"I have turned on the oven and have my pans ready to go. Until June 21st, I will once again be baking Dimitri’s Doggy Delights to help support SGRR.
Details are the same as last time - 50 cookies for $10. 100% of the profits will benefit a whole lot of doggies that need help from this great organization. If you have ordered before there is no need to include your address as I have it. If you are a first time buyer please include your mailing address when you order. The shipping is FREE!!
If you have had DDD's before then you know how much your dogs love them and WANT to have some more. Tell your friends, your neighbors, your brothers, sister, moms, dads, employees, employers and anyone else to order these 100% all natural dog treats. The ingredients are all natural peanut butter, unbleached flour, natural apple sauce (no sugar added), and this time, I am adding pumpkin for a little added flavor. These all-natural treats have a shelf-life of about two months. Your dogs will thank you and so will a slew of Goldens that you have never meet! I have created a Paypal account for ease of payment. On the left hand side of the Paypal page, you will need to fill out the form and enter my email address - firstname.lastname@example.org. They make great gifts and come nicely packaged.
Thank you all for helping support an amazing organization that we hold dear to our hearts!"
About Our Rescue...
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.
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.
Please Sponsor Trooper!
Trooper’s early days were spent tied to a tree all day with no physical shelter and little human contact. Concerned neighbors called the local Animal Control Officer and the ACO requested that the former owner at least provide Trooper with an adequate shelter. Instead, the owner decided to released this handsome red boy due to financial difficulties. The staff and volunteers at the shelter found Trooper to be a delightful Golden who soaked up attention and responded well to training. They placed him in a home with a woman and her adult son. The staff advised the family to seek professional training for Trooper since his early days were spent without training or socialization. Unfortunately, they did not follow through. An incident occurred when an unknown visitor approached Trooper while he was eating a treat, startled him, and Trooper bit the stranger.
Upon the recommendation of the ACO, the family returned Trooper so a more dog savvy owner could be found. After their evaluation could not replicate the behavior that took place with the stranger, the CT shelter contacted Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue for help. Before responsibly placing this fellow in his forever home, SGRR felt Trooper should have the training, socialization, and structure that was missing from his formative years. When all is said and done, Trooper’s expenses will top out around $3500. He is a gem of a dog and worth every cent! If you would like to help defray some of the expenses for our rescue, please visit the support page on our website and use the Paypal “single donation option” or mail a check into the PO Box listed. We will then note you as a sponsor on Trooper’s dedicated bio page.
We thank you in advance for your generous support!
SGRR's summertime plea...
As summer approaches, we are faced with a situation that occurs each year at this time - a shortage of space to house the dogs who need rescuing.
Most of the SGRR dogs come from overcrowded kill shelters in AL. When the dogs are pulled from the shelters, they must be quarantined and vetted before they can travel north to their forever homes. Our rescue has affiliations with several wonderful vet offices in AL who provide vet care and discounted boarding for the dogs. However, during the summer months, more and more of the vets' private clients request boarding for their dogs when they vacation, which leaves less available kennel space for our rescued dogs. Additionally, during the summer there is a shortage of northern foster homes because of travel plans. And that means fewer rescues, and less lives saved.
We are trying to create more opportunities to save dogs' lives. If you can foster just one dog over the summer months, this is the time we need you most. Fostering is not a lifetime commitment, but a commitment to saving a life.
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.