Orphans

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

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Wake - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY! 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 - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! 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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Macee - ADOPTION PENDING
Let's talk about beautiful Golden girls cause I'm pretty sure I am one. Hi there, my name is Macee and I'm six years old. I love to be the Queen Bee because I command and adore attention - hugs, kisses, belly rubs - it's all wonderful! I was surrendered to AGB because of my owner's serious illness. It's such a shame because I lived with another dog and a cat and we're all separated now. It's been nerve racking for me. When the nice AGB lady picked me up, I jumped into her car, ignoring the ramp, because I was ready to go, go, go! Another nice lady fitted me for an AGB harness and I was so happy and excited. I whimpered a bit when she had to leave. But she told me AGB will find me a home as quickly as possible because I've got all the wonderful aspects of a golden girl; I'm extremely sweet and loving. I get along well with other dogs; I ignore cats and I love kids and all people. I'm house trained, vaccinated, spayed, microchipped and heart worm negative. I walk well on a leash. I'm overweight; I weigh 94 pounds but that's nothing that can't be fixed with the right diet - maybe some green beans. With all the sweet stuff I would bring to my new family, they need to know that I am really scared of thunder and fireworks and so maybe they could comfort me through that. Keep in mind that beautiful golden girls don't come around every day so I might not be here if you hesitate.

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Lilly Bear - ADOPTED
Oct 18, 2018 - Lilly Bear is home in New Orleans and her new mom reports that she is an angel! Her new sister Rosie had a little adjusting to do but with the help of an animal behaviorist, she is doing great! She is enjoying her walks twice a day and is loving the attention from her new mom. Lilly went for a check up with her new vet and the whole office fell in love with her. We could not be happier to hear that everyone is getting along happily! ******************************************** Drum roll, please! I'm pleased as punch to tell you that I, Lilly Bear, am AGB's 850th rescued orphan! And how lucky they picked me, a picture perfect example of a Golden Retriever. I'm a sweet little girl of 8 years and I, of course, weigh just the right amount a girl should weigh at my age (a lady shouldn't have to reveal her weight, should she?). I was surrendered by an owner who had me for four years. I lived inside the house and was house trained, crate trained, heart worm negative, spayed and vaccinated. But, for some reason I don't understand, for the last couple of months, I was left outside. It took a toll on my fur and skin so now I need some beauty treatments and medicated baths to get my pretty fur back in shape. I know some stuff like "sit", "fetch" and "drop". I am very sweet and lovable and pretty. I love toys - specially the plush stuffed ones - but I never chew or bother household items. I like other dogs but I don't take any guff off them; I'll let them know that they're in my face but I won't fight with them. I probably would chase a cat or some other small critter but isn't that what I'm supposed to do? I love car rides. Time's a wasting. Let's celebrate AGB's milestone of rescuing 850 pups by finding me a wonderful new home (inside the house, please) as soon as possible. We could even have cake! Or buy me a new stuffed plush toy. That sounds like a winning plan!

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Winni - ADOPTION PENDING
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! Supposedly the name Winni - meaning "from a friend's town" - is a great name for girl dogs who are shy. So AGB named me Winni and I am very, very sweet but also shy. I weigh 41 pounds. I was abandoned at a shelter with another dog and, even though I'm just 2 years old, I had recently had puppies. I've now been wormed and vaccinated. I'm about to be spayed and microchipped. But sadly, I'm heart worm positive and I'm undergoing treatment for that. I haven't been very well taken care of in the past. Maybe that's why I'm a little shy at first but I do warm up to friendly people very quickly. AGB came and rescued me from the shelter and they are taking good care of me. It would be so wonderful if you could contribute towards my heart worm and medical care. Since I've been with AGB, I've learned I love hugs and petting. And I've learned that I really love treats; they're just the best! I'm wishing that my hardships are in the past and that a really nice person or family will fall in love with me and take me home with them. I would love them so very much. In fact, I bet I would say to them what another Winnie (the Pooh) said: "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you".

