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

 . Austin .
 . Austin .  . Austin .  . Austin .  . Austin .  . Austin .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
I have an Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you! Meet Austin - a magnificent-looking Black Lab who is estimated to be between 1 & 2 years old. He is very submissive and is a little shy upon meeting new people, but he warms up quickly and soaks up affection. He is good with other dogs but has no history with cats. We don't think Austin has had much experience with leashed walks, but he will soon learn that the leash is a signal for FUN and that walks are exciting! Austin has so much potential and simply needs an adopter who will bring out the best in him. Austin is a healthy boy who weighs about 65 lbs and is heartworm negative. He has been neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. Now, all he needs is a place to lay his handsome head... He will be ready to come north for adoption on 5/19/18. Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun. If you would like to be part of Austin's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Austin. If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.html Please DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.com Thank 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
 . Becca .
 . Becca .  . Becca .  . Becca .  . Becca .  . Becca .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Becca is an adorable 4-5 month old puppy who was left outside when no one was home and got out of her yard. She wound up being picked up by animal control right in front of the house where she lived. Her owners were contacted and were advised that she was at the shelter waiting for them, but they never picked her up. With the overcrowded shelter deeming her "unwanted," Becca's euthanasia was scheduled for the next day. How sad that a pup's life that had hardly begun, was going to end so quickly. When our lead volunteer in AL heard of Becca's story, she sprung into action and saved Becca's life! Becca is in a loving foster home in AL that she shares with both canine and feline siblings. She gets along well with the dogs and cats in the home and is just a joy to be around. She is learning all about being a treasured companion while she gets brought up-to-date on vaccinations, is spayed, and micro-chipped. She will be ready to travel north to meet her forever family in mid June. Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun. If you are home most of the time and would like to be part of Becca's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Becca. If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.html Please DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.com Thank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required to complete our online application and participate in our pre-adoption review process. The process includes the completion of an online application, a reference from the applicants' vet, a phone interview, and a visit to the applicants' home. The application process helps us determine what type of Golden would be best suited for the applicants' life style. In some cases, the specific dog you are interested in may have found a home before this process is complete or further assessment may indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready. The information provided on each dog is based on the observations of our vets, volunteers, fosters, and when available, trainers. While we do our best to report any and all issues, SGRR does not make any guarantees as to the health or temperament of any dog. Dogs evolve differently in different environments and we cannot predict with any certainty how the dog you adopt will behave and adapt in your home. SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750 **Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement. A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided. Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR dog, SGRR must be notified so that we can take the dog back into rescue and place it into another home. We reserve the right to remove a dog at any time should we find the adopter is no longer providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed. Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog. Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue. THANK YOU!
Baby, Female, Large
 . Bobs .
 . Bobs .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Introducing “Bobs,” a sweet unassuming 10-year old Lab who lived in AL with his family all of his life. His human Dad passed away, and his human Mom has decided that caring for Bobs is lots of trouble. When asked what kind of trouble, she told his rescuer, “I have to feed him, I have to walk him, he’s always nearby, he’s just trouble.” Look at his face, does he look like trouble? We will find a kind family for Bobs who will appreciate his gentle ways and enjoy giving him a loving home in his senior years. Bobs received good care while his Dad was alive. Bobs is neutered, heartworm negative, and received flea and tick preventative regularly. He is currently at one of our vet clinics in AL where he is being treated for double ear infections. He has a growth on the back of his left rear leg which will be removed and tested. Once he has recovered from that surgery, he will be ready to travel north in early June to his forever home. Bobs is good with other dogs but doesn’t need to play actively with them. He is a low energy, sweetheart of a dog who is happiest being near his people. We are still learning about him but don’t wait to ask if you would like to consider giving Bobs a home. He won’t make a good jogging partner, but he will be a wonderful companion to someone who enjoys the company of a senior dog. Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun. If you would like to be part of Bobs' rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee at CandyVS2@aol.com to be considered to adopt Bobs. If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.html Please DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.com Thank 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 .  . Champ .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
