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My name is Monte!

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

Monte's Info...

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

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

Two-year-old Monte was acquired as a puppy by someone who did not realize that puppies grow up to be “dogs.” Not only did she not realize that fluffy puppies grow up, she also did not grasp that young dogs are active. She wound up relinquishing Monte to our rescue because he did not “lie at her feet” enough.

Although not much training came his way in his former life, Monte knows some basic commands like “sit” and “paw.” He keeps his kennel clean and does not chew up his bedding. He does need to be reminded of his manners, not to jump up, and how to walk nicely on a leash. Because this boy loves to please, he should train fairly quickly – he just needs someone to consistently show him what he should and should not do. Enrollment in obedience class for Monte and his new owner would be a benefit and nice bonding experience. Since he is a VERY energetic boy, an active owner and a physically fenced yard are both on Monte’s wish list.

One of our volunteers in AL spent some time with Monte recently and observed how this boy is just starved for affection. Monte is incredibly spirited and greets everyone he meets with a happy smile and a wagging tail! He is amiable to other dogs, but is more focused on getting attention from humans. He has no known history with cats and may be too excitable for households with cats. He enjoys children, but with his zest for life, he could easily knock over a toddler. Monte should be thought of as a two-year old puppy with a “Happy, happy, joy, joy” attitude! Whoever adopts this boy, will have an awesome companion as he matures and receives direction, love, and affection.

Once he completes his heartworm treatment, he will be ready to travel north to be adopted in mid-November. If you are looking for a loyal companion who will follow you everywhere, Monte is the guy for you! Monte is up-to-date on his vaccinations, micro-chipped, and neutered. All that he is missing is a place to lay his handsome head where he will know that he is home, forever.

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

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 Monte

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2016-120

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Monte, 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.