“Minnie” was a rescue from Puerto Rico that we adopted December 28, 2018 and rechristened to “Riley.” She’s a joy! She’s the nicest dog we’ve ever had; she’s smart, really friendly, healthy and just a wonderful doggo.

Riley has definitely enjoyed our switch to working from home.  Okay, she’s gotten really spoiled by it.

It took quite a while for our rescued cats, Toby and Jackson, to warm up to her.  Riley wanted to play. They did not. The picture of the cats and Riley is special because the cats had been on the couch for quite a while when Riley hopped up and joined them. It didn’t faze them one bit. Like our human Brady bunch, the animal family is bonded too.

Jackie and Steve

  • 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