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California

Margie - 6002


6 yr 2 mon (Adult)
Spayed Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: North hills, CA

Contact: Cathy Peters
cathyjpeters@verizon.net
818-893-3760 or Cell 818-426-7954

Adopted 05 January 2019!!

Margie

(California)


Dog Story:

Welcome to America, Margie!  She's one of our Greek immigrants who arrived with her 5 month old puppy, who has found his forever home.  
 
Margie is a 5-6 year old Brittany mix; her foster home suspects Brittany/English Setter.  She has the orange & white coloring of a Brittany and is the size of a small English Setter (larger than a Brittany).  She's an exceptionally sweet girl who loves to lay in her foster mom's lap in the recliner chair, going to sleep almost immediately.  Otherwise she doesn't get on furniture, although I expect she would if invited because she loves being close.  At night she sleeps on the floor in the bedroom,  next to her foster mom's bed.  She's house trained with a doggy door and knows "sit" and "stay" (in English).    
 
She's very mellow but when outside every once in awhile Margie gets the "zoomies" around the yard.  She gets along fine with the other dogs in her foster home and would love to live with another dog who would play with her.
 
If you think Margie would make a great addition to your family please fill out the online  adoption application and contact her foster mom. 
 
Dog History:
Margie is part of ABR’s International rescue effort. 
   

Sadie - 5991


10 yr 3 mon (Senior)
Spayed Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Current Location: Sacramento, CA

Contact: Terrie Johnson
terrie_johnson@comcast.net
707-477-2718

Adoption Pending 13 January 2019!!

Sadie

(California)


 Dog Story:

Sadie was found tied to the shelter door one morning, abandoned by her family.  The shelter reached out to ABR and asked if we would be willing to take her.  We said YES!!

Her first night n Foster Care, Sadie was so tickled to be "out of jail" that she bounced around the floor, played with Foster Mom's small dog and loved on the Cats.  She gets along with everyone, and is so sweet and gentle.  She is fully housebroken, loves to sleep in bed with you, but understands what a crate is.  She doesn't chew or show any destructive behavior.  She is an easy going, really sweet dog.

The Shelter thought she had cushings, because she drank more water than usual and her waist line was swollen.  They also found she has arthritis in her spine.  They tried to do an ultrasound to determine if she was spayed and instead found a huge mass in her stomach area.

ABR didn't care.  We committed to giving this little girl the best home possible for her remaining years.  After taking her to the Vet for an ultrasound to determine what the mass is, we were given some depressing but hopeful news.  She has a very large liver mass and it is bleeding. The bleed is encapsulated in a hematoma, but it is urgent that she have surgery or she will bleed out.  The vet says that with this surgery, she will be relatively healthy for a 10 year old girl.  Removing the cantalope size mass will aleviate the stress on her organs, and reduce her weight dramatically.  Also, she is anemic and malnourished, because the mass is preventing her organs from processing her food properly.  Once the mass is removed, her body can return to normal function, and hopefully she will live for 3-5 more years.

ABR is supporting the emergency surgery so that this sweet girl can have a wonderful rest of her life.  If you are interested in becoming a Brittany Buddy, and helping Miss Sadie, please reference her name and ABR number on any donations you send.

 

Update 10-30-18

Miss Sadie has survived her surgery and is recovering well.  The surgery was pretty intense, and the vet staff were not certain she was going to pull through.  Luckily she did and is feeling so much better. 

Sadie had her stitches out yesterday and a post op appointment.  The result was really good.  Her blood count needs to be watched for a few weeks, as it is a little low, but considering what she has gone through the Vet is not surprised.  The next step for Sadie is to manage the arthritis in her spine.  Her back end is a little weak, so she doesn’t have great control of her hind quarters on slick surfaces.  She is getting stronger, though and enjoys her walks outdoors.

Miss Sadie is a great communicator.  She will tell you when she needs to go outside with a quick bark.  She will tell you when she is hungry, and when she wants a treat.  Otherwise, she is a quiet girl who is so happy to have a cozy place to curl up with her people.

She loves to go for rides in the car, but if she must stay home, she is fine with that as well.  She prefers not to have to be crated if left alone, and has proven herself to be quite responsible.  Miss Sadie will be a wonderful companion to someone who wants a lovely senior girl with lots of personality. 

   
Utah

Cici - 6053


6 yr (Adult)
Spayed Female
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Contact: Michael Barlow
barlowfamily220@msn.com
801-550-4138

Adoption Pending 02 February 2019!!

Cici

(Utah)

Dog Story:

Cici is a sweet smaller girl, about 35 lbs, who loves attention and belly rubs. She settled into her foster home immediately and began playing with her foster brother.

She knows sit and shake and has great house manners.

