Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Available Dogs - Jock

Jock what a handsome boy

Want a dog who will be your most loyal companion? Look no further! My name is Jock. I'm part Lab. I love the outdoors—whether it’s sitting on the porch or going for a hike, I’m in! But I’m also 9, so sometimes I get tired during a walk, especially in the summer heat. I really love to nap. I would love to sleep by your feet all day long. I love how my foster mom works from home so we can spend all day together. And if you’ll let me on your couch or bed, I’ll be your best friend for life. My foster mom loves introducing me to new people, and I have loved everyone I have met! Sometimes I get nervous by loud noises, especially big trucks driving by. I don’t bark very often. My foster mom has only heard me bark a couple of times when I hear a knock at the door because I am protecting our home. But then once I see that it’s a new friend for me, I do a little happy dance!

I prefer adults and teenagers over babies and toddlers.  I can get along with other dogs if they stay away from my stuff. I have met other calm dogs easily and did okay. I might be able to live with another dog with proper introduction and some management while we get to know each other.

I’ve never chewed anything up or had an accident in my foster home, and I will bark or whine when it’s time for you to let me out. I know how to sit, stay, shake and roll over. (See Jock's video below) I am a smart boy- throw in a treat and I’d love to learn a new trick or two with you!

If you need a best friend, a shadow, and someone to curl up on the couch with, I’m your dog!

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   Nine years old


   70 pounds

Health status:



Major personality traits:


Goofy, adventurous, playful, and affectionate.

Interaction with dogs:


He has been an only dog and may be able to get along with a social dog with guidance. Okay with other dogs on a leash.

Interaction with cats:


Cats would be alright if they are confident and not skittish. He is living with a cat now and they have been okay.

Child requirements:

   Teenagers only.

Fence requirements:

   Would be great, but not required.

General activity level:


Medium to low.

Work schedule best suited for:



Leash manners:

   Great on a leash  .

Degree of training needed:  

Knows basic training sit, stay, roll over. He could use more training to help with dog interactions.

Jock is a pretty smart boy!

  • Jock on a hike
    Jock on a hike
  • Jock watching TV with his buddy
    Jock watching TV with his buddy
  • Play with me please
    Play with me please
  • Jock in the car
    Jock in the car
  • Jock what a handsome boy
    Jock what a handsome boy
  • Jock is ready for an adventure
    Jock is ready for an adventure
  • Jock after a walk
    Jock after a walk
  • Jock sniffing
    Jock sniffing
  • Jock trotting around the yard
    Jock trotting around the yard
  • Jock Napping
    Jock Napping
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