Are you looking for a world class snuggler?  I will be your furry friend to keep you warm this winter.  I will sleep curled up next to you if you let me, but mostly I am a terrific leaner and will lean into you with all my might and put my head on your shoulder or your lap because I just love the closeness.  Foster mom says she has never met a cuddlier golden.

My favorite thing is to have something soft in my mouth at all times.  I love my foster siblings stuffed Kong teddy bears and ALWAYS have one in my mouth.  If I can’t find a bear, then I will find a suitable substitute like a sock or a rag or anything else that is available, even if it’s something that I shouldn’t have.  I won’t chew it, but I just need to carry it around.

Walks are so exciting, and I definitely need them for some exercise.  You see, I need to get my girlish figure back, so I have a few pounds to lose, well maybe a lot since I am almost 100 pounds.  I take my sweet time on walks and don’t like to get very far from home.  When I decide that I don’t want to go further, I will stop and want to go back home.  Once I know we are on our way in that direction, I am as happy as can be and walk quickly and happily and won’t pull on the leash.  Even though I get so excited to go, short distances are my specialty.  I guess I will need someone that can convince me to go farther so I can drop those extra pounds.

I love to go for rides in the car and am a great passenger.  Despite my weight, I can easily hop up into foster mom’s minivan.

I am the typical Velcro golden and would be stuck to you if I could.  I love to follow foster mom wherever she goes.  It’s hard at night time because I want to go upstairs so badly, but due to my weight, it’s hard for me to do the stairs, so I finally settle down for the night on my own.  I would love a family that had a home where their bedroom was on the first floor so I could be with them at night time.  Foster mom slept downstairs with me a couple of times and I was in heaven.  Hardwood floors are a bit tough for me too, so an area rug or two help me with walking around.  Hopefully once I lose some weight, this will all be easier for me.

I am an all around wonderful dog.  I don’t have accidents, I don’t beg for food, but sometimes I will bark at you for attention.  I just want to be loved.  After all, how can you not fall in love with a sweet girl like me!  Are you ready to have me join your family?  My hugs are the best!  I will give you hugs and love you forever.
Female, 8 Years Old

Adoption Process
ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS, NO EXCEPTIONS:
  • 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