Radiant Raine is an adorable and much sought after mini-golden who dons a black cloak. She and her puppy, Major, were picked up by Mobile County, AL animal control. They were held at the shelter but no one came to claim this precious pair.
Raine is approximately 2 years old and is a petite sized girl at about 25 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. In her heart she is a big dog and you hardly even notice that she is small. Many older folks seek these mini-Goldens as they are easier to manage and pick up if need be. Raine is good with other dogs and she loves getting and giving attention to her human pals. Lisa (our volunteer in AL) says she 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! The photographer who visited with Raine shared, "I visited her this past Thursday, she was a totally re-energized girl! Raine is full of life and ready to either play or snuggle in your lap. She loved playing chase and fetch around the fences in area with my nephew but was more than happy to curl up in his lap and snuggle close. She has good manners and pleasant demeanor. She would do so well with a family with children. Raine has so much to offer!"
Raine has been fully vetted, spayed, and micro-chipped. Raine must undergo Heartworm treatment and and should be ready to come north for adoption in early December. More details will follow as we get to know more about her, but there is no need to wait to inquire about her - this is one special dog! Please consider adding her to your kingdom! Her companionship will make you feel like royalty!
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!
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.
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PLEASE APPLY by submitting an application via this online link: Click for Adoption Application
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.
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