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Fast Facts
  • Happily Adopted


    Ben, Sam, and Charlie

    I’d love to share the stories of our dogs.  When we lost our beloved golden Oliver, after 14 years, to cancer, we went on to adopt three dogs from As Good as Gold.  We are so happy that they have become a part of our family. The adoption process through As Good as Gold helped us to find the right fit for our family.

    Ben was our first adoption in 2014.  He was found on the streets of Puerto Rico. At that point he was basically skin and bone with some fluffs of hair. And now here he is standing on our driveway with a fuller tummy and a big smile.

    Then we adopted Sam in 2016.  Sam was a “puppy mill” dog and was on several psychotropic medications when we adopted him. He was quickly weaned from them.

    Ben and Sam became brothers. (In the photo, Ben is sitting up and Sam is lying down.)

    In 2020, right before COVID hit, we adopted Charlie. Charlie was also a “puppy mill” dog.  When we brought him home, he wouldn’t leave the kitchen. However, he gradually felt at home and has become my shadow. Fortunately, I work from home!

    Finally, I’ve included a photo of our three boys napping in the afternoon. Bliss!

    Mike and Stacey and family


    • 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