To permit our volunteers more time to spend with their families over Thanksgiving, SGRR’s adoption application activity will be on a brief hiatus. We will resume processing applications and answering email again on Monday, November 30, 2015.
Our amazing teams of volunteers, fosters and the adopters are key to the success of our organization and we couldn't exist without YOU! Your kindness towards these dogs is the best gift we can ever give them. It is a wonderful example of the spirit of the season. SGRR has been blessed with generosity this past year and we are so thankful for your support.
A Note To Our Approved Applicants
Applicants often ask how long it will take to adopt a dog. Sunshine, like many other rescue groups in the country, is currently in the enviable position of having many more terrific families and individuals approved and waiting to adopt a rescue dog than we have dogs. We wish that each of you could bring a rescue dog into your life as soon as you are approved to adopt. Knowing that is not possible, we ask for your patience and understanding as you await your dog. Our volunteers spend many, many hours evaluating our dogs and working on the right match to help ensure each dog finds a happy and forever home. For some of you, there will be a very short wait for a dog, while others will wait longer than hoped. This is simply a matter of getting the right match and does not reflect negatively on anyone. We are fortunate to have so many kind and giving people waiting to welcome home a dog in need. Thank you for your trust in Sunshine. We are hoping your wait will not be a long one!
SGRR Forever Foster Dog - Rosa
On November 20th, we lost our forever foster girl, Rosa. She has crossed The Bridge and is running free and without pain. Foster parents Cheryl and Paul, along with resident dog Mae, gave Rosa a wonderful three months filled with love. During that time Rosa was a Sunshine ambassador, helping other foster dogs who stayed with Cheryl. Rosa was truly home and, although her time there was short, she was happy and knew what it felt like to be a much-loved dog.
Sunshine is so grateful to Cheryl and Paul, and to our foster families who give so much of themselves to help homeless dogs like Rosa. To those of you in Sunshine’s family who sent in donations toward Rosa’s care—you all played a part in Rosa’s happy final months, and we thank you. We will never forget you, Rosa!
Through the Eyes of a Dog
An anonymous poet wrote: “If you can start the day without caffeine; if you can get going without pep pills; if you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains; if you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles; if you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it; if you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time; if you can forgive a friend’s lack of consideration; if you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you, when, through no fault of your own, something goes wrong; if you can take criticism and blame without resentment; if you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him; if you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend; if you can face the world without lies and deceit; if you can conquer tension without medical help; if you can relax without liquor; if you can sleep without the aid of drugs; if you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed or color, religion or politics; then, my friend, you’re almost as good as your dog.”
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Donate to SGRR
There are a number of ways to donate to SGRR. You can make a donation to our general fund or designate a specific use for your donation. Visit our Support page for more details about supporting SGRR.
You may use PayPal to make a donation or 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.
Sponsor a Dog
If you would like to provide for the care of a particular dog's needs, you may sponsor that dog. Please use the Paypal “single donation option” or mail a check to: SGRR, PO Box 247 Port Washington, NY 11050. We will then note you as a sponsor on the dog's dedicated bio page. We thank you in advance for your generous support!