Golden Retrievers

Sunshine Golden Rescue
Farmington, CT and Point Clear, AL
SGRR PO Box 1035 Point Clear, AL 36564

 . Arabella .
 . Arabella .  . Arabella .  . Arabella .  . Arabella .  . Arabella .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
The photos you see do not truly depict the horrible shape that Arabella was found in. She was a thin as a rail and affected by a dematopic mange that made her fur almost all but fall out. All that remained was the fur on her tail that gave us an inkling that she may have some "golden" in her. As sad as she looked and as horrible as she must have felt, her tail still wagged when she was spoken to.Just a few weeks after her arrival, sweet Arabella is already looking like a new dog! The mange has been treated in accordance with veterinary protocols and her fur is growing in very nicely now. "Baby Bella" is in a loving foster home and is getting all of the TLC that she could ever hope for! Her foster mom tells us, "She likes her toys and eats all that I give her. She has not tried to jump, climb, or dig under my fence. She does not come when called yet - we are working on that! She starts to pace when has to go out to do her "business" , is okay in her crate, decent on the leash, and rides nicely in the car. I don't think she has been in a home before coming to our house. She is fascinated when we put the TV on. She is going to be a lap dog - I put her on my lap and she stayed right there! She is a puppy, has puppy energy, and likes to pick up things. Her favorite spot in the house is near the locked front door, where she can lay in the sun and look out at the world going by. On some days she goes to daycare and has gotten good report cards. She even has a few little playmates already!" This little Golden mix is about 6-8 months old. She gets along nicely with other dogs and would be fine with dog savvy children. She would probably be okay with a cat who does not run and become something fun to chase. Baby Bella has been brought up-to-date on vaccinations, was spayed, and is micro-chipped. She tested negative for heartworm - yeah! Take a look at this sweet baby in her video!The shelter workers did not think anyone would adopt Arabella, but fate would not have that. We know Arabella has a place in this world. Perhaps, that place is in your home – lovingly in your arms – as your dog. Please check back as we update her progress and watch her blossom into the dog she is deep inside. She will be ready to come north, for adoption, in mid-to-late September.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 Arabella's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adoptIf not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.htmlPlease DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.comThank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required 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 indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.The information provided on each dog is based on the 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 behave and adapt in your home.SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided.Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR 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 providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed.Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.THANK YOU!
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Bishop .
 . Bishop .  . Bishop .  . Bishop .  . Bishop .  . Bishop .  . Bishop .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
8/23/17 Foster Update: Bishop's foster says he is a very sweet boy with lots of playful energy! He has been around small children and was very good with them. He has also been fine with their cat, although the cat is dog savvy and does not run from dogs. Bishop is young and exuberant and in his puppy-like way can sometimes plow through and over things. As his foster put it, "he decides to go and he goes!" With a little patience and training, Bishop will mature into an awesome companion!Bishop's Story: Bishop was picked up as a stray and went unclaimed at the Mobile City Shelter. He is about 18 months old with age-appropriate energy. He is in need of some training, or as Lisa (our lead southern volunteer) would say, "a big ol' puppy boy!" He is super sweet and affectionate. Bishop looks very much like a purebred, with a nose that is a bit puffy toward the end of his snout. At first, our vet thought maybe he was stung by an insect, but that was not the case - it's just his look - kinda like Jimmy Durante who often referred to his own nose as the Schnozzola (from the German Schnauze, meaning nose).Although not much training came his way in his former life, Bishop knows some basic commands like “sit” and “paw.” He keeps his kennel clean and does not chew up his bedding. He does need to be reminded of his manners, not to jump up, and how to walk nicely on a leash. Because this boy loves to please, he should train fairly quickly – he just needs someone to consistently show him what he should and should not do. Enrollment in obedience class for Bishop and his new owner would be a benefit and nice bonding experience. Since he is a VERY energetic boy, an active owner and a physically fenced yard are both on Bishop’s wish list. He will make a wonderful family pet to go on hikes, to soccer games, or jaunts around the neighborhood!Bishop is amiable to other dogs, but is more focused on getting attention from humans. He enjoys children, but with his zest for life, he could easily knock over a toddler. Bishop should be thought of as an 18 month old puppy with a “Happy, happy, joy, joy” attitude! Whoever adopts this boy, will have an awesome companion as he matures and receives direction, love, and affection.Once he completes his heartworm treatment, he will be ready to travel north to be adopted in mid-to-late Sept. If you are looking for a loyal companion who will follow you everywhere then, Bishop is the guy for you. He is up-to-date on his vaccinations, micro-chipped, and neutered. All that is missing is a place to lay his handsome head where he will know that he is home, forever.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 Bishop’s rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Bishop.If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.htmlPlease DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.comThank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required 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 indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.The information provided on each dog is based on the 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 behave and adapt in your home.SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided.Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR 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 providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed.Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.THANK YOU!
