We adopted Bella (who was named Angel at the time) in 2010. She was 8 years old at the time. She was a bit stand-offish at first. She had a tendency to growl at strangers. We gave her tons of love and she slowly began to warm up to everyone. She brought us untold amounts of joy. She lived until March 21, 2019. Yes!! She was 16 1/2 yrs old when degenerative spinal disease finally caught up with her and we had to have her put to sleep. We miss her terribly and are so thankful for the pure joy she brought to our lives!!

  • 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