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My name is Precious!

Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Precious
Photo 1 - Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Precious
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Photo 4 - Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Precious

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

Precious's Info...

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

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

Precious has lived with her first family since she was 8 weeks old, adopted through a friend whose dog had a litter of puppies. But this sweet baby was tearfully surrendered to our rescue when her former owner was recently diagnosed with COPD in addition to having the responsibility of caring for an ailing, elderly mother. These changes in her life were beyond her owner's control and she felt unable to give this sweet girl all she deserves. Now 3 years old, Precious is seeking her forever home where she will continue to be a treasured companion.

Precious shared her previous home with a cat and slept with the cat at night in an open crate. Two young boys lived in the same two-family home and would play with Precious when out in the common yard; Precious was reported to enjoy their company. This pretty lady knows some basic commands and readily responds to, "wanna go for a ride?," where she will hop right into the car, eager to take a ride! Her foster mom reports that Precious is strong on a lead and needs an adopter who will work with her on her leash skills. She is doing well with the kitty and was initially a bit wary of the dogs in her foster home, but she has settled in and tails are wagging now. Her foster mom told us, " I took her to my doggy play group today and she was playful and engaged with the other dogs. She shows no food aggression - everyone eats at the same time, at separate feeding stations." Foster mom has found Precious to be a bit apprehensive around men and may take some time to gain trust if there is a man in the home of her adopter. She sticks to her foster mommy like glue though and makes herself cozy on her foster mom's lap like a true lap dog! Precious is sure to make a wonderful velcro companion to some lucky adopter!

Precious weighs about 45 lbs and is a Golden mixed with cuteness through and through. She has been brought up-to-date on vaccinations, has been spayed, and is heartworm negative. Precious is being fostered on Long Island and is ready to begin her new life!

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

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 Precious

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2016-95

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Precious, 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.