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Alabama

Colt - 6057


1 yr 4 mon (Young)
Neutered Male
Tri-Color
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Remlap, AL

Contact: Rebecca Rockwell Wallace
rr071646@gmail.com
843-812-0831

Adoption Pending 08 March 2019!!

Colt

(Alabama)

Dog Story:
Active tri-colored young boy seeks lasting relationship for Valentines Day and beyond. I'm told I'm a very sweet little boy who is eager to please and quick to learn. Herself says I'm starting to make "good choices". No idea what she means but she smiles and gives me a cookie when she says it. My house manners are very good for my age and upbringing. Which herself says I'm rapidly rising above. Again, no clue but it is cookie worthy. So if you need romance in your life, to be looked at with loving eyes and are willing to finish my raising I'm waiting impatiently for you. Oh, and a cookie jar will be a big plus.

Waiting to adore you,

Colt

History: 
This pet
tite (25#), agile boy was an owner surrender when his family's schedule changed and they no longer had time for him. He is neutered. up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on preventative

   
Florida

Libby - 6042


1 yr 7 mon (Young)
Spayed Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Current Location: Navarre, FL

Contact: Christine & John Boyd
chboyd@comcast.net
678-772-3537

Adoption Pending 24 February 2019!!

Libby

(Florida)

Dog Story:
Hi Brittany lovers, I'm Libby.  These great people at ABR were trying to decide how I should introduce myself and they looked up "Libby" on Wikipedia.  Do you know what it said?  Libby, along with being a form of Elizabeth, is also a modern Hebrew name meaning "my heart."  I sure would love to be part of a family that would love me with all of their heart.  You see, my sister and I were bought as puppies together to live with a family.  That family wasn't quite prepared for the activeness of young Brittanys and my sister and I spent a lot of time outside in the backyard, all alone except for each other. They gave us to ABR and now I'm trying to learn what it's like to live inside and be part of a family.  I've got a way to go, but with the help of my foster family, I'm learning more and more everyday.

Background:  Libby and her sister came into ABR care from a family who realized they didn't choose the right dog for them.  She didn't spend a lot of time indoors and she is learning all of the ins and outs of being a house dog. So, expect a few mishaps here and there, but she is working on house training and crate training.  Libby also REALLY loves the attention and affection of her foster family and has shown some aggression towards the resident female Brittany as she tries to hog all of the attention.  As such, we think she might enjoy being an only dog.  We only recommend her for families with other dogs if you have experience working through behavior issues with other dogs.

 Libby is also very prey oriented.  No cats for her. She also needs a family ready to take her out on adventures and channel that young Brittany energy in appropriate ways.

Libby was recently spayed, is heartworm negative, and up-to-date on all of her vaccines. If you think you might be the home for Libby, fill out an adoption application or send an e-mail to the contact listed to the left.

History:
Libby is an owner surrender from McDonough GA.  

   

Amelia fka Little Missy - 5877


8 yr 9 mon (Senior)
Spayed Female
Orange Roan
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Need Fence
Current Location: Maitland, FL

Contact: Rebecca Rockwell Wallace
rr071646@gmail.com
843-812-0831

Amelia fka Little Missy

(Florida)


Dog Story:
Imagine the sound of a moaning harmonica off in the distance...  picture an old dog turned out by people who really never cared for her, walking the streets alone and sick.  Now you hear happy music because a young lady found her, took her in and turned her over to ABR. More happy music as Herself took over her care.  Herself named this poor old thing Missy.  Flash forward to now.  I really hate the name. Actually I don't think Herself likes the name either because she usually just calls me Hey You.  But I digress.. back to the sad harmonica.  I'm sick and I won't recover.  I have heartworms that have enlarged my sweet old heart.  Plus I have spots on my lungs. And there's a mammary tumor that can't be removed because of my heart. Oh and did I mention my megacolon?  At first I thought that was a good thing.  You know MegaDog the Great has a MegaColon!  Well that's not what it means.  It means that I was kept crated for so long and not allowed out and being a very good girl I didn't soil the my home so my colon just grew to accommodate "stuff".  Do you understand the sad music now?  So I'm looking for someone who will let me end my days in peace.  And give me a good name.  I need a good name.
Your sweet old friend,
Missy aka Hey You

