My name is Layla and I am 1 year old.  I am a young and spunky golden retriever. I am a very high energy girl who needs a lot of exercise. But I’m also very smart and have learned a great deal from my wonderful foster mom who is a trainer.  I love when it’s time for training and am a quick learner.  I will need someone that will continue my positive reinforcement training and give me plenty of exercise.

My best attribute is that I am a very sweet and loving dog who loves people and will snuggle with them.  I love to lay on my back and get my belly scratched any time someone is willing to do it.

I am a petite little girl at 50 pounds and would love to snuggle with you on the couch.  I probably was allowed on furniture in my previous home because I have no problem jumping right up, but foster mom is trying to teach me not to.

I love to fetch a ball, but still have to learn to bring it back to you to keep the game going.  I haven’t been around cats so it’s not known how I will react.  I am ok with slow introductions to other dogs.

If you are looking for an active girl to join your active lifestyle, then I am your girl.

  • 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