Orphans

Find out about our available dogs by reading their stories below.

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Bliss
Have you ever wondered what bliss is? It means "perfect happiness" and "utter joy". That's what they've called me - Bliss. I'm a 3 year old adorable girl weighing 31 pounds. You might have noticed I'm not exactly a Golden Retriever. I'm a Doodle; somebody even called me a "Whoodle" (who?). My life so far has not been utter joy. AGB collected me from a Birmingham shelter where I came in with my puppies. I was scared at the shelter and nervous at first when AGB came and got me. But I'm coming out of my shell. I love being petted; I like getting attention. Things are looking up for me. I've been promised a new home and a new family who will love a sweetheart like me. Brush the hair out of my eyes and you'll see a look of love in my eyes. Please come meet me and maybe we can find bliss together. Okay?

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Mollie - Donate
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE'TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! Gorgeous Golden girl looking for a new home with no other dogs. Hello, everybody, I'm Mollie. I'm 3 years old and weigh a petite 45 pounds. One of the little people I lived with was allergic to me. I sure hope I won't be an orphan for long because I like to think I'm quite a catch: I'm young (but house trained). I'm pretty and friendly and active and playful. I LOVE belly rubs. Love kids too. I'm also crate trained, spayed and microchipped. Unfortunately, I do need to be treated for heart worms but AGB will make sure I get medicine for that. I'm also the jealous type so I'd rather be your one and only girl - it takes me a while to warm up to other dogs until I get to know them very well. And no cats please. So if anybody is looking for a gorgeous golden girl, please contact AGB and let them know you specially want to meet me, Mollie!

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Cooper V - ADOPTION PENDING
Hey there, I'm Cooper with a heart of gold. I'm six years old and weigh only 53 pounds. I've been an outside dog all my life and I was heart worm positive. And more sad news - my former parents parted ways and, because of that, they parted ways with me. I was a little anxious at first but there is good news. While I was receiving my heart worm treatment, AGB rushed to find me a new family so I wouldn't be alone for very long. They call me a "love bug" and tell me I think I'm a lap dog. I'm a very loyal and loving fellow. I liked the other dogs I lived with so I wouldn't mind having siblings. I hope my new family sees my sweet golden heart when they look at my big grin and shiny golden fur. ps. I'll get to live inside the house too! Yay!

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Layla II - ADOPTION PENDING
Hello, my name is Layla! I'm six and 1/2 years old and I weigh 65 pounds. If I were a boy, I would probably be called "Linus" because I really like to carry around a security blanket in my mouth (a hand towel will do in a pinch). My former family had to move into a really tiny space so they contacted AGB because they wanted me to have a yard and some space to run around in; they want the best for me. So here I am. I'm playful and easy going; I really like kids and I'm easy to walk on a leash. I know basic commands too and I'm house trained. I'm sure glad AGB is busy finding me another family because I'm told I truly am "the best dog". So wish me luck - I'm Adoption Pending".

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Aria
Sometimes "it's a hard knock life". But my name is Aria, not Orphan Annie. I'm a little girl that's only 18 months old and I weigh 39 pounds - too thin. I'm not much more than a baby myself and I've already had puppies and they didn't survive. The shelter was scary noisy for me. But somebody from AGB came and drove me to Birmingham. Even though I'm a little timid about what's happened in my life so far - it's 100% better now. I liked my freedom ride in the car. I'm getting good food so I can gain some weight and I get nice medicated baths and mousse for my skin and fur. I also get lots of TLC from my foster. This is the start of a brand new life for me; I'm even getting into the holiday spirit with my Santa hat. Do you think you might be the person who could give a little honey colored girl like me a home and a family to love....and be loved? I'm thinking it's possible now. xox, Aria

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Ike - Donate-ADOPTION PENDING
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! Hello, I'm Ike and I'm two years old and weigh 76 pounds. For such a young boy like me, I'm having a blue, blue Christmas. I was at a shelter in east Alabama and I've also been a stray - and I was picked up heart worm positive, with several small wounds and an ear infection. Luckily for me, AGB is taking care of all that and I'll be good as new soon. While I'm waiting, I'm dreaming of laying safe and warm and calm - maybe in front of a fireplace or a Christmas tree - with someone special stroking my soft fur. Some folks at AGB told me I am gorgeous and have fur "as soft as a baby's". I'm not quite used to getting attention and being cared for but I think I might like it just fine. Perhaps you could be the one to show me what it's like to be a beloved family Golden so my next Christmas will be anything but blue. Hopefully, Ike

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Colt
Colt! That's my new name and it's a good one for me. An Urban Dictionary description of the name "Colt" is "a great personality, very attractive, usually gets along well with everyone", and is - ha ha - "commonly desired by the opposite sex". Well now, I just want a family to call my own no matter who it is! I'm a two year big old boy and I weigh 77 pounds which is a bit underweight for me. Somebody put me in the bullpen of a northern Alabama shelter, and AGB came and got me right away so they could find me a new safe, loving home. They've been spending time with me and said I have a great smile, I'm fun, I'm cute with good energy, sweet, and well-mannered with lots of personality. That sounds like "Colt" fits me to a tee. And you know what I hope - that I'll suit you to a tee - and you'll want me to be a part of your family.

