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My name is Gina!

Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Gina
Photo 1 - Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Gina
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Gina's Info...

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

Gina's Story...
Adopted 6/7/14!!!

5/29/14 - A Note from Gina's foster mom in NH: "Since coming to my home as a foster dog, Gina has blossomed. She has quickly learned to do her business outside and has found her way quickly in our pack of dogs. She is so sweet tempered and, as much as she loves playing with the other dogs, she loves her people the most. Gina is tiny compared to a Golden, weighing about 35 lbs. While she has lots of energy and would make a great agility dog, she is very quick to settle by your feet once in the house. For anyone who has wanted a Retriever but lacked the space for a big dog, Gina is a dream come true. As a young dog, Gina needs a daily walk. She would make a great running companion, but don’t feel you have to be an athlete. Car rides and lap cuddles are just as important to her. I have tried to capture how adorable she is, especially the way she moves her ears in different positions as she reacts to sights and sounds in some of the photos. Gina knows some basic commands like sit and down, but would really stand out after a basic obedience class. She is very quick to learn new things. You will never regret giving this girl a “furever” home!"

Gina's Story: Gina is a pretty Golden/Labby girl who is estimated to be about 12 months old. She was found as a stray in DeKalb County, AL and won the hearts of so many shelter staff members. Gina loves men, women, and children alike and she greets her fellow canines with a wagging tail. She is pretty good on a leash and keeps her kennel clean, a good sign that she is house-broken. Gina’s ideal home would have a yard with a sturdy fence and an active owner who can provide a young gal like Gina with adequate exercise. She needs an owner who is home more often than not and who has time to train a young pup. With patience and love, this little girl will surely turn into a wonderful companion.

Gina has a beautiful glossy coat and soft brown eyes. She has a happy spirit and an "I love life" attitude. Gina has been fully vetted and is up-to-date on vaccinations. She is heartworm negative, spayed, and micro-chipped. More details will follow, but apply quickly as this pretty lady will not last long!

If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna to be considered to adopt Gina.

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.



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.



SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)**
Puppies under 6 months $650
Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550
Young dogs - Special Needs $450
Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450
Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350
Senior dogs - Special Needs $300
Young Bonded Pairs $850
Senior Bonded Pairs $750

**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.



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.



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.


Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and 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 Gina

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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