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Plenty of my friends are looking
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My name is Hunter!

Golden Retriever Dog for adption in Cheshire, Connecticut - Hunter
Photo 1 - Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in Cheshire, Connecticut - Hunter
Photo 2 - Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in Cheshire, Connecticut - Hunter
Photo 3 - Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in Cheshire, Connecticut - Hunter
Photo 4 - Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in Cheshire, Connecticut - Hunter
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Facts about Hunter

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

Hunter's Info...

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

Hunter's Story...
Adopted 4/27/13!!!

Hunter is a 6 year old pure bred Golden boy who is just stunning. He lived with his former family since he was a puppy but life got very busy for this family when two young children came along. He was relegated to being an “outside dog” for most of the day and didn’t get much attention. With their focus on the children, Hunter was not given the care he needed and thus, he wound up becoming infected with heartworms. He is currently undergoing the slow kill treatment to rid his sweet body of these dastardly parasites.

Hunter loves the water, playing fetch, and is a very, very playful dog. Just watch him play in his video! Hunter gets along well with other dogs and is used to being around young children. His former family used to take him on their boat and go to the beach and he just loved it. Hunter’s former mom told us, “He is not a fan of thunder or fireworks though and will just bark when he hears the noise. That is really the only dislike that he has. Aside from that, he is a very good and loving dog. He is a man's best friend.” If you are looking for a best friend to play ball with, ride on your boat, or take a swim with, then Hunter is the one you have been waiting for! He will be ready to head to his “forever home” in mid to late April so be sure to apply early. A dog as sweet as Hunter is not to be missed!

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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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Hunter, a Cheshire 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 Cheshire, or seeking a Golden Retriever dog from a breeder in Cheshire.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Cheshire 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 Cheshire 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 Cheshire paves the way for another one to be saved.