My foster mom obviously thinks highly of me. She said I have wonderful house manners and can be trusted to be left alone and free while she’s away. She says my good manners extend to car and boat rides!

If you like to walk, you’d LOVE to walk with me! People have observed that my walking skills are extraordinary! I walk with a loose leash and in the heel position; I do not pull or jump.

I take two one-mile walks each day, despite having some hip problems. I can even climb into an average-size SUV! I do take medication for my hips, but happily, the nice vet has lowered my dosage a bit. Likely the walks and staying slim have helped me.

I love people of all ages! The neighborhood kids are so special. My foster mom says I am “adorable” with them.

But, other animals, not so much. Interacting with them makes me tense. This is where a new practice, taught to me recently by my foster mom, comes in. If we meet a dog on a walk, I sit to the side and look at only my mom. Meeting other animals is a bit easier now, but I still don’t actually want to live with them.

Besides a loving human family to live with, I also must have my favorite moose toy. He goes on walks with me, takes naps with me, and even goes on the boat!

I’m considered a quiet boy, who enjoys snuggling and appreciates being loved. Do you think my toy moose and I could find a nice cuddle spot in your home?


8 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