Chanel Square

My life has changed a lot since my days as a stray on the streets of Puerto Rico.  I was shy and cautious when I first arrived in Chicago, but with the TLC I have received at my foster home, I have blossomed. At forty-two pounds, my foster mom describes me as “sweetness in a tiny body.”

I get anxious when I am locked in a crate, but I am comfortable being gated in a safe area.  I have two canine foster brothers and am always willing to share their toys with them! I’m not sure what a c-a-t is, so I don’t know if I would like sharing my house with one.   My favorite game is playing tug of war with my squeaky alligator and I love going on car rides especially when the windows are open and my ears are blowing in the wind. My foster brothers and I go on four jaunts around the neighborhood each day. I am a very good leash walker and I never pull. I am friendly to all the people and dogs we see along the way and everyone we meet tells me what a sweetheart I am.  My Foster Mom agrees!

Since I probably lived on the streets for most of my life and I am still a young dog, I have had a little difficulty with learning the proper place to go potty. However, I have improved a lot recently and given a little more time and encouragement, I will be perfect!  I’m usually pretty quiet, but if a stranger comes to the door, I will bark several times to alert my family.  Then I will give tail wagging greetings once Foster Mom assures me we are safe.

I love children and would be a great companion on walks, in the yard playing fetch and just settling in to watch a little television together.  At bed time, I will race to get the best bed position for some ear scratches, cuddling and some end-of-the-day attention.  Are you ready for a little night time competition for the optimum spot?

I need another dog and someone who is home a lot in my forever home.

Female – Mix

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

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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