6 Years





Fast Facts
  • 81 pounds

  • Needs mentor dog

  • Needs fenced yard

  • Sweet and affectionate

  • Housetrained

  • Loves walks

“Is it time for a walk?” It makes me so happy to see my leash and halter coming out! I stand very nicely for foster mom while she puts it on me. Then off we go! Foster mom, my furry sister, Annie and I walk 1.5 miles twice each day. I help by holding Annie’s leash. Foster mom says I “walk beautifully on a loose leash” unless I’m distracted by another animal, a fascinating scent or become startled. I even know “heel!” When not on a leash I stay close by foster mom.

I do like being outside in the fenced yard. The outdoors means fetching toys, running a bit with Annie and running along the fence to see the neighbor and her dog. I stick my nose through the fence so the nice lady will pet me.

The people I’ve met have made me smile — and wag my tail! If they approach me slowly and are calm, I come toward them hoping to be petted. Sometimes I take the “lean in” approach. I never jump or bark at them. I’ve been good with young children I’ve met. Foster mom was pleased with me because I was gentle and stood still allowing them to pet me. I’m curious about babies and toddlers. Haven’t been too near them, but foster mom wonders if I could get startled by their quick moves.

When I meet other dogs I go slowly and gently, sniffing all the while. A family came to stay in our house for several days. They brought three dogs along and we all got along just fine. Still, my preference is for human interaction.

When I can’t be outside, you can find me inside looking out! I didn’t live in a house during my first six years of life since I was a breeding dog. It’s taking time for me to adjust to living in a house. I prefer staying in the kitchen. That’s where all the activity and good smells are anyway, right? When I first got here, I didn’t feel like eating until the day foster mom walked in with a rotisserie chicken. I followed her with my nose to the bag.

So, yes, I feel safe in the kitchen. I have a “safe corner” and go there when I hear loud noises like airplanes or something that fell or I am startled by a quick movement. I’ll go up a couple of steps, like into the house, but I’m afraid to go up a flight of stairs. Car rides are fine, especially if I get a “pup cup” while we’re out! I need a little help getting into the car though.

I know the commands “come,” “sit” and “leave it.” Foster mom says I’m doing a good job learning “wait.” Only one time did I counter surf — I think I was after the rotisserie chicken — but now I know the word, “off.”

I’m described as a sweet, gentle, affectionate and lovable boy. I think one could throw the word “handsome” in the mix too!

  • 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

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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