George Square

When I arrived at my foster home, they called me “Georgie Pudgy.”  Now at a svelte 78 pounds and still going down, I’m known as “Cuddley Dudley George.”  I’m a lover and will stay right next to you, like Velcro.  I like other dogs, but not living in my house, as I don’t like sharing my people.

I’m a mix, Golden and possibly Keeshond.  Foster mom thinks I’m the best of both breeds.  I prance and smile, like a “Golden Dutchman”.  I don’t play with toys, but can de-fluff any stuffed toys I see.  Fetching a ball is a strange activity that I don’t get.  I love to chew on Nylabones, especially the Wishbone, deer or elk antlers.  I have comfy, “special” beds on the floor for naps and bedtime.  However, sometimes I prefer to sleep on the floor right next to foster dad’s side of the bed.

The world outside our house is new, distracting and sometimes scary to me.  I go on walks wearing a harness.  I can go 10-12 blocks now, especially on cool days.  In the summer, with my heavy coat, I like short walks early in the morning and after sunset.  I’m learning to heel and foster dad says I get better every day.

My coat needs a good brushing every 3-6 days, but my hair comes out in clumps and is easy to throw away, that’s the Keeshond in me.  I’m told I am a young 9 year old.  If you’re looking for a constant companion, look no further:  I’m your dog.


9 Years Old

  • 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