Find out about our available dogs by reading their stories below.
Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family
Yup I am back, but really and truly it was not my fault. I had a great dad; he and I were big time buddies and we did everything together, but then his job changed and he had to travel a whole lot and for extended periods. That meant that different people were taking care of me and that freaked me out a little and so admittedly I became insecure and had separation anxiety. He tried everything he
Hi, it’s Halla. I’m five or six years old and kind of on the large side at 91 pounds. Yes, I could stand to lose five pounds or so, but it’s no big deal. I was found at a gas station and these nice people have posted me on Facebook and put up posters, but no one has claimed me, so let’s move forward with a new home. It’s been pretty lonely, so I’m terribly excited at the prospect of a place to settle
Hello from Nelson! I’m a six or seven month old guy who’s hoping for a better life. A really nice couple found me at a truck stop on the Mississippi-Alabama line after they dropped their daughter off at school. It was obvious that I had been on my own for a while and had missed a bunch of meals. I was beyond tired of rocking the skin-and-bones look. I’m not cut out for the ascetic life. They took me
|Jewel - SPECIAL NEEDS|
Greetings friends we haven’t yet met! I’m Jewel, a ten-year-old purebred Golden, who is one well-traveled pup. I’ve lived in four cities—Palm Springs, Minneapolis, Chicago and of course, Birmingham, and I’ve traveled to 16 states. I have been buried in a snowstorm in Minnesota, knocked over by a gust of wind in Oklahoma and have seen the Northern Lights near the Canadian border. I got to hang out with
|Chester II - ADOPTION PENDING|
Hi there, I’m five-year-old Chester and I hope you’re the kind of person who doesn’t judge a book by its cover. Someone who believes it is what’s on the inside that counts. You see, right now I’m having an episode of something called dermatitis and it has left me missing a bunch of hair. My owner surrendered me to a shelter in Tuscaloosa and now I’m with some people who are helping me solve these embarrassing
|Cookie - ADOPTION PENDING|
Hi there from Cookie. I am 7 months old and weigh approx. 32 pounds. My brother Chipper and I were turned into the Athens shelter, but a nice man from the rescue picked us up really fast, so we were there almost no time at all. I was very happy when I got adopted really quickly. Through no fault of my own my new mom decided to give me up because she did not really think through how busy she would
Hello out there from Lilly! I’m an eight month old lady of 54.6 pounds. I do hope you’ll pardon me for being a bit timid, but I’ve been through some tough times, so I need a little help in learning to trust again. I was thrown off a moving truck that was going down the interstate, so as you can imagine, I was scraped up pretty badly. The small rescue in Tuscaloosa that took me in as an emergency case
Hi there, it’s Ivan and I want to be your brown-eyed boy! I’m a two-year-old guy who weighs in at 50 pounds. I was found as a stray and no one has claimed me, so I need to make some new friends, hopefully a good friend who’ll want to take me home with them. I’m ready to be done with this wandering the earth stuff and settle down into permanent situation where I can really get to know someone and fit
Hi everybody from Oscar! I’m six-months old and 21.3 pounds. I got lost in some woods and it was pretty confusing because all those paths looked the same to me. Where is that road less traveled by? Which way should I go? I was lucky that I wandered up to a house where they were willing to help a guy out. They called these nice folks who think I’ll be able to find a new home in no time at all. I’m a
|Bama II - ADOPTED|
Hi everybody, I’m Bama. I’m a six-year-old male who is going to start treatment for heart worms, but that’s no biggie. There’s also a thing on the schedule called neuter that I’m trying to figure out what it involves. I got turned into the shelter at Rainbow City when my family decided to give me up. I blush as I tell this on myself, but there was the matter of me escaping the fence when I was chasing
How do you do? Jet here. I’m a seven-year-old male who weighs in at 87 pounds. I’m really sad to say that my owner went to a new home up in the sky, heaven, I think the humans call it. So now I need to find a new place, too. I was very much loved in that home, so I’m a very loving fellow. I’m house trained and get along super with other dogs. Rides in the car are among my favorite things and I know
Hello there from Harry! I’m a healthy two-year-old dude who hails from Huntsville. The animal services people there picked me up, but nobody ever came to claim me. Go figure on that one. Their loss can be your gain, because everybody here says I’m a great guy. There were lots and lots of other dogs at the shelter, maybe about 20, and I got along with all of them. I’m active and alert, so I don’t miss
|Macy - ADOPTION PENDING|
Hello, from Macy. I’m a seven-month-old girl of 51 pounds. I’m healthy and up to date on vaccines and stuff like that. But it’s really sad that my family is moving away and can’t take me with them. Boo hoo big time. We wish it weren’t so, but I need another place to go live. I’m good at riding in a car. That’s so much fun. I need some help to learn not to pull hard on a leash, but I’m a quick study.
