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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. Questions? Contact us!

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 2019 federal 990 report.
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Contact Us

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.

Mailing Address
As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois
{Mailing address only}
518 S. Route 31, Suite 178
McHenry, IL 60050

General Information

Kristin Vesely

Dog Sitting
Lauren St. Andre

Linda Lewiston

Laurie McConahay

Barb Beshears and Jenna Sabo

Fundraising – Individual
Wanda Milne

Fundraising – Corporate
Jan Walch

Home Visits
Chris Petersen

Marlene Pedone & Jennifer Nowachek

Janet Harrison & Alice Abraham

Meet & Greet
Susan Lunn

Pam Byrne

Joe Lunn

Technology/Web Support
Jim King

Marlene Pedone & Vickie Kukulski

Success Stories
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Board Of Directors

Jim King – President
Laurie McConahay – Vice President
Joe Lunn – Treasurer
Kristin Vesely – Secretary
Barbara Beshears – Director
Pam Byrne – Director
Janet Harrison – Director
Marlene Pedone – Director
Jan Walch – Director