My name is Nate - Courtesy Posting!

Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Nate - Courtesy Posting
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Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Facts about Nate - Courtesy Posting

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Courtesy Posting
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Nathaniel "Nate" Green (named for a General in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War) was rescued from a backyard breeder where he spent his entire 4 year old life on a chain. Nate (and William "Bill" Davis also posted) now have the opportunity to see what life is like being a pet and a member of a family. Nate is currently in foster care and is learning about life off the chain. He loves playing in water, playing with other dogs and shredding toys. Because of Nate's background, he is, in effect an 80# puppy. He plays like a puppy and will often "mouth" in play and pull on pant legs. He is a very loving boy and wants to get in his foster mom's lap. He has been studying up on his manners and is responsive to positive correction. Nate will need humans that are willing to commit to his training and development as a pet. Nate is a very happy dog and he wants to please, he just isn't sure what that is at this point. He will need a home where someone is home more often than not to provide him training and routine as well as lots of love for which he craves. Nate will need work learning leash walking, housetraining, riding in the car and basic obedience. He is a blank slate---not a clean one because he is 4 years old, but he hasn't had a lot of positive treatment by humans thus far.

Nate is a tall, blonde, handsome golden. Because of his size, he will need a home with no children under 12. He will also need a home without cats or other small creatures. Adopting Nate will provide his lucky humans the opportunity to truly bond and change a dog's life for the better.

If you are interested in adoption, please visit the Golden Huggs website:
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Nate is a Brooks/Powell living legacy dog--for more on these dogs special story visit the Golden Huggs website. Click here to visit the Golden Huggs website.

Nate is a Courtesy Posting and not an SGRR dog. Thank you!

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 Your help will be extremely appreciated!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our available Goldens and Golden Mixes are listed on our website,

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

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.