What can we say about Sophie?  When we first saw her pictures, we thought how “proper” she looked, a grade A, first-rate purebred.  Then we met Sophie and realized she’s just the class clown and we loved it!  Her typical day isn’t complete without stopping on a walk at least twice to roll on her back on a stranger’s lawn, “stop, drop, and roll” has taken on a new meaning. We get a lot of looks and laughs!  She’s an expert in yoga poses and likely was the source of Thread the Needle since she spends most of her play time on her head.  After just over a year, we can’t imagine her not being a member of our pack, and we are grateful to As Good as Gold for bringing her into our lives.


  • 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