My name is Rosie.  I am a beautiful, creamy white golden mix who turns heads wherever I go.  When As Good as Gold rescued me, they found out I was positive for heartworm disease.  I have completed my treatment and am ready for my forever family.   I am not a high energy girl and am content to just hang out with you.   I am very affectionate, love belly rubs, and always want to be touching you or near you. I lie at foster dad’s feet when he is reading and will lie by your side when you are eating … and you won’t find me begging for food!

I am not a fan of tennis balls, but I do love my mouse, a Kong filled with peanut butter, bully sticks and busy bones.  I am food driven as you can tell by most of my favorite toy list.

I can keep your yard free of birds, squirrels and rabbits.  I am on high alert when I am outside to make sure they stay away.  I love to go for car rides!  I check things out for a while and then relax and lie down.  I love going for walks and sit patiently for my foster parents to get ready and put on my harness.

I have some reactivity/fear issues and must live in a no child, no dog, no cat home and also shouldn’t be near any other small types of animals.  I also don’t like seeing anything outside of the window of my foster home.  My foster parents have actually put up a film on the windows so I can’t see the neighbor’s dogs.  I would love it if my new home had a fenced in yard where I could run around.  A privacy fence would be a huge plus, unless you are far away from neighbors and there are no dogs around.  I saw a behaviorist for my reactivity and it was diagnosed as “Fear Aggression”. My foster parents have done a great job helping me with training techniques, but I still have a long way to go and will need a family that will be willing to continue working with me.

If you are looking for a wonderful snuggle buddy on the couch and you will continue to help me overcome my fears, I will reward you by being a wonderful and loyal companion.

Female, 4 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