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Zorro-ADOPTION PENDING
Zorro! Just like the dashing masked vigilante of pulp fiction and movies, there is no doubt that I am a legend just like him! Or will be a legend as soon as I grow up some more. I am puppy Zorro; I'm 8 months old and I weigh 24 pounds currently. Just like Zorro's signature all black costume, I wear all black fur - it's so shiny, it looks almost blue - with a signature white streak on my chest. Unfortunately, not shaped like a 'Z' - how cool would that have been? AGB rescued me from a shelter; I have no idea how I came to be in a shelter. I had mild anemia and malnutrition and I had to be wormed but now I've been getting regular, nutrious meals (I still need to fatten up a bit more) and I am happy and raring to go! I've been neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. I'm a friendly little guy and I had fun playing with another AGB orphan; we had a ball. The AGB folks said I have a great personality and that I'm going to be gorgeous when I grow up. But why wait? I can be a dashing, handsome legend in your home right now! Please contact AGB and tell them you want to meet puppy Zorro!

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Tawny
Hello, I'm an itty bitty puppy girl named Tawny. I'm one year old and I weigh only 28 pounds. I came from a northern Alabama shelter and arrived with mild anemia, malnutrition, an eye infection and needed some worming. AGB took one look at me and said this girl needs a good home where she'll be taken care of and loved. They say I'm a little "munchkin" because I'm cute, small and endearing. I'm heart worm negative and vaccinated, spayed and microchipped now. Now that I'm feeling better, I'm very alert and bright. I like other dogs too and I like to flirt with people. The Urban Dictionary describes a girl named Tawny as "a beautiful, perfect girl. You can't describe her; she's everything you've always wanted and more." Do you think I could be everything you've always wanted? I know you're everything I've ever wanted. Please come get me. Puppy kisses, Tawny

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Abraham - ADOPTED
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! One year and 5 months ago.....I was born. Do I sound like Abraham Lincoln? No? Well, I've got his name, Abraham, so I must be a VIP (very important pup). AGB came and got me out of an east Alabama shelter where I was in a bit of distress so I haven't felt very important up until now. First things first, I'm a 55 pound boy, I'm heart worm negative, vaccinated, microchipped and I'm going to be neutered (whatever that is). My beautiful white fur was so matted when I came to AGB that it had to be shaved off. I was anemic, malnourished, neglected, and I had hookworms and an upper respiratory infection. I am so much more comfortable now and I'm being treated for my medical stuff. And I get regular meals now; it's terrific! And I'm loving it. They call me a "velcro" dog and say I love to be petted. They also say that I am a total sweetheart. I like other dogs and play gently with them; they're my friends. So, I ask you, do you want a VIP in your home that will be your constant companion and be available for petting whenever you want? Then I'm your puppy guy! Call AGB and tell them you want to meet me. I can't wait to meet you!

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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 - ADOPTION PENDING
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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Cherrie/Charley - ADOPTED
Oct 19, 2018 - Three year old Cherrie was surrendered due to food guarding issues and nipping the grandkids. She is a gorgeous purebred with a sweet spirit so we knew she would be fine with a dog-savvy person without young children. She is now Charley and doing great with new mom and her two college-aged kids. She gets pretty pooped out on her daily walks and runs! Charley passed her temperance test with flying colors at one of the local doggie daycare places in town so she gets to spend at least one day a week rompin' and rollin' with the other big dogs there. Be a good girl with that food Miss Charley, and we'll see you around! ********************************************** "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 adorable and sweet. I've been well trained too so I'm pretty much perfect except for one thing - I love my food and want to make sure nobody takes it away from me! I don't like others to mess around with my food or toys so I would sure love to be an only dog with no kids under 15. So I can be at my happiest self, the vet has put me on 'calming' medication which has helped me a lot! I've been told a dog savvy owner could 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 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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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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