Orphans

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

Dogs highlighted in blue are in need of a foster family

Doc - ADOPTION PENDING
My name is Doc. Imagine me saying "I'm your Huckleberry" in a southern drawl. (Name that movie). Anyhow, being a "huckleberry" means "one is just the right person for a given job" so my new job is finding a perfect home for myself and becoming your wonderful Golden companion. I'm a 3 years old boy, very handsome with a caramel golden fur coat. I weigh 65 pounds. I'm an owner surrender so I'm a little anxious about what's going to happen next. I'm heart worm negative, up to date on all my shots, neutered and microchipped. I like dogs and am okay with cats; although occasionally they are fun to play chase with. I'm house trained and will look you straight in the eye when I need to go out. I love leash walks and car rides and swimming. I haven't been crate trained so I'd really like to sleep in your bedroom. But I don't get on furniture. I know a few commands like "sit', "stay", "off" and "down". I probably do need someone to do some training with me so I know what the boundaries are. Especially because I like to counter surf and I will steal your food in a heartbeat if I get the chance. And when it's mine, it's mine which I'm told is not a "good boy". I would like to be your good boy. And I need a huckleberry too, please. Hugs, Doc

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Hope II - ADOPTED
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU! An Enya quote reads "Hope has a place in a lover's heart". I certainly hope so. I would like a place in someone's heart. My name is Hope. I'm an 11 year old girl who was surrendered to a shelter by the people that had me. I don't know why. My pretty white fur coat was such a horrible matted mess that the shelter folks shaved me down to the skin. My ears, teeth, skin and weight - at 54 pounds - all need a little work to get healthy again. I need to be spayed and microchipped and helped back to the beautiful girl I am. Amazingly, I'm heart worm negative; that's a blessing and once my medical needs are taken care of, I'll be fine. My first glimmer of 'hope' after being terrified at the shelter was when somebody nice took me to their car and drove me to Birmingham. I rode real well in the car and got along great with the other pup that was rescued by AGB. At the vet's office, they put a blanket over me because I get cold without my fur. They feed me good food and treats while my fur coat grows back. At my age, will somebody want to adopt me and take me home with them? I obviously haven't had a cushy life but I do hope my golden years will bring a warm bed and a loving hand to pet me. I promise to be a good and sweet companion. "And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope". Hugs, from a little girl named Hope.

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General Jimbo
Attention, General Jimbo at your service. Actually, I'm way too young to be a General officer; I'm only around 8 months old. I was secretly hoping to be called something like 'Ramses' because my beautiful black rimmed eyes look like a drawing of an Egyptian pharaoh. AGB came and got me from a shelter and brought me to Birmingham. I'm very excited about that because I'm thinking I'm gonna get a fine new home and some wonderful loving people to adopt me. The AGB folks said that a puppy boy like me with huge expressive eyes, a happy smile, and lots of soft white fur will be irresistible. I have suffered a little flea allergy so I lost just a bit of fur on my left back side but that is growing back quickly with medicated baths. I've been neutered and microchipped, and I've already been vaccinated, given my rabies shot, and I'm heart worm negative. I weigh 75 pounds and unlike most puppies, I'm calm and sorta laid back. I'm very friendly and sweet. And I ride well in the car. All in all, an adorable study in black and white with a touch of gold (ears) and pink (tongue). Maybe you should come meet me!!! xox, General Jimbo (aka Ramses)

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Comet/Ash- ADOPTED
Aug 6, 2019 - AGB generally does not adopt two strange dogs to one home at the same time. But this family wanted two dogs and we didn't have a bonded pair. Quinton and Comet, however, have similar, easy going, friendly personalities and we decided to give them a try in foster together. They immediately hit it off playing and running and just loving each other, and became very close during their foster time. Quinton is mostly "Quinn" and Comet is now "Ash" and they are avoiding too much sunshine with their black coats down on the east coast of Florida but still living it up. These young boys are showstoppers and promise years of joy ahead. ******************************************** Hello, I'm Comet. Just a little bit of puppy adorable, they tell me. No, better make that a whole lot of puppy adorable! I've just arrived at AGB; the human baby of the family I lived with was allergic. The AGB folks say they can't think of enough good adjectives to describe me: sweet, adorable, precious, gentle, etc. etc. etc. That's funny! I'm a 9 month old flat coated retriever with a beautiful black coat with a touch of white on my chest and a gorgeous big blocky head which people seem to go ga-ga over. I weigh 68 pounds and I'm heart worm negative. I've been vaccinated and I'm just about to be neutered and microchipped (so you can always find me!). I love other dogs. I'm still a puppy and naturally need a little training but I've been told I will be an excellent companion. I'm house trained and crate trained. I'm walking on a leash and I like it. I love to play and eat but the very, very best thing I love is belly rubs. You give belly rubs? Then I'm your boy! Please don't wait; I want to spend every puppy moment learning to love you and be your wonderful pup for the rest of my life.

