“Did you say ‘walk?’ Let’s go!”

If I could place my own classified ad for a foster family, it would read: Golden Retriever looking for active family that will take him for two healthy walks each day. Treats and affection appreciated.

Though I celebrated my 8th birthday June 4, foster dad says, “He’s a two-year-old in an 8-year-old body.” Besides a couple of age-related fatty lumps, and a skin infection that flares up now and again, this 8-year-old body is doing pretty well.

My likes are walks, chewing on toys, and getting the ball when dad throws it for me!  I’ll give it back—for a treat! My dislikes are cats and small dogs. I’m curious about other dogs my size. Dad thinks I might like to play with them, but we haven’t done that yet—social distancing, I hear.

Every morning I relentlessly remind my dad that it’s time for our walk. I’m enthusiastic about going out as there is so much to sniff and examine along the way. I like to take care of my personal business out there too. During the day I might rest and play with toys. But, when it’s time for my second walk—I’m raring to go!

Foster dad says that I’m a sweet boy who loves people and displays affection. (I’ll bet you can tell that by my Golden smile!).

If you’re looking for a good friend and walking companion, I’m your guy!

  • 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