Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Love Knows No Borders

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Join us as we dip our foot into international rescue. We have learned about the very real need to rescue golden retrievers living in some overseas countries, with some living in brutal conditions. Several golden retriever rescue groups in the states have already taken part in these rescue efforts and we are learning a lot from them, including the desperate need to get other rescue groups involved in this effort. Click here to read about what it took to accomplish our first international rescue.

It is through donations, volunteers and a lot of guidance from other rescues here in the states, that we were able to pull off 33 international adoptions in 2019. We are raising our goal to 50 rescues for 2020 and we can't do it without your wonderful support. In collaboration with several golden retriever rescues nationwide, we are proving that “Love Knows No Borders.” Please consider making a donation to our international rescue fund by clicking the button below so we can continue this important mission.


  • Click on the flags below to learn more out our rescue efforts in those countries.
  • Visit our International Alumni page to see the dogs we have saved.




NRGRR recently rescued 8 golden retrievers from Turkey and we have 12 additional dogs from China and Turkey scheduled to arrive in the coming months. Your donation toward our international rescue efforts will help us rescue these and more dogs from overseas. 

How Can You Help?

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We could not be successful without the energy and dedication of our amazing volunteers and monetary support from our donors and sponsors. If you would like to contribute to our international efforts, please follow the links below to learn how you can help. If you are interested in adopting one of our international dogs, please follow the adoption info link.


We have many opportunities available and are grateful for every volunteer’s participation and contribution. From flight volunteers to administrative work, we have many areas where people can volunteer their time. If you're interested in volunteering with our international rescue efforts, please click the volunteer button to learn more and fill out an application form.


Adoption fees cover only about half of the total cost of caring for a rescued golden in our program, the majority of which is for medical treatments (86%). Sadly, the number of golden retrievers who have entered our program and the costs related to their medical care have dramatically increased over the past several years. Now that we have expanded our rescue efforts internationally, donations are even more important!  

Adoption Info

The decision to place one of our dogs into an adoptive home is our most important work. These international dogs are looking for a new lease on life, and deserve a new loving home. If you think that might be you, please click the Adoption Info button to learn the steps to adopt from us and to complete the application.

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