My name is Layla!

Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Layla
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Layla's Info...

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

Layla's Story...
Adopted 7/29/12!!!

Layla was turned into a shelter in the South by a man who simply could not “afford” her. The shelter thought Layla was a Golden Retriever/Aussie mix so SGRR was contacted. For reasons we cannot understand, Layla was shaved just before she came to SGRR. Now that her hair is growing back in, we believe Layla is a GR/Chocolate Lab mix and even has the webbed feet of a Lab. She is stunning to see in person and has icy blue eyes - her photos do not do her justice. We estimate her to be 1-2 years old.

In her prior life, Layla was not kept on heartworm prevention and thus was heartworm positive when tested. She had to go through heartworm treatment but is now HW clear and ready for her forever home.

Layla is being fostered in Florida right now with two senior dogs. She enjoys the company of other dogs and would do well with a canine playmate. She has not been cat-tested, but Layla ignores the squirrels that frequent the yard so she would probably do OK with a dog-savvy cat. While she has not had any exposure to small children, Layla loves everyone she meets. She is great with people and wants to be your best bud. She will come running up to whoever comes to visit to say hello and is always hoping to be petted!

While Layla is enjoying life at her foster home, she needs a home to call her own. She needs a loving owner to guide her and continue teaching her the manners she is learning. This athletic beauty needs an owner who will give her plenty of exercise - Layla would make an excellent running buddy and has a magnificent gait. She is housebroken, comes when called, eats well, and has good house manners. She is crate trained but must be restrained in the car or she’ll be helping you behind the wheel. She’s a Velcro dog that wants to love you and wants lots of hugs and pats in return. You can even expect her to jump in your lap to get really close to you and say I LOVE YOU! SLURP!!!

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

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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 Layla

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Tan
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Layla, 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.