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I’m just a very busy youngster who loves to run and play with endless enthusiasm.  As with most young dogs, I am high energy and have the occasional case of the zummies.  I am so lucky that my foster brother Finn shares my enthusiasm for wrestling matches even though we sometimes get a little carried away and Foster mom has to intervene!   I love to destuff my soft toys and carry them around with me when I am looking for my next adventure.   I have fun playing fetch and I will keep playing until you quit. Sometimes I have trouble remembering to drop the ball at the end of the game and prefer to continue with a good game of tug-of-war!

Did I mention that I am a lap dog and try to curl up for a cuddle at any time and any place? The problem is, what do I do with my long legs? I look forward to longs walks with my foster mom and am working hard to keep pace with her without pulling.  I love other dogs I meet and even find the household cats very interesting.

I received very little training or guidance in my formative first year and I have a lot to learn about manners, obedience and self-control.  I need someone in my life who is willing to devote the time needed to patiently train me to be a well behaved family member.  Maybe we could form a strong bond while taking obedience classes together or just hanging out!  Will you be the one willing to love me enough to mold me into a complaisant companion who will reward you with sloppy kisses and endless devotion? I am a work in progress and a diamond in the rough.  I am the gem you have been looking for.  Take a chance on me!   I will sparkle in no time!

1 Year Old


  • 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