Goldie Square

Many people have preconceived ideas about senior citizens whether animal or human. They think that all golden-agers can’t see, can’t hear and don’t move around with vigor. I’m here to say that I am a seasoned guy whose hearing is perfect, but very selective. I can hear my treat jar opening from any part of the house, but sometimes choose to ignore the “sit” command! My hips may be a little stiff at times as expected with an eleven year old, but I am off and running when I see a bunny or a chipmunk invading my yard. I’m spry enough to get into the back seat of the car without a boost and I enjoy stretching out in the backseat for as long as we are traveling. We go on at least four walks around the block each day. I never tire of searching out new smells in the air, new sights in the neighborhood and I charm everyone we meet.

I am a thief and a pick pocket! I love to search pockets and purses for stray tissues to rip up and look on the counters for any goodies I can snag. My game of choice is called “Soccer Ball” where someone will roll the ball and aim at a spot between by legs.  I am quite agile at pushing the ball back to my playmate with my nose. I always win this game because I am never the one to quit first. In my previous home I lived with a dog and cat. We didn’t interact much, but we got along fine as long as the other dog stayed away from my toys and bones!  Although I am not much of a cuddle bug and don’t insist on receiving attention by giving the “golden nudge”, I like to keep an eye on my humans and stay close to them as they move around the house.

I can be left home alone and not get into any mischief, never have accidents in the house and I don’t chew on inappropriate items like some of the youngsters do. I don’t bark unless another dog initiates it. I also enjoy slow pull-free walks, have a calm demeanor and sleep quietly through the night on my big dog bed.  What’s not to adore about a handsome sugar faced guy who is ready-made to be the perfect addition to a forever family?


11 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