Dynamic and Loving Duo

Hi! It’s me, Hoku! Since I’m the elder of my pair, I’ve made myself the official spokesperson for Manoa and me.

Are you looking for a Dynamic Doggie Duo to alert you when wild animals, hockey games or scary movies are on your TV screen? If so, Manoa and I are the team for you. When we walk into the room and there are horses, birds, or especially emus on the screen, we bark our alerts in an effort to fend them off! (I have taught Manoa well!) And why are those humans on TV wearing funny-looking dog bowls on their heads while they skate around chasing petrified dog-droppings? This must stop! And, if I sense something scary is happening on the screen, have no fear, foster mom, Manoa and I are on the way!  

Foster mom says that’s about the only time we bark though. We have other ways we like to spend our time.  We like playing fetch in the backyard with tennis balls! Our very favorite is the Kong ball with the squeaker in it. Manoa sometimes walks around with several of them in her mouth. And I must confess that I am a squeaker stealer and do my best to find them inside toys.

We enjoy our walks! Sometimes we try to lead mom to people and other dogs so we can say hi to them. My pal, Manoa, has a stubborn tendency to sit down during our walks just ‘cause she wants to sit and look around for a bit. Foster mom is working with us on “correct walking procedures,” still we’re pretty cooperative and the walks are fun.

Just so you know, we’re housebroken. We’re not restricted from any rooms in the house whether or not foster mom is home. One of us comes when called – – me! Manoa will, but she has a will of her own sometimes. Manoa is kind of a showoff too ‘cause she will move from “sit” to the “down” position without being told. We enjoy children; we’re good with other dogs. In fact, we’ve both kissed our furry stepbrother, Tucker (we’re such flirts!)

Truly, Manoa and I are nice to each other and are the best of friends.  Foster mom has noticed that we’ve found our very own special spot where we like to relax together on the living room floor.  She also thinks I’m being a very good friend when I offer the ball I’m playing with to Manoa when I realize she would like to have it.

Manoa wants me to be sure to tell you that she craves love and affection. To be honest, I think she can be a drama queen sometimes. She’ll whine and lie on her back with her legs in the air until mom comes to scratch her belly. Seriously.

Yes, we’re quite the affectionate duo. Mom’s so happy when we show our love and gratitude toward her.  I’ve seen Manoa put her head on mom’s knee and melt into her when mom is near.  I come to mom with my tail wagging and give her my paw without being asked, and I give her kisses. When mom rubs my ears it’s pure joy!

Even the veterinarian and his staff think we’re awesome.  I heard the vet tell foster mom that we were “Super sweet” and would do whatever they needed.

Manoa and I are looking for a forever family to share in the joy and love of life. Are you looking for two sweet Goldens? And, do you have a remote?

Hokulani   Female, 12 Years Old

Manoa   Female, 5 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