Golden Retrievers

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

 . Bear .
 . Bear .  . Bear .  . Bear .
  • Schnauzer, Poodle
  • 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!Our rescue received a request for H-E-L-P from one of the vet's offices in the south, where our dogs are cared for. One of their clients had to go into an assisted living facility and could not take her beloved dog with her. Bear was brought to their office where his mom knew he would be safe. However, the sister planned to pay the vet bills and have a neighbor shoot Bear, since the vet's office refused to euthanize him!Bear is a Ganaraskan, a relatively new breed, developed only about 30 years ago by a group of breeders who primarily lived in the Ganaraska River region of Ontario. Their goal was to create the ideal therapy dog with above average intelligence, eagerness to please, and a non-shedding coat; traits that automatically make this dog an ideal family companion. As a matter of fact, Bear's former mom is diabetic and he would alert her to a fluctuation in her blood sugar levels, in addition to being her best buddy ever!Six-year-old Bear has lived all of his life as a beloved companion and an inside pet. He walks nicely on a leash has polite house manners and is good with other dogs. He weighs about 40 lbs, but could stand to drop about 5 lbs. He is heartworm negative, neutered, and has all of his vaccinations. Bear is a sweet dog, but getting depressed at the vet's kennel because he's not with his mom. We are hoping to get Bear into a forever home ASAP. He will be traveling north to be directly adopted on 5/27/17.If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt this little Teddy Bear.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!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Beaux .
 . Beaux .  . Beaux .  . Beaux .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
I have an Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you!Hold onto your heart! Beaux is a gentle, well-mannered purebred Golden who has a sad past that will make you want to show him all the love and good things he should have known his whole life. Beaux, estimated to be 8 years old, was living as a back-yard breeder dog in LA. His owner posted him on Craigslist as “free to a good home” and we rushed to save him from an unknown fate. We were told he had lived there about three years and “he’s costing me money to feed him and he’s no good, he ain’t producin’ no babies.” Previously he had been living with a woman who kept him on a chain, and that woman took him off someone’s porch who moved and abandoned him. Thankfully, Beaux’s life has turned around and he is not looking back!He is staying in a foster home during his treatment and his Foster Mama tells us, "We are so enjoying having him in our home! He is so easy to fall in love with. You can see in his eyes that he is so grateful to be in a home. He has hooked everyone who has met him so far. I think he would be great as an only dog or in a home with other laid back dogs.”Beaux is a typical velcro Golden who follows his humans everywhere. He sleeps on a big blanket in the bedroom and loves to sleep in. He is very calm and gets along well with the resident dogs, although he is not a fan of cats. He wieghs about 70 Lbs, has had no accidents in the house, and rides nicely in the car. Beaux has a moderate energy level and is starting to show that he may enjoy playing with other dogs. He is on exercise restriction right now, but he watches the resident dogs playing outside as if he would like to join in. Beaux loves his toys and is even pretty good at destuffing them!Because Beaux has spent so much of his life alone, he is wishing for a home where his humans will be with him more often than not and which is cat free. Beaux is neutered, micro-chipped, has had his vaccinations and is going through heartworm treatment.Beaux has an Adoption Pending, but hopes you will consider one of our other great dogs in need of a loving home.If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee at CandyVS2@aol.com to be considered to adopt Beaux.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, Male, Large
 . Champ .
 . Champ .  . Champ .  . Champ .
  • 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!Champ came to our rescue through the good deeds and kindness of many animal lovers. This fine fellow had been seen running around as a stray for about a month. A Good Samaritan was able to corral this sweet boy and Champ was being kept at her place of employment. The boss’ German Shepherd and Champ bucked horns so the Samaritan took Champ home, but kept him tied to a tree in the backyard. Despite “Found Dog” postings, no one came forward to claim this boy, and thus, Champ found his way to our rescue.Champ is a stunningly beautiful boy who has the kind of face that you could just picture on a box of dog biscuits! But he is more than just a handsome face; he is a wonderful Golden boy who longs to be the center of someone’s world, with a typical “love me” Golden attitude. Champ is estimated to be about 1 year old and is described by Lisa, our lead volunteer in AL, as a big goofy puppy! He is super sweet, but has had little training in his former life. Champ will need some gentle guidance to help him grow into the awesome companion he is meant to be! Champ is a young dog with a healthy energy level. His adopter should be someone who is active and able to provide him with the activity and training that he needs.Champ rode nicely in the car and was friendly toward the cat at the Good Samaritan’s home. Champ weighs in at around 65 lbs, but is a bit on the thin side at this weight. He has been neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, is heartworm negative and micro-chipped.If the companion you are hoping to add to your life is one that is affectionate, deeply trusting, happy, and beyond beautiful, then look no further - you've found him!!! Charming Champ wants to find a family to share his life with and who will be the center his world. He wants to find someone that loves him deeply for who he is. Perhaps that will be YOU!If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Champ.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!
