4 Years





Fast Facts
  • Loves tennis balls
  • Great personality


Brad Pitt, aka Brad, was adopted by his forever family in January of 2020. He’ll be celebrating his 4th birthday in April.

Brad has some favorite activities! One is opening presents. He found his gifts early this past Christmas and managed to get them opened ahead of time.

Another favorite is tennis balls. When his brother, who happens to be a teacher and coach, came to visit, Brad discovered a bag of tennis balls in his room and confiscated them. Brad had to surrender them though as they were for student athletes, not golden retrievers.

This leads us to another favorite, grandpa’s farm where Brad gets to run free nearly every day! Brad enjoys chasing after tennis balls there. That doesn’t mean he retrieves them though. Dad follows and tosses them again and again. The very special days are the ones when Brad sees a big black truck in the driveway. He knows that means his best buddy, Nova, is there! He cries and barks until he can free himself from the car. The two then run to each other and proceed to frolic and investigate the 20-acre property.

Another favorite? Oops, well, it’s food. Brad is one of those who put on some COVID weight. Treats were part of the learning and training process in his new home. With every treat for good behavior, it didn’t take long for the pounds to add up. Now, thanks to adjustments made by mom and dad, Brad is back in good form.

Brad Pitt and true love? Well, it’s not an act with this young man. This Brad likes to cozy up right beside his family. Oftentimes he and dad are couch companions. Brad will rest his paws and head on dad’s lap while dad massages his head until Brad is sound asleep.

Mom says Brad has a great personality and loves everyone he meets. She adds that people seem attracted to Brad too, and feels that those loving, expressive eyes draw them in.

  • 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

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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