Orphans

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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Tabitha - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY! "There's a new kid in town......You look in her eyes, the music begins to play, hopeless romantics, here we go again" (Eagles). Hello, I am the new 'girl' in town - the first girl orphan of 2021. My name is Tabitha. I'm kind of shy but I warm up quickly. I'm about two years old - maybe a little younger - and I weigh 49 pounds. I was lost and roaming around a neighborhood looking for some food, shelter, and a friendly face. And a very nice person put me in their car and took me to the shelter. Nobody came for me. Then somebody else came to the shelter and drove me all the way to Birmingham; they called it a "freedom ride". I haven't been in cars a lot; it kind of made me nervous but I relaxed after a while. But I'm a happy girl; I'm an AGB pup now. I've been told that there are lots of folks who have applied to AGB looking for a little girl just like me to call their own. I'm in pretty good health but I do have ear infections and I'm heart worm positive so I will begin treatment right away. I got spayed and chipped and vaccinated. I'm very sweet and affectionate and I'm quite pretty too! So maybe the next time you hear from me, I'll be in a new home and we'll all be 'hopeful' romantics!

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Newton - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY! Ask yourself, how could any pup as cute as me be a stray? Look at my grin; am I not a handsome boy? My name is Newton and I'm 18 months old. I weigh 61 pounds. My recent travels have not been kind to me. I am heart worm positive and I picked up a cough in this cold weather. I have to be neutered. The vet doc put me on antibiotics, will do some chest x-rays soon to make sure my cough (and possible pneumonia) is all better and then I will be neutered and have my heart worm treatments. They'll make sure I'm vaccinated and microchipped. Not much fun but I have so much to look forward to. First, I won't be a stray anymore because AGB will find me a brand new, wonderful home! Second, I've heard that I'll become a much loved family member, and, third, there will probably be toys and treats. What more could a guy ask for? I'm super sweet and affectionate. I like to ride in cars. I think 2021 is going to be a very fine year for me.

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Super Cooper/Cooper - ADOPTED
Feb 18, 2021 - Cooper was surrendered to AGB because his family wanted him to be in a home where he would get more love and attention, and this sweet family from Georgia had loads of love to give after the heartbreaking loss of their Golden puppy. This match was certainly made in heaven. Cooper’s mom reports that he is the sweetest boy and that they all adore him. He goes on several walks each day, gets to help with school work, gets as many snuggles as he wants, and is starting to work with a trainer. Enjoy your new life Cooper and send us lots of pictures! ********************************************** My name, Super Cooper, sounds like that old Abba song 'Super Trooper'. "Smiling, having fun (sup-p-per troop-p-per), Feeling like a number one"! I think I'll soon be somebody's number one boy. The AGB folks tell me I'll be home right quick because everybody is gonna want me! They already have a family chosen. So I'm feeling lucky. My previous owner's new job took up so much time there wasn't any time for me. I weigh 52 pounds and I'm 14 months old. I've been to the vets and I got neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. I'm heart worm negative. I like other dogs, cats, and people; the vet says I have a great temperament I'm a very nice boy. I do like toys and consider them "all mine" but maybe I'll learn to share them. Maybe...ha, ha. But, best of all, I'm house trained. Can't wait to be somebody's Valentine - "'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you"!

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Mater
Hello there, my name is Mater, a rip roaring happy puppy. I'm 9 months old! I weigh 67 pounds. I was surrendered because my owner was working so many long hours there was no time to spend with me. And just like most puppies, I need lots of attention and someone to give me a schedule, training, exercise and a whole lotta love! And toys; there should be toys. I like treats too. I had to get neutered and get some medicine for a slight ear infection. I've been vaccinated and microchipped and I'm heart worm negative. You can see I'm quite a handsome boy with my happy grin and my light golden coat. I'm good with other dogs, cats and people. Once AGB chooses a new home for me, I'm sure I'll settle right in and learn to be the perfect Golden Retriever. I just need attention and love. Don't you? I'm sure I can give you lots of slobbery love and be your very best friend. Later, Mater!

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Jethro - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY! Hello there, my name is Jethro and I'm walking into a new life with a grin on my face. I was a stray in a shelter and AGB came and got me and said I was an AGB pup now and my life was gonna change for the better. So here I am. The name Jethro is a Hebrew name meaning "abundance, overflowing, and excellence". Well, I have an abundance of sweetness, a heart overflowing with love and am an excellent boy so it's a good name for me. I'm a senior around 10 years old. The AGB vets are getting me back in shape and feeling good. I'm heart worm positive and starting treatment soon, neutered and vaccinated, and had some dental work and extraction. I'm a handsome guy but underweight; currently weigh 38 pounds. I have some arthritic twinges and will need to be on some meds to keep me pain free. I'm not crazy about leashes or things going over my head so I draw the line at wearing hats, folks. My foster says I am a great companion; I like to hang out and watch TV, but I also like to go prancing around the yard. I like her other two dogs too, now that we have all warmed up to each other! For all that, I'm a very sweet guy with a loving heart who wants to spend the rest of my life with somebody special.

