I have such a good time meeting furry friends! I greet them during walks in the neighborhood and participate in play at the dog parks. Foster mom says I like to “play with the big boys!” We run and sometimes I even jump! Foster mom says I’m the equivalent of a jumping bean!

Since foster mom realized I like tennis balls, she’s been practicing fetch skills with me – – it’s fun! I’m happy to chase and retrieve them – – unless I’m at the dog park and decide to run over to see my friends. I’m an eager leash walker. I can’t help it! I’m a normal Golden Greeter, and scent investigator!

All this frolicking despite the fact that there’s a bone in my left leg that is rather disfigured. My gait and Golden prance might look a bit awkward. Foster mom just thinks I have my own cute way of walkin’!

You will also note that my right eye is recessed a bit and is smaller than the left. This is neurological in nature and called Horner’s Syndrome. My vision is clear out of that eye, but a bit compromised peripherally. For example, if a treat is tossed to the floor on my right side, I have to sniff it out rather than see it. It also means a tiny child or a teeny dog might surprise me because I may not see them coming. Probably it would be best to have bigger people and animals in my forever home. Once with young children, though, mom has observed that I am gentle with them.

I know the commands “come” and “sit.” I can be alone for six hours or more without having an accident. Mom doesn’t crate me. I’m curious, but I don’t get into her things in the house. In fact, after playing with toys, and perhaps, doing a few zoomies outside, I’m ready to settle in for a nap. I sleep very well at night too. After a busy day being a one-year old, I’m out like a light at night and don’t move until morning.

Foster mom says I’m relatively calm for such a young dog. She describes me as a “very happy, sweet girl.” I’m petite—55 pounds— and my coat is a bit shorter than many Goldens. I love cuddling on the couch, getting treats, and of course socializing with furry friends and my human family.

“Her quirks make her special,” foster mom says. She and I hope I can find a forever home that will appreciate and love me – – quirks and all.

Check me out on my TV debut on WGN’s Adopt a Pet Segment:  https://wgntv.com/2020/01/17/adopt-a-pet-as-good-as-gold-8/?fbclid=IwAR1BlX4WmptP0NoqOY8XchKNMSgySA1jmT-2lABAgSS9Htm6D61S56emD1M

And on Facebook Live at WGN: https://www.facebook.com/WGNTV/videos/759466861251626/UzpfSTEwMDAwMTg5ODQ1MTQ3OTozMzk0MTI0MTIzOTk0MTY5/

Female, 1 Year 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

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  • Do not use an invisible fence

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  • 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