Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Available Dogs - Oscar

Oscar January 2020

Hi new family! My name is Oscar and I know I don’t look like the typical golden, but I am a golden at heart! I didn’t have the best life before coming into my foster home, but now I am looking and feeling better and ready to find my furever home!

I get along with other dogs, or I can be your one and only! I have learned to walk on leash like people want me to (seems boring but okay) and I’m good with basic commands because I am eager to please and love treats.

I am house broken, crate trained, and a sweet boy. I am happy and goofy. I do need some structure and leadership to be my best dog. I love people and can be a little boisterous. I’m sorry to say that I’ve growled at a few people over my dog bed but we’ve worked on that and I am better at that and the nice folks helping me can help you on how to communicate with me.

I’m a pretty healthy guy now but it took a lot to get there. I do have something called an underactive thyroid, which I will have for life, but I don’t even notice the pill in my food every day and the vet says it’s well managed now!  I’m a really good boy that just wants to be loved and petted and have some great naps.

I have such an incredible story to tell…won’t you listen to it while we snuggle?

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   Estimated at 7 years old.


   70 pounds

Health status:


Generally good but he has a lifelong thyroid condition. It is very easy and inexpensive  to manage!

Major personality traits:


Lovable, goofy, eager to please, and low energy.

Interaction with dogs:


He is companionable but not a playmate, or could be happy being an only dog.

Interaction with cats:

   No cats

Child requirements:


No kids

Fence requirements:

   Not required.

General activity level:


Low to medium energy.

Work schedule best suited for:



Leash manners:


Getting better but still needs some work.

Degree of training needed:


Continue with basic obedience. Trainer transfer session available!

Short video of Oscar walking nicely on a leash with his trainer. Thank you @Raleighdogcoach for sharing.

  • Oscar January 2020
    Oscar January 2020
  • Oscar checks out the backyard
    Oscar checks out the backyard
  • oscar and his foster brother
    oscar and his foster brother
  • Oscar at compass rose
    Oscar at compass rose
  • Oscar on the deck
    Oscar on the deck
  • Oscar all curled up
    Oscar all curled up
  • Oscar says wait for me
    Oscar says wait for me
  • Oscar
  • Oscar with a bandana
    Oscar with a bandana
  • Waiting Oscar
    Waiting Oscar
  • Oscar sits patiently
    Oscar sits patiently
  • Oscar yawning
    Oscar yawning
  • Christmas Oscar
    Christmas Oscar
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