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Looking for a sweet little ball of energy?  Look no further!  I’m your boy!  I’m two years old and came to As Good As Gold from the streets of Puerto Rico.  I was a quick study for the luxuries of living in house, and haven’t looked back since!  There’s only two places I want to be, outdoors or by your side.  I need a lot of exercise so each day foster dad and I play rigorous games of fetch in the yard (I’m a pro!) and then I take him on a long walk.  I wear a harness to help me remember not to pull.  I love sunning in the yard, and chasing squirrels and birds.  I need a fenced in yard to keep me happy and safe, and foster mom says I need to be an only dog — something about me being too bossy??!!  In the evening I cuddle on the couch with everyone and foster mom says I’m one of the sweetest dogs she knows.

Even though I’m tiny (45 pounds) I have a big appetite and eat three times a day!  Sometimes my meals don’t come quickly enough but I know that if I howl and dance the humans will clue in.  If they don’t I’m not opposed to helping myself to something on the counter.  🙂

I don’t like to be left alone, especially not in a crate or small room.  But when I am left alone I do best if I have the reign of the house.  I’ve never chewed on anything that’s not mine.   I take daily meds to help with anxiety and also to control diabetes insipidus.  Foster mom says I am worth it and that I am her favorite foster.  Full of personality, vitality, intelligence and the perfect combination of silly energy and sweet affection.

So if you’re in the market for playful, smart and cuddly companion, be sure to look me up!


2 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