NGRR is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, whose Mission is to rescue and place adoptable Golden Retrievers in Northern California in safe, loving homes; thereby improving the lives of both the dog and the adoption household. We operate from Fresno to the Oregon border and in the Lake Tahoe/Reno area. We offer placement services for owners who need to give up their dogs because of changing life circumstances such as relocation, financial hardship, divorce, allergies, illness, or death. We offer them an alternative to taking their pets to an animal shelter or humane society. We also rescue abandoned, neglected, and even abused Golden Retrievers. About 300 dogs a year find a safe haven when they find us. Unlike some rescue groups, we take senior dogs (over 8 years old) and find them a safe, loving home to spend the rest of their lives. We also take dogs with medical conditions and pay for treatment including surgery where the dog has a reasonably good chance of living a pain free life. The most frequent conditions that we treat are typically hip dysplasia and other orthopedic problems.