My name is Jethro and I am a 10 year old male golden/lab mix.  I am very lucky because I get to stay with As Good as Gold and my foster mom takes great care of me.  I have severe arthritis and can barely walk, but I definitely am a happy boy.  My tail never stops wagging and I love to eat!  I get to do water treadmill and all kinds of good stuff to help with my arthritis pain.  I also have something called Laryngeal Paralysis.  That’s when it’s really hard to breathe if I move around too much.

As Good as Gold takes great care of dogs like me that wouldn’t have a chance.  I get all of the medical care that I need to be happy and have a good quality of life.  If you would like to help me, or other dogs like me, please donate now by clicking HERE.


  • 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