We contacted As Good as Gold to rescue a dog preferably over the puppy stage. We weren’t finding a good fit for our family and were on the adoption list for over a year when they called us again about, yes, a puppy!

Although a puppy wasn’t exactly what we were looking for, the quarantine was just starting and there was a female available from a recent litter of 11. Penny, now Lily, was the best decision for our family especially during the COVID isolation period. It was a pleasant distraction from what was going on outside our home. Everyone was involved in the daily life and upbringing of Lily. Lily has brought much joy to our family. She is an amazing dog, and we are so glad she is part of our family. She is truly a support dog to my boys!

Adoption Process
  • 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