Name: Goldie
Primary Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
Gender: Female
Entry Date: 01-09-2013
Birth Date: *2003
Adoption Fee:
 *Pre-paid, no fee

Update June 2015:
OVER two and a half years have passed and I am still here! In that time, I’ve received a lot of interest, but so far, no qualifying applications have come in for me.  You see, I absolutely CANNOT live with other animals!  I spent most of my life either competing for food with others or in total confinement by myself, because of this, I need to be the only pet in the household. This is also the reason why most Golden Retriever Rescues have been unable to help in my situation. I’m sorry.  I don’t mean to be this way….I spent so many years of my life in a really unfortunate situation where my needs were not met.

I’m also a bit of runner…so I require a fenced in yard to go out into.

Lastly, I’m considered a “senior” dog at age 12.  But, you would never guess my age if you spent any time around me!  I love to run, go for walks and can play fetch for hours! I LOVE tennis balls!

I know that I have a lot of special needs and that adopting me would be a big commitment.  Please know, I did not choose the life I’ve had.  I did not choose to be abandoned and starved.  I did not choose to end up the shelter for so many years.

With that being said, the life I’ve come to know in the shelter is the best life I’ve ever had.  I have lots of human friends here that feed me delicious meals, bathe me, clean my kennel and spend time with me.  There are also lots of volunteers that come to visit me and they take me on walks all the time (and they give me lots of treats too!!)  This is probably the most attention I’ve ever had in my entire life!

Life isn’t so terrible here, but I long for a home and a family to call my own.  I wish someone could look beyond my past and see that I am a wonderful dog who deserves to be loved.

Full Description:  Abandoned by my previous owner and left to perish, I have since been rescued by a team of some mighty fine people.

As a result of my past I have lost my tail, but that is the least of my worries. What concerns me most these days is that I won’t ever find a family who will cherish and adore me, always keeping my best interests in mind. I so want, and deserve, at least that.

Do not let my age fool you, I am full of energy and eager to live life to the fullest. After spending some time at the shelter, it has been determined that I cannot live with other dogs or cats. Due to my past, I suffer from some anxiety. I will require a lot of time, love, and patience. Although they have received many applications for me, they have yet to find just the right fit. If you think that you can provide Goldie with her forever home, please call the Humane Society of North Iowa at 641-423-6241 for more information.  Photo courtesy of Arickx Photography.


Adoption fee covers the following veterinarian services: spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, flea and wormer treatment, feline leukemia test in cats, heartworm test for dogs.

*Goldie’s adoption fee has been pre-paid by a countless number of supporters who have donated to her care.