Loxie Square

Everyone tells me what a gorgeous girl I am, but somehow that does not fuel my self-confidence.  You see, my first home was with a commercial breeder where I had little contact with anything outside my kennel.  When I went to live at my AGaG foster home everything was new to me.  There were so many scary sounds and sights that I just stayed curled up in the corner of the couch and only left my spot to eat when no one was looking.  Over time, I learned a lot from watching and interacting with my three foster siblings.  I am slowly discovering that being a dog can be fun!  I enjoy being rewarded with something yummy called “cookies”, car rides, running at the park and cuddling with my foster mom before bed.  I even wag my tail at the sound of my name!

I still need patient understanding of my shy and reserved demeanor, slow introductions to new situations, and a family who will delight in the progress I make in baby steps.  My forever home will need a fenced yard and at least one other dog to be my mentor and help me expand my golden world. I may never be your typical golden with that social, loving personality, but I am still a very sweet girl.  So, you get the hint, right?  I am a fearful dog so if you have experience with dogs like me, that is a plus.  Are you ready to help me continue my transition?  Then I may be just the girl for you!


4 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

  • 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