Ernie 9 Years
Archie 6 Years





Fast Facts
  • Bonded Pair, adopted together

  • Ernie – Golden Retriever

  • Archie – Newfie

  • Good with other dogs

  • Fenced in yard needed

  • Unknown with cats


Aren’t we a pair? Well, actually, yes, we are, a bonded pair.

I’m Ernie, the golden retriever, and this is my pal, Archie, a Newfoundland. I’m 8-years old, he’s 6.

We know basic commands. In fact, I was trained for hunting, so am a bit more trustworthy off leash. Our foster dad has been practicing with Archie as he gets accustomed to walking with his new harness. We’re housetrained and have been in a home where we rang a bell when we wanted to go outside.

Currently, we’re living with a kind foster family, which includes three other dogs. Foster mom told us we were nice houseguests!

For fun, we like to play in the backyard, play ball, and going for swims! Playing with the dogs who live here are exciting pastimes too! Oh, and I enjoy carrying around my stuffies and showing them to everyone!

The five of us dogs get “group treat time!” Archie and I know to accept them gently. We have separate locations for mealtime though as it works more smoothly that way. (Sometimes Archie or I can get “fussy” when we’re all trying to eat at the same time.)

Both of us like being close to people. I try to get on people’s laps when I can (doesn’t seem to be encouraged) and being petted is so very luxurious—I’m a leaner, so you can’t miss me!

Foster mom calls Archie a love bug. He would like to be hugged and petted 24/7. He likes his butt scratched too and will speak up if you stop.

Oh, Archie reminded me to tell you that it would be best for us to have a fenced-in yard. And foster mom reminded me to tell you that it’s unknown how we’d be with cats. She added that we’re “a couple of sweet boys!” Are you looking for a couple of sweet, furry dogs who love to be loved? We’d love you right back!

Adoption Process
  • 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