Orphans

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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Felix - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY. My name is Felix and I'm a 10 year old gentleman. I weigh 35 pounds and probably should weigh a bit more. Some really kind people at an East Alabama shelter, where I found myself, called AGB to find me a new, wonderful home. I guess my former owner didn't care too much what happened to me but all the shelter workers and the AGB folk fell in love with me because they say I have such a great temperament and I'm quiet and docile and I just melted under their touch. Perhaps I should be called "Mr. Precious" instead of Felix. I'm quite spry and I'm very smart. I'm also cute and I look younger than my years. A lyric of a John Lennon song is "Nobody loves you when you're old and grey" so I'm really glad to hear that I'm lovable even though I'm a Golden with cloudy eyes and I don't always hear that great. I got bad arthritis and the vets have started me on pain management medicine. I'm heart worm positive so I need to be treated and that can be tough on an older fellow like me. I also have a grape sized subcutaneous chest mass that needs a fine needle aspiration to rule out any bad diagnosis. I guess you could say I can't catch a break but, for an older fellow, I'm happy to nuzzle against you, spend time with you and fall in love for the last time in my life with you. Maybe take a chance on me? You won't regret it!

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Remus - ADOPTION PENDING
Ricky Nelson used to sing "Never felt more like singing the blues......". Hello, I'm Remus, and at 8 years old, I'm singing the blues. My owner relocated and I was left behind to find a new home and a new family. I'm a little bit anxious about that. I used to be all smiles but I'm looking a little sadder these days. Maybe you can change that? I weigh 62 pounds. I'm vaccinated and heart worm negative and soon, I'll be neutered and microchipped. My AGB foster mom says I'm a total sweetheart and a little shadow that follows her around all the time. I used to live with a cat so they're definitely okay. I'm great with kids and dogs and I know lots of commands like "sit", "shake", "stay" and "come". I probably know "down" too but my leg has been hurting me a bit. It's just a soft tissue injury that's getting better. It doesn't stop me one bit from playing with my ball and making sure I get my fair share of petting. I'm house trained. I'm a great fellow - and a very handsome Golden - who deserves a really wonderful home with a nice bed and a hand to pet me (and throw the ball). Please? I just want somebody to love that will never stop choosing me! Please come meet me.

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Ella II - DONATE
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE GENEROUS BENEFACTORS WHO DONATED TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE'. They named me Ella. Ella means "light" Ella also means "beautiful fairy woman". I'm 3 years old but, so far, my life hasn't quite been a fairy tale for this girl. I was found running around the streets with Jackson, another AGB orphan, who I like very much. We were taken to a vet clinic for 10 days before we went to the Florence shelter. And then AGB took us both in. That turned out to be a really good Christmas present! I had ear infections in both ears and a tummy ache on Christmas Eve but the AGB vets have been taking good care of me to make me feel better. And I also got spayed. I'm vaccinated, microchipped and heart worm negative. I'm really skinny and I've been getting some good food to help me get some curves! I weigh 56 pounds. I have a beautiful red gold fur coat and friendly, wise eyes. I try to smile even when I'm feeling a little bad. I am sweet, loving, and happy with a great life in front of me when I find my forever family. AGB is going to help me; they say I'm a charmer. Just think, you could rescue me like a fairy princess and we could live happily ever after. I'm dreaming about that.

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Bama IV
Do you remember that old Beatles song that starts out "I need somebody. Help, not just anybody....."? Well, that's my situation. My name is Bama and I need a new home! My human Dad passed away and I miss him something awful. Nobody else stepped up to take care of me so here I am. Luckily for me, I got surrendered to AGB and they said they will find me a new loving home. I'm a real good boy. I'm 9 years old, weigh 51 pounds, and am real bewildered about what's going to happen to me for the rest of my life. When I first got surrendered, I kind of tucked my tail between my legs because who knew what was next. But AGB says I am a total sweetheart. I'm neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and heart worm negative. And, of course, I'm house trained. I'm real fond of being petted and I'm a leaner. I've never met a stranger - love people - and I like small and large dogs. Now, cats are another story - I'm fascinated and curious. Unless the cat is real dog savvy, he or she might think I'm stalking them. I was also hoping to find a new home where they'd let me sleep on the sofa. I'm crazy about sleeping on sofas. But we can negotiate about that! So do you have room in your life for a wonderful, loving gentleman like me? "Won't you please, please help me, ooo"?

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Jackson IV - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY! It's 2019! Have you ever heard that song "Celebration" ("We're gonna have good time tonight....")? Hi, my name is Jackson (the fourth of that name at AGB). The AGB folks tell me that all the pups named Jackson are pretty special and I'm no exception! I am ready to strike a pose, meet some people, and have a good time! A big sweetheart that anybody would love! I'm a beautiful Golden boy, 4 years old, and I weigh 65 pounds. I love attention and I've been told I have a wonderful, friendly smile. I know some basic commands and I love car rides. But I'm special in a kind of sad way too. I was found running loose with another pup and taken to a vet clinic for 10 days and then transferred to the Florence shelter. Fact is, I was hit by a car last year and my leg did not heal properly. I was not taken to the vet so my left front foreleg is nonfunctional now with severe muscle atrophy. Dragging my leg for this whole year has caused multiple abrasions and infections. It didn't have to be this way. There's no fixing my leg to be usable now so the vets have recommended amputation. And that's not all. I have heart worms and need treatment; I need to be neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Take care of your pups, folks! I have a great attitude to life but it would have been so much sweeter if I had been taken care of in the first place! I'll get through all this horrible medical stuff; I'm a trooper, and then AGB has promised they'll find me a wonderful new home where I will be taken care of and cherished like a Golden pup should be. Sounds great to me! I'm hoping some nice folks will donate to my medical fund so I can get started on my new life. Maybe that new life will be with you?

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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. I'm in a nice foster home right now but I sure would love to be "home for Christmas!" 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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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; the AGB folks say I follow directions well and my foster parents are helping me with obedience training. I'm eager to learn. I'm 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
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. I'll be waiting for those folks who will take one look at me, fall in love and take me home permanently with them. I'm in foster care right now and LOVE to play with my foster brothers and any kids that will let me talk to them - I'm a talker! 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-ADOPTION PENDING
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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