My sweet Cedar (formerly Archie) is living a happy life! I adopted him about 2 1/2 years ago from As Good as Gold. He came here from Turkey and adapted to life quite well! Cedar is a healthy and handsome boy who hasn’t passed a person or dog on the street who he doesn’t consider to be a friend. He loves going to the beach and taking naps on the back porch. Cedar was built to feel the wind on his face and smell the fresh air. He consistently reminds me to notice the joy that comes with your favorite person walking through the door (no matter how many times a day it happens). I am very grateful that As Good as Gold took the time and effort to pair Cedar with a home that was a good fit!

Mary Ellen

  • 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