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My name is Goldie!

Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Goldie

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Goldie's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Goldie's Story...
Adopted 11/21/13!!!

Goldie is a 7-year old purebred Golden Retriever whose elderly owner must give her up because of a move to senior housing. She absolutely adored Goldie, but she kept feeding her and feeding her, to the point that poor Goldie became very obese. For this reason, we consider Goldie to be a Special Needs dog. When a veterinarian visited Goldie recently, to update her on vaccinations and examine her, he said that she is just the sweetest girl with absolutely no aggression or hesitancy in any way. Although she is generally healthy, she desperately needs to lose weight. He estimated her weight to be about 125 lbs.

Goldie is now with a Sunshine foster, who says Goldie's personality is what we always hope our Goldens to be. She is very friendly and lovable, and all people are her friends. She barks when someone knocks on the door, then comes right over with her tail wagging hoping to be petted. She takes treats nicely, does not pull on a leash, and is fine riding in the car. She is very trusting and easygoing, although no one ever took the time to teach her commands. At the groomer's, she was fine with all the other dogs there, and very passive with one dog who growled at her!

Goldie is on Medical Hold while we have her checked by a veterinarian and receive guidance for her weight loss. While her forever family will need to be patient about helping Goldie to slowly lose weight while gradually increasing her level of exercise, we have already found her to be a treasure! Once she feels better and has more energy, this pretty girl is going to shine. Goldie is still a "young" senior, and a wonderful dog. If you believe you can help Goldie with her weight reduction, and give her the attention and love she appreciates so much, do not wait to apply! She is going to be a great companion!

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.

Please click on the Donation link below to support SGRR!

Facts about Goldie

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Goldie, 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.