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Minnesota

Lacy - 5811


12 yr 6 mon (Senior)
Spayed Female
Orange/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Rosemount, MN

Contact: Bobbie Berger & Joseph Pomeroy
99bberger@gmail.com
651-335-3030

Lacy

(Minnesota)


Hello Brittany loving friends! I am Lacy and I am looking for my furever home! My foster mom says I may be 12 years young, but I do not seem to know that. I love running in the backyard with my foster sisters while hunting the local rabbits. (Don't worry, I am not the one that catches them!) I love my foster sisters, but I really love my humans, all I really want to do is to snuggle. I love belly rubs, ear scratches and treats...maybe a little too much, I am on a diet right now because I am a little heavier than I should be!

Foster mom here, Lacy is an amazing girl who is as sweet as pie! She is great with other dogs, cats and kids. Her age may be 12, but someone forgot to tell her that. When she is not running in the backyard she can often be found upside down on her dog bed, the sofa, or right in the middle of the floor. She loves attention and will demand that you pet her. One look at that sweet face and it is easy to give in. Lacy is current on vaccines and her blood work was perfect. She does have very small tear ducts and so her eyes do drain, but there is nothing medically wrong with them. If you have room in your heart and home for this sweet girl, please fill out our adoption application. No sight unseen adoptions. All family members, two legged and four must be present to ensure this sweet girl is a perfect fit.

   

Louie - 5053


11 yr 9 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
Need Fence
Current Location: Mendota Heights, MN

Contact: Terry Mixdorf
terrymixdorf@gmail.com
319/350-3877

Louie

(Minnesota)

Hello, my name is Louie. I'm a fun loving, handsome, 11-year-old boy. True to my breed, I'm full of energy and love to run and play. EVEN at my age! Oh, and I’m a bit of a talker. When you come through the door, I'll ask you about your day and let you know when its dinner and treat time. I have excellent house manners, have NEVER had an accident, have NEVER chewed on anything, love to cuddle, and I give lots of Brittany kisses.

Unfortunately, I need to be the only dog in the home, one where I can be adored and loved on without fear of being attacked by another dog as It really does scare me. I do know all the basic commands, am kennel trained, but could use some leash training as my dad used to run with me every morning so I'm not well trained for "walking" BUT I'm a quick learner!

Louie's mom here. Louie's perfect home MUST have a fenced yard with lots of room to run and play. No dogs, no cats. Louie prefers older children and adores adults of all kinds! The Grandmas in his life adore him and will miss him. Also, just like us humans, as we get older our diets tend to change. This is true for Louie. He now has allergies and must be on a special grain free diet. We have found that Z/D Hills works best OR…going totally on a raw food diet. If you are looking for a well-mannered, easy to live with forever friend, Louie is that special someone. All you have to do is go to the website and fill out the adoption application and mention his name and ID #. Louie is healthy and up-to-date on his vaccines.

History:

Louie's dad was diagnosed with Cancer a few years back and they were going to re-home him back then. The cancer went into remission, so they decided to keep him as dad really loves Louie. Well the cancer has come back and they are now faced with the reality and want to re-home him. ***Louie was going to be in a forever home, but the owners husband fell ill and is now in a nursing home. It was very sudden and they are extremely sad they can no longer keep Louie. 

   
Missouri

Cash - 5722


11 yr 9 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
Crate Trained
Need Fence
Current Location: Springfield, MO

Contact: Joann & Richard Kissell
jkissell67@yahoo.com
417-887-5072 or Cell (417) 894-0823

Cash

(Missouri)


November was Cash’s birth month and he is now a cool 11 years old! He is such a sweet and funny little brittany. Cash had belonged to abrittany breeder and was surrendered to the community animal control when his owner could no longer take care of him, and then ABR picked him up from the very nice people at animal control. He is groomed, has had his teeth cleaned, is chipped, neutered and up to date on all his shots and now Cash is ready for the next chapter in his life. 

Because he had been kept in a kennel most of his life everything is new and exciting to Cash: a big backyard to run in, toys to play with, squirrels to chase - he even caught one the other day! As my vet said, Cash is living the good life now. But what Cash loves most of all about this new life is the love and attention he gets from his people. 

