Dinga Square

People are always asking me the origin of my name. Dominik Dinga is a Serbian soccer defender and since we both enjoy a good game of chase, I assume that I was named after him. I just prefer going after squirrels instead of soccer balls.  Does that mean that I am famous too?

Although I am ten years old, I am very young in spirit.  I love to go on walks and I am very strong. I think I need a little more training to encourage me to stop pulling. Playing in the yard is fun, but I am also content to just lay at Foster Mom’s feet, watch a movie and share an occasional piece of her popcorn.  I can be trusted with free rein in the house, but I also like the security of my crate and will go in willingly.  Cats were an anomaly to me when I first arrived at my foster home where two felines live.  I was very curious to discover exactly what they were and what they would do if I chased them. Now we have just resolved to coexist without much interaction. I was never introduced to dogs by my previous owner, so I am not sure how I feel about living with another canine. For now, I think I would like to be the “one and only” pup in the family.

There is almost nothing better than going on an adventure in the car. I am happy to sit by an open window and take in the new sights, sounds and smells.  The only thing slightly more exciting is being given a peanut butter fill Kong toy that I can work on emptying for hours.  Obedience commands? I know a lot of them, but at my age my stubborn side sometimes takes over and I refuse to perform. Of course, the offer of a tasty treat will usually encourage me!

I haven’t been in foster care long and I am ready to find a family to call my own in record time. That’s because I was perfect from the beginning. Foster Mom says I am a typical Golden girl: happy to be loved and to love forever.  I can’t wait for my new life to start!


10 Years Old

  • 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