12 Years





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Half Golden, Half Lab

My name is Rico and I’m 12-years-old. I’d really like to be in a permanent home with a family as my former family wasn’t able to keep me any longer.

I’m sure happy to be in a foster home right now though! Know what foster mom wrote about me? “Rico is always nice. He has never shown any ‘issues.’” She means behavioral issues, I think. I know the commands “sit, stay, down, come, leave it, and I’m housebroken! I’m happy in the car, and in my crate. I do stay in my crate when foster mom leaves the house.

Oh, and I have a furry foster brother! We play just a bit (we’re not pups anymore), then we like to lie together on a shared pillow and take a nap.

I enjoy being outdoors to roam in the yard and spend time lounging on the deck. I do fine on a leash. My 10-year-old foster sister can take me for a very short walk, but an injured shoulder keeps me from long walks as I have a limp.

Being with children, cats and dogs is fine with me! I had a great time with a 5-year-old boy—so fun!

If you’re looking for a handsome (well, check out that facial profile) companion to spend low-key time with, I could just be your guy!

  • 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