I love being part of a family! In fact, my foster mom says, “All Max really wants is to love and be loved.”

I would say she’s right! Well, tying for a close second are treats and tennis balls. But, yes, family companionship—including my furry foster sister— is number one with me. What’s not to love? We take walks together, relax at home together: it’s a win-win! My foster parents rub my chin and chest, they’ve given me a cozy bed, good food, and tennis balls! I give back to them by adapting to almost whatever they want me to do. Get this: I wore the winter boots they put on me with no hesitation! I don’t jump or counter surf. I’m housebroken; I’m not a barker. I do try to be a very good boy.

Playtime for me can be spent playing ball with my foster sister. Or, I make my own fun by playing fetch with the balls on my own, batting them around, and chasing them all by myself!

Meal time, ahhhhh. One of the very most exciting parts of the day! And treats! Somehow I got into the habit of expecting a treat when I come in from outside. I sit very politely in front of my foster mom and wait for my goody.

I’m eleven-years old. Perhaps a tad hard of hearing, though that’s questionable, as I do respond to my name and wake up when I hear a loud noise.

My foster family refers to me as a tall, “gentle giant.” They say I’m extremely sweet and gentle. Do you have a place in your family for a happy and good boy like me?

Male, 11 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