1.5 Years





Fast Facts
  • House-trained

  • Great on leash

  • Doesn’t like crates; comfortable confined in a room

  • Fenced yard preferrable but not required

  • Responds well to basic obedience commands.

  • Mentor dog required

INTRODUCTION As told by Carmel

 I am a very affectionate, playful and happy puppy. I am still learning still learning to be comfortable in this great big world after starting life as a breeder dog, but I am making great progress. I was adopted before, but my previous family could not spend enough time with me, so they returned me. I am now ready for my forever home.

My foster mom takes me to the park and the beach, where I run around and play with the other dogs. At the beach, I even tried swimming and was really good at it! I love it when people pet and scratch me and also to roughhouse with my foster mom and her dog. When I am not running around and playing with other dogs, I love to cuddle with my human on the couch.


Carmel, like many former breeder dogs, is a bit nervous, but she is becoming more confident every day.


Overall she is very healthy. She is taking Fluoxetine for anxiety but  is expected to be taken off that after settling into her new home and consulting with your veterinarian.


Carmel is a very affectionate and playful dog. She loves to go for walks and runs, so an active family would be ideal for her. Carmel has made significant progress with her foster family and is ready for a forever home with another dog.

  • 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