5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Loves to play with other dogs

  • Loves to run around fenced in yard and loves playing fetch

  • Unknown with cats, has a prey drive

  • Retired from breeding but has blossomed into a wonderful dog


Ollie: 5-year-old female golden, 67 pounds

Nice to haves: mentor dog, fenced yard

Looking for a mellow girl to round out the pack at your house? Then look no further. I’m Ollie, a retired breeder girl who has adapted pretty easily to the good life in a house after a lifetime of having puppies.

Foster mom says I’m a low- to medium-energy girl who loves hogging her attention. But not to worry, I also absolutely love playing with my foster sisters and brother (bitey-face is a specialty of mine) and once we’ve tired ourselves out, I also love snuggling with them. And if you take me out to the vet or for a walk, no worries – I just want to say a happy hello to every dog I see, and people too.

I love going for walks, and foster mom says I walk nicely on leash; I will not pull you. And I will do my business while out on a walk; that’s something many other retired breeder dogs have trouble with. If you have a fenced yard, you will need to keep an eye on at all times as I like to ingest yard debris. Yep, I still have some puppiness left! Foster mom distracts me from yard goodies by throwing a ball – I do love to chase them. And because of my propensity to ingest things, I do not get stuffed toys. Instead, I get tough toys and chews that are replaced with new ones when the old ones show signs of wear.

The only thing I haven’t adapted to yet in this new life of mine is car rides; I still find them scary. To help keep me calm, foster mom gives me some anti-anxiety pills a couple of hours before any long car rides.

You should also know that I am housetrained, did have heartworm disease but was successfully treated for it and I’ve been spayed. I do not like to be crated but I am just fine if I’m confined to a room like the kitchen via a baby gate.

So, what do you think? Am I the girl of your dreams?

  • 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