Young, Male, Large
 . Charlie and Hailey .
 . Charlie and Hailey .  . Charlie and Hailey .  . Charlie and Hailey .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
4/23/17 Foster Update: Golden Hailey and Charlie the Lab are still waiting for their forever home! Their needs are so simple and they such good, good dogs! Their wish list has just three things—few steps into the house, someone home a good part of the day, and low-calorie cookies readily available. They do not need fencing, training, expensive medicine, or a running partner — just some love, good company and a nice routine. Charlie’s allergy-related cough is easily managed with a very low dose of prednisone ($13/month), and Hailey’s seasonal allergy is controlled with her grain-free food. Other than a joint supplement which is recommended for all seniors, neither takes any other medicine. These two have energy, love to play, enjoy car rides, love toys and people, and get along great with other dogs and cats. They will fit in nicely with other pets, or on their own. They are gentle, social and happy dogs. Background: Originally from Louisiana, Hailey and Charlie are a bonded pair of seniors who lived with their former family since they were 2 years old. After losing both of their human parents, they had nowhere to go when no one else in the family could take them in, as much as they loved them. We promised to keep Hailey and Charlie together because they have lost their people and their home, and we do not want them to lose each other as well. Both are 11 years old, and about 62-65 lbs. You can take a look at them in this video, along with their Frisbee carrying foster sister.Lab mix, Charlie, has taken off several pounds in his foster home with proper food and exercise. He has more energy, can now manage the stairs off the deck, and loves his walks around the 3-acre property. He is doing so well that he no longer needs arthritis medication! Charlie smiles now, and he will sit and give you his paw. He speaks with one bark at dinnertime, or to tell you he needs to go potty. He is a dear Labbie boy who loves his Golden sister, the resident Golden, and anyone who will pet him or give him a cookie.Hailey, a classic Golden, runs for a stuffed baby to welcome you. She loves to fetch, although retrieving is more fun than giving the ball back. She is the quietest of the pair, but after dinner she takes time to celebrate her full tummy by having a nice roll on her back in the kitchen! Hailey loves children, attention, and her stuffed toys. Hailey lets you know it is time to go out by giving you the Golden Paw.Hailey and Charlie are spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccinations, micro-chipped, and heartworm negative. This is a pair of easy keepers who will be wonderful companions in a quiet home where someone is around most of the day. They are being fostered in MA and are ready to meet their forever family!If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee at CandyVS2@aol.com to be considered to adopt Charlie and Hailey.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, Male, Large
 . Clem - Courtesy Posting .
 . Clem - Courtesy Posting .  . Clem - Courtesy Posting .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
Courtesy PostingThis is Southern Gentleman Clem, short for Clementine. He is a handsome Golden Mix about 8 years old who has been living in the Northeast with his adoptive family for the past 3 years. His owner tells us Clem is a wonderful dog and has been great these past few years, but unfortunately his owner must re-locate for his job and cannot take his little buddy, Clem, with him. Clem loves his two legged family members but would prefer to be the only furbaby in his new home. He is an easy going boy - loves to lounge in the yard and go for long walks. You can see how sweet he is in his video!Clem is a Courtesy Posting and not a SGRR dog. Please contact NYSRR at NYSRR@yahoo.com - or visit their website to fill out an online application at www.NYSRR.com Thank you!
Senior, Male, Medium
 . Dena and Doc .
 . Dena and Doc .  . Dena and Doc .  . Dena and Doc .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Doc & Dena are a pair of Golden mixes from Baton Rouge, LA. The individual who relinquished this pair claims to have “found” them during the flooding back in August 2016. Why they kept the dogs for 7 months, we have no idea. We suspect their story may not be entirely true as they turned in 6 dogs at the same time, to the shelter. The dogs had all been kept in an outside pen and were all in horrid shape when they first arrived. In fact, 2-year-old Dena was in such terrible condition that the vets initially thought that she was a senior dog! Since coming to our rescue in early March, both Dena and Doc have been receiving a ton of TLC and are nearly ready to find their forever homes.Estimated to be about 2 years old and weighing in at 44 lbs., Dena is adorable and sweet, and she is very bonded to Doc. When the pair initially came to SGRR, they spent some time in a foster home before beginning heartworm treatment, at our vet's office. The foster family shared that while both dogs were afraid to come inside at first, Dena quickly adjusted to being allowed to come in and up on the couch to cuddle! She would also follow the humans around as they moved from room to room.Doc is estimated to be about 5 years old and weighs about 53 lbs.. He is shy and reserved when first meeting new people and needs time to gain trust in the humans caring for him. Despite that he was living in less-than-ideal conditions, there is something in his former life that he is missing terribly, be it a human or canine friend. When Doc goes to his forever home, we suspect that he will have a transitional period of settling in. His humans must be relaxed and patient, and need to give Doc the time he needs to adjust. Once a relationship based on trust, respect, and understanding is established, he will progress and unpack his baggage. What a beautiful thing that will be to experience!Doc & Dena are good with other dogs, spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccinations, and micro-chipped. They are finishing up their heart worm treatment and will be ready to travel north to their forever home in late June.If you are already approved to adopt through SGRR and would like a wonderfully sweet pair of companions, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Dena and Doc.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!
