I am light amber in color and LOVE to run after balls and return them.  Does that make me a Golden Retriever? Admittedly, I am not sure what my parentage is, but I share many wonderful traits of the Golden Retriever breed: lovable, well-mannered, intelligent with a great charm, easily trained, patient and gentle. I guess I am a marvelous mix of several pedigrees!  I am sweet and petite at 43 pounds.

When I arrived at my foster home, I was a little nervous about getting too close to Fishsticks the cat. I am more comfortable around him now, but I am still respectful of his space. I am very affectionate and enjoy being close to my foster mom and encourage her to give me belly rubs while I relax with her and the kitty on the couch.  I am not a wild and crazy girl and am most comfortable around dogs that are also calm.  I would rather turn the other cheek and walk away to avoid altercations when another canine exhibits any aggressive or reactive behaviors. When my leash appears, I do tail wagging spins in anticipation of an upcoming adventure. I am a confident relaxed walker, always try to stay in the heel position and never pull. All the basic obedience skills are second nature to me. I don’t hesitate to respond to “come” and “drop it” and I pop into a “down/stay” or “sit” in an instant when given the commands.

A peanut butter filled Kong and a rollicking game of tug are a few of my favorite things. I like playing with my humans, but can entertain myself by “burying” my toys under pillows and blankets or tossing them into the air for a game of solo fetch.  Counter surfing is out of the question and I don’t touch items that don’t belong to me. I really don’t like little kids, so a home without them would be a dream for me.  Unexpected household or street noises don’t startle me, but I would prefer a calm household where I can be the ultimate companion to my furever family.

Female, Mix

5 Years Old

Adoption Process
  • 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