Orphans

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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Cuddles/Lady - ADOPTED
Nov 18, 2018 - Cuddles is now called Lady and she is truly living the life of a lady. Her new parents and sister drove to Birmingham from Texas and fell in love with her immediately. Lady follows her mom everywhere and loves attention and cuddles from her parents and her sister, GG. We are thankful for these sweet people who saw a dog who needed them and drove over 20 hours round trip. Cuddles came to AGB because of neglect and abandonment, but she will never have another lonely day in her life.

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Fritz
"What, me worry?" Well, I guess I do a little bit; this is my 'worried' face. My owner was moving and he was just going to leave me. That right there can make a puppy worry. I'm only 8 months old and I'm sure not ready to be on my own (well, actually I never want to be on my own). But then a kindly person took me in and contacted AGB. I'm a gorgeous little Golden boy with one white sock, great ears, and expressive eyes. I weigh 52 pounds and I'm heart worm negative and vaccinated, and I'll be neutered and microchipped shortly. At eight months, I'm still a puppy and all that that implies: I need training; I need security, and I need love. Especially would like a backyard to run around in and tennis balls being thrown and safe stuff to chew on until I learn not to be a 'mouthy' puppy (I'll outgrow that!). I'm good with other pups and kids and probably would love to be a part of an active family because I'm a bit of an energetic whirlwind at the moment. I need to know what's around every corner. So the AGB people tell me not to worry because my future's "so bright I gotta wear shades". Do you want to be part of my future? I hope so! I'm going to grow up to be a wonderful, loving boy.

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Windy - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY! "Smiling at everybody she sees - everyone knows it's Windy". That old Association song is perfect for me because my name is Windy and I do like to smile! I'm a sweet little Golden girl of 1 and a half years. I weigh 56 pounds. Earlier this month, a Good Samaritan found me wandering around and put my story on social media and took me to the vets. I was told, even in Alabama, that's it's too cold for a little solo pup like me to be traveling around the streets on my own. And I'd rather not anyway. Who wants to be a stray? I want a nice family to love me and take care of me; that's my holiday wish. When the nice AGB lady came in to take my photographs, I posed like a little fashionista and smiled so I could put my best paw forward. She said I was a great dog. I have to be spayed and vaccinated and microchipped (they checked; I'm not chipped) and, because I was on the streets for a little while, I have to get my coat back in good shape; I have some fixable skin issues they're treating and I have an ear infection. But that won't stop me from posing for holiday photographs with you, if you want me. Come meet a girl named Windy - I could be home for Christmas!

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Vivie - DONATE
Would you like to have a holiday angel in your home this year? Not just the one on the top of the tree but me, Vivie. I've been told I have the most beautiful eyes, round and big and innocent. I'm a little Golden girl, 1 and a half years old, weighing 46 pounds. AGB rescued me from a northern Alabama shelter and brought me to Birmingham. Don't you wonder how a pretty little angel like me wound up at a shelter? I can't understand it either. The AGB folks say I am "sweet, sweet, sweet and beautiful to boot". I am so happy to be out of the shelter and getting help looking for a new home. In fact, I'm so happy, I drop for belly rubs every time somebody tries to pet me. But every sweet story has a sad twist - I have heart worms and I'm also coughing and sneezing from kennel cough. I sure would like to be totally well for the holidays; in fact, I'd love to be with a new family. This holiday puppy angel would love to be your gift this year.

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Cole
Hello there, folks! I'm here - just in time for winter - your own personal snow dog! If we lived up north and not in Alabama, you probably wouldn't even see me in the snow except for my sweet grin and dark eyes and nose. I'm Cole and I'm a 4 year old fellow. I've been called a big lump of love which sounds nice, doesn't it? I'm a mix of Great Pyrenees and some Golden Retriever and I weigh 51 pounds. I've been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and I'm heart worm negative. AGB took me in from a Birmingham shelter and now I'm ready to find a home of my own. I passed all my assessment tests with flying colors - good with dogs and people; they said I was "sweet, loving and beautiful". That's a pretty good combination for a snow dog. So I'm thinking you don't want to spend another winter without me, do you? My name is Cole and yes, I'm a merry ole soul. Come meet me!

