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My name is Tillie!

Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Tillie
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Tillie's Info...

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

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

8/30/15 Update from Foster Mom in NJ - She is sweet, friendly, active, and very smart! I was home for two hours with her and she fell asleep with her head resting on my foot, and two stuffed animals held close by! She's adorable! And she swims! She jumps in and she learned where the stairs are and where the cut-out is in like 2 seconds! She appears potty trained to our bathroom area. So far a great, adoptable dog!

Tillie's Story: Tillie was listed as a PB Golden Retriever in South Louisiana at a shelter where dogs are in outdoor kennels in the intense heat of the Deep South. Upon meeting Tillie, it was clear that this tired and skinny young female was not actually a purebred Golden and that she clearly has that exuberant Labby love mixed in her DNA! It's no matter, really because Tillie is an amazing young pup we are honored to have in our care and she deserved rescue.

Tillie is estimated to be just under 2 years of age. She loves people and dogs but she is not a fan of those in-your-face smaller breeds. She liked to snuggle up with the dogs in her foster home and you can see how nicely she gets along with the dogs in her foster home in this video! She was even temperament tested with ten dogs prior to beginning her heartworm treatment. This tail-wagging love-bug enjoys bones, toys and balls. She has a gentle mouth, takes treats nicely and enjoys her meals. She isn't a voracious eater, but instead, Tillie slowly savors her kibble. She's gaining weight and has been rid of all intestinal parasites. Her hind leg feathers are starting to grow again now that she's receiving regular and consistent high quality food.

Tillie is full of life, loves going for car rides, walks well on a leash for having had such little training, and was incredibly easy to house train. If you're looking for a fun-loving, happy-go-lucky, medium-sized, young female that is affectionate and full of exuberance, Tillie might be a great match for you. Tillie is spayed, current on all inoculations, and micro-chipped. She will be heading north to a foster home in NJ in late August as she has finished up her heartworm treatment.

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 Tillie

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2015-68

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Tillie, 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.