Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Love Knows No Borders

NRGRR #50for2021

Join us as we dip our foot into international rescue. We have learned about the very real need to rescue golden retrievers living in some overseas countries, with some living in brutal conditions. Several golden retriever rescue groups in the states have already taken part in these rescue efforts and we are learning a lot from them, including the desperate need to get other rescue groups involved in this effort. Click here to read about what it took to accomplish our first international rescue.

With your generous support, NRGRR has rescued 65 international dogs from China, Turkey, and Kosovo over the past two years. Last year started off slow due to travel restrictions as a result of COVID-19 but we were still able to bring in 32 dogs, most in the last four months of the year. 


For 2021, we are setting our goal even higher and hope to rescue 50 international dogs! We need to raise between $60,000 and $100,000 to make it happen. Your continued support is needed more than ever to help us rescue #50for2021.

Watch the video below and follow us on Facebook or Instagram to learn more and track our #50for2021 fundraising campaign.

Donor Match

A very generous donor has just offered to match all donations to our International Rescue Campaign in March, up to $10,000.


  • Click on the flags below to learn more out our rescue efforts in those countries.
  • Visit our International Alumni page to see the dogs we have saved.




How Can You Help?

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We could not be successful without the energy and dedication of our amazing volunteers and monetary support from our donors and sponsors. If you would like to contribute to our international efforts, please follow the links below to learn how you can help. If you are interested in adopting one of our international dogs, please follow the adoption info link.


We have many opportunities available and are grateful for every volunteer’s participation and contribution. From flight volunteers to administrative work, we have many areas where people can volunteer their time. If you're interested in volunteering with our international rescue efforts, please click the volunteer button to learn more and fill out an application form.


Adoption fees cover only about half of the total cost of caring for a rescued golden in our program, the majority of which is for medical treatments (86%). Sadly, the number of golden retrievers who have entered our program and the costs related to their medical care have dramatically increased over the past several years. Now that we have expanded our rescue efforts internationally, donations are even more important!  

Adoption Info

The decision to place one of our dogs into an adoptive home is our most important work. These international dogs are looking for a new lease on life, and deserve a new loving home. If you think that might be you, please click the Adoption Info button to learn the steps to adopt from us and to complete the application.

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