5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Must have a resident mentor dog.

  • Must have a fenced in yard.

  • Unsure about how he is with cats.

  • A bit shy and timid.

  • House trained

  • Really sweet boy


Must haves in a forever home: Resident mentor dog, fenced in yard.

5-years old.

If you’re looking for a calm and well-behaved, nice boy—I’m your guy!

I appreciate attention from foster mom, so I sit close hoping for petting and snuggles. I do that too when other adults come to visit. Foster mom had a 95-year-old visitor the other day and I gently accepted treats from him. My foster family hasn’t seen me with children, so that is not a certainty. I am a bit shy and timid.

Before living with foster mom, I hadn’t used stairs. I figured them out in a day! I also hadn’t had treats so turned my nose up when they were offered. Are you kidding? What was I thinking? Now, when I see a treat is about to be offered, I smack my lips in anticipation!

I’m house trained, enjoy being brushed, and willingly give up toys—upon request. My furry foster brother and I are best buds; we play inside and out. Speaking of which, a furry sibling should be a member of the family in my forever home and a fenced yard is also needed.

A bit overweight a couple of months ago, I’m now down eight pounds. I’d probably eat more if mom didn’t make sure I’m not tempted by “low-lying” tasties. I don’t put my paws on the counter, but if my mouth can reach food, I’ll go for it.

Mom says I’m good on a leash and walk like a charm. I even lean into mom a bit! Currently I require a little push from mom to get into the car, but she thinks I’m catching on. I come when I’m called. In fact, I’m the first one in when mom calls for Wizzy and me to come inside.

Foster mom describes me as “a gem, a really, really sweet boy.” I would so love to find a forever family to love.

  • 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