Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Our Dogs

    Adoption Application Break Due to the COVID-19 Virus
    We are not accepting new adoption applications from March 31 until April 30, 2020.  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. We appreciate your patience and look forward to working with you soon.

2020 Statistics

through March
42 Dogs Rescued

43 Dogs in Rehab

43 Dogs Adopted

Thank you for stopping by to see the dogs ready for adoption. 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 Greets

Due to the public health emergency, we have cancelled our meet and greets until further notice. Approved applicants should monitor these 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.

Thank you for your patience. 

Our virtual Meet and Greet features Dudley!

Find out more about him on his webpage.

Available Dogs

Keith Richards 20

Keith Richards

Available Now

Keith is a gentle senior boy who still has a lot of living left. He loves his human the best but gets along with other dogs. He likes to chase balls and frisbees, and go for car rides. This is one easy to please and happy guy! 
 Click here to learn more about him. 

Learn more about adopting a senior dog from NRGRR

Dudley sitting nicely 


Available Now

 Dudley is a sweet older boy who still has lots of energy and lots of love to give. He does need someone comfortable handling dogs and would do best as the only dog in the house. Lets give him a loving and safe place to live out his best golden years. Click here to learn more about him. 

Learn more about adopting a senior dog from NRGRR

Oscar January 2020


 Available Now

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

Are you a new applicant and interested in adopting Oscar? Contact us directly at

Pick me!

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.

Are you a new applicant and interested in adopting Da Vinci? Contact us directly at


Applications Closed

Turkey Uras 20 

Turkey Uras

Applications Closed

Our handsome boy, Uras, is ready to find his new home. He has learned good house manners. He loves to play with another dog and then relax in the house with his foster family. He is young and energetic and very sweet natured.  

Donovan sunset pose


Applications Closed

 Donovan is a happy, healthy playful pup. He will cuddle with you and even crawl into your lap. He has a ton of puppy energy and loves any activity... long walks, running, jumping, chasing tennis balls. He loves his stuffed toys and will wear you out playing tug-of-war or fetch with them.

Mariah 20 


 Applications Closed

I am a pretty, young girl eager to find my forever home. I'm still a little timid when meeting new people and I am figuring out how to behave with other dogs. I love human company and will nap quietly by your side when you work.

Elvis celebrating his Irish 


 Applications Closed

Elvis is a handsome 6 year old mix.  He will be even more handsome once his hair grows in. Elvis is a well behaved, medium energy boy, who gets along with other dogs. He likes to cuddle on the couch but also likes his own space for napping.  

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Pumpkin Spice

Applications Closed

Little Pumpkin Spice is ready to find his family. He's still working on his leash manners, but he is a good boy in the house. Pumpkin is only 3 years old, loves to run and play outside, but settles down when playtime is over. He loves tummy rubs and snuggling with his human. 

Whitney 20 


 Applications Closed

Hi! I'm Whitney and I'm an energetic young girl. I love to run and play with my foster brother. During the day I'm content to hang with my family, wrestle with my foster brother, play with my toys, or sleep after my morning exercise.

Brice on down looking 


 Applications Closed

Brice is a fun and loving dog who likes walking and is good on leash. He’s house-trained and crate-trained. He’s a very accomplished snuggler who settles quickly after a walk. He'd be best in a family with adults only or teenage children.He is a medium sized golden mix.  

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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