4 Years





Fast Facts
  • Good with other dogs; unknown regarding cats

  • House- and crate-trained

  • Needs someone home most of the day

  • Mentor dog required

  • Fenced-in yard required

  • Weighs 65 pounds

Introduction As told by Aphrodite

I am a retired breeder dog who is seeking a forever home. I am a super sweet girl, but I tend to be very shy and scared of new things. I am very cautious when I meet someone new, and it takes me some time to feel comfortable around them. It’s best if you let me approach you. However, I love meeting other dogs and I make friends with them quickly. I am looking for a loving family that will be patient with me while I come out of my shell and find my confidence. It would be great if they already have another dog I could play with and learn from.

I absolutely love chasing after balls in the yard, especially when I’m playing with my foster mom’s dog. The other day, I even tried to fit two balls in my mouth at once! But chasing balls isn’t my only passion — I also adore playing with other dogs, regardless of whether they have a ball. I eagerly anticipate our walks, which we take several times a week. I’ve even lost some weight due to all my playing and walking!

According to my foster mom, I am making good progress in adapting to my new life, but I still have a long way to go. My crate has become my safe haven, and I love it.


Aphrodite is a nervous dog with low to medium energy. She is learning basic obedience cues. Although shy, she quickly gets comfortable and is very friendly toward other dogs. However, it takes her a bit longer to warm up to humans.


Aphrodite is in good health overall. She is on Trazodone for anxiety.


Aphrodite is a very sweet but shy girl. She would be best with a family willing to be patient and support her on her journey to her best life. A mentor dog would also be a great help, not only for companionship but to show her how to be a dog. Nothing is more rewarding than helping a dog like Aphrodite adjust to living in a home and witnessing her learn, grow and blossom daily!

  • 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