Winston - Success Story

Winston - Success StoryCelebrating One-year as Best Friends

Winston and I just received our “Gotcha Date,” one-year anniversary card from As Good as Gold. For us, this was a two-way rescue.

Winston was in need of a home and I was grieving after letting my Sophie go at age 13 after a battle with lymphoma. He and I truly rescued each other.

After picking up Winston from his foster home, I welcomed him inside the house. He took a quick run through every room, came back, looked at me and seemed to say, “Yes, this will definitely do.”

And it has been doing very well for both of us. He is, of course, my new best friend and I seem to be his. We fit perfectly—an old lady with an old dog. Winston was ten and a half-years-old when he arrived last year, and I am not young.

We both remember all we used to be able to do in our lives and continue to enjoy all we can do now—together.

I love my rescuer.

Sally Campbell

  • 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