Toby become part of our family in August of 2020.  At first a bit anxious, he quickly became attached to us, and of course my husband and I to him.

One of his favorite things to do is lie on his back until one of us comes to give him a belly rub.  It is so rewarding to see the joy in his face when we get on the floor and play with him.  Toby is a total love muffin.  Despite weighing 50 pounds, he thinks he’s a lap dog. He loves to cuddle and give kisses.

Even though he came from Puerto Rico, which has a warm climate, he enjoys running and playing in the snow. Toby has come a long way, and we look forward to having him with us for many more years.


Toby’s Forever Mom

  • 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