Orphans

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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Betty - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY. Remember the TV show Golden Girls? Well, I am a Golden Girl just like the actress Betty White. My name is Betty just like her, in fact, and I'm a senior lady; somewhere between 8 to 12 years old. I'll never tell! You just never know what's going to happen, do you? I got lost and picked up as a stray and taken to a shelter. I wish I had some wisecracking roommates that would have looked for me and taken me back home but no, that did not happen. I'm very laid back and love to be petted. I have a gorgeous, mostly sugar face that accents my eyes with white eyebrows. I weigh 58 pounds. The AGB folks that rescued me from the shelter said I was very, very sweet. I've been a mom multiple times and I've never been spayed. The vets are doing a Best Care Senior work-up on me; I've never had so much medical attention. My fur is in rough shape and requires medicated baths and topical and oral meds. Imagine how pretty I'm going to be when they're done. I've had years of untreated ear infections and probably need to see a dentist. I'm waiting to hear (and hoping) my heart worm test is negative. But they've also found some masses around my mammary glands and so they will investigate that before they spay and microchip me. So wish me well and fingers crossed I'll soon be in a wonderful new home and finally enjoying my Golden Girl status. "Thank you for being a friend....."

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Molly VIII - FUNDED
THANK YOU KINDLY FOR YOUR DONATIONS TO MY MEDICAL FUND! Sweet golden girl in search of a loving and comfortable retirement home. Hello, folks, my name is Molly and I'm 10 years old. And for the past few years, I've been living outside, on a chain, and I am so ready to find a new home where I can live inside and enjoy all the comforts of a loving home I used to have. My poor owner couldn't care for me anymore so I've been kind of neglected for a while, although I got fed well. I weigh 77 pounds. My white fur is all matted and there is dirt and salvia stains on my legs where I licked them because I've been lonely and stressed. I have an appointment with a beautician (groomer) and I'll look as pretty as always afterwards with a glossy white coat. But in the meantime, I need some medical help. The vet says I have a few masses on my head and back that need attention, an ear infection, and probably will need to take some pain meds for a very mild stiff gait in my rear legs. But the worse part is I was diagnosed with heart worms a couple of years ago and nobody gave me the heart worm treatment. So, rats, I need to start that treatment now. I am vaccinated, microchipped and spayed. Everybody comments that I am such a sweet girl with a wise, loving heart. I'm good with everyone. But I'm a social girl and I'd like to be around my people; I also heard that there's this wonderful thing called air conditioning and that would be terrific in these hot summer months. So, is there room in your heart for a sweet, loving Golden Girl who'd love to be an inside girl; maybe with a comfy bed and a loving hand petting me? I can't wait to meet you! Hugs, Molly

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AGB ORPHAN INFO DURING COVID-19
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT AS OF 5/21/2020: AGB IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW ADOPTION APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME. THIS IS A TEMPORARY SITUATION DUE TO THE CURRENT UNAVAILABILITY OF ADOPTABLE PUPS AND UNTIL THE MANY APPLICATIONS WE HAVE RECEIVED OVER THE PAST MONTHS ARE PROCESSED. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. During this unusual time many rescues and shelters are adopting out pups very quickly. We have seen a decrease in owner surrenders over the past few months. AGB has had very few orphans available for adoption in April, May and June. Many folks have applied for adoption during this time and our list of approved applications is long. Consequently, the wait for an AGB Golden orphan may be a while and there will be delays in processing new applications. Our AGB orphans are being quickly re-homed. This is something to be joyful about - that there are fewer dogs in need of rescue. AGB is available to rescue any Golden Retriever or Golden Retriever mix in need, no matter the age or medical condition of the pup. We are a 100% volunteer rescue organization that depends solely on donations to help Golden Retrievers. AGB plans to weather this crisis, protecting both dogs and volunteers, and our rescue will be here for the long haul. We hope you will continue to check our website as well as Facebook for future orphan announcements. Thank you for your support!

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Sam VI - FUNDED
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DONATING TO MY MEDICAL FUND. "There is no buddy like a brother!" Hi there, my name is Sam. I was surrendered to AGB with my best buddy and brother, Max, because my family was relocating. We're both 6 year old males. Just like my brother, I am a sweet and affectionate boy and just as handsome. We're both house trained and we love kids and animals. We also like running, swimming and riding in the car. I'm heart worm negative and I've now been vaccinated. But I heard I have to get neutered and also have some surgery for several masses on my eyelids which have been irritating me. Then Max and I will be heading off to our new family once we're both recovered. AGB has chosen a family for the two of us and Max and I are just thrilled we get to stay together. We've always been two close amigos as we've spent most of our time alone together. Would you help me by donating to my surgery fund? Thank you so much!

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Max VII
"There is no buddy like a brother!" Hello, folks, my name is Max and I was surrendered to AGB with my best buddy and brother, Sam, because my family was relocating. We're both 6 year old males. I am sweet and affectionate and quite the handsome boy. We're both house trained and we love kids and animals. We also like running, swimming and riding in the car. I'm about to get neutered and microchipped but I've now been vaccinated and I am heart worm negative. I have a severely fractured canine tooth which has to be extracted so I get to have neutering and dental work in my future before I head off to my new family. AGB has chosen a family for the two of us and Sam and I are just thrilled we get to stay together. I don't want to think about a future that doesn't include Sam because we two spent a lot of time alone together. I was hoping you'd be so kind to perhaps donate to my dental fund? I'd sure appreciate it.

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Teak
"It's a hard knock life!" Well, hello there. Here I am, a boy of six years old and I've had some problems that are being taken care of. I should be safe at home getting treats and loving there but instead I was let loose and wandering around town. I'm really lucky though. A nice person saw me wandering and persistently coaxed me to come to her with treats and loving. Boy, I'm sure am glad I took that chance. She called AGB and told them she found a golden with a good temperament and now I'm an AGB orphan. They're taking care of me and boy, do I need it. I'm in the middle of being treated for heart worms and I used to limp (orthopedic issues) and favor my left side, but I've been on meds that are really helping me. I had an ear infection and my teeth don't look great, but AGB is taking care of that as well. So, while it's not a great deal of fun, I'm going on lots of vet appointments. I went to the orthopedic vet and am now getting some medicine for pain and will go back for a recheck and further treatment since I'm neutered. Then I have an appointment with a dental specialist. They're treating my ears and I've gotten my vaccinations. I'd really like to get back to the treats and loving stuff and give up the hard knock life! I'm bright and alert with beautiful big eyes and my fur is a nice shade of gold. I'm not too big at 40 pounds. So I'm going to bravely go through what I need to do to get as healthy as possible. Because, now that my wandering days are over and after my medical stuff is taken care of, I've been promised I'll get a new home where there will be treats and loving aplenty!

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