Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
rescue. rehab. adopt.
Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Our Dogs

2021 Statistics

through September
134 Dogs Rescued

48 Dogs in Rehab

114 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!

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. 

Zoom 21 aka Mr Handsome

Meet and Greets - October 16, 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. 

Masks will be required for all attendees, vaccinated and unvaccinated

Meet and Greet Lineup:  

  • Armstrong
  • Jock 
  • Prince
  • Rigby 
  • Twinkle
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.  

 Rigsby 21 


Available Now

Rigsby is a super sweet boy that loves to be with his humans, plays well with his foster siblings, can be trusted to roam free at home, and doesn't chew on things he's not supposed to. In short, he is the perfect boy! Click here to learn more about him.
 Meryl 21 Happy Girl with her Toy 


Available Now

Are you looking for an easy going companion? Someone to watch a movie with, or take for a stroll down the street? Sweet Meryl maybe your next best friend! Click here to learn more about her.
 Turkey Yani 21 

Turkey Yani

Available Now

Meet tall, dark and handsome Yani. He is a low energy, low maintenance guy who has adapted quickly to the comforts of indoor living and soft dog beds. He can be a bit of a clown and he loves attention and happily welcomes you home when you have been away. Click here to learn more about him.

 Twinkle 21 


Available Now

After a few weeks with a trainer and a whole lot more growing Twinkle is ready to find his family. He has learned so much! We know he needs a family that can keep him busy and his mind working. Agility? Nose work? New adventures? He is ready if you are! Click here to learn more about him.

 gusto thinks deep thoughts 


Available Now

Gusto is a super sweet boy. He’s a wonderful  6 year old dog who appreciates a calm environment. He loves to go for walks and do some exploring. He also likes his time alone and a place to chill. Click here to learn more about him.

 Armstrong loves his stuffies 


Available Now

Armstrong is a sweet, happy boy ready to find his furever home. He loves being around people and his stuffy toys.  He needs a no dog, no cat home and only children over the age of 10. He is really well house trained and crate trained, and is really just eager to please! Click here to learn more about him.

 Jock loves the porch and sunshine 


Available Now

Our sweet, smart boy, Jock does not have a lot of daily needs. He wants a couple of short walks a day, a car ride if you are going somewhere, and a place in the sun to nap if you've got it.  He'd prefer a quiet home as an only dog and your love and loyalty in return for his. Click here to learn more about him

 Prince says hello 


Available Now

Golden-hearted Prince is a sweet old soul in a four-year old dog.  Prince loves being with his people. He does well with other dogs his size, but would be very happy to be your one and only.  He is crate trained, but also loves the comfort of his plush dog bed and would happily share the couch with you. Click here to learn more about him

Applications Closed



Applications Closed 

Pretty Pollyanna is a young girl with a lot of energy. If you like hiking or running, or lots of outdoor exercise this could be your dog. Do you have a home where Pollyanna can blossom?

 Watching the people 


Applications Closed 

We recently learned a more about beautiful Buttercup so she has an updated story and profile. She would love to be with a quieter couple or family that’s looking for a low-key companion to go on walks and hang out at home.

 Honor 21 


Applications Closed 

Honor is a 3 month old puppy who wants to be friends with every person and every dog she meets. She loves to ride in the car and join in on whatever fun you have planned!  

 Cute Freedom 


Applications Closed 

My name is Freedom and I am an energetic, silly, curious puppy. I love car rides, being carried around the house and cuddling in your lap for naps. I have so much fun wrestling and playing with my big foster sister.

Boomer 21  


Applications Closed 

Sweet Boomer came to us as a small, unhealthy puppy. He's now 4 months old, potty and crate trained, and ready for some lucky family. He loves playing with other dogs. He loves all people, but is still figuring out his puppy teeth, so older kids would be best. 

 Zelda 21 


Applications Closed 

Looking for a dog that will melt your heart?  Look no further!  Zelda is sweet, loving and quiet. She can live with other dogs, but could be your one and only very happily! And she's completely house trained!

 Glory is king of the hill 


Applications Closed 

Is Glory the adorable mix puppy you've been waiting for? She is super sweet and affectionate, loves to cuddle and very flirty!

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.

My name is Marty! I am a bloodhound boy that LOVES to play with other pups or be loved by my humans! I am a big boy that can be a little goofy, so I would do best in a home with older kids and no small dogs or cats. A fenced in yard is a must, as is experience with a large breed dog. Marty will need a home where he can get regular exercise and plenty of social interaction.

Marty is two years old, a bloodhound mix weighing 77 pounds. He is being cared for by RescueConnectNC.

You can learn more about Marty on his Adopt a Pet webpage!
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