Young, Male, Large
 . Ernie .
 . Ernie .  . Ernie .  . Ernie .  . Ernie .  . Ernie .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
I have an Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you!Ernie is one of the nicest dogs we have ever had! He was a stray who went unclaimed and came to our rescue from a high kill shelter in Louisiana. It is baffling that no one claimed this incredible boy! Estimated to be about 3 years old, Ernie weighs in at about 60 lbs, but is in need of putting on some weight.Ernie is a delightful fellow and is just as awesome as can be. He is good with dogs, cats, and children. He will need some training, but is just the biggest sweetheart and a love muffin. He keeps his kennel clean, a good sign of being house-broken. Ernie has been brought up-to-date on his vaccinations, neutered, and is now micro-chipped. He is presently under treatment for heartworm because his former owner did not keep him on heartworm preventive. He will be coming up to his new awaiting family in the northeast in mid-August. Ernie hopes you will consider one of our other wonderful dogs, who are available for adoption!If not yet approved for adoption, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.htmlPlease DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.comThank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required 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 indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.The information provided on each dog is based on the 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 behave and adapt in your home.SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided.Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR 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 providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed.Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.THANK YOU!
Young, Male, Large
 . Gabriella - Courtesy Posting .
 . Gabriella - Courtesy Posting .  . Gabriella - Courtesy Posting .  . Gabriella - Courtesy Posting .  . Gabriella - Courtesy Posting .  . Gabriella - Courtesy Posting .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Courtesy PostingTwo-year-old Gabriella is a beautiful, red, purebred Golden Retriever who had a rough beginning to her life. She came from a suspected abusive home, where her former owners were threatening to euthanize her due to behavioral matters. Rather than addressing the unwanted behaviors and working with a trainer, the former owners opted to heavily sedate her. As the doses of medication wore off, Gabby would emerge from a semi-comatose condition in a defensive state of mind, perpetuating her reactive behavior. Hearing of her plight, a Good Samaritan stepped in and Gabby was given sanctuary at our rescue. Gabriella has been with a skilled training and rescue group in east Hartford, CT where they have worked on behavioral correction. She has been off the sedative since she arrived there and her trainers report that her eyes are so much softer and more expressive. She has improved in leaps and bounds and we have seen a new Gabriella emerge!About a month ago, Gabriella and a set of "golden rules" went home with approved applicants, but this match was not found to be compatible and Gabby is back with our rescue. Upon speaking with her lead trainer today, he remarked about what an absolutely wonderful and smart dog she is. As we spoke, she sat with her head resting on his thigh, soaking up his pets of affection. He shared that if he did not already have a pack of ten dogs, he would adopt her in a heartbeat and said he is in no rush to see her off until we find the exact right home for Gabriella. 🙂 He shared that his training staff call Gabriella his "24" because he gabs about her 24/7 and even takes her riding with him in his convertible.If you are an experienced dog person with strong pack leadership skills, Gabriella just may be your next best buddy. Pack Leader Rescue is seeking an adopter in the East Hartford area who can take advantage of the extended training offered by their group. Here, the potential pet parent can learn the training techniques used and will be able to start to bond with Gabby prior to going “home” and Gabs may get to go home for the weekends. A resident dog can even be brought along for a meet & greet. Whoever adopts this emerging butterfly is going to be gifted with a very best 24/7 friend! If you are interested in learning more about Gabriella, please contact Pack Leaders Rescue for details at: http://packleadersrescue.com/Thank you!Gabriella is a Courtesy Posting and is not an SGRR dog.
