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My name is Hailey and Charlie!

Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Hailey and Charlie
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Hailey and Charlie's Info...

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

Hailey and Charlie's Story...
We have an Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you!

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 Hailey and Charlie.

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 Hailey and Charlie

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2016-141

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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