Orphans

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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Sassy Sadie - ADOPTED
Hey friends! My name is Sassy Sadie. I’m an 18-month-old, youthful and exuberant Golden girl. I am sweet and friendly, and I love everyone: cats, dogs, and all people. I am crate trained and good in the house. I tend to get excited when visitors come and need a little training so I can learn not to jump. My family had to give me up, but luckily for me, AGB had a family who had been waiting and waiting for a girl like me, and we are a perfect match. So, I am going to be their girl and be forever home. I’m so grateful to AGB for taking me in and to all the volunteers and supporters who make happy endings possible for doggies like me!

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BRUCE II - DONATE
Hello, my name is Bruce. I’m a 10 year boy who has been through some sad times and I am looking for someone to take me in and give me all the love and care I deserve. My owner became very sick and had to go to a care facility. I was not allowed to go there, so suddenly I found myself without a home and the person who loved me most. It has been very confusing for me. Luckily, the kind folks at AGB have taken me in and they promise to find the perfect home for me. I love other animals and all humans. I am a sweet boy, but I have been a little scared at the Vet, even though I have been told that the doctor is just trying to take care of me and help me to feel better. My hind legs hurt and they are giving me medicine for arthritis. Sadly, I have something called heartworms and I will have to undergo treatment to get rid of those nasty things. I hope someone is out there with a big heart who will welcome me into their home with the love and patience I need to heal and enjoy life again. If you think you could be my perfect match, you can learn more about me, submit an application, and make a donation to help with my care on the AGB website. Thank you for your concern and your help. Your friend, Bruce

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Riley III
Hello friends! My name is Riley and I am a 7 year old, 80 lb golden boy. Recently my parents separated and it has been a stressful time for all of us. They decided it would be best if I could find a family with lots of love to give and time to spend with me. As you can see, I’m quite handsome. My foster family reports that I have been a perfect gentleman. Though I would be fine as an only dog, I get along well with my foster brother and especially love a good game of tug of war. I am housetrained and I love to cuddle! I prefer to sleep on my soft bed next to yours rather than in a crate. I go to the door when I need to go out. Don’t worry if you don’t see me. I will come find you! I don’t normally get on furniture unless you give me permission, I don’t beg for food and I know a few commands like sit, come and down. I also love car rides! I do get a little nervous when I hear loud noises, so perhaps you could help me with that. I had some fatty growths and a rash on my belly when I came to AGB, but the doctors are taking care of all that and I am feeling better. I am neutered and vaccinated and ready to be someone’s new best friend. If you’re ready for a new bestie, let AGB know you want to meet me, Riley.

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Buddy XI
Hello, Buddy here. I come from a long line of “Buddies” evidently because I’m Buddy #11 here at the rescue. Well, my name might be common, but I am a uniquely handsome gentleman! I am calm and sweet and about 12 years old. Somehow, I ended up as a stray at a shelter. I don’t mind telling you, I did not like that experience. The shelter folks were nice and all, but I am clearly meant to be loved and spoiled by a family of my own. I am housebroken and will bark to tell you when I am ready to come back in. I love my squeaky ball. I will help you by carrying my leash in my mouth when we go to the car. Speaking of cars, I love to ride and usually call dibs on the front seat. I love snacks and things like vanilla wafers and Honey Nut Cheerios. I prefer to take my medicine with a slice of cheese or a Vienna sausage, but since I weigh 90 lbs. and need to lose a few pounds, the snacks are kind of limited these days! I am heartworm negative thank goodness, but came in with ear infections, fleas, some hair loss, and very itchy skin. I also limp some, so the good doctors here are giving me all the care, treatment, and medicine I need to help me feel better. All in all, I think I am in pretty good shape for a fella my age and of course, I am young at heart! So, if you are looking for a sweet, friendly, loving all around great guy to become your very best friend, your search is over! I am here and I’m ready to be your best Buddy. PS… Since I’m 12, I can be adopted through the senior-to-senior program to someone 65 or older and my adoption fee will be waived!

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Buster II
Hi friends, I’m Buster. I am about 10 years old and weigh 76 pounds. I am a retriever mix with a white dappled face. I was turned into a shelter as a stray and luckily AGB took me in. I have a calm, sweet nature and I am housebroken, but I am a little timid. If you had been out and about in the world on your own as I was, you would be shy too! But with the help of my foster family, I am learning to trust again. I am heartworm negative, but I had ear infections, itchy skin, and very matted fur when I came in. So AGB had to get me shaved to let my skin heal and my fur grow back nice and pretty. I also limp some so I am taking joint supplements to help me with that. I walk pretty good on a leash and ride well in the car. What I really need is someone who has patience and love to give to a special senior fella like me. Could that be you? If you think so, let AGB know you want to meet me, Buster, very soon. PS…Since I’m 10, I can be placed through the senior-to-senior program to an adopter 65 or older and my adoption fee will be waived!

