Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Our Dogs

2019 Statistics

through November
178 Dogs Rescued

42 Dogs in Rehab

178 Dogs Adopted

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

Meet and Greet Lineup

We will attempt to provide a list of available dogs scheduled to attend our Meet and Greet by Thursday evening or Friday prior to each event. Unfortunately, not all of our available dogs are able to attend every Meet and Greet and last minute or unforeseeable circumstances may prevent a listed dog from attending or they may not be in attendance for the entire time. If you are an approved applicant, please contact your application adviser if you have specific questions about a particular dog. 

    Holiday Application Break
    We are not accepting new adoption applications from Monday, December 9, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020.  We appreciate your patience as we work with previously approved applicants, and we look forward to working with new applicants beginning January 6, 2020.

Available Dogs

Shane hiking 1 


 Available Now

Do you ever wish you could have a fur friend that just stayed a puppy forever? Well, look no further! Even though I’m 10 years old, my foster mom calls me a “forever puppy” because I still have big eyes, a sweet puppy face and the softest fur. Click here to learn more about me.

Learn more about adopting a senior dog from NRGRR

Oscar at compass rose 


 Available Now

My name is Oscar and I am a happy and goofy, golden at heart! I get along with other dogs, or I could be your one and only. I am house broken, crate trained, and eager to please. I'm good with basic commands.  I love all people and I get SO exited to meet new friends! Click here to learn more about me.

Bruno 19 


Available Now

Bruno is a happy, active young puppy and a member of the recent litter surrendered in November. He gets along with other dogs, and likes to explore and play with toys. He's already learning how to fetch and walk on a leash. He's ready to find his family! Click here to learn more about Bruno.


Packer sits 


Available Now

Packer is a sweet, young dog looking for a home with other dogs to play with. He needs a calm and nurturing home that can offer him a safe place to live and the love he deserves. He will do best with someone who can work with him daily so he can continue to grow in confidence.  Click here to learn more about Packer.


DaVinci is a handsome dude

Da Vinci

Available Now

Da Vinci is living the good life now and he likes it! This boy would be best as your only dog or with a social female. He loves to go for walks with you, follow you around the house, or hang out on the couch. Click here to learn more about Da Vinci.

Learn more about adopting a senior dog from NRGRR


Laughing Lab 19 

Laughing Lab

Available Now

I'm a comical, clumsy, and adorable bundle of white fuzz.  I love to snuggle and play with my dog buddies.  I'm a smart boy and a quick learner and I am ready to join your family in some fun and games. Click here to learn more about me.  


Van Gogh 

Van Gogh

Available Now

Van Gogh is ready to go!  He is a young, smart, and handsome boy.  Van Gogh is looking for a  dog savvy person who appreciates his intelligence and independent temperament.  He's a medium energy guy but likes to have space for wandering.  Click here to learn more about him.  


Applications Closed

Apple has a great smile 


 Applications Closed

I am a young, 2 year old girl.  I am humble and sweet and I really want to please. I love to play with other dogs, and would do best with a fenced in yard. I love to be outside but I am a very good girl inside too. Living in a nice warm home, with regular meals and treats is the best! 

Chutney cutie pie 


Applications Closed

Meet little Chutney! Like her brother and sister, she is also ready to find her family.Chutney loves to play in the backyard and cozy up to humans and other dogs when it is time to rest.She's doing really with potty training and a consistent routine. 


Tuffy 19 

Old Tuffy

 Applications Closed

I am a big and young boy with loads of love to share with you! I need someone to show me how to be the best dog ever with consistent training and patience.  I get along well with other dogs and cats. I am well behaved in the house and like to take long walks with you. 




Applications Closed

Sonny is an adorable 5 month old puppy. He is well on his way to being a wonderful family dog. He's a very happy, curious, intelligent and snugly puppy that loves to explore. Sonny would like to have a fenced in yard where he can run around or someone who will take him on several walks a day.

Biscuit 19 


Applications Closed

Biscuit and her litter mates were surrendered in mid November.  She has been in foster care learning what puppies need to learn and is ready to find her family.  She is a smart girl and she is quickly getting the hang of the basics of being a great dog. 


china blu 19 

China Blu

Applications Closed

Blu is one of our recent arrivals from China.  She has quickly adapted to her new life of love, warmth and food. She plays well with her foster dog buddies and loves to be near her foster mom for pets. 


Gomez with Happy Face 

Gomez Addams

Applications Closed 

Gomez is a wonderful, four year old golden mix, with a golden personality.  He is an affectionate, easy going guy. He likes walks and car rides and would love a family who wants to include him in the family fun.   


Captain Morgan 19 

Captain Morgan

Applications Closed

Captain Morgan is a happy, beautiful young dog eager to be your new best friend.  He is learning his house manners, loves to go for short walks, plays with other dogs, but would rather have you all to himself. 


Referral Dogs (not in our program)

We provide listings for referral dogs and other North Carolina dog rescue organizations 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 rescues, and we assume no responsibility for the condition or behavior of the dogs.

Cause N Dog Rescue - Their Story

Located in Snow Hill, NC, Cause N Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization. We are not paid to save the dogs we do, we choose to save them. Despite what people believe we are not funded by any government or entity to keep this rescue running. We are supported strictly by donations and volunteers. In even simpler terms, we are a group of people who spend our time and money to save dogs. More often than not these animals are brought to us after being neglected and mistreated. All other times they have been dumped, left behind, and completely forgotten about by the same people who were supposed to love them forever. Developed through our own funds and hard work, we have created this non-profit organization to bring awareness to a cause close to our hearts. Every week dogs are suffering and in need of rescuing right here in our county. Those that are to be euthanized at the county shelter due to lack of space for more dogs, we save them too. As long as we can and have the space and resources to save them we do because our Non-Profit Rescue is a “no kill” facility. Our dogs learn how to live indoors as a family dog, get leash trained, temperament tested and most importantly, taught to love. All are brought to the vet, tested and treated for heartworms and parasites, fully vaccinated protecting them from parvo and rabies, given preventions for heartworms, fleas and ticks, as well as spayed and neutered.

You can learn more about adopting, volunteering or donating to Cause N Dogs here:

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