People are always commenting on my big black eyes and when my tail and feathers grow in, my Foster Mom says I will be stunning. I think I am already pretty cute!  My canine foster sister Maggie and I have marathon wrestling matches, but we’re never aggressive and wouldn’t dream of hurting each other.  We have an endless supply of bones and after enjoying some chew time, I turn to the stuffed toys. They don’t have a long life span with furry body parts flying in all directions when I am in control, but I was very gentle with a real live turtle I encountered in the yard recently.

Sometimes I am leery of male visitors to our house.   I keep my distance until I have a chance to assess them. After some time, I will cautiously approach for a pat or scratch, especially if I see Maggie getting lots of attention.  Even if I have met them previously, I have to start the investigative process all over again.  With patience and slow introductions, I hope to trust from the very start that males won’t harm me.

My back yard is my utopia.  I run like the wind and love to investigate the scents of animals that had been there when I wasn’t on patrol. I catch on to my lessons quickly and I know a lot of basic obedience commands like sit, stay and down.  If treats are offered, I am ready to respond to instructions! I enjoy going on walks and I sit politely when my Foster Mom stops.  I’m not large in stature at a petite 40 pounds, but I make up for my size with enthusiasm for life, curiosity about the world around me and an ever wagging tail.

Female – Mix

2 Years 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

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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