I have an Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you! 4/30/18 Update: Champ came into Sunshine’s care after spending all his 13 years in a run in a back yard. He has now had extensive vet care and has enjoyed every day since leaving that back yard. He has never met a living being he did not enjoy, loving all people and other dogs. He is happy and loving, and all you could ask for in a Golden. After donations from many generous people and kind families offering to adopt him, he is now adoption pending. Selecting Champ’s forever family was difficult at best because so many wonderful families reached out to give him a home, and some of those offers still stand if they are needed! We thank each and every person from the bottom of our hearts. Champ will be living with a repeat Sunshine adopter who has much experience with senior dogs. He will be spoiled and loved. Champ is expected to complete his heartworm treatment in late June, and then he will be moving north to become a Portland, Maine Golden. Champ's Story: Champ has lived all of his 13 years in a pen in a rural AL back yard, with only an igloo for shelter. He was never allowed inside his owner’s house. A cousin visiting his owner insisted Champ be relinquished, and our rescue was called. When our volunteer, Lisa, met Champ, who is a handsome purebred Golden, she could not get him out of his pen and on the road fast enough. In the car he kept his head on the center console, and whenever Lisa stopped petting his head, he gave her the “Golden nudge” to continue. Arriving at one of our vet’s clinics, Champ gave his paw to people he met and when he saw another dog, his tail wagged like a whirlybird! He seems to think he is at the Ritz, with a soft bed, green grass under his feet in place of the dirt he lived on, three good meals each day, and lots of attention. Oh, the attention! He had a spa day to wash away the dirt from his old life and you can see in his smile how much he enjoyed his bath. He is happy and likes to play, and he leans on you when he is touched. To meet this lovely, affectionate Golden with his thick gold coat, is to fall in love from the get-go. Champ has medical hurdles before he is ready for his new forever home and is not yet adoptable. When you touch him you can feel his ribs and spine, as he is painfully thin at 63 lbs. He is being treated for double ear infections. He has an eye condition resulting from years outside and will always need eye drops. His hips are arthritic and he will remain on arthritis meds. Of course he tested positive for heartworm. Our goal is to help him gain weight and begin his heartworm treatment in a month, followed by two months to complete his treatment. Heartworm treatment is tough on any dog, and Champ is an old boy so it is risky, but we will do all we can for him. The good news is that Champ’s bloodwork is normal! He will be moving to a foster home to be pampered while he completes his medical treatment. He will be neutered, complete his vaccinations, and be micro-chipped. All of this is expensive. If Champ touches your heart and you would like to help by sponsoring him, any donation toward his medical bills would be so appreciated. You can use the Paypal option from our website noting your donation is for Champ, or mail a check to: SGRR, PO Box 247 Port Washington, NY 11050. We will list you as a sponsor of Champ and we thank you in advance for your support! We cannot change Champ’s past life of neglect, but we can give him love and good care now, with a goal of finding him a kind and loving family. We will post updates on Champ as he continues his journey. Thank you for reading about this sweet senior. They don’t come any better than Champ. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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
 . Christmas - Courtesy Posting .
 . Christmas - Courtesy Posting .  . Christmas - Courtesy Posting .  . Christmas - Courtesy Posting .  . Christmas - Courtesy Posting .
  • Boxer
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Courtesy Posting Up for Adoption!! This is Christmas, a Boxer mix estimated to be around 6 years old. She came to us at Christmas-time, neglected, with bad skin, and malnourished. We confirmed she has Demodex and she is being treated with Nexgard, once a month. She will need to stay on this medication for the rest of her life. Christmas is a very sweet and loving dog. She loves people, but will chase a cat. As far as other dogs, she seems to do fine. There is an adoption fee for Christmas and transport can be arranged. If you are interested in knowing more about Christmas, please call our office, Village Veterinary Hospital 251-626-3975 or text me, Cassie, at: 251-359-7237 Thank you! Christmas is a Courtesy Posting and not an SGRR dog.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Georgia .
 . Georgia .  . Georgia .  . Georgia .  . Georgia .  . Georgia .  . Georgia .
  • Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
I have a FWITA Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you! 5/3/18 Update: "Well, here I am friends! I am back at the nice vet's office for my health exam and soon I will be spayed. I have gained 13 pounds and my coat is looking so good now! In fact, I look so different from the dog that first arrived here that vet tech, Bonnie, didn't even realize I was the same dog who left a few weeks ago for a foster home; that is until I gave her a big kiss and we looked into each other's eyes! I was so happy to see all of my friends again and greeted everyone with glee - but, what I am most looking forward to is a forever home and family to call my own. I promise I will love you to the moon and back!" 4/30/18 Update: ALMOST READY TO BE ADOPTED! Georgia has come along in leaps and bounds and is nearly ready to be adopted! She goes back to the vet's office tomorrow for a check-up. We hope she can be spayed soon and then she will be ready to "go home! Georgia's foster mom shared some exciting news over the weekend - Georgia's happy spirit is truly emerging and this girl is feeling GOOD! "A first…she was ripping around the yard this AM and playing with me. She was doing the run where they tuck their butts under and try to get traction. Plus, when I would pretend to chase her , she would take off. Something she would not do before. Next, throwing the ball. She wants no part of that. She runs from where the ball lands! LOL" It's not too soon to inquire about adopting this adorable and loving peach of a dog! Georgia is certain to add happiness to your life! Georgia is good with other dogs, heartworm negative, up-to-date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. She will be spayed prior to adoption and we anticipate Georgia will arrive in the northeast to be adopted directly on 5/12/18. Georgia's Story: In mid-March, Lisa, our lead volunteer in AL, received a concerned plea from a Good Samaritan asking for help with a dog she had seen roaming as a stray. The kind woman was finally able to corral this dog who was in horrific shape and in desperate need of veterinary care. This girl was severely underweight and was suffering from a dreadful skin condition. This sweet baby had to be in such terrible pain from such tender skin – yet, her tail wagged happily as we took her into our rescue and named her Georgia. When she first arrived, Georgia needed to stay in the animal hospital for many weeks where she underwent some tests, was given good nutrition, various medications, and daily medicated baths. She could hardly walk because her feet hurt so badly. We had to wrap her in blankets for the first week just to pick her up because she would whimper in pain. Yet Georgia craved human affection and would crawl up onto the lap of her favorite vet techs. Initially, her skin was so raw that she left spots of blood on the vet tech’s scrubs, simply from sitting on her lap. She was so malnourished, was very weak, her skin itched horribly, and yet she still amazed everyone with her friendly demeanor and a wagging tail! Because Georgia was so emaciated, her body hardly had the ability to combat this condition. But as she gained weight with a healthy diet and had her medicated baths, Georgia started to turn the corner and her skin began to improve and her fur started growing back in! But, as fate would have it, we hit a bit of a setback when Georgia went into heat. Reproductive hormones in female dogs in their heat cycle (or in pregnant dogs) can cause worsening of the demodex mites and make it more difficult to control them. This little girl is a trooper though and her gentle spirit shines though as she gets over this little bump in the road. The vet staff caring for Georgia shared, "In the time Georgia has been with us, she has become more comfortable and in less pain. Her inner happiness is coming out and she has bursts of energy where she wants to run, jump, and play! We cannot let her play with other dogs because of her skin condition, but when she sees them on the other side of the fenced play yard, she runs back and forth happily, and goes into her play bow pose. When one of the very timid dogs was nearby, she took a special liking to him and sensed his need for a gentle companion. This is a very sensitive soul." Now in a loving foster home, four-year-old Georgia is learning about inside living and being treated as a loving companion. Foster mom, Cheryl, shares, “Georgia is fascinated with the TV, especially when there are animals making sounds on the program. She has had no accidents in the house, is good on the leash, and has a hardy appetite. She is becoming very beautiful. She has soft fur, and from her chin down, her fur is soft and white. And she is much more confident in the 10 days she has been here. This morning she even got up on my lap without me inviting her!” Treating demodex mange is a long and costly process. Boarding at the vet’s office for over a month and frequent medicated baths are only part of the costs. Skin scrapings should be performed regularly until two negative skin scrapings are obtained, one month apart. Then, treatment should continue for four weeks after the second negative skin scraping. As you can see, we still have a way to go - but you can view the progress Georgia has made in the slide show. If Georgia had not been rescued by the Good Samaritan and then given to our rescue, it is doubtful she would have survived. If you would like to sponsor Georgia, we would be happy to note you as one of her rescue angels. You can use the Paypal option from our website, noting your donation is for Georgia, or mail a check to: SGRR, PO Box 247 Port Washington, NY 11050. Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun. If you would like to be part of Georgia's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Georgia. If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.html Please DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.com Thank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required to complete our online application and participate in our pre-adoption review process. The process includes the completion of an online application, a reference from the applicants' vet, a phone interview, and a visit to the applicants' home. The application process helps us determine what type of Golden would be best suited for the applicants' life style. In some cases, the specific dog you are interested in may have found a home before this process is complete or further assessment may indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready. The information provided on each dog is based on the observations of our vets, volunteers, fosters, and when available, trainers. While we do our best to report any and all issues, SGRR does not make any guarantees as to the health or temperament of any dog. Dogs evolve differently in different environments and we cannot predict with any certainty how the dog you adopt will behave and adapt in your home. SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750 **Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement. A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided. Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR dog, SGRR must be notified so that we can take the dog back into rescue and place it into another home. We reserve the right to remove a dog at any time should we find the adopter is no longer providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed. Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog. Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue. THANK YOU!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Gibbs and Riley .
