5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Must have a mentor dog.

  • Must have fenced in yard.

  • Need someone home most of the time.

  • Loves her humans and will stay by your side.


Here’s the scoop, a quote from foster mom: “Hope is going to make somebody a fabulous dog, the sweetest and friendliest dog ever.”

I like to be around this kind lady so follow her everywhere possible. When foster mom leaves the house, I settle in by the door she left from and wait.  If she’s gone longer than an hour or so, I become anxious and start chewing on things. I’m improving on that issue, but it still happens. When left alone for a longer period than I imagined (perhaps an hour), or during the night, countersurfing is of occasional interest too. No matter how far back mom puts things, I can reach it. I refuse the crate. I’m not afraid of that headpiece, “the cone,” though. Foster mom has used it on occasion with no fuss from me!

I feel so “at home” here, and like having furry friends and a human who cares for me. But anxiety lingers. Medication helps; the vet and foster mom are working on the best medication and dosage that will work for me.

Additional reasons you might want me for your pet:

  • I don’t pull on the leash
  • Rarely will you hear me bark
  • I’m very attentive and will do anything to please
  • Aggression is NOT a part of my MO
  • I’m mostly house trained

It would be best if I were adopted by a family in which someone was home most of the time and who own another dog, so I’d have a mentor brother or sister.  And, I need to have a fenced in yard since I am timid.

People who have been with me realize how I have persevered despite a hard-luck life so far.

I’m available if you’re looking for loving companionship.

  • 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