I am a beautiful girl that needs a very special home.  I lived my life in a kennel or cage and have not experienced the normal things a dog should be exposed to.  I am very fearful and need a family that will be patient in helping me continue to build my courage.  Dogs like me may never be normal, but we are so happy to have a loving home to continue our journey.  I take medication to help me so I can cope better with my surroundings.

My new home must have a dog that I can follow to show me that everything is ok.

If you have it in your heart to help a dog like me, please contact our Adoption Coordinator at adoptions@asgoodasgold.org and tell her I sent you.

Female, 7 Years Old


  • A stable mentor dog – one that I can follow and watch to know what things are ok and not scary
  • Someone who is home often
  • A fenced in yard – since leash walking is scary
  • 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