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Coffee Labrador Retriever & Basset Hound Mix New Canaan, CT

  • Young
  • Male
  • Large
  • Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn


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

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Meet Coffee

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!

Handsome Coffee is a 2 year-old boy who is thought to be a Lab/Basset Hound mix. He was turned in by his former owner in AL along with 3 other dogs. These difficult economic times have caused many pet owners to have to give up their beloved pets.

Coffee has the most amazing eyes with a look of such intelligence and compassion. And he has the most adorable freckles on his nose and paws! While he appears tall in the sense of a Basset Hound, Coffee, who weighs 73 lbs, has a stockier build than a Labrador Retriever. Overall, Coffee is a happy boy who just loves to be with his people, loves to be loved, and loves to give love in return! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! His foster mom says "Coffee is a champion snuggler and his fur is like velvet. He loves affection and being close to his humans. He plays nicely with his toys and is a big hunk of a dog - so handsome!"

Coffee was raised with other dogs, but his behavior with cats is unknown. We suspect he would be fine with children over the age of 8 years. He rode nicely in the car with his foster family when they brought him over from the vet clinic to their home. While one of Coffee's favorite things to do is snuggle, he is a young dog and he does need exercise, like all young dogs. He will make a great walking partner to get you out of the house and out of your ho-hum routine during this time of social distancing and being at home more often. Isn't that so sweet of him!?!

Coffee is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and micro-chipped. He is presently in the south and will be ready to travel north to a forever home in late January. Hurry – go grab a leash and don’t keep Coffee waiting!

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 Coffee's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Donna Toncic at: to be considered to adopt Coffee.

If not yet approved for adoption, please visit our website to learn more and to submit an online application:

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:

Thank you!

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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