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My name is Charlie and Hailey!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Charlie and Hailey
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Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Facts about Charlie and Hailey

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2016-142
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Important Note

Charlie and Hailey is best friends with Hailey and Charlie. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
4/23/17 Foster Update: Golden Hailey and Charlie the Lab are still waiting for their forever home! Their needs are so simple and they such good, good dogs! Their wish list has just three things—few steps into the house, someone home a good part of the day, and low-calorie cookies readily available. They do not need fencing, training, expensive medicine, or a running partner — just some love, good company and a nice routine.
Charlie’s allergy-related cough is easily managed with a very low dose of prednisone ($13/month), and Hailey’s seasonal allergy is controlled with her grain-free food. Other than a joint supplement which is recommended for all seniors, neither takes any other medicine. These two have energy, love to play, enjoy car rides, love toys and people, and get along great with other dogs and cats. They will fit in nicely with other pets, or on their own. They are gentle, social and happy dogs.


Background: Originally from Louisiana, Hailey and Charlie are a bonded pair of seniors who lived with their former family since they were 2 years old. After losing both of their human parents, they had nowhere to go when no one else in the family could take them in, as much as they loved them. We promised to keep Hailey and Charlie together because they have lost their people and their home, and we do not want them to lose each other as well. Both are 11 years old, and about 62-65 lbs. You can take a look at them in this video, along with their Frisbee carrying foster sister.

Lab mix, Charlie, has taken off several pounds in his foster home with proper food and exercise. He has more energy, can now manage the stairs off the deck, and loves his walks around the 3-acre property. He is doing so well that he no longer needs arthritis medication! Charlie smiles now, and he will sit and give you his paw. He speaks with one bark at dinnertime, or to tell you he needs to go potty. He is a dear Labbie boy who loves his Golden sister, the resident Golden, and anyone who will pet him or give him a cookie.

Hailey, a classic Golden, runs for a stuffed baby to welcome you. She loves to fetch, although retrieving is more fun than giving the ball back. She is the quietest of the pair, but after dinner she takes time to celebrate her full tummy by having a nice roll on her back in the kitchen! Hailey loves children, attention, and her stuffed toys. Hailey lets you know it is time to go out by giving you the Golden Paw.

Hailey and Charlie are spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccinations, micro-chipped, and heartworm negative. This is a pair of easy keepers who will be wonderful companions in a quiet home where someone is around most of the day. They are being fostered in MA and are ready to meet their forever family!

If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee to be considered to adopt Charlie and Hailey.

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!

About Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a network of volunteers based in New England who are dedicated to saving and finding homes for Golden Retrievers and Retriever Mixes in need. We have volunteers throughout the North East including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont; as well as volunteers in the South East.

We work to save homeless Golden Retrievers and Retriever Mixes from shelters, municipal pounds, and dogs released directly from owners who can no longer care for them.

We do our best to assess each dog's medical needs, temperment, behavior, habits, and exercise needs. Each dog receives necessary vet care including all vaccinations and are spay/neutered before adoption if old enough. Heartworm testing is performed and if positive, the dog is treated. We then carefully select homes based on the needs of each individual Golden.

Everyone of our volunteers has a desire to save as many homeless dogs that we can. Individually, we can only rescue so many dogs in need. As a group, working together, we can help more Golden Retrievers and Golden Mixes find their forever home.

Our common thread may be our appreciation for the Golden Retriever, but if we could, we would save all dogs in need.

Our group is always in need of additional volunteers and fosters to help in the process which can be extremely rewarding. Other ways to help would be to make a monetary donation. For information on volunteer work, fostering, or to make a donation, please go to our website www.sunshinegoldenrescue.com Your help will be extremely appreciated!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our available Goldens and Golden Mixes are listed on our website, www.sunshinegoldenrescue.com

Anyone interested in adopting one of our available dogs must complete an application online.

We do not have a facility to visit our dogs, but once an applicant is approved and a possible match is determined, approved applicants will be given information on how to contact the rescue's foster for details or to schedule a meeting.

Our Adoption Process...

The application process helps us determine what type of Golden would be best suited for the applicants'life style.

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. 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. As stated above, the dogs receive basic veterinary care. 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.

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.

Applicants with no dog ownership experience may not find they are a good match for one of our Rescues. Rescue Goldens come with 'baggage' and very little training so they require people that have an understanding of the nature of dogs and a willingness to work and seek help with one of our Golden Rescues if needed.

The adoption process has proven to be very successful for all. Our goal is to place rescues in their 'forever' homes and to do so, we need to determine is the best match not only for the dog but for the adopters. The Rescue's Committee determines what type of home the Golden needs and what type of dog would fit best in the applicants' homes. This has proven to make all involved very happy.

For more details or to complete an application, please visit our website at www.sunshinegoldenrescue.com

For those applicants that are willing to wait for the right 'match' and not shopping around, please feel free to apply and get pre-approved.