My name is Dylana and I am 6 years old.  I am retired from breeding and learning the golden life.  My foster mom has nicknamed me Ana.  I am going to need a very special home.  It will need to be a quiet and calm home with a confident mentor dog and a fenced in yard.  Older kids would be better since younger ones may be more active and not understand my fears.

Many things scare me, for example a TV, and I am still trying to get used to them.  My crate is my safe place to spend my day and I love to find lots of toys and will run out of my crate, grab a toy, and stash it in my crate with me.  I love getting attention from foster mom when her dogs are by her too.  They are helping me build my confidence.  I will go for walks, but if I get scared, I like to hide between foster mom’s legs.  She says my “on the go” safe spot is stuck to her legs.  She thinks I am a true Velcro golden.

I am taking medications to help me with my fears, and I should remain on them for as long as necessary.  Watching a dog like me take baby steps to confidence is very rewarding.

If you think you are the special family for me, please email

  • 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

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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