5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Fenced in yard
  • Needs Mentor Dog

I’m 5-years old and since last fall I’ve been living in a home with people for the first time in my life. I’m not used to this comfort and freedom, but I’ve certainly discovered the advantages!

Thankfully I have two furry siblings to learn from. Foster mom is pleased because I learned how they use the backyard to take care of business. Now I do that too! No more potty pads for me!

One of my favorite things to do in my new world is going for walks. It’s just amazing: sniff and walk, sniff and walk, what could be better? Foster mom is impressed that I’m such a nice walker and don’t pull at all! (She seems so easy to please!)

I’m still taking my time in checking out this new existence though. Back in the house after walks I head straight to one of my hiding spots. I’m afraid of getting into cars, but once I’m in, I’m fine for the ride. I’m terrified of these horrible sounding trucks that pick up cans on the street once each week. Last time it happened, I decided that it might be safe to be by foster dad. I ran to him and hid under his desk.

Foster mom describes me as being sweet and gentle though. I’ve never barked and am not destructive. I’m a low energy girl and find being brushed and petted calming. Medication helps me to feel more relaxed too.

When people come to visit, I come out of my private spots to see what’s happening. I heard foster mom say I look like I want to visit with them, but I’m not quite ready to do that. (She’s right.)

Like any true golden, I have a good appetite at mealtime, but am not yet ready to take treats.

My furry foster siblings are important in making me feel secure and helping to teach me about the ways of this new world. I watch them, follow them around, enjoy time with them in the yard and even lie together with them sometimes. It’s very important that my forever home has another dog to be my mentor and friend and a fenced yard for protection.

Foster mom seems to know me pretty well. She hopes for a forever family for me that can provide patience and love. I might add that comfort, petting, and food would be happily accepted too!

  • 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