Playing, walking, loving and herding—yes, herding: I’m a busy guy! It’ a guess, but I might be part Border Collie, so I have an urge to gather together my furry friends and human family. Just trying to do my part!

Foster mom says I’m also doing my part by being a welcome house guest with very nice manners. I alert my foster family when I need to go out, and I try to follow their instructions—most of the time.  I have learned to take treats very gently too.

We go for walks several times each day because I am a high energy boy and need lots of exercise. I walk pretty well with a harness. When I see other dogs, though, it’s hard for me to contain myself. I get very excited and bark and need someone strong to hold on to me. With proper positive training, maybe someday I will be ok watching other dogs go by.

It’s probably best that I am the only dog in my forever home.  I can do well with some dogs, but others I am not too fond of.  I guess you could say I am dog selective.

Foster mom says that I’m a very affectionate boy. I love to be near my humans and solicit pets.  I could earn a fortune if I had a kissing booth, but right now I give kisses out freely. I can be found lying on my back while someone rubs my tummy. I gaze up with lots of love. Snuggle time is so special.

Free kisses anyone?

Male, 4 Years Old, Mix

  • 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