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My name is Duke!

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

Duke's Info...

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

Duke's Story...
I have an Adoption Pending! We hope you will consider one of our other wonderful dogs. Thank you.

Duke is an adorable puppy who wound up at a shelter in AL with another male pup. Their origin is unknown but both fellows are safely in the care of rescues now. Duke has the look of a purebred Golden boy, but only time will tell what went into his DNA! He is about 12 weeks old and is smart as a whip! His foster mom reports, “We had a good night last night. Duke woke me up at about 4:30 wanting to go out. He knows to go outside to take care of business. He wore himself out this morning running around the yard at lightning speed. Things are better with senior foster sister, Thelma, and he is not pestering her anymore. He has to learn the word NO. That goes for the cats too. Fun time is over there and he no longer barks at them in his little tough-guy way! I am in love. He is retrieving already! He is a delight, but a little rascal at times. Little Scout from next door has come over to play with him a couple of times, which Duke loves. This little puppy needs a family to grow up with!”

Be sure to take a peek at cutie-pie Duke in his little video. He will be brought up-to-date on puppy vaccinations and can come north to his forever family in mid-to-late Oct. Puppies require a great deal of time, patience, and guidance. We will only consider applications for Duke from those who are home most of the day.

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

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 Duke

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2014-96

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Duke, a New Canaan Golden Retriever puppy 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 puppy 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.