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Even though I am not very interested in tennis balls or playing fetch, I assure you that I am a golden retriever!  However, I do enjoy dog toys and chewing on bones.  I also like to steal my humans’ shoes and socks, so my foster family is getting better at keeping their belongings safely out of reach since I came to live here!

My two fur foster siblings and I enjoy our walks together where I get lots of compliments about my leash manners and how handsome I am.  After our walks, we get to wrestle and gallop around the backyard to burn off more energy, but I settle down quickly when I come inside.  I am a friendly guy who is happy to play with all dogs from my buddies the mini beagles to the big black labs.  Car rides are always an adventure and I love sitting by the window and watching the world go by.

I willingly go into my crate when my family is leaving me home alone, but otherwise I have the run of the house and I sleep in a bedroom with my foster mom overnight.  I know that the furniture is a “no dog zone” so I am content to relax on the floor.  Sometimes if there is something delicious smelling on the counter, I just can’t help myself and will jump up to take a closer look.  After all, I was once a stray who was always on the lookout for something to fill my empty tummy. I am working on trying to control myself!  I am just a youngster who needs patience and a little more training in some areas of behavior.

If you think that a gorgeous sweet young guy with long straight red hair would fit into your family, I am ready to move ahead and become part of your pack!


2 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