Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Available Dogs - Elsa

Elsa sitting pretty

I know what you are thinking...this girl doesn't look like the other dogs on this page! My name is Elsa, and I was only 3 pounds when I was abandoned. It was cold and rainy and I was so, so happy when I was rescued by NRGRR!

The vet thinks I am about 11 weeks old, so I am very much still a puppy. I play hard, then sleep hard. like my crate and head that way whenever I am told to "get in my bed." I love treats, other dogs (even the old, crotchety dog at my foster's house likes me!) and all people. My foster mom has had lots of puppies in her house and she says I am one of her very favorites.She thinks 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.

I am doing really well with going potty outside, but I do still have accidents because I am really just a baby. I haven't had much experience on a leash, but my foster mom thinks am a fast learner, so it shouldn't be a problem. I am ready to join a family that will love me as much as I love them "furever!"

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   11 weeks old as of January 20, 2020


   12 pounds

Health status:



Major personality traits:


Puppy! Playful and cuddly

Interaction with dogs:



Interaction with cats:



Child requirements:



Fence requirements:


Not needed.

General activity level:   Puppy active and then rests.

Work schedule best suited for:


Still needs breaks during the day.

Leash manners:



Degree of training needed:


Needs all training.

  • Elsa relaxing
    Elsa relaxing
  • Elsa loves a friend
    Elsa loves a friend
  • Elsa first day of rescue
    Elsa first day of rescue
  • Elsa sitting pretty
    Elsa sitting pretty
  • Elsa hanging out
    Elsa hanging out
  • Elsa relaxing on the couch
    Elsa relaxing on the couch
  • Elsa puppy snoozes
    Elsa puppy snoozes
  • Elsa with spotted nose
    Elsa with spotted nose
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