My name is Charlie!

Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Charlie
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Charlie's Info...

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

Charlie's Story...
Adopted 5/18/13!!!

Fifteen month old, Charlie was purchased him from a breeder in Cranston, RI when he was 10 weeksold. He has been with his former family since that time but their lives have gotten very busy and sweet Charlie spends most of his days and nights in a crate. From a veterinary perspective, he has been well cared for, is up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, and heartworm negative. What Charlie needs, is someone who is home more often than not do spend time with him. So his family reached out to SGRR to find just that for him.

His former mom told us, “Charlie is a happy, healthy, energetic pup that is eager to please. He loves to play, fetch, run and just hang out. He especially likes his Kong toys and sticks. He gets along well with other dogs and people. He is great with kids but he needs to be trained to stay down so he doesn't jump on them. He is sweet and would make a great family pet. He is extremely lovable.” When we asked his former mom, “What would the perfect home for Charlie look like?” She relied, “Loving, with gentle adults, possibly children and another dog. I picture a great yard for him to play in, someone to take him for walks, and let him shadow them - Charlie loves being around people and he follows me around the garden/yard the whole time I'm out there.”

If you are home most of the day and you understand puppies, please consider this bundle of innocent puppy love. Like all puppies, Charlie just needs someone with patience, time, and good humor to help him grow to his potential.

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

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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 Charlie

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • 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

Charlie, 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.