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My name is Stella!

Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Stella
Photo 1 - Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Stella
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Stella's Info...

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

Stella's Story...
ADOPTED 5/8/11!

Age: 5 years
Adoption Fee: $450


Stella is a loving Golden girl who is approximately 5 years old. In her former life, she was kept outside on a chain. From pulling so much to free herself from the chain, her collar became embedded in poor Stella’s neck. A kind man purchased this sweet angel from her neglectful family and called rescue to help find a proper home for this gal. Not surprisingly, due the years of neglect and lack of heartworm preventatives, Stella is heartworm positive and will be undergoing treatment to rid her body of these parasites.


Since she had been kept as an outside dog for most of her life, Stella is learning house manners and is coming along beautifully. It is amazing how quickly these dogs adapt to living inside a home!! Stella is already housebroken and crate trained. She gets along wonderfully with other dogs and just adores children. She loves to play and vocalizes sweetly during her play sessions! You should hear her “sing!” Like a typical Golden, Stella relishes going for walks and enjoys being with her people. She behaves calmly inside the house and doesn’t mind getting a bath!


Stella’s ideal home would be one where she would get a TON of love and possibly have a canine playmate. A sturdily fenced yard is preferred or leash walks as this girl can jump a shorter fence! She is filled with an innocent and adoring spirit and will make an excellent companion for some lucky adopter!



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.


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.


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.


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.

Be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog - make a tax deductible donation toward medical and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.Click here for donation information.


Facts about Stella

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

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Stella, 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.