 . Gibbs and Riley .  . Gibbs and Riley .  . Gibbs and Riley .  . Gibbs and Riley .  . Gibbs and Riley .  . Gibbs and Riley .
  • Golden Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
We have an Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you! Meet Gibbs & Riley…a pair of purebred Golden Retrievers who have come to Sunshine from a very loving owner. Gibbs and Riley find themselves in need of a new home through no fault of their own; their owner has recently become widowed, will be moving, and can no longer care for them on her own. Currently 6 years old, Gibbs and Riley were purchased from the same litter when they were just 6 weeks old. Gibbs and Riley are not only brothers, they are also very bonded to each other. They have never known a life without each other and are as close as two peas in a pod. They are big boys with Gibbs being slightly larger at 105 pounds, while Riley is the ‘runt’ at 95 pounds. Both boys look startlingly alike and have a reddish blond coat that will be stunning after a spa session. Gibbs’ coat is a bit darker than Riley’s and Riley has very small patches of light blonde fur around his eyes. Their owner told us, “They are so very loving to people and to other dogs. They have never met a stranger. Riley enjoys swimming, but Gibbs does not. They both enjoy playing fetch and are very easy going. They will vie for attention when new company arrives, in typical Golden fashion, but both settle down after they get over their initial excitement.” They are house trained and get along with other dogs – big, little, old, and young, although Gibbs does like to show that he’s the boss around other males. The boys see young children regularly and adore them. They have been around cats and show very little interest in them. Gibbs and Riley love to talk to you and, Gibbs, the leader of the two, is the more vocal one. Although they both sit on command, it does not appear as though they have had much training or guidance and we suspect that Gibbs and Riley have not had regular exercise. Having only ever been on a leash to walk to the car for rides to the vet, they both need a little help with their leash skills. Neither one appears to know what to do on leash, and, because of that, they pull a little. Gibbs is better on the leash than Riley. When our volunteers tested each dog on their leash skills, the funniest thing happened - Gibbs wanted to help walk Riley! Each time it was Riley’s turn to walk, Gibbs took the leash in his mouth and proceeded to walk his brother. They are a sweet and comical pair! Gibbs & Riley are up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, heart-worm negative, and micro-chipped. If you are looking to fall in love not once, but twice and would like a wonderfully sweet pair of companions, Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun. If you would like to be part of Gibbs and Riley's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Gibbs and Riley. If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.html Please DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.com Thank 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
 . Hallie - Courtesy Posting .
 . Hallie - Courtesy Posting .  . Hallie - Courtesy Posting .  . Hallie - Courtesy Posting .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
Courtesy Posting Hallie is a sweet, lovable senior Lab mix, around 8-9 years old. She's a little girl, around 55 lbs. She needs a securely fenced yard (otherwise apt to go off exploring on her own) and an adopter who won't need to leave her alone for long stretches of time - she thrives on human affection. She would prefer to be an only dog because she likes her humans all to herself.. She is super lovable, great with kids (but no small toddlers, please), and loves walks and car rides! Cats are an unknown - she has not been tested with them. Hallie is being fostered in southeastern MA. If you are interested in adopting Hallie, please apply with Southern Roots Rescue and ask for me, Hallie! http://southernrootsrescue.org/ Thank You! Hallie is a Courtesy Posting and not an SGRR dog.
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Heather - Courtesy Posting .
