Age

5 Years

Sex

Female

Energy

N/A

Fast Facts
  • Fenced in yard

  • Someone who is home often
Bio:

MUST HAVES IN A FOREVER HOME:  MENTOR DOG AND A FENCED IN YARD AND SOMEONE WHO IS HOME MORE OFTEN THAN NOT – No exceptions.

My name is Joy, and since becoming a member of the As Good as Gold family, I have learned what JOY really means! I’ve learned the joy of waking up inside a home with people (I didn’t have this opportunity during my first five years.) Every morning I have a smile on my face and a wagging tail.  I’ve learned the joy of playing unrestrained in a fenced back yard; what a joy to play outside with my two furry foster siblings! I’ve learned to dash outside with them on the search for squirrels; we also play chase.

I’ve discovered there’s joy as the result of good behavior.  I come when I’m called, sit on command, and bring toys back inside that I’ve taken out with me. (Foster mom says I’m very well behaved.) I let foster mom know I have to go potty by bringing a stuffed animal to her; that’s my cue.  Also, I’ve learned how to go up and down stairs.  They were scary for the first couple of days, but I handle them pretty well now by taking them slowly and carefully.  One day I might be able to take them two at a time just like my furry foster sister!

Having furry siblings has been tremendously helpful to me. They’ve helped me learn how to become a family pet. Along with a dog to act as a mentor and friend, my forever home should also include a fenced yard, and someone who is home more often than not.

Foster mom thinks I’m doing very well with this new lifestyle and being part of a family. She defines me as not real outgoing, yet definitely working my way into the fold. I’ve also worked my way into the group snuggle at bedtime!

Yes, I’ve become joyful and look forward to the pure joy of a forever home.

Adoption Process
ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS, NO EXCEPTIONS:
  • 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