Just look at me! I have a gorgeous face, a beautiful smile, a luxurious coat and a sweet, calm personality.

I was left petty much on my own for most of my life with very little human attention, so I am not sure what to do with toys and balls or even how to play like most Goldens.  When I was especially bored at my previous home, I would chase the cats for entertainment. My owner didn’t like that! Since I have been in my foster home, my human dad has been encouraging me with a variety of toys and I have learned to take slow leisurely leash walks wearing my harness. I only pull a little when I want to get closer to unfamiliar objects and smells.

I’m very easy going and friendly, but I don’t like strange dogs surprising me and getting into my personal space. I can be a little snarky when that happens. I like it better if I am given the opportunity to meet them slowly so I know I am safe.  Since I chase cats, and get snarky with dogs, I need to be in a No Dog/No Cat home.  I seldom bark and I am content resting close to my foster dad or relaxing in my fenced yard. But, if I hear the jingle of the car keys, I am on high alert and ready to roll.  There’s nothing better than an open window and the wind blowing my whiskers with my dad at the wheel!

Several months ago, I had two tumors removed.  One was a Mast Cell tumor and the other was a Ductular Mammary Carcinoma.  The great news is my veterinarian got the yucky tumors out with clean margins. I’m not sure what that means, but she told me not to worry and I don’t need further therapy.  I just have to do self-examinations and visit my veterinarian frequently to make sure no new pesky tumors pop up.  I hope this diagnosis doesn’t discourage anyone from falling in love with me and offering me a forever home.

I do okay in a crate, but I really don’t need to be confined. I don’t counter surf, touch things that I shouldn’t, have accidents in the house or jump on people. I’m not pushy or overly zealous. I am just about perfect and ready to join a family looking for a delightful companion who would be content sitting close to you, getting belly rubs, giving Golden kisses and quietly watching the world go by.


9 Years 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