As Good As Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois

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Who We Are

As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois, is a membership-based, volunteer-supported, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and adoption of abandoned, mistreated, or unwanted Golden Retrievers. In addition, we educate Golden Retriever guardians and the general public about responsible pet ownership, including spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, medical needs, and humane care.

Adopting a friend

If you're interested in adopting a rescued golden retriever, please go to our website -- -- and completely fill out the adoption application to ensure we find you the best match. Consider what you really want e.g., a young dog to train, a lovable owner-ready senior, or a "special needs dog" that will love you unconditionally. Mail the completed application and administrative fee ($15) back to us and we'll confirm that we've received it, plus let you know if we have further questions. Next we'll schedule a home visit. One of our terrific volunteers, and their Golden Retriever, will come to spend an hour or so with you and your in-home family members. We want to learn about your home circumstances, work schedule, preferences and other relevant factors that will help us to make the match. It's hard to predict the length of time you'll wait for your perfect match because that just-right Golden may not be ready yet, but anticipate somewhere between one to four months. When we've got the right Golden, you and your in-home family members will meet and interact with the dog to ensure it's a good match. If it's a "Go," you'll sign the adoption contract, pay the adoption fee, and begin the "happily ever after" success story that makes this rescue work so worthwhile.

Come Visit Us!

All As Good as Gold rescued golden retrievers are fostered in the homes of loving volunteers. Please call or send us an e-mail if you have any questions or would like more information. As Good as Gold runs Meet & Greets all over Illinois where you can learn about adoption and volunteer opportunities. Locations are listed on the As Good as Gold website at and on the Petfinder website under the Event tab.
As Good As Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois
P.O. Box 533
Wheeling, IL 60090
Phone: 630/588-0115


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