Weighing in at just thirty pounds, I am a mini-Golden. Although I am petite, I have a lot of personality and enthusiasm for life tucked into a small package.

The pack at my foster home consists of two canine foster brothers and me.  I try to entice the boys to play by giving them sweet doggie kisses and sometimes have to resort to nibbling on their ears if they choose to ignore my advances. I don’t think I learned to socialize properly with other dogs in my past life and I sometimes become overzealous when I am having fun. I have to remind myself to back off a bit so I don’t overwhelm the other dogs.  Stuffed animals, bones and balls are my toys of choice. If you mention treats, a tasty peanut butter filled Kong really hits the spot. I walk on the leash like a pro and love to go on car ride adventures

My fur foster brothers and I enjoy being outside together just relaxing, but I am content when I am in the yard watching nature all by myself and wouldn’t dream of barking at things that I see and hear. I will admit that occasionally I have a potty accident in the house, but I’m 99% reliable. I am being taught to ring a bell when I have to go out. That way, my humans don’t miss the subtle cues I give that mean I need to relieve myself. I love being close to my Foster Mom and tend to follow her from room to room. When I’m in the mood, I even like to cuddle, but I have to choose the time and place. At the end of a busy day I am happy to sleep on her bed, next to her bed and even under her bed!

In my puppy dreams, my forever home will have a yard for me to burn off my excess energy in and a calm canine sibling for me to emulate and keep me company. In return I will be a loving companion whose sweet face framed by my whimsical ears will give my family reason to smile every day.


1 Year 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