 . Heather - Courtesy Posting .  . Heather - Courtesy Posting .  . Heather - Courtesy Posting .  . Heather - Courtesy Posting .  . Heather - Courtesy Posting .
  • German Shepherd Dog, Chow Chow
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Courtesy Posting Heather, a stunning Shepherd/Chow mix, was found as a stray and brought to the Cumberland County shelter in NJ. Surprisingly, she went unclaimed. She is a sweetheart of a girl who just loves people and would love to have a family to call her own. She can be a bit unsure of people at first, but she quickly warms up. She is very well mannered and LOVES belly rubs! She has plush golden-colored fur with a contrasting black designer-style headband on the top of her head and on her ears. Oh, and look at that big bushy plume of a tail! Just gorgeous! Heather is dog selective, but with the right dog and a proper greeting, she can be okay. While at the shelter, she had several meet and greets with other dogs. She was introduced to a male pit-mix and she was fine with him. The shelter staff also tested her with cats and she wasn't sure what to make of them at first. Mr. Kitty got in a good swipe and she quickly gave him a wide berth. So with proper supervision and introductions, she may be able to co-habitate with cats as well. Heather is up-to-date on her shots and will be spayed. For more information about German Shepherd Rescue of New Jersey's adoption policies and to access the online application, please read and review our Adoption Process at: http://www.gsrnj.org/adoption-process.html Thank you! Heather is a Courtesy Posting and is not an SGRR dog.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Joy .
 . Joy .  . Joy .  . Joy .  . Joy .  . Joy .  . Joy .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
We cannot help but smile when we encounter this sweet little Labby girl. Her personality just fills the heart with joy, and thusly, she was named. Joy was picked up as a stray in Mobile, AL in late April. She is about 3 years old and was clearly someone's pet as she loves being inside and wants to go right back in as soon as she is done doing her business. Don't tell Joy that we said this, but she is a bit on the chubby side at 50 lbs and we suspect her former owner was over-feeding her with too many goodies. Joy is good with other dogs but has no history with cats. Joy does not seem to be overly familiar with leash walking but will learn that the leash means she's going for a walk and that walks are FUN! Joy is an adorable, sweet, and submissive munchkin of a Lab mix. She truly looks just like a Lab, but with short legs. Lisa, our lead southern volunteer, shared that Joy's fur is so incredibly soft and feels like the fur of a bunny rabbit. It is wonderfully plush and such a delicious creamy color. And when Joy smiles, the whole room lights up and everyone smiles with her. Joy has some atrophy in her rear leg from what may be an old injury or a possible congenital malformation. She will be seeing a specialist this week who will let us know if Joy needs to have a procedure to correct this or if it is something that will just be part of who she is. She has no problem running or walking on her 3 good legs and will put some weight on the "lucky leg" for balance. If you are looking for a sweet companion who thrives on attention, then look no further - you have found JOY! Joy is heartworm negative, up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and micro-chipped. She will arrive in the northeast at a foster home on 5/12/18. Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun. If you would like to be part of Joy's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Joy. If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.html Please DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.com Thank you! About Our Rescue Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters will be required to complete our online application and participate in our pre-adoption review process. The process includes the completion of an online application, a reference from the applicants' vet, a phone interview, and a visit to the applicants' home. The application process helps us determine what type of Golden would be best suited for the applicants' life style. In some cases, the specific dog you are interested in may have found a home before this process is complete or further assessment may indicate that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are frequently getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and complete the application process so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready. The information provided on each dog is based on the observations of our vets, volunteers, fosters, and when available, trainers. While we do our best to report any and all issues, SGRR does not make any guarantees as to the health or temperament of any dog. Dogs evolve differently in different environments and we cannot predict with any certainty how the dog you adopt will behave and adapt in your home. SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)** Puppies under 6 months $650 Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550 Young dogs - Special Needs $450 Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450 Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350 Senior dogs - Special Needs $300 Young Bonded Pairs $850 Senior Bonded Pairs $750 **Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement. A contract is signed on the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring their SGRR dog to a vet within 7 business days. All dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. However, if an adopter's vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog may be returned and a full refund would be provided. Most of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! To this end, the rescue retains an interest in each dog and our dogs can never be surrendered, re-homed, or sold. Should an adopter no longer be able to keep their SGRR dog, SGRR must be notified so that we can take the dog back into rescue and place it into another home. We reserve the right to remove a dog at any time should we find the adopter is no longer providing proper care. Adopters agree to follow up visits as needed. Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical care and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog. Please visit our website at: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue. THANK YOU!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Loki .
