You can tell by my uniquely beautiful face that I am not an AKC registered Golden Retriever. My mother was a Golden and my father was the Labrador Retriever who lived next door. Both of these breeds are noted for being intelligent, loyal, gentle and terrific family companions. That’s me!

Someone told me that I was twelve years old, but I don’t feel a day over six or seven. I love to play and enjoy running around the yard and chasing my tennis balls which are my toys of choice!  I look forward to my daily walks when I wear a Gentle Leader to remind me not to pull. I am working on being more patient and try to wait for Foster Mom to catch up to my brisk pace. On car rides, I need a little time to find the perfect spot on the seat to settle down. I have to be convinced that our destination is a fun location and not the veterinarian’s office.  I am very smart and responding to most obedience commands is second nature to me. I know all the basics and will go through my routine especially when I am promised a reward of a yummy Ritz Cracker.

I enjoy being around adults and children of all ages. I am especially attentive when the small humans have treats that they share with me. In my previous home, I did not have much experience with interacting with other dogs. I get along fine with my canine sibling Sunny as long as she doesn’t try to steal attention away from me. I would enjoy being the only fur kid in my forever home so I would be assured of receiving all the tummy rubs, ear scratches and pats being offered. I do have some allergies, so I take medication to help control my prickly skin. I also eat grain-free fish and sweet potato food and eat healthy snacks, except for an occasional Ritz Cracker of course.

I acclimate easily to new situations and environments. With my sweet mellow disposition, I will make a wonderful addition to a loving forever family looking for a ready-made, well-mannered pal who doesn’t count birthdays.


12 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