Young, Female, Medium
 . Doc and Dena .
 . Doc and Dena .  . Doc and Dena .  . Doc and Dena .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Doc & Dena are a pair of Golden mixes from Baton Rouge, LA. The individual who relinquished this pair claims to have “found” them during the flooding back in August 2016. Why they kept the dogs for 7 months, we have no idea. We suspect their story may not be entirely true as they turned in 6 dogs at the same time, to the shelter. The dogs had all been kept in an outside pen and were all in horrid shape when they first arrived. In fact, 2-year-old Dena was in such terrible condition that the vets initially thought that she was a senior dog! Since coming to our rescue in early March, both Dena and Doc have been receiving a ton of TLC and are nearly ready to find their forever homes.Doc is estimated to be about 5 years old and weighs about 53 lbs.. He is shy and reserved when first meeting new people and needs time to gain trust in the humans caring for him. Despite that he was living in less-than-ideal conditions, there is something in his former life that he is missing terribly, be it a human or canine friend. When Doc goes to his forever home, we suspect that he will have a transitional period of settling in. His humans must be relaxed and patient, and need to give Doc the time he needs to adjust. Once a relationship based on trust, respect, and understanding is established, he will progress and unpack his baggage. What a beautiful thing that will be to experience!Estimated to be about 2 years old and weighing in at 44 lbs., Dena is adorable and sweet, and she is very bonded to Doc. When the pair initially came to SGRR, they spent some time in a foster home before beginning heartworm treatment, at our vet's office. The foster family shared that while both dogs were afraid to come inside at first, Dena quickly adjusted to being allowed to come in and up on the couch to cuddle! She would also follow the humans around as they moved from room to room.Doc & Dena are good with other dogs, spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccinations, and micro-chipped. They are finishing up their heart worm treatment and will be ready to travel north to their forever home in late June.If you are already approved to adopt through SGRR and would like a wonderfully sweet pair of companions, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Doc and Dena.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!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Drake .
 . Drake .  . Drake .  . Drake .
  • Flat-coated Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
I have an Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you!Drake is a BEAUTIFUL "black golden" boy who is estimated to be about 4 years-old. He was picked up as a stray in Mobile County, AL, and sadly no one came to claim this happy boy. But not to worry; it was Drake’s lucky day because he is now on his way to finding a forever home where he will be loved and cherished.Drake is good with other dogs and he is described as "sweet and playful." He greets our volunteers at the kennel with a happy tail wag. He loves to be petted, and with his sleek and lustrous black coat, you will never want to stop petting him. His photos do not do him justice – trust us when we say this boy is stunning! Drake's smile lights up the room and his presence will light up your life! He would be a delightful walking or jogging buddy, happy to start the day with an early morning jaunt to take in all the wonderful scents that dogs like to sniff. Drake was cat tested at the vet's office where he is being kenneled - the cats hissed at him and he backed up. We do feel that if the cat ran, Drake would give chase so a cat-free home would be best for his handsome fella.One of our volunteers in AL went to spend some time with Drake recently. She told us, "He is a big ole' puppy in the way he acts! He is VERY affectionate and soaks up attention. He is an incredibly pretty boy and his smile is amazing. He loves to be petted and is just a doll of a dog." Lisa went on to say, "Drake acts like a young, goofy Golden in black fur." He keeps his kennel clean and has a moderate energy level. Drake shows no signs of abuse in the past, and is trusting and loving. He got a B- on leash skills so that is one small area that could use some improvement. All-in-all, this is one AWESOME dog!Drake weighs in at 62 lbs and has been neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. He is under treatment for heartworm at one of our vet's office in AL and will be ready to come north around 5/20/17.If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Drake.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.Black "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 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
 . Hailey and Charlie .
