8 Years





Fast Facts
  • Tripod

  • Sweetest boy!

  • Good with other dogs

  • Good with cats


8 year-old male
61 pounds

“Nacho, you handsome boy.” When foster mom says she looks at me with a smile and I grin in return ’cause I know whatever it means, she’s speaking with kindness. She also says I’m sweet, gentle, and calm. From the tone of her voice, I’m thinkin’ those are happy words too.

I’m originally from Puerto Rico. My family there had to give me up because they weren’t able to take care of me anymore.

I went through a very scary moment when I got out of the yard one time and was attacked by a pack of dogs. I had surgery on my back left leg, but it didn’t work out, and had to be amputated.

The loss of the leg hasn’t had a huge impact on my life. I get around quite well! Having carpeting or rugs on floors is very helpful.  Foster mom has no long flights of stairs in her house and thinks long flights would be a bit much for me. I can easily handle the few steps into her house though. Foster mom thinks short walks are good for me and help to strengthen my other hind leg. I can actually run! Somehow I get a momentum going when I run! But foster mom doesn’t want my other legs to get overstressed, so we don’t overdo.

Living with other dogs is just fine with me! Guess I’m okay with cats, there’s one in the house I’m in now. We just look at each other—that’s as far as we go! I’m housebroken, and don’t have to be confined to a crate in the house.

I’m easily entertained! I find watching birds and squirrels out the windows to be quality entertainment!

But being near people is my favorite. I’m friendly with adults—and likely would be good with children, but there aren’t many to meet in my current neighborhood.  Foster mom says she’s never witnessed aggression in me.

So, golly, if I were a people I’d think I’d make a great addition to the family! If you agree, inquire about me!

  • 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

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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