She has a clean bill of health and has a healthy appetite. She is very friendly and is house trained and crate trained.

Cici is the perfect little girl and would fit into any new home she goes to. So what is stopping you? Fill out the online adoption application and contact her foster dad.

Dog History:

Cici was rescued from a local shelter but I cannot understand why she was ever in a shelter, she is the perfect girl.

   

Charlie - 6051


3 mon (Puppy)
Male
Orange/White
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Midvale, UT

Contact: Bobbi Tolman & Bobby Gifford
altaoid@gmail.com
801-520-2254

Charlie

(Utah)

Dog Story:

Hi! I'm Charlie. I am a very sweet boy looking for my fur-ever home! I am pretty mellow, and also love to play and chew on toys. I am very good at going potty outside, and sleep though most of the night. I really like playing with my foster siblings, and they are teaching me how to be a great dog. My foster mom says I learn quickly and am very well behaved for my age. I am learning to like my crate. I whine a little at first, but I do like having a dark safe space to hide in, and I relax within a few minutes. 

 

If your family would like to add a fun energetic pup to your home, please fill out the online  adoption application and mention Charlie!

 

Dog History:

My foster mom picked me up from a little town where I lived in a shed. There was a high risk for me to live my life as an outdoor dog only to be used for hunting. I would make a really great hunter, but I would be so much happier living inside with my humans as a real member of the family. I have so much love to give, and I hope I can find my fur-ever family soon! 

   

Rodeo Duke - 5990


7 yr 3 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Contact: Bobbi Tolman & Bobby Gifford
altaoid@gmail.com
801-520-2254

Adopted !!

Rodeo Duke

(Utah)

Dog Story:
Duke is a white and orange neutered male Brittany, about 7 years old now. His ideal weight is 47 - 48 pounds Duke is a big boy that wants nothing more than to be with you all the time. Active and in the middle of things when you are up and about, he can get over excited, but will sit by your side when you sit as well. He is very housebroken, good with other dogs and cats, and has not been destructive when left loose in the house. He loves to be petted, sit with you, go with you. He can be a puller on leash, but will stop if asked by a knowledgeable dog person, or with no-pull equipment. He has done well as an office dog on a leash behind the desk. He just wants to be some person's or some family's pal. I believe he was starved for attention in the past, and he always wants all you can give him, but will accept boundaries when you have had enough. He has had no hunting training, but I have seen him sight point a flock of pigeons.

. Duke does not especially like to be crated, but has done okay in the plastic Vari-Kennel crates. He has pulled wires loose in a wire crate though, and will tear up bedding if crated, but not when loose. He has really done just fine being left loose in the house.

Duke has apparently had a fracture of one front ankle, but it does not seem to bother him any. He does not jump well, despite normal hip x-rays, so does need a boost in the rear to get into some vehicles. He rides well in the car on a seat belt. He knows basic commands - sit, stay, wait, come, down, stop. He really enjoys the wading pool in the back yard, and will use it daily.

Duke would do well with a person or family that wants a loving involved pet, willing to give him the attention and structure he thrives on. If you think Duke would be a great addition to your family please fill out the online  adoption application and mention Duke.

History:
Duke was picked up as a stray in Las Cruces, NM in June 2016, and not reclaimed. He was transferred from Mesilla Valley Animal Services to Brittany Rescue in Albuquerque. He was fully vetted, and adopted by a couple in northern NM. Two years later, their own health issues have forced their decision to return Duke to rescue
.

   
Washington

Tina - 5993


1 yr 11 mon (Young)
Spayed Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: SPOKANE, WA

Contact: Terri & Steve Hansen
shilliam4@gmail.com
509-939-4008
Adoption Pending 31 October 2018!!

Tina

(Washington)


Dog Story:

Sweet, sweet Tina arrived in the USA on Oct 7th. She is really enjoying the home life here. She plays until she sleeps, then she sleeps until she plays. Tina is a joy to have here!

If Tina might be a great addition to your family, please fill out the online  adoption application and mention Tina.

 

Dog History:

Tina is part of ABR’s international rescue effort. 

   

Brittanys usually live 12-15 years, so if you are contemplating adoption, please be prepared to make that kind of commitment to the dog. Brittanys love their people and require personal attention every day.

Dogs placed by American Brittany Rescue, Inc. have been rescued from a shelter, found as a stray, or given up by an owner who could no longer keep or care for them. All dogs in foster homes have been (or will be) spayed or neutered, checked for heartworm, and are usually on preventative medication for heartworm. A dog's foster family can give you valuable information about its personality and temperament.

There are many more Brittany's available but not yet listed on the web site. These pages are always changing as homes are found and new dogs are placed into rescue. Please contact the State Coordinator for more information.

If you know of a Brittany who needs a home, please contact your nearest State Coordinator for assistance.