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Cooper VIII
People like to name their dogs Cooper and that's what my name is. Cooper, the eighth of that name at AGB. I am a smart and beautiful Great Pyrenees mix and I have a gorgeous white fur coat with a touch of gold around my ears. I am a big fella weighing in at 107 lbs, so my doctor thinks I should slim down a little. Luckily, I’m in pretty good health and I don’t have those nasty heartworms. I am just 2 years old and still like to run and play, so I will need a home with enough room for a guy my size. I can be a little shy with strangers, but I like kids. I got along with a smaller dog in the home I was in before, but I don’t really care for cats or big dogs. Maybe I could just be your one and only pet and you could shower me with all your love. What do you think about that idea? If you like the sound of us being forever friends, just contact AGB and tell them you want to learn more about Cooper the 8th!

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Beatrice - ADOPTED
Who's an adorable girl? Me! Just call me Bea; short for 'Beautiful Beatrice'. My owners were relocating and I wound up in a shelter. But no more. The folks from AGB came and got me and I'm an AGB girl now. I am 3 years old and I weigh 45 pounds. I am now vaccinated and I'm spayed, microchipped and heart worm negative. I do have infected ears but my new vet is taking care of that. I am good on a leash and good with other animals. Along with my white blonde good looks and sweet smile, I have a Golden's love of affection - both giving and taking. I will thrive on your love. Still being a youngster, I can be exuberant so I hope my new owners will take the time and care to give me some training. I'm pretty smart and will take to that like a duck to water. The AGB folks said I will be out the door in a flash because they have a lot of applicants wanting a beautiful, young girl pup like me. So, I'll just be over there waiting and looking pretty until that happens. xox, Bea

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Hollidae - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY! Recognize these lyrics? "Holiday, Celebrate! If we took a holiday, Took some time to celebrate, Just one day out of life, It would be.., It would be so nice" (The song is Holiday from The Wedding Singer). That's my name, Hollidae. I just got my freedom ride out of a shelter and now I'm an AGB pup. I was a stray and probably lived outside in the past and now I'm golden. That's worth celebrating! I'm a 10 year old super sweet girl and I weigh 50 pounds. I'm spayed, vaccinated and microchipped I've got some trials and tribulations to get through and then it's onto a new, happy life. I'm heart worm positive so I need to be treated. I need a dental work, probably an extraction or two and I've got ear infections. AGB has promised they'll take care of all of that and, afterwards, life will be sweet with treats and toys and my own cozy bed. Now that's what I call a holiday! And I will show everyone how much I'm looking forward to my new life with smiles and kisses. I like people and other animals. So let's celebrate....together. It would be so nice. I would be very grateful if you would contribute to my medical fund.

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Lucy IV - ADOPTED
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a diamond girl! My heartbroken owner is in a medical situation where he cannot physically take care of me anymore so I was surrendered to AGB. He, with the help of his family, wanted to make sure I was going to be placed in a safe and loving home. And, I am so lucky that there are folks waiting to meet and adopt a girl just like me. I am six years old and have a lovely, sweet disposition. I weigh 72 pounds. I am very good with people and other dogs. I've never met a cat. I'm house trained and know "sit" and "stay". I love to ride in the car and I love being outdoors. I have been a Momma to two litters. I've just been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Unfortunately, I am heart worm positive so I have to get treatment and be real quiet for 30 days so I might have to wait for a little bit before I get to go to my new home. But I can't wait. This diamond girl is going to be so happy and loved, I just know it. xox Lucy

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Piper - ADOPTED
Hello there, folks! I'm Piper, a Golden boy around 10 months old. I and my pal Gracie were picked up as strays running through the streets in Tennessee. Maybe Gracie was following me because she thought I was a Pied Piper or something. Somebody from AGB came and picked us both up and took us to Birmingham. First stop was to the vet's and then on to a foster home. I had to get neutered and I've been vaccinated and microchipped. Good news is I'm heart worm negative. I'm a sweet boy with a sweet face and I have a gorgeous gold fur coat. More good news - I'm house trained. So lets get our summer started with me becoming your forever boy. We could have such fun together. I know I've got a lot to learn since I'm still a puppy but I'm smart and I'm ready. I like people and I like other dogs. I saw a cat at the vets and now I love my foster kitty friend. Being in my new home with A/C and a dog bed to call my own would be heaven. Let's get together, okay?

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Creed - ADOPTED
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND. CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY! My name is Creed which mean "a faith". I have so much faith that AGB is gonna get me a new family and a new home. Fingers crossed! My belief system is pretty simple - treats, two square meals, a 'hooman' to love who will tell me I'm a "good boy", belly rubs or petting or both, a grassy patch to roll around in and no cats. Cats are horrible; don't like them! I'm not crazy about crates and kennels either. I was picked up in Talladega as a stray and now I'm in Birmingham. I have been treated for heart worms, and I'm neutered and microchipped and vaccinated. I'm a year and a half year old adorable faced boy with a tiny tuft of white on my chest. I weigh about 50 pounds. Everybody keeps telling me I'm very sweet and affectionate which I like to hear. I like other dogs too. It's been kind of tough being on my own cause I'm still pretty much a puppy. I can't wait to be part of somebody's pack! I'd sure be happy if you'd donate to my heart worm treatment fund.

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