 . Loki .  . Loki .  . Loki .  . Loki .  . Loki .
  • Flat-Coated Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
I have an Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you! Loki is described as having "a wonderful temperament!" by his advocate at the Mobile County Shelter. She elaborates, "Loki is super sweet and loves everyone." How this sweet fella ended up going unclaimed in a high kill shelter in the deep south, is a mystery to us! Loki is in our loving care now and will never have to worry about being homeless again. Loki is a happy-go-lucky boy who loves life! He is easily pleased and is a very social guy. He enjoys walks but could use some work on the leash. He likes other dogs that will play with him or he would do fine as the only dog as well. We believe he is house trained because he keeps his kennel nice and clean! Loki has turned out to be a total love bug. He will make a family or an individual a most wonderful companion! He loves to be the center of attention and is extremely smart, learning very quickly. He is everybody's darling at the vet's office! Loki is estimated to be about 3 years old and very much resembles a Flat Coated Retriever. He weighs in at about 45 lbs. and could use at least 5-7 more pounds on his frame. This handsome boy has been neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. He is being treated for heartworm and will be ready to come north in late May to be directly adopted. Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun. If you would like to be part of Loki's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Loki. 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! If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.html Please DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.com Thank 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
 . Mackie .
 . Mackie .  . Mackie .  . Mackie .  . Mackie .  . Mackie .  . Mackie .
  • Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
5/20/18 Foster Update: Mackie has arrived at his foster home in NJ. His foster mom shared that he has showed every sign of being an indoor dog who had been someone's companion. "He’s been very lovable and loves the belly rubs. Yes, he is house trained and goes to the door when he needs to go out. He walks well on leash, will meander but just to sniff. Mackie is very good around children. I walked my grandchild in the stroller with Mackie on the leash, and he stayed right near the stroller, never pulled. He even tried to give the little one kisses. My husband took him to the dog park and although hesitant at first, he was fine with other dogs. Mackie definitely has lived in a home and is not afraid of household noises such as dishwasher, doors, bathrooms, unlike my other rescues. He ate his dog food and drank well, but doesn’t seem interested in food treats such as a piece of apple or carrot. His only “negative” would be that he jumps up a bit when excited, like if I say “you want to go for a walk?” So, I’m deducing he lived in a home and understands commands - he definitely knows how to "sit." I believe he was also allowed on furniture and beds as he attempts to here but will listen to the “off” command. I can’t imagine this dog as a stray. Do you think he got out and they never went to look for him? He’s a very sweet boy and will make a perfect forever dog." We promised Mackie he would never be a stray again and that he would always be loved and adored. Please make Mackie part of your world and let him know he will never be homeless again. Mackie's Story: Mackie is a stunning 2 year old black retriever mix who somehow found himself in a shelter in Mobile County, AL. We will never know where this sweet fella spent the first few years of his life, but it seems that he was once someone’s pet and we wonder… When Mackie was lost, where was his family and why was there no one frantically searching for their beloved pal? This tender soul was in a very scary and dangerous situation - not being a bouncy, bundle-of-fluff puppy and being black in coloring, the color least adopted, Mackie's life was in danger. Although Mackie did not deserve this disloyalty from his family, he holds no grudge and is happy and grateful for each day. He is the most loving boy you will ever meet, and the most wonderful thing about Mackie is his heart and spirit. Our black beauty has never met a stranger and will greet you with a look that seems to say, "I'm here - we can get this party stared now!" Mackie gets along nicely with other dogs and is a lively boy who would make a wonderful companion for walks, runs, or hikes. Mackie will prance along, with his head held high, sniffing the air and taking in all the sites along the way. Whatever your day calls for, it is just fine with Mackie, just as long as he is with you. Mackie is heartworm negative and has been neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, and is micro-chipped. Although we will never know Mackie’s full story, we do know that the family who opens their heart and makes this wonderful guy a part of their life will receive a very special gift - a pup who loves with every fiber of his being and only asks to spend his days surrounded by the warmth of a of a loving owner. He deserves nothing less!!!! He will be coming north to a foster home in NJ on 5/19/18 so do not wait to ask about Mackie! Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun. If you would like to be part of Mackie's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Mackie. If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.html 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 DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.com Thank 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
 . Matilda - Courtesy Posting .
