Animal related

AS GOOD AS GOLD - GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE OF ILLINOIS

aka AGaG   |   McHenry, IL   |  www.asgoodasgold.org

Mission

As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is dedicated to the rescue, care, and adoption of abandoned, mistreated, or unwanted Golden Retrievers in Illinois. 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.

Ruling year info

2003

President

Jim King

Main address

518 S Route 31 Suite 178

McHenry, IL 60050 USA

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Formerly known as

As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois

EIN

90-0083192

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are many goldens and golden mixes who are in need of a better home. There are many reasons for this and we do not judge. Our goal is to find a loving forever home where the dog, no matter where or why they came to us.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Rescue Services

Rescue services include rescue, fostering, veterinary care, and adoption of Golden Retrievers and golden mixes in Illinois. As Good as Gold is unique from many other rescue organizations because goldens with the potential for a good quality of life aren't turned away due to age and/or medical conditions. Veterinary expenses average $1,100/dog annually and, in addition to general veterinary care, there are monies earmarked for senior goldens (Elsa's Fund), goldens with congenital and/or hereditary conditions (The Stecker Fund), and goldens in long-term care whose age and/or medical condition(s) cause them to be unadoptable (Bentley's Fund).

Population(s) Served
Adults
Budget
$325,240

Public education includes educating Golden Retriever guardians and the general public about responsible pet ownership.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Through our Golden Years Program, As Good as Gold rescues senior dogs and provides them with everything they need to live a good quality of life. Dogs 8+ years old are available for a reduced adoption fee. We have many repeat adopters; those who adopt more than one senior dog pay only the $150 for the first senior and $0 thereafter.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

We aim to find loving forever homes for goldens and golden mixed who are in need. We also strive to educate the general public about the importance of spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, appropriate medical treatment and humane care.

We build and maintain relationships with shelters throughout Illinois, with international rescue teams and with the general public so that we are the 'go to' place when someone has a golden or golden mix that needs a better home. We hold events throughout the year to engage with the public and related business to further our reach and expand upon our mission.

We are run by an elected Board of Directors and have a membership of over 600 people dedicated to helping us achieve our goals. Our members come from all walks of life and have a wide range of skills all needed to run a large organization like this.

We have policies and procedures in place for how we go about bringing in the dogs we rescue, the care they receive while with us and the number of dogs we are adopted out to forever homes each year.

Since our founding in 2003, we have found forever homes for over 2,700 goldens and golden mixes.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AS GOOD AS GOLD - GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE OF ILLINOIS

Board of directors
as of 3/23/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jim King

Marlene Pedone

Laurie McConahay

Cyndi Raine-Dentinger

Kristin Vesely

Janet Harrison

James King

Barb Beshears

Colleen O'Brien

Pam Byrne

Tom Haimann

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

golden retriever, rescue, dog, adoption