My name is Vader!

Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Vader
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for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Vader's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

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

Vader is a handsome 6-year young purebred Golden boy. He lived with his family in AL since he was a puppy. They loved him dearly and gave him great care. Tearfully, they had to give him up due to a family situation.

Vader is very smart and knows several commands. He even knows that when his human points to his bed, he is supposed to go lay down and go to sleep. He is good with cats and other dogs and lived most of his life with them. He is good on a leash and enjoys his walks. This fine fellow loves to play fetch and will bring back the ball and drop it right in front of you. In fact, Vader will play fetch until he drops, so his human must tell him when enough is enough. He is at a perfect weight and has no health issues. He would be happy as an only dog or would be fine with other dogs too. He loves men, women, and children alike - just a nice, nice boy!

Vader is currently being fostered in MA by a vet and her family. While the previous owners described a sound that Vader makes as a "purr," his foster mom was not so sure about this and had a behaviorist evaluate Vader. It was determined that this sound is a bit of a growl, when Vader is not so happy about something - like having his feet wiped. His foster mom takes no nonsense and tells him to knock it off, and he does. Behavior like this should have been corrected during puppy-hood, but it seems his former owners did not realize what was going on. Vader will need a confident adopter, in an adult only home, who will work with a trainer to correct this inappropriate behavior. His foster mom also reports that Vader is an incredibly nice boy. He is loving and affectionate and totally trustworthy in the house. This is a wonderful dog for the right situation.

Since coming to our rescue, Vader been neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. He tested negative for heartworm - yeah!

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

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 Vader

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2016-118

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Vader, 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.