Even though I had never had a pet, I knew when I retired that I wanted to adopt a Golden rescue.  When I brought Riley home, I knew at some point she would lose all remaining vision in her “good” eye.  Less than 48 hours after we became a family, Riley’s sighted eye flared up and Riley became best friends with her new vet.  But after 15 days of constant pain, enough was enough.  Consulting with Riley’s previous eye specialist, we decided it was best for Riley to give up her remaining vision and become a blind dog.  Riley has no problem finding a private space for a nap or a toy she wants.  Riley will need ointment in both eyes for the rest of her life and she graciously submits to having her eyes “done”.  We make a great team working in the yard – as long as my breaks are her time.  Riley is my forever friend.

  • 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