After only one week with our boy, Ali, we realize we couldn’t have gotten a more perfect dog in the world. He is totally housebroken, only chews the toys we got him, has never seemed afraid or depressed. He is totally fitting into our family and loves running in our yard but, believe it or not, he won’t go into our in-ground pool. We both know we owe a lot to his foster parents, Dave and Kim Rutter, for all the work they did with Ali before we got him. We will be forever grateful to As Good as Gold for bringing us to Ali. Thank you and your organization again for making our lives more wonderful.

Tom and Linda

  • 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