Sookie came into our lives in early January, as we were dog sitting her for her foster mom. She stole our hearts in less than 48 hours. Then, less than three weeks later, she was officially part of our family! Sookie loves going for walks in the park, getting lots of belly rubs, and playing with her Kong toys! Sookie has brightened up our home and filled our lives with so much love! We are so lucky to have found such a wonderful, loving dog!

Alana and Vince

Success Stories focus on As Good as Gold rescued goldens and their new lives with their forever families. If you’d like to share a bit about life with your golden rescue, contact

  • 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