5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Must have physical fenced in yard

  • Must have a mentor dog to follow

  • Unknown with cats

  • Likes going for walks, but needs more leash manners

  • Loves petting and brushing

  • Will destroy soft toys


What does the word Xena mean? “A tough, physical, confident woman.”  The name is of Greek origin, a diminutive of Xenia, and points to someone “hospitable.” Xena is the perfect name for this lovely golden retriever who is looking for her forever home.

Xena is a 5-year-old golden that came to As Good as Gold at the end of July. It was noticed that she is an outgoing young lady, immediately seeking attention from the AGaG transport volunteers.  When houseguests arrive at foster mom’s house, she greets them politely, yet enthusiastically!

Once introduced, Xena became friends with the two dogs in her foster home. She’s calm, quiet, friendly, and enjoys interacting with people and other dogs.  She’s learned to take treats gently and only when it’s her turn.  She’s learned come, sit, lay down, drop it, and is working on stay.  Xena should be easy to train, as she likes treats and picks up ideas quickly.

Xena likes to play ball in the yard and is good about bringing toys back into the house that she took out with her.  She enjoys being brushed and especially likes to be petted.

The legendary Xena was a mighty warrior princess.  This Xena is looking for a family to join her in her life-long journey. Are you that 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