You would not know that Little Missy has health issues to look at her or see her in action. She's a real social butterfly - loves everybody, everything: people, dogs, cats. Right now it looks like her life might be somewhat short but she only knows "today" and she is enjoying and living it fully

Missy has found a "forever" foster home to provide the few things she has on her Bucket List: 2 squares a day, some belly rubs and a few car rides!

She is not a candidate for traditional heartworm treatment but will be fine on the slow kill treatment. Her megacolon issues are treatable with daily stool softener.

 Won't you please consider contributing to her care?

Missy is spayed, up to date  on vaccinations, is heartworm positive but on preventative as per protocol for slow kill treatment.

 

 

 

 

   

Tucker - 5601


12 yr 3 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Trenton, FL

Contact: Monica Rutt
monicarutt@gmail.com
(415) 999-5044

Tucker

(Florida)


Dog Story:
Tucker wanted to share his journey with Britt friends as one of ABR’s lucky “forever-fosters”! Tucker came to rescue as a retired hunting dog who had always lived in an outdoor kennel and was past his prime in the field. Tucker was welcomed by an ABR volunteer and her Brittany boy who were searching for a new senior companion. Unfortunately it was found that Tucker had a number of medical issues and needed specialty veterinary care. Tucker was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, a severely enlarged heart and fluid in his lungs, as well as malignant eye melanomas. A team of expert vets worked to get Tucker back on his paws with evaluation of his heart and lung conditions, eye surgery to remove the cancerous melanomas, and daily medications to help with Congestive Heart Failure. In true Brittany spirit, right after coming home from surgery Tucker figured out how to get his cone-collar through the doggie door and headed for the woods running full blast! He celebrated his first holiday in a real home with his Britt brother and loves napping fireside on chilly evenings.

Tucker’s forever-foster mom sent an update on this special boy:
Tucker is doing well on the medications even if you can see his little heart just pounding sometimes. He is wonderful and loves the freedom to go from cuddling to hunting all day long. He will run like a crazy Britt and hunt for an hour and then jump in the fountain to cool off and walk around until he is breathing normally and his heart has slowed. And of course then we run in the house all wet! I think he is also improving because he was a hunting dog and is still very active and in good shape. I put a Whisper 3 GPS tracker on him and the little guy averages between 4.5 to 7.5 miles a day running around my woods. Of course between runs he cools off in the fountain and then heads for a nap in my lap!! He is such a joy to have around and hopefully we will have him for a long time to come!

Tucker would be very grateful for any Brittany Buddy  donations towards his surgery and ongoing medical care. The generous donations from our sponsors enables ABR to provide continued veterinary care and support for the special needs of long-term forever and hospice foster dogs, who stay with their volunteer families to enjoy a happy, loving life working towards the best possible health for their senior years. Tucker’s family and ABR are most thankful for the kindness of all the friends who make life better for rescue Brittanys every day!

 

   
North Carolina

Johnny - 5930


1 yr 2 mon (Young)
Male
Orange/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Robersonville, NC

Contact: Andrea M Bock
britrescue@comcast.net
301-467-4394

Johnny

(North Carolina)

Dog Story:

Hello future family!!  If you’re reading this, you’re looking for a canine companion and I fit the bill since I’m a canine who needs a human companion.  Just a short time ago I was on the “chain gang”- tied out in a yard with no adequate food, water, shelter.  It has been a really hot and stormy summer so obviously it has been tough to be an outside dog.  But luckily now I’m in a foster home with 3 Brittanys to keep me company, a crate and bed of my own, toys and a human companion.  The human talks to me, teaches me stuff, tells me NO sometimes (actually lots of times) and tells me I’m a good boy when I follow the rules.  She also provides good food and best of all she cuddles me and gives me belly rubs. Life is GOOD as an inside dog!!  Since the foster human already has three we hope that one of you will want to adopt me.

