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Please note adoption requirements:


1. Adopter must own their own single family home (not condo, duplex, townhome).

2.  Quiet home - Sunbeam is sensitive to noise

3.  Respectful children 8 and up

4.  San Diego County resident


Want a Golden Retriever but not a large dog?  At only 31 lbs Sunbeam is the girl for you!


We named Sunbeam "Sunbeam" because she's fascinated with rays of light. 

Sunbeam is also...


  • Affectionate

  • Gets along with dogs of all sizes

  • Aims to please

  • Great companion

  • Good natured

  • Endearing

  • Treat motivated

  • Knows "sit"

  • Rolls over for belly rubs

  • Not into stuffed toys

  • According to Sunbeam's previous owner she doesn't bark at people when being walked but she will bark at other dogs.  Her barking at dogs on when walked on a leash is known as "leash reactivity" by dog trainers.  If you plan to walk her daily and if on your daily walks you encounter a lot of dogs, she may not be the one for you.

  • Loves to chase light from flash lights at night (see video) and light beams during the day (see video)

  • Sometimes plays with other dogs (see videos below)

  • Low to medium energy level

  • Quiet except if you leave her in your back yard without you she gets vocal - she just wants to be inside with a human

  • Her foster mom has lots of dogs and takes them out regularly to potty so we don't know if Sunbeam would ask to go out but her previous owner said she will scratch at the door to let you know.

  • Has not been in a home with cats while in our care so we don't know for sure how she is with them but her previous owner said she will bark and lunge towards cats on walks but will usually stop once she's walked past them.

  • Mini Golden Retriever

  • 1 years old

  • 31 lbs

  • Spayed female

  • Up-to-date on vaccinations

  • Microchipped

  • Healthy

  • All medical paperwork provided

  • Adoption fee $595




If interested in Sunbeam here are the steps:

1.  Read her bio carefully to make sure she's the right dog for you and you meet the adoption requirements.

2.  Fill out an adoption app from our website here (copy & paste into your browser):

3.  Someone will contact you within 72 hours if you and Sunbeam could be a great match.   We're a very small volunteer-based rescue taking care of lots of animals so we're sorry but we may not have time who applies or respond to all inquires.  Thank you for understanding. 

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