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My name is Ruth!

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

Ruth's Info...

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

Ruth's Story...
I have an Adoption Pending, but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you!

In early March, a plea went out to many rescues in the south about a sweet little dog who was hit by garbage truck in Semmes, AL. She was seen running away from a dog who was attacking her, and into the road, she ran. Good Samaritans brought her to the shelter but she was really in urgent need of vet care. Our rescue responded with a quick “YES!” to the plea for a rescue to take her, but she had to stay overnight at the shelter, all bloody and in pain. Early the next morning, she was able to be taken to a vet. Pain meds were administered immediately and this sweet baby was checked for injuries. Thankfully, no internal injuries were found, though she did suffer many contusions from her encounter with the garbage truck. Additionally, her ears had sustained the brunt of the dog’s attack and needed surgery.

Throughout the entire time she was being examined, poked and prodded by the vet, this sweetheart never rose a lip or uttered a growl. She seemed so grateful for the kindness and the compassion that was being bestowed upon her. Notices were posted to try to locate her owner as she was spayed and looked well-fed but no one came forward to claim this lovely dog. And thus she joined the our rescue family and we named her Ruth, in honor of the kind soul who has sponsored her vet care.

Ruth is estimated to be about 4-5 years old and is a Golden/Lab mix. Ruth has stolen many hearts and has acquired many fans at the vet clinic. She is being fostered by one of the vet techs who has cared for her over the past few months. She is the perfect house guest and has wonderful manners. She gets along with her canine foster siblings and all the humans she meets. She loves to be included in anything they are doing, but her favorite thing in the whole wide world is to cuddle. Ruth has a gentle disposition and is an easy-going girl. She rides nicely in the car and enjoys walking on a leash. She is the perfect companion for just about anyone.

Ruth tested positive for heartworm and has been undergoing the more conservative slow-kill treatment method. She will be ready to head to her forever home in mid-to-late May. She is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and micro-chipped. In return for a loving home and warm place to lay her head, Ruth promises to give her adopter her unconditional love – isn’t that all any of us could ever ask for?

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

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 Ruth

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2015-31

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ruth, 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.