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My name is McGee!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - McGee
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McGee's Info...

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

McGee's Story...
12/31/16 Foster Update - McGee is now in a foster home in CT and getting acclimated to the New England winter! He loves being covered with a blankie and is just the sweetest fellow you can imagine. His foster family shared, "He is a little love! All he wants to do is snuggle and loves you to pet him! He came in and slept in living room until he saw the crate. Then, he went in and slept. We couldn't get him out of his crate to take him out! But now he noticed his bed and now we can't get him back into the crate! He loves when you lay next to him and scrunch his ears. I am sure he will not stay with us long for fostering. Someone will fall in love with him!"

Here's to a happy new year for McGee and the promise of finding his forever family!

McGee's Story: In early October, our rescue was made aware of a boy in dire need of rescuing at the Mobile, AL county shelter. They called him a Golden/Lab mix, but it was so hard to tell what this boy might truly look like with so very little fur. What we did know was that if we left him at the shelter, he would surely be deemed "unadoptable" and would be put to sleep. The photos you see do not fully depict the horrible shape that McGee was in. He was quite thin at just 50 lbs, affected by a dematopic mange that made his fur almost all but fall out, and heartworm positive. But as sad as he looked and as horrible as he must have felt, his tail still wagged when he was spoken to.

When our photographer first visited with McGee, she told us, "McGee seemed like he wanted to run and play, but simply couldn't. My 11 year-old daughter came along with me and McGee was very gentle and loving with her.He needs a little TLC and then will make an amazing family companion. "

McGee has been in the loving care of one of our special foster homes in the south where he amicably lives with another dog and is non-reactive to the cats. He has quickly learned about love and that snuggling on the couch is a wonderful thing! His foster mom shares, "He is a good boy and tells you when he needs to go out; he goes to the door and paws at the floor. He immediately goes out and heads for the way back. He does his business in the wooded area of our yard and then hides it. He has had no accidents in the house. McGee is good in crate and goes in it on his own to sleep. He stayed at the vet's office for a week to start his heartworm treatment. When he came back to our house, he was shy at first but quickly recognized his surroundings. He wanted to play when we walked outside but that is a no-no for now. He looks so much better than when he first arrived and has much more fur! He is a sweet boy and he loves food and hugs!"

The shelter workers did not think anyone would adopt 3 year-old McGee, but we knew that McGee would find his place in this world. Perhaps, that place is in your home – lovingly in your arms – as your dog. Please check back as we update his progress and watch him blossom into the dog he is deep inside. Just take a look at McGee's video! McGee is up-to-date on his vaccinations, micro-chipped, and neutered and will be ready to come north in mid-to-late December.

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

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 McGee

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2016-113

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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