8 Years





Fast Facts
  • Retired from breeding, timid

  • Must have mentor dog to follow

  • Must have fenced in yard, not used to leash

  • Loves to snuggle


Cameo: 8-year-old female mini golden doodle, 43 pounds

Must haves: Mentor dog, fenced yard

Cameo here. I’m told I am 8 years old, sweet and petite (43 pounds). I am a mini golden doodle who is a retired breeder and like many retired breeder dogs, I did not live in a house, so I am still getting the hang of many everyday things.

I am coming out of my shell, but I need a home with a mentor dog to help me build confidence and a fenced yard to keep me safe.  A home where someone is home more often than not is my preference as I love to snuggle with my humans and be petted.

I also love other dogs, playing with toy and older kids. I have not been exposed to cats, but like many shy breeder dogs I likely will give a cat wide berth. I am still having some accidents in the house, so I ask for your patience as I transition to a new home. Letting me out frequently and rewarding me with treats and praise for going outside will help. I am good about being handled for brushing and ear cleaning. However, I do jump on people because I just love them so much (good thing I’m smallish). Foster mom has taught me lots of things like sit, down, come, etc. I like learning!

My foster family has not been walking me, so my new family will need to go slowly with trying to walk me.

I do have a Grade 1 heart murmur that does not cause any problems or require any treatment.

My foster mom says, “Cameo is a very sweet girl. She loves to snuggle and be petted. She loves the bed and laying on my pillows. When approaching her she does cower down thinking she might get hurt but then once she starts getting love she stops being scared. She is very accepting to being loved and even lets her belly to be rubbed.”

At 8 years old, As Good As Gold considers me to be a senior so my adoption fee is a reduced $200; once a family adopts a senior from AGAG they waive the adoption fee for any other seniors you may adopt. So, what do you think? Is there room in your heart and home for a gal like me?

  • 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

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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