All applications require a $30 nonrefundable application fee. AGB cannot process your adoption application until your fee has been received.

After you submit the form below, a link to pay your fee by credit card will be provided, or a $30 check can be mailed to Adopt a Golden Birmingham, PO Box 361753, Birmingham, AL 35236.

You must be 24 years of age to complete an application. Once your application and fee have been received, an adoption volunteer will contact you to discuss your application.Thank you for your interest in Adopt A Golden Birmingham. We look forward to speaking with you!

Effective Date April 6th, 2019

Puppies = $600
1-4 years = $500
5-8 years = $400
9 years and older = $250
Golden Doodles - $700 (all ages)
Turkey Dogs = $800
All dogs 10 years of age or older can be adopted by senior citizens (people 65 years old +) at no charge. However, a donation would be greatly appreciated.

How did you hear
about us?
First Name of Applicant
Last Name of Applicant
Name(s) of any co-Applicants
Do you qualify for our Senior Dog program by being 65 years or older? Yes No

Adopt A Golden Birmingham requires all family members (human and canine) meet the orphan(s) being considered. All out-of-town applicants must come to Birmingham and if they adopt, they must drive their new dog home. We do not transport dogs, ship dogs or allow them to be flown commercially to their new home.
Home Phone
Work Phone
Cell Phone
Email Address
Applicant Occupation, Employer, and Work Schedule
Co-Applicant Occupation, Employer, and Work Schedule
How long have you lived a current address?
If less than a year, please provide previous address.
Do you live in a: House? Apt.? Duplex? Condo? Other?
Do you: Own Rent
If you rent, provide name of complex, landlordís name, and phone number.
Do you have a fence? Yes No
Adopt A Golden Birmingham, Inc. requires a fenced in yard for all homes with children under 6 years old. Invisible fencing is acceptable for some dogs and not for others. The Adopt A Golden Birmingham Board of Directors reserves the right to decline placement of a dog who is not a good candidate for an invisible fence into a home with such fencing. The only acceptable invisible fencing is the Invisible Fence brand by Pet Safe - and Dog Watch Hidden Fence brand - In addition, the Adopt A Golden Birmingham Board of Directors reserves the right to require standard fencing for certain dogs in the program (puppy mill dogs, strays for example), regardless of whether there are children in the home or not.
If yes, what type of fence?
Height of fence?
If no, do you plan to install one? Yes No
If you do not have a fence and do not plan on installing one, how will you handle outdoor time?
Do you have a pool? Yes No
Do you have water access (lake house, beach house, or boat)? Yes No
How do you plan to exercise the dog?
Please list all members of your household and ages of ANY children who either live with you or visit you on a regular basis (include any grandchildren or other relatives)
If you plan to have children, how will you handle the added demands of young children and your golden retriever?
Is any member of your household physically, mentally or emotionally challenged? If yes, please explain:
List names, ages, spay/neuter status, species (dog, cat, etc), and breed of ALL pets in your household:
Please provide a history of any dog ever owned:
Have you ever: Lost a pet? Had a pet stolen? Given away/sold a pet? Turned a pet into a shelter?
If yes, please explain.
Have you ever adopted a dog? Yes No
If yes, how did you obtain the dog?
What breed was the dog?
Have you or anyone in your family or living in your household, ever had an animal control violation or been convicted of an animal-related crime? Yes No
If yes, please explain:
If you ever had a pet die at an early age or due to an accident, please provide details:
What is the name, phone number and address of your current vet or the previous vet you used?
What are you looking for in a Golden?
Would you consider a pair of Goldens who already know and love one another?
If it has a Golden personality, would you consider a mix?
Who will care for, exercise and train the dog?
How many hours a day will the dog stay alone?
Where will the dog stay when you are away from home during the day?
Where will the dog sleep at night?
Have you ever used a crate? Yes No
If yes, under what circumstances and for how long each day:
If no, are you willing to use one? Yes No
Where will your dog stay when you go out of town?
Adopted Goldens must wear a collar and ID tags (including an Adopt A Golden Birmingham tag) at all times. Retractable leashes are prohibited for Adopt A Golden dogs. These leashes have proven dangerous to humans and dogs.
Are you willing to take your dog to obedience training? Yes No
Consult an expert for advice on behavior problems? Yes No
Are you aware that many Goldens are thunderphobic? Yes No
How do you handle thunderphobia and if you are not aware of this issue are you willing to work with a trainer/behaviorist in order to handle this issue?
Why do you want to adopt a Golden?
Why do you think you would be a good adopter for one of our Goldens?
In most cases, any applicant not meeting fencing and child age restrictions will be unable to adopt a Golden from Adopt A Golden Birmingham, Inc. However, we realize that occasionally there are exceptional circumstances. For those cases, experienced dog owners are invited to request an exemption by submitting a detailed letter describing their circumstances. In order to be considered for exemption, a letter of recommendation from a veterinarian detailing the care of any current or previous pets must also be submitted.

I/We acknowledge that all the information provided is true and correct and that I/we have answered all questions truthfully. I/We verify that I/We have read, understood and agree to follow the terms and conditions of Adopt A Golden Birmingham, Inc.'ís Adoption Requirements. I/We understand that Adopt A Golden Birmingham, Inc. assumes approval by signature of any application electronically sent. Yes No

Submission of application does not guarantee placement of a foster dog through Adopt A Golden Birmingham, Inc.