Sargent Square

When my family moved, they asked As Good as Gold to become my caretaker. As a senior citizen, I had some issues that had to be addressed, so I was off to have a complete physical at a wonderful veterinary clinic. They cleaned my teeth and reminded me to brush them regularly to keep them pearly white! They also removed a benign tumor from my abdomen and something called a skin tag from under my eye. The doctor noticed that I had trouble getting up from a prone position and negotiating stairs was out of the question for me. He found I had some arthritis in my hips and knees and muscle atrophy in my hind limbs. At 100 pounds, I needed to lose some weight to take some stress off my legs and hips so I could move around more easily. My foster parents started giving me quality dog food, low calorie snacks and lots of walks. I also take a little pill that reduces joint pain and inflammation. Weight loss starts with putting one paw in front of the other and now I can walk 1 ½ miles without breaking a sweat, can climb up and down stairs with ease and have lost fifteen pounds. I look and act much younger than my eleven years now. Healthy eating and exercise have been key to my transformation. I’m a new man!

I love other dogs, especially my fur foster brother Lucky. My name is “Mr. Friendly” at the dog park we frequent where I am getting close to keeping up with the younger pups. Toys don’t interest me, but I do like to empty puzzle toys and Kongs of any treats….healthy ones of course! I can also be enticed to play a game of rope tug or participate in an occasional wrestling competition. I have a gorgeous uncontrollable tail that thumps and wags whenever anyone looks at me or I hear sweet talk coming my way.

As a senior, I will come to you ready-made to be your trusted companion immediately. Puppy behaviors are a thing of my past. There will be no potty training issues or chewed table legs to contend with. I’m a handsome gentle guy waiting to join you on car rides, lead the way on walks and accept cuddles and belly rubs from my forever family.


11 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