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My name is Bella!

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

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Bella's Info...

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

Bella's Story...
Adopted 5/25/13!!!

Bella is an adorable 3 1/2 year old Golden mix who weighs in on the smaller side at about 45 Lbs. She is a playful, happy girl who was surrendered because she dug out of her back yard in search of affection and companionship. As you can see in her video, she has an endearing scruffy face, with the coloring of a creamy, light Golden and the fluff and curls of one as well. Her eyelashes are so long that her foster thought Bella had some fuzz in her eye, only to discover it was her beautiful lashes!

Everyone who meets Bella thinks she is a charmer with an endearing personality. She is very
inquisitive, very lively, and loves to play. She enjoys chewing on Kong toys and chasing tennis balls
- again, again, and again! It takes a lot to tire her out. Bella is very playful and is not fearful of new
things or people. She is very social and greets people with lots of wiggles and smiles. Occasionally,
she does jump up, either in greeting or to quickly snag something tasty from the counter. But she takes correction very well; "it doesn't diminish her sunny disposition".

In her current foster home, Bella is living with 4 other dogs and several cats and gets along well with
all of them. She is also very good on leash, a real plus when walking 5 dogs! Bella absolutely looooves her walks! She also loves to swim. Bella comes most of the time when called and while she loves to play she will settle down next to you if you sit to relax or work at the computer.

Bella lets them know when she needs to go out to relieve herself and her appetite is super. She is
up to date on her vaccinations and takes no medications. She is good riding in the car and will make a great addition to any family. Her fosters are smitten and tell us were it not for having 4 dogs already they would adopt her themselves!


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.

Be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog - make a tax deductible donation toward medical and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bella, 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.