Fortunately for my husband Jay and I, we were selected. Our wait was long, but well worth it. Penny will always have a limp, but it adds cuteness to her happy dance that she performs throughout her day as she wiggles her back end. She is so full of joy to see us when we come home from work. She loves her older brother and sister, Gabe and Tanna, who have shown her the ropes and try to understand and accept Penny and her silly, goofy ways. Penny loves all the toys in the basket we have, but the basket often remains empty because she thinks her “job” is to pull them all out each day.
She is my shadow and is always close by. If I move, she moves with me. She just wants to be loved and appreciated. She loves our long walks and sniffing for “critters” from the forest preserve competing with Gabe and Tanna to find the best scents. We call it “puppy gold”. She is still working on her courage and confidence but shows great strides. We are truly blessed and grateful that Penny has become part of our family. We will always do our best to see that she has the best life we can offer. Penny is more than a penny. She is just priceless. Thank you, As Good As Gold, for allowing her to join our family.
  • 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