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My name is Rocket!

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

Rocket's Info...

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

Rocket's Story...
Adopted 4/19/14!!!

Rocket is a 9-year old, purebred Golden Retriever. We believe him to be of the English Cream variety, and when this big boy has been groomed and loses some extra pounds, he is going to be a knock-out!

Currently living with his owner in CT, he is losing his home because his owner is moving. Rocket has grown up with the family's children, currently ages 13 and 15. He lives peacefully with a cat, and he is passive with the dogs he has met. Rocket's owner describes him as "mellow, gentle, kind," which is exactly what Sunshine's volunteer found when he met Rocket. To meet handsome Rocket is to love him. He is sweet as sugar, and so affectionate! He went to our volunteer and did not want to leave his side! Rocket rides nicely in the car, walks well on a leash, and is house trained and crate trained. He knows "sit, down, and wait" commands.

Rocket has not been getting regular walks, going into his fenced yard primarily for potty breaks. He is overweight and slow moving, and in need of a good grooming. He may also need supplements or medicine to help him with his hips. Regular exercise and a high-quality diet should help him improve. He seems starved for affection, so a family that has someone home much of the time will make him so happy -- and he will bring his new family much happiness in return!

If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee to be considered to adopt this dog.

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.

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Facts about Rocket

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

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rocket, a New Canaan Golden Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Golden Retriever for sale in New Canaan, or seeking a 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 Golden Retriever breeders who help with Golden Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in New Canaan paves the way for another one to be saved.