The children in my home developed allergies and although they loved me and through no fault of my own, I had to move.

I am a plus size girl who is working on losing the extra pounds I have packed on. With my new healthy diet of quality food and healthy treats, I should be fit in no time! I look forward to my leash walks and I am very calm and never pull. The exercise I get on our long walks should also help with my weight loss plan.

Of course I love tennis balls! I am a Golden Retriever after all! Car rides are always a fun way to explore my surroundings and enjoy being close to my humans. I have never met a cat, so I am not sure how I feel about those little balls of fur.  I lived with two small dogs in my previous home and like to try and engage my foster sibling in playing with me. I have been busy working on learning some basic obedience commands. I already know leave it, drop it and come, but there is so much more to learn. Could continuing education classes be in my future?

Men sometimes make me a little nervous. When males come to my foster home, I usually scurry away and keep my safe distance so I can safely observe them. I may even bark at them to tell them I am not ready to meet them yet. After I become accustomed to their voices and feel sure that they will be gentle with me, I will accept their pats and ear rubs. Thunder storms also make me feel a little anxious, so I either get close to Foster Mom for comfort or just find a safe corner to curl up in and try to relax. Foster Mom calls me “Spunky” because I am always ready for new adventures and any attention offered. I show my spunky side when I grab the corner of a nearby throw rug and toss it in the air hoping to entice someone to join me in a wild game of chase the little rug. Sometimes I play “Grab The Sock” when my humans are getting dressed. I then strut around with it as if to say, “Look at me. Look what I’ve got!” Everyone thinks I am very entertaining.

After all the tennis balls are put away and the throw rugs are back in place, I look forward to cuddling in bed with my Foster Mom and giving her lots of sloppy doggie kisses. That’s my idea of a Golden life.


7 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