 . Hailey and Charlie .  . Hailey and Charlie .  . Hailey and Charlie .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
4/23/17 Foster Update: Golden Hailey and Charlie the Lab are still waiting for their forever home! Their needs are so simple and they such good, good dogs! Their wish list has just three things—few steps into the house, someone home a good part of the day, and low-calorie cookies readily available. They do not need fencing, training, expensive medicine, or a running partner — just some love, good company and a nice routine. Charlie’s allergy-related cough is easily managed with a very low dose of prednisone ($13/month), and Hailey’s seasonal allergy is controlled with her grain-free food. Other than a joint supplement which is recommended for all seniors, neither takes any other medicine. These two have energy, love to play, enjoy car rides, love toys and people, and get along great with other dogs and cats. They will fit in nicely with other pets, or on their own. They are gentle, social and happy dogs. Background: Originally from Louisiana, Hailey and Charlie are a bonded pair of seniors who lived with their former family since they were 2 years old. After losing both of their human parents, they had nowhere to go when no one else in the family could take them in, as much as they loved them. We promised to keep Hailey and Charlie together because they have lost their people and their home, and we do not want them to lose each other as well. Both are 11 years old, and about 62-65 lbs. You can take a look at them in this video, along with their Frisbee carrying foster sister.Lab mix, Charlie, has taken off several pounds in his foster home with proper food and exercise. He has more energy, can now manage the stairs off the deck, and loves his walks around the 3-acre property. He is doing so well that he no longer needs arthritis medication! Charlie smiles now, and he will sit and give you his paw. He speaks with one bark at dinnertime, or to tell you he needs to go potty. He is a dear Labbie boy who loves his Golden sister, the resident Golden, and anyone who will pet him or give him a cookie.Hailey, a classic Golden, runs for a stuffed baby to welcome you. She loves to fetch, although retrieving is more fun than giving the ball back. She is the quietest of the pair, but after dinner she takes time to celebrate her full tummy by having a nice roll on her back in the kitchen! Hailey loves children, attention, and her stuffed toys. Hailey lets you know it is time to go out by giving you the Golden Paw.Hailey and Charlie are spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccinations, micro-chipped, and heartworm negative. This is a pair of easy keepers who will be wonderful companions in a quiet home where someone is around most of the day. They are being fostered in MA and are ready to meet their forever family!If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee at CandyVS2@aol.com to be considered to adopt Hailey and Charlie.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, 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 dogs
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
 . Joe Perry .
 . Joe Perry .  . Joe Perry .  . Joe Perry .
  • 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!Animal hoarding almost always comes from a true love and concern for the animals. Hoarders typically have every intention of caring for or adopting out the animals they take in. Yet the nature of their disease makes it difficult for them to let go or provide the necessary attention the pets need. And thus was the situation that sweet Joe Perry came from, where numerous animals were found in less than ideal circumstances, in an Alabama trailer park.Joe Joe was found hiding under one of the trailers in the park. He is just as sweet as sugar, with tender brown eyes that melt your heart. Joe Joe is estimated to be about 1.5-2 years old and we believe he is a Golden/Lab mix. This sweet boy was born with an abnormality to his right rear leg. He has been seen by an orthopedic veterinarian who does not feel surgery is warranted. Instead, a corrective cast had been put on Joe Perry's leg to help correct the defect. Since having this corrective cast, he has been putting more weight on his leg and there has been a huge improvement from the time that he first arrived at our rescue. A new cast will be put on his leg for a few weeks to help with the strengthening, and will then be removed, prior to JP's arrival in the northeast. While Joe Perry may never run the Boston Marathon, we are hopeful that he will enjoy some casual walks with his adopter.Joe Joe has been staying in a loving foster home in AL. His foster mom gushes when she talks about him. "I can tell you that he is absolutely one of the SWEETEST dogs ever, especially considering the situation he came from! He has bonded easily with me, but totally loves my 20 year old daughter and gets so excited when she comes to visit. He tolerates my 16 month old granddaughter pretty well; he will just look or move away from her if she bothers him. He is easily startled, but will simply leave the room to get somewhere quiet. He does NOT like to be isolated though. I tried to keep him in my laundry room but he would not have it and then my bedroom with no better luck. But as long as he has free roam of the house he is good. He is great with his potty habits and has had no accidents in the house. He plays with toys a bit, more and more as time passes. He doesn't mind my cat, although my cat doesn't run from dogs so he would do fine with a dog-savvy cat. I have 5 dogs of my own and he does well with them too. He is such a sweetheart. It's going to be hard to let him go. He is going make a great companion for someone very special!"Joe Perry enjoys riding in the car and gets a B+ on his leash walking. He weighs in at about 65 lbs, has been neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. He is under treatment for heartworm and will be coming north in mid June. We hope to have an adopting family ready to welcome Joe Perry with open arms!Joe Joe has the courage of a true survivor. He will not let his handicap keep him from being the spirited dog he is deep inside. He is truly a wonderful dog and is filled with love and affection that just radiates from his very being. We know that JP's adopter is out there and that person is just as special as Joe Joe is! If your home can offer this boy a little extra TLC, apply today and let Joe Joe’s spirit fill your world!If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt this sweet fella with the soulful eyes.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!
