• Fenced in yard
  • Mentor dog that can help show me what dog life is like

I am a fearful dog and didn’t have exposure to normal things that dogs experience for the first 4 years of my life.  I like to be in my safe places inside to watch everything that is going on.  I like to be outside with all of the dogs in my foster home.  I have approached foster mom and dad for some pets which makes them very excited to see me starting to be ok with humans.  I will even paw at you for more attention now 🙂  I love to share a dog bed bed with one of the dogs in the foster home.  She and I have become great friends and she has helped me blossom.

I am taking medication to help me with my fears, but it will be a long road for me to learn to trust and build confidence.  It is the most rewarding process to see a dog like me make the baby steps to learning how to be a dog.  I need a quiet and patient family to call my very own.

I have hip dysplasia and am over weight, but with weight loss, my mobility is getting better.  I don’t need surgery, but will need to continue to lose weight and even take joint supplements to keep helping me.

I am such a sweet girl and can’t wait to meet you.

Female, 5 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