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Elsa is my name and play is my game!  I am fifty pounds of spirit and I love to romp with my three

fur foster siblings. I also go to doggie day care where I get to interact with a whole new group of fur friends of every shape and size. I have learned to play bow to encourage other pups to play. I get along with everyone! When things are just too quiet at home, I vie for my foster parents’ attention by bringing my rope to them for a game of tug which I usually win! I also like to “steal” prohibited items to encourage a chase, but I return them on demand.  I am a youngster with plenty of vitality.  After a full day of energy burning fun, I am ready to find a lap to cuddle on and settle in for a little nap.


I am crate trained and willingly go into it so I can get my bedtime treats. I sleep with the beloved stuffed owl which is the only thing I brought with me from my former home.  I also carry it around with me and would never dream of chewing it.  Car rides?  They are the best!  I wear a short harness in the back of the SUV and I enjoy watching out the windows or just sleeping my way through the journey. Foster Mom tells me I am incredibly smart because I pick up obedience commands quickly.  I know “down”, “leave it”, “sit” and “stay”.   We are just starting to work on leash walking and a harness is helping to keep me from pulling. My fur sibs taught me how to use the doggie door to go outside. I love the feeling of independence I get from coming and going into the yard when I want to. I am also working on alerting my family when I have to go potty just in case my adoptive family only has human-type doors.


I would love to be part of a forever family that includes another pup to mentor me and be my playmate.  I also will require a fenced in yard as I love to make my morning laps several times before I can settle down.  I have a happy and cheerful demeanor and with some patient training and lots of love, this diamond in the rough will become the jewel of your pack.

  • 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