Golden Spotlight – Bailey


Hello??? It’s me! Bailey!  I would like to share my story with you: I am a four-year-old gorgeous redhead (well I’ve been told).

In July 2014, I met this really nice lady who checked me over and decided to take me with her. Previously, I did have a home, but something happened, and… well… this nice lady, from As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois, picked me up from Animal Control and took me to a doctor, because she just wasn’t too sure I was completely okay. I will never forget that day when she looked at me, gave me a big hug, kissed me on the nose and told me “we are going to take a chance on you.” I was SO happy, but very scared. You see, I just wasn’t sure who I could trust. She put me in her car and after a while I realized I had a good one! From that point on I knew I was going to be okay!

I did have to go see some more doctors, but then I met my foster dad… I hit pay dirt!! He told everyone I was the smartest girl he had ever seen! The doctors did note that I have limited vision in one eye, but that does not stop me from chasing rabbits in the dark. Foster dad also noticed that I drank an incredible amount of water. Turns out that I am diabetic. I was told this is a first for As Good as Gold!

I moved to a new foster home, a wonderful lady who agreed to take on a diabetic dog. Foster mom was a little hesitant about giving injections twice a day, but overcame her fear for me. I am told I will need insulin injections the rest of my life, but don’t tell me I am special needs. I love other dogs and I am told I am everything they love about goldens.

My life has been saved by As Good as Gold and now I am here to pay it forward. Won’t you please help me help AGaG rescue more goldens and golden mixes? Any donation amount is very much appreciated! And in return, you have my unconditional love


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