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My name, Peluche, suits me perfectly.  It means “plush” in English!  I look like a little stuffed toy and am a bundle of love.  I like to play, play, play and I am happy to entertain myself with my squeaky toys and tug ropes.  I am a very outgoing and friendly little guy and enjoy games of wrestle and chase with my foster fur siblings.  I love children, but for now my interaction should be limited to older kids.  When I get the zoomies, I could accidently knock over the pint size ones! My daily walks give me a chance to see new sights, hear new sounds and burn off some of my puppy energy.  Foster mom is so proud of my leash manners which seem to improve with every stroll.

After a full day of play and exercise, I like nothing better than to curl up for ear scratches and cuddles with my humans.  My crate is my favorite place to sleep and I go through the whole night without an accident.  My potty training during the day is improving as long as I am let out every few hours.  After all, puppies like me have small bladders!

Because I am still young, I need to learn to control some of my puppy behaviors.  When I get overly excited, I will sometimes give little nips or puppy bites.  I’m not being aggressive in any way, it’s just my way of getting your attention and encouraging you to play with me!  My foster mom is working on gentle correction and redirecting my enthusiasm so I learn what acceptable behavior is.

I am anxious to find a loving forever family who is willing to patiently continue my training so I can become a perfect gentleman and reach my golden potential.  It will be fun to watch me grow!

In order to adopt me or any young puppy from As Good as Gold, you need to meet the following criteria:

Must be home most of the day or have ways to let me out.  My bladder is little, so I can only be left about 4-5 hours at my age.

It is mandatory to take me to positive reinforcement obedience classes.  I need to go to puppy class and then a beginner class.

Born around 12/1/14


  • 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