Alegra Success Story

After losing my Golden, my house was just too quiet.  A month later I volunteered to watch a foster dog, seven year old Alegra. She knew how to roll over, sit, stay, down, and give paw, so I taught her how to do a high five! After three weeks of being my “therapy dog” I was in love. It was sad when she went back to her foster mom, even my cat was looking for her since they hung out all day together.

I informed AGAG that I wanted to adopt her, and I was quickly approved. As soon as she got to my house she ran to my door, up the stairs and into my arms, and then straight for her toy pile where she began to happily prance around, like she “was home”.

Cassie (her new name) and I are the perfect match, she’s high energy and well behaved on walks, but knows how to chill out when we are inside. I am grateful to AGAG for taking care of this girl – She stole my heart and will be loved and spoiled the rest of her Golden years!

  • 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