7 Years





Fast Facts
  • Must have a mentor dog to follow

  • Need a physical fenced in yard

  • Retired from breeding, need a patient family

  • Very sweet girl


Fenced yard and mentor dog required
58 pounds

Foster mom says I “tug at her heart.” She says that with a warm smile, so I think that means she likes me a lot! I’ve also heard her say I’m “incredible, sweet, gentle, and have beautiful red hair.” To add to my incredibleness, I’m housebroken; don’t jump; stay off the furniture; barely shed; am fine with grooming; and in four-months’ time, foster mom has never heard me bark.

My As Good as Gold foster home is the first home I’ve ever lived in. At first I was very shy and scared. In most ways, I’m much more comfortable now. I’ve found that I love to be loved and enjoy sitting next to foster mom. I’m willing to take treats out of her hand now and even walked up to a house guest and accepted a treat from her—that was new for me!

I’m not so comfortable with most men, especially men with hats on, and some women. Foster mom thinks that if people are softspoken, I might learn to get over it. When certain people make me a bit afraid, I simply cautiously back away. I love children though! A neighbor girl was at the house one day. She got into the crate with me, and we watched a Disney movie together!

I watch TV with foster mom’s dog Payton too, and I follow her around a lot. By observing her, I learned that I don’t have to be afraid of going through the door and past mom going in and out of the house. Payton’s fearful of thunderstorms, so when she’s scared, I lie right next to her to make her feel safe.  You can tell we’re friends. Foster mom thinks I have a general instinct to become a therapy dog. I help to make the other dogs she rescues feel comfortable too.

I still need to be spayed.  If I’m adopted before that surgery, As Good as Gold will pay for the procedure at an approved As Good as Gold veterinarian.  Foster mom walks me in the backyard and I’m learning how to use the leash. I get to run around in the yard too!

I hope I tug at your heart, as I’d love to be part of a family!

  • 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