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My name is Ashley!

Flat-Coated Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Ashley
Photo 1 - Flat-Coated Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Ashley
Photo 2 - Flat-Coated Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Ashley
Photo 3 - Flat-Coated Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Ashley
Photo 4 - Flat-Coated Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Ashley

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Ashley's Info...

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

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

If you are seeking a companion who will laugh at all of your jokes and think you are the most wonderful person on this Earth, adopt Ashley! This pretty girl is about 1 year old and is likely a retriever mix of one variety or another... a Flat Coated Retriever mix or a Golden/Lab is our best guess. Ashley weighs about about 65 lbs. She is a tall girl and could probably stand to gain another 5 pounds on her frame. The white on her face is simply her coloring and not a sign of age. Her teeth are pearly white and are in good condition. Adorable Ashley is good with other dogs and enjoys playing with them. For a young dog, Ashley has a calm demeanor. When volunteer Lisa offered Ashley a treat, she immediately sat and waited for Lisa to give it to her. She surely seems like she was once someone's pet. What a shame they did not come looking for such a sweet dog with the kindest eyes imaginable.

Ashley is as happy as a lark, running and playing just like any other dog, but because of a bit of a hitch in her giddy-up, we had Ashley's hips X-rayed. The x-ray showed an abnormality to her hip, and upon consultation with a Veterinary Orthopedist, we have opted for Ashley to have a femoral head osteotomy prior to adoption. Ashley is recovering nicely and will be ready to head to her forever home in late July. We expect she will have a full recovery, actively using the limb in about one month. But it can take up to 6 months before complete healing and function are evident. So she will need to be eased back into activity, just like a human recovering from surgery.

Ashley is is heartworm negative, up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and micro-chipped. She is one of the happiest, sweetest, most amicable dogs we have had in a very long time. Please let her know that she is loved! She is scheduled to travel north on 7/9/16.

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

If not yet approved, please visit our website to lean more and to submit an online application. Click here to visit our website.

Black "Goldens...?"
Since the early 2000’s, animal rescue workers have noticed an increasing phenomena called, “Black Dog Syndrome,” which is that black dogs tend to be adopted more slowly than dogs of other coloring. As a result, there are more black dogs in shelters, and black dogs have a higher euthanization rate – purely because of the color of their coat! In a recent survey done by the adoption website “Petfinder,” Petfinder member shelters and rescue groups reported that most pets are listed for 12.5 weeks on Petfinder, whereas, less-adoptable pets (such as black, senior, and special needs pets) spend almost four times as long on Petfinder.

You may ask, "what does this have to do with a Golden Retriever rescue?" Our rescue often goes a step further than basic rescue, by taking in dogs that might be thought of as “less adoptable” because of their physical condition. We have expanded that to include these special black dogs, many often thought to be Golden mixes. Since doing so, we have seen an overwhelming interest in these “black goldens,” and note that we begin receiving inquiries about them as son as we publish their pictures on our website! Like all of our dogs, these pups are just looking for a family that can see beyond their coloring to their true “golden heartedness,” and to love them and make them their own! Those who can, will be glad they did!

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 Ashley

  • Breed: Flat-Coated Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2016-64

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ashley, a New Canaan Flat-Coated Retriever/Golden Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Flat-Coated Retriever/Golden Retriever for sale in New Canaan, or seeking a Flat-Coated Retriever/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 Flat-Coated Retriever/Golden Retriever breeders who help with Flat-Coated Retriever/Golden Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in New Canaan paves the way for another one to be saved.