1 Year





Fast Facts
  • Playful
  • Sweet & Affectionate
  • Housebroken
  • Better without small children


I’ve been described as a “big playful golden-doodle pup who’s full of young dog energy!” And I simply must add the descriptives: sweet and affectionate, ‘cause that’s me too—when I’m not too busy.

Humans love to know about housebreaking, so let me assure you, I’ve got that down! I let foster mom know when I have to go by heading to the patio door.

I sure do like people! For example, my foster mom, she’s a “people!”  She feeds me, pets me, and has a big box of toys! Gotta love ‘er! Little people are fun too. In fact, I used to live with young children. Just have to be sure the kids aren’t too little ‘cause I’m a tall, strong boy.

I get so happily excited when I see other dogs that I start jumping around—even while on walks. I so want to play! I have a furry foster brother. We often play, but sometimes I’m so enthusiastic that I miss the signals he sends when he’d rather relax than play. Guess I have some social skills to learn. Yet, foster mom thinks having a forever home that would give me a playful furry sibling would be beneficial.

My daily ritual is to remove every toy from the toy box, then grab one throughout the day for entertainment. If someone throws a ball or toy for me, I can be kept busy for hours playing fetch! Add a fenced-in yard to the game, and you’ll find one happy and then exhausted pup!

Foster mom says I’m getting better on our walks. When I follow the command, “heal,” I get a treat and told I’m a “good boy!” I learn very quickly, especially when treats are involved.

Speaking of food, I do get “nosy” when foster mom’s cooking or eating, I’ll bet that training and treats will be coming my way to work on that behavior too.

Yes, I’m an energetic and puppyish boy. Still, mom describes me this way, “Cody is an absolute love of a pup. He’d make a great family dog full of love and playfulness!”

  • 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