Orphans

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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Rex - Donate
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! I am one handsome fellow; a regal looking Golden. That's probably why they call me Rex. I'm 2 years old and I weigh 62 pounds with a coat of pure gold. I'm in search of a new kingdom - in the old one I had to rough it outside with the other dogs. I'm thinking I'd like a nice big monogrammed dog bed inside the house. That would be just fine. Maybe even a food bowl of my own so I didn't have to share it with other pups. But that's okay anyway cause I really like other dogs. I like to be around kids a lot too. Cats not so much. I'm at the perfect age, not a little puppy, but still very young and happy and energetic. The lady that drove me to AGB said I was a sweetheart. Since I was outdoors all the time and I didn't get the preventative medication that I needed, I'm undergoing heart worm treatment. Once I'm finished with that I'll be raring to go. Why don't you come meet me because I'm probably the perfect boy to come live with you. We could rule the world together!!

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Sophia II
There once was a little golden girl named Sophia. She lived outside with her other dog friends; then one day she found herself without her friends and without a home. That's my story - I'm Sophia. I'm just over two years old and I weigh 46 pounds. I'm kind of scared and feeling shy because my life has turned upside-down. Our owner could no longer take care of us or the place we lived so we all got separated and the home I always knew is gone. AGB came and got me. They've told me what a pretty girl I am. I have a beautiful auburn coat with golden tones and brunette hues. In the sun, my fur looks like reddish gold. My eyes are light and greenish. I'm already spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and heart worm negative. I'm quite small and timid. I am hoping there is a nice family who I could learn to love and trust who would show me how wonderful it is to live inside the house. Who would teach me to walk on a leash and how to play with toys. I'll be a real good girl and love you so much. It would be nice to have some other pups around too. Once I fell in love with you and you with me, I bet I wouldn't be timid or shy at all. I'm ready to start my new life.

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Princess - Donate
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! Oh no, I've lost my royal robe! And I fear my diamond tiara is gone as well. I am Princess, a very special little 6 year old girl weighing 54 pounds. I've been wandering around the kingdom because my owner gave me away but apparently somebody didn't keep track of me afterwards. Being lost, I made royal visits to several people's yards and one of them called AGB and said a little princess needed a new home. Well, about my royal robe - wandering around got my fur all matted and dirty so I was shaved but it will grow back into my usual beautiful fluffy golden velvet coat. I feel naked at the moment - a princess always needs to look her best for her subjects. But even though my royal robe and tiara are missing, I am smiling sweetly waiting to be taken to my new castle. The folks at AGB said I am loving and gentle and sweet. I like to play with other dogs. I'm microchipped, vaccinated, spayed and heart worm negative. I had been feeling a bit under the weather with a UTI but that will be fixed right away with medicine and care. I also have a cardiologist appointment to check things out. Won't you consider having a right royal good time with a sweet golden Princess like me?

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Sonny Boy
In search of a quiet, loving home with, hopefully, a large fenced in backyard and some canine companionship. Hello, folks. My name is Sonny Boy and I'm two years old weighing 53 pounds. Maybe you want to know something about me. I'm kind of shy and quiet at first. I really do well when I know the routine. When I was a puppy, I was surrounded by lots and lots of dogs and an owner who hoarded but couldn't take care of us. Made me a little shy in new situations with strangers so I'd love some consistency in my life. With the help and tender loving care of my rescuers, I've been through obedience training, know commands, I'm house trained, sweet, easy, and well behaved. I prance on leash walks. You know what else I'd really like - a basket of toys. I'll entertain myself for hours with them. I love other dogs. Once I get to know you, I'm affectionate and love to cuddle. I'll be your very devoted best friend. To paraphrase Al Jolson, I'll "make the grey skies blue" (Sonny Boy). So I'll just wait right here for you to come get me and see if a beautiful blonde boy with cute speckled legs might have a beautiful life together with you.

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Porter - Bonded with Hetti
You know how some folks consider having both a boy and a girl as the perfect family - well, here we are, a gorgeous Golden brother and sister act. I'm Porter, very handsome at 3 years old and weighing 58 pounds. I'm very attached to my sister, Hetti, so we sure would like to be adopted together. We're a good looking pair and very happy to be together. We're both sweet and gentle but I'm more outgoing with some distinguished black whiskers against my golden coat. We got lost and were picked up by Animal Control and taken to a clinic. So happily now we're with AGB and they're going to find us a new home together. I'm neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and heart worm negative! We're double the fun and ready to be part of your perfect family. Come meet us both.

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Hetti - Bonded with Porter
You know how some folks consider having both a boy and a girl as the perfect family - well, here we are, a gorgeous Golden brother and sister act. My name is Hetti and I'm Porter's little sister. I'm 2 years old and I weigh just 45 pounds. I don't want to be without Porter; he's my big brother and he looks out for me. I'm very pretty with light eyes and some darker streaks in my golden coat. I'm sweet and gentle and will be so happy to be your girl. Porter and I got lost and were picked up by Animal Control who took us to a clinic and then someone from AGB came and picked us up. I'm already spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and heart worm negative. Porter says we're double the fun and ready to be part of your perfect family. Please come meet us.