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Toasty
How did a beautiful Golden girl like me wind up in such a bad, scary situation? My name is Toasty and I deserve so much better than what I had. I came to AGB along with with two other pups when an abandonment/neglect case got resolved. I'm 7 years old and very skinny. I'm love starved; I've been neglected for a long while. But AGB has put me in a foster home and, all of a sudden, I'm transforming into the happy girl I should have always been. I'm getting good food and lots of love; I even have my own warm bed. It's heaven! If you think you'd like a sweetheart like me for your very own, you ought to know that I've been told that I'm very sweet and gentle and I love attention. I will probably have to be near you and touching you with my paw for a while until I feel totally safe and secure. I am heart worm negative and I've been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Maybe you'll call me your sweetheart and give me the wonderful home I've always deserved.

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Dude - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED TO GET WELL. THANK YOU KINDLY! Hello, my name is Dude the GoldenDoodle. Way back in 1883, a dude meant a "fastidious man"; today it's a slang term for a cool, young guy. I don't think I fit either of those categories right now but it's not my fault. I'm 8 years old and I've had a really tough life. AGB got me, along with two of my canine friends, after an abandonment/neglect case was resolved. My poor coat was so matted when they collected me that it had to be cut off in hunks. I'm pretty skinny at 57 pounds but AGB and my friends the vets are working on that. My teeth are worn down from chewing on metal. You'd try to chew your way out too if you were being treated poorly. Miraculously, I'm heart worm negative but I've had to be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped recently. During the course of my vet examination, they found a heart murmur so I'll need some radiographs and some other vet referrals. But I'm so glad I'm safe and in warm and loving hands. And eating well. I have a happy heart; my spirit has not been broken. As soon as I get a little better and get my medical bills paid, I'll be a wonderful, handsome companion for somebody special with all the love and goofiness of a Golden Doodle personality. Thank you kindly for listening to my tale. I cannot wait to meet my new family, wherever they are.

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Vasco
Hi, my name is Vasco, which I think is an acronym for Very Amazing Special Canine Overall (VASCO). What else could it be? I'm 2 years old. I'm what they call a stray. My owner moved and left me behind; can you imagine? That wasn't very nice at all. Scary for me, in fact. But being the clever boy I am, I took my handsome self to the local Post Office to hang out and all the employees and neighbors there thought I was terrific and fed me and tried to find me a new home on social media. You just gotta find the right contacts, I think. So that lead me to AGB and they've promised me all my troubles are behind me. They're going to find me a new safe, loving, and lifelong home. And, in the meantime, they'll make sure I have a nice place to lay my head at night and some good meals. I'm neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and, happily, heart worm negative. I'm energetic and super sweet and obviously good looking! I've got that big boxy Golden Retriever head that people are so crazy about. Let's face it. I'm a catch. I think that maybe you ought to consider a VASCO for yourself, don't you?

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Lancelot - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND FOR HEARTWORMS! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY! Greetings, fair people, I am on a quest to find a new home. My name is Lancelot, and just like the courtly knight of old, I am gentle and courageous. I'm a very handsome 2 year old boy. I weigh 62 pounds and I've just been neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Unfortunately, I am heart worm positive and I'm undergoing treatment. My former owner moved into a rental with no yard so I was surrendered to AGB. I don't know how to joust but I do know obedience training and I have some experience with search and rescue work. Put a harness on me and I get focused and ready to strut my stuff. I love to swim and I'm very people oriented although I can be just a bit shy for the first few minutes. I'm great with other dogs and cats; I even like ducks. When my quest is successful, I will give you a noble true heart and loyalty forever.

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Tootsie
"Toot, Toot, Tootsie - Don't cry...." That's what Al Jolson would sing to me cause my name is Tootsie. I'm a precious little girl puppy 14 weeks old and, yes, I'm as adorable as I look. I weigh 17 pounds. I sleep well in my crate except for a little whimpering at first. I was given up because there wasn't enough room for me to stay which is sad because I need patience and training and booster shots and vaccinations and consistency. But AGB is going to take care of me until I find my forever family. I'm getting my puppy shots right now which means I need to stay out of public places and off the ground and away from unknown dogs until all my puppy vaccinations are finished. Which is hard because I like to explore! I am all puppy! A falling leaf gets my attention. I can smell a pack of cookies on the counter before it's even opened. I like to dig in the flower pots at my foster mom's house. They say I was probably the leader of the litter. I will become a great companion to whoever becomes my very own people. I bet they'll sing more of the Tootsie song - "Kiss me pretty and then...do it over again". xox, Tootsie (No children under 8, please)