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Sasha
Hello, friends! My name is Sasha and I'm a sweet girl that's only six months old. My owner recently found out she is pregnant and she decided she couldn't take care of me because of that. So, all of a sudden, I'm an "orphan". That makes me sad. I'm a very good puppy too and AGB tells me I won't be an orphan for very long. Here's why - I'm already house-trained, I like other dogs, I ignore cats and I'm in awe of kids. I'm already spayed, microchipped, and so ready for my forever family. I weigh 67 pounds. Did I mention that I'm a redhead? There must be a nice family out there that's waiting for a precious girl like me to come live with them forever. So please contact AGB and ask about Sasha. I think it would be so nice to be "home" for Christmas.

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Saban II - Donate (Bonded with Stella)
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? How about two beautiful white pups - that would be twice as nice! I'm Saban, and Stella is my sister, and we're both four years old. We're Golden with a dash of Great Pyrenees mixed in. I weigh 74 pounds and just can't do without my sister. I worry when she's not around. We've been outside dogs and AGB says they're going to make sure we get to live inside from now on. We're both sweet and friendly and we like other dogs. Our previous owner couldn't take care of us any longer and didn't give us our heart worm preventative. We're both being treated for heart worms now. I like treats and will really warm up to you when you give them to me. Stella says we could celebrate the holidays in a nice warm house with somebody to love both of us. I think that would be very nice. Won't you come meet us? We promise to love you as much as we love each other.

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Stella II - Donate (Bonded with Saban)
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? How about two beautiful white pups - that would be twice as nice! I'm Stella, and Saban is my brother, and we're both four years old. We're Golden with a dash of Great Pyrenees mixed in. I weigh 47 pounds. We've been outside dogs and we're both ready to be somebody's live in fur babies. We're sweet and friendly and good looking too! We like other dogs just fine. Our previous owner couldn't take care of us any longer and forgot to give us our heart worm preventative so we've both got to go through heart worm treatment. I wish we didn't but it will be okay as long as Saban and I are together. I could use a few more pounds so holidays treats would be very welcome. Can you picture us two laying around the fireplace together with you? Doesn't that sound nice? It does to us. Please come meet us. We'd love to be home for Christmas!

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Brummey
Hello there, I'm a five year old boy named Brummey. The name "Brummey" sounds like one of Santa Claus' elves, doesn't it? Well, with my velvet soft ears, big smile and golden glow, I could mistaken for one of Santa's elves this time of year. A 69 pound bundle of joy that, besides being house trained, is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Like Santa, I do like to get around. In fact, my previous owners said I would escape their yard so I guess I need a secure fence. I was just looking around for some kids or other dogs or even a cat because I like them all. Somebody told me I was "a big love bug". I'd like to go to my new home before Santa Claus arrives; maybe there's a spot for me under your Christmas tree. Love, Brummey

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Strider - SPECIAL NEEDS - Donate
PLEASE DONATE TO MY FUND! CLICK "MORE" TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! I'm Strider. I'm very handsome and I'm almost 3 years old. I want to be a very good boy but I don't always know how to be. If I'm in pain or threatened, I might growl or seem to be mean. I need help learning to settle down because I can react in fear to new situations. But AGB, along with a wonderful trainer, is going to show me the way. I have a loving soul and I love my dog buddies and my adult family members but I need an experienced adopter to help me gain confidence and trust. AGB wants to do everything possible to find me a perfect fit in a new home. Would you help me? Please click on the "Donate" button on the next page after you click "More" below. And, once my training is done, maybe you could see that I could be your special fellow. Hopefully, Strider.

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Murphy - SPECIAL NEEDS
I'm Murphy, a 2 year old boy who weighs 50 pounds. I'm neutered, up to date on vaccinations and ready for my new home. I'd love to live in a calm home with a special somebody who would be by my side a lot. Before coming to AGB, I was dropped off at a shelter when my family moved away. You can imagine how scared I was. If you look into my big brown eyes, you'd see how a youngster like me would like some reassurance that I won't be abandoned again. Small children might overwhelm me. I'm very sweet and smart and looking for my forever home and companion. Please let it be you. I'm waiting.

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Butter - ADOPTION PENDING!
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE GENEROUS BENEFACTORS WHO DONATED TO MY SPECIAL NEEDS FUND! CLICK "MORE". Hello! Here I am - show dog material in the looks department with a few divo (male diva) qualities - I'm just not fond of other dogs; cats either. I weigh 56 pounds and I'm 3 years old. I'm a gorgeous boy, who sets hearts aflutter, but I would prefer to be your one and only. At the shelter where I was found, I felt the need to protect myself from other dogs. I adore people and I would love you so much. I promise to be a good and faithful companion. AGB is sending me off to finishing school (for dogs). They sure could use a little help with the cost of my boarding and my past medical treatment for heart worms if you would be kind enough to donate by clicking on the "Donate" button on the next page after you click "More" below. Thankfully, I'm cured of heart worms now but still need to finish paying for the treatment. You might be the perfect person for a very special pup like me; please contact AGB and let's get together!

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