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My name is Austin!

Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Austin
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Austin's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Austin's Story...
Adopted 3/2/14!!!

Austin is a lovely 3 year old male Lab mix with a handsome blocky head and a loving personality. In his previous adoptive home, Austin had displayed signs of separation anxiety. That said, in his foster home he has been a perfect boy and relaxes well when his foster mom leaves him to run errands. “What’s the difference?”, you ask - lots of exercise and the company of other dogs. Thus, we are looking for a home for Austin with a family that is home more often than not, has at least one other dog, and is willing to give Austin daily exercise. In return, Austin will lay that perfect head on your lap for as much loving as you can dish out.

Austin is house broken, knows basic commands, and even comes with his own doggy bed! Austin also does very well with cats and loves kids. His previous home had two young children. This hunky boy is heartworm negative, neutered, and up-to-date on his vaccinations.

If you are approved to adopt through SGRR, please contact Donna to be considered to adopt Austin. If not yet approved, please visit our website to lean more and to submit an online application. Click here to visit our website.

Please contact us with any questions regarding your application status.

PLEASE APPLY by submitting an application via this online link: Click for Adoption Application




About Our Rescue

Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters need to complete our online application and participate in our pre-adoption review process. The process includes the completion of an online application, a reference from the applicants' vet, a phone interview, and a visit to the applicants' home. The application process helps us determine what type of Golden would be best suited for the applicants' life style. In some cases, the specific dog you are interested in may have found a home before this process is complete or further assessment may find that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are regularly getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and get approved so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.


A contract is signed the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring the rescue to a vet within 7 business days. The dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. If your vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog is returned and a full refund is provided.


The information provided on each dog is based on observations of our vets, volunteers, fosters and when available, trainers. While we do our best to report any and all issues, SGRR does not make any guarantees as to the health or temperament of any dog. Dogs evolve differently in different environments and we cannot predict with any certainty how the dog you adopt will act in your home.



Many of our dogs are fostered in private homes and we do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! The rescue retains title to the dog and can never be released or sold. Should the adopters no longer be able to keep the dog, SGRR must be notified so that we can take the dog back into rescue and place it into another home. We reserve the right to remove a dog at any time should we find the adopter is no longer caring for their Golden in a way we see fit. Adopters then have to agree to follow up visits as needed.

Be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog - make a tax deductible donation toward medical and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.

Please click on the Donation link below to support SGRR!

Facts about Austin

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Austin, a New Canaan Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever for sale in New Canaan, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever dog from a breeder in New Canaan.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in New Canaan already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a New Canaan breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in New Canaan paves the way for another one to be saved.