My owners got lost and I could not find them, but I was fortunate that As Good as Gold took me in for safe keeping. I am a handsome long legged boy and I think I am about ten years old. For the past six months, I have been recovering from something called Heartworm Disease. The veterinarian gave me a series of three shots of Melarsomine.  The injections were painful, but through it all I was very brave. I was put on exercise restriction and had to stay in my cage most of the time after my treatment began.

I am healthy now and have gained fifteen pounds since I was rescued. I am very food oriented so teaching me to “sit” and “give paw” was easy and I take my treat rewards very gently. I am not a typical “Velcro Golden” and am satisfied to observe the household activities from my own private spot. The other dogs in the house are nice, but I generally ignore them and keep my bones and Kongs to myself. After all, I have spent most of my tenure at my foster home recuperating and I haven’t had much of a chance to interact up close and personal with my foster fur sibs. With time, I hope to learn to share and be more outgoing. I run like a gazelle when I am outside and can jump baby gates with ease. When it is time to relax, I like to sit on the deck for hours at a time and watch the world go by. Night time finds me sleeping in my pick of all the dog beds. Foster mom says I am a lovely dog and very sweet too!

I don’t remember much about my past life, but I probably wasn’t given a chance to bond with my humans or experience being an integral part of a family. What a wonderful life I would have if I found a forever family who would continue to train me to walk calmly on my leash and share the nuances and fun of catching and fetching tennis balls. Toys are foreign to me and I would love to learn how to use a tug rope or solve a treat puzzle.  Most importantly, I need someone to help me feel confident enough to enjoy hugs and snuggles with the human I love, trust and can’t live without.  I hope this special person comes along soon.  I’ve been waiting a long time!


10 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