Mimi Square

I was a stray who was picked up by animal control. While I was there I was known as The Great Houdini because I was an escape artist.  I prefer to think I have amazing problem solving abilities.  I could open the gate to my kennel as well as those of other dogs in order to get some human attention.  They tried a number of confinement techniques to keep me incarcerated but I could usually outsmart them.

I am a happy girl who lives to please my people.  Foster mom loves to see my happy dance when I get my tail wagging so fast that it spins like a helicopter blade.  I love sleeping close to her in her bed and there is nothing to compare to curling up on the couch while we enjoy watching television together.

I’ve gone through some health issues since I was rescued by As Good as Gold. I was diagnosed with Heart Worm disease and went through four months of treatment. It was painful and I felt under the weather at times, but now those awful worms are past history as long as I take my Heart Worm preventative medication every month.  I also had bladder stones. My veterinarian prescribed a special kibble which helped dissolve the stones and will help keep them from forming again. I will need to continue to eat this diet in order to stay healthy.

I don’t like to be crated and I never get into any trouble when given free-run of the house while left alone.  In the future, my teeth will need some attention. Foster mom is guessing that I probably damaged them by trying to chew my way out of the crate I was confined in.  I do love to collect stray socks and proudly prance around with them for attention, but I would never damage anything I pick up. My fur foster brother and I are best buddies and enjoy playing tug of war or just hanging out. Foster mom says I can’t have stuffed animals because I like to “kill” them! There are times I get a little nervous around strange dogs so I try to take our introductions slowly.  Kitties, however, don’t interest me at all. Car rides are always an adventure and I am a calm passenger during our excursions. Because I was on exercise restriction during my Heart Worm treatment, I need some time to relearn how to leash walk without pulling. That won’t take long with several jaunts a day!  When there is thunder, lightning or fireworks I sometimes need some reassurance that everything is okay.

Foster mom thinks I am a sweet gentle girl who will repay your love and attention with lots of kisses and face licks. I am ready to snuggle whenever and wherever!


6 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