Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue is a 501c3 registered rescue group. Since 2005, the volunteers of SGRR rescue Golden Retrievers who have been abandoned, abused or relinquished by their owners. We are dedicated to finding the best possible homes for Golden Retrievers and Retriever mixes in need.
SGRR Serves the Following Areas Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Eastern New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. We have volunteers located in a few Southern states as well. If you live outside this area, please visit the Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee's website to find a Golden rescue in your area.
Our Rescued Dogs Overall, our Goldens and Golden-hearted dogs make wonderful pets and adjust well to their new families. Although it does happen, SGRR rarely has “perfect” dogs in our rescue. We want our applicants to also know that rescued dogs come from a variety of backgrounds. Some dogs are older dogs, including well-behaved and cared for pets whose owners have become ill or died. Many rescued dogs will require continued behavioral work due to a lack of training, neglect, or abuse in the dog’s previous setting. A patient and loving owner can make all the difference. From experience, we know that these dogs with “endearing imperfections” can move forward, provided their new family gives them necessary guidance and direction. Love is crucial, but love alone is not enough. Boundaries must be set and rules must be established. Strong human leadership is mandatory. The joys of seeing these Goldens become the devoted and contented pets they were meant to be is remarkable.
Going one step further, SGRR often takes in dogs that might appear “less adoptable” because of the physical conditions in which they have been found. We lovingly nurse the dogs back to health and find them homes that provide that extra TLC these dogs need.
Our adoption process begins when a homeless Golden Retriever is brought into rescue. Each dog is first provided a medical assessment and any necessary treatment including spaying or neutering, heartworm treatment, and vaccinations. We begin evaluating each dog's personality and temperament from the moment they are welcomed into our rescue. We attempt to assess each dog's behavior with other dogs, children, adults, and other animals when available. We observe our dogs to determine their level of house training, crate training, leash skills, knowledge of commands, ability to ride in cars, activity level, and exercise needs. Then, we carefully select homes based on the needs of each individual Golden or Golden-hearted dog.
Owners of rescued dogs can share with you that often their “ideal” dog turned out to be the one that did not immediately catch their eye, but were receptive to the suggestions of SGRR’s placement coordinators. At SGRR, our goal is to match the dog’s needs with the best home among our approved applicants. We encourage our applicants to keep open minds in terms of their preferences.
You may use PayPal to pay the adoption fee when you are matched with a dog - use the "donate" button. Additionally, SGRR has a recurring donation subscription option for those who would like to support our rescue efforts through an on-going plan.
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Free Children's E-book From Surf dog Ricochet!
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In the hopes of inspiring as many kids as possible to help others, while providing a positive influence of respect & responsibility toward animals, Golden Retriever, Ricochet is offering this FREE e-book. Santa Claus asks Ricochet what she wants for Christmas… she whispers in his ear and says she wants to be Surfin’ Santa Paws and have a toy drive to help kids in hospitals and animals in shelters.
SGRR's Featured Dog - Allie
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Allie is a 2-3 year old black Retriever mix who loves all the people, including children. She get along nicely with other dogs and is fine with cats. She has a sweet and gentle spirit and loves to be loved. Read more about this wonderful "black golden" on her bio page!
SGRR's 2014 Calendar is Here!
Yes, it’s that time of year already! Our little elves have been busy behind the scenes compiling, sorting, and arranging a gorgeous layout for our SGRR 2014 calendar. This year’s promises to be the best yet! And, we are happy to report that the price has remained the same this year at $17 per calendar.
A beautiful SGRR calendar is the perfect gift for family, friends, teachers, dog walkers, etc. Who could resist 13 months’ worth of pictures of these adorable dogs to greet you every day? And the best part is that the proceeds help to save more dogs!
Ordering instructions are easy, but it is important that you follow the steps carefully.
1. Scroll down on this page to the PayPal section and click on the link to “Single Donation”. Once on that page, it is very important that you note in the comments section on the payment page of PayPal that you are paying for a calendar(s). Then just indicate the amount that you are paying ($17 each) in the payment box. You will then get a receipt from PayPal via email.
2. Once you receive your email receipt from PayPal, please forward the entire receipt to: email@example.com and indicate the number of calendars that you wish to purchase. The calendar(s) will be sent to the address on your PayPal account unless otherwise noted.
It’s as simple as that! Please help us with this important annual fund raising project.... the Goldens are counting on us. YOU can make a difference.
SNOWFLAKE FESTIVAL OF HONOR
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SGRR's "SNOWFLAKE FESTIVAL OF HONOR" is an opportunity to honor a loved one with a donation of at least $20.00, including your short dedication which will be represented by a lovely snowflake or special candle! A father, mother, son, daughter, friend, or cherished pet will be celebrated for all to see! It’s a great way to tell someone you adore, miss, remember, cherish, need, honor, or just love them and help SGRR at the same time. It’s a GREAT gift solution for those of us hard-to-buy-for folks. It’s also the gift that gives back. Contact Susan for details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red snowflake - $10 Blue snowflake - $20 Green snowflake - $50 Gold snowflake - $100 Lit candle - $200
Whip City Candles
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SGRR announces our Holiday Light Fundraiser with Whip City Candles!
The owner of Whip City Candle, is a previous adopter from SGRR. Once again, Stacie has presented SGRR with a generous opportunity to donate 50% from the sales back to our rescue! And who doesn’t love candles!!! Whip City also has a variety of reed diffusers, soy dipped bears and animals, and an assortment of other wonderful products. They have been featured on QVC and sell out quickly.
This is a great way to get some of your Holiday shopping done and provide some much needed help for our Goldens and Golden mixes that are so desperately waiting for a Fur-Ever homes! When you order on their website, you MUST select Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue from the drop down menu on the page where you place your order and make your payment. Enjoy and happy shopping!
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Turn Your Online Shopping & Searching Into Donations For Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue
Shop at 1,000+ Top-Notch Online Stores. The iGive mall includes: Amazon.com, Pottery Barn, REI, Staples, Petco, Expedia, Best Buy, QVC and many more. Best of all, up to 26% of your purchase at each store is donated to SGRR when you sign up with the provided link.
In the news
A fellow rescue group has shared some details about potential changes to adoption regulations in Massachusetts. Be sure to view this info if you live in Mass! Potential Mass adoption changes