Find out about our available dogs by reading their stories below.
Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family
Hi folks! I’m Willa, a 2 year old little lady weighing in at 67 pounds. I came to AGB from a shelter. I’m a super sweet girl, I ride well in the car and I absolutely love to cuddle! I’m making friends fast. Everyone at the Vet office just loves me. AGB is taking care of a few little medical things like cleaning me up, giving me my shots, spay and micro-chip but I’m ready to meet my forever family. If you think we would be a good match just apply to adopt and make sure your mention you want to meet me, Willa. I’ll be ready & waiting.
My name is Leiya and I’m 3 years old and weigh 77 pounds. My owner is getting older and she felt she couldn’t give me the care and attention I deserved so she turned to AGB for help. I’m friendly and I like to play. I like dogs, cats and kids. I am house trained and ride well in the car. I’m very smart and learn things easily. I love to be with people and I have lots of love to give. If you’re looking for a furry best friend, I could be just the girl for you. Just let AGB know you are interested in meeting Lovely Leiya and they’ll set it up. I’ll be waiting for you! Your friend, Leiya.
Hey friends, Nikko here. I’m a 1 year old, 38 pound guy. I got lost and some nice folks took me in. They kept me for months and tried to find who I belonged to, but never could find them. I got along great with their kids and small dogs so they knew I would make some lucky family very happy. They contacted AGB and told them what a sweet and friendly guy I am. So AGB has taken me in and they are working hard to help me find my perfect forever family. If you are interested in meeting me, just submit an application and ask to see Nikko. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Hello, it's me. I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet. My name is Adele (like the singer - I used the lyrics from her song “Hello” in my greeting). I’m 7 years old and I weigh 52 pounds. I was picked up in North Alabama as a stray and sent to a shelter. I found the shelter to be a noisy, scary place even though the people there were kind to me. They contacted AGB for help. AGB got me to a doctor who treated some wounds on my legs and had to pull a tooth that was bothering me. I am feeling much better now that I am in my foster home. I am a calm, well behaved girl and everyone who has met me tells me I’m very sweet. If you are looking for a sweetheart to call your own, I hope you will submit an adoption application and tell AGB you want to meet me, Adele.
|Mitch - DONATE TO MEDICAL FUND|
Hi there everybody! I’m Mitch, a 5 year old, 97 pound fella. I wandered up to the home of a nice family a few months ago. They kindly took me in and cared for me while they searched for my owner, but they couldn’t find them. They knew they couldn’t keep me forever so they contacted AGB to help find a new home for me. I know I’m not gold in color, but they think I’m a Golden-Flatcoat retriever mix. I’m a sweet natured boy and love to go for walks. I’m pretty smart and have figured out how to get over a 4 foot fence, so I’ll need a family with a high fence. I make friends very easily. AGB found I had ear infections and something called heartworms. I am getting the medicine now I need to get well. If you want to welcome a tall, dark and handsome fella to your family I hope you’ll ask to meet me, Mitch. PS…I need a few donations for my medical fund so if you can give any amount would be appreciated. Thanks!
|Daisy IV - DONATE TO MEDICAL FUND|
Hey there everybody. I’m Daisy. I am 4 years old and weigh 73 lbs. I have always been a healthy girl, but recently I hurt my knee and leg and the doctor said I needed to have surgery. My owners said they couldn’t afford it but I was in pain so they asked the doctor to put me to sleep. My doctor said she couldn’t do that since there is a surgery that will fix my leg, and I'm otherwise healthy, so she took me in. She reached out to AGB and told them my story and asked for their help. Of course the AGB volunteers couldn’t say no. I have been so lucky to have a lot of really good people on my side who want to make sure that I get the care I need to live a normal, pain free, happy, life. So, with no time to waste, they went ahead and fixed my leg. I'll need about 6 weeks to rest up, but then I can do normal activities again. AGB is already looking for my new forever family. I’m a sweet girl and I’ve been a family dog, so I get along well with kids,cats and other dogs. I’m housetrained and very loving. If you like doggie snuggles and kisses, I’m just the girl for you! I hope we get to meet soon so I can show you my new and improved fancy, dancy leg! Your friend, Daisy. PS… My surgery would have cost much more, but the nice Vet who saved my life is sharing the expense with AGB. I still need some angels to make donations to help cover the balance owed. If you can give a few dollars I would be so grateful. Thank you!
