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My name is Alice!

Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Alice
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Alice's Info...

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

Alice's Story...
Adopted 8/8/14!!!

Alice is a sweet little girl who was tearfully surrendered by a woman in AL when her life took some unexpected changes. After a tumultuous divorce, she told SGRR that she had to move to an area that was "not so nice" and her neighbor kept threatening to shoot her 4 dogs.

Alice is estimated to be about 1-2 years old and has an energetic personality. She is good with children, dogs and cats. We believe Alice is a Golden Retriever mix, possibly mixed with some Spaniel....? She has adorable golden freckles on her white calves and white ruffles on her chest. Alice has pretty feathering on her derriere and a fluffy golden style tail. At 41 pounds, Alice is smaller in size than the average Golden but has the personality of a true Golden gal.

Alice spent some time being cared for by a wonderful foster mom in AL who has 2 SGRR dogs and a few cats. Alice got lots of loving care with Wendy while she finished up her heartworm treatment and got ready for her fur-ever home. Wendy told us, “She is cheerful and always has a tail wagging. She is petite and slim (could probably stand to gain about 5 lbs) and she has soft, pretty fur.”

While Alice exhibits a cheerful nature, she becomes anxious at times and is on some medication to help with this. It appears she has been effected by the strains of the family's divorce, subsequent move, and the stress of having one's life uprooted. She will do best with an adopter who is home more often than not and where she will not be left alone much. She would do well with a calm and stable canine companion, but a barky, or nervous pet would exacerbate Alice's anxiety. Alice is not a fan of crates so a gated area would be best to confine her when needed.

All in all, Alice is a really wonderful dog with a pleasant personality! She will make a wonderful family companion and will be ready to travel north to her forever family on 8/8/2014. Alice is up-to-date on all her vaccinations, is spayed and micro-chipped.

If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR and would like to give Alice her forever home, please contact Donna to be considered to adopt Alice.

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 Alice

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • 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

Alice, 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.