I haven’t been in foster care long, but I’m ready to roll! I am anxious to find a forever family who is looking for a handsome, young Golden guy to join their clan.

The game of fetch is foreign to me. I eagerly chase after a thrown object and then run circle around it waiting for it to continue moving. My toy box is filled with treasures that I love to spread throughout the house. Foster mom picks them up and I start my mission all over again. My favorite toy is a flat squirrel that I toss to myself. Deer antlers and Nylabones come in as a close second. I am never aggressive when I play with other dogs and even climbed a four foot fence to join a neighbor’s pooch for some interaction. Doggie play dates include lots of chasing and wrestling and sometimes end with me giving good-bye kisses to my buddies. When I run, I imitate an antelope doing leaps and bounds with both front legs high in the air. Leash walks are something I look forward to, but I still need reminders to stay calm and not pull. In a short time at my foster home, I have mastered the commands sit, down and stay.  I also figured out how to open the car windows after I stepped on the automatic window button accidentally one time. Now I can enjoy a little fresh air whenever the mood strikes me. My only bad habit is barking at my foster mom when trying to gain her full attention. I am working hard to control my impatience, but it is so hard!

The only time I enjoy cuddling is at bedtime when I can snuggle close to my Foster Mom. I would rather have a rousing wrestling match with her on the floor. During the day, the couch is my refuge for snoozing. I love children, I am very polite and never jump when meeting new people. I‘m an easy boy to please. Just give me some beef or chicken jerky and I will follow you to the ends of the Earth for more goodies or some tummy rubs.

I need a home where I can run and run to burn my young boy energy and a high fence that I can’t hurdle in one fell swoop!


2 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