3.5 Years





Fast Facts
  • Golden/lab mix

  • Housetrained

  • Loves to cuddle

  • Mentor dog NOT required

  • Fenced yard NOT required

  • Kids and cats: unknown


INTRO As told by Orange

Orange you glad you stopped by my posting? I am, because I hope you want to “play ball” — so to speak!

Are you wondering about the name Orange? Maybe because I’m known to be “extremely sweet,” as foster mom says. Being loving and a cuddler also add to my sweetness.

Certainly I do like to play ball! I fetch and catch a tennis ball — and I’m even more wild about walks! I’m a good walking companion and only pull when I simply must track down a scent. When possible, I like to walk three times daily. Foster mom knows this because when she sees me whining and barking by the front door, she realizes I’m trying hard for the chance to check out the neighborhood — again!

I play with toys, and I try to play with my furry foster sister. She’s not keen on it, maybe because she’s a sedate senior and I’m in my youth! When I urge her to play the response is, “Not now, young man.” I comply with her wishes. I’d welcome play with other dogs though!

There are no serious areas of concern with me. I jump and bark a bit. My barking lets you know I have to go outside; it’s a communication tool, you see! No guarding issues to deal with, and I’m not timid. I don’t dig and am not a counter surfer. All right, when I see items that I can possibly shake, like towels and socks, I’ll take the opportunity. (Foster mom’s working with me on that!) And sometimes when I’m wound up from playing, I can get mouthy — just play mouthy — and I might “take a minute” to settle down. There are definitely times when I can be quite calm. I’m very gentle when taking treats. I know the commands sit, come and stay.

My original family no longer had time for me, so they did the hard thing and relinquished me to the good folks at As Good as Gold. I’m not a big dog (I weigh 48 pounds), but I am a loving dog with a “great personality,” as foster mom says. I’d be a good match for adopters looking for an enthusiastic, happy and unique “goldador!” In my enthusiasm, I Googled that term! It means a lab and golden mix. OK, not exactly orange, but close! Do you think you could adore the golden in me?


  • Readily gets into car and rides well
  • Fine using stairs
  • Adoption fee is $550


No health issues or medications other than heartworm and flea/tick preventives.

  • 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