What a coincidence!  My name is Goldie and I’m available for adoption from As Good as Gold.  I am ten years old and in case you didn’t guess, I am a girl.

Do you love walks?  Me too!  In fact, I will run, not walk, to the door with my leash in my mouth once I know we are going for a walk. That’s how much I love walks.  I’m so excited when my foster mom takes me, that I sometimes pull on the leash. Sorry.  I’m just so excited, I can’t help myself. But never mind, because after a while when I get into my walk, I begin to relax and calm down and I don’t pull the leash anymore.

There are so many cool things to see on my walk.  Have you ever chased a squirrel? I have. It’s fun.  But I don’t always do it and if you tell me not to, I will try to be good.  On my walk, I sometimes meet new friends and neighbors, and I love to stop and visit for a while.  I love the attention and I am always on my best behavior.  But, I’m not so confident when I meet another dog and I’m not sure why. I don’t think I’m a diva or anything. It might just take me a little longer to warm up to another four-legged pet like me.  I think I want to be friends, but I’m not sure how to go about it, so I lunge at dogs as we walk by.  No one, especially another dog, wants to be lunged at.  So far, I haven’t made any new dog friends, but I think this is something I am going to work on with my foster family.

You should see me riding in the car, though.  You don’t have to ask me twice to jump in the backseat.  I love to sit and look out the window and if you crack the window open a bit, it’s even better. Then I can smell the fresh air and catch a cool breeze. Sometimes my foster mom has to run an errand, and she leaves me in the car.  I don’t mind one bit. I just sit and wait for her. My foster mom says I am “very patient” and I think that’s a good thing.

When I have to stay home by myself, I usually find something to do.  I have an antler chew that I enjoy, and it keeps me busy and out of trouble.  Not that I would ever get into trouble.  Not me.  I’ve never get into mischief when I’m home alone.  I’m not a big fan of the soft toys, and I guess I play too rough with them.  They don’t last very long.

Speaking of fabric, I’ve heard people describe me as a “Velcro dog”.  That’s funny.  Whoever heard of such a thing?  But I think it means that I enjoy being part of a family and want to be near them. I will follow them around from room to room.  I like people and it doesn’t take me long to make new friends.  I guess I do get attached easily, but that’s not a bad thing, is it?

When my foster family does return home after being out, I admit I am happy to see them.  I always welcome them home with a wagging tail and my own special little trick called “running in circles”. Then they reward me with pats on the head and I just love it.

When the day is over and it’s bedtime, I take my place near my foster family and settle down quietly for a restful sleep.  I never get up too early and prefer to wait for my foster family.  And once they are up, I am ready for another wonderful day.

I am so excited, I am the first one and I lead the way, as I run, not walk, down the stairs and into a brand new day.

Female, 10 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

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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