Penny Square


April 2016 update – Sweet Penny had a tumor removed and she has been given a clean bill of health.  She is back and ready to be adopted.  See her story below.

I may be a senior girl, but I still have that Golden spirit!  I have a lot of energy and will chase and return tennis balls to your feet for as long as your throwing arm is operative.  I look forward to long strolls, but I need to wear a harness to help me walk politely.  When I see something interesting along my route, I can pull like a yearling!  I also like to play laser tag with flashlight beams or flashes from the television and foster mom’s ipad.  I am very nimble, but never manage to catch those light movements!

My three fur foster siblings and I usually get along great.  However, I am not always willing to share my favorite toys, chewies or food bowl. Speaking of food, I am very motivated by treat offerings and learn commands quickly when they are being offered.  I can sit, stay, come and down.  It goes to show that old girls can learn new tricks.

My veterinarian diagnosed me with mild kidney disease.  You would never guess by looking at me or by the way I act and I don’t need to take any medication for this malady at this time.  My foster mom makes sure that water is always available to me, lets me out often and doesn’t give me salty treats.  Frequent monitoring for any problems and/or progression of my kidney ailment is essential to keeping me feeling well.

After a day filled with walks, fetching balls and rolling blissfully on the grass, I enjoy the opportunity to get pets and attention from my humans.  I would never think about getting on the furniture, but I enjoy relaxing on the dog beds throughout the house.  I am a very sensitive gal and I am most comfortable in a calm, stable and stress-free environment.  If you are thinking about adding a very sweet and happy Golden to your family, all my bags are packed and I’m ready to go.


11 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