Orphans

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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Clifford
Hi there everybody! I’m Clifford (the big, red dog!) and I’m 8 years old and weigh 97 lbs. I was found stray by a nice person who took me to a shelter. After the shelter kept me long enough for my family to have a chance to find me, the lady who brought me there came back and got me. She said I am the perfect dog! I’m housetrained, good on a leash, sweet, loving and I get along with kids, dogs and even horses. She was sad that she couldn’t keep me, but she knows AGB will take good care of me and find my forever family. The only bad thing is AGB found out I’m heartworm positive so they have started giving me that really expensive medicine to save my life. They say not to worry though because they have these angels who will help them make me well if we just ask. So I’m asking friends. If you can spare a few dollars, it sure would make my tail wag. Thanks so much & I hope to get to meet you soon. Your friend, Clifford.

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Gideon
How do you do friends? My name is Gideon. I’m a 10 year old gentleman weighing in at 47 lbs. I was surrendered to a shelter in North Alabama by my owner and was in pretty rough shape. The shelter knew I would need extra love and care so they contacted AGB to take me in. AGB is taking care of my medical needs, but they found I need more than just basic neutering, vaccinations and microchipping. I am underweight so they are working on that and feeding me good, nutritious food. They also found I had some sight issues so they sent me to a doggy ophthalmologist. My ears were also badly infected and it made it hard for me to hear. I also have some itchy skin and hair loss. My AGB friends are giving me medicines now and 3/27/17 - I already feel much better, but I will need some surgery on my eyes to help me see better. I'm a sweet fella who only wants to give love and be loved in return. I like car rides and prefer to ride shotgun in the seat next to you. I am friendly with other dogs and I’m housetrained. One of the best things about AGB is that they will let an adopter who is 65 years or older adopt me for free in the Seniors for Seniors program. You really should check that out and come see me. I hope to meet you soon. PS…If you want to make a donation of any amount to help with my medical care, I would really appreciate it. Thank you!

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Nora
Hi folks! I’m Nora. I’m 18 months old and weigh 46 lbs. I came to AGB in kind of a crazy way. I was in a shelter and a rescue came to get me. They thought they had a home lined up for me but those plans fell through, so they needed to find me another home. They were a great rescue, but they are a Pug rescue, and I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but I’m not a Pug! So they reached out to AGB and now I’m here, with the other golden furred doggies. I get along well with other dogs. I do great on leash walks and in the car. I also like those little people you have in your houses. The Pug rescue helped me learn manners and basic commands. They said I am really smart! I am not a fan of the crate, but I’m learning to deal with it. I’m a sweet, loving girl and I hope to find my forever family very soon.

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Cinabear
Hey everybody! I’m Cinabear and I’m about 2 years old and I weigh 46 lbs. I came to AGB from a shelter because they said AGB is really good at finding homes for little girls like me. I am housetrained, sweet, loving and I get along well with other dogs. I would be best suited for a calmer home with older kids. If you are searching for a sweet, loving, little lady to share your life with I hope you will ask to meet me, Cinabear.

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Griffin - ADOPTION PENDING
Hi there! My name is Griffin and I’m 1-2 years old and weigh 55 lbs. I was lost and wandering when a good Samaritan took me in a couple of months ago. They tried and tried to find my owners but couldn’t so I came to AGB. They made sure I am neutered, microchipped and all up to date on my shots. Now all I need is a family! I really, really bond with my people and like to have them all to myself, so I may be best suited as a family's only pet. I am sweet natured and easy to handle. If you’re looking for a handsome and loving guy to add to your family, I hope you will ask to meet me.

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Sassy II - ADOPTED
3/27/17 - Sassy's new parents came to a Meet and Greet and fell in love with her. They applied online that afternoon as they couldn't wait to go through the adoption process and make her part of the family. She loves her people and loves lying at and on their feet. She is now named Molly and her new mom reports that she settled in immediately and that she is doing great! Congratulations to this family!

