I may be graying, but I’m still happy to tease foster mom and my furry siblings with the fun toys from the toy box! My Golden sniffer-nose hasn’t aged much either. I do a “sniff and grab” with mom’s socks, which encourages her to follow me to get them back – – what fun!

I get along with other dogs and enjoy the people I meet, but mainly I love being near my foster mom. Every time she moves, I move with her; I’m never far away. I try to gain her attention for play, for sitting near – – and for food!

FOOD! Mmm. If I see mom eating, I let her know that I’d love a taste or more! I wish I could live on Stella & Chewy’s, they’re delicious! But, mom says they’re for a “special treat” only. I eat all of my breakfast and dinner, but I leave the peas: ptui!

If I could counter surf, I’d probably be a pro at it, but I have one hip that won’t cooperate. My hip causes me to hesitantly navigate the couple of steps to the backyard, so a house with lots of steps likely wouldn’t work for me. I get medication for my hip and my foster mom gives me a shot every few weeks to help.  I do enjoy neighborhood walks and find it pleasant to stroll and investigate the backyard where I then take care of “business.”

Normally I rest by foster mom while she works at home during the day; I rarely ask to go out. The days she’s away I don’t have accidents, and I don’t need to go out during the night either. Mom takes me outside as soon as I wake up, but mainly that’s because she wants to get me used to the routine in her home. I do need assistance getting in and out of a car, but once there I definitely enjoy the ride!

Mom describes me as a “sweetheart.” She says I’m curious and love attention. I also heard her say that I’d be a great companion for someone who simply wants a Golden by their side. Are you looking for Golden companionship? If so, could we agree to skip the peas?

Male, 10 Years Old

  • 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