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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Fritz - ADOPTION PENDING
"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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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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Dude/Chandler Bing - ADOPTED
Dec 8, 2018 - Dude, one of the dogs from a neglect/hoarding situation, has been adopted by one of AGB's favorite families. They previously adopted Coosa Ruth (center in picture) then Bell Pepper (right) and when they saw Dude's picture and story they fell head over heels in love. That feeling was multiplied upon finally meeting him and he meshed with the two girls as if he had always been with them. Coosa surveys most of the scene from the couch while Bell has shown him the ropes. Ann sent the following email: "This is the best we could do for the family photo. Miss Bell was being the clown she is. Coosa Ruth was worn out from Bell the Clown. Chandler Bing (as he is now called), well, as long as he is near Mama, it's all good! The Pepper Pack is loving life!" ***************************************** 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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Lancelot - ADOPTION PENDING 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-ADOPTION PENDING
"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-PERMANENT FOSTERED
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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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
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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