We lost our wonderful Golden Amber to cancer. I had always called her Sunshine. Then I learned about rescue organizations, found AGAG and immediately applied.

AGAG then called me about a 2 year old named Sunshine, who I adopted and named Autumn. She was used as a breeder in a puppy mill and was found tied to a tree when rescued. She didn’t even know how to walk, climb stairs, socialize, anything. It has taken her months to come out of her shell, but everyday she surprises me in some way. She loves long walks and playing ball. She is very loving, quiet and loves to cuddle. She would be happy being petted or brushed all day long.

Through our membership with AGAG, Autumn and I have met wonderful friends. I am so very thankful for AGAG and the wonderful work you do.

  • 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