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Retriever, Flat-Coated
3 Years 8 Months
Spayed / Neutered




*3 Years Old - 54 Pounds
*Enjoys Long Walks and ChewToys
*Medium/Active Energy
*Older Children
*Dog Friendly - Calm Dogs Only
*No Cats
*Potty Trained
*Crate Trained
*Single Family House (No Shared Walls) Preferred
*Training Required - Very Smart and Fast Learner!

Are you a coffee lover who needs some extra pep to get moving in the morning? My name is Espresso, and I am ready to be the happy, fun friend who gets your days started right! You will love running your hands through my feathery, mocha-colored fur when you wake up, and then we can have a great time on a long morning walk to get our exercise. I am a sweet, loyal, adorable and smart pup who is simply happy to spend time curled up on the couch with the people I love. I can entertain myself for long periods of time with all the toys I can get my paws on. Since I have spurts of exuberant energy, I will probably do best with older household members. I have been working hard on my manners with my foster family and I have come a long way but I still can get a little nervous when meeting new people and dogs. If I'm introduced slowly I do so much better.

I would love a forever home with a dog savvy family that would be willing to continue with training to help me be the best dog I can be. And did I mention that I am a smarty-pants? I am fully potty trained, crate trained and have already learned a bunch of commands including sit, come, lay down and shake paws. I sleep like a dream in my crate but when you get up in the morning or arrive home from work I will use my singing voice to let you know I miss you and want to get out of my crate and join the fun. I would do best in a house without shared walls (no apartments/condos/townhomes). A fenced in yard (5ft or higher) would be great but is not required. If you are looking for an active, attentive best furry friend, please fill out an adoption application and tell my Fetching friends you would like a very good Espresso!

If you'd like to adopt this dog, please get started by filling out a complete application (incomplete submissions cannot be sent.) Please note that while we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care as possible, our bios are written from current observations. Though we do our best to share as much information as possible about each dog we care for, 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 information pertaining to breed and age are often educated guesses.



Adoption Fees

When you adopt a dog, you're not buying a pet. Your donation isn't a fee for your adoptee - it's a gift that helps us pursue our mission, save lives, and ensure we can provide care to all the dogs in our program.


  • Senior dog. 8 years and up / $125

  • Adult or Young Dog. 6 months to 7 years / $375

  • Puppies. Under 6 months / $450


Adoption Requirements

  • Lives in 50 mile radius of Itasca within the Illinois border

  • Be at least 21 years of age 

  • Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household

  • Have approval from owner of the residence  (written in lease)

  • Have a valid ID with current address

  • Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation 

  • Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment 

How to Adopt

  Wag, Woof, Smile  


Get Started

Apply to Adopt

Ready to welcome a wagging tail into your family? Then fill out an application to join our adoption family!


Once we have your info we'll start the process (which includes a consultation and a doggy meeting) and get you on your way towards a life of puppy love. 

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