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Champ II - ADOPTED
3/24/17 - One year old Champ was diagnosed after coming to AGB with a disease that causes dwarfism and blindness which he has in his right eye.  He went into foster where he had such a blast playing with the Bain's dog Sherlock that they nicknamed him "Bubbles" for his happy-go-lucky attitude, and his never suspecting he had an inconvenience. When a couple from St. Louis, Missouri put in their application, they originally wanted one year old Finegan (the black beauty), who at the time was not available.  They later wrote they would like to adopt Champ and another dog to help him along, and as fate would have it, Finegan just at that moment became available. It was a match made in Heaven as the dogs met and immediately hit it off, with Finegan standing as Champ ran under his legs! Now back in St. Louis, they report the long ride was seamless, the dogs act like litter mates, and say "We love them and they are each returning our love. Champ and Finnegan are asleep beside my desk as I type this."  Thank you Jack and Leeann, and Caitlin and Jamey for your fostering. We love stories like this with tail wagging happy endings!  

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Venus - TURKEY DOG
Hello friends! My name is Venus, and I’m a 3-year old girl. Some nice people found me in a forest and took me to a shelter. I lived with a lot of other dogs, so I made a lot of friends and am used to having company. I love having other four-legged friends and siblings. I can’t wait to meet you, family! VENUS IS FULLY SPONSORED THANKS TO A VERY GENEROUS, ANONYMOUS DONOR!

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Valentino - TURKEY DOG-ADOPTED
3/27/17 - This sweet couple came to Birmingham to adopt one of our little girls from Turkey. They met two and loved them both but asked to meet a boy, just to be sure. When Valentino came into the room, he pranced from Mom to Dad and back and forth again and claimed them as his own!  He is now Charlie, and his parents adore him. His new dad says that Charlie is a quart or two low on love from his days in Turkey but they are quickly changing that! Enjoy your new life sweet boy!

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Truffles - TURKEY DOG
Hello world! My name is Truffles, and I’m a 3-year old boy. I’m very tender hearted and I get along with other dogs very well. Apparently I’m the first black dog that AGB has ever received from Turkey! I’m a Flatcoat Retriever, but I have a very similar disposition and characteristics to Golden Retrievers. I may not be a Golden in color, but I have a golden heart. The shelter workers in Turkey say I am the sweetest boy there. I would love to have you as my forever family!

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Thumper - TURKEY DOG - ADOPTION PENDING
Hi friends! My name is Thumper! I’m told I’m probably 3-4 years old in your human years. I’m a very social boy, and I love to play with other dogs. If you have other four-legged friends in your family, I would love some siblings! I would love to meet you when I arrive, so please let AGB know if you’re interested in meeting me!

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Grey - TURKEY DOG
Hi humans! My name is Grey, and I’m a 2-year old boy. I’m a very active dog, and I need a family who will play with me lots and take me on frequent walks and runs. I’m a little possessive of my food, so I may not do well with other pets, but I promise I’ll be a good boy, and I think I can make your family very happy!

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Eros - TURKEY DOG - ADOPTED
3/24/17 - What a beautiful, beautiful dog.  When Eros came strutting into what he was about to claim as his new home, the roomful of people could only exclaim "OHHHHHH!"  He did the courtesy hello to everyone as they gushed over him, then promptly went room to room and out to the pool to make sure everything was worthy of his approval.  Finally settling in with a ball in his mouth, he consented to be their new spoiled dog.  He is now called Tucker,  goes running with his mom every morning, and soon will be strolling the beaches of South Florida on vacation. Bet he's having a lot more fun in America than he ever had in Turkey!  Thank you Mike and Cheryl for your foster and help with him.  Keep your subjects in line Tucker, and send postcards!  

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Cupid - TURKEY DOG - ADOPTED
3/23/17 - Cupid must have had something from his name rub off on him, because he sure is sweet!  He had a bit of a time with house training while at Baird and Tami's (thank you for the foster!), so the potential adopters were warned that he may mark.  She did her homework and stated that they were confident they could handle it and started out on the long 9 hour drive from the East coast of Florida.  When he walked in for his meet with a big smile on his face, he worked the room, asked politely for a fanny rub, and all were in love.  New mom immediately re-named him Murphy which seems to fit him well!  They report that he had no accidents overnight in the hotel or since he has gotten into his home a block from the beach.  Swim lessons are next as well as meeting the dogs in his very dog-friendly neighborhood.  In her words he is a "perfect Golden Retriever."  So far so good Murph!  Use your sunscreen!

