2.5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Mentor dog required

  • Fenced yard required

  • Fine with cats

  • Weighs 65 pounds

  • Almost house-trained

  • Will eat in her crate but does not like to be in it otherwise


INTRO As told by Oakley

“Very sweet and gentle, lovable, obedient, beautiful white golden girl!” That’s what my foster parents say about me, so if that’s the kind of golden you’re looking for, then I’m the girl for you!

I’m good with children. A small child visited recently, and I was a perfect hostess. I like playing and running with my furry foster brother and with toys, yet I’m able to settle down too. No counter surfing, barking, chewing of inappropriate items for me! I know the commands sit, down, come and off. No guarding issues.

So, I must admit I’m a pretty good dog, but like every other living creature, I have a few things to work on. I haven’t lived with a family before, so I feel anxious in this new environment at times. Walking in the neighborhood with its unfamiliar sounds like noisy cars, speeding bikes, people calling to each other, the sounds of yard equipment and toys frightens me a bit. I stay very close to foster mom. Quiet morning walks work quite well for us. There seems to be more neighborhood activity during the evening hours, so a walk during that time of day causes more concern for me — at least at this point. My anxiety results in me pulling a bit too. I sure don’t mind having the leash put on. Additional leash training and simply becoming familiar with the outdoor world will likely result in my becoming a welcome walking pal!

I’m a bit shy when I meet someone new, but once I realize they’re friendly, just like me, I quickly warm up to them.

Housetraining — I’m getting there! That’s another new way of doing things for me, but my foster parents and I are workin’ on it!

I follow foster mom and dad wherever they go — inside or out! They know me so very well. I heard foster mom say, “I hope a patient and savvy adopter finds Oakley. One who will help her continue to grow in courage and confidence.” My foster parents are assisting me with these transitional steps, but it will take time. Hopefully my forever family and I will meet soon.


Currently taking Trazodone for anxiety.


Car rides: Oakley should not eat one hour before riding. Once in the car, Oakley is fine and sometimes doesn’t want to get out! Oakley weighs 65 pounds; her adoption fee is $550.

  • 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