Orphans

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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Winston II
Hello there, my name is Winston II (I guess I'm the second Winston that came into the AGB program). I'm somewhere between 4-6 years old and I weigh 56 pounds. I'm a handsome Golden boy, that's for sure; look at my pearly white teeth, soft brown eyes, and russet colored coat. Did I mention that "Got To Get You Into My Life" by The Beatles is my new favorite song? I was surrendered to AGB because of no time to spend with me. So I've got to get my new family in my life as soon as I can! I've been an outside dog all my life and I'd rather not be. I was so thrilled at my car ride to the vets that I nuzzled the ear of my AGB driver. It's been a while so I got a full check-up and got vaccinated and found out I'm heart worm negative. I also found out I have to be neutered and microchipped. They said I have a great temperament, I'm friendly and sweet and playful. I know "sit", "stay", "come", "off" and "down" commands. I'm real fond of playing fetch with tennis balls and being around folks. That's just the best. I don't like fireworks, just so you know. So to quote The Beatles's song "ooh, did I tell you I need you, every single day of my life". Take it from me; that's a dog's creed! Hugs, Winston (the second)

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Candy II
I hope one look at my face has people singing "I Want Candy!", like the song from Bow Wow Wow. Because my name is Candy and I'm looking for a new home. My former life is a bit of a mystery because I was just picked up and taken to a northern Alabama shelter. AGB quickly came and got me and drove me to Birmingham. I'm about 4 to 6 years old and I weigh 58 pounds and I'm a pretty blonde girl. I must have been somebody's baby because I'm spayed, heart worm negative, and healthy. I've been vaccinated and microchipped. I'm friendly and I've got a wonderful smile. I do need a little bit of leash training. I'm sweet as candy. The lyrics of the song say "Someday soon I'll make you mine; then I'll have candy all the time". Don't you want Candy all the time? Please contact AGB and ask about making me yours! xox

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Azalea - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY. Springtime in Alabama brings a beautiful profusion of azaleas. And that's my name, Azalea - as pretty as the flower I'm named after. I'm a darling girl, still a puppy at almost 1 year old. I weigh 59 pounds. I was surrendered to AGB because my owner worked very long hours and didn't have time to spend with me. I spent a lot of time alone tied out in the yard and I slept in a doghouse. I was lonely. My former owner obviously wants the best for me with a safe and secure and loving home where I get time and training to grow up to be a lovely golden girl. I am so very excited to have lots of people and dogs around me now. I'm a friendly and submissive girl. The AGB folks tell me they're going to find me a family where I can live in the house and be part of the family. I like other dogs and cats and strangers. I like petting. I like car rides. I'm a very pretty and healthy girl but I've got to get spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. I also have an ear infection that's being treated. But I am heart worm negative so that's good! I think I'm about to have a wonderful time being cosseted and adored - maybe I can bloom at your house!

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Bear IV - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY! A long while back, Elvis sang a song called "I Wanna Be Your Teddy Bear". I love that song; it's exactly what I want to say to you. My name is Bear IV and I weigh 69 pounds. I am one dang good looking golden boy! I'm around 6 years old and, all of a sudden, I find myself without my owner and my home, and I'm telling you that makes a fellow pretty anxious about what's next! I got surrendered to AGB and those folks told me they'll make sure they find a new family for me that will "cuddle me real tight" and never let me go. That sounds good. I'm real scared of thunderstorms so I hope I get cuddled then. But first, I've got a few medical things to deal with - like neutering, worm treatment, dental work, and I keep hearing some stuff about x-raying something that should have descended on this boy but didn't. Holy Cow, I'm not even gonna think about that one. The good news is I am heart worm negative, microchipped and now vaccinated. You know, I don't think I'm going to be calm and happy until I find my new home with folks who want a Teddy Bear. "Jus wanna be your teddy bear". I hope you'll ask AGB about me.

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Sadie VIII - ADOPTION PENDING
Sadie, Sadie, pretty lady! Hi there, I'm Sadie and I sure am a pretty Golden girl. I am 4 years old and I weigh 65 pounds. I'm spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and heart worm negative. I was surrendered to AGB by some heartbroken people who lost everything in Hurricane Michael. People aren't the only victims of hurricanes, are they? My former owners can't have a large pup where they're temporarily living for the next year or so, and they very much want me to have a wonderful, vetted home where I'll be loved and safe and secure. And AGB already had a great family with an approved application waiting for a girl just like me - a sweetheart and happy, joyful pup. See how pretty I smile. I'm a lucky pup!

