Charlie has been an AMAZING addition to our family! He and Kali, our cat, aren’t best friends yet, but they’re talking their differences out and things are getting better every day.

He LOVES running in the yard and especially loves diving in the snow when we had that large snowfall. Coming from Texas, I’m sure he was completely enthralled with it. Today we’re celebrating his 3rd birthday. He didn’t love the hat we wanted him to wear, but he was a trooper—kept it on for 10 whole seconds!

We’re beyond happy that he was offered to us. We can no longer imagine our home without him.

Dawn and Nina

If you’d like to share the story of life with your adopted As Good as Gold golden/golden mix, please send a few lines—or more—and a photo to

  • 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