Fred Square

I’ve had to acclimate to a lot of changes in my young life.  Once a stray and alone, I was adopted by a family with two human children and another dog that I enjoyed playing with.  Although they loved me, their living situation changed and I was relinquished to As Good as Gold.  My search was on once again for a forever home.

Everyone who meets me thinks that I am a handsome and very personable guy.  I know good things happen when I stick close to my humans.  My Foster Dad is my best buddy and I am his shadow.  I love to cuddle and he lets me share his pillow at bedtime even if I drool on it a bit.  Quiet time is great, but I also have a lot of energy and enjoy being active. My favorite game is fetch and I return the ball to his hand every time. Foster Dad takes me on lots of walks and I especially like being on the long leash and having the freedom to explore. When I hear the car keys, I’m always ready to go for a ride and sit politely in my seat.  Although I have lived amicably with other canines, sometimes I get overly excited when I meet a new dog so slow introductions work best for me. I’m not sure what I think about kitties and other small creatures!

I have to admit that I am very intelligent, catch on quickly and will do anything you ask. I know “sit”, “stay” and “down”, but my favorite obedience command is, “Come get a treat!” I wouldn’t dream of counter surfing, chewing anything inappropriate or having an accident in the house. When I’m left home alone, I don’t get into any mischief. I just spend my time snoozing and snoring on the couch. When my family returns, I greet them with a jumping happy dance and one of my infamous smile/grimaces.  Could I be that special golden boy who welcomes YOU home?


4 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