|Bear II - ADOPTED|
6/27/16 - Sweet-faced Bear II, surrendered by a man who was no longer able to care for him, has gone to live with a kind couple and daughter who now call him Brodie. This gentle boy was just what they needed for their growing family, and with mom's training as a Veterinarian he will never lack for any care again. Send lots of pictures and have fun in your new home Brodie!
Hi everyone. My name is Kit. I’m a 1 year old, 42 pound boy. About 6 months ago a kind lady found me abandoned and alone in a field. I was not in great shape to say the least. She brought me home to her family, took care of my immediate medical needs and when they thought I was ready, they contacted AGB to help me find my forever family. I am so thankful for this nice lady and so is AGB! I’m crate trained and I know sit, come and down. I’m somewhat submissive around other dogs, especially those big guys. I’m a little timid at first, but don’t let that fool ya’ because I’m a friendly and playful pup. I am ready to be loved on, play ball, go for long walks and be your best bud. If you want to get to know me, just submit an application and tell AGB you want to meet me, Kit. I’m already dreaming of my forever home.
|Maggie VII - ADOPTION PENDING|
Hi, I’m Maggie, an 8 year old, 73 pound little lady. My owner is moving and his new place doesn’t allow pets, so he asked AGB for help to find a loving new home for me. I’m told I am incredibly sweet and well behaved. I know commands like sit, stay and down. I love car rides and swimming. I’m friendly around other dogs and loving toward children. I haven’t had much experience with those things you call cats. If you have room in your home and family for a sweet Golden girl like me, fill out an application and ask to meet majestic Maggie. See you soon!
|Winston - ADOPTED|
6/29/16 - Winston came to AGB sad and depressed after his owner surrendered him. All of the volunteers who met him recognized that he needed help quickly, and one of our treasured foster families stepped up to foster him. Within a day his tail was up and wagging, and a week later he met his future family. New mom takes him to work at her local Boutique everyday, and she reports he smiles all the time now. They are a testament as to what love, attention, and a calm environment can do for these tender hearted souls. He will get to go to the beach soon, and surely will be the center of attention on their nightly walks! Thanks to everyone who helped sweet Winston.
|Lady II - DONATE TO MEDICAL FUND|
Hello friends. My name is Lady. I’m a 7 year old, 45 pound girl. My owner passed away and AGB agreed to take me in. They treated me for hookworms, fleas, and ticks and got all those nasty mats out of my fur. I also learned that I’m heartworm positive and have a growth on my spleen. So now I need surgery and then treatment for heartworms when I am stronger. After all this gets done I can begin to think about finding my forever home. I have been mainly kept outdoors and I am a little skittish. But I’m a sweet, smart girl and with just a little love and attention I know I can become someone's very best friend. If you would like to welcome a sweet Lady into your home, please ask to meet me. PS… AGB has set up a special fund for my surgery and medical treatment and I sure would appreciate any amount you could give. Thank you!
6/27/16 - Viola, now Sandy, must be the happiest girl in New Orleans! This adorable family waited patiently for the perfect dog for their family and Sandy definitely is the one. The children did not know that their stop in Birmingham meant meeting a dog and when Sandy saw them, she could not get enough of them, and the girls were thrilled. After meeting sweet Sandy, their neighbors decided to adopt her brother, Lake. Now the litter mates are neighbors. Could their story be any sweeter?
|Lake - ADOPTED|
6/27/16 - Lake and Viola came in together after having been picked up as strays. They thoroughly enjoyed each other but were to be adopted separately. Soon Viola (now named Sandy)left for New Orleans, and her neighbors across the street fell in love with her. When they found out she had a brother who was virtually identical, they immediately put in their application and planned a trip to Birmingham. It was an immediate bond with all at the meet, and now both dogs are together once again! What a happy reunion and we wish both families many fun play dates.
