5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Must have mentor dog

  • Must have fenced in yard

  • Retired breeding mom, becoming more social

  • Showed little interest in the cat at the vet

  • Will destroy socks, need items picked up

  • Loves her safe place on a dining room chair under the table


Describing myself in two words: “social and loving.”

Foster mom would use those words too but would also add “beautiful.” I heard her say, “Allie has a wonderful gait.  She struts as if she is the winning dog at the Westminster Dog Show.”

I wouldn’t describe myself as “good with many commands,” because I’m really only into three of them: come, drop it, and don’t touch.

Foster mom said I was “very social” during the time we had a visitor at the house the other day.  It’s noted that I’m “good with children 0-3,” but simply not known how I am with children older than that.

My dog pals are the best! As soon as I came to foster mom’s house, I settled right in with my new doggie friend. I would thrive best having another dog in my forever home. My current foster home is the only family home I’ve lived in. I lived with other dogs previously, so I am more comfortable when they are around. For example, when I first moved in with foster mom, she thought I might want to eat rather off on my own. She noted that I was a slow eater and sometimes didn’t finish my meal. But when another foster dog moved in, we all started eating with our bowls near each other and voila! I’m all about the food! I gobble it right up like the rest of ‘em!

It’s so very wonderful being with foster mom too. I lie at her feet, enjoy it when she brushes me, and the only time she’s heard me bark is when I hear the garage door—that means I’ll see her soon! Oh, and how I enjoy being petted! When it’s “pets-for-everyone” time, I finagle my way right up front so it’s certain that I’ll get to be touched.

I’m known to be playfully goofy, despite the fact that I have mild to moderate hip dysplasia in both hips. It’s not slowed me down though, and I’m not on medication for it. Other things about me, I like to pick up shoes and carry them to my bed. I don’t chew on them; socks aren’t as safe with me though. I’m sometimes timid. The ceiling fans at foster mom’s house scared me at first, though I’m getting accustomed to it now. Oh, I do well on a leash! Time together with the family, wahoo!

Maybe I really haven’t won a prize at the Westminster Dog Show, but I could be a loving companion to my forever family. Really, a forever family would be the best prize of all.

Requirements for Allie: fenced-in yard and a mentor dog.

  • 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

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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