5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Must Haves: A mentor dog and fenced-in yard.

  • I enjoy pets and chin scratches

  • Greets people with a whole body wiggle

  • Sleeps in a crate


My whole body wiggles when I’m happy, I can’t help it! Foster mom says I have a “happy demeanor.” It’s so nice to feel this way! And I enjoy pets and chin scratches so much that I oftentimes nudge foster mom with my nose to remind her that I’d like more!

Though I am happy a lot of the time, and like being with people, I’m still often quite nervous. When I was first rescued, I did a lot of pacing, nervous pacing. After observing this, it was decided that medication to ease my tension might help. The vet prescribed Trazadone. Since I’ve been taking it, I have felt more relaxed and foster mom’s been pleased to see me more comfortable. Foster mom told her friend that eventually I might be able to stop taking this pill, but that for now at least Trazadone is not very expensive.

I’ve taken up using the backyard as my “relief place,” but I still have the random accident in the house. As long as I’m let outside every three hours or so this housebreaking thing goes pretty well.

Having a mentor dog is important for me. Even our walks here at foster mom’s go better when one of mom’s dogs comes along. I’m learning “how to walk the walk from them.” I see them play together, but I don’t understand how to participate yet. I’m interested in them though, and we check each other out through sniffing.

Toys are kinda fun! I’m getting pretty good at fetching tennis balls! I see the other dogs bringing them back to mom, but I don’t get that quite yet. Mainly I like the chew-type toys. Oh, I run off lots of pent-up energy and tension when I run zoomies in the yard! That is so wildly fun—what freedom! Zoomies must make me sleepy, cause at night I settle in and sleep in my crate next to mom’s bed.

Foster mom asked me to tell you this: “Quartz is an incredibly sweet dog with so much love to give! I know she will blossom in her forever home.”

  • 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