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My name is Spring!

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

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, and not good with kids.

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

8/22/16: Spring is looking great and feeling happy as she learns how good life can be. She adores her Foster Dad and greets him affectionately after work. She enjoys her daily walks and LOVES going along on car rides. Spring’s other favorite thing is to eat! It is awesome to see a dog who was so very sad and neglected enjoying even the simplest doggie pleasures. Take a look at her new pictures to see how much her coat has already improved, and how relaxed she is—getting comfy under her covers, and on a car ride to Whole Foods. Spring is in CT and would like to meet you if you think you might have a place in your heart just for her.

8/14/16: Look at Spring and how pretty she is becoming—no more itching or skin problems. Spring makes our hearts ache because you can see in her eyes and her behavior that she wants so much to have her own person. When in AL, Spring got to know our volunteer Tommy, who drove her from vet clinic to foster, and then to the transport. Spring was so happy to see Tommy, she literally hugged him! Tommy told us, “Spring will stand out as one of the sweetest dogs I have transported. We hope and pray that she gets adopted.” Spring arrived this weekend at her foster home in CT and is settling in. Our volunteer who met her at transport told us, "I have to tell you that Spring is hysterical. Understand that she is a very big girl...she was insistent that she was somehow going to fit her big rear-end into my granddaughters car-seat. She kept pushing and spinning, like I do when I insist that I can still fit in my favorite jeans!" This is a special girl with a lot of personality! Watch for more pictures and updates, and please ask about her if you have any interest in this affectionate girl whose heart is filled with hope. After a life of neglect, she deserves the best! Spring’s wish list includes a human(s) to love, walks and car rides, a soft bed, and good food. Among her favorite things are brushing and baths, and tennis balls! Nylabones and chew toys are also high on her list.

Spring's Story:
​Hi Everyone, my name is Spring! I am a 7-year old girl Lab mix, and I am 75 lbs. of “special.” I ended up in an Alabama shelter in late May, depressed, and in horrible condition. The shelter people were not sure there was any hope for me. But tThose kind people saw the dog I could become and they called Sunshine to help me.

I came into rescue with terrible skin and ear infections. It hurt so much, the doctor could not even look in my ears until I was sedated. And I didn’t smell good either! It was easy to see I had lived a sad life of neglect. I have been taking medicine and getting baths to help my skin (I love the blow dryer part!!). I have to get through that awful heartworm treatment, and I hope to be looking pretty by the time that is finished, so that a family will want to give me a loving home. If you look at my pictures, you will see that I have improved a whole lot already, and my cream-colored coat is filling in. And in this video you can see I now walk with a bounce in my step and a wagging tail! I am going to be striking, tall with a nice creamy coat.

I am a good girl. I am house-trained, and I walk pretty well on a leash with only a little pulling to sniff new things. I like to ride in the car, too. One of my favorite things is a tennis ball. At the groomer’s I guarded it from the other dogs with a little growl, so that I could keep it to myself. I love toys, and must not have had any in my past because I don’t want to share. For this reason, a home with older children, or no children, will be best for me. I am affectionate and would love to keep a person company on walks and car rides and even swimming. And I’m fun—my foster Mom caught me burrowing under a quilt on the couch and rolling around to peek my head out!

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

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!

Facts about Spring

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2016-70

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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