My name is Dixie!

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

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

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

"We have four kids and other dogs and Dixie ends up being chained in the yard continuously until bedtime," is what Dixie's former owners told us. Well, we made a promise to Dixie that she will never ever be chained up again!

Dixie is a pint-sized Golden mix who is about 3.5 years old and weighs around 38 lbs. As a puppy, she was found on the side of the road, discarded like an old unwanted shoe. Her former family adopted Dixie from the original rescuers and have had her for the past 3 years. Sadly, they keep their dogs outside in a pen all day long. Dixie, being the social girl that she is, would jump over the 5 foot fencing, seeking out human companionship. The family took to chaining her up outside as a remedy, and finally realized she would be better off with an adopter who is a better fit.

Dixie has grown up with children whose current ages are 13, 11, 8, and 5. Her former owner told us, "Dixie is very sweet and excellent with adults and children. She has never growled at the kids and loves to play with them. She is like a big playful puppy! She is generally good with other dogs. She is a highly energetic girl with a happy disposition." Dixie had some training sessions and it is reported that the trainer was like a miracle worker. Within minutes, he had Dixie sitting alone in the middle of the street obeying his commands. She is very eager to please and very smart too! However, the family did not keep up with her training and Dixie's adopter will need to continue to work on her leash skills with her. Her foster mom in the south told us "She is active, energetic, and oh so agile!" What a great dog she would be for agility or fly ball! She would make a wonderful running, hiking, or walking pal.

Dixie is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and micro-chipped. A loving, patient, and consistent adopter will bring out the best in this girl and become the dog she was meant to be! If you are home most of the day and have an active lifestyle, and have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna to be considered to adopt Dixie.

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 Dixie

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2016-93

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Dixie, 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.