My name is Nikki!

Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Nikki
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Nikki's Info...

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

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

When Golden Retriever Nikki looks straight at you with her beautiful amber eyes, she grabs your heart. You can see that she longs to be someone’s special Golden. She is estimated to be 7-8 years old and we suspect she has had several litters of puppies. Nikki is in good shape at 70 lbs with no mobility problems and she has a thick, light gold coat.

We do not know very much about Nikki’s past because she came to Sunshine from a Mississippi shelter without much information. Nikki craves attention, and is a classic “velcro Golden.” She is not shy about sitting right up close to you, loving to be touched and included. She is one of the sweetest souls you could find in a Golden, plus she has nice house manners and is good with other dogs. Nikki has a moderate energy level. She walks nicely on a leash and was a good girl riding in the car to our vet clinic.

SGRR volunteer driver Tommy has met many, many rescue dogs, and Nikki is the first he has wanted to take straight home! In fact, Nikki spent Thanksgiving weekend with Tommy and his family, and he told us: I really enjoyed having our house guest, Nikki, during the holidays. She is VERY affectionate and absolutely loves attention. She seems to love everyone she meets and does not meet a stranger. She loves the toy we gave her, a rag doll, and carried it around with her during her visit. She responds fairly well to commands, but I don’t know how much behavioral training she has had. She does fine on a leash, but needs some training on walking etiquette. She gets around fine as she went on two separate thirty minute walks with me and greeted the neighbors! Great companion and she is as sweet as two Alabama pies!

Nikki has been spayed and received all her vaccinations. She will be ready to travel to her home in late January, after completing her heartworm treatment. Nikki is a dear soul and a treasure. Please contact the adoption committee to be considered for Nikki. If not yet approved, please fill out an application to be considered.

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

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 Nikki

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2016-140

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Nikki, 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.