Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Our Dogs

2019 Statistics

through December
197 Dogs Rescued

45 Dogs in Rehab

196 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. 

Click here to fill out and submit your application. Please be prepared to fill out the form in one sitting. It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete, so please have appropriate phone numbers and reference check information with you before you begin. Be concise when you are answering questions on the form. If you have problems with the form, let us know by contacting us at:

Thank you again for your interest in adopting one of our dogs.

Available Dogs

 chuckles 19


 Available Now

If you like tall, dark and handsome, then here’s your match.  Chuckles is a 75 pound, 8 year old pure bred golden.  He loves people, long walks, naps, and being brushed.  He likes other dogs after a slow introduction but is not fond of cats. If you seek a traditional male golden who loves treats and ice cubes, this guy is for you! Click here to learn more about Chuckles. 

 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. 

 Nala looking so cute

Turkey Nala

 Available Now

I am very excited to be here. I came all the way from Turkey! I am very smart.  I know “sit”, “down”, and almost have “wait” down pat.  My leash manners are awesome! I don’t pull but I like to stop and sniff sometimes. I am very affectionate and like to be in the same room with my foster mom. So if you are looking for a beautiful, sweet girl, I am the one for you! Click here to learn more about me. 

 Elsa sitting pretty


 Available Now

I am about 11 weeks old, so I am very much still a puppy. I play hard, then I sleep hard. I love treats, other dogs, and all people. My foster mom thinks it is so funny when I get excited and jump straight up in the air! My absolute favorite thing is to snuggle up on a lap and take nap. Click here to learn more about me. 

 Anna sitting pretty


 Available Now

I am one of two puppies found abandoned before Christmas. I am about 11 weeks old, so I am very much still a puppy. I play hard, then sleep hard. I like my crate,  I love treats, other dogs and to to curl up on a lap and take nap.  I am ready to find my family!  Click here to learn more about me. 

 Ichabod 19


 Available Now

I’m a very handsome, lighter Golden. I love people and constantly want to be around them so maybe being with a family would be my ideal situation. I love to go for walks, I'm okay with other dogs and cats, but mostly I want to be around people! Click here to learn more about me. 

 Roxie Glamour Shot

China Roxie

 Available Now

I’m originally from China and still a little unsure of things and I’ll definitely need you to be patient with me as I am still learning that toys and food and lots of love are everyday things. My foster parents say I’m very sweet and feel most confident and comfortable when I’m playing or hanging with my foster brothers and watch what they do. Click here to learn more about me. 

 China Ruben

China Ruben

 Available Now

I made the long journey from China just to meet you!  I am so happy to be here so I just wiggle and wag all of the time. I need lots of exercise but I behave in the house. Whoever gives me my forever home is getting a sweet, smart, loving guy who likes to snuggle on the couch. Click here to learn more about me. 

Oscar January 2020


 Available Now

 My name is Oscar and I am a happy, goofy, golden at heart!  I get along with other dogs, or I could be your one and only.  I am house broken, crate trained, know basic commands, and eager to please. I love all people and get SO excited to meet new friends!  Click here to learn more about me. 

Pumpkin Spice Glamour Shot 

Pumpkin Spice

 Available Now

Just in time for the holidays!  Little Pumpkin Spice is ready to find his family. He's still working on his leash manners, but he is a good boy in the house. Pumpkin is only 3 years old, loves to run and play outside, but settles down when playtime is over. He loves tummy rubs and snuggling with his human. Click here to learn more about Pumpkin Spice. 

DaVinci is a handsome dude

Da Vinci

Available Now

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. Click here to learn more about Da Vinci.

Learn more about adopting a senior dog from NRGRR


Applications Closed

 Chase 20


 Applications Closed

I am a 7 month old goldendoodle looking for my lifelong people. I am a huge cuddle-bug. I'm pretty calm for a puppy and love to sit in people's laps or snuggle up to them on the couch. I'm very much a "people" dog, but I get along with other dogs and cats. 

Ready to Play 

Green Goblin

 Applications Closed

I am very curious and I really love to play. I love going on walks and cuddling. I’m learning to like my crate and I am very well behaved around the house. My foster dad says I'm super handsome and smart and I know that I can be a very good boy!

Pippin 19 


 Applications Closed

I’m a year and a half year old cuddle monster who weighs 26 pounds. I love going on walks every day when my foster dad gets home and I am fine in my crate while he’s at work. If you’re looking for a perfect sized dog who loves to cuddle, I might be perfect for you. 

Glitter is ready to snuggle 


 Applications Closed

I am a  beautiful, smart, and affectionate 10 month old female! I love playing with everyone very much and have lots of puppy energy, but when I come inside I love to lay near my human's feet for a nap or watch out the window. My coat is red with white on my chest and paws.  I'm very soft to pet and I have lovely amber eyes.

Voodoo Queen 19 

Voodoo Queen

 Applications Closed

Voodoo Queen is a sweet 3 year old female golden mix with the cutest curly tail.  She is an easy-going and calm gal who will follow you around and lie down close enough to keep an eye on you!  You will never feel lonely with VDQ around!  If you are looking for a lovely, young, smart lady to keep you company, then she would love to meet you! 

Olaf 19 


 Applications Closed

My name is Olaf, and I like warm hugs and cuddles. I’m a sweet, 4 month old lab mix puppy with a beautiful golden coat. I have an almost identical sister, Snowflake. I love spending time off-leash in the backyard where I run around in circles like crazy! I like to play with my bones and want my people to play, too!  

Riley is happy for the holidays 


 Applications Closed

Riley wants to ring in a new year with you! He is a beautiful three year old boy. He is friendly and affectionate, knows basic commands and is learning not to jump on people. He does require a fenced in yard. 

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.


Brody is a 4 year old, purebred European Boxer, 68 pounds, neutered, up to date on all vaccinations and is on Advantix Plus monthly.   He has had a murmur since birth that is less than a Grade one (on a scale of 1 to 6) and hasn’t changed.  He’s checked at his annual exam.  Brody also was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when he was 2.  This is common in boxers and mostly controlled by diet. 

As you can see, he loves his tennis balls.  These are his favorite!  He even sleeps with them.  He is housebroken, knows all of the basic manners and loves his humans!   Brody is a dog that can’t wait to go to the vet's office.  He gets beyond excited when he sees humans.  He may do best in an only dog home.  He goes to daycare and does well in a controlled environment.  He likes to play, he just needs to have proper introductions, a firm handler to let him know he’s not the boss.  He’s extremely protective and can misread a situation.  He does fine with a reminder that all is okay. 

He is a very lovable, goofy, snugly and playful boy who just wants a family to love and to love him. If you are interested in meeting Brody, please contact Kim at 919-616-5746 or

  • Brody checking things out
    Brody checking things out
  • Brody is ready to go
    Brody is ready to go
  • Alien or dog
    Alien or dog
  • Brody wants all the tennis balls
    Brody wants all the tennis balls
  • Is dinner ready
    Is dinner ready
  • Time for a walk
    Time for a walk

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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