I’ll admit it! I’m a 1 ½ year old, fun-loving golden/Australian shepherd mix-with gloriously beautiful colors. They call me Beau!

When I first meet new people and new dogs, I’m rather wary, but quickly warm up and am ready to play. I play tug with the resident Aussies in my foster home.  They’re big guys but playing with small dogs is fine with me too. I can be a bit of a rough player, but certainly not aggressive.  Having another dog and a fenced-in yard in my forever home would provide a best outcome for me, no doubt.

I’m a “dream on a leash,” says my foster mom, especially when using the Gentle Leader.

I do understand when it’s time to play and when it’s time to relax.  Chewing on Nylabones is a favorite downtime activity. I sleep peacefully at night in my crate and am content to be in it when my foster family is away during the day.

Carrots and green beans have become part of my diet as it seems I need to lose a bit of weight. These are also the treats I receive as rewards for good behavior throughout the day.

Positive reinforcement obedience training is on my “to do” list. I jump on people when they come to the door and get a “bit mouthy” when I’m excited. Foster mom says I can be “quite sharky taking treats” too. She adds that my food motivation should help with training.

Foster mom says, I’m a “lover” (Oh, I’m blushing under all this color) that has been a welcome guest in their family, and to all of their human and dog visitors.

  • 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