Our family had two goldens and a cat.  After our first golden died, life was quieter. Then our other golden and then the cat died – the quiet was overwhelming.  We had sent an application to AGaG and knew the process would take a while, so we adopted two cats.  Friends warned us that a dog would be harder to place with cats, but we wanted both and adopted a pair of three year old litter mates, Toby and Jackson.

We lucked out when AGaG told us about a “cat friendly” Golden in foster care nearby.  We went to meet her and brought her home that day.  She is wonderful—friendly, happy, well-trained and cat friendly.  The cats freaked, so we put up gates that kept them apart for a couple months. Now we’re one big happy family.  Lacy has settled into her new home, loves her daily walks and her new bed, although she is on our bed more often than not.  She is frantically happy and excited every time we walk into the house.  We are so lucky to have found her and to have found AGaG.  We love Lacy and we love AGaG!

  • 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