Rescue Ranger
November 2019
As we turn to fall and the temperature gets cooler, we begin to look forward to the holidays. NRGRR has several activities to help you celebrate and prepare for the season.

Marching in a parade with your dog is always a joyful experience and we invite you to march with us in holiday parades in both Raleigh and Hillsborough.

For your shopping needs, we have several great fundraisers and many new store items, so you can pick up some cool gifts for your family and friends that will help give back to the rescue. And don't forget to pick up your 2020 NRGRR Calendar, they're going fast!

The holidays are also a time of giving back and we have several ways you can do that by volunteering with us; from wrapping gifts to fostering dogs. We are always in need of temporary fosters during the busy season, so if you are staying in the Triangle area and would like to help out, please apply today!

Keep scrolling to learn more about these activities and volunteer opportunities. As a non-profit organization, we could not survive without the energy and dedication of our amazing volunteers. Thank you for everything you do throughout the year!

  • November 23rd - Raleigh Christmas Parade - Come march with us in downtown Raleigh. More info below.

  • November 29th - Barnes & Noble Gift Wrapping fundraiser - 10 am to 2 pm @ Crabtree Valley Mall. Help us wrap presents for donations.  Sign up to help.

  • December 1st - Light up the Night Hillsborough Holiday Parade - Come march with us in downtown Hillsborough. More info below.

  • December 15th - Shop for a Cause with Lilly Pulitzer - 11 am to 3 pm @ The Streets of Southpoint. Stop by for sips, sweets, and puppy love. 10% of your purchase will be donated to NRGRR. More info below.

  • December 18th - Barnes & Noble Gift Wrapping fundraiser - 4 pm to 8 pm @ Crabtree Valley Mall. Help us wrap presents for donations.  Sign up to help.
2019 Statistics
through October

167 Dogs Rescued

54 Dogs in Rehab

157 Dogs Adopted
Congratulations to these dogs finding their forever home in October.

  • Tilly 19
  • Stella Artois 19
  • Kekkie 19
  • Lacey 19
  • Corona 19
  • Lunabella 19
  • Latrobe 19
  • Turkey Leda 19
  • Sam Adams 19
  • Cher 19
  • Laughing Lab 19
  • Pax Brau 19
Rescue Reunion - Spooky Splash
It was a beautiful fall day for a swim at Montague Lake. There was also cake and a costume contest!

Thanks to Einstein as Marshal Dillon, Pender as Hairy Potter, Willie Nelson as Willie Nelson, and Jake as a pumpkin for entering the contest.

Thanks also goes to all the volunteers who made the swim successful and to Cary Teen Core for being great dog washers as always!
Click the picture of Hairy Potter to see a photo album from the reunion swim. A separate photo album from the swim can be seen by clicking here .
Become a Foster!
There is nothing more rewarding than providing a loving home for a dog in need. Our coordinators work with fosters to match dogs to the right foster home, and we provide foster training throughout the year. All you have to do is provide food, love, exercise, and attention! Click the button below to learn more and complete the application.

NRGRR fosters need to live within the larger Triangle area. Fostering is more successful for both dog and foster when fosters are in reach of needed resources, from crates to behavior support to vet offices to meet and greets to foster dog promotions. If you live on the outskirts of the Triangle but still within a 30 minutes drive of one of our vet partners, we'd be glad to talk with you about the several or more trips to the central Triangle area that it will take to foster a dog successfully.
Learn the steps required to become a foster by clicking the image below.
Volunteers Needed
We are currently looking to expand our major events planning team and are looking for people to help organize, solicit sponsorships and in-kind donations, and help make our events as successful as possible! 

If you would like to help, please contact Tami at and/or submit a volunteer application form on our volunteer page if you haven't volunteered with us before or want to update your interests.
2019 Raleigh Christmas Parade
You are invited to march with us in this year's Raleigh Christmas Parade on November 23rd !

Meet us at the intersection of Hillsborough and St. Mary's St by 8:30 AM. Both two and four legged volunteers dressed in festive attire are needed. Please wear a red or green top.
Click here to learn more about the parade route and parking.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Ellen at:
Light up the Night
Hillsborough Holiday Parade
You are also invited to join us marching in the Light up the Night Hillsborough Holiday Parade on December 1st. This will be our second year participating in this parade! Join us in witnessing the faces of young and old filled with joy as our Goldens walk by!
We meet at the intersection of Highway 70 and Churton St by 3 pm. We would love to have many 2 and 4 legged volunteers as possible for this event. Please dress in holiday attire and especially, in keeping with the parade theme, anything with lights! 

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Jane at:
Shop for a Cause with Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer is partnering with NRGRR to help get in your holiday shopping for a cause. Join us at The Streets of Southpoint in Durham on December 15th from 11 am to 3 pm to enjoy sips, sweets, and puppy live while our stylists help you pick out the perfect gifts.

Sips and sweets will be served, as well as a holiday wrapping station. Shopping won't be complete without some guest appearances by NRGRR dogs! NRGRR volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions as well.

Sign up here if you'd like to volunteer at this event.
10% of your purchase will be donated back to NRGRR.
Winter Fundraiser
We are excited to bring you our long sleeved shirts . The t-shirts we so popular that we wanted to offer something appropriate for our winter months. Don't forget about your holiday shopping, great gift for any animal lover! By purchasing you will be helping us continue our efforts to rescue, rehab and adopt.

Hurry, the fundraiser ends on November 30th ! The shirts will be mailed to you within 10 days from the end of the fundraiser.
2020 NRGRR Calendar
NRGRR 2020 Calendars are available for purchase. Get your holiday shopping done early and support Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue so more dogs can be rescued and find their forever homes enhancing our lives and filling our hearts with unconditional love.
Price: $18 plus tax (shipping and handling apply for online orders)
*Save on shipping - Calendars are also available for purchase at the Meet and Greets through the end of the year.

Buy yours today! Inventory is getting low.
GBC Custom Card Fundriser
Order your custom greeting cards from GBC Fundraising, the publisher of our calendar, and NRGRR will get a percentage of the proceeds in return. Just choose Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue from the Charitable Org. menu when ordering.
  • Custom cards for all occasions
  • Up to 25% back to NRGRR on all orders
  • Easy online ordering
  • Items ship within 24-48 hours
Visit the NRGRR store for cool new items that have recently been added, some of which can be customized with your pet's name!

We are always looking for new ideas for store items. If there are any items you'd like us to carry, email our store manager, Nikki, at , and we will see if it's feasible for us to provide it to you.
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NRGRR is a 501(c)(3) organization in North Carolina that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of golden retrievers in need. The organization advocates responsible pet ownership, community education and protection of all dogs.