Young, Female, Large
 . Hallie - Courtesy Posting .
 . Hallie - Courtesy Posting .  . Hallie - Courtesy Posting .  . Hallie - Courtesy Posting .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
Courtesy PostingHallie is a sweet, lovable senior Lab mix, around 8-9 years old. She's a little girl, around 55 lbs. She needs a securely fenced yard (otherwise apt to go off exploring on her own) and an adopter who won't need to leave her alone for long stretches of time - she thrives on human affection. She would prefer to be an only dog because she likes her humans all to herself.. She is super lovable, great with kids (but no small toddlers, please), and loves walks and car rides! Cats are an unknown - she has not been tested with them. Hallie is being fostered in southeastern MA.If you are interested in adopting Hallie, please apply with Southern Roots Rescue and ask for me, Hallie! http://southernrootsrescue.org/Thank You!Hallie is a Courtesy Posting and not an SGRR dog.
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Heather - Courtesy Posting .
 . Heather - Courtesy Posting .  . Heather - Courtesy Posting .  . Heather - Courtesy Posting .  . Heather - Courtesy Posting .  . Heather - Courtesy Posting .
  • German Shepherd Dog, Chow Chow
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Courtesy PostingHeather, a stunning Shepherd/Chow mix, was found as a stray and brought to the Cumberland County shelter in NJ. Surprisingly, she went unclaimed. She is a sweetheart of a girl who just loves people and would love to have a family to call her own. She can be a bit unsure of people at first, but she quickly warms up. She is very well mannered and LOVES belly rubs! She has plush golden-colored fur with a contrasting black designer-style headband on the top of her head and on her ears. Oh, and look at that big bushy plume of a tail! Just gorgeous!Heather is dog selective, but with the right dog and a proper greeting, she can be okay. While at the shelter, she had several meet and greets with other dogs. She was introduced to a male pit-mix and she was fine with him. The shelter staff also tested her with cats and she wasn't sure what to make of them at first. Mr. Kitty got in a good swipe and she quickly gave him a wide berth. So with proper supervision and introductions, she may be able to co-habitate with cats as well. Heather is up-to-date on her shots and will be spayed.For more information about German Shepherd Rescue of New Jersey's adoption policies and to access the online application, please read and review our Adoption Process at: http://www.gsrnj.org/adoption-process.htmlThank you!Heather is a Courtesy Posting and is not an SGRR dog.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Jack .
 . Jack .
  • Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
While perusing Facebook, one of our volunteers came upon a picture of a pathetic-looking black retriever at a shelter in AL. This adorable two-year-old boy was picked up as a stray in Baldwin County and went unclaimed. Like many strays, this pup was in rough shape; underweight and with a coat in need of some good nutrition. It was all we could do to keep from climbing into our computer screens to reach out and save this boy!Sweet Jack has soft, expressive eyes that seem to look right into your heart, and he often looks to his humans for direction and assurance. Lisa, our volunteer in AL, remarked, "You just want to put your arms around Jack and hug him and let him know everything will be okay." Jack is dog friendly and even shared his kennel at the shelter with another dog. Even during meals times, there was perfect harmony between the two dogs.Jack has a nice energy level for an active adopter or active family. If you are looking for a buddy to spend you days and nights with, Jack will gladly oblige. If a hike in the mountains is in your plans, he'll be right at your side. Whatever your day holds, this black beauty will be happy to be right at your side. Jack is somewhat thin at 40 lbs right now, but should be a nice medium-sized dog when he puts on about 10 pounds. His coat is in need of good nourishment too, but if you can see beyond his current appearance to the vision of what he will become, you have yourself one stunningly handsome boy! He's just a wee bit of a fixer upper! 🙂Jack is new to our rescue and we will update his bio as we learn more about this endearing munchkin! We hope to have some new photos soon too. Jack is up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, neutered, and micro-chipped. He will be ready to come north to his forever home in late September. This boy is not going to last!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 Jack's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Jack.If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.htmlBlack "Goldens...?" Since the early 2000’s, animal rescue workers have noticed an increasing phenomena called, “Black Dog Syndrome,” which is that black dogs tend to be adopted more slowly than dogs of other coloring. As a result, there are more black dogs in shelters, and black dogs have a higher euthanization rate – purely because of the color of their coat! In a recent survey done by the adoption website “Petfinder,” Petfinder member shelters and rescue groups reported that most pets are listed for 12.5 weeks on Petfinder, whereas, less-adoptable pets (such as black, senior, and special needs pets) spend almost four times as long on Petfinder.You may ask, "what does this have to do with a Golden Retriever rescue?" Our rescue often goes a step further than basic rescue, by taking in dogs that might be thought of as “less adoptable” because of their physical condition. We have expanded that to include these special black dogs, many often thought to be Golden mixes. Since doing so, we have seen an overwhelming interest in these “black goldens,” and note that we begin receiving inquiries about them as son as we publish their pictures on our website! Like all of our dogs, these pups are just looking for a family that can see beyond their coloring to their true “golden heartedness,” and to love them and make them their own! Those who can, will be glad they did!Please DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.comThank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required 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 indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.The information provided on each dog is based on the 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 behave and adapt in your home.SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided.Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR 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 providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed.Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.THANK YOU!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Joey .
