Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Our Dogs

2020 Statistics

through August
96 Dogs Rescued

44 Dogs in Rehab

102 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. 

Available Dogs

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Available Now

    Basil is a young, handsome and large boy. He loves going for walks and car rides. He gets along with other dogs and loves all people. Basil needs a fenced in yard where he can roam and explore to his heart's content. Click here to learn more about Basil.  
Turkey Ruzgar 20

Turkey Ruzgar
Available Now

   Ruzgar is a young boy full of energy. He enjoys running around and rolling in the grass. A fenced yard is required. He enjoys going for walks with his foster brother and getting some good belly rubs from his family.  Click here to learn more about Turkey Ruzgar. 
International adoption fee applies 
Violoet 20

Available Now

Want to give a sweet senior gal a loving home to live out her golden years? Violet is looking for you!  Click here to learn more about Violet.

Learn more about adopting a senior dog from NRGRR

Applications Closed

Tango 20

Applications Closed

Tango is a one year old girl looking for a family to call her own.  She is still learning the ropes but has shown she can be a willing learner and will make someone a great friend.
Turkey Robin AFTER

Turkey Robin
Applications Closed

Robin is a five year old Golden who has really settled into life in the U.S. He loves toys, other dogs, and even cats. He'd love to be a part of your family. 
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Applications Closed

  Cleopatra is looking for a family who would be happy to have her as a constant and steadfast companion. She loves other dogs that will play with her and join her on walks with the humans.  
Mick 20

Applications Closed

Mick is a young, happy boy who is looking for an active family with or without another dog. He is still learning basic commands but is ready to become the best boy ever! 
Sky 2017

Applications Closed

Sky is a wonderful 5 to 6 year old southern gentleman. He is a little shy but warms very quickly for belly rubs or treats! He is crate and house trained, walks fabulously on leash and loves to go places in the car.
Handsome Rascal

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Rascal is a young and energetic 7 month old puppy.  He loves playing with people and other dogs. He is house broken and crate trained and learning how to be a good dog.  Are you ready to have some fun with a new best friend? 
Pekoe says Hello!

Applications Closed

Pekoe is back and better than ever.  He has spent some time with a trainer learning how to be a great dog and maybe your best friend!  He is a high energy boy who loves adventure and learning new tricks! 
Benji says lets go

Applications Closed

Sweet Benji has adapted so quickly to life with an active family and another dog. He is a pretty relaxed boy but likes to go for walks and play with his foster brother.
Nadine 18

Applications Closed

Pretty Nadine is looking for a loving family with a fence and another dog.  She is well trained but wants slow introductions to people and dogs. Once she knows you have her back she will be your best buddy!  

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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