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Community CareGiver Spotlight: Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue Organization

Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (NRGRR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping unwanted golden retrievers.  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.

Chief with NRGRR

To date, we have rescued over 2,700 dogs.  We could not accomplish our mission without the unwavering support from over 300 dedicated volunteers and a team of dedicated veterinarians, behaviorists and trainers who give from their hearts to save our dogs’ lives.

A current example of the work we do involves Chief.   Chief came to us by way of some really great Good Samaritans in a nearby state.  Chief is blind and his owner knew that he was going blind for a long time.  This beautiful, sweet boy was padlocked to a cable in a small pen in the backyard of the home of his owner and no one knew where the key was so the rescuers had to cut the cable to release him.

Chief is like a lot of our dogs.  No one took time to teach him and, at some point, he was banished to the yard.  So now, at eight years old, he is learning how to be an inside dog, how to interact with other dogs and his humans.  He’s incredibly sweet and wants to please.  We know that Chief has a happy ending.  He has a true golden retriever spirit, through and through.

Our mission never ends.  Without community support through volunteering time and donating much-needed funds, grants and other fundraising events, we could not continue our quest of helping golden retrievers in need.  If you believe you can help, we need you.  You can go to our Web site at .  Or contact us at:  or 919-676-7144.

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