Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

NRGRR Golden Guardian Program

Willie NelsonA fun way to support NRGRR is to become a Golden Guardian Sponsor. With a $100 donation you get to name a foster dog and we will keep you updated on their progress while they are in our program.

All of our rescue dogs have unique names as their identifiers, so you may have to get creative to ensure the name has not been used before. You are encouraged to use a special name to honor a loved one, or a funny or silly name to reflect the golden's personality.  

A new option this year is to have your sponsorship listed on our Golden Guardian web page. There we will include a photo of your foster dog and a short reason for their special name. Click here for more information and to purchase your sponsorship.

2021 NRGRR Calendar Contest

Puck and MaggieCongratulations to Puck and Maggie for winning the 2021 NRGRR Calendar Contest! You raised a record breaking $1467 for a single entry and helped us exceed our fundraising goal by over $3000! All together, the contest brought in $18,205 that will do directly to helping rescue and rehab golden retrievers and golden-hearted dogs in need. Click here to view the final standings.

We thank everyone who supported the 34 contestants in this year’s contest by donating to NRGRR. And special thanks to the 34 people/families who submitted photos and solicited votes from your friends and family. Now we hope you will support NRGRR by purchasing copies of the calendar, which should be ready by mid-October.

NRGRR Golden Retriever Mask

NRGRR Golden Retriever Mask

Let people know you're serious about social distancing. These cloth masks with the NRGRR logo tell everyone to "stay one golden retriever length away." Click here to purchase your masks today.

Medical Blog


Gracie Lou

This month's topic is Blue-Green Algae, which can be toxic to dogs. Summer's warm temperatures and heavy rains producing excessive runoff are the perfect recipe for algal blooms. Learn more about this dangerous bacteria and tips to avoid Blue-Green Algae poisoning in this month's blog.

Love Knows No Borders

Mei Mei

In 2019, NRGRR rescued 33 dogs from Turkey and China and our goal is to rescue 50 in 2020. Click here to read about our international rescue efforts, why it is needed, and how you can help. 


92 Dogs Adopted
through July 31, 2020

NRGRR is a 501(c)(3) organization in North Carolina that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of golden retrievers in need. The organization advocates responsible pet ownership, community education and protection of all dogs.

The Rescue Ranger is the our monthly newsletter with stories highlighting our dogs and ways you can support NRGRR.

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