Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Turkey Naomi


NRGRR accepts golden retrievers into their program regardless of age, medical condition, or cost to treat them. We also pledge to help families who can no longer care for their goldens by offering an opportunity to surrender their dogs, knowing that they will be well cared for and placed in loving forever homes. Please consider making a donation so we can continue to help dogs with special needs.

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Turkey Naomi
Turkey Naomi

Naomi was just a puppy, 3 months old, when she was dumped in a forest in Turkey with only a few toys, a small carrying container and a blanket. By chance, she was found by a good Samaritan who cared for her over the next couple of months. When she was around 7 months-old she was turned over to a rescue who reached out to Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue through our International Rescue connections. Soon after, she would become a Neuse River girl. 

Although she may not look exactly like her foster brother, her heart and character are all Golden! She arrived in the U.S. on November 23, 2020 and after routine vet care she was sent to a foster. But we would soon find out there was much more to her story. On a recheck visit, the vet noticed a gait issue and put her on restricted activity and some pain meds, thinking it could just be a soft tissue injury. Her foster had noticed her “clumsiness” and occasional falling but thought it was the laminate flooring and just being a silly puppy. 

Turkey Naomi and her best buddy
Turkey Naomi recovering after surgery.

When there was no marked improvement, X-rays were taken that confirmed Naomi had a dislocated hip. She would need expensive surgery and rehabilitation costing over $2500 in order to improve her quality of life. Thanks to the generous donations to Blarney’s Fund for special needs dogs, Naomi was able to have her surgery and begin the healing process. Today, she is a happy and healthy girl who just wants to love and be loved. Naomi is finally living the “golden” life she deserves with her adoptive family.

Turkey Naomi and new brother
Turkey Naomi with her new brother.


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The average cost of bringing local dogs into the program is around $1200, but can easily exceed 5-10 times this amount to care for dogs with serious illnesses. Please consider making a donation so we can continue to help these precious dogs in need.


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