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RAINBOW BRIDGE…  Murray is now running pain free at the Rainbow Bridge.  Run free sweet Murray!!!  You were a wonderful boy!!

When my owner died, I had no one to take care of me, so I was given to As Good as Gold so I could find a new home. I am a robust guy and weighed in at ninety pounds when I came in to foster care. Since then, I have been eating a lower fat diet and healthy snacks. After only a short time in foster care I can tell that I have lost weight because I can walk faster and further now. My frisky side shows when I roll and flop around in the yard and relish in the sights and smells in the great outdoors.  My hindquarters are still a little weak and I sometimes have difficulty getting up, but I take a little pill every day to help reduce joint pain and inflammation.

I have experienced a lot of things that are new to me in the weeks I have been in my foster home. Recently we went for a walk at the lake. I was curious about the water, but I wasn’t brave enough to go in this time. I did, however, find digging for rocks in the sand to be great fun. I try very hard to be a good catcher when foster mom throws balls for me.  What I lack in skill, I make up for in enthusiasm. Actually, I would rather cuddle with my humans than play anytime.

After a boost into the back seat of the car, I am a content passenger. I also look forward to walks, but I sometimes get too excited when I see other dogs. I just want to play! I am working on improving my self- control and learning to walk without pulling. Practice make perfect!  I get along well with our neighbor’s dogs and my kitty siblings.  The kitties tease me by jumping on my head and staring at me when I am chewing on my bone, but I just ignore them and they soon lose interest.

I am a very outgoing guy and am not skittish in any way. I adjust quickly to new situations and take everything in stride.  Call me Murray or Mr. Personality.  I’m ready to roll.


12 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