Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Our Dogs

2020 Statistics

through July
82 Dogs Rescued

39 Dogs in Rehab

92 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

Quinn loves her squeaky toy

Available Now

Quinn is a beautiful dog who is equal parts energy and love. She will return all the exercise and attention you give her with total adoration. She's looking for a home without other dogs and ideally a fenced yard to keep squirrel-free.
 Click here to learn about Quinn. 
Benji says lets go

Available Now

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. Click here to learn about Benji. 

Learn more about adopting a senior dog from NRGRR
Nadine 18

Available Now

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!  Click here to learn about Nadine. 

Applications Closed

Boz goofy in the yard

Boz Scaggs

Applications Closed

This is one handsome dog! Boz is a happy, goofy and affectionate guy. He loves being outdoors especially to keep tabs on the squirrels! A yard with a tall, secure fence is a must. He would be fine with another dog or on his own. No cats, please.  
Stout 19


Applications Closed

Are you looking for a quiet companion? Stout is a cute senior guy with simple needs. He needs to learn that he can trust you, because life hasn't always been kind to this little dog. Food, routine, some short walks and gentle handling will help him adjust to a new home.

Learn more about adopting a senior dog from NRGRR

Justin is a happy guy

Justin Bieber

Applications Closed

Justin Bieber is a handsome six month old puppy. He still has some growing to do and will be a big boy.  He is looking for a family, with or without older children, and another dog or two for playmates. He also needs a fenced yard. JB wants you to know he is really good with the chicks.
Usher sitting pretty

Applications Closed

Are you looking for a low key, mellow companion?  Usher is too! He is a handsome boy, gets along with other dogs, and happiest when he can get outside every few hours.  He needs an adults only household and someone who will keep working with leash and good dog manners.
Curry thinks posing is boring

Applications Closed

Don't let the white face fool you!  This big boy is about 5 years old and full of life. He gets along well with dogs and cats. Loves people and is pretty relaxed about life in general. Naps in your lap after a little retrieving is his favorite!  
Clifford looking hopeful

Applications Closed

Clifford is a very handsome 5 year old Golden Retriever. He has only recently learned how to live in a house and boy does he love it! He knows most basic commands and loves to please and be near you.  He's a lot of dog with a lot of love!

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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