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

Our Dogs

2022 Statistics

through July
97 Dogs Rescued

48 Dogs in Rehab

80 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.

We Need Fosters!

Please consider fostering a NRGRR dog. We need people to foster dogs when they come in until adoption, we need temp fosters to fill in for fosters as needed, and we need permanent fosters for our dogs that are not adoptable.

Contact Mimi Suddath at for more information and help get a dog started on his or her next journey. 


Meet and Greet

Next Meet and Greet



Meet and Greet Lineup:  TBD!

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.

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

If you are just beginning the process to apply for one of our posted dogs, please be aware that previously approved applicants will be given priority.  For more information about adopting from  NRGRR please visit our Adoption Application and Info webpage.

Reminder for approved applicants: To apply for one or more dogs, contact your application advisor. Don't know who your advisor is? Email


Available Dogs

Please keep in mind that we match dogs with previously approved applicants on an ongoing basis, so some dogs shown may already have a prospective match.  

 Stevie posing 


Available Now

Stevie is a sweet boy who is looking for his seeing eye person.  Click here to learn more about him.

 Gator - Lookin_ so handsome 


Available Now

Gator is a sweet, gentle, loyal lab mix looking for his best friend forever.  Click here to learn more about him.

 Zion so handsome 


Available Now

Zion is a young, smart, happy, energetic doodle.  Click here to learn more about him.

Fancy smiling


Available Now

Fancy is a sweet, timid girl who needs a quiet home where she can slowly unwind and learn to be part of a family. Learn more about Fancy here.

James Earl Bones    

James Earl Bones

Available Now 
James Earl Bones is a big, fluffy boy who loves people and pups alike. Learn more about Mr. Bones here.
Chewy At the Front Door   


Available Now 
Chewy is a chill, handsome guy looking for a quiet life with a best friend.  Learn more about Chewbarka here.
Charlie smiles   


Available Now  
Charlie is a handsome former stray who is learning all about the good, indoor, foster life. Learn more about Charlie here.
  Lou Grant Loves Outdoors 

Lou Grant

Available Now

This smart and people-loving pup is looking for someone to be his seeing-eye person. Are you the one for him? Learn more about him here.

 Justin Bieber NRGRR-6 

Justin Bieber

Available Now

Looking for tall and handsome? Check out JB. He would love another dog to live with and a large fenced space to play. Click here to learn more about him.

 Buttercup (NRGRR) Watermarked-3 


Available Now

Buttercup loves walks, snuggles and car rides.  She's an affectionate girl with people she knows but is frightened of strangers. Click here to learn more about Buttercup.
Learn more about adopting a senior dog

Applications Closed

Jasper 22 loves outside


Applications Closed

Liz Lemon 22 Co-Pilot

Liz Lemon

Applications Closed

Karlie 22


Applications Closed 


Kosovo Sihana

Applications Closed 
Carmella 22   


Applications Closed 
Max trotting   


Applications Closed 

Mexico Totoro

Applications Closed 
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Effie Jo

Applications Closed
 Harrison Smiline 


Applications Closed  

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.


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