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My name is Stacey!

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

Stacey's Info...

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

Stacey's Story...
I have an ADOPTION PENDING but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you!

Fate is defined as the development of events beyond one’s control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power. In Stacey’s case, there were two events that played a huge part in her destiny to be rescued. First, when she went unclaimed as a stray and did not get immediately adopted, the overcrowded Louisiana shelter was going to euthanized Stacey. At the eleventh hour, a rescue angel stepped in and pledged to save beautiful Stacey. But the question of transportation remained – how would we get Stacey from the shelter to our vet’s location in AL on such short notice…? This is where, once again, the hand of fate came into play and Stacey’s second guardian angel shared, “I was supposed to be part of a husky rescue, but the weather cleared so the pilots could handle the trip. Terrie called at the last minute and it all worked out! Two dogs were saved; the Husky who didn't need us, and this small Golden Retriever whose life truly depended upon our participation in rescuing her from certain death in a kill shelter.”

Stacey is thought to be about 1.5 years-old and is just as pretty as a picture. She weighs about 45 pounds and has a beautifully soft, honey-colored coat. Her foster mom told us, “She was great on a leash and rode nicely in the car. She knows the commands "sit," "stay," "down," and "no." Our cat wasn't even aware that Stacey was in our room. Her sweet temperament is just so nice. All you have to do is look at her and her tail starts thumping. She slept most of the time (probably due to the stress she had been under in the shelter). No need for crating as she is completely house broken and does not bark unnecessarily. She has obviously been in a home before and liked a basket for her bed. All she wants is to please and be loved. We never encountered other dogs, but she'd probably be submissive. With children, I think she would be gentle. There is not an aggressive or mean bone in her body. Oh, and she loves tummy rubs! I simply love her! She absolutely touched my soul!”

A young dog such as Stacey will require adequate exercise from anyone who adopters her, and a physically fenced yard is preferred. This baby doll will blossom in the care of a loving adopter who will take time and teach her all she needs to know about becoming a wonderful companion.

Stacey is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and micro-chipped. While she was at the vet's office, she was very social and loved the other dogs that she met there. She will be ready to a travel north to be directly adopted on January 14th. If you are approved to adopt through SGRR and have you are home most of the day, please contact Donna to be considered to adopt Stacey.

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 Stacey

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2016-150

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Stacey, 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.