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My name is Kasia!

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

Kasia's Info...

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

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

Kasia (rhymes with Asia) is a stunning 3-year-old Black Lab of the English variety* who weighs about 55 lbs. She has a nice thick coat with a fluffy tail that wouldn’t stop wagging for a good photo! Kasia is super sweet and very affectionate. She showers her humans with kisses, kisses, and more kisses!! She is good with other dogs, but has no known history with cats. Kasia will make a wonderful companion for just about anyone with an active lifestyle.

Kasia came north to be adopted, but the resident dog is not happy with having another dog in the home and it appears best to find another home for Kasia. Her foster mom shares, "Kasia came off the transport like a whirlwind - so happy to be off the truck! She loves the snow and did not skip a beat with exploring. She is very, very smart, and really WANTS to learn. She mastered “sit” in a day! She had even learned to “sit” before I let her out of the crate. She has learned to walk very nicely with a harness. A trainer came by today and she quickly acquired the skill to “wait" at thresholds. Whoever adopts this dog will be getting a gem! She is very affectionate with people - lots of energy, which will be fun to work with, once she is cleared to run, still having some restrictions after her heartworm treatment! Once she has had her exercise, though, she will settle in the house. She is completely house-broken and once settled in, Kasia sleeps through the night in her crate. Kasia and my resident dog have had some issues, but the trainer was able to correct the behaviors easily. She is very motivated by affection and treats. I think she would do well as a single dog, or as a companion to another young dog for a playmate. Just look at that face!"

Kasia has been spayed, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. She competed her treatment for heartworm and is being fostered in CT.

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

If not yet approved, please visit our website to lean more and to submit an online application. Click here to visit our website.

*When compared to an American type lab, the English type (www.labradortraininghq.com) :

Looks more substantial with a heavier look about them. Blockier and bigger built with barrel chests, they’re noticeably wider and more ‘solid’ looking.

Has a wider head with a more pronounced and better defined stop, a fuller face, a shorter muzzle, and a thicker, more powerful looking neck.

Has a very noticeably thicker coat.
Has a wider, thicker and generally straighter tail than their American cousins.
Has shorter legs and hence don’t stand quite so tall, and has a shorter body.
Bred for conformation they’re usually far closer to how the breed standard is written than the American type.

Are less exuberant, less full of energy and aren’t as highly strung when compared to an American type Lab.

Black "Goldens...?"
Since the early 2000’s, animal rescue workers have noticed an increasing phenomena called, “Black Dog Syndrome,” which is that black dogs tend to be adopted more slowly than dogs of other coloring. As a result, there are more black dogs in shelters, and black dogs have a higher euthanization rate – purely because of the color of their coat! In a recent survey done by the adoption website “Petfinder,” Petfinder member shelters and rescue groups reported that most pets are listed for 12.5 weeks on Petfinder, whereas, less-adoptable pets (such as black, senior, and special needs pets) spend almost four times as long on Petfinder.

You may ask, "what does this have to do with a Golden Retriever rescue?" Our rescue often goes a step further than basic rescue, by taking in dogs that might be thought of as “less adoptable” because of their physical condition. We have expanded that to include these special black dogs, many often thought to be Golden mixes. Since doing so, we have seen an overwhelming interest in these “black goldens,” and note that we begin receiving inquiries about them as son as we publish their pictures on our website! Like all of our dogs, these pups are just looking for a family that can see beyond their coloring to their true “golden heartedness,” and to love them and make them their own! Those who can, will be glad they did!

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 Kasia

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2017-04

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Kasia, 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.