Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Rescue Reunion and Spooky Splash

Spooky SplashAll human and furry friends are welcome to come to Montague Lake this Saturday, October 23rd, from noon to 3 p.m. for our Rescue Reunion and Spooky Splash.

There will be an open swim for all dogs and festivities for everyone. Dogs and people are encouraged to attend in costume.

Our events rely on volunteers to run smoothly. Please consider signing up to help out at our Rescue Reunion. The swim is fast approaching and we still have several volunteer spots open. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you to those who have already signed up!

Click here for more information about the NRGRR Reunion Swim.

Holiday Craft Events

Wine and Design Durham

Pop Art Paint Your Pet

Sunday, November 7th from 2 to 4 p.m. Paint a portrait of your pet with us at Wine & Design in Durham. It's easy, Wine & Design's professional staff guide you through the steps to create your masterpiece.

25% of the proceeds will be donated to NRGRR! Click here for more information and to register.

Wine and Design Crafts

Paint It Forward Holiday Crafts

Sunday, November 14th from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
at Wine and Design in Cary. Stain a "Welcome to our Home" wood pallet sign, which comes with 6 interchangeable wood cut-out seasons. Choose your colors, stain, and paint.

25% of the proceeds will be donated to NRGRR! Click here for more information and to register.

NRGRR Board of Directors Opening - Apply Now!


The BoardThe NRGRR Board of Directors is currently in the process of interviewing candidates for the 2022 Board. Several positions are open due to transitions, with varied levels of experience needed. If you would like to be considered for one of the positions listed below, please send a copy of your resume and interest letter to Tami Radzai at

The role of the Board of Directors is to establish policies, program goals, and sufficient infrastructure to fulfill the mission of NRGRR as well as to develop and oversee the annual budget, including fundraising. 

  • Secretary
  • At-Large Member
  • Marketing/Communications Expertise
  • Fundraising Expertise
  • Veterinary Medicine Expertise
If you are not able to commit to being part of NRGRR’s leadership team, maybe you know the perfect person to fill one of the roles above? We are open to dog loving NRGRR friends of friends; so please feel free to share this information with others and ask them to reach out to Tami Radzai at the email listed above if interested. 

NRGRR Pilot Nosework Program for Foster Dogs


NRGRR has partnered with All Dogs Allowed in Cary to offer Introduction to Nosework classes to our fosters and their foster dogs!  If you have a current foster, or you have adopted your foster within the last 12 months the fee is paid by NRGRR. It's an excellent enrichment program for any dog, especially shy, senior, in heartworm treatment, or with dogs mobility issues.  It builds confidence, teaches problem solving skills, helps them relax, and provides mental stimulation.  All while they're doing what comes naturally to them--sniffing!  The first class was held September 5th and everyone--even the dogs--had a blast!  

What is canine nosework? Check out the NACSW webpage, What is K9 Nose Work®?

This is a pilot program.  If you're interested in learning more about these classes send an email to Please write Nosework in the subject field.

Fostering Our Dogs


For information about fostering for Neuse River and the dogs that need fosters please check our  Dogs Needing Fosters webpage!  We are always in need of people willing to foster dogs coming into our program. 

Meet and Greet

Clair, Maggie, and Willie Nelson

Our next scheduled event will be Saturday, November 6.  Click here for more information about our Meet and Greets held at Zoomy Dogs in Durham.

2022 NRGRR Calendar

NRGRR 2022 Calendar Preorder

The 2022 NRGRR Calendars have arrived. Click here to purchase yours today!

2022 NRGRR Planner

NRGRR Planning Calendar

Pre-orders are now being taking for the 2022 NRGRR Planner. Click here to reserve yours today!


114 Dogs Adopted
through September 30, 2021

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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P.O. Box 37156 Raleigh • NC 27627 • Phone: 919-676-7144