5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Needs a companion dog

  • Needs a fenced yard

  • Learning to walk on leash

  • Good with other dogs

  • Housebroken

  • 62 pounds


“Sweet yet mischievous!” That’s me! Yes, I’m already 5 years old, yet still very active. I’m so very happy now! Before I lived with foster mom, I rarely got attention. Now, I try my best to get it! I often give foster mom the golden nudge and lick her hand to lure her into paying attention to me with petting, ear rubs and back scratches.

I try to be first in line at treat time! Sometimes I go too quickly and take them right out of mom’s hand. There are doggie ice cream treats in this house too! I had never had ice cream before! It didn’t take me long to realize what was coming when foster mom says, “Ice cream anyone?” It’s deliciously creamy and tasty!

There’s so much energy and excitement in me. I find myself chewing soft toys until they’re down to shreds of cloth. Foster mom had to put those out of sight. Rugs and blankets aren’t safe from me either. I don’t intend to cause trouble. All I’m really trying to do is discover what these items are and how they taste; they’re new to me. But, alas, foster mom says I need to be watched.

I do get to have rubber balls though! When I’m given one, I carry it around gently and often take one back to my bed with me. And I love to run in the backyard—another joy of freedom and fabulous scents!

It makes me unhappy, maybe a little scared, to be separated from humans or dogs. If foster mom leaves the house for more than a couple of hours she gives me some medicine. Luckily she doesn’t have to crate me anymore—I really didn’t like that thing. But I do alright in the house if she gives me the medicine.

In my forever home, I don’t exactly need a mentor dog, but a companion dog would be nice for me. Foster mom says, “She’s a caregiver, that Solia!”

I was spayed a few weeks ago and was in heat before that. Foster mom wonders if some of my “wild child” behavior was related to being in heat. She’s observed that the longer I’ve been with her, the more I‘ve settled down. Yet, I’m still a bundle of activity so a home where I will get plenty of exercise and maybe even some agility or nose-work training would be good,

Apart from this, shall we say, “perkiness,” foster mom describes me as very sweet, affectionate, alert, smart, beautiful and willing to please.

  • 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

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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