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Sydney Golden Retriever Mix New Canaan, CT

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • White / Cream


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

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Meet Sydney

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

Sydney is a sweet 9-10 month old retrieve mix who found her way to our rescue through a shelter in Mobile County, AL. The story goes that someone called the shelter and said they found this puppy and asked that the animal control officer come and pick her up. Was Sydney a stray or was she this family's dog? Some folks say they found a dog when they no longer want them or cannot find homes for puppies because owner turn-ins are the first to be euthanized. Strays at least have a 5-10 day hold, which gives time for a rescue to step in and rescue the dog. And we at SGRR were more than happy to say YES to rescuing Sydney!

Sydney will certainly turn heads when you are out and about with her. She has a beautiful white coat with a few golden patches. She walks fairly well on a harness but does pull a bit when on a slip lead. We imagine recreational walks were not part of Sydney's former life. She is somewhat reserved when first meeting new people and in new situations. She would do best in a calm home without a lot of comings and goings. Sydney enjoyed playing with one of the vet tech's 3-year old daughter who is gentle and dog-savvy, but a home with active children would not suit Sydney well.

Sydney weighs about 50 lbs. She has been brought up-to-date on vaccinations, was spayed, is heartworm negative, and has been micro-chipped. She will be ready to come north in mid-February to be directly adopted - right in time to be someone's Valentine!! A physically fenced yard is preferred for Sydney. We know she will be an amazing pet - it will simply take her some time to get used to new things.

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

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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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