If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about As Good as Gold, please contact As Good as Gold through the appropriate person below and we’ll be happy to help you.

General Information
Robin Sweeney, Executive Director

Kristin Vesely

Dog Sitting
Deb Bean

Email your questions or suggestions for member education to

Laurie McConahay

Barb Beshears & Laurie Hetzel

Fundraising Events
Joe Lunn

Golden Guardians/Reoccurring Donations
Tamara Roush

Home Visits
Cyndi Raine-Dentinger

Robin Sweeney

Meet & Greet
Susan Lunn

Janet Harrison

Kristina Finney

Technology/Web Support
Jim King

Marlene Pedone

Mailing Address
As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois
PO Box 533, Wheeling, IL 60090

Success Stories
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About Us

As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is a membership-based, volunteer-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.



Our Mission

As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of Golden Retrievers and golden mixes who are in need.  In addition, As Good as Gold educates Golden Retriever guardians and the general public about the importance of spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, appropriate medical treatment and humane care.

To demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the core values of integrity, honesty, fairness, openness respect, and responsibility, As Good as Gold has formally adopted a Statement of Values and Code of Ethics to which all board members, staff, and member/volunteers will adhere.

  • Our values support a rewarding experience as a member, volunteer, or partner.
  • Our respect for other ethical rescue groups promotes good working relationships.
  • Our best practices support sustained growth and organizational effectiveness.
  • Our passion enables small miracles for the dogs and the people who love them.

Download our 2014 federal 990 report.


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Robin Sweeney – Executive Director
Karen Grandt – President
Cyndi Raine-Dentinger – Vice President
Marlene Pedone  -Treasurer
Kristin Vesely – Secretary
Barbara Beshears – Director
Kristina Finney – Director
Janet Harrison – Director
Laurie Hetzel – Director
Joe Lunn – Director

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