top

My name is Raine!

Flat-Coated Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Raine
Photo 1 - Flat-Coated Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Raine
Photo 2 - Flat-Coated Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Raine
Photo 3 - Flat-Coated Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Raine
Photo 4 - Flat-Coated Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Raine

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

Raine's Info...

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

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

Raine and her puppy, Major - who has been adopted, were picked up by Mobile County, AL animal control. They were held at the shelter but sadly no one came to claim this precious pair. Radiant Raine is approximately 2 years old and is a petite sized girl at about 20 lbs. What she may lack in the proportion of a full-size Golden, she makes up for with the size of the love she has to offer. Many folks seek these mini-retrieves as they are easier to manage and pick up if the need arises. Lisa (our volunteer in AL) told us that Raine is just the cutest thing and very full of herself... it's like when she walks in the room, the fun can begin! She is very social and is ready to make her way into your heart so get that party started!

Raine has been fully vetted, spayed, and micro-chipped. Raine finished her heartworm treatment and was transported north from AL to be adopted, but she proved to be a bit too lively for the older adopters and their resident cat. Raine is staying at a kennel in CT where she has become a favorite among the staff! When one of our volunteers went to visit her recently, the expressions on staff members' faces saddened when Michelle walked in. They all though Michelle had come to take Raine to her forever home! At the kennel, Raine has warmed up to other dogs and is part of the playgroup. Raine's ideal home would be one where her humans are home most of the day. She is an active girl so adequate exercise and a physically fenced in yard are on her list to Santa. She is incredibly affectionate and she loves getting and giving attention.

This is one special dog! Please consider adding Raine to your world so her wish to be home for the holidays will be her dream come true!!

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

If not yet approved, please visit our website to lean more and to submit an online application. Click here to visit our website.

Black "Goldens...?"
Since the early 2000’s, animal rescue workers have noticed an increasing phenomena called, “Black Dog Syndrome,” which is that black dogs tend to be adopted more slowly than dogs of other coloring. As a result, there are more black dogs in shelters, and black dogs have a higher euthanization rate – purely because of the color of their coat! In a recent survey done by the adoption website “Petfinder,” Petfinder member shelters and rescue groups reported that most pets are listed for 12.5 weeks on Petfinder, whereas, less-adoptable pets (such as black, senior, and special needs pets) spend almost four times as long on Petfinder.

You may ask, "what does this have to do with a Golden Retriever rescue?" Our rescue often goes a step further than basic rescue, by taking in dogs that might be thought of as “less adoptable” because of their physical condition. We have expanded that to include these special black dogs, many often thought to be Golden mixes. Since doing so, we have seen an overwhelming interest in these “black goldens,” and note that we begin receiving inquiries about them as son as we publish their pictures on our website! Like all of our dogs, these pups are just looking for a family that can see beyond their coloring to their true “golden heartedness,” and to love them and make them their own! Those who can, will be glad they did!


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 Raine

  • Breed: Flat-Coated Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2016-132

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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