My name is Abigail!

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

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

Abigail's Story...
Adopted 4/13/13!!!

Abigail is a sweet and gentle 7-year old Golden who was taken from a horrid situation. She was living in a back yard with another dog who would not allow her to eat. It is hard to imagine this, but Abigail's owner did nothing to help her! Eventually the owner's sister convinced him that Abigail needed to be taken from the other dog and to a shelter before she starved. The shelter then called Sunshine for help. This happened in January, and Abigail, who is a tall Golden, was down to 46 lbs.

Since that time Abigail has been living with a wonderful Foster who fed her every two hours and let her sleep and recover and begin feeling better. She has now put on much needed weight and is finishing heartworm treatment. Little by little, Abigail's Golden personality began to show through. She loves her Foster's two dogs and cuddles with them, and she also likes cats. "Abs" is fine on a leash and great in the car. What she likes most is being with people -- this is new to her and she seems to appreciate every kindness shown her. She has decided she prefers not to be alone, but to have a doggie or person companion. She is not destructive at all, she just loves having company. She is so affectionate! Her sad past has left her with teeth that are worn down and a slight cough from her years with heartworm. This does not stop her one bit from being a happy and energetic "young" senior! She has lots that she wants to experience and she is looking for a home where she will only know kindness and the attention and love she has missed. Abigail will make a great companion in the house, helping you in the yard, and going on errands in the car. She will be so grateful and will give you so much joy in return!

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 Abigail

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

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Abigail, 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.