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

Our Dogs

2021 Statistics

through December
171 Dogs Rescued

39 Dogs in Rehab

158 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

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. 


Meet and Greets - Will resume in 2022

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.

NOTE: To adopt one of our dogs, you must be a resident of North Carolina. If you live more than three hours from the Raleigh-Durham area, adopting from us may be challenging.

If you are just beginning the process to apply for one of our posted dogs, please be aware that previously approved applicants will be given priority.

Reminder for approved applicants: To apply for or more dogs, contact your application advisor. Don't know who your advisr is? Email

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.  

 Rose wants to go for a walk 

Rose Nylund

Available Now

Rose is a quiet, sweet two year old. She loves people and dogs and is ready to become part of your family! Click here to learn more about her

 Clarence enjoying a ride 


Available Now

Is your family ready for some chocolatey goodness?  Then you should meet this sweet eight year old fur ball! Clarence is a well behaved people lover. Click here to learn more about him

 Wooferina.Sitting Pretty 


Available Now

Wooferina is a happy, sweet six year old girl. She loves to go for walks, play in a fenced yard and be with her family. Click here to learn more about her

 Twinkle21 thinking 


Available Now

Happy, busy, smart Twinkle is sill looking for his family. Twinkle loves using his brain and would make a great agility, nose work, or hiking companion. Click here to learn more about him

 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
Learn more about adopting a senior dog



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

Applications Closed

 Happy Rebel 


Applications Closed 

 Tabitha looking beautiful 


Applications Closed 

 Egan 5 


Applications Closed 

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.

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