Rainbow Bridge

May 2015 – Update on Maggie

I went to the doctor today because my leg hurt and they told me that I have something called Osteosarcoma.  I guess that’s bone cancer.  So, I am staying with my foster mom to have the best time of my life.  She has already taken such good care of me, so I am happy here.


Hi, there!  Hope all of you out there are as excited to greet the new day as I am!  My name is Maggie and although I admit to having a ‘sugar’ face, I still have a lot of get up and go even though I am 12 years old.  I love to run in the yard (foster mom says it is more of a gallop), jump up and down and bark at the neighborhood cats, dogs and people and sometimes at nothing at all, but I am learning that foster mom prefers a little less barking.  But life is just so exciting!  I love to run in the house and jump up on the love seat so I can see out the window.  Foster mom says all my running and jumping would be a little more seemly if I wasn’t 80lbs!  I love to go for walks and foster mom is very glad that I have learned not to run and jump and bark while she is holding the other end of the leash.

Another thing that excites me a lot is meal time.  I would like nothing better than to jump up and down and bark and say wu-wu to encourage foster mom while she is putting together our doggie meals, but I am learning to sit quietly and watch her just like my foster sisters.  Meal time is especially exciting because I am on a diet of some very delicious foods and supplements to help my skin be healthier and it is working!  I also have quite a few lumps and bumps and two had to be removed because they were bothering me and one was something called cancer.  I feel great, now, ready to run and jump (and bark) my way into a forever home.

Are you ready for my 12 year old, exuberant take on life?


12 Years Old

Adoption Process
  • 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