Meet Mr. Congeniality! I live affably with three other dogs and two cats. My fur foster brother Sami and I are best buddies and I love to play tug and wrestle with him until we are exhausted. Afterwards, there is nothing better than some cuddle time with Sami and my foster mom. At night I like to sleep on her bed, am not a bed hog and I don’t move until morning.  Everything is an adventure to me. I love leash walks and I sit calmly and enjoy the scenery during car rides. “Sit”, “come” and “stay” are the only commands in my limited repertoire of obedience directives, but I am working on improving my compliance to additional commands.  I am especially responsive when yummy treats are being offered.

I need a little reassurance and time to feel comfortable when greeting strangers. Sometimes I hide behind my foster mom and bark and growl a bit. When I am sure that they pose no threat, I will welcome them into my personal space. I am accustomed to living with children, but because I am sometimes rather timid, I would prefer to live in a stress-free environment. Another dog would be very helpful to me.  Chew on items that aren’t mine? Never! I occasionally grab my foster mom’s slippers when she leaves me alone just so I feel close to her while she is away. When she returns, I get very excited and “talk” in my own special doggie language with lots of groaning and barking.

Everyone tells me how handsome I am with my beautiful coat which is highlighted by a white swath of fur on my chest. Foster mom says that my eyes would “melt stone” and I am a heart gripper. I think that is a compliment! I am eager to please my humans and always strive to be a good boy.  I know I will make a wonderful companion for a forever family who will give me love which I will return tenfold.


1 Year 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

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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