Dogs Available in the Southeast

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Alabama

Cindy Lou Who - 5950


2 yr 1 mon (Adult)
Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Need Fence
Current Location: Remlap, AL

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

Adoption Pending 30 October 2018!!

Cindy Lou Who

(Alabama)

Dog Story:
I’m scared, really scared. You see, I’ve spent all my little life in a pen. Every couple of days the Man would bring me some food. I tried real hard to be happy and friendly but he didn’t care. And then one day he grabbed me up and took to a place with lots of other dogs. He asked a lady with kind eyes if she’d take me. She said,  "Of course!" After he left, she told me she knew just to call. A little while later a lady with laughing eyes came to get me. She asked my name and Kind Eyes said I didn’t have one. Laughing Eyes said I looked like a Who and she said my name would be Cindy Lou Who. She scooped me up and said we were starting an adventure. Well, she took me to another place where I stayed a few days with lots of young ladies who told me I was sweet and pretty and brave. I got poked, prodded and stuck. And they took some of my insides out. After that I came to the House. Never been in a house and it’s scary. Laughing Eyes is really Herself and she is teaching me lots. Plus she puts food in my bowl two times a day! It has green things in it but I eat it anyway. Herself said she is looking for the perfect people for me. So if you are Who people looking for Who dog to share adventures with, here I am! Cindy Lou Who

Please understand that Cindy Lou Who is not a candidate for a home with an invisible fence. She is very timid and easily frightened. Learning to trust humans will be a slow process. When faced with something new or scary, she is not reactive; she cowers. With time and patience her Brittany personality will blossom.

History:
Cindy Lou Who came into a shelter with her 3 pointer/mix pups. She has since been spayed, brought up to date on vaccinations, is heartworm negative and on preventative.

 

 

   
Florida

Amelia fka Little Missy - 5877


8 yr 4 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


11 yr 11 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


10 mon (Puppy)
Male
Orange/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Robersonville, NC

Contact: Andrea M Bock
britrescue@comcast.net
301-682-2169 or cell 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.

   

Quill - 5891


5 yr 4 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Stedman, NC

Contact: Andrea M Bock
britrescue@comcast.net
301-682-2169 or cell 301-467-4394

Quill

(North Carolina)

Dog Story:
Quill is one lucky fellow.  He was found on the side of the road and when a woman stopped to check on him, he got up and jumped into her car.  That one move saved his life!  Quill was HW positive, and at his estimated age of 7 years, we have no idea how long he had been infected.  It was a heavy heartworm infestation. The woman who found him, brought him to a friend who has a puppy rescue. This wonderful woman, Cheryl, took him in, cared for him and took him through his HW treatment.  She had contacted ABR and knew that we were ready to take him into foster care as soon as she felt he was ready.  Over the course of his treatment, Cheryl kept in touch with ABR with progress reports and information that helped us find a good foster home for him. Quill fared very well, and just has a residual cough that may be with him forever.


Quill has been settling into his foster home. At first he was shy and nervous and preferred to be in his crate rather than in the scary outside world, but he has made lots of progress as you can see from his photos. He is currently living with 3 other Britts and has come out of his shell.  His eyesight is somewhat compromised, but the vet feels that it does not limit him and should not get worse.


Quill would be best with older kids- he loves the foster home’s daughter who is 9 years old. Quill will become a great companion with lots of love and patience  If you are the one who would like to see Quill blossom into a more confident dog, please submit an adoption application

History:
Since Quill was found on the side of road, with no idea where he came from, ABR has no background to share.  It is apparent though, that he has had a very rough life, and it is so heartening to be able save this precious soul through the shared efforts of so many.

   
Tennessee

Abbie - 5756


4 yr 6 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Current Location: Chattanooga, TN

Contact: Jennifer McClung
jlmcclung@gmail.com
423-805-2839

Abbie

(Tennessee)

Dog Story:
When I was rescued as a stray in Arkansas, they named me Vincent (as in Vincent van Gogh) but my foster mom changed it to Abbie (as in Abbie Normal from the movie Young Frankenstein). This is because I have a couple genetic defects, like I don’t have an ear flap on my left ear, my prepuce is missing near the top, and I have a partially fused metatarsal on my left foot. But, no worries, they don’t slow me down, they just add to my charm.

My foster mom was a foster-to-adopt but her work situation is changing and she’ll be stuck in a boring office 9-5 instead of working from home. She’s considerate enough that she knows I would not be happy or thrive being crated for 8 hours a day so she’s looking for a new home for me.

The main reason why I wouldn’t be happy crated up is because I am VERY active and LOVE being around people. So I really need a home where I will be exercised every day, preferably taken for runs or long fast walks. And I need either a work from home situation or someone who only works away from home part-time. While I LOVE everyone, if you’ve got children they need to be older, say 7 and up, because when I get excited I jump and I’d hate to hurt a child who can’t deal with that.

Also, having another dog to play with would be the best! Just make sure s/he’s tolerant because, according to my foster brother, I can be a real pest trying to get another dog to play with me. And I also will steal their toys, so s/he’s got to be okay with that. I’ve done pretty well with my foster cats, but they are tempting so I would need supervision until I learn that the cats are friends not toys. I also will need a good, strong, secure fence. I won’t jump it but I will run up to it and smack it really hard when I see a bird or squirrel that I want.

Beyond that I’m a very attentive, affectionate, sensitive Brittany boy. I’m around 4 years old, neutered, housebroken, crate trained, healthy and heartworm negative. I know some basic commands but would benefit from an obedience class. I think I’d be really good at agility so if you like working with dogs I’ve got the energy and smarts for it! Just be sure to use positive reinforcement because I’m very sensitive. My former owner used strong negative corrections and so I belly up whenever I think you’re upset with me.

History:
Abbie was rescued as a stray in Arkansas.

 

   

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.