Try tapping into the local hunters, they are the guys out in the field this time of year, especially duck hunters, they appreciate retrievers and water dogs
. Or Game
Here is the best I can do: a list of sporting goods stores. Someone there will be able to give you ideas on how to tap into the local sporting community. These are all in Elizabeth City
Odens Sporting Goods - Phone
: (252) 335-2081
Bassackward Lures - Phone: (252) 338-4700
Price's Fur Feather & Fin - Phone: (252) 338-3443
Bull-shooters Supply - Phone: (252) 330-4571
Taxidermy - Phone: (252) 335-7453
Waterfoul Taxidermy - Phone: (252) 453-3691
Bethel Fishin Center - Phone: (252) 426-5155 - Hertford
The taxidermy shops will get guys coming in out of the field. So there will be a lot of traffic this time of year with guys who are really out there. They will have a wide range of contacts.
I feel bad for you and your mut. My best wishes.