My name is Jax!

Labrador Retriever Puppy for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Jax
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Jax's Info...

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

Jax's Story...
Adopted 5/30/13!!!

Jax is an absolutely adorable, 8 month old Yellow Labrador Retriever. But unlike most Yellow Labs,
his fur is a beautiful reddish gold color. These Labs are sometimes referred to as "fox reds".
The shelter that had him knew he was special, and not just because of his unusual color. He has
charisma and a personality all his own. So they called Sunshine to help find him a home this is as
awesome as he is!

Jax has only been with his foster for a few days but we are already hearing how loveable, adorable, wonderful, and handsome he is! They tell us he loves attention and enjoys having someone at home with him during the day. He is very gentle and affectionate and loves to snuggle. If you sit on the floor he will flop on top of you to be petted and hugged. He is well behaved but does have that puppy energy and playfulness. Just watch him playing 'keep away", with our volunteer, in his video. His fosters feel he would do really well in a home with children, as long as they are not so small that they could be knocked down during playtime or with a big swoosh of his wagging tail. Jax also loves to play with the resident dog, Dunbar, and would do great in a home with another dog.

Jax is doing well on his walks. He doesn't pull but is easily frightened by all the new sights and sounds. He also enjoys jogging with his Foster Mom and has no trouble keeping up the pace. At feeding time, Jax is relaxed. He doesn't gobble all of his food at once, preferring to graze and eat a little at a time.

His fosters describe Jax as excellent - great with people, kids, and other dogs! Like all young dogs he will benefit from some additional training and will need a home where his new owners are home most of the day and able to give him the time and attention he deserves.

SGRR Note: Young dogs require a great deal of time, attention and patience. We can only consider
applications from people who are home most of the day.

PLEASE APPLY by submitting an application via this online link: Click for Adoption Application

Direct questions regarding an application's status to:

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.

Please click on the Donation link below to support SGRR!

Facts about Jax

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

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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