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Florida

McGee - 5745


3 yr 6 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Keystone Heights, FL

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

Adoption Pending 01 May 2018!!

McGee

(Florida)


Dog Story:
Greetings, my name is McGee!  I am one of the luckiest rescue Britts around, and also unlucky in a way, but my life has already changed for the better.  I came from a rural shelter in Alabama as a stray.  The fantastic shelter staff couldn’t believe someone didn’t come looking for me, so ABR was called and took me in.  Then I got on my own private airplane – two wonderful volunteer pilots flew me in their plane from Alabama to Florida, and I was such a lucky passenger enjoying my time on wings! 

I am also really lucky because I’m in a foster home with a loving family that wants to adopt me once I get better!  But I’ve also had a rough time of it because we found out I have something called hip dysplasia.  My left hip is especially in need of fixing, since my joints have worn down making my hind end weak, and I can’t do much exercise or activity like young Brittanys should.   

The good news is I have awesome vets that have checked me out and can help fix me up!  I’ve had all sorts of poking and prodding and stretching, even laying still like a good boy on the table for x-rays (most dogs just get cute pictures of their outsides, but guess they wanted to see what my insides look like too!)  When they did x-rays, the vets saw my bad hip right away, and also that I have been shot.  Not sure how I ended up with those pellets in me, but they don’t bother me.  It’s just my hip that needs fixing, and ABR wants to make sure I can live the best healthy life.  I will need surgery to repair my left hip joint, and my foster to adopt family is going to take great care of me as I recover from surgery.  I could really use some Brittany Buddy friends to help with my vet expenses as I get back in good shape.  I finally get to be in a real home for the holidays, and I’m so excited that soon I will be a healthy boy again!  Sending Britt hugs and kisses – Love, McGee

History:
McGee is a darling, affectionate Brittany sweetheart who has weathered rough times in his young years.  We don’t know much about his past, but even with his stiff hip and birdshot along one side, McGee greets every day with a relaxed smile and a passion for life.  He has never met a stranger and loves all the attention he’s been missing, belly rubs and gentle walks around the yard, and celebrated his first Thanksgiving in a real home with his foster to adopt family. 

McGee’s x-rays showed he has bilateral hip dysplasia, causing lameness and muscle atrophy in his back end with the hip joints grinding together.  His left hip is especially degraded and will require surgery to restore movement in the hip joint, allowing him to do normal exercise and motion without pain.  McGee has been evaluated with an excellent team of orthopedic veterinarians and will have expert care for his hip replacement.  We are thankful that surgery will be able to help this sweet boy, and want to ensure McGee has the quality of life he deserves to enjoy a healthy life without pain.  All Brittany Buddy donations for McGee will go directly towards helping with his medical costs, and we are incredibly grateful for the generous supporters who make it possible for ABR to help rescue Brittanys in need live their best life! 

   

Tucker - 5601


11 yr 6 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!

 

   
Georgia

Choco - 5835


2 yr 8 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Liver Roan
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Current Location: Lawrenceville, GA

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

Choco

(Georgia)


Dog Story:
Hola, mi nombre es Choco y estoy buscando a alguien que me comprenda y ame por quien soy.

Hi, My name is Choco and I am looking for a forever home that will love me as I am.. You see, I was found abandoned in Spain and brought to the shelter. At the shelter, I was so stressed all I could do is pace and turn circles. Maybe I was kept kenneled or tied up and turning in circles was the only way I could move. Maybe I turn from the anxiety of all I have been through. You see, I was probably abandoned after I couldn't hunt well. Maybe my owner even shot at me out of anger, because I have birdshot pellets in my rear legs. The nice people at the shelter worked with me for months trying to help me overcome my anxiety. They say I have come so far and they consider me quite the success story. I don't know about that, but I sure do love snuggling up with people who make me feel safe and secure. I never knew life could be so good.

Foster mom here: Choco is an amazingly beautiful boy with a heart full of love. We have been amazed at how trusting and loving he is after all he has been though. He is quite possibly the most loving foster we've ever had. He is on an anxiety medicine that he takes once a day. The medicine costs $50 for a month. We hope perhaps one day when he is comfortable and settled he may be able to lower the dose or come off of it, but for now he must stay on it. (And maybe he always will.) Choco seems to still have a lot of anxiety in the morning, but with the medicine and a nice daily walk, he is able to settle for the rest of the day. He is an ABSOLUTE snuggle bug and whoever adopts him will be lucky. He will require several things to thrive:

 1. A home where the people are not gone to work all day, every day. He does have some separation anxiety also. To go along with this we feel having a canine buddy at home is also helpful.

2. A home without a lot of steps. Because of the constant turning and spinning when anxious, he has injured his back right leg. The x-ray is clear, but he just has caused soft tissue pain from the constant stress and overuse. The spinning is much better, we hope that with a steady environment it will get even better and so will the leg, but anything we can do to lessen the stress on his back leg would be in his best interest.

3. We would prefer a home in the southeast. After making the long journey from Spain, we do not want to subject him to a long transport with people he does not know. Choco is up-to-date on all vaccines and heartworm and leishmaniasis negative.

If you would like to be Choco's knight in shining armor and feel you can meet the requirements of what he needs, we would love to hear from you. Please fill out an adoption application and e-mail the contact person listed to the left.

 

   
Tennessee

Abbie - 5756


4 yr 1 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.

 

   
Virginia

Ron - 5841


2 yr 7 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Fairfax, VA

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

Ron

(Virginia)


Dog Story:
Ron traveled from Spain with an American name arriving at Dulles airport on Saturday, March 24.  When he first arrived, he was very nervous and jumped away whenever we touched him without warning, but he settled and blended into his American foster home in about one week.  He gets on well with the two other dogs in the house; one Brittany and one Yorkie.

Ron is house broken and loves the outdoors.  Like his canine companions, he loves to chase birds, squirrels, and seeks out mice from the woodpile.

His Spanish foster home noted that Ron has a sight problem.  This has not been noticed as a major issue in America and the vet says he can lead a normal life and we have noticed that Ron does not appear to have problems seeing things in the distance, as he loves to watch our neighbor’s white outdoor cat across the street wandering their yard but ABR is going to have him checked out by an Ophthalmologist.

After spending one week in America, on April 2nd he injured his foot in the back yard chasing a squirrel.  An x-ray showed that he broke a bone in his right front foot.  He has been wearing a splint on his leg, is on the mend, and will be x-rayed again in another 2 weeks.

Ron is very well behaved and loves to be loved on.  He is not very demanding and very much enjoys walks in the neighborhood.

If you are considering Ron as your next family member, please submit an adoption application

History:
Ron was found as a homeless stray in Cordoba and was so scared, they had to trap him.  Once in his Spanish foster home, he learned to trust people.  While we do not know a lot about his history, his Spanish foster home speculated that he may have been abused.

 

   

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.