My name is Ciara!

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

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

Ciara's Story...
Adopted 9/25/13!!!

Golden/Lab mix, Ciara, is approximately 20 months old and weighs about 45 pounds. Ciara is in a terrific foster home in MA and is thriving with good nutrition and regular exercise. Ciara is a beautiful girl with amber-colored eyes and a soft blonde coat. Her foster mom tells us, “While she defies perfect description, she is a true pleasure! Her new family will not only be delighted with her and her affection, but they'll be amused and never, ever bored! She has her whole life ahead to learn about being a loved dog and feeling secure. All she needs is someone to see what a sweetheart she is and that someone will be getting a wonderful companion!"

Her foster dad raves about this sweet little girl. He tells us, “Ciara learns very fast. We have been working on walking on leash. She is doing excellent, walking right on my side or slightly ahead, no crossing in front any more. We walk 2.5 miles in the morning and then again in the afternoon. She has learned “sit,” “stay,” and “no”. She is so willing to learn and please you. She absolutely loves her belly rubbed and will stay with you as long as you are willing to rub her! She is not food possessive and you can take away whatever she is eating - even beef bones. She is good with other dogs and when they come into the yard she will present her belly to the other dog and then run around with them playing. She is a good passenger in the car and will sit up and watch the sites go by. She loves to play ball and keep away. She comes when called and is a great dog!” Take a look at this sweetie in action in her video! While playing a few weeks ago, Ciara took a tumble and was favoring her one shoulder. The vet discovered that Ciara had a pin in her shoulder from a prior surgery that had become loose. Sometime in her life, someone cared dearly for this sweetheart and had her broken shoulder repaired. The loose pin has now been removed and Ciara is healing up wonderfully.

Ciara is a great watch dog and will bark when she sees people on the other side of fence. But as soon as they enter, she is their best friend, rolling over for a belly rub! A rural setting or suburban area that is not densely populated would suit Ciara best. She is a girl who loves hiking and playing with the fish in the stream as you can see in this video of her! Recently, Ciara and her foster were talking a walk and met a new friend! “Ciara came up to a cat walking along the street so I decided to let her approach the fully grown cat to see if she would try to get the cat. I was also holding her back just in case the cat did not want her too close either. To my great surprise, when Ciara got close enough to smell the cat, the cat just laid down and Ciara began to lick the cat while she was waging her tail. After a short time Ciara and the cat just separated and went on their own ways and each just walked away. So I would have to say Ciara is good with cats!” She has not been tested with children, so an adult-only home or a family with older children would be best for her. Ciara is house broken and “holds it” while her foster dad is at work, but he knows she would do better with an adopter who is home most of the day. Anyone who opens their heart to this girl is getting a gem. Don't overlook Ciara because she isn't wearing a long Golden coat! She is a delightful dog with a beautiful, happy spirit and there is nothing but love inside this good girl!

Ciara is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, and would be an excellent companion for just about anyone – even first time dog owners. She is a nice sized dog who could do well in a home or an apartment with her moderate energy level. Ciara is ready to grab her leash and “go home!” Please contact the adoption committee to be considered to adopt this little lady. If not yet approved, please fill out an application to be considered for Ciara.

If you are already approved to adopt through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee to be considered to adopt this little lady. Or, if not yet approved, please complete an online application, to be considered to adopt Ciara. 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 Ciara

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ciara, 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.