July 2, 2016 will always be a very “Special Day” for the Avery Family. The arrival of “Ozzie” the “Gentle Giant” from Agag with his foster mom (a very special person) was truly a new beginning for all. His name was Oscar but his foster mom called him “Ozzie” and what a perfect name because we all love the movie “Wizard of Oz.” He is gentle, has courage, a big heart and most all loves all who surround him. Favorite times are his everyday walks to the park and being with Jedi, Wrinkles, Bella and Christy and lays beside Olivia his best friend (our granddaughter who was the fist to greet him as he arrived) We love you “Ozzie” and are so grateful to his foster mon and Agag. “There’s no place like home”.

  • 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