We had lost our chocolate lab unexpectedly, and our yellow lab had started showing signs of loneliness, so we applied to adopt. We were told that many people had passed on Bella because she was small and not a pure golden. Bella was lucky – she came from Puerto Rico with her 5 puppies 2 months before Hurricane Maria hit. We left our vacation early to meet Bella her and we agreed to keep her while her foster mom went on vacation. Needless to say my kids fell in love with her and we have been blessed by her spunk ever since. She had never seen fall and winter and it was heartwarming to see how much she loves the snow and leaves. She now loves to go for adventures in the car, will eat her treats before our other dog gets them, and gives us lots of kisses.  Thank you for blessing us with her.

  • 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