5 Years





Fast Facts
  • 5-years old

  • Requires mentor dog and fenced yard

  • Housebroken

  • Knows to give and come!


I have two new dog friends! Their names are River and Bobbie. I’m so excited because I get to live with them at foster mom’s house. We have such a good time playing in the yard and taking walks together! Since coming to As Good as Gold in November, my life has really changed. I didn’t know about this big-wide world out here—it’s amazing!

Before meeting my new friends, I went to a place where there were people who checked my body all over. They were patient and gentle. Seems they had a lot to do. They found I had ear infections, scaly skin, was overweight, needed to be spayed, and required so much dental work, I had to go to sleep so they could fix them.

Know what? After going to the doctor and moving in with my foster family, I’ve been feeling better and happier than—gosh, than I ever have! My foster parents are careful about what they feed me—I’ve actually lost a few pounds! And they clean my ears with medicine from the doctor.

Very importantly, they’re helping me to become more comfortable in my new environment. Time spent in the yard has given me opportunity to sniff out what’s happening outdoors. The walks give me a chance to be with my foster family and to meet other people, children can be fun! Toys, treats, playing fetch. At night, I sleep in a cozy bed with my doggie buddies and my foster family nearby.

It’s exciting, yet scary too; I’m not used to it all yet. Some things are so foreign, they scare me. For instance, TV. What in the world? Movements and noises that look and sound like humans coming out of box? No, no, I stay clear of that thing. I find it calming to rest in my crate—having the door open is fine. Foster mom and dad encourage me to come out and sit with them, and I will, yet I stay away from the TV (they turn down the volume.) Getting into the car is off-putting, but once in the car I do fine during the ride. And I don’t know how to use the stairs yet.

Foster mom’s description of me: a sweetheart, a bit timid, just a nice dog. Think of me as a nice dog looking for a nice family! I heard somebody say that donations to As Good as Gold were the reason I got so much help from the doctor. So, with the medical care mostly behind me now, my next step is to find a permanent home. That sounds mighty nice indeed!


If you’re looking for a wonderful, gentle Golden, who’s very quiet, calm, affectionate, and non-destructive, then I’m your girl!   Since coming to As Good as Gold, I’ve gone from being shy and timid, to friendly with everyone.  I love to play in the yard and go on walks.  My foster mom says I’m perfect on a leash and is proud of me for coming when I’m called.  I’ve met lots of dogs, children and adults since being in foster care and everyone falls in love with my sweet personality.  People tell me I have the kindest eyes and softest fur, and in return, I give them gentle kisses.

Toys, treats, and playing fetch are all new to me and I love them!  I’m very calm, medium-low energy, and rarely bark.  At night, I sleep in a cozy bed in my crate, but during the day, I’m fine without the crate since I’m so good in the house.

Getting into the car is off-putting, but once in the car I do fine during the ride.  I don’t know how to use the stairs yet, just a few stairs at a time, but with a little help, I’ll learn.  In the meantime, I’m happy staying on the main level of the house.

I’m so looking forward to having my own forever family to love!

  • 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