Celeste Square

I am on the small side for a golden at forty-two pounds, but I am big on personality!  I love, love, love, people and not afraid to show it.  Although I have some arthritis, I still enjoy walking a mile several times a day with my foster mom and I have more pep in my step now that I am taking a little pain medicine every day.  I am the official greeter in the neighborhood and charm everyone I meet.

While I was a stray, I learned to protect what I possessed and I’m usually not willing to share my Kongs or deer antler with my fur foster siblings. However, I readily give my humans anything they ask for.  I also keep an eye on my food bowl even if it is empty, but I don’t bother the other dogs when they are eating their meals.

I don’t need a crate in the house and I never touch things that I shouldn’t when left alone.  But, I find it comforting to ride in the confines of one when going sight-seeing in the car.  I learned in my past life that the squeaking wheel gets the grease and I often try barking at my mom and dad when I want something like my dinner or some attention.  I’ve noticed lately that they have begun to ignore my outbursts and I am beginning to realize that tactic doesn’t work here.  I will also enthusiastically join in a chorus of barks with my siblings even if I don’t know the reason for their vocalization!  Coming from Puerto Rico, my native language is Spanish.  Foster mom is my English tutor and tells me how intelligent I am.  She says I am now bilingual because I now understand basic commands and phrases in my new vernacular.  Of course, the universal language of “hugs” was easy to master.

The young four legged whippersnappers I live with do lots of running and zoomies which I join in for short bursts, but I am happiest relaxing close to my humans, getting brushed, petted and attempting to be a lap dog.  My wish is to find a special family who is looking for a docile companion who is content to relax at their feet, cuddle on the couch, take short walks and doesn’t need the constant scrutiny that a youngster requires.  I am a spunky senior who will greet you at the door with wagging tail and lips raised in a huge golden smile.  What a wonderful way to be welcomed home!

Wanna see me play?  Take a look at my video:  https://youtu.be/F9R2oII3guY


10 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