It was very crowded in my previous home in Puerto Rico. Because our owner had to provide for so many dogs, the shyer ones like me didn’t receive any personal attention or training. We weren’t given any toys, so the purpose of tennis balls and squeaky objects was unfamiliar to me. At my foster home, I have been introduced to plush toys.  Foster Mom throws them for me to chase, but I am still unsure of what to do next when I catch them. So many things are new to me, but I watch fur foster sibling, Haven, and I am discovering a whole new world of fun!  I also live with two cats. I am very respectful of them, but occasionally I give chase just to see them run.

Although leash walking is a new experience for me, I never pull unless I see a pesky squirrel.  Then it’s off to the races!  I am working on controlling myself. I am also uncomfortable when we pass an unfamiliar dog.  Slow introductions are in order for me to accept the attention of a strange canine.  I feel the same way about people. I am readily tolerant of women, but I am cautious about strange men when they approach me.

Foster brother Haven is the “sleep with mom” dog, so I choose to curl up on the floor near her bed. That doesn’t mean that I don’t like to snuggle. Couch time finds Foster Mom sandwiched between Super Lab Haven and me. If I hear “cuddle”, I am there! I am never happier than when I am close to my Foster Mom who tells me what a beautiful girl I am.  My inside manners are impeccable, except for occasionally investigating the counter tops.  There is no need to ever put me in a crate and I enjoy free reign of the house when I am left alone.

I will be a living alarm clock in my forever home. When I think it is time to awaken, I will put my chin on the bed, give a tiny lick and say, “Okay, I think it is time to start the day!” There will be no need to hit the snooze alarm ever again.


4 Years Old, possible mix

  • 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