(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Spayed or Neutered,
I have an Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other dogs in need. Thank you!
3/23/23 Foster Update: Mason has been doing well in his foster home. His foster mom talks about how sweet he is and how far he has come. He enjoys his Kong when they need to leave home and brings it to her when it's empty! Apparently Mason was trained not to go on furniture and made that known immediately. But when they return home, they could swear they see a dog shaped pattern on the couch! Mason has had little experience with other dogs and has been having meet and greets with a doggy neighbor. Although they greet each other by barking, they have been going on walks together and doing well. Mason continues to have trust issues and adjustment issues with change but he has come so far and will continue his work with a behaviorist.
Mason's Story: Mason is a sweet-as-peaches purebred, 6-year old Golden Retriever. Being an "English Cream," he has that glorious soft white fur that begs for touching. Mason was recently surrendered to Sunshine because, having recently suffered a loss, his family no longer had time to properly care for him. Unfortunately, this led to Mason spending only 30 minutes each day outside, and being left alone in the house for upwards of 12 hours per day.
During intake, Sunshine was told by Mason's owners that he was "fine" everywhere except for visits to the groomer and the vet, where he has a tendency to become extremely fearful. Sadly, we think that Mason’s trips were ONLY to the vet or groomer. When his foster Mom and Dad first went to take him to a local park, he refused to get out of the car. Now he brings them to the car just so he can go for a ride! Although he is getting better every day, when Mason first came to us, he showed his fear in the form of pancaking when being leashed, an extreme reaction usually seen in breeder dogs who have not been exposed to any type of enrichment - for those who have witnessed it, is truly heartbreaking to see. But through the love and patience of Mason’s foster parents, they are seeing this behavior less and less.
Mason has a moderate energy level and loves people. He is a true Velcro Golden and just wants to be with his human. When Mason’s foster Mom lays on the floor to do her exercises, Mason loves to lay right next to her! And...Mason has discovered peanut butter gonks! When he finishes, he brings his Kong to his Mom as though looking for a refill. He also likes to carry one of his prized stuffies around the house. Because Mason can be protective of his toys, we are looking for a home with adults only (no children), who are experienced with rescue dogs and who will continue to guide Mason's progress with the services of a trainer or behaviorist. As his exposure to other dogs was limited in his former life, we feel it would be best that he live in a home as an only dog. Mason has not been tested with cats.
Mason has come so far in such a short period of time. All he wants is his own people, patience and love. This handsome, loving dog is just beginning to experience the best of life.
If you are rescue-experienced with no children and no other pets, and looking for a happy, loving companion dog to share your home, and agree to continue to work with a trainer or behaviorist, Mason might be the perfect fit for you.
Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun.
If you would like to be part of Mason's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Michelle to be considered to adopt Mason.
If not yet approved for adoption, please visit our website to lean more and to submit an online application. Click here to visit our website.
Please contact us with any questions regarding your application status.
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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.
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.
SGRR ADOPTION FEES - Effective May 1, 2020 (subject to change)
$750 Puppy - up to 6 months
$650 Young 6 months - 6 years
$550 Senior 7 - 9 years
$450 Senior 10 years and older
$550 Young Special Needs
$400 Senior 7+ Special Needs
$1000 Young Bonded Pair
$900 Senior 7+ Bonded Pair
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.
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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