Orphans

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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Paisley - BONDED with Skye
"Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters..." I'm Paisley, a darling little girl almost 1 and 1/2 years old. My sister, Skye and I, came to AGB by way of the shelter. We were surrendered to the shelter by a lady that got us as puppies but she already had four dogs. She said she knew pretty girls like us would get rescued and not remain in the shelter. She was right; here we are. Thank goodness together! The both of us are very, very sweet - described as sweethearts - but we're also pretty nervous as well. It's been a lot to take in. I'm getting spayed and microchipped next week and I've been vaccinated. My fur is a rich golden color and I weigh 41 pounds . I guess I do most of the worrying for the two of us. I like other dogs but I'm not fond of cats yet. Skye and I can give you twice the Golden love and twice the Golden fun and companionship. "All kinds of weather, we stick together...."

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Skye - BONDED with Paisley
"Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters...." Hello, my name is Skye. I'm almost 18 months old. Me and my 'sister', Paisley, came to AGB by way of the shelter. We were surrendered to the shelter by a lady that got us as puppies but she already had four dogs. She said she knew pretty girls like us would get rescued and not remain in the shelter. She was right; here we are. Thank goodness together! The both of us are very, very sweet - described as sweethearts - but we're also pretty nervous as well. I just don't know what to expect next. I am so glad I have Paisley to huddle with in uncertain times. I am the blonder of the two of us and I weigh 50 pounds. We've been vaccinated and we're about to be microchipped and spayed. I have a few abrasions on my front legs that the vet thinks could be bite wounds but they're healing well and not a problem. I didn't react at all to a cat passing me by and I do like other dogs. Do you have a home and a heart for a blonde and beautiful Golden girl and her sister?

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Maggie IX
"Wake up, Maggie, I think I got something to say to you ..." Remember that old Rod Stewart song? Oh, dear, it wasn't great news first hearing it but my previous family surrendered me so I could find a family that had more time to give me the attention I crave. They really want the best for me. Hello, I'm Maggie - the ninth one at AGB - a pretty, cream colored Golden girl that is 6 years old. I weigh 85 pounds; I'm vaccinated, spayed, and about to be microchipped. I've been an outside dog for a while, although I am crate trained to sleep inside. I would so love a special someone or a family that would welcome me and teach me anything I need to know to be an inside, companion dog. Golden Retrievers don't like to be without their people; we need that time and attention or we might show unwelcome behaviors like being destructive when we're alone too much. I am friendly and like everybody - strangers, other dogs, kids and cats. I like to go running and I like car rides. You can see I have a really pretty face and a sweet smile. I hope the next lyric I hear from that song is somebody singing "You stole my heart" when my new family takes me home.

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Sammy - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY. Hello there, folks. I'm Sammy the Spectacular but you can just call me Sammy! I'm a 7 and 1/2 year old Golden boy who weighs 57 pounds. I've been feeling a little melancholy because my person had to enter a nursing home and, while I got to visit them for a while in the nursing home, the family thought it might be best for me to find a new home and some new people to love me. I loved visiting the nursing home; everybody was so happy to see me. So since I'm good at cheering folks up, maybe somebody would cheer me up by welcoming me into their home and heart. That would be grand! I'm a healthy boy who is heart worm negative, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. I've got a light gold coat with a bit of a sugar face and a roguish grin. I've always lived in doors so I'm house trained. I'm kind of picky about being around some male dogs and I'm not crazy about those critters called cats. I'm going to have a quick surgery to remove a small mass on the front part of my right front leg. The vet has already aspirated it and says it appears to be just a lipoma. You might consider helping me with the surgery cost, if you would. We could have a spectacular life together, don't you think? xox, Sammy

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Jan
Happy days, I am the first AGB orphan of 2020! A lot has happened to me just in the first week of January. Maybe why that's why they named me Jan - a nickname for January. I got picked up as a stray and taken to a northern Alabama shelter. And, even though I am an adorable, cute little girl around 1 year old, nobody came to claim me and take me back home! Can you imagine? Hurt my feelings! But some nice man from AGB came and took me out of the shelter and drove me to Birmingham. Everybody says I am very, very sweet and friendly. I'm so interested in looking at people, it was hard to take my photo. I am also interested in other pups as well. I rode quietly in the car and sure enjoyed the treats I was given. I've had my medical check-up and I'm going to be spayed shortly. I am heart worm negative, vaccinated, and I'll be microchipped as well. I weigh 51 pounds and have a lovely golden coat. AGB says they're going to find me a home where I'll have lots of attention, love, training, and treats. They also say everybody is going to want to take me with them now but they'll find the perfect family for me. This Alabama girl is going to have a wonderful 2020 and a wonderful life; I just know it!

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Jax - ADOPTION PENDING
Hello there! I am Mr. Adorable although my real name is Jax. I'm a Goldendoodle boy with a creamy white coat of curls and I am so very handsome when I'm bathed and groomed - which I'm not in my photo. I'm just a shade over a year old and very, very active and energetic with a sweet puppy face. I weigh 70 pounds. I was surrendered with my Golden Retriever friend because the family did not have time for the two of us. And I would really benefit from some time and attention and some training. I'm still a puppy really and I'd love someone to teach me. I am good with other dogs. I am heart worm negative, microchipped, vaccinated and I've just been neutered. I'm in really good health overall and, best of all, I'm house trained. I am used to a crate but I'd love to have somebody around so I wouldn't have to spend long days in a crate all the time. Let me show you what an adorable boy I am and what a good boy I will be for you as I mature with love and attention.

