1 Year





Fast Facts
  • 59 pounds

  • House-trained

  • Mentor dog not required

  • Fence recommended

  • Likes walks

  • Needs a home with few stairs

INTRODUCTION: As told by Sophie

Foster mom says I’m a “sweet and gentle soul.” It makes me happy to be near her, so I follow her wherever she goes. Sometimes I do the famous  golden “lean in” so she’ll pause to pet me. I readily seek attention from her and most people I meet. My foster family includes children from 7-11, two dogs and a cat, and we all live in peace! My second birthday is Nov. 11 and I hope I’ll be spending it in my forever home!

BEHAVIOR: Sophie loves playing with her furry foster sister; they greeted each other with tails wagging the first time they met! Sophie is submissive in a pack and low key.


  • Severe hip dysplasia. Consistent exercise, such as walking, is necessary and keeps the muscles around her hips strong. This condition doesn’t affect her willingness to play fetch or chase tennis balls, she enjoys both! No surgery is recommended at this time. Sophie is not in pain but may exhibit an uneven “sit.” Joint supplements are recommended. Needs assist getting into certain vehicles. Losing a few pounds might also help.
  • White spot on one eye is evident. This is a result of an inherent deposition of substances in the eye and referred to as corneal dystrophy. Currently does not affect her vision.


  • Gives a few barks to the neighbors when she sees them outside.
  • Doesn’t jump or counter surf.
  • Commands: Knows “leave it” and training with foster mom on “sit.”
  • Not a fan of the crate (it makes her anxious) but has a safe spot near the couch and sleeps belly up in her dog bed.
  • Not afraid of fireworks or thunderstorms.
  • 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