• Fenced in yard
  • Mentor dog that will show me what dog life is like

I am a fearful dog and didn’t have exposure to normal things that dogs experience for the first 5 years of my life.  I am afraid of people, startling noises, and anything that moves quickly.  I am more comfortable outside than inside, and really would like to play with a dog outside.  I get all happy and wiggly and play bow.  But, inside is a different story.  I find my safe place and that’s where I prefer to be most of the day.  Human contact is slowly becoming tolerable to me.  But, many times I just freeze and try to be invisible.

I am taking medication to help me with my fears, but it will be a long road for me to learn to trust and build confidence.  It is the most rewarding process to see a dog like me make the baby steps to learning how to be a dog.  I need a quiet and patient family to call my very own.

I am a beautiful and sweet girl and am ready to blossom in my forever home.  Come and meet met.

  • 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