Bubba came to us as a foster, very anxious and often pacing. We soothed him by letting him chew on a deer antler while petting him on our lap. Within a couple of weeks Bubba would come nightly at 7pm and jump on our laps as his anxious chewing slowed. 4 months later we adopted Bubba and he has learned how to work through his anxiety by coming to us when he needs extra love. He has grown into a confident, independent 8 1/2 year old golden. It is rewarding to see a high anxiety dog become confident and secure in his forever home.  Bubba also had come to us with a seizure history. and now he never has them. I truly believe keeping him relaxed and knowing how to soothe him when he becomes anxious has also been a blessing to Bubba and Bubba is a blessing to our family!

  • 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