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Hugo - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY! I need your help, folks, if you would be so kind. My name is Hugo and, at 10 years old, I found myself at a Birmingham shelter as a stray. I weigh 106 pounds, have been neutered, and I'm HW negative so I've obviously been taken care of throughout my life. I think my owners just abandoned me; I sure hope it was not because I'm a senior fellow with a few lumps and bumps. That would be cruel and I don't deserve it. Here's where I need your help; I have to get some biopsies done on a couple of masses just in case. Fingers crossed it's nothing bad but I am scared about it and I could use some donations to pay my vet bill for the procedure. The name Hugo means "bright in mind and spirit". And, even though I'm not a youngster, that describes me well. I'm a sweet, handsome Golden fellow. I'm house trained. And I'm also vaccinated and microchipped. I love to eat and play and go for short walks. I'm very outgoing and get very excited to meet new people of all ages. I will be your sugar-faced darling if only you let me come into your life. Will you....please?

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Rocky III - ADOPTIED Bonded to Lila
Nov 19, 2018 - Rocky and Lila were surrendered to AGB by their owners who were moving and didn’t feel that they had the time or space for this active duo. The two have been bonded for all of Rocky’s life and needed to stay together. We knew the right adopters would come along. A family from Georgia who have been involved with rescues for years saw them online and couldn’t wait to come meet them. Rocky and Lila met this family and knew it was time to go home. Their new mom reports that Lila loves to fetch a ball and that Rocky loves to chase Lila. These two are loving life…(Rocky is on the left; black dog against a black sweatshirt). ********************************************** Welcome to a duo of darling Doodles! Hello! My name is Rocky III (Rocky is a popular name at AGB). I'm 2 years old and I weigh 59 pounds. I was adopted as a puppy and I've spent my whole life with Lila so I don't think I can be without her. We look good together - she's an apricot blonde and I'm a black-haired, handsome Labradoodle boy. I'm neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and I'm heart worm negative. I'm also house trained and sleep in my crate. My owners are moving and surrendered Lila and I due to lack of time and space. We lived with another dog and a couple of cats and also kids so we're real friendly with everybody. Lila and I both like car rides. Why don't you get in your car and come take us for a ride? If you adopt us, you won't even have to drive us back to Birmingham. That's a plan! See you soon.

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Lila - ADOPTED Bonded to Rocky III
Nov 19, 2018 - Rocky and Lila were surrendered to AGB by their owners who were moving and didn’t feel that they had the time or space for this active duo. The two have been bonded for all of Rocky’s life and needed to stay together. We knew the right adopters would come along. A family from Georgia who have been involved with rescues for years saw them online and couldn’t wait to come meet them. Rocky and Lila met this family and knew it was time to go home. Their new mom reports that Lila loves to fetch a ball and that Rocky loves to chase Lila. These two are loving life…(Lila is on the right). ********************************************** Welcome to a duo of darling Doodles! Hello, peoples! My name is Lila and I'm a beautiful, long-legged, apricot colored girl of five. I weigh a dainty 54 pounds. I'm just as sweet as I am pretty with all the wonderful attributes of a Golden Doodle - goofy, sweet, smart and energetic. I don't shed so most people with allergies can be around me just fine. My brother, Rocky, and I were surrendered because our owners are moving and they don't have the time or the space for us. And I need to be adopted with my brother cause I love him and need him. I've been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and I'm heart worm negative. I sleep in a crate but, since I don't get on furniture, I don't have to be in a crate. I'm totally house trained and I know a couple of commands like "sit". As you can see, I'm cute as a button. My dislikes are nerf guns and balloons, lol. Won't you come meet us? We'll make your life twice as nice.

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Yankee- ADOPTION PENDING DONATE
I'd like to be a 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' but actually I'm more like the 'Heartbreak Kid'. Hello, folks, my name is Yankee and I'm worried that this might be my last chance at a happy home! I'm already 10 years old and I was raised in a little pen in the back of someone's yard - in the heat of the summer and the cold of the winter. So I've been a tough guy throughout but then those folks moved and just left me behind in my pen. Broke my heart. Somebody took me to a shelter and then AGB came and got me out. The vets have checked me out; I weigh 50 pounds and I've been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. As expected, I'm heart worm positive and must begin treatment because nobody took care of me like they should have. Also, I've got minor aches and pains from arthritis. But all this hasn't changed my happy, goofy personality. And I'm a good looking, red haired older gentleman, as you can see, who is very sweet and loving. I like people and most other dogs, unless they're scary. The AGB folks tell me that I deserve to while away my remaining years inside a warm house with a loving hand on my head and a big, soft bed to sleep in. Perhaps you would donate to my medical fund to get rid of these heart worms and then I could find my new people to love. Thank you from Yankee.

