Nash Square

My favorite place to hang out is anywhere people are.  Toys don’t really interest me much, but give me a hug, a tummy rub or some sweet talk and I am a happy girl.  I shared my home with five children in my past life and am very gentle with little humans, dogs and cats.   I now live with three cats and my canine foster sister Casey. I often initiate a wrestling match or a game of chase with Casey who has tried to introduce me to balls.  I am glad that the kitties and Casey enjoy cuddling on the couch with me as much as I do.  Life would really be lonely without another dog in my life to interact with!

Car rides are one of my favorite activities and I sit in the center of the back seat in order to get the best view out the front window.  I am taken on several walks each day and am very calm and try not to pull on the leash.  As with many seniors, my hips were causing me some pain.  Now that I take an inexpensive pain medication and am losing some excess weight, I can run and take the stairs much easier.  I look forward to mealtimes even more now that I am dieting.  When I see Foster Dad filling my bowl, I do my happy dance of running in quick circles combined with a wagging tail and excited whines.  I have pesky ear infections that need medication for now.  They are very sensitive to the touch and I’m not happy about the daily cleaning. I struggle a bit, but after a little coaxing and maybe a treat I reluctantly submit to the treatment.  Foster dad assures me that my ears will feel better soon.

I’m working on learning more obedience commands and always come when I am called.  My favorite one is “Time for bed” when I jump up, run to the bedroom and settle into my bed after a day of activity.  My foster dad says I am a sweetheart and a joy to have around.  My given name is Nash.  Foster dad calls me “Dawn” because coming into As Good as Gold’s care was the beginning of many new days for me.  I hope that includes a forever family.


10 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