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It’s been a long journey for me, from eating rocks and garbage as a stray in Puerto Rico, to living in Chicago with a wonderful foster family.  They have been calling me Rico in honor of my heritage.  I wasn’t housebroken and was skin and bones and heartworm positive when I arrived.

After my treatment and lots of love, look at me now!  I am a handsome 8 year old boy who now knows how to walk nicely on a leash, greet the neighbors with a happy bark, and as you can see, I have a big smile since I have hit the jackpot at a chance at a new life.

I am a typical golden who loves to be by my people and follow them everywhere.  I get along with my foster sibling just fine.  We don’t really roughhouse, because I’m not even sure what that’s about.

I love when people come over to visit, and I don’t get too exuberant (I think that means crazy!).  Why don’t you come and meet me and I will show you what a prize I am?

Age: 8

  • 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