Jasper Square

My foster mom says that I have really come out of my shell since I came to live with her.  I am not sure what a shell is, but I do know that now I am a happy, gentle and socialized pup.  I love other dogs and even like c.a.t.s!  I will probably never be hulking in stature because I am a mix of golden retriever and cocker spaniel, but I am large on personality!  I make my foster mom laugh when I get the “zoomies” in the backyard and then I grab my fur foster sister, Georgia’s tail or leg to encourage her to join me in the craziness.  I love all my toys, especially the squeaky ones and I am content to entertain myself if no one is available to play with me.

I enjoy belly rubs so much that I will lay on my back with my legs straight up, hoping someone will notice me and appease my craving with a few scratches.   I love walks and with continued practice, I am learning to stroll calmly on my leash. I think that means that I am a “work in progress” in that area!  Thunder storms and loud noises don’t bother me and I even slept through most of the July 4th celebration.  I’m still not completely sure about getting into the car, but if my foster sibs lead the way, I follow along so I don’t miss out on any fun.  I love to snuggle with my humans and because I am not real big, I don’t take up much room on the bed or couch.

Sometimes I still need a little time to adjust to new situations. Therefore, it would be nice to have another canine in my furever home who would be my companion and help me continue to learn the finer points of enjoying a dog’s life. Everyone who meets me thinks I am a sweet loving little guy and very handsome too.  Having a thick wavy golden coat certainly doesn’t hurt the total package either!


11 Months 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