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

Our Dogs

2021 Statistics

through October
157 Dogs Rescued

60 Dogs in Rehab

125 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.

Dogs needing fosters are now on our website! 

We urgently need fosters for multiple dogs NOW!

Please check the foster page regularly if you are interested in fostering a NRGRR dogs. 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. 

Dogs needing fosters now: Boone, Pebbles and Velvet

The Holidays are right around the corner and we are always in need of temporary foster homes. If you can foster a dog for a couple of days or a week or more please send an email to Mimi Suddath at


Meet and Greets - December 18, 10:00 - 12:00PM

We are excited to be partnering with Zoomy Dogs in Durham for our Meet and Greets. It is a very cool, large space with lots of room and they are wonderful hosts.

You will be asked to sign a COVID 19 safety waiver prior to entering the building. 

Masks will be required for all attendees, vaccinated and unvaccinated

Meet and Greet Lineup:  


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

    Holiday Application Break
    We are not accepting new adoption applications from Monday, December 6, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.  We appreciate your patience as we work with previously approved applicants. We look forward to working with new applicants beginning January 3, 2022.

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.  

 Moose 21 


Available Now

Moose is a sweet 2 year old. He is available as a foster to adopt now and will be ready for adoption after he completes heartworm treatment in January. Click here to learn more about him

 Velvet 13 


Available Now

Velvet is a well behaved 8 year old. She LOVES to play ball everyday, go for walks, and curl up near you when you are home. Click here to learn more about her

 Tabitha looking beautiful 


Available Now

Tabitha is an adorable, petite 18 month old. She loves to play with people and dogs, and then she will snuggle up on the couch with you. Click here to learn more about her

 Meadow 21 


Available Now

Meadow is a sweet senior gal. She enjoys the company of other dogs, gets along with cats, and loves people! Click here to learn more about her
Learn more about adopting a senior dog

 Fluffy smiles hello 


Available Now

Fluffy is a gentle sweetheart, looking for a quieter home with or without another dog. She has plenty of kisses and tail wags for some lucky family. Click here to learn more about her

Not seeing the dog for you? Check out the Referral Dogs below!


Applications Closed

 Egan 5 


Available Now

Egan is a lovely senior boy. He is available as a foster to adopt now. Egan is recovering from ligament surgery and will be ready for adoption in January. His recovery has gone very well. Click here to learn more about him

 Morticia is so sweet 


Applications Closed 

 Zoom at NCMA 


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 Uncle Fester warming his bum 

Uncle Fester

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 Oh you want me to smile 


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 Buttercup loves her humans 


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 Prince At NRGRR-8 


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 Monty21 smiling face 


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 Snow White 21 

Snow White

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 Magenta can_t wait to find her furever home 


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 Merlin loves his toy 


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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.

Daisy is an extremely sweet and relaxed dog. She loves to be pet and run around the yard. She will make a great companion and a wonderful addition to a family.  She is almost 6 years old and weighs 55 pounds, seems to be a lab mix. Unknown how well she will do with cats or children. She does get along with other dogs. Experienced owner is a must, her and her sister need lots of love, patience, and retraining on basic skills.

Daisy is spayed, healthy, and up to date on vaccinations and preventatives. She is good with other dogs.

Grace is a ball of energy; she greets anyone who she meets. She is very much like a forever puppy. She loves attention and not to mention her toys and playing in the yard. Grace is four and a half years old and weighs about 45 pounds, she looks to be a retriever mix.  Unknown how well she will do with cats or children. Experienced owner is a must, her and her sister need lots of love, patience, and retraining on basic skills.

Grace is spayed, healthy, and up to date on vaccinations and preventatives. She is good with most other dogs.

For more information about Daisy and Grace, please contact Kristy White, Practice Manager, Park Veterinary Hospital at, or call 919 544 3758 M-F 8am- 5pm or ask to leave a voicemail message.

DAISY 2021

GRACE 2021

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