Coming Soon!


Grace, 4-years old

The scoop I’m hearing about me is that I’m a “really sweet girl” who has “won the hearts of everyone.” Oh, my, can you detect a blush through my golden/white fur?

I’m on the “coming soon” list because As Good as Gold is waiting for a fungal infection I’ve had to clear up. This fungus is called blastomycosis and it lives in the environment. This infection can be devastating to dogs, but mine was caught early enough that it didn’t have a chance to spread. The blasto did cause glaucoma in my right eye, though, so I needed to have that eye removed. It’s okay; I use the other one!

Foster mom thinks I’m a friendly and happy girl. Oh, gosh, I really do love people. Mom thinks that when I’m ready for my forever home, it would best for me to have someone who is home most of the time (Yay!) and who would be willing to spend time teaching me things like “no paw.” Ya know sometimes I try really hard and keep my paw off people. But there are times when I get so excited, like when I wake up in the morning and see mom, that in my exuberance, well; I forget the rule. I’m smart though! Mom thinks it’s pretty wonderful that I learned “sit” in one day!

It would be best if I were the only dog in the house. I’m not one to want to readily share my toys or my mom with other dogs.

Sometimes I can be playful and silly! One time I surprised mom by bouncing onto the sofa and burying myself in the cushions: what a blast!

Then there are times when I’m scared. I get anxious when mom’s away. The vet put me on medication for this anxiety.  I can be destructive if left alone too long.  A few hours here or there are all I can take.

So I’ll keep working on my “no paw,” and hopefully become a bit more accustomed to my new world. Then when we have the “all clear” from the vet, I might get to meet you!

  • 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