 . Joey .  . Joey .  . Joey .  . Joey .  . Joey .
  • Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
I have an Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you!8/22/17 Foster Update: Joey is now with his northern foster family and is settling in nicely. He is shy and timid at first, but warms up quickly. He was very tentative when he got off the transport and wanted only a lick of water, and had to be lifted into the car. But thanks to the confidence building efforts of his southern foster, he is already greeting his new fosters with tail wags and super-enthusiastic wiggles! Joey's fosters discovered, the first night, that Joey has had enough of his crate which he communicated by crying and whining. On the second night, instead of crating him, they confined him to the living room. Joey showed his appreciation by sleeping soundly (and quietly) with no issues at all. They have discovered that Joey likes to sleep on his back with all 4 paws in the air! Joey is eating great, enjoying all of his food as well as the cat's, to whom he pays absolutely no attention. He loves exploring the fenced back yard and comes right to the back door when he is ready to come in. As we often see with dogs who come up from the south, Joey was afraid of going up a full flight of stairs. Initially, he would only put his front paws on the first step and would go no further. But late one evening he apparently got lonely when his foster mom was upstairs working in her office, and ventured up the stairs all by himself! It took a bit of coaxing to get him to come down, the next morning, but he did and is now managing the stairs better each day. Joey craves attention and his fosters will be using that as motivation while they help him learn some additional commands and fine tune his leash walking skills. He doesn't pull on the leash at all but clearly doesn't know how to walk on leash, as he keeps bumping into his fosters and crossing over right in front of them. Not just another face in the crowd, Joey has a unique look, with pink-rimmed eyes, a pinkish-brown nose, pink lips and pink paw pads! He has a Lab-like head but smaller and his fur, a rich golden color, has a six inch wide swath running down his back that's a slightly different texture and color than the fur on his flanks. It has only been a few days, since he arrived, but his fosters already tell us, "he's wonderful to have around"!8/12/17 Foster Update: Joey had a check up at the vet's yesterday. Although he was not a fan of getting in the car, he was quiet once we got going and rode nicely. He got a good report card and the vet staff said whoever gets him will be adopting a good boy!8/7/17 Update from Joey's foster mom: Joey is becoming a dog! Sometimes we even call him "Mr. Dog." 🙂 He came to our house so shy and unsure and now he is very comfortable in the house. He is more comfortable coming and going through the door to go inside and out. Joey comes when called and has not tried to escape from the yard, but he does not have any unsupervised outings. He has had no accidents in the house but I still crate him at night and when I am gone, and he is OK in the crate. Joey found the toy box and brought all of his favorites to his bed. He likes to bat at our geriatric dog, Mae, to initiate play, but she is too old to be interested. She does let him lay beside her though to snuggle. Joey has become more interested in food. He greets us when we come home and he likes being near his humans. He is not a big fan of a full body hug, we bump heads and rub noses or ears, and we do it face to face. When Joey goes to his new home, he will take a few days to settle in but will be a wonderful companion in time!Joey's Story: Joey is a handsome 4 1/2 year old boy who we believe is a Golden/Lab mix. He is so very sweet but a bit on the shy side until he gets to know his humans. He is good with other dogs and is a nice house guest. This is a dog who is not to be missed and would do well in most situations. His plush coat is the most stunning shades of golden and his eyes are a beautiful amber color. Trust us when we say his photos do not do justice to how gorgeous this fellow is in person!Joey has been brought up-to-date on his vaccinations, neutered, and is now micro-chipped. He is under treatment for heartworm because his former owner did not keep him on heartworm preventive.Because Joey had been picked up in the rain by animal control in Crowley, LA, this fine fellow was initially dubbed the "Crowley Rain Dog." Crowley is noted for its annual International Rice Festival and was a major center for rice harvesting and milling. The city's motto is "Where Life is Rice & Easy." We hope that moving forward, Joey's life will always be "rice & easy!"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 have a quiet home and would like to be part of Joey’s rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Joey.If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.htmlPlease DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.comThank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required 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 indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.The information provided on each dog is based on the 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 behave and adapt in your home.SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided.Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR 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 providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed.Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.THANK YOU!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Kady .