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Moose
My name is Moose. I think somebody was having a little fun with that name because a Moose is supposed to be big and strong...and I'm not that big of a boy. I only weigh 48 pounds and am on the short side. But I'm strong and powerful; I'm sure of it! I got rescued from a shelter on Christmas Eve by AGB. Talk about getting a good present from Santa. And now I hear they're going to find me a new, loving home. Hallelujah! I'm about 1 and a half years old with a dark golden coat and a happy grin. I'm awful cute. Everybody is bragging about how sweet I am. I am heart worm negative, microchipped, vaccinated and I just got neutered the day after Christmas (not a high point of my rescue, I must say). I'm in good health. I also must say that I think 2020 is going to be a wonderful year. I'm just waiting for that perfect family to contact AGB, waltz in to meet me, and take me home with them. Won't that be wonderful! I'd be grinning all day long. Please come meet me. Happy New Year to you from Moose (you can change my name if you want, tee hee).

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Snowball - ADOPTION PENDING
Hello, friends. I think I got a Christmas miracle. I'm a puppy girl of maybe one year old and they've named me Snowball. I was in a shelter, after being turned in from a neglect situation, and these folks from AGB came and gave me a freedom ride out of there. I almost rode in their lap because I was so happy to get attention and have somebody pet me and talk to me. I like cars though and rode well. They told me I was a very sweet girl and I am. I was super hungry when I got to my destination and, all of a sudden, I'm getting good square meals every day. I'm a very, very pretty girl that needs a few days at a spa and some time and attention on my fur and skin. I have an ear infection and a skin infection - flea allergy - which will clear up within a couple of weeks with antibiotics and medicated baths. Then my white fur coat will get glossy and lovely. I will get spayed and microchipped soon and, fortunately I'm heart worm negative and I've now gotten all my vaccinations. I weigh 56 pounds. So after my rough start in life, things are definitely looking up. If I got a family and home soon, I think I'd be out of my mind with happiness and joy. I would show them how sweet and affectionate I can be. It must be the snowball effect; things just keep getting better and better for a little girl like me! Hugs and hopeful wishes from Snowball.

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Klondike - ADOPTION PENDING
Hi, hoo-mans! My name is Klondike; the folks here at AGB call me by an affectionate nickname, Klonnie. I am a baby girl puppy of just over six months old. But, for such a short time on this earth, I've had some rough patches. I got rescued from a shelter and I just can't remember how I got there. The folks at my new vet and my AGB friends have been taking real good care of me since I came in with kennel cough, ringworm and a skin infection. Nobody was taking care of me before. I've been a little quiet and subdued because I didn't feel good but, once I'm cured, watch me go! I should get my medical release very soon and I've got a lot of catching up to do. I want to meet everybody; people, other pups and possibly cats - I don't know about them yet. Toys and treats would be terrific too. You can see I'm quite a pretty girl with mostly white fur and huge dark eyes. I weigh about 37 pounds but I'm still growing. I will be spayed and microchipped and I'm heart worm negative and vaccinated. Everybody says I'm extremely sweet. 2020 is going to be my year; I can just feel it. I'll be the best, most loving puppy around, I promise. And I hope I'll never, ever have to set paw in a shelter again - because I'll home with my hoo-mans who'll love me too.

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Apollo - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! They've given me a name worthy of a Greek god but truthfully, I'm just doggone cute! Hello, I'm Apollo and I'm 7 years old; a cream colored smiling boy that is so happy to be out of the shelter and rescued. I hear I'm going to get a new home with a new family. That sounds just perfect and I can't wait. In my past life, I was neglected and I was left tied to a tree before I got taken to a shelter. I want to forget about how sad that made me. I'm pretty thin at 53 pounds and I have had and been treated for heart worms. I have a bit of arthritis but that doesn't slow me down a bit. I look younger than my years and I've got very cute polka dots on my ears. I'm neutered, vaccinated and, best of all, house trained. I ride well in the car but please make sure I'm buckled up because I will jump out to see what's going on. I like other dogs. I am very sweet and I'm always grinning. And I could stand to be treated like a Greek god for the rest of my life.

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Sunflower
Just like late summer's blooms, my name is Sunflower. I'm sunny, bright and beautiful; a bit of a flirt too. "Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. Sunflowers are known for being “happy” flowers, making them the perfect gift to bring joy to someone's day." Okay, I'm sure I will bring joy to someone's day. I hope it's yours because I'm looking for a new home. Goodness knows I'll be loyal and adore you. I found myself picked up by animal control and taken to a shelter. I got my freedom ride to AGB and it's going to be flowers and kisses for me from now on out! I'm docile and sweet and I always have a pleasant smile on my face. I'm a beautiful white faced girl of about 7 years that weighs 61 pounds. I'm vaccinated, spayed, microchipped and, for now, heart worm positive, but my treatment shots are over. I'll be good as new in no time at all. I'm good with other dogs and I'm sure I'll bloom at your house.

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