Female, 6 years old

Dana came to us from a commercial breeding facility and is very, very scared of everything.  She has been in a foster home for several months and has made some wonderful strides, but has a long way to go.  Breeder dogs need to have a spot they consider their “safe place”, away from the action of the home where they can retreat.


A stable mentor dog permanently in the home– one that she can follow and watch to know what things are ok and not scary.

Someone who is home more often than not.  Breeder dogs have accidents but can’t be confined since this is very scary for them.

A fenced in yard – fearful dogs are afraid of leashes and need to have a fenced in yard for potty breaks and the freedom to roam around.  Many of them are different dogs when outside.

  • 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