 . Kady .  . Kady .  . Kady .  . Kady .  . Kady .  . Kady .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
9/18/17 Foster Update: “Hello World, I’m Ready!!” Happy little Kady is now in a foster home in CT, and one month has made a huge difference in her appearance. Her fur is growing in and she prances in the yard showing off her cute floppy ears. She is very affectionate and charmed her fosters within 10 minutes, giving them kisses on the car ride home, and riding beautifully. She loves people and other dogs equally, and took to the two resident dogs immediately. She loves being included and follows her foster humans and the dogs everywhere. Kady is calm and easygoing, and her fosters say it is as if she has always been there.8/17/17 Update: The caregivers at the vet clinic say Kady is an absolute doll! She is quite a little lady (they call her “a little princess”) with wonderful manners. She knows “sit,” “stay,” and “shake” and lifts her paw in a gentle way, asking quietly for attention and petting. She will also put her paw up for a treat. Kady stays up front at the vet clinic, being very social and greeting dogs and people as they come in. She is fine with other dogs and walks well on a leash. Her long fur is beginning to grow back already! You can also see in her newer pictures that Kady has blue eyes! Kady will be traveling north in mid September, so please ask about her if you would like to welcome this sweet, affectionate dog into your life.Kady's Story: "Hi, my name is Kady with a “d” and I am a Black Lab mix. I was brought to a shelter in AL. I am 7 years old and weigh 41 lbs, although I need to gain weight until I reach about 50 lbs. I am so embarrassed about my appearance! I’ve lost much of my long black coat because of a skin issue, even around my eyes. Ugh! I’m taking medicine and the people caring for me say my fur will all grow back before long. I can’t wait.The staff at the vet clinic can tell that I had a family once. I am friendly and affectionate with everyone. I am not timid, nor do I behave as if I have been abused, and they say I am just the sweetest girl ever! I know a few commands, and I am spayed and heartworm negative. Now I am also up to date on all my shots and taking my medicine every day to help my skin. Please ask for me, Kady, if you would like to be my special person or family. I promise you will not be sorry you gave me a chance, and I will love you so much."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 Kady's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee at CandyVS2@aol.com to be considered to adopt sweet Kady.If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.htmlPlease DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.comThank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required 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 indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.The information provided on each dog is based on the 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 behave and adapt in your home.SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided.Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR 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 providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed.Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.THANK YOU!
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Killian (and Piper) .
