I am a sweet senior boy looking for my forever home.  I will need another dog in my new home because I am a bit anxious when on my own.  I would also like someone who is home more often than not because I will bark sometimes when no one is home.  My foster dad has taught me so much while I have been with him and he says I will make a family very happy.

I love to go for walks and play with my special squeaky ball.  Other toys really don’t interest me much.  Car rides are a lot of fun, and I have been known to sniff foster dad’s head when he drives.

They tell me that I am nine years old, but I sure don’t feel that old.  When we are out on walks, I have lots of energy.  In the yard I run around a little bit but then I prefer to lay down with my ball.  I am pretty mellow in the house, but when I wake up from a nap, my tail wags 100 miles per hour to let you know it’s time to have some fun.  Did I tell you that my tail is always wagging?  It wags when we walk, it wags when I am being petted, it wags when I want attention, it wags when I sit next to foster dad.  I don’t think my tail stops wagging.

I have been working on my manners when taking walks.  I will bark at people and other dogs a lot on walks, but foster dad has been teaching me that I need to be calm and look at him when I get worried and want to bark.  I take some medication to help me since I get anxious and want to bark at everything.  Foster dad has some great training tricks that help me and he can show them to you too.

Foster dad says I am a beautiful dog.  When watching me run in the yard I look so graceful with my long limbs, that he says I look like I float when I run.  I can’t wait to have a forever family to call my very own.

Male, 9 Years Old

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