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Finegan - ADOPTED
3/24/17 - One year old Champ was diagnosed after coming to AGB with a disease that causes dwarfism and blindness which he has in his right eye.  He went into foster where he had such a blast playing with the Bain's dog Sherlock that they nicknamed him "Bubbles" for his happy-go-lucky attitude, and his never suspecting he had an inconvenience. When a couple from St. Louis, Missouri put in their application, they originally wanted one year old Finegan (the black beauty), who at the time was not available.  They later wrote they would like to adopt Champ and another dog to help him along, and as fate would have it, Finegan just at that moment became available. It was a match made in Heaven as the dogs met and immediately hit it off, with Finegan standing as Champ ran under his legs! Now back in St. Louis, they report the long ride was seamless, the dogs act like litter mates, and say "We love them and they are each returning our love. Champ and Finnegan are asleep beside my desk as I type this."  Thank you Jack and Leeann, and Caitlin and Jamey for your fostering. We love stories like this with tail wagging happy endings!  

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Angel - TURKEY DOG - ADOPTION PENDING
Hi everyone! My name is Angel, and I am a 2-year old girl. I’m traveling a long way to meet you. I’m from the coastal city of Marmaris. I know change is good, and I’m excited to experience adventures in a new place. I’m spirited and social, and I’m ready to be the angelic addition to a family!

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Amour - TURKEY DOG - ADOPTION PENDING
Hi humans! My name is Amour, and I am a 3-year old girl. I come to you all the way from a village south of Istanbul. I’m a bundle of energy and I love to socialize. My name means “to love” in French, and I promise you I’ll love any family that comes my way with all my heart!

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Aiko - TURKEY DOG-ADOPTED
3/23/17 - Aiko's new dad waited patiently for our fourth group of Turkey dogs to arrive. Once he saw pictures of the new dogs, he knew Aiko, now Jackson, was the one for him. After a few house training lessons, Jackson is doing great. He and his dad are having a great time together, and he even got to watch his dad coach a lacrosse game where he behaved like a perfect gentlemen!

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Adora - TURKEY DOG- 600th ADOPTION!
3/24/17 - AGB is celebrating our 600th adoption and it couldn’t have happened to a better family or dog! Adorable Adora is now Bella and living the life of a true Southern Belle, chasing balls the neighborhood kids throw in the yard, running around the back yard, learning lots of new tricks, and basking in the attention she deserves. Bella was already a seasoned traveler, and now she will become a world traveler. She has wonderful days ahead soaking up the sun-rays in the Bahamas, arriving in an airplane sitting right next to her mom and dad. We bet she will love the water! She was lucky enough to be adopted by the parents of AGB Alum Olive, re-named Lilly, who passed away recently. Losing a beloved family member is never easy and neither is healing a broken heart. But somehow this family knew they just had to rescue another dog and in doing so, she rescued them as well. Adora was part of our fourth group of dogs rescued from Turkey. We agreed to take them in on Valentine’s Day so they were all given “love” names. How fitting that was for this family because it was truly love at first sight when they met Adora and they knew she was the one. They didn't even meet any of the other dogs. Who can resist a Princess? As our 600th Adoptee she represents all the beauty, sweetness, and intelligence of the Golden breed, and the fact that she came all the way from Turkey is just the icing on the cake. Two pictures are attached of this special girl. Congratulations Bella! We love you!

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Iris-Bonded with Walker - Donate
Hi, my name is Iris. I’m a 3 year old girl who was picked up as a stray in north Alabama with my brother, Walker. We were taken to a shelter and our owner was contacted but refused to come get us. The shelter asked AGB if they could help and a nice volunteer came to get us. AGB found out I had something called heartworms. If I didn't get the medicine I needed I could have died! But my AGB friends got me the care I needed and now I'm all better! Walker & I are ready to find our new family. I’m a sweet, loving girl and just want to find someone who will love me and my brother forever. Could that be you? If you think so, and you have room in your heart for 2 super lovable siblings, please fill out an application and ask to meet Iris & Walker. PS…AGB has set up a fund to pay for my medical needs. If you could give a few dollars to help me get well I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

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Walker - Bonded with Iris
Hello, I’m Walker. I’m a 3 year old boy who was picked up as a stray in north Alabama with my sister, Iris. We were taken to a shelter and our owner was contacted but refused to come get us. The shelter asked AGB if they could help and a nice volunteer came to get us. AGB found out I had anemia, itchy skin and bacterial and yeast infections. I wasn't feeling to good, I can tell you! But AGB’s doctors treated me for these conditions and I am good as new now. I’m a sweet, friendly boy who would be your very best friend if you’d just give me the chance. I love my sister so much and can't stand to be without her, so we need to find a family who has enough love for the 2 of us. What do you say? Why not fill out an application and ask to meet us, Walker & Iris.

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