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Doug - ADOPTION PENDING
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY! "I'm the type of guy that likes to roam around..cause I'm a wanderer, yeah, a wanderer" Remember that song? That's kind of my theme song at the moment. Hello there, I'm Doug, golden red haired rascal and charmer extraordinaire! I'm two years old so I'm all about having fun and adventures. Sometimes the adventures and people and attention lie outside of the fence, don't they? I'm sure, with a little help that I'll learn that there's no place like home especially when I have people loving on me and a cozy place to sleep in the house. AGB came and got me out of the animal shelter and they found out I was heart worm positive so I need to go through that treatment. I also need to be neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. That's not much fun to look forward to but I hear that I'm about to win the forever home lottery because AGB already has lots of adoption applications from folks looking for a fine fellow like me. That's pretty exciting! I have a sweet disposition and, other than the heart worms and initial vetting, I am in good physical condition. I weigh 45 pounds. I am very friendly and, if I really like you, I just might sit in your lap. So my future looks bright and I'm betting within the next month or two, I will be thinking 'there's no place like home' and I'll go no more aroaming! Would you possibly help me pay for my heart worm treatment?

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Bentley V
Like the vintage luxury vehicle, I am named Bentley. As you might imagine, I like my plush comforts like a warm spot on the sofa with a pillow to lay my head on. The word that best describes me is "sweet". I'm a 9 year old fellow and I was very distressed about my new situation. I escaped my backyard and wandered on some other dog's territory and a scuffle ensued. Gosh, it was just a harmless jaunt. My owners called AGB and very reluctantly surrendered me because they did not want me to escape again and be in a bad situation. I am overall healthy, neutered, vaccinated, and heart worm negative. I weigh 90 pounds. I love people, I'm curious about the cats in my foster home, and I like most dogs although sometimes little dogs test my patience. I'm hoping there are folks out there who can't wait to spend time with a mature Golden gentleman like me who loves life, the occasional (supervised) jaunt, and all the little luxuries of home. I hope you'll ask about me, Bentley.

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Journey
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FULLY FUNDING MY MEDICAL THERMOMETER! "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". After being a stray, I've started a new life as an AGB pup and I think I've just had a lucky break. They've named me Journey. I'm about two years old, give or take a year - who knows exactly. I weigh 55 pounds and I've had all my shots. I favor my right front leg a little and the AGB vets found some arthritic changes, but I'm now on a joint supplement which is making me feel so much better! The AGB person who transported me called me a "sweetie" and I have a patient and kind foster. I am affectionate, sweet, and good with other dogs and even a cat or two. I've had some hard knocks for a young boy but they tell me that "my luck has changed" and soon I'll be somebody's special boy and live in the house and have my own bed. I can hardly believe it. My journey is going to take me somewhere special and I'm ready to take that first step!

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Lulu - ADOPTION PENDING
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DONATING FOR MY PATELLA SURGERIES! LULU UPDATE (FEB 24, 2021): Lulu's 2nd surgery is done and she is doing well. Just needs some recovery time. LULU UPDATE (FEB 8, 2021): Sweet Lulu has an appointment in a couple of weeks to check her progress from her first surgery and schedule her next one. She's doing very well and thanks everyone for their help! LULU UPDATE (NOV 23RD, 2020): Unfortunately, Lulu will need another Patellaa Stabilization surgery on her other leg. Poor little girl; she will have to go through this procedure after she recovers from the first one. LULU UPDATE (NOV 5TH, 2020): Poor little Lulu. While caring for this year old puppy, her fosters noticed a popping sound in her right leg and afterward she would not put weight on it. Her knee slides out of place. When this happened a couple of times, she was immediately taken to the vet. She also was evaluated by VSB who recommended 'Patella Stabilization Surgery'. Little Lulu had the surgery on November 5th. She faces six weeks of strict confinement in a crate or a very small room. Many thanks to her fosters and we wish Lulu a speedy recovery and hope that only this one knee will be affected. This little girl deserves a wonderful, pain free life. ********************************************** Merriam-Webster defines Lulu as "one that is remarkable or wonderful". Other sources say lulu is "an amazing girl", "precious", "pearl". Sounds wonderful, doesn't it? Well, my name is Lulu so I'm hoping that you all will think I'm remarkable and wonderful and a precious pearl. I'm a 1 year old girl and I weigh 46 pounds. Still a puppy, I have lots of energy. I'm cute as a button with a sweet face. I'm house trained and I do understand some commands like "sit", "shake", "stay" and waiting on food. I like cats and dogs. Sometimes I can be a little timid before I get to know you but we'll make fast friends quickly. Of course, I need to continue some puppy training so I don't jump up and learn that toys are okay to mouth but not anything else. I'm spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and heart worm negative. I got surrendered because my former house didn't have a fenced yard and they wanted me to live outside. Everybody decided that a new home was just the ticket since sweet, slight little girls like me need to live inside and have a fenced in yard. The vet looked me over and I am overall healthy with a great personality. I hope I will steal your heart and become your precious pearl. xox, Lulu

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