Well, we really hit the jackpot with our Mack. He was named Cimba prior to coming to our home, but we took one look at him and knew he was just a regular kind of guy…boy were we fooled. Mr. Personality had us eating out of his paw in no time.  He loved to sit in our laps, or anybody’s really, all 95 pounds of him. He was the key that opened so many doors, long walks in our neighborhood led us to finally meet our neighbors. Anyone who came to our door was very impressed with our “alarm system”, his size and demeanor meant no one was getting past Mack unless they passed his inspection.

He was present at many parties and made himself at home “sharing” dinner with our guests, little thief that he was. He wasn’t fussy about food at all, he felt it all was for him, finally we resorted to carrots to pacify him. The grandkids adored him, I had to remind him he wasn’t our ‘little pony‘ several times. He was a great swimmer too, you couldn’t turn your back or he’d be in the pool yet again, right after you’d dried him off for the third time.

We wanted Mack to live forever but we couldn’t bear to see him in pain, after a spleen surgery and cancer proved too much for him we had to let him go… even his vet and vet assistant were crying along with us when Mack left this world….but not without leaving us with all of the wonderful memories and our gratitude to him and As Good As Gold for the years of love and devotion he gave us.

  • 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