Young, Male, Large
 . Kennedy .
 . Kennedy .  . Kennedy .  . Kennedy .
  • 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!Sweet Kennedy was found roaming around in Elmore County, AL. Try as they might, the local shelter could not find his owners - so this little cherub is now in need of a loving home. Kennedy is a Golden mix and is guesstimated to be between 1-2 years old. He weighs about 50 pounds and has a beautiful, fluffy, champagne-colored coat. He has a personality that sparkles and shines and a smile that lights up a room!Kennedy is very friendly to all of the humans he meets and loves other dogs too. He has no known history with cats though. Kennedy is a vocal fellow and will let you know if he wants to go outside or if he wants a cookie. He takes treats very gently and is an all 'round nice boy! When he goes out to the play yard at the vet's office, Kennedy looks all around, as though he is looking for his previous humans. Once he settles into his new home, this bundle of fluff will bond very nicely with his adopters. Kennedy has been neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, is heartworm negative, and micro-chipped. He will be traveling north to be directly adopted on 5/27/17.If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Kennedy.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!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Lady .
 . Lady .  . Lady .  . Lady .
  • Flat-coated Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Through no fault of her own, this three-year-old black beauty found herself in a scary place - a high kill shelter in St Landry's Parish, in Louisiana, along with her three 5-month-old puppies (taken in by another rescue). Being black in coloring, the color least adopted, Lady's life was in danger. We will never know where this gentle girl spent the first years of her life, but it is apparent that she was once someone’s pet and we can't help but wonder… When Lady was lost, where was her family and why was there no one frantically searching for their beloved pal? She is the most loving girl you will ever meet, and the most wonderful thing about Lady is her heart and spirit.Lady has had her spa day and is feeling oh-so-pretty! She charms everyone she meets! Lady will sit for a treat, she shakes hands, and rolls over for a belly rub. She has a great temperament and has never met a stranger. Lady will greet you with a look that seems to say "Hi, I’m Lady – SO nice to meet you!" This is a young girl, with an energy level appropriate for a dog her age. She will need an adopter who can provide her with adequate exercise, activities, and companionship. In return, Lady will give you her unconditional love, 24/7, 365!Lady is good with other dogs, would enjoy playing with older children, but has no known history with cats. She has been brought up-to-date on vaccinations, is micro-chipped, spayed, and is now undergoing heartworm treatment. If you have it in your heart to give a gorgeous girl a loving and forever home, please consider Lady. She will be ready to travel north in mid-June to be adopted.If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt lovely Lady.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!Black "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! 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, Female, Large
 . Leia .
