Orphans

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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Cherrie - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! "Cherrie, baby!" I'm so beautiful songs could be written about me! My name is Cherrie, I'm a pure bred Golden girl who weighs 80 pounds. I'm about 3 and a half years old. I am spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and, happily, heart worm negative. I have a gorgeous light blonde coat and I'm usually adorable and sweet. I've been well trained too so I'm pretty much perfect except for one big character flaw - I never learned to share well. I don't like others to mess around with my food or toys so I need to be an only dog with no kids under 15. I guess I'm a little high strung with an ear infection and some skin allergies and that may be causing me to be protective of my food - sometimes when you're hurting you react rather than remembering the food dish usually arrives regularly. Besides taking care of my ear infection and my skin allergies, the vet has put me on 'calming' medication which should help me a lot! I've been told a dog savvy owner could teach me consistency and to associate people approaching my food bowl as a good thing. I know the "sit" command as well as others so I'm smart and able. Are you that special someone who could take a beautiful girl like me and teach her to understand how to be a perfect pup? I know I'm looking for you and longing to meet you. I could be the adorable, beautiful girl at your side.

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Bellamie - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! Hello, friends. Did you know that "Bella" is the most popular name for female pups? AGB decided my name should be a little more distinctive than the one I came in with - so now I am Bellamie. I'm a 9 year old beautiful lady that now weighs 88 pounds. My tale is a little shocking and sad. My owner took me to a vet clinic to be euthanized because of my weight; can you imagine how shocked the vet staff was (wasn't the owner supposed to control how much I eat?). The clinic got the owner to sign me over to them and they called AGB right away. I've been on a small portion diet with green beans as treats and I've lost 20 pounds and I'm looking good! It's been a tough time though. Besides being discarded for something entirely fixable, I have heart worms, an ear infection, and I had to have surgery for two masses - one a benign mass on my neck and one mammary mass. We're all waiting for the results of the mammary mass. I'm feeling hopeful though because I know some one is out there who will feed me correctly and give me heart worm preventative and is looking to love a very sweet girl like me. I've got a bit of sass along with the sweetness so I'll probably make you laugh. I get along with all and I walk well on a leash. With all that's happened to me lately, I've been a little stressed but once I know I'm safe and secure with some nice people, I'll be a happy and loving girl. Would you please come meet me; I could be the girl for you!

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Pebbles - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! "Wouldn't anybody care to meet a sweet, old-fashioned girl?" Hi there, I'm Pebbles and I'm 6 years old and I weigh just 40 pounds. I am a sweet Southern belle who oozes charm from the tip of my nose to the end of my sweeping tail. I was found right after the 4th of July and taken to a northern Alabama shelter. I think all the booms and firecrackers scared me and I lost my way home. In the shelter, I was surrounded by some big, scary, noisy dogs in the cages next to me so they called AGB to the rescue. I was so happy to jump into the car headed to Birmingham and I got cuddled and petted the whole way. That's what I love! I'm a perfect little Goldilocks with a white streak on my forehead and feet. I have a little wiggle to my walk that will make you smile. I get along just wonderful with people and others dogs. I do have to take the treatment for heart worms and I need to go see the doggie dentist so I would love it if you'd contribute to my medical fund, thank you kindly. I've been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. If you're looking for a lovely lady who will be a loving and loyal companion, look no further. I'm right here waiting for you. Love, Pebbles

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Moon Pie-ADOPTION PENDING
Hi y'all, it's Moon Pie! You can guess why they gave me that name; I am a sweet southern confection of marshmallow fur. As Sheldon's Memaw (Big Bang Theory) would say "nummy-nummy and she could just eat me up". Well, as adorable as I am, I think somebody abandoned me and didn't come pick me up from the shelter. Heaven knows why. I'm about 4 or maybe 5 years old and I don't weigh all that much (64 pounds). I'm vaccinated, spayed, microchipped and heart worm negative although I am being treated for an ear infection. I have a great personality and I am an excellent car rider. I would be an excellent and quite delightful family member. Don't you just love moon pies? Don't you want one of your very own that you could keep always? A southern treat. Please come meet me and see if I could be your girl.

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Charlie VI - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! I look kind of sad and worried, don't I? Well, it hasn't been a good time lately. 'Good time Charlie's got the blues'. Hello, I'm Charlie. I'm a 4 year old fellow, weighing 37 pounds, that's had a streak of bad luck. I'll try to make this sad part short because things are looking up and getting better every day. I got taken to a shelter with a broken leg; I can't remember how it happened but it sure did hurt. I got seen at a clinic and they fixed it but since I didn't have much else to do in my kennel, I wouldn't leave the wrap or the stitches alone. It got infected and that hurt too. So here's the bad part; they had to remove my hind leg. Sigh, so now I'm a tripod. But then, somebody from AGB came and drove me to Birmingham to recover. They told me any Golden in need was their mission and they were going to take care of me and find me a home. Now that was some good news! I'm smiling a lot now and I'm getting around really good with three legs. I'm vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and heart worm negative. Don't you think it's time for 'Good Time Charlie' to have a good time? If you could contribute some dollars to my medical fund, that would be really great!