 . Killian (and Piper) .  . Killian (and Piper) .  . Killian (and Piper) .  . Killian (and Piper) .  . Killian (and Piper) .  . Killian (and Piper) .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
9/18/17 Foster Update: Piper and Killian have settled nicely into their foster home. This sweet pair craves attention. They are true velcro Goldens. Piper is the boss, and she barks briefly to communicate to go out, if hungry, if a visitor is knocking, or if she thinks Killian needs her. Piper is very smart and gentle, taking treats so softly you almost have to push the treat in her mouth! She loves soft toys and likes to destuff them, but she stops when corrected. Killian is a loving, goofy Golden boy who gets happily excited to see other dogs and people. He is a little anxious at times and likes to find a little “den” for himself, under a table, chair, or anything close to his people. Piper and Killian can be walked separately or together. Right now Killian is recovering from a muscle pull in his elbow so he is taking short walks, while Piper goes for longer walks and just loves them! Piper does not pull on a leash, while Killian does some pulling and a harness helps prevent this. With continued loving care and some training these two will be model Goldens!Their Story: Sunshine has been asked to help a pair of bonded purebred Golden Retrievers living in central CT. Their current owners took them in 1-1/2 years ago, after their original owners divorced. Due to extensive work hours away from home, they realized Killian and Piper, being true people-loving Goldens, need more human companionship than they have been receiving.Both Killian and Piper are estimated to be about 7 years old, and they are very bonded. Piper is a female and has a dark gold coat that has pretty curls. Killian is a big boy at 95 lbs. with long, light-blonde fur. Together they make a striking pair! Both know some commands (sit, shake) and both sit for their food until the word “Release!” They see young children regularly and are wonderful with them. They show no toy or food possessiveness, are fully house trained, and are OK in a car even though they don’t get out much. They get along with other dogs but have not met many recently. Cats are an unknown.Almost perfect, but not completely! They have not had regular exercise and both need help with their leash skills. They become very excited when first being walked, or when seeing new people or dogs to greet. Killian can pull hard because he is a large dog. He is a quick learner, though! When our volunteer walked Killian in a local park, he was pulling hard so she asked him to sit, which he did. That calmed him enough to walk forward without pulling. We are told that Piper is the vocal one and may bark in excitement when people visit. They are happy outgoing Goldens who need a routine, regular walks, and affection.Piper and Killian will be vetted and move to their foster home in CT within the next few days. They are a special pair who want, and deserve, to experience quality time with their people. Don’t wait to ask about them, they are going to bring so much life and love to their forever home!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 their rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee at CandyVS2@aol.com to be considered to adopt Killian and Piper.If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.htmlPlease DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.comThank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required 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 indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.The information provided on each dog is based on the 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 behave and adapt in your home.SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided.Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR 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 providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed.Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.THANK YOU!
Senior, Male, Large
 . Nellie .
 . Nellie .  . Nellie .  . Nellie .  . Nellie .  . Nellie .  . Nellie .
  • Labrador Retriever, Pointer
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
I have a FWITA Adoption Pending, but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you!7/26/17 Foster Update: Nellie is doing so well in foster care! Her Foster Mom tells us, “Nellie is settling into our routine. She is such a gentle, easy girl! No accidents, sleeps and eats well. She has selected a special and most-private corner of the yard as her ‘big business’ bathroom. She is interested in toys and balls but we are not playing much due to her restricted activity from heartworm treatment right now. She reminds me of my previous Golden, wanting to stay close to you. She has started to trust that she will be fed and she gets along fine with resident dog Skyler. Someone will be very lucky to adopt her.”* Introducing Nellie, a gentle and friendly senior girl with a sweet senior sugar face who found herself in the Central Baldwin County Shelter in AL. Nellie is a Lab mix estimated to be 7-8 years old. We suspect she may have some pointer in her family. She has subtle freckling on her legs, and she proudly prances around her foster’s yard in a nice rhythm, her tail straight out like a pointer. Nellie is oblivious to the fact that her tail currently has very little fur from a flea allergy, and her tail’s appearance does not concern her in the least.Nellie is very friendly and affectionate, and we believe she once had her own family. She looks at the back door when she needs to go out for potty, then comes back in and sits looking at her foster, as if to say, “I was a good girl, where is my treat?” She is getting along well with the resident dog after some initial guarding of her dinner, but by the second day in her foster home this had stopped and the two are now hanging out together. Nellie enjoys sleeping on a dog bed, rides well in the car, and loves every kindness and bit of attention she receives.Nellie is painfully thin, weighing 38 lbs. when she should be about 50 lbs. Her teeth are worn down and her coat is in poor condition. But with a medicated bath, good food, and her foster’s pampering she is looking and feeling better each day. She may be a little hard of hearing, or she may have selective hearing. We’re not yet sure. Nellie is receiving heartworm treatment and has already been vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed. She will be ready to head to her forever home in mid September. Nellie will be a sweet, gentle companion to the lucky human who wants to include her in daily activities, errands, and walks.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 Nellie's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee at CandyVS2@aol.com to be considered to adopt Nellie.If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.htmlPlease DO NOT use the ADOPT ME button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry.Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.comThank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required 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 indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.The information provided on each dog is based on the 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 behave and adapt in your home.SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided.Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR 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 providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed.Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.THANK YOU!
