Greta Square

After being found hungry and alone, some kind people took me in and cared for me for a few days.  They gave me a stuffed unicorn to comfort me and then asked As Good as Gold to find me a forever home.  I had a large tumor on my right paw which was cumbersome and made walking on that foot difficult.  It was a common benign skin growth that the surgeon removed along with one toe.  He said that it should never come back. I was happy to hear that I have one less toenail to clip!  My paw is fully healed and I am learning how much fun running and walking is now that I can use my right foot more efficiently. I love to chase tennis balls and am much more active. Of course I am still content to relax with my beloved unicorn.

Foster mom does a lot of dog sitting and I love and welcome all the dogs, large and small, that come to visit.  I have also become best friends with the kitties that live here too. I am not much of a cuddler, but like a typical Golden, I keep my humans in sight at all times and follow Foster Mom from room to room.  I have a little weakness in my back legs and sometimes have difficulty getting up. This could possibly be because the tumor on my paw affected my activity level and my muscles got weak. I could also have a touch of arthritis.  Foster Mom gives me an inexpensive joint supplement every day that will help me gain strength in that area.  More walking and running activities will also help me regain my muscle strength.

Foster Mom says I am a very sweet and friendly girl. I may even learn to snuggle if you are willing to show me how enjoyable it can be.  A forever family who will adore me forever is my wish for the New Year.


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