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My name is Ginger!

Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Ginger
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Ginger's Info...

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

Ginger's Story...
Adopted 11/10/12!!!

Update: Ginger has just completed her heartworm treatment, and has been staying with her bonded sister Brandy in a foster home as they wait for their final move to their forever home. Their foster tells us that Ginger and Brandy love to play, and they usually play together. They love hard toys and ropes, but are not very kind to soft stuffed toys! "The Girls" are both well behaved on a leash, and enjoy car rides. They have not met any cats or kids at their Foster's home, but they get along just fine with the three resident older, submssive dogs.

Of the two, Ginger is the slightly nervous one who depends on Brandy for security. They follow their Foster Mom around the house as a pair, unless she ignores them--in which case, they settle down together with a toy or take a nap.

This delightful duo is now ready and waiting for their forever home.


Bio - Brandy and Ginger are a beloved pair of 5 year-old pure bred Golden girls who were turned into rescue by their heartbroken owner. The poor man had to give up his girls because he can no longer care for them due to a terrible illness. Because they have lost their home and their Daddy, SGRR has vowed to place these gals together.

Ginger is the deeper red colored girl of the pair, but both ladies are equally chubby! Ginger’s smile is gorgeous and can light up a room! Ginger tested positive for heartworms and we are sad that she must go through heartworm treatment before she will be ready for her home. While Ginger has been staying at the vet clinic for her treatment for 4 weeks, her sister Brandy went too stay at a home with a foster mom. But during Brandy’s absence from her sister, Ginger became very anxious and so Brandy was brought back to be with her sister for reassurance.

We learned a little about Brandy while she was staying with her Foster Mom. “Brandy is a well-disciplined and very loving Golden. Although her face is gray, she has a beautiful full coat and likes to be brushed. She is good with my two dogs, and her interaction with my cats is hilarious and benign. They look at her with disdain and she just gives an occasional "woof!" She is very settled and a little overweight, but don't let that fool you -- she likes toys, and this girl is a dedicated ball player! When I won't throw the ball, Brandy plays with it herself either by pushing it behind something and then, SURPRISE, there it is! Or she lies on her back and holds and tosses the ball with her paws, it rolls away and again, SURPRISE, there it is! She is a doll!”

This pair of buxom beauties will be ready to head to their forever home at the end of October. They are easy keepers and content in each other’s company. So double your pleasure and double your fun because, two, two, two dogs are better than one!

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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Facts about Ginger

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

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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