We had a golden retriever for 14 years. After 2 years without one, we decided it was time to consider bringing another into our lives. We wanted to help AGAG by fostering, unsure if we were ready for a full time commitment. Then AGAG contacted us seeking a foster home for Blue. Blue jumped out of the van and ran right into our house upon arrival. We all started bonding with Blue and I’m thinking – do we want to keep her? Is there another family out there for Blue?  We had mixed feelings, but decided we wanted to adopt Blue. I told AGAG this was a Foster Failure and we were allowed to adopt Blue.

Blue is now two years old and loves chasing squirrels and going on long walks. Recently we took Blue to the AGAG picnic at Busse Woods. It was great meeting members of AGAG and seeing so many beautiful Golden Retrievers. I work from home and Blue is my constant companion. I want to thank AGAG for the wonderful work they 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