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Cinch - 5619

1 yr 2 mon (Young)
Neutered Male
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Need Fence
Current Location: Green Valley, IL

Contact: Michael & Denise Lutz



Big, bold, and handsome, Cinch is Britt boy who is looking for his forever home. He is an affectionate goof ball who lives with dogs and cats. He is smart, active, loving, and really just wants your attention. He’d love to play with another active dog or older kids. He is good on a leash, knows basic commands and is a joy to watch run the back yard.

Cinch is a bit of a counter surfer, but we are working on that. He is a wonderful dog who will require time, patience, and consistency. He will do best with a fenced yard and a family where someone is around a good portion of the day. This boy needs be included in an active family’s day to day life. He is NOT a fan of the crate. Crated for long hours will result in a wild man with excess energy to burn.
No long distance or sight unseen adoptions for Cinch. We feel it is important that all family members (human and canine) meet to assure that we have a good fit.

Cinch is a sweet dog and a wonderful Brit who is anxious for your forever love and companionship. If you would like to meet this wonderful guy complete the adoption application.

Dog History:

Cinch was an owner surrender to ABR. The family bought him from a Facebook post not really understanding the breed. Our boy is neutered, is current on all vaccinations, Heart Worm negative and on Heart Worm Preventative. He is also microchipped. Now all he needs is wonderful forever home to call his own.


Ruby Rose - 5528

14 yr 3 mon (Senior)
Spayed Female
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Contact: Terry Mixdorf

Ruby Rose


Meet Ruby Rose..a very sweet but very independent little girl!. And yes, she is FOURTEEN years old....but don't tell her that because she doesn't act it at all. I watch her outside and she just cruises the yard with a beautiful trot. She is a quick learner too! She lived her entire life outside and yet figured out a doggy door within hours. Now she loves to be inside and will let you know it when the door is shut.

Ruby Rose may be petite and act like a little diva...but I have personally caught her counter surfing! Brittanys do not miss a matter what age, no matter what their backgrounds they came from!!

How can a 14 yr old look so darn good? I'm sure genes have something to do with it, but she has always been well taken care of. She receives a vitamin every day and keeps herself in tip top shape by taking daily walks.

Ruby's eyesight is excellent, her hearing not so much. Though she is not totally deaf, it's the sharp and/or high pitched sounds she still can hear. Ruby Rose doesn't play fetch, or is one to snuggle. Again, a very independent little girl...much like a cat! If Ruby wants attention, she will come to you for it. Ruby is also crate trained and actually enjoys sleeping in her crate or at our house, the toddler bed.

The ideal home for Ruby is a quiet one. She is doing great with our other dogs, but does not play with them or even interact with them. I think Ruby would love to be around a retired couple. Her prior caretaker was a man and you can tell, she favors men over women. Ruby is fine with children, she just keeps her distance. If you would like to give this beautiful 14 yr old a forever home, then please fill out the adoption application and mention her name and ID #.

Ruby is up to date on her vaccines, heartworm negative and on preventative.


Ruby Rose is an owner surrender from Indiana. Her owners had her since she was born, since they also owned her mother. Ruby Rose was an excellent hunter in her day and as stated above, she was always well taken care of. Her owner became ill and they had to move to assisted living.


Sawyer - 5116

9 yr 11 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Need Fence
Current Location: Springfield, MO

Contact: Joann & Richard Kissell
417-887-5072 or Cell (417) 894-0823



Sawyer has been with us for a couple of months now and he is a real gentleman! He gets along well with our other two Britts and he loves everyone. Even though Sawyer has partial blindness he runs around the yard enthusiastically chasing squirrels with his two buddies.

Sawyer arrived in foster care with a couple of health problems that now appear to be under control. Prior to surgery to remove a large and irritating papilloma from his lower eyelid and to extract a decayed tooth it was discovered that he had high blood pressure. After two months on medicine to lower his blood pressure he sailed through the surgery with flying colors. Sometime in his past he was either hit by a car or had a stroke because there is some right sided facial paralysis and that accounts for his cute little lopsided smile. I suppose for a less resilient dog these problems might be an issue and slow him down, but not for Sawyer. His motto is “Life is Good!”

Sawyer’s wish list includes a loving family who will help him find his way in the dark and a fenced yard to keep him safe. A companion dog who will help him hunt the yard would be nice, but not absolutely necessary. Sawyer will enrich his new home with his enthusiasm for life and his perennial smile!


Sawyer apparently was a stray who found his way to an animal shelter in Kentucky where he was cleaned up and brought up to date on his shots. After a month or so he was transferred to foster care in Springfield, Missouri, where he is now living.


Hank - 5566

5 yr 2 mon (Adult)
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Blair, NE

Contact: Kristen Lebeda & John Svehla



Hank came to us from Kansas and he had 2 previous owners. We have a full medical history thanks to them and keeping great records of his health. This is unusual for a rescue but they really want Hank to go to a good home. When we had Hank checked out by our vet we were curious about his skull condition. He lacks the chewing muscles on the top and bottom of his mouth and head. We sent in a blood sample to the University of California as they are the only school that tests blood for a condition called Masticatory Muscle Myositis. It came back positive for this disease. We don’t know the cause of this (it could be from genetics, it could be environmental). What we do know is that it affects all dogs differently but can be treated with steroids. His condition may not be reversible but currently we are trying to slow down the disease. Hank really is doing great. I feel that he is showing signs of small improvements. We were having trouble with him holding urine when he was in his kennel inside and now after being on the medication he has been fine.

Hank loves the outdoors so a fenced in yard is a must. He will be on steroids for the remainder of his life, which we are very hopeful it will still be a long one. We have reached out to some other owners dogs have this disease and they on average have lived 5-6 years already with it. Hunting is out of the question as he will have limited use of his mouth at times but we soften his food with water give him softer type treats. Hank really needs a home with a yard, as most of his day is spend outside. He will remain on steroids and the dose depends on how he is doing. He is fine with other dogs but I think he would do better if he was the only one. He likes all the attention!! He loves car rides even if it is up our driveway to get the mail. He has a vibrance for life and if you would love his company please fill out an adoption application with the rescue. I would be happy to answer other questions via phone or e-mail. I will update often as I get results and info or if anything changes!


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.