Orphans

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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Oliver
Hello, I'm Oliver. Oliver the Optimist! I just found out what being an AGB pup means - these folks are going to care for me and then find me a wonderful, forever home. How lucky am I? I arrived at AGB in Birmingham along with Maggie X. In our past, we were both breeder dogs but that was then and this is now. I'm around 8 years old. I am neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and heart worm negative. I weigh 82 pounds and I think I look good but the vet says "lose a few pounds". The vet also said I was a happy and healthy boy. I have a beautiful cream colored coat and a handsome Golden demeanor. I really like people and other pups. Living in a kennel situation for all those years means I probably don't have the polished house manners yet but I'm a quick study and I definitely want to please you. So from a optimistic pup, let's spend the rest of our lives together. What an adventure for a handsome stud like me!

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Maggie X
Hello, I'm Maggie. I'm a pearl of a girl; that's what the name Maggie means, a pearl. AGB has had ten of us pretty golden girls named Maggie so far. I was rescued two years ago with a fellow named Oliver - both of us were breeder dogs. I'm a senior lady now of 10 years of age and would love to spend my time enjoying myself in some luxurious surroundings in my retirement. My own bed sounds wonderful. I've now been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and I'm heart worm negative. I weigh 78 pounds. I probably could lose a couple of pounds, I have a UTI, and I'm currently on some Proin medication. I've been on a roller coaster lately and I could use some calmness, security, and a routine in my life. Wouldn't mind some petting and love too! A kennel environment is different from a home so I'd appreciate some patience while I learn the ropes. I'm good with people and other pets. I'm very pretty with a light red coat. I'd love to be a pearl of a girl in your heart. Won't you come meet me and we'll see what happens. I'm eligible for the senior to senior program.

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Moose III
Hiya, I'm a big old boy named Moose! Quite adorable, don't you think? I'm strong, I'm smart, and I've been used to being outside in cold weather. I've lived with other dogs in an outside kennel and then my owner passed away. I've been surrendered to AGB and they're going to fix me up with a brand new home and a family to love. I'm a 7 year old handsome fellow who weighs 88 pounds. I'm heart worm negative, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. I'm fully vetted and in good health. I'm more than ready to be an inside pup who'll be your companion and sit by your side in the evenings. I have blonde good looks with a couple of white streaks that just make me more distinguished. I promise I'll be a quick study and learn everything I can. I'm looking forward to Springtime walks and a bed nearby yours when it's time to sleep. The AGB volunteers tell me there are folks on the waiting list coming to meet me. Fingers crossed; I'm so happy.

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Bunny - ADOPTION PENDING
"You're NoBunny Till SomeBunny Loves you" Hiya, friends, my name is Bunny, a sweet little puppy girl that was found wandering down a road. I'm about 10 weeks old and I weigh 8 pounds but I'm putting on pounds every single day (cause I'm a growing puppy!). I was tired and slept all the way when I was driving in some nice person's car to Birmingham. She reported that I was sweet and quiet. I got checked out by an AGB vet and into the waiting arms of a foster family. I've gotten my first round of puppy shots and will get my second round in about 4 weeks. Otherwise, I'm a healthy little girl. The AGB folks said there was a family on the waiting list that can't wait to take me home with them and let me be their girl. SomeBunny loves me!!! I promise to learn, real quick, all the things that puppies need to learn. So stay tuned because I'm sure they'll be lots of puppy photographs of me appearing as I start the adventure of my life. p.s. Thanks for rescuing me from the street and finding me a new home! Hugs and Kisses, Bunny

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Hankie - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY SURGERY FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! Hello, my name is Hankie. Some have been calling me a Fairy Princess but, with an edgy name like Hankie, I'd like to think I'm more of a rockstar princess! I'm not a lacy and embroidery type of girl and my name is not short for handkerchief! I'm 3 years old and quite trendy and adorable! I'm an energetic and happy pup with a good temperament. Excitement is my middle name but I'm also very sweet. I'm heart worm negative, spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. I weigh 69 pounds. I'm pretty good on being house trained and know "sit" and a couple of other easy commands. I like other pets as well. My little quirks are I'm a little scared of the blowdryer at the groomer and I sure don't like loud noises. All in all a darling little girl. Unfortunately though, my foster noticed my gait was a little irregular and the vet did some x-rays. I have hip dysplasia and will need to have an FHO surgery especially on my left leg and probably the right one as well. AGB said, with a little help from our friends, that they'll get me all fixed up and I'll be able to recover either in a foster home or maybe even with my new family (I hope, I hope)! A little Golden beauty like myself has a whole fantastic life - continuing to be a rockstar Princess - in front of me with spring in my step and no pain. I hope you will consider donating to my surgery fund. It would help me a lot. Thank you kindly.

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Tabitha
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO FULLY FUNDED MY MEDICAL THERMOMETER! "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 good health, 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 - ADOPTION PENDING
THANK YOU KINDLY THOSE FOLKS WHO DONATED TO MY MEDICAL FUND! 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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Mater - ADOPTED
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. I'm 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 inexpensive meds to keep me pain free. I'm getting more used to it, but 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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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 - ADOPTED
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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