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Izzy/Lady - ADOPTED
Apr 18, 2019 - This five month old came to AGB when her owner fell on hard times and was quickly snatched up by her new family. She looks like Dizzy Izzy in her adoption pictures with that crazy tongue hanging out, but will soon grow into her new, elegant name Lady. Mom says she is sooooo sweet, funny, is never still, and they love her to pieces! Beautiful girl, have a great life, and look for the Easter Bunny Sunday! ********************************************* Hello, I am a darling little white blonde puppy girl of 5 months with big dark eyes and petite little paws. My owner fell on some hard times, so while they were crazy about me, it means I've fallen on hard times too. My name is Izzy and I weigh 35 pounds. Since they now can't take care of me like they would like to, they asked AGB to find me a new home where I'll be safe and secure and loved. They sent along some of my toys and things with me. I am a puppy and all that that implies. I have been working on my training and I kind of know "sit", "stay", "come" and "down". I'm almost house trained and I give a little whine when I want to go outside. I'm used to being crated. I've never been around other dogs but I bet I'd like them just fine. Kitty cats are fun to chase; they're toys, aren't they? I'm very friendly with strangers. I'm about to be spayed and I also have to get an umbilical hernia fixed and my dew claws removed. Bet I won't like that at all. But, afterwards, I will be so ready for a new family to love and hope they'll continue my puppy training so I'll be the best dog ever! Goodness knows, I'll be one of the prettiest! We're going to have so much fun together, aren't we? Remember to ask for Izzy, the cute little white blonde puppy girl.

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Ray Charles (Charley)
Ray Charles once had a hit song "I Can't Stop Loving You", and I know that will be my theme song when I find my new family. I am so anxious to be somebody's beloved Golden boy! I'm only 9 months old; still a puppy. As a matter of fact, my name is Ray Charles too but I go by "Charley". Like that great singer, I'm also blind. I was born that way but it's okay cause I just listen and sniff, and I usually have no problems getting around. Specially when I want some hugging and loving; I'll find you right away. I love people and other dogs. I have beautiful Golden blonde good looks and I weigh 69 pounds. I'm house trained. I'm neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and heart worm negative. I know some commands already like "sit", "wait", "go potty", "eat" and "get in the house (or kennel)". I really like chewing on my bone, being brushed, and occasionally getting an ice cube! I am a little scared of the sound of water running real hard so you should know that when I get a bath. I would love sleeping in the same room with you but the floor or a bed of my own would be fine - unless you wanted to invite me to sleep with you on your bed? My foster Mom says I'm real smart and super sweet. So, have you decided that you 'won't stop loving me'? Because I bet I will fall in love with you as soon as I hear you call my name "Charley". xox

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General
Attention! I'm General and I'm reporting for my next tour of duty. I'm looking for a new command post; that is, a new family and a new forever home. My last assignment wasn't great. I was a stray at a northern Alabama shelter which was packed full and noisy. I was glad to hitch a ride to Birmingham to become an AGB pup although I'm a little unsure of what the future holds. I'm just two years old, a big, good-looking boy. I'm usually a happy dog with a great personality and I like other dogs. I met a new pup at the vets and my tail started wagging real hard. I'm heart worm negative but I just got neutered and vaccinated. I weigh 64 pounds. I don't want to waste another minute not belonging to somebody. I promise to be an officer and a gentleman to my new person. How about it?

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Charlie VI
Hello, folks! I'm Charlie VI and I'm an AGB orphan. I'm four years old and weigh 38 pounds. I'm vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and heart worm negative. Spring is here and the weather in Alabama is wonderful. I'm cherishing a dream that this Spring I'll be outside sitting with my new parent(s) enjoying the sunshine with them. Right now, I waiting for my new family to make an appearance and I'm getting anxious. Although they treat me wonderful, I'm in boarding. I'm worried that folks might be bypassing me because I'm a tripod. That doesn't stop me one bit! I'm as mobile as the next pup and I deserve a happy home as well as my four legged friends. I'm very handsome, energetic, and smart. I'd love to go "home"! I’d really love to find a pup parent or a couple (no kids, please) that would cherish me as an only pup and spend the time training me that others haven't had the time to do. Would you please contact AGB and ask about me, Charlie VI, or fill out an AGB application? I'd be ever so grateful. Senior rate could apply. Don't you think it's time for 'Good Time Charlie' to have a good time?

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Eagle/Petey - ADOPTED
Apr 17, 2019 - The Eagle has landed and Mom is over the moon in love. Eagle came to AGB in need of urgent care, covered in lice and heart worm positive, at 30 pounds and 10 months old. He went into Temporary Placement with his adopter while his skin healed, then had to be neutered, then had to start his heartworm treatments so the poor little boy has gone through a lot. His coat is now almost grown out and his new name is Petey. Mom says he goes right to sleep when she puts on the music "Somewhere over the Rainbow!" Doesn't get much more heart-tugging than that. Sweet dreams Petey, and send us photos when you are all grown up! ********************************************** Hello, my name is Eagle. That's a strong, proud name that I hope I can live up to soon. You see, I'm a young boy that's not in great shape at the moment. I'm not even a year old yet; I'm around 10 months old. I weigh 30 pounds. I wound up at a shelter and I was marked urgent for medical care. They contacted AGB and somebody nice rushed over and got me - in the nick of time! I have heart worms. I had lice on me - yuck - which gave me a skin infection. My coat is in sad shape. I needed to be vaccinated and neutered. But most of all, I needed some good food and loving care. And maybe some toys; I bet I'd like those. I'd like to just be a puppy and have some fun and adventure! They say I'll be a beautiful boy when my heart worms are treated and I gain some weight and my fur is soft and grown out. I think I'm lovable; maybe you'd come and meet me and see if you thought so too. I'm very friendly and I have a resilient spirit. Maybe the first 10 months of my life could have been happier and healthier, but I'm so hoping the next ten years will be wonderful. I was rescued in the nick of time. I sure hope that I find "love in the nick of time" too, like that lady sang in her song.

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