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My name is Goldie!

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

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

Goldie's Story...
Adopted 1/19/13!!!

Sweet petite Goldie is a mini-Golden mix who weighs about 35 pounds and is about 2-3 years old. She was rescued from a high kill shelter in Alabama along with her 3 puppies. The pups have now all gone to their forever homes and with her heartworm treatment behind her it is finally Goldie's turn to find her forever family!

What Goldie may lack in the proportion of a full-size Golden, she makes up for with the size of the love she has to offer. Many folks seek these mini-Goldens as they are easier to manage, pick up, and cuddle. When we look at Goldie we can’t help thinking that she has another dog’s ears on! A totally endearing feature! She looks like a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Papillon! And if that was the case, we can only imagine a step-stool was needed for that pairing!

Goldie’s foster Mom in AL says Goldie is the BEST dog and has a wonderful temperament. She has a moderate energy level and enjoys her rides in the car. Goldie loves belly rubs, is completely house trained, and doesn't bother the cats in her foster home at all. She has been shy around the resident dog but got along famously with Eliza at the boarding kennel. The two girls loved to wrestle and tumble around together. Goldie is a super social girl too and likes to have company when she eats her meals. She will actually stop eating when her human walks out of the room! As much as she loves to eat, some of Goldie’s teeth are worn down from her potentially trying to free herself from being chained or caged in her former life. She also has not had much leash experience and tries to back out of her harness. Her foster is working with Goldie to help her become more comfortable on a leash and this is something her new owner will need to continue working on with this special angel.

Goldie is gentle and loving and will make someone a wonderful companion! She has a happy-go-lucky personality and an attitude that says "are you as glad to see me as I am to see you!" whenever she sees her human. Goldie is completing her heartworm treatment soon and will be ready to travel to her forever home in the northeast in late-January. If you are interested in adopting Goldie be sure to apply quickly – these petite princesses do not last long!

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 Goldie

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Goldie, 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.