2 Years





Fast Facts
  • 56 pounds

  • Mentor dog required

  • Fenced yard required

  • Loves to be petted

  • Enjoys fetch

  • Familiarity with cats is not known

INTRODUCTION    As told by Scout

 I have some fears and am timid at times, but I’ve become aware — as seen out of the corner of my eye — that my tail wags more and more! I’ve discovered the joy of being loved — nothing compares with the happy feeling of being petted! I might back off when approached, yet, if people are sitting or lying down, I’ll gladly approach for a lengthy petting session!

I have my very own bed; can you believe it? My bed is placed next to mom’s at night. I give her “the look” so she’ll rub my head until I go to sleep.

Not only do I like to play ball, but I willingly brings it back in hopes of another throw!

All in all, you’d find me to be a very sweet boy.


  • With people: Good with adults, fine with resident teens, enjoyed 8-year-old visitor.
  • With other dogs: Most of the time good with other dogs. Can be protective of toys and treats, so these things should be given with dogs separated.
  • Not a barker! Does not jump or counter surf.

HEALTH: No health concerns


  • Needs to learn basic commands, so training classes are highly recommended.
  • Readily traverses inside and out.
  • Fearful of leash, so not talking walks currently.
  • Learning what he can and cannot chew on.
  • Not a fan of the crate, but he will go in for a minute if “spooked.” Comes out when he decides all is clear.
  • 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