Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Our Dogs

2019 Statistics

through October
167 Dogs Rescued

54 Dogs in Rehab

157 Dogs Adopted

Thank you for stopping by to see the dogs ready for adoption. If this is your first visit to our website and are interested in adopting, you will want to first visit our Adoption Info page to see our adoption process and complete an application. If you are interested in meeting some of our available dogs or if you would like to talk to us about volunteer opportunities, come see us at an upcoming Meet and Greet event.

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 Greet Lineup

We will attempt to provide a list of available dogs scheduled to attend our Meet and Greet by Thursday Evening or Friday prior to each event. Unfortunately, not all of our available dogs are able to attend every Meet and Greet and 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. 

Available Dogs

Laughing Lab 19 

Laughing Lab

Available Now

I'm a comical, clumsy, and adorable bundle of white fuzz.  I love to snuggle and play with my dog buddies.  I'm a smart boy and a quick learner and I am ready to join your family in some fun and games. Click here to learn more about me.  


Gomez with Happy Face 

Gomez Addams

Available Now

Gomez is a wonderful, four year old golden mix, with a golden personality.  He is an affectionate, easy going guy. He likes walks and car rides and would love a family who wants to include him in the family fun. Click here to learn more about Gomez.  


Tuffy 19 

Old Tuffy

Available Now

I am a big and young boy with loads of love to share with you! I need someone to show me how to be the best dog ever with consistent training and patience.  I get along well with other dogs and cats. I am well behaved in the house and like to take long walks with you. Click here to learn more about me.  


Ponysaurus 19 


Available Now

Ponysaurus is a sweet, low energy guy, looking for a family to love and be loved by him. Even though he is a large dog, he thinks he is a lap dog and loves to lay with his head in your lap. He is very well mannered, and very friendly with every person he meets,   Click here to learn more about Ponysaurus.  


Van Gogh 

Van Gogh

Available Now

Van Gogh is ready to go!  He is a young, smart, and handsome boy.  Van Gogh is looking for a  dog savvy person who appreciates his intelligence and independent temperament.  He's a medium energy guy but likes to have space for wandering.  Click here to learn more about him.  


Captain Morgan 19 

Captain Morgan

Available Now

Captain Morgan is a happy, beautiful young dog eager to be your new best friend.  He is learning his house manners, loves to go for short walks, plays with other dogs, but would rather have you all to himself.  Click here to learn more about Captain Morgan.  


Sonny 19 


Available Now

Sonny is an adorable 4 month old puppy. He is well on his way to being a wonderful family dog. He's a very happy, curious, intelligent and snugly 4 month old puppy that loves to study and explore. Sonny would like to have a fenced in yard where he can run around. Click here to learn more about Sonny. 


Applications Closed

China Dolly 19 

China Dolly

Applications Closed 

Introducing our latest sweet arrival from China.  Dolly will steal your heart.  She is quickly adjusting to life in another country and in a home with lots of love, companionship and food!     


Molson 19 


Applications Closed 

Molson is a beautiful golden and shepherd mix. He is looking for a family and home where he can get lots of love and live out his golden years. He's well behaved in the house and gets along with other dogs.

Learn more about adopting a senior dog from NRGRR


China Orion 19 

China Orion

Applications Closed 

Don't be fooled by the serious face.  This boy is all fun and games.  And sweetness and love! He is on his way to be a beautiful, red dog.  He needs to gain some more weight and grow some more hair, but he is adapting very quickly to life in the US. 


Stout 19 


Applications Closed 

Stout is looking for a loving home to live out his golden years.  He doesn't require much but enjoys being petted and brushed, a couple of short walks each day, and dinner time is his favorite time. Are you looking for a quiet companion and a fluffy head to scratch?

Learn more about adopting a senior dog from NRGRR


DaVinci is a handsome dude 

Da Vinci

Applications Closed

  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. 

Learn more about adopting a senior dog from NRGRR


Oktoberfest 19 


Applications Closed 

I’m Oktoberfest! I am big and handsome and I am still growing! I love, love, love to run and play in water. I will bring a ball back to you if you throw it because I want you to throw it again and again! Do you need a playmate?  A running buddy? A new best friend?  That could be me!  


Moon Goddess 19 

Moon Goddess

Applications Closed 

Someone said my name is Moon Goddess, but you can call me yours!  I’m just a sweet girl looking for my forever lap to sleep on. I am still learning how to be good dog but I know how to "sit" and "lie down."  I am a people dog, but will share space with another gentle dog. 



Referral Dogs (not in our program)

We provide listings for referral dogs 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 we assume no responsibility for the condition or behavior of the dogs.


Bailey is a young at heart, handsome, all around great pup. At 11 years old, you’d never guess it by the looks of his sweet face or his ability to run the fields! He is fully vetted, neutered, and 100% house trained- no crates necessary as he is not the destructive type. 

He is a simple, easy going pup who doesn’t even like toys or bones, just a big comfy bed with lots of pillows and blankets. He is a true cuddle bug of a dog and has never slept alone a day in his life. He will gladly snuggle up and sleep all day long while at the same time, if you’re feeling adventurous, he will more than happily hike the trials or run the beaches with you- just not in the water please as he is not a lover of such aquatic fun. He does excellent in the car and one is his favorite past times is to go bye-bye. 

He loves everyone he meets and likes to greet them with a few licks. He loves face and chin scratches and to wrap his paws around your arms while he receives those oh-so-good scratches! 

Bailey would prefer to live out his golden years in as much peace and quiet as possible. He would also prefer to be the one and only dog in the home. Unfortunately, that means no children as well. He wouldn’t mind visits from the neighborhood kids or older grandchildren though! He is just not fond of the younger aged children (toddlers/babies). A fenced in yard would also be a must for him. While not a fence jumper, he does need to be contained while in the yard. He is an inside dog, but does enjoy sunbathing (even on hot summer days, oddly enough!) and getting fresh air through out his day. 

Bailey is a GREAT dog who deserves an even greater home than what we are able to provide for him for the time being. I’m more than happy to answer ANY and ALL questions you may have about him. We just want our boy to be happy. If you think he would be the perfect match for you, please contact me via email at or phone 937-450-6195 at anytime. 

Thank you for taking the time to read his bio and for your consideration in adopting Bailey. 

 Bailey - referral dog 2019Bailey 2 - referral dog 2019

Farm Friends Rescue

Farm Friends Rescue is located in Pittsboro, NC. The organization helps find homes for abandoned and shelter animals. 

Please check the Farm Friends Rescue Facebook page for dogs (and other pets!) available for adoption. For more information send an email to They have puppies, adult and senior dogs. Below are just a few of the dogs waiting for new families.

Farm Friends Rescue dog one Farm Friends Rescue dog three Farm Friends Rescue Dog two

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