to you, too. 

 Jil 16 


Applications Closed 

Jill is a lovely, 5 year old Golden Retriever. She gets along with other dogs, but would rather be your one and only. If you are looking for a true companion dog, this is your girl!

Milan Smiles 


Applications Closed 

Milan is a happy, friendly little girl! Everyone she meets is her new friend. She loves to play ball and tuggy, go for car rides and walks. She gets along great with other dogs and would be a good fit for any family.

Referral Dogs (not in our program)

We provide listings for referral dogs and other North Carolina dog rescue organizations as a service to the community, but we do not screen dogs to determine their suitability for adoption.  We make no representations regarding the accuracy of the information provided by the owners, fosters, and rescues, and we assume no responsibility for the condition or behavior of the dogs.
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