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Look into my eyes!  Foster mom says that one of my most endearing qualities is the way I make wonderful eye contact and how I gaze at her with my big blues.

I am a petite girl weighing 41 pounds but I may bulk up a bit as I reach maturity.  I am a little cautious about making new acquaintances, but I am learning to trust as time goes on.   I practice my hunting skills by skinning every available tennis ball and deboning my stuffed animals. Catching balls on the fly is my specialty.  I will also run after balls thrown to me and sometime even return them to foster mom’s hand.  Other times I just drop them into my water bowl!  Annie and Tess are my two golden foster sisters and I am learning a lot from them about playing and respecting their signals about where I fit in their pack which is at the bottom for now! I have lots of energy, but am content to relax in my crate or x pen at night or when I am home alone.

My ice blue eyes indicate that there may be a border collie somewhere in my parentage.  My herding instincts further point to that opinion!  I am not pushy and take treats very gently even when in close quarters with my foster sisters. Did someone describe me as snoopy?  Just because I stick my nose and head into paper bags looking for a crumb or maneuver a cupboard door open to investigate the contents just proves that I am a curious gal and very smart!  Also, I am often tempted to counter surf on occasion, but foster mom keeps it clear so I seldom score a treat.

If I had my wish, I would like to join a forever family with a fenced yard where you and I could safely run.  I am a problem solver and need to have a job to do.  A basket filled with canine puzzle toys would be doggie heaven.  Are you ready to help me grow from puppyhood into a well-mannered fun loving companion?


8 Months 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