5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Calm

  • Likes walks

  • Mentor dog required

  • Fine with adults and children

  • Not a fan of the crate

  • 53 pounds


A Note from Grove:

Oh my, I’ve been asked to write about myself. Well, I’m a timid lass, and not accustomed to being in a cozy house. I feel that I’m acclimating quite nicely! Having a kind foster mom and a fellow dog to play with and learn from certainly is a pleasant circumstance to be in. When foster mom pets me, I’m all in! And I give her the “golden nudge,” if she stops for a second!

I’m very low-key indoors. Going outdoors is exciting — so much to see and smell! Coming back indoors makes me feel a little apprehensive, but foster mom has been encouraging me and I’m becoming more comfortable coming back in now.

You can find me carrying around and playing with toys. Toys made out of fabric have been put out of my reach though.
My forever family might want to spend some time teaching me basic commands as I’ve never had an opportunity to learn them. Foster mom has been working with me though. I’m fine on a leash, so perhaps my forever family and I could learn to walk together too!

Healthwise I seem to have some sensitivity to chicken products. I eat soft beef chunks and rice now and have been feeling great! I’m not especially comfortable having people watch me eat, but I’m relaxing more with that too. Other than being careful with what I eat, I’m in very good health for a nearly-6-year old! A benign tumor that will not metastasize was removed from my lower jaw. The vet said that the removal “offered a cure and regrowth is uncommon.”

People who meet me love to see my light and luxurious coat. I’m crossing my paws, hoping I’ll meet my forever family soon.

  • 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