Mickey Square

When I am extra happy, my tail curls over my back and I wag just the tip.  I have a thick fluffy coat which makes me look bigger than my sixty-six pounds.  My foster mom says I am a golden retriever most likely mixed with a little something else.  I think that blend makes me a very handsome dude.

Age is just a number to me because I am very energetic and seldom have the need for a senior citizen nap.  I am a healthy guy and have no hint of age related arthritis or joint issues.  When invited, I eagerly jump into the car unaided and wait to join in any adventures my family has planned.  I sleep contently through the night and don’t stir until the family gets up and then I’m ready to roll!  Since I am in my middle years, I don’t have to be under constant scrutiny like a younger pup.  At my age, I can be trusted not to touch things that aren’t mine and my potty habits are reliable.  My foster family says that I am “a joy” to leash walk and I also love to run freely at the dog park.  Toys don’t really interest me, but I do enjoy an occasional chew on a good bully stick.

Since I moved in with my fur foster sibs Nelly and Parker, I have learned to understand an unspoken dialect called “Dog Language”.  After being on the receiving end of a few growls and snarls, I now comprehend the unspoken clues they give me when I sniff them inappropriately or get too close to a bone they have.  Presently, we get along much better and I am an accepted pack member!

My original owner took me to puppy obedience classes, but I definitely need a refresher course on basic skills like “sit” and “come”.  Until I learn to respond to commands a little better, I will need a fenced yard or be kept on a leash in open areas so we don’t get into a game of chase.  I am a very nice guy who loves to be close to my humans and look forward to becoming a loyal companion to a family who falls in love with my outgoing personality and sweet freckled face.


9 Years 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