Below is a list of some of the breed specific rescue organizations that serve Connecticut where you can adopt a dog of your preference. Keep in mind that you must fill out an application and get pre-approved before you will be able to adopt from these organizations which typically includes a phone interview and a home visit. Some organizations even request that they speak to your vet/proposed vet. Adoption fees from these organizations range from $250 to $800 depending on the type and age of the dog.
Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue
Due to the high demand of dogs these days, SGRR has been taking in more mixed breeds than purebred Goldens, so if you are only interested in adopting a purebred Golden Retriever, SGRR is probably not the rescue group for you. Additionally, because their dogs are in high demand, 90% of our adoptions are direct adoptions from the south. If you feel you must meet a dog prior to adopting, then again, SGRR is probably not the right group for you.
You can check out their adoptable dogs here https://www.sunshinegoldenrescue.com/adoptable-dogs.html
Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue
In the past few years, the number of purebred Golden Retrievers in rescues has declined by almost 70%. Because of this, YGRR has begun taking in a variety dogs, including Labrador Retrievers and other mixed breeds. While they still take in and rehome Golden Retrievers, the likelihood of being matched with one is significantly lower than it has been in the past.
You can check out their adoptable dogs at this link https://www.ygrr.org/aa-adoptable-dogs/
Labrador Retriever Rescue
Labrador Retriever Rescue serves only New England: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Vermont. Labs come into our program only from these states and may be adopted into homes only within this area.
You can check out their adoptable dogs on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Labrador-Retriever-Rescue-162687337100608/
German Shepherd Rescue of New England
GSRNE only places dogs in homes with children that are 7 years old and up. They also only place dogs to adopters that have a fenced in yard and to people hat own their own home. Their adoptable dogs can be found at this link https://gsrne.org/our-available-dogs/
French Bulldog Rescue Network
The available dogs can be seen here https://frenchbulldogrescue.org/available-dogs/
Poodle Rescue of New England
They do not adopt to households with children under the age of 10 or to homes with electric/invisible/underground fencing.. You can see their adoptable dogs at this link http://poodlerescuene.org/prne2017/category/poodles-for-adoption/
This is not an endorsement of any of these organizations, please do your own research when adopting any dog to find the right fit for you.