 . Leia .  . Leia .  . Leia .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
I have an Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you!5/9/17 Foster Update: Leia is doing so well! Her surgery is now behind her. The cyst on her leg and her mammary tumors have been removed, she was spayed, and had her teeth checked. All reports are good! Leia visited her foster grandparents over the weekend, where she loves playing in the backyard. She loves the car ride to her foster grandparents as well. Leia has wonderful house manners. She is a good girl on a leash and does not pull. She has shown she does not care for other dogs to approach too closely. Thus, SGRR hopes to help Leia feel more comfortable near other dogs and will be using a trainer. While her fosters would love to adopt her, they know that city life can be stressful and that Leia will be happiest in a quieter home with her own yard and a quiet neighborhood for walks. Leia's Story: Leia is a sweet 43-lb. treasure, estimated to be 8-9 years old. We believe Leia to be a Golden mixed with everything nice. She was brought to the Bridgeport, CT, animal shelter as a stray and remained there for several weeks when dog adoptions are less active. Leia began to exhibit signs of kennel stress, yet she became attached to one of the Animal Control officers who posted a plea on Leia’s behalf. When SGRR learned of Leia’s plight we knew she deserved a chance at a good home. Leia is now in a Sunshine foster home. In less than a week her anxieties from kennel life have quickly fallen away as she relaxes. We are learning what a smart and good girl she is.It is obvious that Leia was someone’s beloved dog. She knows commands sit, stay, and come. She walks well on a leash and is well mannered in the house. Her foster mom reports, “Leia is a joy. She has had no accidents in the house. When we left her alone for a couple hours, we returned to find her sleeping on her bed, which she loves. She gets excited when she sees her dinner bowl and does loop-de-loops! We ask her to sit, which she does, and then she eats her food slowly. She also takes treats gently. Leia loves affection and has started to lean in to us when she is petted and rolls over for belly rubs. She has a nice energy level and loves going out for walks, usually 2-3 miles each day.”Leia greets people in a friendly way and enjoys attention from anyone she meets. On the drive to her foster home she gave our volunteer driver kisses at every stop light! She likes her dog-walker friend, Danny, and loves her foster dad, who calls her, “The Red Panda!” She visits her fosters’ parents and had a great outing, enjoying their fenced yard and meeting new people. It was a great day for Leia, and you can see from her pictures what a happy dog she is. Take a look at Leia’s beautiful coat, which is shiny, full and gorgeous.We were told by the Animal Shelter that Leia is not friendly toward other dogs. We have been cautious about Leia’s interaction with dogs. When she sees other dogs while out on her walks, she barks and wags her tail, but becomes less friendly if they approach. We feel that Leia will be happiest as an only dog in her home. She has shown us she is so happy and good having her people to herself and we believe she deserves to be someone’s special dog.Leia is vaccinated, micro-chipped, and has had a senior wellness checkup. She does not require any medications and has no mobility problems. Leia will have surgery to remove some small mammary gland tumors as well as a small cyst on her leg that is benign, and she will be spayed. Leia is living in NYC and would be happy to meet you!If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee at CandyVS2@aol.com to be considered to adopt Leia.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
 . Lola Courtesy Posting .
 . Lola Courtesy Posting .  . Lola Courtesy Posting .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Courtesy PostingLola is a stunning 1 year old, Shepherd mix who weighs about 63lbs. She is dog friendly, walks well on a leash, loves car rides, is crate trained, and potty trained. She loves attention and has lots of love to give. She is extremely sweet-natured!Lola is heartworm negative and on a preventive. She is up to date on vaccines, and will be spayed prior to adoption. Lola is in AL and transport north will be arranged for her. Please e-mail Melissa to find out more about sweet Lola. Thank you!melissavinson12@gmail.comLola is a Courtesy Posting and not an SGRR dog.
Young, Female, Large
 . Mary Jane .
 . Mary Jane .  . Mary Jane .  . Mary Jane .
  • 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!5/3/17 Update: Mary Jane ’s neck injury is all forgotten by this sweet girl as she has recovered and her fur is growing in nicely. She went on a car ride with our volunteer yesterday. She jumped right in and rode like a princess, settling down and eventually falling asleep, relaxed in the back. Mary Jane is very affectionate and adores people. Being food motivated, we believe she will enjoy obedience training. She is a smart dog who wants to learn and please her humans. She now walks quite nicely on a leash and smiles often. Someone is going to be very lucky to adopt this pretty girl and help her blossom.Her Story: When we first learned of Mary Jane, she was in a rural LA shelter being treated for terrible neck wounds. No one could determine with certainty how she had been injured so badly. Mary Jane was not about to let her circumstances get her down and, with courage and spirit, she began her recovery with an AL vet. She is recovering nicely, her fur is growing in over her injured neck, and we have found her to be a lovely, affectionate dog who will blossom into a loving companion.Mary Jane is a 7-8 year old female Labrador Retriever who is beautiful and almost always has a smile on her face. She is a classic Lab with her gorgeous cream coat and gold ears, as well as her body structure, stance, and social personality. She has behaved well at the vet clinic when out in the yard, not barking or showing negative behavior toward other dogs. She loves to play with squeaky toys and has a good amount of energy. Her favorite toy is a ball with holes in it that has treats stuffed inside. Oh, and now that she has discovered treats, they are a favorite of hers, and she takes them gently. Mary Jane is a bit of a diamond in the rough who is just beginning to learn a dog’s life can be good. She deserves someone who will take time to teach her basic obedience and leash skills, and she will love a good amount of daily exercise. She loves attention and wants so much to learn and to please her humans. If you would like a walking partner who will turn heads, she is your girl!! This happy, social girl will be an amazing dog for someone who will help her grow to her full potential.Mary Jane is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, and micro-chipped. At 65 lbs. she is a little on the thin side. Mary Jane is completing heartworm treatment and will be ready for her forever home the first of June. Don’t miss out on this pretty girl with the cream coat and joyous personality!If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee at CandyVS2@aol.com to be considered to adopt sweet Mary Jane.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, Large
 . Mikey .
