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My name is Belle!

Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Belle
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Belle's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Belle's Story...
To all of you out there thinking about adopting a Golden, I am Belle, and I must warn you to have the tissues handy as I tell my story. If you have been to one of AGB's Adoption Days, no doubt you smiled at all of those human handlers having such obvious fun with their fosters and friends. Looked like being an AGB volunteer was about as good as a picnic in the park, didn't it? Let me tell you, folks, with some of the stories my fellow adoptees and I have to tell, I wonder some days how those folks handle it. Before I relate the personal tragedies that have befallen me in my two young years, please let me explain a bit about the program. Too many people have the misguided idea that a dog ends up a surrender because the dog has a problem. Without being specific about how my sister Cassie and I found ourselves orphans, all dogs who come through rescues have "back stories," sometimes known, or, in the case of strays, complete mysteries. Too often those stories don't mean that dogs or humans did anything "wrong." Oftentimes, divorce or death or disease or financial bumps in the road result in a family having to give up a pet. In many cases, surrender represents an owner's ultimate act of animal good responsibility and a heart-rending decision. I recently came to AGB with my bonded sister Cassie. Both of us were suffering from heart worms, and, trusting that there are kind strangers out there who will contribute to offsetting the expense of treatment, the vet began the grueling process of freeing us of heart worms and back to the good health necessary for adoption to a forever home. The treatment carries risks, and my beloved sister Cassie did not survive. To say that I am grief stricken is an understatement. Cassie was the alpha of our little pack of two, and now I have to not only undergo about a month more of very uncomfortable procedures, I've also got to figure out how to go on without my soul mate. I'm a Golden, and with some help I'll learn to smile again because smiling is what Goldens do best. Potential adopter, here's where you come in. Every dog in this program deserves the forever home for which we all long, but you've got to admit that my story is pretty compelling. At only two, I have a long life ahead in which I can promise to be the most devoted dog you've ever owned. I will be every day grateful, and I will show it. I am on the small side at 57.9 pounds, and I have a gentle and winning personality that makes me a good candidate for just about any home. One last thought, if you are a family who understands the hole in your heart that a death creates, and you are ready to welcome a "successor" dog, maybe we could work on healing our hearts as a team. There is no "timetable" for starting to love and laugh again. In early September, I will be ready, and I hope and pray that you will be ready to make me a part of your life. Hanging in there, Belle Please visit us at www.adoptagoldenbirmingham.com or call 205-908-1566 or email ashawrn@gmail.com.

Facts about Belle

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Belle, a BIRMINGHAM Golden Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Golden Retriever for sale in BIRMINGHAM, or seeking a Golden Retriever dog from a breeder in BIRMINGHAM.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in BIRMINGHAM already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a BIRMINGHAM breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Golden Retriever breeders who help with Golden Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in BIRMINGHAM paves the way for another one to be saved.