Orphans

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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Harley V - ADOPTED
Sep 19, 2018 - Lucky for Harley, a family was waiting for a Golden his age and temperament so this 8 year old was checked at the vet then checked into his new home! He has a doggy buddy to keep him company the few hours he is alone, and they have really enjoyed getting to tussle together. Plus Mom, Dad, and two daughters are crazy about him. He goes jogging in the morning and walking in the evening with his mom so Harley will be a lean machine for his age. Hope to see you on the trails, happy Harley! ********************************************** Hey there, I'm Harley (the fifth at AGB). It's a very cool name and I am an extremely lucky boy. There was somebody waiting to adopt me as soon as I was surrendered to AGB. I'm an 8 year old golden boy weighing 60 pounds. I am vaccinated, microchipped, neutered and heart worm negative. My owner was a busy college student with very little time - I've only lived with her for a year - and she lived with her parents who didn't really want to have a dog. So I was spending a lot of time on my own and, quite frankly, I'm not fond of that at all. I am crate trained but I have separation anxiety when I'm alone. Knowing that I got anxious, my owner decided the best thing to do was re-home me and she called AGB. They knew of some folks that wanted a older pup like me. I like other dogs and I know basic commands like "sit, stay, come, off and down". And look at me, I'm quite handsome. Thanks for reading about me. I hope you'll take a look at some of the other pups that AGB has for adoption. I hope they'll be as lucky as me.

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Kam/Cam - ADOPTED
Sep 21, 2018 - Five year old Kam, now Cam, has never met a person or animal he doesn’t like. He now has the perfect home with a family of wonderful people and animals who adore him. He has three sisters, a brother, two cats and two dogs to call his own. His new mom reports that he is doing great and loves his sister, AGB alum Sugar, and that he follows his brother everywhere. Enjoy your new life, Cam! ********************************************* Hello, everybody. My name is Kam and I'm a beautiful Golden boy weighing 89 pounds. I'm a little confused. I last saw my owners a couple of weeks ago and I heard the word "surrender". Not sure what that means but I also heard the words "allergy" and "moving". So I guess I'm looking for a new home and a new family, huh? Not what I expected to happen at 5 years old! But AGB is gonna help me and they've been real, real nice to me. They say it's not hard to be nice to a sweet and very friendly pup like me. I'm vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and heart worm negative. I'm housebroken; I'll go sit by the door and give you a simple bark to let you know I want to go outside. I love everybody; so far I've never met a person or another dog I didn't like. I have some training and will obey commands like "sit", "stay", "come", "off" and "down" so I'm quite likable because I'm very nice and well behaved - I love attention and I will always try to please you. My absolute favorite thing in the world is for someone to throw a ball and let me chase it and bring it back to be thrown. I could chase the ball for hours because it's that much fun. I am crate trained but I hate to go in there if somebody is home (whimper). I have a bit of a sensitive tummy so no rawhide and some flavors of treats. I can get a little carsick but if I stick my head out the window - no problem. I'm a really nice, handsome Golden and AGB tells me that any family would be very lucky to have me as their own boy. This hasn't been a good end of summer; perhaps you could make Fall a wonderful time. Come meet me; I don't want to be an orphan!

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Cooper VI - ADOPTION PENDING
My name is Cooper; I understand that I am the 6th of that name that's passed through AGB. But, happily, I'm not staying long - there's a family that wants me to be theirs. A big, handsome boy like me with a great personality like mine got a golden ticket to a new, loving home. Aren't I lucky? I wouldn't even be in the position of being an orphan if it wasn't for the fact my former owners got divorced and I didn't have a home anymore. So they called AGB and AGB arranged for me to come to Birmingham so we could search for new families. I'm 2 and a half years old; I weigh 106 pounds (yes, I'm dieting!) and I'm vaccinated, microchipped, neutered and heart worm negative. I like everybody - cats, dogs, kids and especially people! I'm house trained. I'm lovable. Oh, I have a flaw or two. Like you should really hide your socks; I've been known to steal them and smile about it! I'm fond of ripping up a good stuffy toy; that's an awful lot of fun. I wish every pup that becomes an orphan could be as lucky as me!

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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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Minni - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! "Every morning I wake up and worry what's gonna happen today". Remember that really good Eagles song? I do worry what's going to happen every day. Right now, I feel as timid as a little mouse so maybe that why they call me Minni. I'm a tiny little 2 year old girl who is a bit underweight at 37 pounds. My sister, Winni, and I got abandoned at a shelter a couple of months ago when our owner moved. Both of us got brought to AGB together. Winni is busy in the nursery right now; she just had four little puppies. I'm trying to relax and feel safe but I was even shaking for my photo shoot. I promise I'm really sweet under all the fearfulness; I just don't understand what's happening to me. When I first got here, I hid in the back of my kennel but now I come out for ear scratches. I like those! AGB has promised I'm going to get a new home. In the meantime, I am being treated for heart worms and I've got to be spayed and microchipped so I have medical stuff to deal with. I did get all my vaccinations already. And the food is really good here so I should gain some weight. I'm longing for a day when I wake up and I'll be somebody's "sweet darling" and getting their love and care. I promise to love you right back!

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Boomer-ADOPTION PENDING
Let's welcome a big bundle of love! Hi there, my name is Boomer, a snow white teddy bear of a boy. I'm just a year and a half old and I weigh 62 pounds. The name Boomer means "large, loud and notable" - fair enough, although I'm not really loud. But I hope I am notable because I sure would like to be somebody's boy and not be an orphan anymore. I'm too young for that. I've got adventures to go on and people to love and walks to take and toys to play with and maybe even some swimming. Wouldn't you like me to be your companion doing all those fun things? I just got neutered and I'm up to date on vaccinations, I'm microchipped, and heart worm negative. I got transferred to AGB from another rescue that was closing down. I like car rides a lot. I do freeze on a leash because I'm not quite sure what to do. Maybe you could help me with that and teach me? So let's not waste any more time before I get to be somebody's handsome and happy boy. Please contact AGB and let them know you want to meet Boomer!

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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 thing - I never learned to share well. I don't like others to mess around with my food or toys so I would be better as an only dog with no kids under 15. I was a little anxious when I arrived, so the vet has put me on 'calming' medication which has helped me a lot! I've been told a dog savvy owner could teach me consistency and help me know that my food will be coming on a regular basis - no need to worry! 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 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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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 have gone through the treatment for heart worms and I've gone to 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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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! My name is Jilly and I weigh a tiny 39 pounds of cute. 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! I'm a tripod; my left rear leg was amputated some time ago. 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 have fixed up. 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 as they kinda scare me since I don't have all four legs. 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
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE GENEROUS BENEFACTORS WHO DONATED TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE'. 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. I was doing okay at a farm and suddenly I found myself at a shelter. Gosh, it was scary; I tried to be brave. But then AGB came and picked up me and took me away. I know I'm going to be fine now. Now I'm looking forward to finding a family that wants a pup like me to join them. I'm very sweet, love to lean on my humans, and like other cats, but some dogs scare me to death. I'm ready to be an inside dog and learn commands and practice more on my 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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Lindy
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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