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My name is Seamus!

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

Seamus's Info...

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

Seamus's Story...
ADOPTED 7/17/11

Seamus is a 3 year old male Golden Retriever/Lab mix that needs to find a new home. You see, Seamus’ family has a toddler, another dog, a mom who works full-time, and a dad who travels for work very often. It is just too much for this family to balance right now. Seamus’ mom realizes he does not get the time, attention or exercise that he needs and it is not fair to him. They got him as a puppy after losing their older Golden to cancer. They have another Golden who was devastated when they lost their old Golden and he would sit on Murphy's bed and howl. They were devastated too but shortly after adopting Seamus, they found out the mom was expecting. So at the time that Seamus needed the training and attention, the family had a newborn. The timing was terrible for him. It has been a heartbreaking decision for his mom to put him up for adoption but she knows Seamus deserves a better life than the one he has now.

Seamus is a big fellow, weighing in at approximately 100 lb. He is great in the house; is housebroken and past the destructive puppy phase. He is easily excitable but is generally a big couch potato if exercised enough. He has been in training and is doing great with walking on a leash now and his current family is working on other commands. He is eager to learn and do the work. He is wonderful with the family’s little daughter but due to his size, we will look for a home for Seamus with older children. He loves to play and just craves attention. He is good with other dogs but sometimes wants to be the boss. He needs an active owner who can show him leadership and provide him with the structure he needs. A fenced yard, trips to the park, hiking in the forest – are all on Seamus’ wish list for his new home. Can you make his wishes come true….?

If there is something about Seamus that touches your heart, PLEASE APPLY by submitting an application via 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 Seamus

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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