At a home expo show, I stumbled upon AGAG. I successfully helped over ten goldens find forever homes until Dakota found me. At first she was timid but full of smiles and wiggles! Her eye was brown on top but light blue, almost white at the bottom. I have been through three eye surgeries and to see her unique eye struck me harder than I can explain.

She was found in Puerto Rico and AGA brought her to Illinois. She touched my heart within 3 minutes of meeting her and just dug in deeper the longer I had her.

My job is no longer stressful due to happy memories, recent pictures and the occasional “take your dog to work day!” and the small tweaks to my routines add joy to my life. How can you not love the snuggle time before drifting off to sleep? The fun rumps around the dog park to blow off energy or the countless kisses you receive when telling her your daily stories?

“A house is not a home without a dog” well my life is not complete without Dakota!

  • 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