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Piper (and Killian) .
 . Piper (and Killian) .  . Piper (and Killian) .  . Piper (and Killian) .  . Piper (and Killian) .  . Piper (and Killian) .  . Piper (and Killian) .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
9/18/17 Foster Update: Piper and Killian have settled nicely into their foster home. This sweet pair craves attention. They are true velcro Goldens. Piper is the boss, and she barks briefly to communicate to go out, if hungry, if a visitor is knocking, or if she thinks Killian needs her. Piper is very smart and gentle, taking treats so softly you almost have to push the treat in her mouth! She loves soft toys and likes to destuff them, but she stops when corrected. Killian is a loving, goofy Golden boy who gets happily excited to see other dogs and people. He is a little anxious at times and likes to find a little “den” for himself, under a table, chair, or anything close to his people. Piper and Killian can be walked separately or together. Right now Killian is recovering from a muscle pull in his elbow so he is taking short walks, while Piper goes for longer walks and just loves them! Piper does not pull on a leash, while Killian does some pulling and a harness helps prevent this. With continued loving care and some training these two will be model Goldens!Their Story: Sunshine has been asked to help a pair of bonded purebred Golden Retrievers living in central CT. Their current owners took them in 1-1/2 years ago, after their original owners divorced. Due to extensive work hours away from home, they realized Piper and Killian, being true people-loving Goldens, need more human companionship than they have been receiving.Both Piper and Killian are estimated to be about 7 years old, and they are very bonded. Piper is a female and has a dark gold coat that has pretty curls. Killian is a big boy at 95 lbs. with long, light-blonde fur. Together they make a striking pair! Both know some commands (sit, shake) and both sit for their food until the word “Release!” They see young children regularly and are wonderful with them. They show no toy or food possessiveness, are fully house trained, and are ok in a car even though they don’t get out much. They get along with other dogs but have not met many recently. Cats are an unknown.Almost perfect, but not completely! They have not had regular exercise and both need help with their leash skills. They become very excited when first being walked, or when seeing new people or dogs to greet. Killian can pull hard because he is a large dog. He is a quick learner, though! When our volunteer walked Killian in a local park, he was pulling hard so she asked him to sit, which he did. That calmed him enough to walk forward without pulling. We are told that Piper is the vocal one and may bark in excitement when people visit. They are happy outgoing Goldens who need a routine, regular walks, and affection.Piper and Killian will be vetted and move to their foster home in CT within the next few days. They are a special pair who want, and deserve, to experience quality time with their people. Don’t wait to ask about them, they are going to bring so much life and love to their forever home!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 their rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee at CandyVS2@aol.com to be considered to adopt Piper and Killian.If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.htmlPlease DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.comThank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required 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 indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.The information provided on each dog is based on the 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 behave and adapt in your home.SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided.Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR 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 providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed.Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.THANK YOU!
Senior, Female, Large
 . Sessions .
 . Sessions .  . Sessions .  . Sessions .  . Sessions .  . Sessions .  . Sessions .
