How about a wonderful, sweet natured boy who loves people and just being your companion?  I am all that and more.  I love to play with balls and ropes and will even bring a ball back to you when we play fetch.  I need indestructible toys though, I tend to make sure that there is nothing goofy inside of those stuffies.

I am a wonderful walking partner, but sometimes get afraid of the garbage truck and try to go the opposite direction.  I take a while to get used to other dogs, but as long as they are not in my face, I can tolerate being near them.  I don’t mind cats at all.  I like the comfy dog bed to take my naps on during the day and to sleep on at night.  I can also be a good cuddling partner and love when you are near me to give me attention and could have you pet me all day, but I am a gentleman and won’t bug you for pets.

My favorite thing to do is to accompany you on card rides.  It’s fun to see all the sights.  I am a wonderful passenger.  I love people, and when you come home, I am so happy to see you and I always am smiling that typical golden smile.  I have a favorite person that comes to visit me and I will give them a little howl to let them know how excited I am that they came to visit me.

Outside is my favorite place.  I love to roll around and itch my back in the grass, and run around a play, and I am always up for a game of fetch.  My favorite thing to do is just hang out and take in the sights and smells.

I have had some health struggles along the way, but As Good as Gold has taken amazing care of me.  I had really bad hips so they did surgery on both of them for me and also provided water treadmill therapy.  I feel so much better.  I will need to keep up on my walking so I can keep my muscles in good shape.  I also have had some kidney issues, but they are stable now and I am doing really well.  I would love to become part of your family and show you how grateful I am to have this second chance.


8 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