My name is Paco and I am about 6-7 years old.  I came to As Good as Gold from Puerto Rico where I was found wandering the streets.  Don’t let the little gray on my face fool you, I am full of life and fun loving. Everybody falls in love with me instantly!  I am an incredibly loving dog and I get along with other dogs and seem to do fine with cats.

Foster mom is a trainer and has been working with me on protecting my special bones.  I am learning how to trade my bones for treats and will need someone who knows what to do.  I shouldn’t be given any rawhides, which is ok because they aren’t healthy for dogs anyway.

I’ve had some obedience training and walk well on a leash. I also came knowing how to shake and will give you my paw any time you ask me to.  I will even give you my paw for attention, so foster mom is working on helping me to not be so demanding.  I have learned sit and down, but it took me a bit to learn to lay down.  I was a bit timid and laying down made me feel vulnerable, but I am doing it better now.

Another thing that my forever family needs to be aware of, I was very sensitive to having my collar touched.  Foster mom has made me realize that it’s not so scary because she gives me lots of treats.

I am a very sweet and gentle guy that is calm around other dogs inside and out.  I love going to daycare and playing, but not crazy like some of those other dogs.  I ride great in the car and am ready to take a ride in your car to be your forever pet!

**Due to my issues with bones and collar grabbing, I should be in a home with mature kids. 

  • 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

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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