11 Years





Fast Facts
  • House-trained

  • Sweet girl who enjoys petting

  • Best to be only dog in the home

  • Unable to negotiate more than one or two stairs

  • 71 pounds

  • Adoption fee for this senior girl is $200

INTRO As told by Rylie

 My effervescent smile is a sure giveaway to the fact that I enjoy life! And, when I reach out to you with my paw, my hope is that you’ll hold it for a while, not just for a second. Being near you and enjoying the closeness and petting simply soothes the soul.

And I’m an old soul, 11 years. Arthritis and hip dysplasia are keeping me close to home. I’m entertained by backyard sights, sounds and smells. Chewing on and arranging my Nyla bones also keeps me busy! I take them out of my toy basket and place them all around me in my bed. Foster mom returns them all to the basket at the end of the day, but next day I’m back on the project! I’m quite attentive, and my hearing is sharp; I’ll let you know if I hear unfamiliar noises. My ears and my sniffer are put to use when I detect a deer in the yard — I’ll let you know when they’re around!

Some seniors might tell you that their minds are as youthful as ever, but their bodies haven’t been able to keep up the pace! My back right leg doesn’t want to cooperate anymore, so walks are out, but I can get around the house and yard quite adequately! When it snows, you’ll find me rolling in it and making doggie angels. I can get into foster mom’s sedan all by myself!

Oh, foster mom wants to chime in, “Rylie is very sweet, well-behaved and easy to take care of.”


  • Tolerates other dogs for the most part, but not crazy about other dogs
  • Fears thunderstorms
  • Knows sit, down, off, come, drop it and shake (which turns into paw/hand holding!)


  • Moderate hip dysplasia and arthritis in right hip and knee.
  • On Gabapentin and Vetprofen for arthritis. Has been receiving Librela injections for arthritis, which has reduced limping and made her more comfortable.
  • Takes Trazodone for thunderstorms and fireworks.
  • Vet says Rylie looks relatively good in every other way for a golden her age.
  • 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