When I boarded a plane to Chicago, I knew my life was going to change for the better.  I was found on the streets of Puerto Rico in the spring and was able to fly up to Chicago a few months ago.  When I got here, I had some health issues that were making me feel awful.  I had pyometra and needed my uterus removed and the vet noticed that there was something wrong with my eyes so I went to a specialist that discovered that I was blind in one eye and in a lot of pain.  My eye had to be removed, and my other eye gets special drops daily to make sure I don’t have the same problem.  I need to have it checked once in a while to make sure that nothing changes.  This is the diagnosis for my right eye:  signs of Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis and early immature cataracts. Along with epithelial corneal degeneration with an area of superficial ulceration in her right eye.  I certainly don’t let this stop me from enjoying the golden life!

My sweet nature captures the heart of everyone that meets me.  On my walks I greet people of all ages and enjoy all of the attention I can get.  I have been a perfect houseguest at my foster home and have the run of the house when my foster family is not home.  When they are home, I love to be with my people and will do anything to make sure I am as close as possible, even fitting in between the tightest spaces to be near you.

I love to play fetch in the yard, go for lots of walks throughout the day, and I am great on leash.  I love meeting other dogs along the way and would enjoy romping and playing with them.

My new and wonderful life has begun and I am ready to spend it with my very own family.

Female, 5 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