Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Available Dogs - Buttercup

Watching the people

Update: We have learned a more about Buttercup recently and have updated her story and profile.

Buttercup is a sweet senior girl looking for her forever home.  She has some “stranger danger” and isn’t comfortable in crowds or around new people/children/dogs.  She’s done very well with a trainer and learned that with a slow and proper introduction, and coaching (of others), that people can be a good thing and she can ignore other dogs.  She’s very loyal to her family and especially loves men.

She is a pretty girl with soft fur, and she likes brushing and petting. She’s good in the car, and is house- and crate-trained.  Buttercup knows commands like “sit” and “wait” and “come”. She’s a good learner and wants to please her people.

Buttercup would love to be with a quieter couple or family that’s looking for a low-key companion to go on walks with and hang out at home with.  She has so much love to give! 
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   Eleven years old.


   43 pounds

Health status:



Major personality traits:


Affectionate, quiet, loyal family companion.

Interaction with dogs:


Can meet other dogs, but needs to be an only dog. 

Interaction with cats:



Child requirements:


Older dog-savvy children only.  Generally, being around new children or lots of children cause her anxiety and has triggered bad behavior in the past.

Fence requirements:


Not required, but will need a few walks a day for exercise and mental stimulation.

General activity level:


Medium. She loves her 30-40 minutes morning walk in the morning and a shorter walk in the afternoon. 

Work schedule best suited for:



Leash manners:


Type of training required:   

Buttercup has been with a trainer for several weeks and to classes with a foster and done well! We can recommend some to build your bond and maintain her good manners.

Buttercup loves to play in her backyard!

  • Hot summer days
    Hot summer days
  • Loving my walk
    Loving my walk
  • Resting on my walk
    Resting on my walk
  • Practicing my swimming
    Practicing my swimming
  • Cooling off
    Cooling off
  • At the park
    At the park
  • Watching the people
    Watching the people
  • Buttercup 1
    Buttercup 1
  • Buttercup Relaxing
    Buttercup Relaxing
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