Our dog’s name is Javi (pronounced Havvy).  His name at adoption was Jerry, but since he was originally from Puerto Rico, we selected a new name that honored his heritage.

Javi wakes us up every morning at 4 a.m. with kisses to our face, and then immediately goes back to sleep.  It’s the sweetest thing ever!  He’s not interested in playing or going outside, just extending a quick “hello.” When he is ready to get up and out, he pulls the covers off us!

Walking and exploring the neighborhood are a favorite. We go around different blocks each time, so he doesn’t get bored.  He’s high energy, so even though he has a fenced-in backyard, a few walks a day are important.

Javi’s favorite toys are pillows from our bed, and a chew toy.  He also enjoys a game of catch. Hence, the baseball cap!

Javi is sweet, mild-mannered, very loving and cuddly. He loves to sit on the couch and watch TV with us at the end of the day.  He definitely tells us when it’s time for bed, too, by standing by the stairs or lying on the first stair until we’re ready.

This golden has brought so much joy and love into our house! We are empty-nesters, so it’s been wonderful having such an energetic little fur-baby. He brings a wonderful dimension to our lives and is the exemplification of unconditional love! We just love our little boy so much!

  • 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