6 Years





Fast Facts
  • 86 pounds

  • Mentor dog required

  • Fenced yard required

  • House-trained

  • Non-stop tail wagger

  • Cat friendly

INTRODUCTION As told by Corin

I hope this doesn’t come across the wrong way, but if you are interested in me you had better move quickly. I am a keeper, and I am going to go fast! I mean, just look at my picture! Have you ever seen a prettier dog? Even better, I have a personality to match. My foster mom and dad call me a “real sweetheart” who “smiles and wags her tail non-stop.”

I love pretty much everybody: people, other dogs, and I even got along with a cat I met. People are definitely my favorite, however. I love all kinds of attention, and I especially like it when mom or dad talk to me in an excited manner. That gets me smiling and dancing. I have a foster dog-brother named Milo who is so much fun to play with! He is teaching me all kinds of good things about living with a family, which I have never done before as I was a breeder dog in my previous life. That’s all behind me now and I’ve learned very quickly that families are even better than peanut butter! We are not too sure how I’d handle children because I haven’t met any yet, but I bet I’d love them, too.

So, in addition to being drop-dead gorgeous and loving, I’m also very well-behaved. I understand several commands, and I’m working on others. Mom and Dad say that I’m crate-trained, but I’m so good I don’t need to be put in one. They feel fine leaving me alone in the house with Milo when they go out. I don’t jump or bark or counter surf, and I am good on car rides (though I need a little help getting in and out, since riding in cars is kind of new to me). I don’t even get on the furniture! I’m also very brave. Storms and fireworks don’t phase me at all. Not even the threat of a tornado ruffled my feathers, er, fur.

At 6 years of age, I have sowed my wild oats, and I am ready to settle down. I no longer have all that manic puppy energy. (That’s a good thing, don’t you think?) But I still like to have fun; I enjoy emptying out the toy box several times a day. I also get excited about a game of fetch now and then. Walking is something that I am still getting used to as this is a new skill for me, but I am learning not to pull on the leash quite so much.

All right, nobody’s perfect, and I need to come clean about my imperfections. Like a lot of us, I could benefit from losing a few pounds, but it’s nothing that a few games of fetch and regular walks won’t fix. I know I don’t sound like it, but I am rather shy and sudden movement can startle me. Getting to know and trust you, however, will go a long way toward addressing that. Even though I am house-trained, I have had a few accidents. I think that is just because I’m nervous in new environments, I mean, who isn’t? I’ve also chewed a few things that I found on the floor (basically because I thought the counters were yours and the floor was mine). I will learn better though, I promise.

Foster mom, dad and Milo have taught me so much! They really love me, but they know there is someone out there who needs me even more than they do. Could that be you? Let’s talk.


  • Still exhibits some shy behavior; startled by sudden movement.
  • Generally house-trained but has had a few accidents.
  • Increasingly trusting of people.
  • Has not demonstrated any aggressive behavior.
  • Needs help getting in and out of cars.
  • Has chewed things found on floor.
  • Pulls on leash while walking.


  • No health concerns.


  • Needs to learn additional basic commands; training classes recommended.
  • Plays well with other dogs.
  • Comfort with children unknown.
  • 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