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My name is Graham!

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

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

Graham's Story...
Adopted 10/5/14!!!

I have an Adoption Pending!!! We hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank You!

Adorable Golden, Graham, somehow found himself in an overcrowded southern shelter where the chances of being adopted are slim. Thankfully, the shelter reached out to SGRR to rescue this cutie pie. Graham is estimated to be about 2 years old. We believe he is a purebred Golden with a white blaze on his chest and adorable white markings on his paws. He looks like he is wearing socks! We know very little about Graham’s past and this is surely one of those cases where we wish he could talk and tell us his tale of woe. Graham is very welcoming of pets and affection, but he may have been treated with a heavy hand in the past as he will cower down when one first reaches to pet him. Once he knows you mean no harm, he enjoys the attention. He seems more confident and is happy in his kennel and will come up to a visitor and lick their hand. Thus, he may have been kept as an outside dog and even seems a little nervous in doorways, as though he may have never been in a house. This handsome fellow keeps his kennel clean and always waits to be let out into the yard to do his “business.”

Graham is good on a leash and enjoys walks. He loves other dogs and recently met a kitty at the vet's office. Graham was very curious about the cat and licked it. When the cat hissed at him, Graham jumped back in surprise! He would probably do fine with dog-savvy cats but would most likely give chase to a cat who runs. He weighs about 55 pounds and is on the smaller side for a male Golden. He is learning about doggy toys and yummy treats – these simple pleasures seem very new to him. Graham would do best him a quieter home without a lot of comings and goings. A kind and loving owner is just what the vet ordered – someone who will help him gain confidence and trust! This is a super sweet boy who just needs to learn the meaning of LOVE!

Because his former owner did not keep Graham on heartworm preventatives, he tested positive for these parasites and is presently under treatment. He will be ready to travel north to his forever family in mid-to-late September. He is up-to-date on all vaccinations, neutered, and micro-chipped.

If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna to be considered to be Golden Graham’s new best friend.

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 Graham

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2014-86

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Graham, 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.