Although my original owner probably meant well, I was raised in a home so overcrowded with dogs that I received little personal human attention or training. As a result, in order to survive in that hectic atmosphere, I am a bit shy and reserved.  But with the help of my loving and patient foster mom, I am coming out of my shell and I have more self-confidence now.  I don’t like her to get out of my sight and I am her shadow in the house.

When I go for a walk, the neighbors come out to pet me and tell me how beautiful I am.  Like most Goldens, I love my tennis balls. I chase them down and return them, but I refuse to release my vanquished prey until I am ready. I am friendly with the neighborhood dogs that I know, but I’m still not sure how to initiate play.  Leash walks are all new to me and it takes me a few minutes to settle down to Foster Mom’s pace, but I am a work in progress.  I like to stop along the way to investigate every interesting smell or object.

Car rides are the absolute best part of my day especially when our destination is PetSmart! The people who work there all know me and regard me as a rock star! I get to observe all the other visiting dogs and look at the treats they have on the shelves.  I never refuse any goodies and I wish we could take a sample of each home with us.  I sleep comfortably all night next to my Foster Mom’s bed and dream of a forever family who has a yard with grass I can roll in, a canine sibling to play chase with and humans who enjoy quiet times filled with Golden kisses.


5 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