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Dolly II/Ms Dolly - ADOPTED
Aug 10, 2019 - The poised beauty with the countenance of a Princess but the really bad haircut is adopted to a family that is just wild about her and she is equally happy with them. She is constantly smiling, watching TV with mom and going on walks with Dad - in fact, she's a little bit of a Daddy's girl right now but getting closer to Mom every day. Her new parents say "we adopted a WHOLE LOTTA love!" She's sleeping with her 7 pound buddy Skipper who tries to jump up and kiss her but just can't quite reach her face, is scared of the cats, and has a Golden to boot to play with on holidays. It's always exciting when the shy ones come out of their shells and blossom. Stay pure and glowing white, Ms Dolly, and keep that crown on your head! ********************************************** Hello, I'm Dolly, a dream girl with a really bad haircut. I mean bad; this beautician shaved all my beautiful white fur from my back and belly (hope nobody tipped 'em). I feel naked but, thank goodness, I know my hair will grow back and I'll be as gorgeous as ever. My story is not unusual. I was found wandering and someone took me to an animal hospital. I've had some litters of puppies. I don't remember how I got lost from them. I'm just over three years old and I weigh 61 pounds. AGB came and got me because they know a regal girl like me with beautiful dark eyes and a sweet disposition needs a good home and a happy life. They think I'll be snapped up. Anyway, I'm sure hoping so. Fingers crossed! I'm doing great in foster with my foster doggie brothers where they say I am very nice and quiet; a darling girl who just wants to be loved and petted. I've now been vaccinated and I'm heart worm negative. So now, I'll be ready for a new home. I could be the dream girl in your life.

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Bebe/Lucy - ADOPTED
Aug 12, 2019 - Southern belle Bebe is now lucky Lucy and has won the lottery with her new parents. She is finished with her heart worm treatment and is raring to go, prissing around like she is queen of her castle. New parents get to dote on her all day and she is loving it! That precious face of hers is shining with personality so who could resist giving her lots of kisses all day? We love Lucy! ********************************************** Hello! My name is Bebe, which as you might know, stands for 'baby' which is a sweet term of endearment. Well, I am still pretty much baby a baby myself; just haven't been treated like a beloved little girl. I'm probably not quite 2 years old but I've already had a litter or two of puppy babies. I'm a beautiful Golden girl who, when not nursing my little ones, has been tied out in the yard for my short life. I've been surrendered to AGB and they've promised they're going to make sure I get medically taken care of by being spayed, vaccinated and all the other medical stuff pups like me need to thrive. I 'm also being treated for heart worms. I weigh 60 pounds. I'm like a diamond in the rough; I love attention and I love people. I got a lot of potential to be one of those lovable, charming, and gorgeous Golden girls that folks adore. I need some training on walking on a leash and maybe some house training, but I'm a smart Golden so that'll be a snap. But I love car rides. I might be a little shy at first but I'll warm up quickly. I would very, very much love to be your 'baby'. xox, Bebe

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Henry II - DONATE
PLEASE DONATE TO MY MEDICAL FUND! CLICK 'MORE' TO SEE HOW MUCH I NEED. THANK YOU KINDLY. I'm very glad to meet you. I'm Henry - Henry the second, in fact. I'm 8 months old. All the folks take one look into my soulful eyes and they say "Henry, you're a heartthrob!" Or maybe I just tug at their heartstrings. Being a heartthrob wasn't enough to keep me from being taken to a shelter. I had an old injury from being previously hit by a car and the Doctors said I would be pain free if they removed it. So AGB got it fixed and sure enough, I'm felling good! I've been vaccinated and I was already neutered. I've been kind of quiet because I didn't feel my best but I'm a very, very sweet puppy boy. I sure would like to have somebody around who loved me. I have a beautiful, long shiny coat and a nice touch of white fur on my chest. I hope that somebody nice will want to adopt and love on a heartthrob like me forever.

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Bozo - ADOPTED
Hi, there! Look, I gots a toy; it's a stuffed owl and now I have something that is mine. I'm only around 1 year old and I've already been in a shelter but nobody has given me a toy before. This lady picked me up from the shelter and drove me to Birmingham and said I was an AGB pup now. She hugged and kissed me and that was really, really nice. I could use some more of that! My name is Bozo. I weigh 49 pounds and I'm heart worm negative. I got all my vaccinations and I've been neutered and microchipped. I like people, dogs and cats...and stuffed owls. I am very sweet, strong, and I'm getting a little training at my foster home. I will bark for treats (love them!) and sing you the song of my people. I'm a fun lovin', handsome boy with a tinge of black on my tail and ears. Makes me look distinguished, don't you think? Anyway, I'm very proud I have a toy. I can't imagine how proud I will be to have a family and a home of my own! Make a boy's dream come true, won't you? Ask AGB about Bozo!

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Quinton - ADOPTED
Aug 6, 2019 - AGB generally does not adopt two strange dogs to one home at the same time. But this family wanted two dogs and we didn't have a bonded pair. Quinton and Comet, however, have similar, easy going, friendly personalities and we decided to give them a try in foster together. They immediately hit it off playing and running and just loving each other, and became very close during their foster time. Quinton is mostly "Quinn" and Comet is now "Ash" and they are avoiding too much sunshine with their black coats down on the east coast of Florida but still living it up. These young boys are showstoppers and promise years of joy ahead. ********************************************** "You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quin(ton)!" Hello, friends, my name is Quinton and I've just arrived at AGB from a shelter. I am so, so happy to be here in Birmingham although I did just get a lot of vaccinations and also got neutered. You see, I'm a 1 year old boy who's just about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. I've been told AGB is looking for a home and a family for me to love. Yippee! I cannot contain my excitement. I weigh 48 pounds and I am a black Flat Coated Retriever and about as good looking as a pup can get. I'm super friendly and right now, a little like a bull in china shop. So I do need some training until I get out of my puppy ways because nobody cared enough to teach me before. I'll grow into a marvelous and handsome companion, won't I? I'm hoping that when my new family sees me "everybody's going to jump for joy!" (Thanks to Bob Dylan for writing a song about me). Please ask about me, Quinton, okay?

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