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Bear, an adopted Golden Retriever in New Canaan, CT

Bear Golden Retriever New Canaan, CT

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Large
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.

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Meet Bear

I have an Adoption Pending and will be going home soon. I hope you will consider one of our other wonderful dogs in need. Thank you!

Bear is a magnificent male Golden Retriever. He is the boy dog half of a breeding pair of Goldens who were abandoned in their home by their owner. It is really difficult to imagine how anyone could do this to a loving pair of Goldens who have been used to produce puppies for profit, time and time again. A kind neighbor took them in but she had dogs and cats of her own and so could not keep them. We have determined that Bear and his partner Lady could be placed separately and do not need to remain together.

Bear is stunning at 7 years old, weighing about 67 lbs. He knows the commands “sit,” “stay,” and “kennel.” He loves to play fetch, takes treats gently, and is a typical loving Golden. He is also a good boy in the car. Tall and strong, Bear has a good amount of energy and is not a couch potato. Working with his leash skills and giving him plenty of exercise will be wonderful for him. He has a submissive temperament and allowed his partner Lady to boss him around, even waiting for his meals until she was finished with hers. We feel another friendly companion dog might be good company for Bear; or, he may also do well as an only dog, growing more confident with love and reinforcement.

Bear has been spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped. He tested heartworm negative and is ready to move on to his forever home.

Bear has an Adoption Pending but hopes you will consider another wonderful dog in need. Thank you!

Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun.

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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 - Effective May 1, 2020 (subject to change)

$750 Puppy - up to 6 months
$650 Young 6 months - 6 years
$550 Senior 7 - 9 years
$450 Senior 10 years and older

$550 Young Special Needs
$400 Senior 7+ Special Needs

$1000 Young Bonded Pair
$900 Senior 7+ Bonded Pair

A contract is signed 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: to learn more about our rescue and to make a Donation to support Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.


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