Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
rescue. rehab. adopt.
Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
Turkish flag   

Available Dogs - Turkey Eros

International adoption fee applies

Eros posing

All you need is love, and boy, Eros has that!  Eros is a sweet, energetic, and playful lab/golden mix from Turkey who has adapted nicely to his new life in America. Deemed a Golden Retriever by his passport, Eros embodies all the adorable and charming traits of a Golden but is wrapped in a canine body version of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He is super strong; he is super loveable.

Eros responds very well to repetition and consistency and will do best with a confident adopter. His leash manners are good, but at times he can get focused on something and it takes effort to redirect.  This effort, however, has been decreasing over time.  Likewise, Eros can be a bit stubborn when he takes something he shouldn’t, for example a water bottle. He is learning to “drop it” on command and has been making progress. Because of his age, Eros can play with gusto. Fetch, catch, or chase can excite him, and like many young dogs, he does not know his own strength.  However, this guy can calm very quickly.  In the house, he is gentle and sweet. Once he understands playtime is over, he pacifies himself nicely with a chew toy. For these reasons, a house with small children is not recommended for Eros right now.  He has all the potential to be a little kid-friendly dog, but he needs some experience first.

Eros has enjoyed getting to know his foster brother and sister very well. He has followed their lead by sleeping in his crate through the night and having free-reign throughout the house during the day - even when the humans were out. He sniffs the counter but does not surf, and he patiently watches while someone is cooking in the kitchen.  Eros has been a wonderful foster and our family can’t wait to see what the future holds for this amazing dog from Turkey!

Turkey Eros is available to approved applicants only. You must have a current approved application with NRGRR.

Reminder for approved applicants
- to apply for one or more available dogs, contact your applications advisor. Don't know who your advisor is? Email

NOTE:  To adopt one of our dogs, you must be a resident of North Carolina.

An International adoption fee applies to help with travel expenses.




  Three years old


  71 pounds

Health status:


Major personality traits:


Eros is a fantastic, happy, and energetic guy who wants nothing more than to love and be loved by his people. 

Interaction with dogs:

  Excellent with proper introductions              

Interaction with cats:

  Not known but does have an interest in squirrels, rabbits, other small prey.  

Child requirements:


Older children recommended.  Eros is VERY strong and can play roughly at times, especially as he learns the house rules. Generally though, he is calm and compliant.

Fence requirements:


Preferred.  Eros is very active and loves playing ball. 

General activity level:

  Eros is active and has endurance, yet with daily exercise (ball throwing, and a 1.5 to 2 mile walk), he rests nicely at your feet and will follow you calmly about the house.

Work schedule best suited for:

  Any schedule, but he LOVES humans and just wants to be with them.

Leash manners:


Excellent, but at times will pull. He is VERY strong.

Degree of training needed:


None but the daily reinforcement of house rules. Currently, he can sit, stay, walk on a leash, not lunge for his food, and is close to taking treats gently. He does not jump on furniture nor does he counter surf, and he seems unaffected by thunder.

  • Eros Outside
    Eros Outside
  • Eros hoping for a treat
    Eros hoping for a treat
  • Eros on the Deck
    Eros on the Deck
  • Eros and friend
    Eros and friend
  • Eros Playing
    Eros Playing
  • Eros posing
    Eros posing
Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
Donate Now

Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Copyright 2011 • Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
P.O. Box 37156 Raleigh • NC 27627 • Phone: 919-676-7144