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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


  • 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