Before you fall in love with my sweet face, please make sure you read my story all the way to the end.

I’ll “let you call me Sweetheart!” ‘cause that’s what my foster dad thinks I am, “a real sweetheart!”

I’m a little Golden Doodle (30 pounds) who loves to cuddle and play with my foster family and my furry foster siblings.

My foster family is so happy that despite a difficult first six years of life, I’ve warmed up to people and other dogs so well in the past few months. I was used for breeding purposes only; therefore, I haven’t had the many engaging life experiences that other dogs my age have had. I can still be shy and hesitant, but I don’t feel as nervous as I was a few months ago. That must be why I don’t need the “calming” medicine I was given when I first came to As Good as Gold.  I sometimes like to bark at things that startle me, and will bark outside at people in the distance.  Foster mom has been working on redirecting me to stop barking.

I have discovered the enjoyment of going for walks! There’s a whole world to sniff out there! During several of our family walks, I have engaged with children at the park. I haven’t been around young people much, but I certainly have enjoyed the children I’ve been able to meet!

Toys can be fun and interesting, but I do end up investigating them too roughly sometimes. I’m not a counter-surfing Golden because I can’t reach the countertop! Car rides are fine with me: I get to be with my family! And, you wouldn’t believe what I can smell out the car window!

I watch my furry foster sister and cuddle with her a bit. But, after some activity, I’m ready to settle down and rest near everyone.  I am working on being comfortable in a crate.  I have been in one before, but foster mom is working on helping me go in and be comfortable all by myself.  I may not need to be in a crate in my forever home, but being given a smaller area to be comfortable in would be a good idea.  I’ve only been in a foster home a few months, and these lifestyle progressions do take a bit of time.

Foster mom says I’m an affectionate, Golden-eyed girl with a Golden personality.

Are you ready for a Golden sweetheart to cuddle in your lap?

Must haves in my forever home:  Another dog that can help me learn more confidence and a fenced in yard since I am scared.

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