Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Available Dogs - Gunnar

Gunnar 21

Gunnar is an adorable mix with a golden coat, short legs and a sweet face. He was picked up as a stray by a regional shelter. The shelter advocated for Gunnar to be accepted into rescue.

Gunnar came to NRGRR with itchy, uncomfortable skin along with some hair loss on his rear end and seemed undersocialized but sweet. Gunnar has been living and working with a trainer since the end of November and has done very well. His skin and coat have improved greatly but we’re still tweaking diet and meds for a little remaining itchiness.

Gunnar has learned a lot about living in a home. His behavior suggests to us that he hasn’t lived in a home before. Gunnar has learned to trust and is happy and snuggly with people he knows! He has good leash manners and crate manners.

Do you have a pet free home but want to add a dog that wants to be your best friend? Are you willing to take your time and allow your new dog to get to know and trust you?  Then Gunnar is your dog!

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   Two years old


   36 pounds

Health status:

   Very good - we’re resolving some itchiness

Major personality traits:

   Snuggly with friends, cautious of strangers, food motivated.

Interaction with dogs:

   Needs to be the only dog.  OK with other dogs on leash. Can walk nicely on leash with other leashed dogs.  

Interaction with cats:

   Unknown, probably no cats

Child requirements:


No kids.

Fence requirements:


Not required

General activity level:

   Likes a few half hour walks daily, medium energy

Work schedule best suited for:



Leash manners:


Good with guidance!

Training needed:   Gunnar has received professional training, we will provide assistance to help you learn how to help Gunnar maintain his manners.
  • Gunnar 21
    Gunnar 21
  • Gunnar 21 at the shelter
    Gunnar 21 at the shelter
  • Gunnar waiting for direction
    Gunnar waiting for direction
  • Gunnar doesn_t want to live with other dogs but can walk with them
    Gunnar doesn_t want to live with other dogs but can walk with them
  • Gunnar joins Santa_s team
    Gunnar joins Santa_s team
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