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My name is Hattie!

Golden Retriever/Collie Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Hattie
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Hattie's Info...

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

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

Introducing our pretty Southern belle, Hattie. She is a young senior of about 6 to 7 years old and 61 lbs., believed to be a Golden Collie mix. Hattie found herself deep in Cajun country in an LA shelter in very sad condition, thin and matted. She was so matted she had to be shaved down, and she is just beginning to grow her creamy colored coat back. While we don’t know Hattie’s past, it is apparent she did not receive good care. She had not been spayed, her teeth are quite worn down, possibly from outdoor living and chewing on rocks or wire, and she was not given heartworm preventative, so of course tested heartworm positive.

Hattie bears no grudges, though, and she impresses every person she meets with her sweetness. She is easy-going and loves all living creatures — grown up people and kids, dogs, and even cats. She is very calm and mellow with a moderate energy level, and she is going to bring so much happiness to whoever opens their home and heart to this very deserving dog.

Hattie has been spayed, brought up to date on all her vaccinations, micro-chipped, and is now completing her heartworm treatment. When her coat grows in Hattie is going to be stunning!

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

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 Hattie

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Collie Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2016-96

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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