Dakota

Dakota

Look into my eyes and I will melt your heart.  I am a beautiful, red haired girl.  I am 7 years old, but you would never know it.  I have the energy of a youngster.  I will go and go and go until I finally wear out and take a nap.

I am a typical velcro golden and stick to you like glue.  I follow you everywhere, bounding up and down the stairs to stay ahead of you, and when things settle down for the evening, I will curl up at your feet.

I love to take walks, but need to learn to stop barking at all of the other dogs we see along the way.  I also will bark to let you know when there is a stranger at the door, but then know they are there just to see me and I get scratches.  If I know we are going outside, I do my happy dance and jump around in circles.  I can get stressed riding in a car, but I am getting better.

I love to run around the back yard chasing squirrels, scattering the birds, and tracking interesting smells.  I am living in a home with other goldens and they are really helping me learn what are good things.  I have become more confident and don’t feel so worried anymore.  They are teaching me so much, so I will need a home with another dog.

I am having fun learning new things, like walking nicely on a leash.  If you are looking for a girl to add to your family of two legged and four legged residents, then I am your next companion!

Age: 7
Female

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