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Name: Mars
Age: 2


I was saved from a shelter in Puerto Rico and was so happy when I arrived at the airport in Chicago.  It was like I had been here forever.  I am a sweet, loving, playful guy who is now enjoying the golden life.  My past is a secret, but I know that my future is going to be great.

I get along great with other dogs, and I even am ok with cats, unless they put up a good chase, then I will run after them for fun.  Kids are wonderful too, but I am a big and little clumsy and might knock the little ones down.  Especially if I see something I really want, I don’t care what is in my way.  I just get there as fast as I can.

My favorite toy is my Chuck It ball.  I carry it around everywhere I go.  Sometimes I think it needs a bath, so I drop it in my water bowl for a good rinse, or even on the dishwasher when foster mom is putting dishes in.  After all, that is a great way to get her to play with me.

Foster mom says I am an absolutely great dog and the most easy going she has seen.  I am stuck to her side at all times and always keep her company.  I love attention and will paw you with my big, strong paws for more.

Since I am a young boy, and I don’t know any commands, I will need a family that will take me to training classes so I can learn all of the fun things that dogs get to learn to be great companions.  I will melt you with my sweet face and would love to move right in.  What do you think?

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