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I may look familiar to you because I was the “Golden Spotlight” girl on As Good as Gold’s website for several months while I recovered from several health issues. My name is Fedora, but my foster family  calls me Dora for short.  When I arrived from Love Puerto Rico Goldens Rescue, I was treated with chemotherapy for a cancer that is uncommon, but has an excellent prognosis.  Recent tests show that I am now cancer-free!  My skin was also itchy and it seemed like I was always scratching. I went through a full course of allergy shots and I am now on a maintenance schedule. Hopefully, these injections will be discontinued soon.

In spite of what I have had to physically endure, everyone tells me that I have a sweet friendly disposition. Foster mom takes me on two walks a day and I am always alert to every bird, squirrel or critter that crosses my path.  I love to settle in and watch the world go by during car rides and I leave my signature nose prints on all the windows.  Squeaky toys and soft bones are fun to play with, but I especially enjoy lively games of fetch and running in the back yard with my fur foster sister, Kelly.  When I get excited about the possibility of something good coming my way I enthusiastically twirl around and around. Everyone gets dizzy just watching me!  I am very curious and may have a bit of a hobo in me because I will wander through an open door or gate just to see what is on the other side.  Of course I readily return when called.  I’m ready to find my forever family. Is there room at your house for your very own “Dora The Explorer?”


7 Years Old

Adoption Process
  • 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