 . Matilda - Courtesy Posting .  . Matilda - Courtesy Posting .  . Matilda - Courtesy Posting .  . Matilda - Courtesy Posting .  . Matilda - Courtesy Posting .  . Matilda - Courtesy Posting .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Courtesy Posting Matilda is a mid-size Black Lab mix who is thought to be about 3-4 years of age. Mattie had apparently spent her life with a family or owner of some sort, having been previously spayed and heartworm negative. One day the people who were supposed to love her forever allowed her to get loose and didn't come looking for her at the shelter where she waited. Yep, they just walked out of her life and didn't even bat an eye. Matilda was very emaciated and in pretty bad shape emotionally being abandoned by the people she had been loyal to for years. Being black in coloring, the least adopted color of dog, Mattie was consistently overlooked and just languished at the shelter until our rescue got word that "her time was up." We just couldn't let her die there, alone and defeated so Mattie was taken into our rescue and got a brand new leash on life with NYSRR! The shelter told us that this sweet girl is good with other dogs and simply loves people! She has a happy prance in her step now and wants nothing more than to be loved and cherish. Her foster family shares, "She’s a very sweet girl and wants to be by your side at all times. She sleeps with me on the bed half the night, then goes to get on the couch. She sleeps well thru the night, until we get up. When she first arrived, she had a few accidents, but now she goes potty outside all the time. She doesn’t know the sit command…but, she loves treats, so she’ll pick up on training easily. She’s perfect in the house, as long as someone is with her… just lays by your side. She’s so very docile while right next to us. We bought her some toys today; she played with them a bit, but Idon’t think she’s ever had any. She leaves shoes and everything else alone. She’s good on a leash and rides nicely in the car. She’s not big enough to counter surf much, but she’ll help herself to what she can reach, if given the opportunity. LOL But the poor girl practically starved for awhile so Matilda eats very well. She is on the smaller side, had a moderate energy level, and is very enjoyable to have around. She has a waggily tail that is totally endearing! She adapted easily to her new surroundings and has made herself right at home! I think maybe if she had another dog for company, she would like that." Mattie is ready to be your new favorite cuddle buddy and there is nothing she would love more than being by your side! Her foster mom says that Matilda has therapy dog potential. She loves going everywhere her humans go and would even make a nice office companion for anyone who would like to bring their dog to work. "It took us less than a week to totally fall in love with this little girl!" Mattie is up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, spayed, and micro-chipped. She is okay with the foster family's dog-savvy cat, but will give chase if the cat runs. She is healthy, happy, and waiting for the one who will love her again, but this time it will be forever. If you are interested in adopting this lovely lady, please contact NYSRR at: http://nysrr.com/index.html Mattie is a Courtesy Posting and is not an SGRR dog. Thank you!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Midnight & Blackie - Courtesy Posting .
 . Midnight & Blackie - Courtesy Posting .  . Midnight & Blackie - Courtesy Posting .  . Midnight & Blackie - Courtesy Posting .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Courtesy Posting Midnight and Blackie are approximately 10 years old. They are very bonded, so they will have to be adopted together. They are completely vetted, and weigh between 70-80lbs. They are a very special pair, enjoy the company of other dogs, are fine with cats and love children. They are easy-going, calm and appreciative of any attention. They look forward to spending the rest of lives, enjoying long walks, lying in the sun, relaxing at your feet... They will bring you many precious moments. For more information, please contact Dorsey Patrick, dcpphoto@aol.com Jesse's Place Rescue, Inc. www.savethelabs.com/501c3 Thank you! Midnight and Blackie are Courtesy Postings and are not SGRR dogs.
Senior, Male, Large
 . Mufasa .