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Wake - ADOPTION PENDING
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE GENEROUS BENEFACTORS WHO DONATED TO MY MEDICAL FUND. CLICK 'MORE'. Help! I need some help! My name is Wake. I'm a 2 year old golden orphan boy weighing 48 pounds. AGB picked me up from a West Alabama shelter and brought me to Birmingham. I've got some miseries going on - I'm heart worm positive, I hadn't been neutered (that just happened), my skin is itchy and my teeth are infected. I have to stay calm in my kennel for heart worm treatment. I don't have a lot to be happy about....yet. They named me Wake and I guess that works because Wake means alert and watchful. And I've had to be alert and watchful for a while cause nobody's been taking care of me but me. I really hope some kind people will donate some money to me so I can get well. AGB says I am a total sweetheart, bright and attentive, and I rode beautifully in the car. I'm calm, a little bit timid at first (not too many people have been nice to me in my life) but I warm up quickly. I give LOTS of kisses! I ignore cats. It would be nice to maybe be the only dog in your home until I get used to being loved and safe and secure. I'm only a baby-faced two year old pup; do you think you would be the one to change my life and make me the happiest boy in the world? If so, I'm waiting for you!

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Topper
Top of the day to ya; my name is Topper. A cutie-patootie 2 year old pup that found myself at a Northern Alabama shelter until somebody from AGB came and picked me up and drove me to Birmingham. I was very excited. You see, I got lots of potential; I'm quite a good looking boy. I weigh 49 pounds, I'm vaccinated, microchipped, neutered and heart worm negative - I'm all around healthy. They might have named me Topper because I get to the top of things; I like to jump (I am still very young and need some obedience training). I can jump a fence and I sort of like to jump up and look you in the eye. The AGB folks say I follow directions well and, with a little bit of guidance, I won't do that anymore. I'm eager to learn. But that won't make me be any less enthusiastic about life and people; I'm excited about my future! I'm a nice boy and very sweet and would love, love, love to have a family. Come meet me and let's fall in love!

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Monty-ADOPTION PENDING
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE GENEROUS BENEFACTORS WHO DONATED TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' Who's a good boy? I'm a good boy....and handsome too! Blonde and lean and looking for love. I come from a northern Alabama shelter and they've named me Monty which means "mountain" or "of the mountain". I've had some mountains to climb in my four short years. First of all, I'm either a stray or I was taken to a shelter but I knew my luck might be changing when some fellow picked me up and drove me to Birmingham. The vets here have determined I'm heart worm positive, I have kennel cough and an ear infection. So I sure could use some donation dollars to pay for that treatment. When I'm all better, I'll be waiting for those folks who will take one look at me, fall in love and take me home permanently with them. Here's some more information about me. I'm neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. I weigh 48 pounds. I'm a sweet soul who is very laid back. Can we please make the mountains in my life the kind that we can go hiking on together? Now, doesn't that sound like fun! Woof, Monty

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Gabby
Hello there! Do you have a fence? And do you have a sofa that pups can sleep on? I'd like to meet you! My name is Gabby and I am a very, very sweet girl that's 3 years old and I weigh 49 pounds. I am spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and heart worm negative. I was asking about the sofa because that is one of my favorite places to sleep. But the fence is very important. This is what happened to me. I was adopted from a shelter last year, living with three other pups, and snoozing on the sofa. Well, every once in a while I'd wander into the neighbor's yard when I was outside - I didn't know it was his yard. He threatened to shoot me! Yikes! So I got taken back to the shelter but thankfully, AGB came and got me right away. Whew! They said they will definitely find a pretty golden girl like me a home with a fence and will negotiate about the sofa. No cats, please. AGB also read me the Urban Dictionary description of what the name 'Gabby' means: "A fantastic and easily confused (only about backyard boundaries, lol, I'm a dog), energetic girl. She has many admirers and is very beautiful. She is a smart and curious girl. She is popular with all kinds of people." I think that's a pretty good description of me. Why don't you check it out? Would you be one of my admirers?

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Bellamie
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE GENEROUS BENEFACTORS WHO DONATED TO MY MEDICAL FUND. CLICK 'MORE'. 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 was treated for heart worms (release date September 24!) and had surgery on a couple of benign masses. 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. 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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