Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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2018 Statistics

through November 
144 Dogs Rescued

35 Dogs in Rehab

144 Dogs Adopted
Holiday Break
We are not accepting new adoption applications from 12/10/2018 through 1/6/2019.  We appreciate your patience as we work with previously approved applicants, and we look forward to working with new applicants beginning 1/7/2019!


Thank you for stopping by to see the dogs ready for adoption. If this is your first visit to our website and are interested in adopting, you will want to first visit our Adoption Info page to see our adoption process and complete an application. If you are interested in meeting some of our available dogs or if you would like to talk to us about volunteer opportunities, come see us at an upcoming Meet and Greet event.

There are typically between 35 and 45 dogs in our program at any given time – some will stay with us longer than others as they overcome their medical or behavioral challenges. The costs to run our rescue are well over $200,000 per year. Click here to learn how you can support NRGRR rescue, rehab, and adopt these dogs in need. Visit our Blarney's Fund page to read about some of our dogs who came into our program with serious medical issues and learn how we helped them recover.

Note: You must be a resident of North Carolina to adopt one of our dogs. If you live more than three hours from the Raleigh-Durham area, adopting from us may be challenging.

Reminder for approved applicants: To apply for one or more available dogs, contact your applications advisor. Don't know who your advisor is? Email NRGRRapplications@hotmail.com.

Available Dogs



Alexander

Alexander

Available Now

Hi, I'm Alexander! I just love to be petted and give my humans love. I want to be near them all the time, and I love when they play fetch with me, take me for walks and car rides. Click here to learn more about me.

Taurus enjoying the beach

Taurus

Available Now

Hi, I'm Taurus! My absolute favorite thing in the world is to hang out with my foster family and their friends. Will you be my HUMAN? Click here to learn more about me.

Texas with the soft brown eyes

Texas

Available Now

Texas is a playful, sweet young guy who likes to take walks around the neighborhood. He would be a wonderful addition to your home, just in time for the holidays! Click here to learn more about Texas.

Luna

Luna

Available Now

My name is Luna and all I want for Christmas is YOU! I love being loved and getting attention. And if you have another furry family member, I'm ok with that too. Click here to learn more about me.

Oscar

Oscar

Available Now

My name is Oscar and I know I don’t look like the typical golden, but I am a golden at heart! I didn’t have the best life, but now I am looking and feeling better and ready to find my furever home!  Click here to learn more about me.

Candy

Candy

Available Now

My name is Candy and I’m a fun 7-year old golden-hearted girl. I’m the perfect combination of energy for playing and maybe even as a running buddy, but also content with just hanging out with my pack.  Click here to learn more about me.

Gibson

Gibson

Available Now

Gibby is a large, sweet, playful guy, about 6 yrs old, who is looking for a  human friend. Who is ready for this big hunka-golden love boy?  Click here to learn more about Gibson.

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Available Now

Beetlejuice is a sweet, energetic, and beautiful, young fella! He loves to be with people and other dogs. He has a manageable skin condition you can learn more about on his webpage. Click here to learn more about Beetlejuice.

Sky has the prettiest eyes

Sky

Available Now

Hi, my name is Sky. I am a sweet and loving boy and handsome too. I get along well with all my foster brothers and sisters, and I love to be next to my humans. Click here to learn more about me.

Dwight

Dwight

Available Now

Dwight loves to walk, play fetch, and be with his people. Click here to learn more about Dwight.

Fannie sitting on deck

Fannie

Available Now

I am a sweet scared beautiful girl who wants a quiet loving home. Are you my forever home? Click here to learn more about me.

Applications Closed



Preston sweet face

Preston

 
Applications Closed

Preston is the epitome of a Doodle: highly social, energetic, intelligent, and ridiculously handsome. He has good house manners, but needs an active family ready to run, fetch, and play. 

Florence smiles

Florence

Applications Closed

Hi! My name is Florence and I have quite a story for such a young girl. If you want a dog who will give you kisses every day, who will alert you to every squirrel and bird within 2 miles, and who wants to be the best dog, call me. 

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Applications Closed

My name is Pumpkin (yep!  I’m a Halloween treat for sure). And I’ve got a beautiful rust colored coat. I’m a perfect size for anything you want to do. 

Lacy

Lacy

Applications Closed

 My name is Lacy and I am a friendly, sweet, and intelligent girl.  I have a happy face, smile a lot, and just want to be an only dog so I can get all the attention! 

Kylo Smiling

Kylo

 
Applications Closed

If you’re looking for a sweet and loveable guy, I’m your man! My name’s Kylo, and I would love nothing more than to find my forever home

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Olivia

Applications Closed

Olivia here! I am a sweet girl ready for a forever home. I have learned so much from my foster family, and can't wait to share it with you!

Referral Dogs (not in our program)


We provide listings for referral dogs as a service to the community, but we do not screen dogs to determine their suitability for adoption.  We make no representations regarding the accuracy of the information provided by the owners/fosters and we assume no responsibility for the condition or behavior of the dogs.

Ruf Creek Ranch


Ruf Creek Ranch is a no-kill “Placement Sanctuary” located in Smithfield, NC. They are associated with the Johnston County Animal Services, and have a primary goal of rescuing dogs from local animal control shelters. Ruf Creek Ranch gives their rescued dogs the care and attention necessary to help them become more adoptable. At the Ranch, dogs can run, play and learn social skills, and residents of the Ranch remain there until they have found their Forever homes.

Please check the Ruf Creek Ranch website for dogs available for adoption. They have puppies, adult and senior dogs. All are healthy and have been spayed or neutered. Below are just a few of the dogs waiting for new families.

Ruf Creek - Ginger Ruf Creek - Truman Ruf Creek - Pearl puppy

Triad Golden Retriever Rescue


Luca

Luca Luca paws crossed

Hello! The name is Luca. I'm a 5-year-old, 71 lb., Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix, and I am drop-dead handsome! I know many commands such as sit, down, wait, come, shake and speak. I'm housebroken, and I really don't have to be crated, because I'm such a good boy. I like female dogs better than male dogs - I mean duh, right? I'm fine with cats - I ignore them, and they ignore me. I'm not fond of those small human things, they are so unpredictable. I'm not great on a leash, I get so-o-o-o excited. Do you have a big fenced yard? I LOVE running in a big yard. Okay, I do love cuddles more than that, but doing zoomies is so much fun! Offer me a treat, and I'll do about anything for it! Next to treats, my favorite thing ever is snuggling - my Foster Mom calls me a lover-boy. Speaking of my Foster Mom, she tells me I'm a great 'watch dog.' When a car comes into our driveway or someone new comes to our door, I bark and bark & let that stranger know I'm here to protect my Foster Family! Once I figure out the new person is OK, the Golden Retriever in me comes out.

Everyone tells me I need a family who understands I have two personalities: that of a Golden Retriever, and that of a Great Pyrenees. As handsome and smart as I am, I hate to admit this, but if you adopt me, please know I'm going to need some additional professional training to help me get accustomed to strangers. I am so ready for my fur-ever home!

If you are interested in Luca, visit tgrr.org, click on 'Adoption,' and complete an Adoption Application.


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