My name is Maisy and I’m a sweet and affectionate five year old golden mix.  I’ve got gorgeous eyes and beautiful white fur with streaks of gold. I look like an entirely different dog than when I was found as a stray back in August.

I’m not only beautiful … I am smart! I know my basic commands of sit, down and come and what I don’t know, I can learn fast.  All I need is a little love and guidance because who doesn’t learn from a little encouragement and positive reinforcement?

I’m very respectful and trustworthy. I used to wait in my crate when my foster family left the house, but now I settle down in front of the window where I can watch them leave and return. I’m content to stay there until I see them arrive, and when they do, I am so happy to see them.  I can’t wait to greet them as they come through the door.

I love my foster family and I am very loyal and protective.  I didn’t have an easy life as a stray and living on the street.  I am learning that moving objects aren’t so bad on walks and when I’m outside.

I don’t know much about cats, and I am not good with other dogs so I need to be the only one in your home.  I will give you back so much love and snuggles if you take me home.

I finished my heartworm treatment, and my foster family thinks I am ready for my forever home, as I am extremely smart and can adapt quickly.  I hope to hear from you soon!

  • 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