2 Years





Fast Facts
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Willow is a very sassy girl! And by sassy, I mean she has a sound for everything. It’s funny hearing the noises she comes up with! She also loves car rides; she’s so thrilled to go in the car that when the time comes, she jumps right in! Willow wants to be by us at all times and is a very loving and caring girl.

We adopted Willow in October of 2020 so our 2-year-old golden, Oliver, would have a friend. They quickly became best buds. Our Oliver had developed cancer, and the treatments had brought him down a bit. But, once Willow arrived, it seemed like Oliver found his spark again! In May of 2021 we began fostering Blair, who had been a breeder dog, so we had three goldens for a time. Willow and Blair hit it off right away even though Willow was only 1 and Blair 4-years old.

Sadly, Oliver passed away this past September. We noticed that Willow seemed to be waiting for him to come outside with her. Thankfully Blair and Willow have each other for now, and Willow is now Blair’s mentor dog! Blair has grown more comfortable over the four months we’ve had her and a lot of that has to do with Willow showing her the way.

  • 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