“All I Need is Love!”

If you’re looking for a Golden companion, I’m your guy! Foster mom says Golden Retriever fans enjoy dogs who are affectionate, love petting, will sit by their sides, have sweet temperaments, and get along well with people and other pets. Woah, that’s me, alright!

The fact that I’m a coveted house guest as I have kept all of my business out of doors and have always respected foster mom’s belongings might also add to Retriever fans’ interest.

I’m so thrilled that As Good as Gold brought me into their care and to my foster mom. I was in pain, alone, and stressed. My pain was from a gallbladder stone—since removed and an abscessed tooth—since removed. Being overweight didn’t help either. Because of the kind-hearted people who donate to As Good as Gold, the surgeries were paid for. My foster mom has worked with me these past few months to get my weight down 10 pounds; I feel better than I have in a long time!

Though it doesn’t compromise my life too much, my hearing is very poor.  Foster mom communicates with me using hand signals. She thinks I’m a very smart boy because I picked up on the hand signals right away. I know “sit” and “come.” Of course I’m very happy to sit when I know it’s feeding time! (Haven’t stopped loving the food!) Foster mom thinks that because I bark when my furry foster brother barks, I might have some hearing ability.

I know when it’s walk time, when my mom is going to work, and when my mom is going to stay home. How do I know? I recognize her work clothes and her at-home clothes. I understand her movements and recognize that the leash means it’s time to walk!

Walking with my foster mom and furry brother Alex is such a fun part of my day. I get to see kids in the neighborhood (sometimes I sneak kisses to them) and I get to stop, sniff, and stare at interesting smells and things on the sidewalk.

When mom is away from home, Alex and I have the freedom of the house, but mainly we just take the time for our naps. (I’m so lucky: I have my very own bed!)

Mom says I seem happier and more playful with the pain and the weight behind me. So now all I need is the loving companionship of a forever family. Could you use a little Golden love?

Male, 10 Years Old, Mix

Adoption Process
  • 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