Read As Good as Gold's response to Phase Three Re-Opening in Illinois

Lola Maria

Status: Recent Adoptions

I have such a good time meeting furry friends! I greet them during walks in the neighborhood and participate in play at the dog parks. Foster mom says I like to “play with the big boys!” We run and sometimes I even jump! Foster mom says I’m the equivalent of a jumping bean!

Since foster mom realized I like tennis balls, she’s been practicing fetch skills with me – – it’s fun! I’m happy to chase and retrieve them – – unless I’m at the dog park and decide to run over to see my friends. I’m an eager leash walker. I can’t help it! I’m a normal Golden Greeter, and scent investigator!

All this frolicking despite the fact that there’s a bone in my left leg that is rather disfigured. My gait and Golden prance might look a bit awkward. Foster mom just thinks I have my own cute way of walkin’!

You will also note that my right eye is recessed a bit and is smaller than the left. This is neurological in nature and called Horner’s Syndrome. My vision is clear out of that eye, but a bit compromised peripherally. For example, if a treat is tossed to the floor on my right side, I have to sniff it out rather than see it. It also means a tiny child or a teeny dog might surprise me because I may not see them coming. Probably it would be best to have bigger people and animals in my forever home. Once with young children, though, mom has observed that I am gentle with them.

I know the commands “come” and “sit.” I can be alone for six hours or more without having an accident. Mom doesn’t crate me. I’m curious, but I don’t get into her things in the house. In fact, after playing with toys, and perhaps, doing a few zoomies outside, I’m ready to settle in for a nap. I sleep very well at night too. After a busy day being a one-year old, I’m out like a light at night and don’t move until morning.

Foster mom says I’m relatively calm for such a young dog. She describes me as a “very happy, sweet girl.” I’m petite—55 pounds— and my coat is a bit shorter than many Goldens. I love cuddling on the couch, getting treats, and of course socializing with furry friends and my human family.

“Her quirks make her special,” foster mom says. She and I hope I can find a forever home that will appreciate and love me – – quirks and all.

Check me out on my TV debut on WGN’s Adopt a Pet Segment:  https://wgntv.com/2020/01/17/adopt-a-pet-as-good-as-gold-8/?fbclid=IwAR1BlX4WmptP0NoqOY8XchKNMSgySA1jmT-2lABAgSS9Htm6D61S56emD1M

And on Facebook Live at WGN: https://www.facebook.com/WGNTV/videos/759466861251626/UzpfSTEwMDAwMTg5ODQ1MTQ3OTozMzk0MTI0MTIzOTk0MTY5/

Female, 1 Year Old