When a breeder discovered Morgan had a heart murmur, he relinquished her to As Good as Gold, and I became foster dad to the young pup.

An exam at Purdue University Veterinary Hospital determined that she had an additional more serious issue, a malformation of veins misdirecting blood flow around her liver.

After much research and a summer of numerous trips to West Lafayette, Indiana, for multiple surgeries, I decided it was best for me to formally adopt her. Once the surgery was complete, the Purdue staff asked to do a final exam to evaluate their treatment. They were amazed and ecstatic to find her completely cured and very healthy!

She and her girlfriend, Nell, my other adopted golden from As Good as Gold, have mentored new fosters and attended many “meet and greets.” They share “our” bed every night and look forward to their next foster friend.

  • 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