Marley Square

“A Diamond In The Rough” is how you would probably describe me.  At thirty-five pounds, I am a gorgeous golden retriever in a petite body.  I am definitely a mama’s boy and I love being where she is.  I enjoy our long walks and runs along the rural paths near our home.  I am a polite leash walker and even stay by foster mom’s side when I am off leash.  There are two teenage boys at my foster home who keep me busy playing fetch and basketball, but it takes more than a few walks and ball playing to wear out this ever ready bunny!  I am a little too spirited to live with a moppet and prefer interacting with the older variety of human children.  My fur brother is a senior and isn’t interested in my overtures to play, which is implausible to me.  I would prefer to have another dog in my forever home to share my exuberance and be a mentor to me.  If there is any activity in the house, I am right there trying to be part of it!   Besides playing ball games with my human siblings, I treasure the stuffed hippo I came into rescue with and enjoy chewing on a rope toy that I found when I arrived at my foster home.

I am a high energy teenager who has never had the benefit of obedience training and learning boundaries. Taking classes together will teach you to communicate with me to build a relationship of trust and respect and help me become a beloved member of your pack.  Foster mom says I am a smart friendly little doll and finds my puppy kisses very endearing.  I just need a little patient encouragement to smooth the rough edges.  Let’s get to work!


2 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