October 1st is National Black Dog Day!
Since the early 2000’s, animal rescue workers have noticed an increasing phenomena called “Black Dog Syndrome,” which is that black dogs tend to be adopted slower than dogs of other coloring. As a result, there are more black dogs in shelters, and black dogs have a higher euthanasia rate – purely because of the color of their coat! You may ask, what does this have to do with a Golden Retriever rescue? SGRR often goes a step further than basic rescue, taking in dogs that might be thought of as “less adoptable." We have recently been taking in more and more of these special black dogs, many times considered to be golden mixes. We see an overwhelming interest in these “black goldens,” getting requests about them the minute we publish their picture on our site!
Here are some of the black dogs adopted through SGRR. Like all of our dogs, these pups are just looking for a family to look past their coloring and see their true “golden heartedness,” to love them, and make them their own! You’ll be glad that you did.
Our Black Dog Alumni
SGRR's 2015 Calendar Casting Call!
Through a Dog's Eyes
To Your Dog's Health!
SGRR has compiled an abundance of information about Golden Retrievers (and other breeds of dogs). We believe strongly in the importance of education and we’re happy to share the knowledge we have gained through experience and research. If you are considering adoption or looking to boost your insight into your current Golden's care, we encourage you to click here to read the information we have provided.
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Take Your Dog for a Walk
Support SGRR simply by walking your dog. Use the Wooftrax App each time you grab the leash. It’s healthy for you and your dog. Click photo below to go to the Wooftrax website. Then click on the “Download on the App Store” button at the top of the page, install the free App. Do the same on your smart phone. Then, Take Your Walk for a Dog every day. You can find SGRR listed under AL (our mailing address), in Point Clear. Get the word out to your friends and family! The more people walking for SGRR, the more that is donated to us.
If you would like to have your name and your canine companion's name listed on our Take Your Dog For a Walk webpage, email the details to Donna at SunshineGoldens@gmail.com. You can even include a photo of you and your dog(s) walking!
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.