5 Years





Fast Facts
  • 63 pounds

  • Housetrained

  • Good with cats

  • A quieter home preferred

  • Needs a fenced yard

  • Needs a calm mentor dog

“Sweet, very friendly and calm,” that’s how foster mom describes me. And that surely seems evident in my photo, don’t you think?

When I hear my name, I come running! Then, upon request, I provide what foster mom describes as a “beautiful sit.” (It’s amazing what measures one will go to for a treat!)

One of my favorite pastimes is sitting on the floor in front of a low window and watching people and dogs walk by. Another is being petted — such bliss!

When I see the leash coming out, I’m ready to go; I happen to be very good on walks!

I can be quite social as I enjoy being with children and adults. Farmers’ markets are a good place to meet people and other dogs. Yet, fast moves toward my face can startle me. So a home without busy youngsters would be best.

You should know that I am a retired breeding dog, so a home with a fenced yard is a must for me for safety reasons and because that is where I prefer to relieve myself. Also, we retired breeders tend to adapt better to new homes if there’s a resident mentor dog. In my case, a calm companion is preferred to one that is rambunctious.

Neither the vacuum nor thunder frighten me. I’m not a barker, and don’t jump on people or furniture. I’ve also never chewed or torn any of foster mom’s belongings. Car rides are fine with me, but foster mom sometimes has to give me a boost.

Playing with other dogs is fun, but not the rough and tumble and aggressive ones. I have no problems with cats, and not much interest in toys. Oh, I do have a small lamb that smells like lavender that’s kinda nice!

I’m crate trained, but sleep on a dog bed at night. Bedtime for me is 8 p.m., then I don’t stir until 6 a.m. when foster mom wakes up.

Foster mom describes me as a “well behaved, quiet and beautiful, red golden retriever.” I’m looking for my forever home and a person or family who will give me lots of pets!

  • 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