Elliot Website Square

I am a mellow and laid back guy who just LOVES to be with people.  I had a rough life before coming to As Good as Gold and it showed.  I didn’t have much hair and my skin was in bad shape.  With good food and some thyroid pills I am feeling pretty good.

I have a great sense of humor.  I love to rub my head on people affectionately, shovel my head under the covers, bump open doors or bump your elbow until you give me attention.  I love being touched, especially anywhere on my face.  A good massage is always nice.  I love to be in the same room with you, preferably in the traffic path or on your feet so I can be sure not to miss anything.

I love to go for walks, or as foster mom calls them, “meanders”.  I don’t go too fast and love to check out all of the smells.  I never pull on leash, so I am a very good boy.  Going on short nature trails or to the park are my favorite, or even just taking a seat somewhere and watch the people go by.  Riding in the car is also another favorite of mine.

There is nothing that I love more than to simply be with people  I am very content to just be with you while you read or watch TV.  I am a great companion and will be a great foot warmer with these cold winter months upon us.

UPDATE:  Well, I am having a tougher time moving around, so I get to stay at my foster home.  I am soaking up all of the love and attention I deserve.  If you can help out me and other dogs like me, please click here to make a donation.


12 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