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  • Golden Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
I have an Adoption Pending but hope you will consider one of our other great dogs. Thank you! Mufasa came to our rescue when changes occurred in his family's life and his mom was no longer able to take care of 3 dogs on her own. Mufasa lived with 2 other intact males in his previous home and was fine with both dogs. He's 2 1/2 years old, house-broken, and was kept as an inside dog. He is super sweet and loves those flat plush toys that have the crinkly material in them. He is cuddly and just wants to be part of someone's world. He has the kind of face that you could just picture being on a box of dog biscuits! But he is more than just a handsome face. He is a wonderful boy who longs to be the center of someone’s world, with that typical “love me!” Golden attitude. If you are looking for a buddy to spend you days and nights with, Mufasa will gladly oblige. If a hike in the mountains is in your plans, he'll be right at your side. Or, if it’s a stroll around the neighborhood, he's up for that too! Lazy days at home are fine with Mufasa as well, just as long as he is by your side! Mufasa is fully vetted, neutered, heartworm negative, and micro-chipped. He will be ready to come north on 5/19/18 for adoption. As you Lion King fans will know... we are all connected in the great circle of life... Connect with Mufasa and complete the circle. Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun. If you would like to be part of Mufasa's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Mufasa. If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.html Please DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.com Thank 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
 . Paisley .
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  • Golden Retriever, Saluki
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
5/21/18 Foster Update: Prior to being in her foster home, Paisley's life experiences seem to have been very limited. Perhaps she was kept as an outside dog with little interaction with humans or other animals. She was unfamiliar with walking on a leash, navigating stairs, and riding in a car. In the short time Paisley has been with her foster mom, she has come along in leaps and bounds. Her confidence is growing, she is gaining trust, and discovering a sense of belonging. Paisley no longer looks at the front door as an escape route and is comfortable being an inside dog now. Paisley's foster mom told us that Paisley did not know how to climb up or down the stairs when she first arrived. While out hiking one day, they came upon some rugged stone steps which Paisley climbed without hesitation. With this experience still fresh in her mind, upon returning home Nancy coaxed Paisley up the stairs to the second level. She did pretty well with it, but one could see that she wasn't a huge fan. A day or two later, when Nancy was in her basement, she heard the pitter-patter of paws coming down the basement stairs.... It was Paisley who decided these funny things are not so scary after all! Now, she's up and down like a pro! Paisley loves to swim and hike at Case Mountain in CT. With foster mom, Nancy, working on her leash skills, Paisley is sure to be a wonderful walking and hiking buddy in no time! Nancy shared that when she is out walking with Paisley, people slow their cars down and comment on Paisley's beauty and poise. Not only is she beautiful, she is smart too - Nancy said that you can almost see Paisley thinking when you show her something new. It's like she's processing what you tell her and will make it her own within a few days. Paisley would do well with a mentoring canine siblings to pal around with and teach her the ropes. Her foster mom says Paisley has such amazing potential! Paisley's Story: Paisley's advocate at the Marshall County Animal Shelter remarked, "This dog is EXQUISITE!" Paisley certainly seems to have belonged to someone as she has a spay scar and tested negative for heartworm. How such a sweet girl became a stray and wound up so severely underweight is beyond our understanding. Weighing only 34 lbs now, a good weight for Paisley would be around 50-55 lbs. With her body focusing all of its energy on the more essential organs of the body, Paisley's coat leaves something to be desired presently. With good daily nutrition now, her fur is sure to improve and she will be turning heads again soon! Paisley's favorite food is the salmon variety of canned Blue Buffalo; she is a bit finicky about dry food. Paisley is good with other dogs and went into a play bow pose when she met a few teacup sized Poodles. She walks nicely on the leash and her energy level is appropriate for her age of approximately 1 1/2 years. Lisa, our lead southern volunteer, describes Paisley as being full of personality. She is very curious and was intrigued by the vet tech's smart phone during a photo shoot session. Paisley is very friendly and rushed over to the fence when she spotted a man on the property adjacent to the vet's play yard. She wagged her tail with glee when he petted her and spoke softly to her. Paisley resembles a Golden Retriever/Saluki mix - beautifully unique with a personality just as pleasing as her looks. Paisley has been brought up-to-date on vaccinations and was micro-chipped. She will arrive in the northeast ready to be adopted directly on 5/12/18. Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun. If you would like to be part of Paisley's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com to be considered to adopt Paisley. If not yet approved, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application: http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoption-info1.html Please DO NOT use the ASK ABOUT button to contact us, about this dog, as that will delay our ability to respond to your inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding your application status to: SGRRdogs@gmail.com Thank 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
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