2 Years





Fast Facts
  • Needs a human home most of the day

  • Great cuddler

  • Smart and trainable

  • Loves to carry toys

  • Settles nicely

  • 41 pounds


Boots? I came from Puerto Rico and can’t believe these crazy things that get attached to my feet when it’s icy and snowy here. I let foster mom put them on me, but my old friends in Puerto Rico would be aghast.

I arrived in the U.S. in early December, which was in plenty of time to “enjoy” the snow and ice to come later in the month. Foster mom says I’ve been an “absolute sweetheart” and a great houseguest.

Currently I’m living in the city. It’s pretty interesting; I was found as a stray in my old country. I quickly learned how to exist as a city dog by watching my foster sister, Bella. I take walks on city sidewalks, visit pet stores for treats, play in the parks and ride in elevators!

My furry sister is 12 years old, but on occasion she’ll wrestle with me! Mom says that’s rare for her, so I’m glad she’s playful with me sometimes! It’s fun to carry around toys. I like to bring them out to the dog run and take them along on walks. (Foster mom thinks it’s very cute.) I can be shy when meeting new dogs but have met several golden retrievers that I like to run with in the local park.

Over the holidays I got to visit my foster-grandparents who live three hours away! I can be shy when meeting new people, but I quickly adapted and the bigger house and the huge, fenced yard were so exciting! I really enjoyed my time there. I met a 5-year-old border collie; we got along well! There was a little girl there too, just 3 years old! I gave her kisses.

Cuddling with foster mom is one of my very favorite pastimes. At night I sleep in a dog bed on the floor next to her. (That’s so nice.)  During the day, I hang out in the house with my foster sister. We do fine, mostly sleep. I get so excited to see foster mom when she comes home from work that I jump on her. Apparently she doesn’t think this jumping is a good idea because she’s been training me — using treats! — to encourage me to stop. She tells me I’m smart and since I’m food motivated, definitely trainable!

Since I’m a dark golden mix, you won’t lose me in the snow! There are advantages to the white stuff!

  • 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