|Fitz - ADOPTION PENDING|
Greetings from Fitz. I’m a six-year-old guy, at 56 lbs, who was picked up as a stray by BJAC. Recently, I’ve had a tough time because somebody shot me in the right front leg, which caused a severe fracture. The radiograph shows it was probably a .22 caliber. My leg has almost healed by itself, but they’ve got me on kennel rest for a couple of weeks or so, just to be sure that the bone heals properly.
|Fiona - MEDICAL FULLY FUNDED|
Hello fine folks! Fiona is here and ready for my belly rub now, please. I’m a loving and lovable girl of 40 pounds and 3- 4 years of age. I tried volunteering at a farm where they had these critters with super skinny legs. When I’d run towards them, they would take off, feathers flying. Guess those farmers didn’t appreciate my attempts at chicken herding, so now I’m here and looking for a new home.
Hi people out there. It’s Gretta here, a 61 pound, three-year-old lady looking for someone who appreciates my Golden charm and good looks. The nice people here have been helping me with an ear infection, but otherwise, I’m quite “hale and hearty” (healthy & strong) and ready for that forever home. I came from a shelter in Fort Payne and they say I rode quite well in the car. I do enjoy the chance to
|Cinnamon - ADOPTED|
UPDATE: August 27th -- Thank you all you Golden Angels for contributing to my medical fund. I am very lucky to have so many awesome angels who are out there watching out for me! You all have a special place in my heart. Hi there, from Cinnamon, an 18-month-old girl of only 31 pounds. When you see me, you’ll know it’s true about that old saying that good things come in small packages. I was surrendered
|Brennan - MEDICAL FULLY FUNDED|
Hi folks, I’m Brennan, a 49 pound dude from Louisiana. I was in the Vermillion Parish shelter and they had me scheduled for something called euthanasia the next day. It must of been something kinda bad, like a carton of milk expiring, because the next thing I knew, a nice human called Martha with J & L Golden Rescue had me snatched outta there and on the way to Birmingham! There was a lovely lady Golden
|Chipper - ADOPTED|
Hi there from Chipper. Everything my sister, Cookie, said is true. I am a 7 month old male pup and weigh approx. 30 pounds. I am pretty darned handsome, don’t you think? We were turned into the Athens shelter, but a nice man from AGB picked us up really fast, so we were there almost no time at all. He thought we were great travelers on the trip to Birmingham and it was fun to ride and see the sights.
|Sambo II - MEDICAL FULLY FUNDED|
Hello there people, from Sambo II. I’m a 4 year old, 60 pound dude, and a handsome one, if I do say so myself. I’ve been a bit of a wanderer for a while, and now I’m looking to settle down. My family moved and somehow we got separated from each other. I was picked up by Mountain Brook animal control and stayed with them until a neighbor in charge of finding me a home came and got me. They posted me
|Sissy - ADOPTED|
Greetings from Sissy! I’m an eleven-year-old lady, who has been through a bit of a sad time. My 93-year-old human Mom went to that place that people call heaven. We adored each other lots and I’ll admit that she spoiled me a little. Maybe that’s why at 84.5 pounds, I’m a little on the fluffy side and could stand to lose a few pounds. Now I need to find someone who is big-hearted enough to help me learn
|Dexter - SPECIAL NEEDS|
UPDATE October 8th -- Dexter here and I just wanted to update you all on how I have been doing. My foster Mom is taking wonderful care of me. It appears I have some sort of allergies going on, so I am taking allergy medicine so I don’t feel miserable from the effects it can have on me. I also may need other medications occasionally if my allergies flare up, as it can cause me to itch and my poor
Greetings all! Dakota Blue at your service. I am a ten-year-old, 56-pound male, who suffered abuse in my puppyhood. I was tied to a tree, starved and hit with sticks and a bat until a compassionate gentleman rescued me and took me into his home. Now I'm feeling as blue as my name, because this lovely man became very ill and recently passed away. My gentleman raised me well and now I feel all alone.