Avery Square 1I’m just a youngster and am getting my first taste of living in a home situation. I am not really interested in toys, but I love playing and wrestling with other dogs, especially my fur foster brother Casey.  I am still a little hesitant about warming up to unfamiliar humans. I have, however, learned that they give good pats and ear rubs! I like to snuggle with Foster Mom and she laughs when I give her big puppy kisses.

I enjoy going on car rides and after I get a little boost in, I sit quietly and watch the world go by. Just call my name and I will come running, especially if we are going outside. Leash walks are always a fun adventure and I walk very nicely for a young pup. I have been known to climb over gates to escape areas I am confined to, but I have learned to willingly go into my crate and snooze while my family is away from the house. I was recently introduced to the word “No” when Foster Mom caught me chewing on the Christmas tree. I was embarrassed and ran to my safe spot which is anywhere on her bed.   I am easy going, a little on the shy side and am definitely not an alpha-type guy. The little tan freckles on my face and legs add to my charming good looks and compliment my sweet personality.

I need to join a family that has a dog who will be my companion and teach me acceptable dog behaviors. I will need someone home with me most of the day or arrange for a surrogate to play with me and let me out during the day.  As with all youngsters, I need to go to school to learn how to be a well-mannered member of your pack.  Obedience classes that we attend will help you bond with me and for me to make new fur friends.  What could be more perfect?


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