Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
rescue. rehab. adopt.
Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

NRGRR COVID-19 Response 

BrooksFortunately, our dogs aren’t able to contract the virus, but they are making sure their humans stay healthy!

With no shortage of dogs in need, we are attempting to continue with both our intake and adoption programs, with restrictions in place to adhere to the state and county precautions. As an all volunteer organization, any activity is at the discretion of each individual. All volunteers should only participate in activities they feel comfortable with, and should be taking all necessary precautions to keep safe (i.e., washing hands, sanitizing, distancing at least 6 ft, etc...). As changes occur, we will modify procedures to reflect current practices and precautions.

  • All events are cancelled until further notice. We have rescheduled the 2020 Golden Gala for October 10th and tickets and sponsorships remain available.
  • We are not accepting new adoption applications through April. This was not an easy decision but it was one we felt was necessary for the health and safety of our volunteers and their families.
  • Meet and greets are cancelled until further notice. The Our Dogs web page will continue to be updated when dogs become available for adoption and we plan on including a "virtual meet and greet" video on most of the available dogs pages.
  • Current approved applicants can continue to monitor the Our Dogs pages and contact their application advisor if they are interested in a particular dog. We have guidelines in place to allow applicants to meet and/or adopted a dog from us, as long as both our volunteers and the applicant feel comfortable with the arrangements.
  • We are always looking for foster homes for our dogs. If you are interested in volunteering, please review our Fosters page, including the steps to foster flyer, and complete an application.
  • If you need to find a home for you golden, we continue to bring dogs into the program and we may be able to help. Please visit our Rehome Your Dog page to learn more.
We appreciate your patience and continued support as we navigate this uncertain time together.  While we are pausing our fundraising and community events, we are not “pawsing” our commitment to rescue, rehab, and adopt dogs in need. Please consider making a donation during this difficult time to help us continue our mission. For a little fun, enter our Paws and Smile Photo Contest and your photo could be featured at the Golden Gala.

NRGRR Paws and Smile Photo Contest

Rain SlickerShow us how you are spending your mandatory social distancing with your NRGRR dog by entering the NRGRR Paws and Smile Photo Contest. The top 25 finalist photos will be featured at our Golden Gala and the photo with the most votes at the end of the voting phase will receive (2) tickets to the Golden Gala, now rescheduled for October 10th, 2020 at the Embassy Suites, Brier Creek.

Photo entries and voting are open through April 18th, 2020 (our original Golden Gala date). The entry fee is $5 per photo and there is no limit to the number of photos you may submit. Each vote in the photo contest costs $1. 

All proceeds directly support our rescue program. Let's join together to make the best of this difficult situation.

2020 NRGRR Golden Gala

2020 Golden Gala

October 10th - 6:30 pm
Embassy Suites - Brier Creek
8001 Arco Corporate Dr, Raleigh, NC 27617

Our 2020 Golden Gala has been rescheduled for October 10th. Tickets sales continue and both member and corporate sponsorships are still available; which include benefits for the gala and/or golf tournament. Visit our Gala web page for more information about this year's event and follow the links to purchase your tickets or sponsorships.

in the Store!


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. 


43 Dogs Adopted
through March 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.

Donate Now

Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Copyright 2011 • Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
P.O. Box 37156 Raleigh • NC 27627 • Phone: 919-676-7144