 . Mikey .  . Mikey .  . Mikey .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
I have an an Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you!Mikey is a gorgeous 5 year-old purebred male Golden whose former family had decided they no longer wanted him and were in the process of moving. They attempted to re-home Mikey themselves and posted Mikey on Facebook for $50. Fortunately, the initial placement fell through and our rescue was contacted to help "rescue" Mikey.Because one of the other dogs in the home did not like Mikey, this fella was relegated to living most of his time outside, unless the weather was especially awful. This is no way for a dog to live but now Mikey has an Adoption Pending and he is going to be living as a treasured companion should live!This chunky monkey arrived to our rescue already neutered, but weighing 130 pounds and heartworm positive. He is now on a metabolic formula food to help start his weight loss campaign and has began his heartworm treatment. Mikey is keeping his kennel clean and is not tearing up any of his bedding or toys, a good sign that this boy is house-broken. He has lived with other dogs, cats, and with children as well. This is an all 'round NICE boy!Mikey has been brought up-to-date on his vaccinations and is now micro-chipped. He will be arriving to his family in the northeast in late April. Mikey has his forever family but hopes you will consider one of our other wonderful dogs who are available for adoption!Please 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!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Reggie .
 . Reggie .  . Reggie .  . Reggie .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
5/22/17 Update from Reggie's Vet: I Just wanted to give you an update on Reggie. He is doing well; taking the meds well at home and here when he boards with us in pill pocket "sandwiches." Today when I checked him there is no discharge (pus) in the ear and the ear canal is no longer red inside, for the most part. I also didn't see any bacteria on the slide from the ear. The flap above, which had a yeast infection when I first saw him, is staying clean without any treatment from me now. I think the growth there is shrinking now that the area is no longer infected.The ear canal is nice and open the outer half (about 1 cm in), but deeper in there is still swelling. It's basically still swollen shut, which will trap the infection and either make it likely to come back or not allow the existing infection to completely resolve. The steroid in the ear suppository and the oral steroid he is getting is helping to open that up. It looks better each time I look at it and we are just shy of 4 weeks into the treatment. I am pleased with the progress so far!Reggie's Story: Reggie, or “Red” as he is affectionately known, came to our rescue after having a chronic ear infection for over a year. His former owners cared lovingly for this 4 year-old purebred boy and had a surgical procedure done on his ear to help with drainage. Unfortunately, Reggie came down with a MRCA infection in the same ear a few weeks after the surgery, requiring an additional procedure. Because the continuing comprehensive care that Reggie needed became too taxing on his elderly owners, the family felt it best for Reggie to find a new home. With the infection now behind him, Reggie has been staying with a skilled behaviorist in CT where they have worked to desensitize Reggie’s reactive behavior toward having his ear touched. As can be seen in this video, wonderful progress has been made and "Red" is nearly ready to head to his forever home.Reggie's former family shared such superb details with us, "Reggie gets very excited when anyone comes into the house as he loves people. Sometimes when people first come in, he jumps up, but only enough to get his feet off the floor slightly; he does not jump on people. He loves attention, always loved being scratched, and he loved to sit on my father’s lap like a big lap dog! Reggie is crate trained, trust-worthy in the house, and he likes car rides. He does not have much experience on a leash and got most of his exercise in the fenced in yard where he loved fetching tennis balls. Reggie has been with other family dogs in his house. He does fine with them inside and especially loves to run with them in the yard. He enjoys spending time outside in the nice weather and would love to be part of his adopters' daily routine. Reggie knows the commands, “sit,” “down,” “stay,” and “paw.” We have never seen any food issues at all – although my parents spoiled him with table food, so he is a bit of a picky eater. He doesn't like thunder, of course, but I haven't seen anything else bother him. He loves stuffed toys and carries them around like babies!”Reggie is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and is heartworm negative. Reggie is reported to be good with children. However, because of the sensitivity related to his ear, our rescue will only place him in a home with children over the age of 12. Additionally, his adopter will need to be mindful not to put Reggie in compromising situations.If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt handsome Reggie.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!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Stella .
 . Stella .  . Stella .  . Stella .
  • Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
5/23/17 Update from Stella's Foster Dad: She is very happy now and loves to roll around on the grass outside. She is extremely friendly and always wants to please. I think after anyone meets Stella, they will see how kind and gentle she is. Stella shows no signs of aggression related to food. In fact, she looks to me for permission before eating. The only time she growls is when she hears another dog bark or initially sees another dog. She is finding a nice balance between sleeping and coming around to say high to me and getting a little attention. In addition, she really listens well!Note: Sweet Stella's placement is on medical hold as we learn more about an injury to her rear left leg. We hope you will follow Stella's story which we will update with details as they become available.Stella's Story: Back in 2014 this sweet girl was picked up as a stray in Baldwin County, AL. We knew she had to have been someone’s dog for those 4-5 years of her life, but as often occurs, no one claimed this good-natured gal. Kylee was adopted by a family in the northeast and was renamed Stella. She has lived happily with them ever since. However, circumstances beyond our control have developed and this lovely lady is now in need of an adult-only retirement home. Stella is a stunning Golden/Lab mix who weighs about 69 lbs and is now estimated to be about 7-8 years old. Her coat is a deep, rich, golden color and has a feel that is plusher than that of a Lab’s coat. She has a bushy Golden-style tail that wags and wags; she is happy to simply be part of her human's day!Her family shares, "There is nothing Stella loves more than to be loved. She could snuggle all day if you didn't have anything to do! She has the sweetest disposition. Stella doesn't bark or chew. She is happy just to be near you on her bed. She is completely housebroken and can go a very long time without having to go potty. She has eyes that will melt your heart. Stella, like a lot of dogs, is afraid of thunder but if you hold her tight, she will be calm. She loves to go for walks with you, but doesn't require a lot of exercise. She can be lazy but in the cutest way! She LOVES riding in the car. She is fine with cats, but doesn't have a lot of interaction with other dogs. Honestly, Stella just wants to be loved and she will be happy in your home."Stella tested only trace positive for heartworm in 2014, but was treated to ensure she was parasite-free. This pretty lady is being fostered in CT and will be brought up-to-date on all her vaccinations. She is spayed and micro-chipped. All she needs it a place to lay her head (like on your lap!) and to know that she is loved and adored. She promises to give thanks every day to whomever adopts her!If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Stella.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, Large
 . Valerie .
 . Valerie .  . Valerie .  . Valerie .
  • 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!Valerie was spotted in a cemetery in Rayne, LA, in early March. She was with a Border Collie companion and it was obvious both had been abandoned there, no longer wanted. Valerie and her friend were taken to a local shelter, and both were taken in by rescues. We were the lucky rescue who took in beautiful Valerie!!Valerie is a female Golden mix estimated to be 7 years old, weighing 45 lbs and slightly underweight. How anyone could have abandoned a dog as nice as Valerie is astounding. She is as sweet inside as she is beautiful outside, with amber eyes that are almost green. While staying at a vet clinic the staff fell in love with her. She is a happy dog who wags her tail often, loves attention and is a well-behaved lady. She does not jump up or tear up anything, and she is house trained. She is not a chow hound and doesn’t always clean her bowl, but she did get tempted by some food left on the counter at her foster’s home! Valerie walks nicely on a leash and she gets along fine with other dogs. She likes to be scratched and lays back in your lap for petting. In classic Golden fashion, Valerie sticks close to her humans.It is obvious Valerie was neglected in her former life as she had worms, fleas and bad skin with skimpy fur on her tail from flea allergies, and of course she tested positive for heartworm. It was determined that Valerie should complete her heartworm treatment before she can be spayed, and so her spay surgery must wait. Sunshine will cover the cost of her spay should she find her forever home before that occurs. She has been brought up to date on her vaccinations and micro-chipped. Valerie has just started heartworm treatment and will be ready to travel around June 1. She will bring so much happiness to your home!If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee at CandyVS2@aol.com to be considered to adopt Valerie.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
 . Zorro - Courtesy Posting .
 . Zorro - Courtesy Posting .  . Zorro - Courtesy Posting .  . Zorro - Courtesy Posting .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Courtesy PostingZorro, a handsome and mature 9-10 year old black Labrador Retriever, originally came into the Town of North Hempstead NY Animal Shelter as a stray in October of 2015. When Zorro first came in, he had a slew of infections, including severe chronic issues with his skin and ears that had been left untreated. After fixing up this poor guy, including surgery, he was adopted out to a great home in February of 2016. Unfortunately, his new owner has fallen ill and can sadly no longer care for him. Zorro is independent in nature, housebroken, and is very energetic for his age. He loves to go for long walks- including romps in the snow! Zorro needs continued maintenance for his ear condition, and would do best in a home with no other animals.Zorro is up-to-date on his vaccines, neutered, heartworm negative, micro-chipped, and ready to meet you!! If you are interested in this handsome boy, please contact Genna Tudda at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter, 516-869-6311. Thank you!Zorro is a Courtesy Posting and not an SGRR dog.
Senior, Male, Large
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