Odie Success Story

We adopted our beautiful Red Golden “Odie” in 2013.   Odie was “behavior-challenged” with no manners or restraint!   Not anymore.  He is the most wonderful dog anyone can possibly imagine.   We have remained consistent with the training his foster family gave him to curb his hyper tendencies.  His step-brother “Mac” taught him how to chill out and be more mellow and relaxed.

Odie behaves well with other animals including our cockatiel, who is out of his cage all the time.  He accompanies us to work every day and greets customers as they come in.  He goes swimming in Lake Michigan in the summer and swims in the Gulf of Mexico during the winter.  He is very smart and takes no time at all to learn new habits or tricks.  He has dropped bad habits like counter surfing or jumping on people or furniture.

We REALLY lucked out with our dog Odie!  He brings us joy and pleasure every day and provides us with a furry someone to give lots of love, attention, toys and treats to. We are so thankful to have Odie… Thanks so much AGaG!

  • 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