Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Name A Foster Program


Would you like to name a foster dog? All of our rescue dogs have unique names as their identifiers, instead of numbers. The Golden Guardian program allows you to choose the name of one of NRGRR's foster dogs. 

Sponsorship is NOW only $50! As part of the sponsorship, we will keep you updated on the progress of your foster dog while they are in our program. If you would like us to list your sponsorship below, follow the instructions on the payment form and include a brief 1-3 sentence reason for your names, as well as how you would like your name to appear. 

Submit your top 3 name choices. We will ensure that the name has not been used before and will assign it to a foster dog. Because we try to use unique names for each dog you will want to choose names that are not often used. Feel free to use a special name to honor a loved one, or a funny or silly name to reflect the golden's personality.

Give the gift of a Golden Guardian to a friend or loved one! Just check the box on the payment form that you would like to make it a gift and enter the recipients name. We will send you a special certificate to present to them. 

Click the button below purchase your Golden Guardian Sponsorship. 

Golden Guardian

If you prefer, you can download the Golden Guardian form and return via mail with your check. Mailing instructions are included on the form.

If you have any questions about the Golden Guardian program, please send an email to


Golden Guardian Names


Reason For Name

Golden Guardian

 Betty White 22
Betty White 22
In honor of the 100th birthday of Betty White, an animal lover, and true golden girl. The Bass Family
 Rose Nyland 22
Rose Nyland 22
This was the name of Betty White's character on The Golden Girls.
The Bass Family
Beau is based off a character on a tv show we liked. The Taylor Family
Emma 21
Emma was our precious Golden girl, who lived to be 13+ years. She was the sweetest dog ever. The Vojnovich Family
Midas 21
Midas was a king all about gold so I think it’s perfect for a golden retriever.  Gavin Burnham
Morgan 21
In honor of Morgan Jones, a friend of Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue.  The Shukla Family
Stacy 20
Supporting my favorite rescue.
 Liz Baird
Harris 20
Supporting my favorite rescue.  Liz Baird
Lolo is a favorite nickname for my mom, Lori Donahue, who is NRGRR volunteer and an avid dog lover!  Happy birthday, mom!
 Mary Donahue
Murphy 20
My fake puppy was named by me and I named her Murphy. Every night I would sleep the whole night. Love, Suri  The Gupta Family
Sadie Mae 15
Sadie Mae
Sadie Mae was our first golden retriever.  The Malec's
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
This name was inspired by the movie Our Idiot Brother in which Paul Rudd is trying to get back his beloved golden, Willie Nelson.  Scott Kennedy

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