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My name is Gillian!

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

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

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

Hello, my name is Gillian and I am in New Hampshire with my foster mom and looking for my forever home. I am a very good little girl but I am filled with energy and enthusiasm. I need a lot of exercise so if you like to run, hike or bike I would make a perfect companion. When we get home, I am always ready to cuddle. I am very good in the house and stay in the mudroom without making any messes when my mom has to go out for a few hours. I love the other dogs in my foster home, especially the little one! I am learning important things while I am here. I can now wait in the car until I am told it is ok to get out. I can wait at the door also. I just need to be reminded to sit, and wait. At night, I have bedroom eyes just for you. I love to share your bed but am also good about getting down if it gets too crowded.

Gillian's Story:
Gillian was turned into a shelter in MS along with her two puppies. She was adopted by a lovely couple in CT, but her adoptive mom has been having some health concerns and she was finding Gillian's young dog energy to be beyond what she is able to accommodate. Gillian is now in a wonderful foster home in NH and is fitting right in. Her foster mom shares, "She walks well on a leash after a few minutes of exercise and she has a high prey drive so free ranging chickens are not a good idea. She is playful, but not dangerous with the cat as long as it is dog savvy. If you see a squirrel, get a good grip on the leash. LOL"

As a young dog, Gillian missed out on the guidance and direction that dogs need, but she is catching on quickly in her foster home! In the loving hands of a patient and active adopter, she will flourish! Gillian (who had been renamed Kelsey) is about 3 years old and weighs about 40 lbs. She is heartworm negative, up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and micro-chipped. She is presently in NH and hoping that someone will fall in love with her and make her their BFF!

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

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.


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Facts about Gillian

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2016-49

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gillian, 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.