Read As Good as Gold's response to Phase Three Re-Opening in Illinois


Status: Available

Playing, walking, loving and herding—yes, herding: I’m a busy guy! I’m part Border Collie, so I have an urge to gather together my furry friends and human family. Just trying to do my part!

Foster mom says I’m also doing my part by being a welcome houseguest with very nice manners. I play cooperatively with my furry foster siblings, I alert my foster family when I need to go out, and I try to follow their instructions—most of the time.

We go for walks several times each day because I am a high energy boy and need lots of exercise. I walk pretty well with a harness. When I see other dogs, though, my urge to herd kicks in. I bark a few times and dance around on my leash hoping to gather them into my pack. It might be a good idea for my forever family to take me to a few training classes to help me learn I don’t need to herd all the neighborhood dogs!

I have two furry foster siblings at home: they’re so much fun to play with! Maya is closer to my age, so I often watch her and then I do just what she does—seems to work out pretty well! The three of us enjoy running together in the backyard. We’re nice to each other too. For example, one time when I was chewing a bone on my own, there was no squabbling among us. We’re pretty good friends, I must say!

Foster mom has noticed that I’m a very affectionate Golden. I could earn a fortune if I had a kissing booth, but right now I give kisses out freely. I can be found lying on my back while my foster brother rubs my tummy. I gaze up at him with lots of love. Snuggle time is so special.

Free kisses anyone?

Male, 4 Years Old