Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Available Dogs - Taurus

Taurus looking on with love

Hey – glad you’re here.  My foster calls me Taurus because no one really knows what my name should be.  I used to spend my days roaming the local neighborhoods asking for attention and food.  I could take care of myself pretty well too – except for some pesky skin issues.  That’s just not a thing I could manage on my own.  Fortunately, a sweet woman recognized that I needed some help and got me in touch with the NRGRR gang.  Boy did my life change!  Now I’m sleeping indoors, getting regular meals (treats when I turn on the charm) and looking pretty sharp.  No one can believe the AMAZING change in my coat.  It’s all lush and full.  It’s possible I may end up with a bald spot or two, but I’m remaining optimistic.   Watch out ladies, I’m definitely getting my groove back! 

Regular baths help so you’ll probably want to keep those up when you bring me home, but once a month seems to be working fine.  And I don’t mind them at all.  I stand patiently while you scrub me up.  I mean, it’s for my own good right!

My foster has a feisty little dog and I get along with her … for the most part.  My foster has decided to keep her cat in another part of the house – smart gal!  I’m a big fan of my foster Mom.  You could say I’m slightly obsessed.  My absolute favorite thing in the world is to hang out with my foster family and their friends.  Have I mentioned I love my humans?  I should probably emphasize that – I LOVE MY HUMANS.  I think the best thing in the world would be to find a family that will indulge my need to be with them as much as possible AND let me be as close as possible.

I’m a really healthy guy and I am ready to find my forever home.  I’m hoping that being a handsome golden lab (the most popular dog breed in America for over 20 years) helps me stand out among these beautiful goldens.

As you can tell, I’m a special guy and I’m definitely ready for you to take me home.  Let my foster Mom know you’ve been waiting for me and she’ll set up a meeting.

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   7 years old


   72 pounds

Health status:


Major personality traits:

   Loves his humans and loves his food

Interaction with dogs:

   Good after initial meeting

Interaction with cats:

   No cats

Child requirements:

   Dog savvy – he’s a bull dozer of a dog

Fence requirements:


General activity level:


Work schedule best suited for:


Leash manners:


Degree of training needed:


He knows general commands (sit, come, down).  Needs some leash work, his foster is a pushover.

  • Taurus Before
    Taurus Before
  • Taurus before2
    Taurus before2
  • Taurus in the Early Days
    Taurus in the Early Days
  • Taurus with his new coat
    Taurus with his new coat
  • Taurus "stressed out"
    Taurus "stressed out"
  • Taurus enjoying the beach
    Taurus enjoying the beach
  • Taurus is very handsome
    Taurus is very handsome
  • Taurus looking on with love
    Taurus looking on with love
  • Taurus watching the kitchen
    Taurus watching the kitchen
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