I am definitely a senior and a gentleman. I would match my handsome good look to any of the younger dudes. My idea of playtime has changed in dynamics over the years from a fast paced game of chase to demanding that my humans roll a ball for me to fetch. A demanding bark alerts everyone that I have decided that it is playtime.  Along with balls, I also love squeaky toys and a rousing game of tug.

I live with three canine foster siblings and we all get along well except for an occasional difference of opinion I have with one sibling who everyone calls a “Doodle”.  When he wants the same toy that I want or tries to share my dinner, I give him a gentle warning.  No fur flying scuffles or lips lifted to settle things between us. No sir!  I actually prefer the companionship of large dogs over the yappy exuberant little ones.  Unlike puppies and young dogs, I come equipped with obedience training. I comply with “sit”, “down”, “off”, “come”, “drop it” commands and will even shake hands with visitors.

My New Year’s resolution is to lose a little weight from my 90 pound body. Although my diet now includes lots of green beans and carrots, foster mom spoils me with an occasional home-made peanut butter/wheat flour cookie on special occasions. Walks also help me burn off calories and I really prefer to stroll without being tethered to a leash.  I never stray because I love being close to my humans.  I recently starting taking medication for some arthritis pain that senior dogs sometimes sustain and now I can walk further and navigate better.

Due to past negative experiences while living with disrespectful young children when I was young, I would prefer joining a family of adults.  Don’t expect me to be a running companion, chase the rabbits from your yard or to play a game of Frisbee with you, but I am willing to take leisurely walks, cuddle on the couch and accept ear rubs and pets anytime you are available. Life with a Golden oldie can’t be beat!


12 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