6 Years





Fast Facts
  • Must have a mentor dog

  • Must have a fenced in yard, fearful

  • Needs help building confidence

  • Loves going for walks


Do you like going for walks? I do! I’m always excited when it’s morning walk time. I’m good on a leash. Foster mom describes me a being “very calm and mellow” when I meet other dogs. Okay, I lunge a bit if I see a squirrel or rabbit. I normally walk for a mile or two! It’s good for my nearly-7-year-old body! My birthday is September 17, so if you would adopt me, we could celebrate together—it would be my Lucky 7th!

I’m a good natured and easy-going golden girl. I didn’t have a normal family experience for my first six years of life, which makes me hesitant about getting too close to people. But I do like being petted and near people, and foster mom has noticed that I wag my tail a little bit more each day.

She thinks I’m easy to handle and listen pretty well. She’s also happy to report that I was house trained from the start!

I’m not familiar with what to do when I hear words such as sit, stay, and down. Not knowing these words hasn’t been a concern at my foster home as foster mom realizes that I’m normally calm and steady anyway. But obedience training can be beneficial, I hear, and foster mom thinks I’m trainable. And I like the idea of the additional interaction with people who care about me. Foster mom also thinks training would help with my shyness. I come when I’m called . . . most of the time. Oh, I must let you know, I didn’t listen the one time I jumped over a 5-foot fence. I don’t remember now why I jumped, likely I saw a squirrel.

If I were to be adopted by a family with young children, that would suit me very well! It would mean more people to celebrate with on my 7th!

Additional requirements for my forever home: a mentor dog, and a tall and sturdy fence.

  • 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