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Rescue Group: Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue
|Breed:||Golden Retriever/Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever Mix||Color:||Tan/Yellow/Fawn||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Female|
Hey everybody! My name is Marlee and I am just so happy to be free! You see, my former owner kept me chained up in their yard. I guess they thought they were keeping me safe from roaming or from cars, but it was a terrible way to live my life. I was always on the lookout to be sure no wild animals came by and felt like I had to sleep with one eye open. It would have been so scary if a coyote came by to attack me and make me his dinner! I would have had no way to get away and save myself chained out like I was. Thankfully, that former owner of mine turned me into a shelter in AL and the shelter called SGRR to come and “rescue” me! Do you know what “rescue” means? It means: to free from confinement, danger, or evil – and that is just what SGRR did for me!
So, what can I tell you about myself… Well, I am about 1 ½ years old and I am a Golden Retriever mixed with extra sweetness! I have gorgeous, fluffy, blonde fur and I am as beautiful as can be! Some people even tell me that I look like Penny on The Big Bang Theory! One other thing that I can tell you is that I have a lot of energy so I will need an active walking or running buddy to be my new best friend. I adore children and I love to play with other dogs too!
I am now in a foster home in Mass with a wonderful family. Oh, how I cannot wait to have a family of my own! I heard my foster mom talking about me and this is what she said: “Marlee is a fantastic pup who is so affectionate. She loves people and loves to be active. She is fast, athletic, and frankly, amazing with what she can do with her body! We are working on her training and she listens well and corrects easily. She's also the sweetest pup in the world and will make an amazing family member.”
Well, don’t I sound TERRIFIC! I am heartworm negative, spayed, and up to date on my vaccinations. I am ready to go to my forever family now so please - be ready for me! (Be sure to watch my video).
SGRR Note: Rescue dogs must all be considered flight risks for their safety, and Marlee is no exception. Marlee is speedy and wants to explore--she will squeeze outside if you give her any indication of moving in the direction of a door. She must be leashed before heading outside, and one must make sure she is not nearby if you are heading out the door. While Marlee may be less inclined to want to rush out as she settles in her home, it is a good reminder that it is MOST important that potential adopters understand that every precaution must be taken to assure a rescue dog's safety. This includes keeping them from bolting out a door ahead of you. Marlee is an example of why SGRR's Adoption Contract requires that all dogs be leashed in unfenced areas. Rescue dogs are treasures and it is up to us to protect them.
PLEASE APPLY by submitting an application via this online link: Click for Adoption Application
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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