My favorite things (not in this order): chasing squirrels, attention from people, chasing squirrels, exploring the backyard with my furry foster brother, chasing squirrels, and going for walks and car rides.

Foster dad says I’m an “angel!” He’s happy because I sit nicely when he puts on my harness for a walk. He’s impressed that I also sit nicely to shake hands. He’s pleased that I’ve never had an accident in the house (humans appreciate that.)

Playing with and investigating other animals is a fun pastime! I enjoy my furry foster siblings: the dogs and the cats! I’ve even given my doggie siblings kisses. Though I might like to chase squirrels, I’ve never caught one – – the fun is in the chase! One time, I did find a baby bunny. I picked it up, but being a tender Golden, I dropped him carefully from my mouth.

Oso means bear in Spanish. I’m not too much of a bear though. I weigh 75 pounds, which is pretty average for a nice-size male Golden. I get fun treats at foster dad’s like sliced cucumber and other crunchy vegetables. Foster dad says it’s always a good idea for dogs, especially senior dogs, to have a diet that will help us maintain a healthy weight.

As a 10-year old, I do find I’m a bit slower now in climbing the stairs, and that I need a little help getting into the car. But, my enthusiasm for life and enjoyment of people surely haven’t decreased.

If you’re looking for a fun-loving, yet mellow fellow, please contact As Good as Gold so we can meet!

Male, 10 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