Golden Retrievers for Adoption

Are you ready to adopt a Golden Retriever? Read more about our adoption process and application.

Please be aware that the demand is much higher than the supply of dogs and the wait is very long to get a dog.

As Good as Gold has rescued over 2,789 golden retrievers since May, 2003. At any given time, we have 35-40 dogs, ages six months to 14+ years of age, being cared for in the private homes of foster volunteers.

All of the dogs in our care do not appear on our website. Not every dog that is available for adoption will be featured on our website. Sometimes, we can match dogs to approved adopters very quickly, so those dogs will not be featured.

If you are interested in adopting, and want to find our more about our adoption policies, start here.

Available Golden Retrievers

  • Darra

    Darra

    Available

    Meet Darra My 7th birthday was December 26. I’m betting this will be a lucky 7th year for me because...

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  • Jayden

    Jayden

    Available

    Jayden I’m 5-years old and since last fall I’ve been living in a home with people for the first time...

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  • Elsa

    Elsa

    Available

    Elsa, 6-years old MUST HAVES IN A FOREVER HOME:  MENTOR DOG AND A FENCED IN YARD Foster mom and my...

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  • Joy

    Joy

    Available

    Joy – 5 Years Old MUST HAVES IN A FOREVER HOME:  MENTOR DOG AND A FENCED IN YARD AND SOMEONE...

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  • Caleb – Courtesy Post

    Caleb – Courtesy Post

    Available

    This is a courtesy posting for PAWS Chicago.  He is not available through As Good as Gold. Caleb is a...

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Coming Soon Golden Retrievers

These dogs are not yet ready for adoption but are anxious to introduce themselves to AGaG’s website visitors! All of the dogs are currently in foster homes while their needs are being addressed by their loving foster parents and the expert help of our veterinarians.

Some dogs have medical conditions ranging from ear infections to being heartworm positive; some are fearful due to their prior living conditions; all are seeking a stable place to adjust to their new situations. Stay tuned as these dogs complete their journeys through foster care and become ready for their forever homes.

If you would be interested in adopting a heartworm positive dog and guiding it through its heartworm treatment, please contact us at adoptions@asgoodasgold. In order to be eligible, one must complete AGaG’s adoption process which includes an application and a home visit interview. To learn more about heartworm and its treatment, contact us.

    Golden Retrievers in Long Term Care

    Sometimes, goldens come to us with issues that may keep them from being adoptable. Some are quite old and have very slim chances of adoption, and some have medical issues that may interfere with their adoption possibilities. Some have medical issues that are terminal.

    As Good as Gold believes that every dog should have the chance to be comfortable and happy and should get the medical care they deserve, even if that means they stay as part of the AGaG family for the rest of their days. We developed the Long Term Care program so that these dogs could have all of those things. While dogs are in Long Term Care, As Good as Gold covers all medical expenses.

    Below are our current Long Term Care dogs. These dogs are not available for adoption, however please click on their picture to learn more about them and consider making a donation towards As Good as Gold’s veterinary expenses.

    • Dustin

      Dustin

      Long Term Care

      Oh, boy! I get to show you my rainbow! I so love my rainbow because in the pot of gold...

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    Adopted Golden Retrievers

    • Tracy & Dylan

      Tracy & Dylan

      Recent Adoptions

      Mother and Son Tracy, 9-years old,  Dylan, 6-years old “They’re the most delightful dogs we’ve ever had,” says Tracy and...

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    • Rico

      Rico

      Recent Adoptions

      12-years-old Half Golden, Half Lab My name is Rico and I’m 12-years-old. I’d really like to be in a permanent...

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    • Zimba

      Zimba

      Recent Adoptions

      Zimba 8-year-old Lab Foster mom describes me as a “very sweet and very good dog.” She’s impressed with my eating...

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    • Hudson

      Hudson

      Recent Adoptions

      My name is Hudson and I’m 7-years old. Here are some ways I like to have fun: playing with children,...

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    • Kalona

      Kalona

      Recent Adoptions

      KoKo/Kalona MUST HAVES IN A FOREVER HOME: A mentor dog and a fenced in yard.  Happy, waggy, shaggy, and easy...

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    • Stanley

      Stanley

      Recent Adoptions

      2-Year old Male Foster mom says I have a fun personality and make her laugh! I do love to play!...

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    • May

      May

      Recent Adoptions

      My name is May and I’m 3-years old. I was born in China. There, I was called “Da Mei.” I...

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    • Sky

      Sky

      Recent Adoptions

      Let’s go! I love going for car rides! I like sitting in my kennel in the car (I feel more...

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    • Grace

      Grace

      Recent Adoptions

      Coming Soon! MUST HAVES IN A FOREVER HOME:  SOMEONE WHO IS HOME MORE OFTEN THAN NOT. Grace, 4-years old The...

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    • Toba

      Toba

      Recent Adoptions

      MUST HAVES IN A FOREVER HOME:  ANOTHER DOG THAT CAN BE A MENTOR, A FENCED IN YARD Mini Golden Doodle,...

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    • Buddy

      Buddy

      Recent Adoptions

      A classic look, wouldn’t you say? Distinguished before my time. I’m a nearly 3-year-old golden/Australian shepherd mix. I’m looking for...

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    • Dolly

      Dolly

      Recent Adoptions

      MUST HAVES IN A FOREVER HOME: FENCED YARD; MENTOR DOG Hi there, I’m Dolly. I’m 6 years old and recently...

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    • Beau

      Beau

      Recent Adoptions

      I’ll admit it! I’m a 1 ½ year old, fun-loving golden/Australian shepherd mix-with gloriously beautiful colors. They call me Beau!...

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    • Oscar

      Oscar

      Recent Adoptions

      2-3-years old Necessities: No or minimal stairs. No other dogs or cats. Fenced yard.  Oscar will not potty on a...

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    • Dylana

      Dylana

      Recent Adoptions

      My name is Dylana and I am 6 years old.  I am retired from breeding and learning the golden life. ...

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    • Nico & Dora

      Nico & Dora

      Recent Adoptions

      NO DOGS, OK WITH CATS. This bonded pair is described as being sweet and faithful friends. They were found together...

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    • Josilyn

      Josilyn

      Recent Adoptions

      Josilyn (Jossi) Female, 6-years old The day after Christmas I turned 6-years old. Well past the puppy stage now, it...

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    • June

      June

      Recent Adoptions

      ADOPTION PENDING!! My name is June, Junie, Junie B, June Bug, all of which my foster mom calls me.  I...

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    • Bailey

      Bailey

      Recent Adoptions

      Male, 15 months old I’m so in love with life! My ultimate joy comes from people; spending time with them...

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    • Prancer

      Prancer

      Recent Adoptions

      “Prancer is a delightful little guy to have around. He’s a sweet boy who wants to be with his human...

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