My name is Holly and I’m 8-years-old.

Before you fall in love with my sweet face, please make sure you read my whole story.

My life changed for the better a couple of months ago when I became a foster with As Good as Gold. Before that I lived in an environment where I wasn’t able to experience the world as many dogs do.

Now, I’ve discovered toys! Oh, my gosh, I’ve never seen anything like them! It’s thrilling to pick all the balls and toys out of the toy basket and watch them scatter!  I also enjoy playing with other dogs. Once I get to know them, children can be fun and adults are a joy to be near!

Out in the yard, I’ve just started playing with balls and catching a frisbee. A fenced in yard works out much better for me and is a requirement for adoption. I’m becoming accustomed to the leash and going for walks. I’m not too keen on getting into a car; patience and guidance will help me to be more comfortable.

I’m housebroken, don’t counter surf, rarely bark, don’t jump on people, and I come when I’m called! Foster mom says I’ve also learned how to make myself quite comfortable. I’ve been discovered lying in the family room watching T.V.!

Because I used to be alone a lot, I am oftentimes skittish around people and loud noises. Foster mom is being very patient and comforting with me, so I have improved in this regard. She says that my forever home should be a quiet one with people who will let me grow at my own pace and who will love me unconditionally. She notes that I really do want to trust people, and that I simply need reassurance. My forever home should also have a “sweet mentor dog” who can be my companion and mentor.

I go up and down stairs quite readily, which is perfect because it allows me to sleep all night in the room with my foster mom. When mom’s away during the day, I rest just fine in the crate.

Another pleasant discovery for me has been grooming. Foster mom likes that I stand nice and still and seem to luxuriate in the experience. I heard her say I have “gorgeous white hair.”

Are you and your current dog looking for additional loving companionship? Oh, and by the way – – – would you be interested in brushing a beautiful Golden girl?

  • 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