Foster mom says I came to her with “no skills”.  I have already learned to use the doggie door!  I’m not great on the leash (flashback to the chain gang I guess) so I need to practice that.  I’m also protective of my food bowl which is probably also a result of being on the chain gang and experiencing grocery deprivation. I’ve learned to play nicely with the resident Britts- 2 females ages 8 & 7 and a 2 year old male.  I’m learning that toys are for chewing but human hands or shoes are not.   I’m learning that NO means I should stop doing what I’m doing.  I’m learning that I should use the bathroom in the yard and not on a rug. There’s still a lot to learn but the foster mom says I’m smart and a fast learner.  She says I’m a youngster and the vet guesses my age to be 6 to 8 months. I’m very handsome with light orange markings and very distinctive eyes.  My tail is long and foster mom says she can see the beginnings of feathering on my butt and tail.  She thinks I’m going to be a really handsome adult.  I like it here but I want a family to call my own, a family that will love me and cherish me and I can love, cherish, protect, and entertain in return.

Now just a few thoughts from the one who says no and dispenses the foods and belly rubs…As he learns to trust, Johnny is becoming sweeter and sweeter.  He’s very active as befits his age and breed so he will need regular walks and a fenced in yard where he can run around and explore.  He hasn’t tried to climb over or dig under my fence.  He adores playing with my 3, especially my male and it is allowing him to be properly socialized as they put him in his place when he gets too rough.  He would enjoy all the attention an only dog gets but he’d benefit from the companionship of another dog. He will also benefit from having toys that are for strong chewers.  When he gets nippy, I’ve been able to distract him with toys.  This is a behavior that they outgrow as they mature and have proper training.  I am crate training him and he doesn’t seem to mind being crated.  He also loves his treats.  We are currently working on the sit command and he’s making quick progress because he loves treats, even the healthy kind like cucumber slices.  Obviously I (all of us at ABR) hope that our foster dogs find great homes but in this case my hope is really strong.  I truly believe we have saved this pup from an awful future life.  He’s not perfect but he wants to please and is visibly happy when he gets praised. 

History:
A neighbor helped to get Johnny to ABR, after being passed around, mistreated and not taken care of by anyone he got passed on to.  We don't even know if he had ever been to a vet.  ABR is taking care of getting him updated on all vaccinations and he has been neutered as well.

   
Virginia

Rocky - 5947


10 yr 5 mon (Senior)
Male
Orange/White
Current Location: Fredricksburg, VA

Contact: Andrea M Bock
britrescue@comcast.net
301-467-4394

Rocky

(Virginia)

Dog Story:
I spent most of my life in a backyard with many other dogs. I did not get attention or pats on my head with someone to say “good boy”. After two weeks at a shelter, a nice lady came and got me. There was a long car ride but I finally met my foster mom. She called me Rocky. Her house was the first one I had ever been in and I found everything to be so interesting. But, I was good and never took anything. I like the recliner and rides in the car!

I was sick when I got to my foster mom’s house but after treatment, I feel much better. My cough is gone, my ears have been treated, I have been neutered and I had my teeth cleaned. I am a new dog!

I am very laid back and walk well on a leash. I seek attention a lot but it is okay because my foster mom is always there to give it to me. I am house broken for the most part but I do mark sometimes. I am also learning my commands and I always respond to treats. I hope that one day I will find my forever home with someone to hang out with me. I have so much love to give!

Foster mom:
Rocky is such a sweet boy. Everywhere I go in the house, he is right there with me. He does not have separation anxiety and walks into his crate when I need to leave the house. He really needs a steady companion to give him the love he wants and he needs to be the only pet in the house.

Rocky is up to date on shots, is heartworm negative and loves people! Does your heart have room for sharing love with this very sweet boy?

If you are interested in inquiring about Rocky, please submit an adoption application.

 

   

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.