4 Years





Fast Facts
  • House-trained

  • Fenced yard required

  • Comfortable with kids

  • Comfortable with cats

  • Loves walks

  • Needs to lose weight

INTRO As told by Thor

My biggest wish for 2024 is to find a forever home. I was part of a family until last fall. Their situation changed and they weren’t able to be with me very much anymore. They wanted the best for me, so I was offered to As Good as Gold.

Being near my foster family is pure joy! Not only does it give me the opportunity to give love but to receive affection in return! When people talk to me, I hear the words “good, sweet and gentle.” Those must be happy words — I can tell by the smiling tone in their voices. Though I’m tall — my head reaches dinner tables — and overweight, I’m a lap dog, right? Being close to people seems so natural to me.

I look forward to our daily walks. And playing in the yard with my furry foster sister is so very much fun! Fetching tennis balls is exciting too! Yet, the extra weight I carry dampens the urge to play after a few minutes. Foster mom’s helping me with that. I’m sure hoping my energy rebounds soon.

I’m a talented fellow and know the commands sit, off, come, drop it and shake. My other talent is seeking out shoes and slippers and turning them into toys. OK, well, foster mom doesn’t refer to this as a talent exactly. She makes sure these things are closed up in the closet now.

Look no further than me if you’re looking for an affectionate and playful golden.


  • Fine alone in the house on days foster parents work away from home
  • Does not bark, dig or pull on leash
  • Great with adults; previous owners had young children
  • Lived with cats in previous home
  • No guarding issues


Per the vet, “Thor’s blood work is very good overall.” Thor’s initial bloodwork showed he had elevated thyroid levels; they were normal during a mid-December recheck. Our vet recommends checking Thor’s T-4 levels again in a couple of months. As referenced above, Thor should lose about 20 pounds for long-term good health.

  • 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