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Kaduz is not a very common name for a Golden, but I found out that it means pleasant, easy going and friendly in nature. Add sweet and a loveable personality and you have a perfect description of ME! My foster mom likes my name, but prefers to call me Doozie for short.

When I first came to As Good as Gold, my skin was itchy and I scratched constantly. Medicated baths, Omega 3 capsules and a quality food made me feel so much better and now my coat is soft and shiny and I seldom have to scratch. In March, I had a mass on my chest removed which was something the veterinarian called a low grade mast cell tumor.  The doctor gave me a hug and said she got it all out and my future looks great!

As expected in a ten year old pup, I have a little arthritis, but that doesn’t stop me from doing what I want. I move around just great and run up and down the stairs easily. I love walks and even carry my own leash. Unfortunately, my leash looks a little ragged, but with my mouth full, I can’t pick up contraband along our route. There are lots of toys at my house and I love them all, especially the tennis balls which I like to keep to myself.  My canine foster brother and I are best buddies. We sleep next to each other and I always like to be touching him. We even go on car rides and sit calmly in the back seat together. I get a little nervous during thunder storms, but cuddles from my humans help me stay calm. The vacuum cleaner, however, is a really scary monster and I keep my distance.  Foster mom and I have a special relationship and even have our own form of communication. We go back to my canid roots and share a battle of the wolf call. She will greet me with a howl sound and I will answer back with gusto.  We both enjoy that game.

I am a wonderful, great, happy dog waiting to find a wonderful, great, happy family to share the rest of my life with.  I hope I find them soon.


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

  • 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