My name is Salem!

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

Salem's Info...

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

Salem's Story...
ADOPTED 11/19/11!!

Salem is an adorable 11months old fellow whose owners abandoned him at Go Play Doggie Day Care in AL. Can you imagine dropping your dog off with no intention of ever picking him up again!? Salem appears to be a Golden Retriever/Australian Shepard mix - but whatever the mix it has produced one breathtakingly beautiful guy! When you first see Salem, this regal fellow will take your breath away. His coat is a yummy shade of chocolate. His coat is flawless and cuddly soft. Salem’s paws and the blaze on his chest look like they were hand painted milky white. He is a stylishly built guy with a beautiful face that possess gentle, kind and loving expression that will melt your heart. His eyes are a warm, golden color, alert and elegant in appearance.

Salem is great with other dogs and loves to play – he’s a popular fellow at “Go Play” where he spends his days while awaiting his forever home. Salem know his basic commands like “sit,” “down,” and will even “stay” for a short period of time. He is being mentored by a dog trainer who is determined to get Salem ready for his forever home. He LOVES people and children and longs to once again live in a home environment. Since he’s been living in a kennel environment, Salem prefers to eat his food inside his crate where he does not have to compete with the other dogs for his meal. He says he’s a lover, not a fighter! And that is all Salem really wants – to be loved and cherished. In return, he will be your devoted companion and best bud!

PLEASE APPLY by submitting an application via this online link: APPLY ON-LINE TO ADOPT through our rescue. Direct questions regarding an application's status to:

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 Salem

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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