  • Labrador Retriever, Treeing Walker Coonhound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
8/30/17 Foster Update: We are learning that Sessions is an amazing, social dog who loves being with humans and enjoys being with other dogs. The shyness we first saw in him has faded away. In his foster home he greets new people with a wagging tail and has fit right in with the three resident dogs. Foster Glenn tells us, "Sessions is such a loving boy and only wants to be with me. He follows me everywhere and I have not seen any of the shyness that his pictures show. He has been wagging his tail non-stop and there have been no problems with my boys. Even when I was feeding them all last night he ate and took treats right along with the boys. He doesn’t seem to know a lot of commands but is just an all-around good boy. He does know what "no" means, but I honestly do not have to tell him "no" very often. I was surprised when I went to bed and he came right up the stairs with me and Jeb. He jumped up on the bed and slept right next to me all night. It’s only been 1 day, but I am completely confident that he is house-broken. He loves to cuddle and loves tummy rubs! He acts like he's been here forever. When I take him for walks on his lead, he never pulls and stays close. He is sitting right next to me as I write this and he has the most beautiful eyes that seem to talk to you. He is a very pretty dog. I will work with him on some simple commands while he is here with me, and I will also enjoy him.”Introducing Sessions, who is very sweet, and currently very scared. He was brought to an AL shelter along with 40 other dogs who were part of a hoarding case. Sessions is estimated to be 6-7 years old, and we believe he is Lab mixed with some hound, possibly Tree Walking Coonhound. When we researched Tree Walking Coonhound, we found them described as exceptional family dogs, good with children and courteous, easy to train and smart. Sure enough, Sessions is sensitive and gentle and we suspect smart as well.Although shy, Sessions came up to the kennel door to meet our volunteer Lisa as soon as he saw her, and the staff said he likes all people. She gave him treats which he took gently. He walked well on a leash without pulling and responds well when told “no”, by going straight back inside. Sadly, he is head shy but once he knows you won’t hurt him he enjoys being petted and touched. He cowers when other dogs in the kennel bark loudly but does not bark himself.Sessions is going through his vetting and appears to be in good health. He is heartworm negative, neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. He has no mobility issues and has a moderate energy level. Sessions’ needs are emotional. It is going to be a rewarding experience to help this amazing dog gain confidence and evolve into a happy and loving companion, learning what a loved dog’s life can be.Sessions will be traveling north on August 19. Please ask about him soon if you are interested being his special person or family.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 Sessions' rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee at CandyVS2@aol.com to be considered to adopt Sessions.If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.htmlPlease DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.comThank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required 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 indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.The information provided on each dog is based on the 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 behave and adapt in your home.SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided.Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR 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 providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed.Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.THANK YOU!
Adult, Male, Large
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  • Flat-Coated Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Willow is described as having "a wonderful temperament!" by her advocate at St Landry's Animal Shelter in Louisiana. She elaborates, "Willow is super docile, loves everyone, and is great with all the sizes of dogs." How this sweet girl ended up going unclaimed in a high kill shelter in the deep south, is a mystery to us! Willow is in our loving care now thanks to a kind volunteer pilot who flew her to safety.Willow is a happy-go-lucky girl who loves life! She is easily pleased and is a very social girl. She enjoys walks and is good on the leash. She likes other dogs that will play with her or she would do fine as the only dog as well. We believe she is house trained because she keeps her kennel nice and clean! Willow has turned out to be a total love bug. She will make a family or individual the most wonderful dog! She loves to be the center of attention and is extremely smart, learning very quickly. She is everybody's darling at the vet's office!Willow is estimated to be about 5 years old and weighs in at about 50 lbs. This lovely lady has been spayed, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. She is being treated for heartworm and will be ready to come north in late September to be directly adopted.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 Willow's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Willow.If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.htmlBlack "Goldens...?" Since the early 2000’s, animal rescue workers have noticed an increasing phenomena called, “Black Dog Syndrome,” which is that black dogs tend to be adopted more slowly than dogs of other coloring. As a result, there are more black dogs in shelters, and black dogs have a higher euthanization rate – purely because of the color of their coat! In a recent survey done by the adoption website “Petfinder,” Petfinder member shelters and rescue groups reported that most pets are listed for 12.5 weeks on Petfinder, whereas, less-adoptable pets (such as black, senior, and special needs pets) spend almost four times as long on Petfinder.You may ask, "what does this have to do with a Golden Retriever rescue?" Our rescue often goes a step further than basic rescue, by taking in dogs that might be thought of as “less adoptable” because of their physical condition. We have expanded that to include these special black dogs, many often thought to be Golden mixes. Since doing so, we have seen an overwhelming interest in these “black goldens,” and note that we begin receiving inquiries about them as son as we publish their pictures on our website! Like all of our dogs, these pups are just looking for a family that can see beyond their coloring to their true “golden heartedness,” and to love them and make them their own! Those who can, will be glad they did!Please DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.comThank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required 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 indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.The information provided on each dog is based on the 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 behave and adapt in your home.SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided.Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR 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 providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed.Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.THANK YOU!
Adult, Female, Medium
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