7 Years





Fast Facts
  • Mentor dog not required

  • Fenced yard preferred

  • Good with children (per previous owner)

  • OK with other dogs

  • House-trained

  • 63 pounds

INTRODUCTION As told by Simba

In Disney’s “The Lion King,” a delightful movie about Simba, a young lion who must learn his place in the world, a couple of themes are important. One is “the circle of life,” and the other is hakuna matata,” or “no worries.” I can relate to both.

I am a 7-year-old golden mix who, thanks to As Good as Gold, has enjoyed a pretty good life. I was rescued from Puerto Rico as a puppy and AGaG placed me with a loving home where I learned lots about being part of a family. Mostly I learned that I LOVE people and I LOVE affection! It’s been a good run, but circumstances have changed, and my previous owner can no longer give me the attention I need. Because she loved me, she made the difficult choice to relinquish me back to AGaG. She knows that they will work their magic and find me another fur-ever home. So, I have come full-circle, and rather like Simba the lion, I am ready – and excited – for Act II.

If you are interested in being part of my second act, you won’t be sorry. I will be a loyal companion who will bring you joy and make you smile. But don’t take my word for it; listen to one of my dog walkers who reached out to AGaG to offer this five-star review about me:

“Whoever is lucky enough to adopt Simba will have hit the dog jackpot. Simba is sweet, silly, kind, loving, playful, friendly, adorable, good with dogs, and simply a joy to be around. He’s extra special … he deserves the best life.”

You wouldn’t be able to tell, but I am blushing under my fur.

My foster dad pretty much concurs with my former dog walker. He will tell you that I don’t need to be crated because I am trustworthy and never get into things I shouldn’t. I behave fine when left alone, but that doesn’t mean I like it. If you leave me behind, I might howl a bit to let you know that I’m still there – just in case you meant to bring me with and just forgot. But I settle pretty quickly and will patiently wait for your return.

Because of AGaG, we can both look to the future with hakuna matata. They do such a great job of matching dogs with people that there are no worries; everyone comes out a winner. Would you be interested in playing a leading role in “The Dog King sequel? Let’s talk!


  • Pulls on leash when sees another dog (from excitement, not aggression)
  • Sometimes jumps on new visitors (from excitement, not aggression)
  • Barks at squirrels, fireworks, helicopters
  • Loves being outside and sometimes ignores call to come in
  • LOVES to play ball


  • Previously had lick granulomas (skin disorder caused by excessive licking) due to anxiety but all mended
  • Had skin tag frozen off
  • 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