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My name is Legend!

Golden Retriever/Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Legend
Photo 1 - Golden Retriever/Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Legend
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Photo 3 - Golden Retriever/Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Legend
Photo 4 - Golden Retriever/Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Legend

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Legend's Info...

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

Legend's Story...
Puppies Legend and Cajun were found running loose on the Beach Expressway, a busy toll road in Foley, AL. Our guess is someone dumped these pups on the highway, just discarding them as some unwanted clothing. They were picked up by animal control and the shelter called SGRR to take the golden colored puppy. When Lisa went to meet Legend at the shelter, there was Cajun in the same kennel. While Cajun is not “golden,” she could not leave him behind, knowing his fate in this overcrowded shelter would most likely be euthanasia. We believe they could be litter-mates but your guess is as good as ours, and that is part of the fun of adopting a mixed breed pup. So many conversations arise from, “what do you think he is mixed with?” These pups are about 4-5 months old and just over-the-top adorable - so easy to fall in love with!

Legend is a delightful golden-colored boy. He is spirited, playful, and loves his human pals. His hazel-colored eyes are to die for, along with that golden fur – this is a strikingly handsome fellow!! We believe he is a Golden/Duck Tolling mix. His foster mom in AL tells us, "Legend is a ball boy and he loves to play fetch. with a mini football or baseball. He is definitely a retriever. He brings it right back to go again. He is learning to potty outside and will "go" outside as long as his human keeps up with it. We open the door to the fenced yard, he runs out, does his business, and comes right back. He eats twice a day- about a cup at each feeding, about 7:30 am and 6 pm. He knows to sit and we are teaching him not to jump on anyone for attention. Legend is very sweet and he is fine with everything - cats, other dogs, kids, just everything. He is crate trained but I only crate at night. I have kept him in the gated kitchen when out of the house for a few hours and no problems with mischief - chewing or anything. We keep our older Golden with him as a baby sitter. She wasn’t happy about it, but he was fine. LOL Legend likes to be in contact with you. He will come and sit right on your foot or right up against your leg. He just needs to be touching his human. It's very sweet how he likes to just be with you. GREAT dog!"

Whichever pup strikes your fancy, please consider that puppies require a great deal of time, attention and patience. We can only consider applications for puppies from folks who are home most of the day. Prior to adoption and traveling north to their forever families, the pups will be brought up-to-date on vaccinations and neutered.

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

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 Legend

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2015-22

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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