Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Available Dogs - Taurus

Taurus enjoying the beach

I'm so glad you've stopped in to learn a little about me. My foster calls me Taurus because no one really knows what my name should be. I used to spend my days roaming the local neighborhoods asking for attention and food. I could take care of myself pretty well too - except for some pesky skin issues. That's just not a thing I could manage on my own. Fortunately, a sweet woman recognized that I needed some help and got me in touch with the NRGRR gang. Boy did my life change! Now I'm sleeping indoors, getting regular meals (treats when I turn on the charm) and my skin and fur are starting to look amazing. Watch out ladies, I'm definitely getting my groove back! It's possible I may end up with a bald spot or two, but I'm remaining optimistic. Regular baths help so you'll probably want to keep those up when you bring me home. But I don't mind them and stand patiently while you scrub me up. I mean, it's for my own good right!

My foster has a feisty little dog and I get along with her...for the most part. My foster has decided to keep her cat in another part of the house - smart gal! I'm a big fan of my foster Mom. You could say I'm slightly obsessed. My absolute favorite thing in the world is to hang out with my foster family and their friends. Have I mentioned I love my humans? I should probably emphasize that - I LOVE MY HUMANS. I think the best thing in the world would be to find a family that will indulge my need to be with them as much as possible AND as close as possible.

I've been going thru heartworm treatment and I'm so glad that's behind me. I've had to be so calm and avoid long walks. I've missed my walks. At least my foster took me with her whenever she could. Initially I was nervous of the car, but now I jump right in and sit calmly waiting to see where we're headed. Life is pretty good!

As you can tell, I'm a special guy and I'm definitely ready for you to take me home. Let my foster Mom know you've been waiting for me and she'll set up a meeting.

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   6 years old


   72 pounds

Health status:


Major personality traits:

   Loves his humans and loves his food

Interaction with dogs:

   Good after initial meeting

Interaction with cats:

   No cats

Child requirements:

   Dog savvy – he’s a bull dozer of a dog

Fence requirements:


General activity level:


Work schedule best suited for:


Leash manners:


Degree of training needed:

   None – he knows general commands (sit, come, down)

  • Taurus watching the kitchen
    Taurus watching the kitchen
  • Taurus "stressed out"
    Taurus "stressed out"
  • Taurus enjoying the beach
    Taurus enjoying the beach
  • Taurus Before
    Taurus Before
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