Check out the new me!!!

I have come a long way in my foster home and I really hope my forever family is out there somewhere.  I lived in a crate or kennel at a commercial breeding facility until I came to As Good as Gold.  Now my mommy days are over and I am coming out of my shell.  I am learning that things don’t need to be so scary with the help of my foster parents and the resident dog in my foster home.  I didn’t have much exposure to the normal things that dogs experience which makes me a bit apprehensive in new situations, but I am doing so much better and would love to show you the new me!

I love to be petted and ask for attention from foster mom and dad.  This is huge because dogs like me are pretty scared of people at first.  Foster mom says I have the golden nuzzle down pat!  I love hanging out and following my foster brother around.  He has shown me that his golden life is pretty special.  I have even learned that I get to lick the bowl clean after my foster parents have cereal in the morning and ice cream at night by watching him.  Who knew these things would be so great?  And, when foster mom is making a salad, I have to voice my approval by asking for carrots.  And, when it’s time for my food, I communicate with foster mom and tell her that I am so excited for my meal.  I have so many things go say to foster mom and she really tries to understand me.  This new world is really a great place and I am loving living in it!

I have been out and about meeting people and have gotten so much better at seeing new people and places.  I still get scared of many things, but I am quicker to recover now that I know that I am safe.  I am also taking some medicine that helps me cope with my fears better and they have really made a difference.

Toys are new to me and seem like fun.  I have figured out how to empty the toy bucket of all the toys.  It keeps me busy at night time when I like to be awake.  I have a new found confidence in the late night hours and will check out the house to see if there is anything I can snatch and chew on.

I have hip dysplasia and also have some issues with my bladder so I have to go potty more frequently.  The vet started me on medicine called Adequan which helps my hips and my bladder and I am starting to become more active and better at waiting more to go potty.

Little by little I am finding out that there are so many good things about this golden life that I missed out on for so many years.  Fearful dogs like me take a loving home with a lot of patience.  I still have so many things to learn and may never be a normal dog, but each baby step I take is a milestone to a dog like me and it’s so rewarding.  Are you ready to watch me continue to blossom?


  • A stable mentor dog – one that I can follow and watch to know what things are ok and not scary
  • Someone who is home often since I need to go potty frequently
  • A fenced in yard – since leash walking is scary

Female, 6 Years Old

  • 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