My name is Tyler!

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

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

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

Well, hello, everyone... My name is Tyler and I beg your forgiveness if I am talking in a whisper but I am a bit of a shy fellow. Please, bend your ear a little closer and I will tell you all I know about me. I am about 1 1/2 years old and I came from a shelter in Baton Rouge, LA. We dogs are so puzzled about how this 'stray' thing happens. It is so alarming to be on the streets, dodging cars and avoiding other stray dogs that are not so nice and bare their teeth at you and grrrrroooowl. It’s no wonder I am a bit timid right now. Thankfully, I was picked up by animal control and was rescued by SGRR.

I hear people say that I am stunning, handsome, a real looker – and I think those are all good things! The rescue folks think I am a Golden Retriever/Chocolate Lab mix - I have light golden-colored fur that is super soft like a Gund teddy bear and I have a rose-colored nose and milk chocolaty lips. My eyes are amber-colored and I heard this nice lady say that their sweetness melted her heart.

I recently spent some time at Adam’s house – he is a super nice vet tech in AL! He has 4 other dogs and we all got along nicely. It was so comforting to be in a home where I could truly feel “the love.” Oh, I am so ready to fall in love again and I hope to find an owner who will love me for who I am. Little by little, I am coming out of my shell and becoming the dog I was meant to be. I do love to be right by my humans. I cherish their affection and their kindness and how they speak to me with gentle tones. Click to watch Tyler’s video.

A quiet home, with kind, patient, and soft-spoken humans (who are home more often than not) would be my ideal home. Older children would be OK but I am not ready for the excited energy levels of little tykes. I would relish a home where I can be spoiled, kissed and loved. I am finishing up heartworm treatment and I will be ready to travel north to my forever home in late April. Could that home be your home? ‘Cause I’m ready, yes I’m ready… to fall in love, right now….

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 Tyler

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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