5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Must have mentor dog in home

  • Must have a physical fenced in yard

  • Shy & timid, but warming up

  • Learning that walks are fun

  • Love being outside in the yard


Foster mom says I’m pretty smart. All I know is I learned very quickly that I enjoy petting and being near humans. Oh, I like dogs too, but humans have that loving touch.

During this past summer when I came to As Good as Gold, I was skittish and kept my distance from people. I learned about living with people by watching my furry foster brother.  I also realized that foster mom offers continual kindness, food, and a bed, so I decided to give this new life four paws up!

Ya know what I can do? I can walk on a “tandem leash” with my foster brother! That’s a pretty fun way to walk down the sidewalk! We often take two walks each day!

Sometimes I don’t go potty for hours. Foster mom knows it’s a good thing to provide me with opportunities to go outside. She’s noticed that I might pee in the house when a gate keeps from being with her, like when she’s working upstairs. (This has happened even when she’s just recently let me out.) One day, I decided I would agree to walk upstairs with her. So—get this!—now I nap near her desk while she works and voila—I’m quite content and no peeing episodes!

I like being with my foster brother. It’s great when foster mom hands out treats! We take naps together too and sleep soundly beside each other all night long.

I can still be fearful. Seems like I’ll make progress, but then something will spook me, and I lose ground a bit. Currently I’m on medication that seems to help. I do find myself wagging my tail more than before. I’m willing to go indoors and out by myself, and that’s good as I have such a blast in the backyard!

I’m told I’m a “friendly” girl! I might show a bit of fear meeting new people, but then I open up. I haven’t met children since being with foster mom so can’t tell you how I’d be with young people. But I can tell you I now lie at mom’s feet when at all possible and treasure the time with her and her warm and caring touches.

  • 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