3 Years





Fast Facts
  • Good with other dogs; unknown regarding cats

  • House-training is a work in progress

  • Mentor dog preferred but not required

  • Fenced-in yard required

  • Flight risk as she tries to bolt out doors

  • 55 pounds

Introduction As told by Maggie

I am a retired breeder dog looking for a loving forever home. I have a very friendly and sweet disposition, and I love to give kisses to new people I meet. However, I would prefer it if they move slowly around me. I am seeking a family who will provide me with love and patience as I find my confidence. I particularly love dogs, so it would be great if my family has a dog, yet it is not necessary as I also enjoy spending time with people and am confident that I can learn from them, too.

I absolutely love my tennis ball! My foster mom says I would stay outside all day and play with it if she let me. I am also learning to walk on a leash, and I enjoy going on adventures with my foster mom. However, I am still cautious about my surroundings.

My foster mom says I am progressing well in adapting to my new life. However, there are still some things that need to be worked on. I am scared of plastic bags, which is quite understandable considering how scary they are and how harmful they can be to the environment. I also get startled by unfamiliar noises and quick movements from humans. I am working on basic obedience training and making rapid strides toward becoming an expert in no time.


Maggie is a medium- to high-energy dog. She is learning basic obedience commands, gets along very well with other dogs and is very friendly to humans.


Maggie is in good health overall.


Maggie is a very friendly and sweet girl, but she tends to be shy. Therefore, she would be best suited for a family willing to be patient and supportive of her journey to a better life. Having a mentor dog would also help her to learn how to be a dog and provide her with companionship. However, she is very fond of people and can be adopted by a family that does not have a mentor dog. With her potential, all she needs is a loving family willing to work with her and help her reach her best self.

  • 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