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Giselle
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE GENEROUS BENEFACTORS WHO DONATED TO MY HEART WORM TREATMENT! CLICK 'MORE'. I've been named after a famous, romantic ballet - Giselle. Such a pretty name for such a pretty girl like me. I'm 18 months old and, on my toes, I weigh 42 pounds. I'm spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. The first part of my life is a bit of a tragedy because I've always lived outside and since I didn't get the preventative medicine I need (like all pups need), I have heart worms. So I've got to go through heart worm treatment and that makes me sad. But the AGB folks have promised that my future looks very bright. I'll get to live inside and be somebody's special girl and get spoiled with love and treats and toys. That sounds really nice. I'm going to work hard because I know I need to learn a few new skills; like sleeping in my very own bed in the house and walking on a leash. I've already got the loving dog skills down pat because I'm a very sweet, demure girl. Do you think you'd like me to dance right into your life? Be your special tiny dancer? That would make me so happy! Kisses, Giselle

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Keenan - ADOPTION PENDING
Hello, my name is Keenan. I was named by a very special friend of AGB who chose my name by winning the 'Name the Orphan' raffle. You may have seen my photo before. Keenan is a beautiful Irish name for a beautiful young boy like me with dark, soulful eyes. I weigh 44 pounds and I'm only one year old. I'm neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and heart worm negative. I was found outside a Groomer's Shop. That lady was so nice to me - she kept me for a week because the Animal Shelter in her small town was too busy to pick me up. She even groomed me so I would look handsome when I arrived at AGB. Everybody says I am a sweetheart. I say I'll be the best friend you could ever have. So will you take a chance on a sweet young pup named Keenan? C'mon and meet me and let's find out.

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Yoko
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE GENEROUS BENEFACTORS WHO DONATED TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE'. Oh, Yoko! Did you know 'Yoko' is a Japanese name meaning 'sun' (Yo) and 'child' (Ko)? I think being named Yoko means I'd like to be your furry child sitting in the sun with you. I'm 9 years old and a very pretty lady weighing 64 pounds. I wound up in a shelter somehow and thankfully, AGB rescued me. I had to have a little surgery and I was on bed rest for about a week. There were some nice folks at the vets taking care of me. I'm sweet and loving and fine with other dogs. I like riding in the car. I'm also house trained, vaccinated, microchipped and heart worm negative. I sure am hoping for a new family that would like to share the best years of my life with me. I could be your one and 'ono', ha ha. I have a sense of humor too! See you soon, Yoko

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Lindy
UPDATE 24 APRIL: Lucky 'Lindy' here! Wanted to show you how I show my appreciation for folks who give me attention - I hug them. I'm waiting right here for you - ready to make a solo non-stop flight right into your heart. Please come meet me. I'm ready to find my new family. ******************************************* THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE GENEROUS BENEFACTORS WHO DONATED TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE'. Hello, Lindy here. Now I know you're thinking...."wait, that's not a Golden Retriever." But my Momma and kinfolk told me my great grandpappy was sure enough a Golden Retriever - and I have the heart and the eyes of a Golden even if I look a little different. I'm likely a Boxador; that's a mix between a Brindle/White Boxer and a Labrador Retriever. Doesn't matter really because I'm a gorgeous and happy little girl. I'm about 2 years old and I weigh 55 pounds. I showed up at an airport hangar, and even though they kept putting me outside of the security fence, I kept getting back under it. I really enjoyed hanging around with the pilots; they said I was sweet and gentle and super loving. To protect me from harm, they took me to a shelter. One of the pilots heard the shelter people say "heart worm positive" and "euthanasia" and so he picked me right up and left. AGB is calling me a "very special case" and a "honorary Golden" because of my scary future without rescue. I've started heart worm treatment so I'll be cured soon. AGB said "Welcome" to me and I'm so wishing some nice adopter will welcome me too. Did I mention that AGB named me Lindy after that famous pilot, Charles Lindberg? Maybe somebody is looking for a canine co-pilot?

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Kaden-ADOPTION PENDING
Hiya, folks, I'm Kaden - a 2 year old beautiful boy weighing 53 pounds. My coat is amber colored with clean white socks and a patch of white on my chest. Did you know the name Kaden means 'companion'? That's what I want - a companion for life. I'll be yours and you can be mine, okay? AGB got a call from an East Alabama shelter to come pick me up and they came and got me. And here I am, ready to start a new life. I like other dogs and I'm okay with cats. I'm still pretty young so I really like to play; I'd love to have some attention paid to me. I'm vaccinated, heart worm negative, neutered and ready to go! I can hardly wait to start my new life with you.

