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My name is Myia (Garnet)!

Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Myia (Garnet)
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Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Facts about Myia (Garnet)

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2016-32
Pretty and petite Myia was picked up as a stray in Ocean Springs, MS. Her owners were located but they no longer wanted Myia because she had outgrown that cute, irresistible puppy stage and had become a dog. Abandoned by her family and left to an unknown fate, Myia was terribly frightened and confused about why she was in the shelter. Upon hearing about Myia's plight, one of our volunteers rushed over to the shelter. Seeing how terribly thin Myia was, a stop at a fast food restaurant to get Myia a quarter pounder with cheese was in order before heading to the foster home. Yuummmmmy!! Myia ate up the burger and licked the paper box clean!

Beautiful Myia was transported to the northeast, was adopted, and lived happily with her dad and canine brother for about 6 months. Unexpected changes in her dad's life caused him to be away from home for long hours. Tearfully, he asked us to find Myia a home that was more suitable to her active needs. Myia has been living in NJ with a lovely family with several doggy siblings since early November. While she is well-loved by her mom and dad, there have been several scuffles with 2 of the small dogs in the home as Myia protects her food from them. Thinking back to her past, it is not surprising that Myia, who was so thin and neglected when we met her, does not want to share her dinner. Myia loves to run and play with other dogs and meets new doggie friends easily while on walks outside. We consulted Eddie Simon, a canine behaviorist who has helped several Sunshine dogs, and we were advised that Myia’s happiest home will be as an only pet where she can blossom without competition, or possibly with a large, balanced dog with an experienced and confident adopter. She is so loving and appreciative of attention, we know Myia will easily transition to a forever home where she can receive reassurance and guidance. We encourage her new family to use a trainer to help Myia bond and become the best girl she can be. In fact, trainer Eddie Simon has kindly offered to work with any adopter within the Danbury, CT area to help Myia adapt to her new home.

This stunning red-head has a pretty coat that is extremely soft, with a contrasting white blaze on her chest. Myia weighs about 55 lbs and is heartworm negative. She has been spayed, brought UTD on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. She has been with children, ages 5-7, and enjoys running and playing fetch with them. Myia does enjoy playing with other dogs so opportunities for doggie playdates would be welcome. Myia is trust-worthy in the home and is fully house-broken. She needs some work on her leash skills and does best on the gentle leader. She rides fairly well in the car, but she does like to be a front-seat co-pilot. She is very good at coming when called, both inside and out, and is a true cuddle-bug! Her family shared, "We renamed Myia "Garnet" because of her beautiful deep red coat and she responds very well when called. She is the prettiest, most regal dog I have ever seen. She is a sweet girl who loves a lot of attention and belly rubs. She also loves cuddling up in a little ball either on her bed or yours! She is smart but a bit stubborn so she really needs strong leadership and structure. Her most favorite thing to do is going for long walks several times a day. She does not walk well on a martingale, but does very well with a backpack on and a gentle leader. She also loves to run in the yard and chase the birds, squirrels and rabbits. She plays nicely with the big dogs, but does not realize her own strength when playing with small dogs. She is awesome in her crate whenever needed and you do not hear a peep from her. Riding in the car has improved tremendously and she likes going for a ride. If given the opportunity she will try to get in the front, so a harness is recommended for her. She knows sit, down and wait and will do anything for a treat. She is very motivated by food. She loves my husband and follows him everywhere. He brings her with him all the time and she enjoys it. She is really a wonderful dog that deserves a happy life!"

Myia is very intelligent, loving, loyal, and beautiful! If you are interested in giving Myia the guidance and structure she needs to be her happiest, you will be rewarded with an amazing, spirited dog companion.

You can read more about trainer, Eddie Simon, via the 2 links below or follow him on Facebook:
http://www.countytimes.com/articles/2014/06/19/life/doc5399df81bf6b9174408313.txt
http://foxct.com/2014/06/13/eddie-the-dog-guy-a-local-dog-whisperer/

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

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!

About Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a network of volunteers based in New England who are dedicated to saving and finding homes for Golden Retrievers and Retriever Mixes in need. We have volunteers throughout the North East including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont; as well as volunteers in the South East.

We work to save homeless Golden Retrievers and Retriever Mixes from shelters, municipal pounds, and dogs released directly from owners who can no longer care for them.

We do our best to assess each dog's medical needs, temperment, behavior, habits, and exercise needs. Each dog receives necessary vet care including all vaccinations and are spay/neutered before adoption if old enough. Heartworm testing is performed and if positive, the dog is treated. We then carefully select homes based on the needs of each individual Golden.

Everyone of our volunteers has a desire to save as many homeless dogs that we can. Individually, we can only rescue so many dogs in need. As a group, working together, we can help more Golden Retrievers and Golden Mixes find their forever home.

Our common thread may be our appreciation for the Golden Retriever, but if we could, we would save all dogs in need.

Our group is always in need of additional volunteers and fosters to help in the process which can be extremely rewarding. Other ways to help would be to make a monetary donation. For information on volunteer work, fostering, or to make a donation, please go to our website www.sunshinegoldenrescue.com Your help will be extremely appreciated!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our available Goldens and Golden Mixes are listed on our website, www.sunshinegoldenrescue.com

Anyone interested in adopting one of our available dogs must complete an application online.

We do not have a facility to visit our dogs, but once an applicant is approved and a possible match is determined, approved applicants will be given information on how to contact the rescue's foster for details or to schedule a meeting.

Our Adoption Process...

The application process helps us determine what type of Golden would be best suited for the applicants'life style.

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. 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. As stated above, the dogs receive basic veterinary care. 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.

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.

Applicants with no dog ownership experience may not find they are a good match for one of our Rescues. Rescue Goldens come with 'baggage' and very little training so they require people that have an understanding of the nature of dogs and a willingness to work and seek help with one of our Golden Rescues if needed.

The adoption process has proven to be very successful for all. Our goal is to place rescues in their 'forever' homes and to do so, we need to determine is the best match not only for the dog but for the adopters. The Rescue's Committee determines what type of home the Golden needs and what type of dog would fit best in the applicants' homes. This has proven to make all involved very happy.

For more details or to complete an application, please visit our website at www.sunshinegoldenrescue.com

For those applicants that are willing to wait for the right 'match' and not shopping around, please feel free to apply and get pre-approved.