They say that age is just a number and I definitely believe that is true. At ten years old, I am just a big puppy at heart.  I have lots of energy and joie de vivre.  You can tell how happy I am by my perpetually wagging tail especially when I am getting attention and pets. In my previous life, I wasn’t introduced to toys, so I’m not sure what to do with them. I know I don’t like the squeaking sound that some of them make. I have, however, learned to enjoy spending time licking and chewing my peanut butter filled rubber Kongs. The backyard is my playground and I love running full speed and enjoy the feeling of freedom my racing gives me. Sometimes I pick up dirt and rocks along the way, but I immediately drop the contraband when I am told to. I am just being introduced to walking properly on a leash. I do tend to weave back and forth a bit because I get distracted by watching the birds, squirrels and the people that I notice along the route. I am learning to stay on the left of my leader and follow directions.

When my family leaves, they ask me to stay in my crate. I don’t mind, because I just can’t control my curiosity and like to chew on paper and investigate all the areas of the house while they are gone. The crate keeps me safe from reprimands! I am reliable at night and am allowed to relax in the bedroom. When I am invited, I get to sleep with my people on their bed. I try not to move all night so that they will let me stay and cuddle. Treats are something new to me and I had to learn what they were and what to do with them. I didn’t take them off the floor or out of Foster Mom’s hand. She introduced these delicacies by gently placing them into my open mouth. Now I know what I was missing!

I am friendly to other dogs and would probably tolerate cats, although I have never met one! I hope to find a forever home where someone will be with me most of the time so we can share lots of kisses and hugs. A big back yard where I can enjoy marathon running and playing would be a plus. And, another dog to continue to help me learn the finer things in this wonderful golden life.  Foster Mom says that I am gentle, loving and have a sweet demeanor. What more could anyone ask for in a fur baby?


10 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