Ginger, a charmer from Puerto Rico, was helped by his foster dad through his anxiety from a very rough journey to the chilly north and diet needs with the help of his two seniors. After an island meet up in Paw Paw, MI, he handed over the leash and Ginger curled up and snoozed his way home. Within days, Ginger, now called Rico, settled into his new beds, claimed his yard and our hearts.  He’s a prince on walks, heads out to watch softball games, enjoys doggie ice cream cones, has been fishing, wading and has toured the local Tractor Supply.  Rico entertained at the monthly ladies’ wine group and they came with new toys and games and lots of attention.  The nice neighbor lady made him his very own quilt in the colors of his birthplace and it’s lovely to snooze in the shade with his cadre of admirers. Now that he’s walked right in and sat right down, we are looking forward to many more adventures with our island boy.

We are so thankful to As Good as Gold for all the support over the years. While not close by, we feel like cherished family of AGaG.  Adopting seniors is absolutely the best fit for our family – puppies are cute but seniors rock!

  • 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