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|Breed:||Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix||Color:||Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
Adopted 5/20/12 - So
Simon is an adorable little fellow who is about 1.5-2 years old. He appears to be a Golden Retriever/Duck Toller mix and delightful bundle of fluff! As a puppy, Simon was adopted from the shelter by “boyfriend and girlfriend.” This couple broke up and Simon was left with the boyfriend whose new girlfriend doesn’t like dogs so he dumped his supposed “best buddy” in the shelter. Consequently, for the second time in his short life, pint-sized Simon is in need of a new home.
Simon is being fostered in a loving home in the South and his foster mom has now gotten to know him pretty well. She told us that Simon would like to be a counter surfer but he is too short! He has white on all four paws and on his left front paw he has white half way up his leg. When he was running towards Cheryl, she said that he reminded me of a little kid with one sock up and one sock down! She thinks he should have been named Socks!
Simon is getting along well with his foster brother and sister and seems to like other dogs. Simon knows his name and comes when called. He is OK in a crate when you have to go out. He will whimper a bit when first put in the crate but he settles down fairly quickly. He sleeps out of the crate in the Florida room last night and has had no accidents. Simon is OK on the leash and enjoys his walks. He is very energetic, happy, and agile and he sometimes hops when he runs as though he is leaping for joy! His foster mom recommends a sturdily fenced yard and being kept on a leash at all times when not in a fenced area.
Simon seems to have been well cared for and shows no signs of abused. He is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and very healthy. Simon loves to ride in the car and loves being with people. He is a playful and happy fellow and deserves a home where he will never have to worry about being sent back to a shelter ever again.
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: SunshineGoldens@gmail.com
Approved applicants may direct questions regarding a specific dog to: Dog inquiry from approved applicant.
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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Rescue Group Info...
We are a network of volunteers based in New England who are dedicated to saving and finding homes for Golden Retrievers and Retriever Mixes in need. We have volunteers throughout the North East including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont; as well as volunteers in the South East.
We work to save homeless Golden Retrievers and Retriever Mixes from shelters, municipal pounds, and dogs released directly from owners who can no longer care for them.
We do our best to assess each dog's medical needs, temperment, behavior, habits, and exercise needs. Each dog receives necessary vet care including all vaccinations and are spay/neutered before adoption if old enough. Heartworm testing is performed and if positive, the dog is treated. We then carefully select homes based on the needs of each individual Golden.
Everyone of our volunteers has a desire to save as many homeless dogs that we can. Individually, we can only rescue so many dogs in need. As a group, working together, we can help more Golden Retrievers and Golden Mixes find their forever home.
Our common thread may be our appreciation for the Golden Retriever, but if we could, we would save all dogs in need.
Our group is always in need of additional volunteers and fosters to help in the process which can be extremely rewarding. Other ways to help would be to make a monetary donation. For information on volunteer work, fostering, or to make a donation, please go to our website www.sunshinegoldenrescue.com Your help will be extremely appreciated!!
Our available Goldens and Golden Mixes are listed on our website, www.sunshinegoldenrescue.com
Anyone interested in adopting one of our available dogs must complete an application online.
We do not have a facility to visit our dogs, but once an applicant is approved and a possible match is determined, approved applicants will be given information on how to contact the rescue's foster for details or to schedule a meeting.
The application process helps us determine what type of Golden would be best suited for the applicants'life style.
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. 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. As stated above, the dogs receive basic veterinary care. 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.
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.
Applicants with no dog ownership experience may not find they are a good match for one of our Rescues. Rescue Goldens come with 'baggage' and very little training so they require people that have an understanding of the nature of dogs and a willingness to work and seek help with one of our Golden Rescues if needed.
The adoption process has proven to be very successful for all. Our goal is to place rescues in their 'forever' homes and to do so, we need to determine is the best match not only for the dog but for the adopters. The Rescue's Committee determines what type of home the Golden needs and what type of dog would fit best in the applicants' homes. This has proven to make all involved very happy.
For more details or to complete an application, please visit our website at www.sunshinegoldenrescue.com
For those applicants that are willing to wait for the right 'match' and not shopping around, please feel free to apply and get pre-approved.
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. We have volunteers located in the Southern states as well.