Asher Square

I arrived at As Good as Gold with my four littermates.  All of our names begin with the same letter. I think that means we are an A+ group of pups! We are a wonderful mix of Golden Retriever and Cocker Spaniel. That combination suggests that we will be eager to please, gentle, loyal and intelligent in a mini Golden package.

I love to play with my soft plush toys and my fur foster brother Egan. We could wrestle and play chase all day.  Balls are fun to run after, but I haven’t figured out what to do with the balls once I catch them. I also had a great time frolicking in the white stuff called snow and I’m getting pretty good at snow angels. Foster Mom is teaching me to walk on a leash.  I am getting better at not pulling, but it is hard to walk politely when there are so many new things to see and smell. I am also working hard on potty training and now go outside willingly without having to be carried. I am very sweet, outgoing and have a strong personality.  Occasionally if I feel unsure about something or someone I seek a safe spot to hide. However, I usually recover my indomitable spirit quickly. My name could also be Mr. Snuggles because I love to cuddle.  I will snuggle with Foster Mom on her bed all night or with Egan any time or anywhere.

I need to join a family that has a dog who will be my companion and teach me acceptable dog behaviors. I will need someone home with me most of the day or arrange for a surrogate to play with me and let me out during the day.  As with all youngsters, I need to go to school to learn how to be a well-mannered member of your pack.  Obedience classes that we attend will help you bond with me and for me to make new fur friends.  What could be more perfect?


6 Months 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