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My name is Joey!

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

Joey's Info...

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

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

Joey came to us from another rescue, and we have found him to be the sweetest Southern gentleman! He appears to have spent much of his prior life living outdoors. His teeth are worn down (typical of yard dogs who chew on rocks or gates out of boredom), and he came to us underweight, needing to be neutered, and testing positive for heart worms. He has now been neutered, and is progressing nicely through his heartworm treatment. Since having a bath, his coat is soft and fine, and he is handsome. Joey weighed 65 lbs when he came into rescue, but should be about 75 lbs, and he is gradually gaining weight.

Joey is a very happy Golden boy with a wagging tail and a sweet smile. He is good on leash, although he is strong enough to pull hard when he first sees something of interest. He is a fast learner, though, who wants to get it right and please his people. The first day in his foster home, he ran out the back door, scaring everyone, but he ran straight to the front door to come back inside!

In his foster home there is a female Golden, a cat, and a human teenager and he gets along well with all of them. He follows the resident Golden around as if he is thinking, “Hey, where are we going? Can I come?” His foster tells us he is house trained and has nice house manners except that he may get nosy now and then and pull cushions off the couch! His favorite toys are a knotted rope toy to chew on, and nylabones. Tennis balls are a mystery and he is unsure what to do with them. Crates are not a favorite thing, although he sleeps in his crate so that he doesn’t get too busy exploring at night. He seems to be having fun learning about inside living! Joey has no possessive behavior around food, water, or toys. He gets anxious in thunderstorms but has not been destructive. He is a good eater — loves his food!! He can jump right into a car but this is a new experience too, and he gets a little nervous.

Joey has a classic Golden personality—easygoing, affectionate, and submissive. He is starved for attention and love, soaking up kind words and petting. He follows the resident dog around and wants to be included with everyone.


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 Joey

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2015-50

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Joey, 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.