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Fancy
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE GENEROUS BENEFACTORS WHO DONATED TO MY MEDICAL FUND! Fancy that! My new name is Fancy! It's a good one, don't you think? I'm a pretty little girl weighing only 38 pounds. I'm 2 years old. I've never had anybody pay a lot of attention to me; I've spent most of my 2 years fending for myself outside in the backyard. And then I found myself at a shelter. I've got a little upper respiratory issue; I was sneezing at the shelter probably because I've been outside in the cold and wet this winter. But the vet has now got me on medicine and I'll be fine real quick. I've also been spayed and vaccinated. AGB thought a young girl like me ought to have a permanent home with someone to love me, feed me good food, train me, and let me live the rest of my life inside the house. So here I am ready to experience that. I kind of like other dogs and kids seem pretty nice too. I gave one little girl some hand kisses - I liked it and she liked it too. Maybe you could fancy giving a little girl like me a 'fancy' new life. I can't wait!

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Kipp/Kypp - ADOPTED
May 15, 2018 - This very beautiful, unusual looking young dog came to AGB from a shelter. His fosters immediately fell in love with him but knew they had a commitment to bring him to bring him to an AGB Meet & Greet. Kipp drew people like a magnet but held a little something back so that no one else could claim him but his fosters. His fosters said something just immediately told them he was the one even though they thought they wanted a "true" Golden, But he is the center of the world in their home now. They promised to continue fostering so Kipp, now Kypp, should have fun showing another dog the ropes. We hope to see him at some of our events in the future! ********************************************* "Don't it make your brown eyes blue?" Well, no, it doesn't - I definitely have beautiful brown eyes. Hi, I'm Kipp and I was pretty blue until I was rescued from a shelter. I'm a two year old boy and I weigh 49 pounds. The folks at AGB told me I'm lovable, fluffy and super sweet - that anyone would be very lucky to have a fellow like me living with their family. I'm all cured from heart worms and now I get a monthly pill to prevent them! I'm so excited to get a new home where I can be all fluffy and sweet with with a new family for the rest of my life. Hugs, Kipp

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Argo - ADOPTION PENDING
Hello! I love my tennis ball. No, actually, I LOVE my tennis ball. My name is Arlo - show dog material in the looks department with a few divo (male diva) qualities - I'm just not fond of other dogs; cats either. I'm 3 1/2 years old and I weigh 56 pounds. I'm a gorgeous boy, who sets hearts aflutter, but I would prefer to be your one and only. Teenage kids might be good to be around but little ones probably not. In the past at the shelter, I felt the need to protect myself from other dogs. I adore people and I would love you so much. I promise to be a great companion to you; I'm very sweet. Maybe you'd even like to throw my ball for me. You can see from my photo my tennis ball is never far away from me. I never stop smiling either. I am microchipped, heart worm negative, house trained, easy to handle and easy on the eyes. You might be the perfect person for a special pup like me; please contact AGB and let's get together!

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Malcolm - Donate
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE GENEROUS BENEFACTORS WHO DONATED TO MY SURGERY AND RECOVERY FUND! CLICK 'MORE'! 4/18/18 UPDATE: There is some good news for Malcolm. He successfully completed surgery on his right hip at the Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham at a lower cost and has entered rehab. 4/6/18 UPDATE: Poor 1 year old Malcolm! His vets have discovered he has serious hip problems and will have to undergo a replacement of both hips at a minimum. This means long weeks of very expensive vet care and recovery for this puppy to get him as healthy as possible. AGB truly needs your help with donations to give him the surgeries he desperately needs. ****************************************** Bring on the joy! Here comes Malcolm! Hello, I'm a one year old boy, weighing 42 pounds, who for some strange reason, was left in a shelter pen in Northern Alabama with another pup. Who would want to leave an absolute love like me? I don't understand it but I'm not going to let that get me down. No sir! Once I find my forever home and family, I've got my whole life to love on you. I do know the command "sit", how to walk on a leash and ride in the car. I'm heart worm negative and I'm well-behaved. The folks at AGB have said some nice things about me - that I'm a snow white, beautiful boy that makes everybody around me smile and that I believe I'm the star of a dog show. I love to be in the middle of everything! I'd really love to be in the middle of your life. What do you say? Am I the boy for you?

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Dreyfus
Look at my face and profile. With my dashing good looks, I could be one of those action movie stars like Rin Tin Tin or Lassie. Let me introduce myself; I'm three year old Dreyfus, 60 pounds of rugged handsomeness. Here's my resume. I'm a very friendly guy who is house trained, vaccinated, microchipped and heart worm negative. I get along terrifically with other pups and love to play. I'm well behaved. You could say I'm charming. And distinctive too - I have black sable fur sweeping through my tail feathers although the rest of me is golden. I can play the lover as well; I'm always ready to give you kisses. All you have to do is pet me. I had a short stint at a northern Alabama shelter now I'm ready for a starring role in your home. What do you say? Let's meet; let's talk. I will work for treats. Contact my agent at AGB.

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