5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Must have mentor dog

  • Must have fenced in yard

  • Very sweet girl

  • Patient & quiet home

  • Timid nature

  • Loves attention


Irene, 5-years old

When I look up at foster mom, she tells me I have “dreamy brown eyes.” Perhaps I get dreamy eyed because I really love people. Even young children are nice to be around. I enjoy the attention people give me, along with petting and scratches. In fact, if foster mom starts to pet my furry foster sibling, I squeeze my way in for my share! I seek cuddling opportunities throughout the day too!

I came to foster mom’s along with another foster golden. We feel more comfortable having each other around. I’ve agreed to play with some other dogs I’ve met recently. I’ll wrestle a bit and play chase in the yard. A canine pal in my forever home would work best for me, a mentor dog who will help me to feel more secure in this new phase of my life. Previously I lived a rather secluded life, mainly with only dogs.

This new world sure has some perks! Besides human friends, how about the great outdoors! Woah! Walks are spectacular, and I’m always ready to go! Mom thinks I’d just keep goin’ and goin’, but for some reason we always head back home. I also enjoyed the sparkly-cold white stuff, but where’d it go? I would dash through it and chomp on it. I hope it will show up again! For my safety, my forever home should include a fenced-in yard as sometimes when I get startled, I run. I do my business outside too. When foster mom sees I’m “antsy” she realizes it’s time.

Like I said, I’m not used to having lots of people around. I feel comfortable if it’s just a few people, but more than that and I’ll seek the solitude of my crate.

All in all, I’m a “sweetie” who might just make a wonderful addition to your family.

  • 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