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Jilly - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! Okay, so I've got a real sad story. Life hasn't always been kind to me in my 8 years on earth but I'd rather be known as joyous Jilly because I'm a strong girl and I believe things are looking up! But, so far, I have had a pretty rough history. My name is Jilly and I weigh a tiny 39 pounds of cute. So here's the not great stuff. I'm a tripod; my left rear leg was amputated some time ago. I'm skinny and my fur coat needs some help; nothing that a few nutritious square meals won't fix after a while. I came in covered in ticks and fleas, but those are all gone now. I had an ear infection and some skin issues that the vets are fixing up. Quite frankly, I need some medicine stat and a couple of weeks at a spa. But here's the good stuff, I'm still smiling although I'm sad I'm not in a home yet; I'm sweet and pretty and calm. They say I'm a sweetheart, but I'd rather be your ONLY sweetheart and not share my home with other dogs. I deserve a nice owner and a nice home and a really good bed, don't you think? So are you the one to make me the happiest girl in the world? I hope so; I'm looking for you. Please make my dreams come true.

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Lark - ADOPTION PENDING
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE GENEROUS BENEFACTORS WHO DONATED TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE'. I'm a country girl too just like my sister, Luna. My name is Lark and I'm as pretty as my name sounds. I'm 2 and a half years old and I'm spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. I weigh 59 pounds. My sister and I were doing okay at the farm and suddenly we found ourselves at a shelter. Gosh, it was scary; I tried to be brave for Luna. But then AGB came and picked up us and took us away. I think we're going to be fine now. First, I had to undergo heart worm treatment. Wish I had been given the preventative for heart worms. Now I'm looking forward to finding a family that wants a pup like me to join them. I'm very sweet and like other dogs. I'm ready to be an inside dog and learn commands and leash walking and maybe even enjoying treats and toys. Yes, that would be great!! So I'll just wait right here until you decide I should be yours. We could have a lark and a laugh together, couldn't we?

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Sophia II
There once was a little golden girl named Sophia. She lived outside with her other dog friends; then one day she found herself without her friends and without a home. That's my story - I'm Sophia. I'm just over two years old and I weigh 46 pounds. I'm kind of scared and feeling shy because my life has turned upside-down. Our owner could no longer take care of us or the place we lived so we all got separated and the home I always knew is gone. AGB came and got me. They've told me what a pretty girl I am. I have a beautiful auburn coat with golden tones and brunette hues. In the sun, my fur looks like reddish gold. My eyes are light and greenish. I'm already spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and heart worm negative. I'm quite small and timid. I am hoping there is a nice family who I could learn to love and trust who would show me how wonderful it is to live inside the house. Who would teach me to walk on a leash and how to play with toys. I'll be a real good girl and love you so much. It would be nice to have some other pups around too. Once I fell in love with you and you with me, I bet I wouldn't be timid or shy at all. I'm ready to start my new life.

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Lindy - FEE REDUCED
Hello, Lindy here. I'm a gorgeous and happy little girl, mostly Boxer. I'm about 2 years old, weigh 55 pounds, and I’m spayed, microchipped, and up to date on shots and monthly preventatives. I showed up at an airport hangar, and even though they kept putting me outside of the security fence, I kept getting back under it. I really enjoyed hanging around with the pilots; they said I was sweet and gentle and super loving. AGB is calling me a "very special case" and a "honorary Golden" because of my scary future without rescue. I LOVE people, and love to snuggle on the couch and hug, and my foster dad says I’m well behaved. My foster doggie brothers put me in my place when I first arrived and now we play all day, but I’d be good as an only dog as well. Cats, now they're a fine thing to chase! I can climb an 8 foot chain link fence so need a wooden privacy for my own safety and I'm house trained and crate trained. AGB said "Welcome" to me and I'm so wishing some nice adopter will welcome me too. Did I mention that AGB named me Lindy after that famous pilot, Charles Lindberg? Maybe somebody is looking for a canine co-pilot?

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Fancy
UPDATE: Hello, remember me; it's Fancy! I spent most of my 2 years fending for myself outside in the backyard and then the shelter. Since arriving at AGB, I've had a wonderful AGB foster family with two four-legged foster brothers who I adore. My foster brothers and I run and play in the backyard and then I lay down in the shade and my foster dad rubs my belly (he seems to enjoy that)! It's so exciting living in a nice home and learning all kinds of new things. I know "sit" and go to my house kennel on command. My foster family takes me on long walks which are so much fun. At first, I was unsure of what to expect on walks. Now, I just get in line with my two bigger foster brothers and walk with them step for step! I give the kids I meet on the walks hand kisses - I like it and they seem to like it too! My foster dad takes credit for my training - we don’t tell him that I got most of my training from my two foster brothers! My foster dad says I am the perfect size dog to cuddle up with on the couch. I sure am longing for a 'furever' home; can you see it in my eyes? Please contact AGB and tell them you want to meet that fancy girl - me! ******************************************** Fancy that! My new name is Fancy! It's a good one, don't you think? I'm a pretty little girl weighing only 38 pounds. I'm 2 years old. I've never had anybody pay a lot of attention to me; I've spent most of my 2 years fending for myself outside in the backyard. And then I found myself at a shelter. I had a little upper respiratory issue; I was sneezing at the shelter probably because I was outside in the cold and wet last winter. I'm fine now. I've been spayed and vaccinated. AGB thought a young girl like me ought to have a permanent home with someone to love me, feed me good food, train me, and let me live the rest of my life inside the house. I like other dogs and kids seem pretty nice too. I gave one little girl some hand kisses - I liked it and she liked it too. Maybe you could fancy giving a little girl like me a 'fancy' new life. I can't wait!

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