5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Fenced yard required

  • Good with cats

  • Mentor dog preferred

  • 73 pounds

  • Happy girl

  • Loves affection

INTRO As told by Eliza

 “Look into my eyes!” When I gaze into foster dad’s eyes, I’m trying to tell him that I want to be near him. My “golden gaze” is trying to convey that I would love to be petted. (I just love him!) I give him lots of smiles too! Since coming to As Good as Gold, I’ve met many nice people: my foster parents, neighbors and the nice lady who dog sat me for a few days. There’s a very little girl who has visited here too, my foster parents’ granddaughter; I’m calm when she touches me.

Playing with my furry foster siblings and the “granddog” who visits sometimes is a hoot! We romp around and wrestle like we’re siblings, foster mom says! My dog sitter had cats, and we got along too.

When I first came to the house I was a bit fearful and timid, but life is so comforting here that each day I’ve become more and more relaxed in my surroundings. Gosh, I remember I would stay in one spot and keep to myself. Now I readily approach when pets and treats are being offered.

Going for walks is an activity I’m good at. Not only do I walk nicely in tandem on the leash with my foster brother, but I don’t pull on the leash either.

I think you’d find me to be a welcome member of your family. We could give each other something to smile about!


  • Eliza does not dig, jump or guard food or toys. She has never displayed aggressive behaviors.
  • Can be left alone in the home. Foster parents put up a baby gate to block off one of their rooms.
  • Settles nicely and sleeps soundly throughout the night in foster parents’ room.
  • Knows “come,” but no additional cues.
  • Might get into things lying around like a notepad she found one time. Just need to put these things out of her reach.
  • She sometimes tries to counter surf, but is learning it’s not the thing to do!
  • Rarely barks, but may do so when she sees another dog while in the backyard.


Was spayed after coming to AGaG. Eliza has recovered and is doing well.

  • 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