|Lilly IV - ADOPTION PENDING -FULLY FUNDED|
Greetings dear friends, my name is Lilly. I’m a 2 year old girl weighing in at 65 lbs. Unfortunately I have these things called heartworms which are very bad for dogs and can cost a lot of money to get rid of. But AGB is already giving me the medicine I need to get well and that makes my tail wag. I love kids and I’m very friendly and playful. I love to swim and I get along ok with cats. If you would like me to be your new best friend, I hope you’ll put an application in with AGB and tell them you want to meet me, Lilly. PS… AGB is collecting donations to help pay for my medicine so I would appreciate any amount you can give. Thank you!
|Cindy - FUNDED! ADOPTION PENDING MEDICAL RELEASE|
Hello there. My name is Cindy & I’m a 2 year old girl who came to AGB from a shelter. If you look in my eyes you will know I have not had an easy life. Some of the AGB volunteers say I have “sad eyes”, but yet I am still loving and willing to trust again. When I came to AGB they noticed I was not putting weight on one of my legs. They had a Veterinarian check me out and found that my elbow joint is dislocated. The good news is it is not fractured, but the bad news is it is a chronic condition and my muscles in that area have atrophied, or weakened. Also, the surgery will cost a lot of money, but AGB says I need it and I should make a full recovery afterward. They told me they have these great supporters they call “angels” who will make sure I get the care I need so I should not worry. I appreciate all the love and care I am getting from AGB. If you want to welcome a sweet, loving little girl into your family and help me find my happily ever after, please let AGB know you want to meet me, Cindy. PS…You can make a donation toward my surgery here on the AGB website. Thank you!
|Max V -FULLY FUNDED|
Hi friends! My name is Max. I’m a 3 year old, 45 lb. boy. I ended up in a shelter in East Alabama & they posted on social media that they needed a rescue to take me in. Luckily for me the AGB volunteers are always on social media looking for dogs in need . They saw me & agreed to take me in. The next day a volunteer lady came to get me & drove me all the way to Birmingham. She said I was very sweet. I jumped right in the back of her SUV, gave her kisses & settled down quickly. I‘m a little shy at first, but I warm up quickly. I really rather have petting than toys or treats! AGB is giving me my shots & getting me neutered & they found I have these things called heartworms. That made me sad & a little scared, but they promise to give me the medicine & care I need to get well so I can find my forever family. They have even set up a special fund where people can make donations to help get me well. Just being loved & cared for has made me feel better already! If you want to adopt a sweet, loving, friendly boy, submit your application today & ask to meet me, Max.
|Taffy - ADOPTED|
6/27/16 - Taffy was adopted to Florida by a wonderful couple and their rescued dog. Love was instant for the new mom and dad and the new brother, Lido, adjusted fairly quickly although he sometimes has to teach her manners. Taffy’s new parents saw her on AGB’s website and drove nine hours to Birmingham to adopt her. We know she is enjoying her new life with her wonderful new family! We at AGB are very thankful for people who are willing to spend 18 hours in a car to give a dog a happy life!
Hi y’all, Charlie here. I’m a 61 pound, 3 year old boy and I’m feeling very lucky to be here with AGB. You see I was in a shelter in Mississippi and I was told I was going to be put to sleep. Well this nice Veterinarian from North Alabama found out about me and got me out of that shelter. He found a foster family to keep me until he could find a rescue to take me. AGB agreed to take me and they say they will find someone who will love me and take care of me forever. I had some red skin and itchy ears, but AGB took care of that for me and they say I’m in good health. I get along well with big and small dogs and I pretty much ignore cats. I love to play with toys and go for walks and even runs. I am good on a leash and very friendly. I love belly rubs! I’m housetrained, good in the car and I know how to sit, shake and come when called. If you're looking for a great guy like me to be your new best friend, just submit your adoption application to AGB and make sure you tell them you want to meet me, Charlie.