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I may be bragging a bit, but my Foster Mom says I am just about perfect and am a total love bug!  I enjoy rollicking games of fetch and tug with any willing participant, but if no one is available, I throw my stuffies up in the air and play solo games of catch. Above everything else, my favorite activity is snuggling and being close to my humans.

I am very polite with other dogs of all sizes and am always willing to share my toys. I got along fine with the two dogs at my dog sitter’s home and I love the kitty I live with. I am also polite and calm around children.  Foster Mom and I have fun practicing obedience commands and I will do anything in order to receive a yummy treat or a hug and praise.  I have learned “sit”, “down” and “wait” already.  I do a cute little antelope hop when I am excited, but I never jump on anyone. In my previous home, I spent a lot of time in a crate so I’m not eager to go into one now. That’s okay because I don’t really need to be confined when I am left alone. I never have accidents in the house and don’t touch things that aren’t mine. I do bark a bit when the doorbell rings, but only enough to alert my foster mother that there is a stranger nearby.

Walks?  Love them especially because my Foster Mom uses a harness to guide me instead of the choke collars from my past.  I walk right next to her and enjoy the sights and sounds of city life.  Car rides are exciting too and I like looking out the windows or settle in for a short nap.  My hips aren’t perfect, but don’t cause me any problems with my daily activities. I take fish oil and glucosamine supplements to reduce any joint swelling and alleviate any pain I might have.

I will be a wonderful companion for a family who wants an affectionate and loyal golden guy to share their home and hearts with.  I’m looking forward to a new golden life with someone that appreciates perfection!


3 Years Old

  • Be at least 23 years of age

  • No children under 6 years of age living in your home

  • We primarily adopt goldens to families living within Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and the southern most counties of Wisconsin

  • If you do not own your residence or live in a condo, you will need a letter from your landlord or property management company

  • Provide excellent vet care for your dog(s)

  • Do not use an invisible fence

  • Are not over your town/county's pet limit

  • Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household

  • Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR POLICIES? All your answers in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

If interested please fill out our online adoption application form; please make sure you fill in every required field/question or your submission will not go through. Please note that we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care and our bios are our current observations; we are unable to make any guarantees on the future health or temperament of your adopted dog. Most dogs in our care come with unknown pre-rescue history and as such breed and age estimates are an educated guess.

Available Goldens for Adoption