Rosie Success Story

After our 16 year old Golden passed away, our family was lost! We had never rescued a dog before, but felt like it was the right thing to do. After applying to AGaG and going through the interview process, we got a call about Rollo. She was a 5 year old Golden who spent her whole life having puppies.  We were told that she needed a home with another Golden who could show her the ropes. Our dog Spin could do that!  We drove to Sheldon, IL to meet Rollo. The foster family was wonderful and thought that Rollo and our family would be a great fit, and they were RIGHT! She was our Christmas present! She is such a happy soul and has brought joy to our family. We are so grateful to AGAG for allowing us to provide her with a forever home. (Her new name is Rosie) And she smiles!

January 2015


  • 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