Hi.  My name is Maya and I am a sweet, 5 year old golden girl.  I have a lot of health issues and hope that someone will look past that and make me a part of their family.  I have diabetes and need daily insulin injections which are really easy to give because I sit very still and am a very good girl.  I also had cataracts and was completely blind, but As Good as Gold had a great eye doctor that took care of my cataracts and now I see great!  I need drops for my eyes and am very good at letting you put them in for me.  I also take pills for my thyroid since it doesn’t want to work all of the way, but that’s really easy.

I am great with kids, love people and all of the attention I can get.  I was used to being the only dog in my home and now am slowly getting used to being with the resident dog in my foster home.  I am learning how to share people and toys.  I am also great at keeping critters out of your yard.  I am so fast, I even caught a squirrel!

I know a lot of commands and learn things very fast.  I need special treats due to my diabetes and a special diet to keep my blood sugar under control.  If you are looking for a sweet girl to adopt and can give me my medications, I will be forever grateful and will make you very happy.

  • 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