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My name is Cecil!

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

Cecil's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Cecil's Story...
Cecil isa adopted 6/11!

Cecil showed up on a woman’s doorstep down south a few days after Connors (since adopted) did so we assume the fellows were traveling together – possibly after being dumped by their owner. Sadly, his previous owners did not care enough about him to keep Cecil on heartworm preventatives so this charming guy had to endure the rigors of heartworm eradication. Cecil is now living with a wonderful foster family who will help this boy realize his full potential.

It appears that Cecil was kept as an outside dog because his foster mom observed how he was very afraid to enter their home at first. She has been able to bring him into their Florida room on a leash and he is now coming in on his own without any coaxing. He stays in the Florida room though and has yet to enter the adjacent family room. We are certain that with some more reassurance, he will know it is OK to be in that room as well. The family’s dog, Mae, is a wonderful mentor for Cecil and is helping him feel secure and learn the ropes around the house. Cecil is housebroken and trustworthy to be in the house without being crated. Cecil is a good eater and shows no food aggression. His foster mom says he is a fast learner and is so eager to please. One of the very endearing things about Cecil is the way he sits with his front paws crossed. His mom says he looks so darn cute!

Cecil is a very gentle soul who is in need of positive reinforcement. He needs an owner who can be gentle yet solid pack leader. He is PHENOMENAL with children and loves other dogs. Cecil is a sweet and delightful Labby love of a guy. He is a wonderful choice for a family pet!

PLEASE APPLY by submitting this online link: APPLY ON-LINE TO ADOPT through our rescue.



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.

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Facts about Cecil

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Cecil, 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.