5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Good with dogs, cats and children

  • Happy, affectionate boy

  • Loves walks and walks nicely

  • BIG (110 pounds) but gentle (should lose about 10 pounds)

  • Has history of seizures, but they are medically controlled

  • Needs someone home most of the time

INTRODUCTION As told by Oscar

. . . and the 2024 Oscar for best, happiest, most loved sequel goes to. . .

The first feature film of my life’s story was a hit. I lived with a great family, surrounded by love, kids, other dogs – everything that a dog might want. But times change. My human siblings grew up and moved out, and my dad’s new job required traveling, so he could not keep me. Luckily, I was optioned to a new studio (aka AGaG) that is famous for telling “tails” with happy endings. So here I am, hoping that you might take on a starring role in Oscar’s Story – Part 2.

I am a larger-than-life leading man who has no idea how big I am. At 110 pounds, I am a little overweight, but not as much as you might think. The vet says I should probably be around 100 pounds. My foster mom, who declares I am her favorite foster dog of all time, says that when I lean in for some petting, I could knock somebody down. So maybe if you’re interested in auditioning for my sequel, you shouldn’t be too frail.

Along with an Arnold Schwarzenegger physique comes an Arnold Schwarzenegger appetite and thirst, and mom says I eat like I’ve never seen food before. She’s trying to cut back a bit on the amount of food I get and supplementing with green beans (like Arnold, I like my veggies). But all that food needs somewhere to go, and I have to go a lot. Mom gets me outside at least four times each day to take care of business, so it would be best if my new home has someone around to let me out throughout the day.

Mom also says I am super affectionate (Maybe we can make a rom-com?) and there is not an aggressive bone in my body. She has seen my canine foster brother (who is much smaller than I am) take a bone out of my mouth and I didn’t blink an eye. Four-year-old triplets who live across the street get so excited when they see me. They climb all over me and pull on anything they can grab, and I take it all in stride.

I am most content when my people are smiling. In fact, I’ll let you know how happy I am by howling! (Maybe a musical is in our future?) Mom says it can be a bit startling at first, but once you know I’m just singing my happy song, it’s funny and charming (good traits for a leading man, I’d say).

Every good story needs some dramatic tension, and mine is no different. About a year ago, I started experiencing seizures. Fortunately, my previous owner got me on medication. AGaG has followed up with doctors and my medications have been reduced a bit to no ill effect. I have not had a seizure since the change. In fact, I haven’t had a single seizure since I came to AGaG! But it’s still a concern and something you must know about me.

I’m looking to finish the script and fill out the cast for my next film. Interested?

. . . and the 2024 Oscar for best, happiest, most loved sequel goes to. . .

Could it be YOU and me? Let’s talk.


  • Seizures since 2023; controlled by meds
  • Needs to lose 10 pounds
  • 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