Reilly Square

In 2013 I was chosen by Ponch and Maya, a bonded pair, as their new mom. But 18 months later they were gone after both had cancer months apart.  My house was too quiet and I needed some fur. Then O’Reilly entered my life. I discovered Reilly (I dropped the ‘O’) thrived on positive reinforcement and extra TLC. Every time I come home and before I can put down my purse or bags he brings me a toy, expecting me to play. The most heart warming thing he has done is bond with my 90 year old mother. From the moment he met her, he has laid next to her on the couch with his head on her lap. When not on the couch together, he watches her every move. He is very protective of his grandma. I know for me, adoption is the only way to find a new buddy. There are just too many wonderful dogs out there who need a 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