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My name is Major!

Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Major
Photo 1 - Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Major
Photo 2 - Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Major
Photo 3 - Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Major
Photo 4 - Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Major

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

Major's Info...

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

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

Our rescue received an email from the Mobile Country Shelter advising us that they were close to capacity. They said "both need rescue by 10.18.16. At the present time there is no room in adoptions area to move these dogs up...we are close to euthanizing dogs... This will help with space..." Enough was said between the lines to know that Major and his mother, Raine, were going to be put to sleep if a rescue did not step in and take the two dogs. So, we did just that!

Major is estimated to be about 4 months old and is a Retriever mix of the Heinz 57 variety. He weighs 16 lbs; with his mother weighing only 25 lbs and full-grown, we do not anticipate that Major will be more than 35-40 lbs when full grown. His coat is wonderfully unique and his advocate at the shelter said that he resembles a teddy bear. Major is a super nice boy who is ready to be molded into a devoted companion.

When our photographer visited with Major, she remarked, "Major is ALL puppy. He is high energy and full of happy puppy personality. He is very submissive and would immediately lay on his back before interaction for a belly rub. He will make a wonderful family pet and is ripe for training!"

If you have a sense of humor and are home more often than not, perhaps you would like to find this fine fellow curled up at your feet after a day of adventures! Prior to being adopted, Major will be neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped.

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

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 Major

  • Breed: Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2016-133

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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