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My name is Zsa Zsa!

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

Zsa Zsa's Info...

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

Zsa Zsa's Story...
3/26/17 Foster Update: Zsa Zsa has been in a foster home for several days, and has settled right in. Her foster Mom says Zsa Zsa loves to cuddle, and will look at you and raise her paw to you to ask to be petted. She is a good girl, eating and drinking well, walking nicely on a leash, and enjoying the foster’s back yard. She has a nice amount of energy and enjoys morning walks. Zsa Zsa gets along great with the resident dogs, a 70 lb. pit and an 80 lb. lab, so she is not afraid of the big dogs!! We have also learned that Zsa Zsa is passive with cats. This little girl will fit in almost anywhere!

Zsa Zsa's Story: Introducing Zsa Zsa, a petite little doll at 37.5 lbs. of adorable! Zsa Zsa is believed to be a 9-10 year old Golden/Cocker Spaniel mix. She is one of six dogs taken by Animal Control from a home in Alabama because their 97-year old owner could no longer care for the dogs properly, and the poor man could barely care for himself. All of the dogs were living out in the yard, and Sunshine took in Zsa Zsa to find her a happy and loving retirement home. (All the other dogs and the elderly owner are now safe as well.)

At first Zsa Zsa was a little timid and was too frightened to eat, but the vet and her staff could see that she is very sweet. In fact, the vet fell in love with her! Covered in fleas, matted and dirty, they soaked Zsa Zsa in a tub and gave her a medicated shampoo. What a wonderful experience this was for Zsa Zsa!! Her first spa day ever and she loved every minute of it, soaking in the tub like a little princess. Zsa Zsa has lots of personality! She has a lovely coat and feathering and she “swishes her skirt” when she walks like a little princess. A rhinestone collar seems appropriate!

Zsa Zsa is good with other dogs, having lived with five of them. She is not familiar with a leash so needs to learn about leash walking, which shouldn’t take long. She has a moderate to low energy level and is very laid back. She is a little overweight (shhh!), but gets around with no mobility problems. We are looking forward to seeing Zsa Zsa with a smile, as she is sad in her current circumstances and seems to be looking and waiting for her previous owner.

Surprisingly, Zsa Zsa tested heartworm negative. She is spayed, updated on her vaccinations, and micro-chipped. She will be having minor surgery to remove a small hematoma on her leg and then is ready to arrive in the northeast on April 8 to be adopted.

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

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 Zsa Zsa

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Cocker Spaniel Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2017-15

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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