Success Stories

Happy Endings

Since May 2003, As Good as Gold has rescued over 2,756 Golden Retrievers. With your help, every rescued Golden Retriever gets a second chance to find its forever home. The lucky dogs below are just a few of the goldens who have been adopted by loving families.

Do you have a Success Story of your As Good as Gold rescue that you’d like to share on our website? If so, please contact us at success@asgoodasgold.org. You may either submit your written story or request that our volunteer write it for you. Please include a photo, your full name, email address, phone number, and dog’s name. If you write the story, please be brief and understand that it may be edited for size, etc. Keep an eye on these happy endings as new stories arrive each week!

  • Maya

    Maya

    Success Stories

    Maya became part of our family nearly six years ago, and she is a dream! She joined our 3-year-old Golden...

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  • Winston

    Winston

    Success Stories

    Celebrating One-year as Best Friends Winston and I just received our “Gotcha Date,” one-year anniversary card from As Good as...

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  • Mack

    Mack

    Success Stories

    Well, we really hit the jackpot with our Mack. He was named Cimba prior to coming to our home, but...

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  • Happy

    Happy

    Success Stories

    When we picked up our Happy Girl, huddled on her bed in her foster home, on the Saturday after Christmas...

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  • Penny

    Penny

    Success Stories

    Fortunately for my husband Jay and I, we were selected. Our wait was long, but well worth it. Penny will always have...

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  • Bella

    Bella

    Success Stories

    We adopted Bella (who was named Angel at the time) in 2010. She was 8 years old at the time....

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  • Bentley

    Bentley

    Success Stories

    Bentley came into our life by chance. We had searched and searched for a golden through various places- we found...

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  • Teddy Bear

    Teddy Bear

    Success Stories

    Hi, my name is Teddy Bear.  I am a 14 month old Golden who had a rough start as a...

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  • Bella

    Bella

    Success Stories

    We adopted Bella in 2018.  She just turned 2 years old.  Bella was relinquished from her owners.  We were looking...

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  • Caesar & Duke

    Caesar & Duke

    Success Stories

    Season’s Greetings to all of you at As Good as Gold from one very happy adopter! I was fortunate enough...

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  • Maya

    Maya

    Success Stories

    Maya came to AGaG last May having lost her vision due to an onset of diabetes. AGaG took Maya through...

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  • Molly

    Molly

    Success Stories

    After suddenly losing our precious girl Raini to cancer last fall, our family was heartbroken. But we knew Raini would...

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  • London

    London

    Success Stories

    Thank you AGAG for the very thoughtful and artfully designed one-year anniversary card for London. What a year it has...

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  • Rico (Ginger)

    Rico (Ginger)

    Success Stories

    Ginger, a charmer from Puerto Rico, was helped by his foster dad through his anxiety from a very rough journey...

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  • Cody

    Cody

    Success Stories

    Our story begins on a somber note as we had to put down our beloved family dog Oreo after 12...

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  • Charity

    Charity

    Success Stories

    Charity was one of those lucky girls who was saved from a life of living in a kennel. When Charity...

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  • Agatha-Bella

    Agatha-Bella

    Success Stories

    We had lost our chocolate lab unexpectedly, and our yellow lab had started showing signs of loneliness, so we applied...

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  • Blue

    Blue

    Success Stories

    We had a golden retriever for 14 years. After 2 years without one, we decided it was time to consider...

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  • Joshy

    Joshy

    Success Stories

    We adopted our Puerto Rican baby Joshy (Josué) in 2015. When he arrived at our house he was just skin...

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  • Ozzie

    Ozzie

    Success Stories

    July 2, 2016 will always be a very “Special Day” for the Avery Family. The arrival of “Ozzie” the “Gentle...

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  • Boston

    Boston

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    Our beloved Boston was adopted one year ago from AGAG. He has truly changed our lives. No matter how stressful...

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  • Beau

    Beau

    Success Stories

    I’m Beau. I was adopted in March 2017 right after my 13th birthday. My original family relinquished me because I...

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  • Riley

    Riley

    Success Stories

    Even though I had never had a pet, I knew when I retired that I wanted to adopt a Golden...

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  • Lacy

    Lacy

    Success Stories

    Our family had two goldens and a cat.  After our first golden died, life was quieter. Then our other golden...

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  • Maggie (Flor)

    Maggie (Flor)

    Success Stories

    Several months after we lost our 12+ year old golden Bella (an AGAG adoptee at 8 months we decided to...

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  • Rosie

    Rosie

    Success Stories

    I keep pinching myself to see if I’m dreaming, as I have been so incredibly lucky to have adopted yet...

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  • Hanna

    Hanna

    Success Stories

    From the minute we met Hanna we were instantly in love.  She was rescued from a puppy mill and came...

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  • Bubba

    Bubba

    Success Stories

    Bubba came to us as a foster, very anxious and often pacing. We soothed him by letting him chew on...

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  • RB & Remy

    RB & Remy

    Success Stories

    We adopted R.B. (formerly Rosebud) in May, 2011 from AGAG. She was 2 years old and a great addition to...

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  • Dakota

    Dakota

    Success Stories

    At a home expo show, I stumbled upon AGAG. I successfully helped over ten goldens find forever homes until Dakota...

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  • Summer

    Summer

    Success Stories

    I was lucky enough to adopt/rescue 15-month old Summer, in January of this year. She loves her new brother Tommy,...

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  • Reilly

    Reilly

    Success Stories

    In 2013 I was chosen by Ponch and Maya, a bonded pair, as their new mom. But 18 months later...

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  • Wrigley

    Wrigley

    Success Stories

    My parents adopted a beautiful dog, Princesa, from AGAG last month. Being huge Chicago sports fans, we re-named her Wrigley....

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  • Alegra

    Alegra

    Success Stories

    After losing my Golden, my house was just too quiet.  A month later I volunteered to watch a foster dog, seven...

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  • Odie

    Odie

    Success Stories

    We adopted our beautiful Red Golden “Odie” in 2013.   Odie was “behavior-challenged” with no manners or restraint!   Not anymore....

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  • Rocky

    Rocky

    Success Stories

    I filled out the application forms for AGAG with uncertainty, wondering if my boyfriend and I would be able to...

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  • Lady

    Lady

    Success Stories

    I came into my moms’ lives almost 3 years to the date they lost their first Golden. My new home...

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  • Hope

    Hope

    Success Stories

    We contacted AGAG not long after our beloved Jake left us on March 5th. Jake was the 4th senior Golden...

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  • Hawk

    Hawk

    Success Stories

    When our search and rescue team “Central K9 Search and Rescue” first saw Hawk, we knew he would be a...

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  • Tiffany

    Tiffany

    Success Stories

      After raising 3 Goldens in 39 years, we were sad and lonely when our last one passed on in...

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  • Rosie

    Rosie

    Success Stories

    After our 16 year old Golden passed away, our family was lost! We had never rescued a dog before, but...

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  • Presley

    Presley

    Success Stories

    We adopted Presley – a Golden/Great Pyrenees mix in June, 2014.  When we first arrived at her foster parents’ house...

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  • Molly

    Molly

    Success Stories

    I was adopted six months after my family lost their first golden to cancer.  It was my job to cheer...

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  • Janie

    Janie

    Success Stories

    Hi! I’m Janie, getting serious cuddles from my girl, and trying to ignore our pesky cat. I’m what’s called a “foster...

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