The Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue serves the eastern half of North Carolina and is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of golden retrievers in need. NRGRR is an extra special group for De, as her first dog Otis and second dog Barley were rescued by them. They advocate responsible pet ownership, community education and protection of all dogs.
As of 2019, Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. had saved and enriched the lives of more than 4,000 dogs and their forever families. We look forward to helping more goldens in need, as well as the people who love them.
Our territory includes the eastern half of North Carolina from the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill), north to Virginia, south to South Carolina and east to the Atlantic coast, and we accept any golden retriever into our program – regardless of age or medical condition. We help families who can no longer care for their goldens by offering an opportunity to surrender their dogs – knowing that a final outcome is happy and includes a new, loving home. We also partner with shelters to save strays and assure goldens are not euthanized because no one wants them.
We have a hard-working heritage that began as a club in the early 1980s and the “passing of a hat” to pay vet bills. Over the past few decades, our network of volunteers and donors support rescuing more than 200 dogs a year at a cost of over $200,000 in veterinary care.