Buddy Square

They tell me that I am eleven years old, but you can’t convince me of that.  Age is just a number anyway! I am Mr. Personality Plus.  Although I get along with the dogs I live with at my foster home, they don’t like to play much, so I entertain myself by shaking and tossing my stuffed animals.  I also love the unstuffed bodies of the toys that fur foster brother Charlie has pulled apart.  In particular l like to entice my family members to play chase when I grab a stray shoe and prance around proudly with it.  I know it is naughty, but I never damage them.  It’s just a fun game for me.  Foster mom has started to play “Fair Trade” with me where I drop the shoe when she offers me a yummy treat.  I like winning this trade game!

I look forward to rides in the car where I like to be co-pilot and enjoy all the surrounding sites. Leash walks with my fifteen year old canine foster brother all always a tail wagging experience and it gives us a chance to take in lots of good smells together.  I’m not very vocal, but I whine or give quiet barks if I think it is past mealtime.  Thunderstorms are a little scary for me and I get nervous when I hear the rumbling of an incoming tempest.  That’s when foster mom gives me a little pill which magically makes me feel calm.

I may be a senior citizen, but I still frolic and am playful.  I love to be petted and lean in for love fests, but I don’t necessarily enjoy being squeezed and smothered with cuddles. Foster mom tells me I look like a teddy bear and she always reminds me that I am very sweet and smart too.  I am ready to be a BUDDY for a family who is looking for a companion that does not need the breaking in period required by a younger dude.  But, a scheduled time for afternoon naps is an imperative condition for moving in with you!


11 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