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Gunnar - 6097


3 yr 2 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Need Fence
Current Location: Conesus, NY

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce
wboyce95@optonline.net
732-617-1940

Adopted 17 May 2019!!

Gunnar

(New York)

Gunnar is a very sweet and gentle dog. Gunnar is blind due to the poor nutrition he received. He likes being near other dogs but does not really engage much with them. Having friends is new to him, as is being in a house with humans. When he was first seized from the puppy mill, he was kept at the shelter and showed little movement other than pottying and eating. Since being in foster, Gunnar can be handled for grooming, vet exams and petting. He uses the back door to go into the yard, going up and down one step independently. We call him and praise lavishly, so he is able to locate with our voice as a guide. Being outside to just wander and soak up the sunshine is something Gunnar really likes. He rides very well in the car.

Gunnar was not socialized at all until he came into foster. He lived in a pole barn as part of a pack in a puppy mill that was shut down. Despite being blind from poor nutrition, he can wander around the house and yard as he wishes. He uses his nose to guide himself. Gunnar is not yet taking treats from our hand, rather he will eat them after you set them down by him. He is beginning to enjoy being petted and groomed. To avoid startling Gunnar, talking as you walk thru the house helps him know where you are. When at the vet, Gunnar napped in the exam room! He does well visiting pet friendly stores. Gunner shows no interest currently in cats, he uses his nose for squirrels. Gunner has an activity level of low to moderate.

Gunnar has improved walking on a leash. Using your voice to tell him what is happening helps him understand. Consistency and routine help Gunnar know what to expect and be ready for the handling.

He shows no food aggression and now that he knows he will get fed twice a day and has water available always, he eats well and drinks often. Chewing on a bone is now something he does!!! Gunnar has also found his voice recently so that his nickname the past few days is Sir Barks A Lot! Typically he is a quiet dog who will amuse himself and has begun to enjoy being handled. One thing Gunnar has begun to do is when he is done walking, he just lays down and takes a break. Body condition and stamina was very poor so that Gunnar has slowly built up muscle strength and stamina. He will need more time to “get there” so short walks are best.

A physical fence is a necessity for Gunnar to be safe.

Gunnar is blind due to poor nutrition and should be checked again in a year by an ophthalmologist as cataracts are developing. Gunner is heartworm negative and up to date on his shots.

If you want to give Gunnar the forever home he deserves and is waiting for, be sure to fill out the adoption application.

   

Cabella - 6089


3 yr 1 mon (Adult)
Spayed Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Conesus, NY

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce
wboyce95@optonline.net
732-617-1940

Adopted 17 May 2019!!

Cabella

(New York)

Cabella is a very sweet Brittany.  She is generally quiet, shy and very smart. Cabella rides very well in the car, has begun to settle on the sofa with her foster dad for affection.  She is learning human touch is not a terrible thing. Daily walking on a leash for the pack walk has improved greatly.  Slipping her collar is a skill she perfected when she was in the puppy mill, so even a Martingale style collar requires double leashing for her safety.

Cabella can go up and down stairs, go in and out the door to the yard and allows petting for a minute, without moving away.  She sleeps in a large crate at night with blankets to fluff and snuggle in. During the day she is free to explore the house, with supervision for her safety.

Cabella has no experience with toys or bones and does not yet show interest in them yet. She gets along well with the other dogs in the house and visiting dogs.   When human visitors come in, Cabella may bark briefly and retreat to her chosen safe corner.  She has begun to show more courage and curiosity about new people and may go sniff them briefly.

No food aggression has been observed at all and she does not gulp her food.  Grooming is a new experience for Cabella that she is tolerating well.  Patience and consistency will help Cabella continue to move forward toward the confident and social Brittany she will become. 

Cabella needs a home with a physically fenced yard and would benefit from having a home that has Brittany experience. 

If you are interested in Cabella and would like to be her forever home be sure to fill out the adoption application.

Cabella is 1 of 38 dogs that were taken from an emergency seizure of a puppy mill in NY.  Of the 38 dogs ABR took in 5 Brittanys. Cabella is heartworm negative, up to date on her vaccines and is spayed.

 

   

Roxy - 6090


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

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce
wboyce95@optonline.net
732-617-1940

Adopted 17 May 2019!!

Roxy

(New York)

Roxy is curious, generally quiet and likes to explore. Roxy startles when unsure, so she will run into an area she is comfortable in. Once she regroups her courage, she will again come explore and see where we are.  Roxy has gained leash skills on a daily walk with the pack. Use of a Martingale style collar and double leashing is highly recommended for walking as she is still a flight risk.  She rides very well in the car and has done well visiting pet friendly stores. Roxy gets along with the other dogs in the house and visiting dogs.  She has become familiar with a few people who visit the house frequently and may bark briefly when they arrive.  Roxy will now approach people to sniff them and may allow strangers to pet her.  She is slowly learning that being touched by people will not cause her to be hurt. No food aggression has been observed and she does not gulp her food.

At night Roxy sleeps in her crate, with a cover on part of it so she can feel safe. During the day she is free to explore the house, with supervision. She has not really played with toys yet but has begun to take treats and eat them. Roxy goes in and out the door to the yard and comes to her name when outside.  Keeping a leash on her in the house and in the yard helps her slow down and allows us to help her move about more easily.  No digging or fence climbing has been observed yet.  When she goes into the much bigger fenced yard, we have been keeping her on a long line for safety and to help with her training. Trust needs to be established through consistency, clear expectations and slow gestures. Remember that she is a mill dog survivor and all interaction must be slow and thought out, so the outcome is positive.

Roxy needs a home with a physically fenced yard and would benefit from having a home that has Brittany experience. 

If you are interested in Roxy and would like to be her forever home be sure to fill out the adoption application.

Roxy is 1 of 38 dogs that were taken from an emergency seizure of a puppy mill in NY.  Of the 38 dogs ABR took in 5 Brittanys. Roxy is heartworm negative, up to date on her vaccines and is spayed.

   

Foxy - 6087


2 yr 1 mon (Adult)
Spayed Female
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Conesus, NY

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce
wboyce95@optonline.net
732-617-1940

Adopted 17 May 2019!!

Foxy

(New York)

Foxy is very smart, can problem solve to go up and over furniture to avoid being “caught”. Foxy will go up and down stairs, explores the house and is beginning to use her nose. Except for barking at her foster dad, she is generally quiet.

When new people come visit, Foxy will go sniff them and has begun to allow eye contact before retreating to her chosen safe spot.  Playing with toys and chewing bones has been explored briefly. No food aggression has been observed and she will take treats from her foster mom’s hand.  She has become a good eater instead of hiding her food under her blanket.

Foxy gets along with all the other dogs and has begun to briefly play with a 4 month old puppy.   Foxy is more comfortable with people knowing what to expect and following a routine. Her leash skills have improved as she walks daily with the pack.  Foxy is double leashed as a precaution when she is outside the fenced yard as she is a flight risk. Grooming is new to her, but she has begun to relax with consistent handling. She sleeps in her crate at night with blankets to fluff.     

Foxy needs a home with a physically fenced yard and would benefit from having a home that has Brittany experience. 

If you are interested in Foxy and would like to be her forever home be sure to fill out the adoption application.

Foxy is 1 of 38 dogs that were taken from an emergency seizure of a puppy mill in NY.  Of the 38 dogs ABR took in 5 Brittanys.  Foxy is heartworm negative, up to date on vaccines and spayed. 

 

   

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.