Unfortunately, Cash has a few challenges that we are working on. The major one is that after he was neutered in December he decided that he had absolutely no use in his life for other dogs and he became aggressive toward our male brittany. We were hoping that with time his hormones would settle down and his attitude would change, but it hasn’t. It would be best if he were the only dog in the family. And secondly, he is not quite house broken. We have to take him out regularly to avoid accidents - so I guess you might say that he has us well trained. The good news is that he does sleep through the night without having to go outside. And he is improving. 

If you would like to take this sweet old lovable boy into your life please fill out an adoption application with ABR and give his foster family a call so we can talk. Because Cash is a senior dog he is eligible for the senior adoption program so if he is adopted by a senior there is no adoption fee.

   
South Dakota

Rusty - 5883


11 yr 2 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Rapid City, SD

Contact: Shaunna & Travis Tellinghuisen
shaunna.tellinghuisen@gmail.com
605-431-8972

Rusty

(South Dakota)


Hi! My name is Rusty. I am and older gentleman that loves a good cuddle. I’m 11 years old and I weigh a little under 40 lbs. If you want and extra shadow I’m the pup for you. I love following my foster parents around the house to see what they are up to.

I am learning to love the outdoors. My foster parents have a big back yard that’s fenced and it is fun! I was inside for a long time and I’m really learning to love exploring, chasing birds, and just watching the neighborhood. I have also started to play with my foster brothers. I like being with other dogs, but I do get excited and bark when I first meet them. My foster parents have taken me to the dog park and I actually enjoyed meeting the dogs there. I also like the attention from the smaller humans called kids. I met my foster parent’s niece and she was very nice to me. I especially liked how she scratched my ears.

My legs do hurt a little bit sometimes from something called arthritis, but my foster parents give me magic treats that makes playing not hurt so much. Before coming to my temporary home, I had never been on a walk around a neighborhood so it’s not my favorite, nor learning these new rules with a leash. But I’m trying. Really, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks, it just takes us a little longer! I of course love my sister Belle. We have been together since we were born. I can’t imagine my life without her. I keep an eye on her and love when she comes to cuddle with me. She makes me feel safe.

I do enjoy a good nap on the couch with my humans. I am learning to like my kennel as long as my sister is next to me in her kennel, but it’s a new experience and I get a little nervous. I do sleep in my crate and they have me stay in a different confined area when my foster parents have to leave. My past wasn’t the best as I was rarely let outside, so I am still learning the right places to go when the call arises. I’m much better at not getting confused and making an error if there is not any carpet!

My foster parents want me and my sister Belle to be adopted together. We are very bonded and really do not like to be separated. I would love it if my new parents that were able to be home most of the time to cuddle and give me lots of attention.

History:

Rusty is part of a bonded pair (Belle is his sister) Rusty and Belle came from the same litter and lived with the same owners for their entire lives. Their owner broke his ankle this past November and has had deteriorating health since that time. The owner was worried about the dogs knocking him over, so the dogs spent most of their time in an area of the house. The dogs rarely went outside since November. They were a little under nourished and they lack some muscle mass. Belle will be spayed soon. Rusty is neutered. They are a bonded pair and it is in their best interest to be adopted together.

   

Belle - 5884


11 yr 2 mon (Senior)
Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Rapid City, SD

Contact: Shaunna & Travis Tellinghuisen
shaunna.tellinghuisen@gmail.com
605-431-8972

Belle

(South Dakota)


Hello, my name is Belle! My foster mom calls me a little peanut. I’m 11 years old weighing in at 25 lbs. My foster parents say I’m the smallest Brittany they have ever seen! I have been adjusting to this new life. I have two foster brothers that I like, but I really love my brother Rusty. We have been together our entire lives and I really don’t like it when we are not together.

I am learning to like being outside especially if there is a bird I can chase! I don’t mind being outside if my foster parents are with me, but mostly my favorite thing is to nap on couch with either my foster parents or curl up on a soft chair. I get a little anxious sometimes and I am working on getting a little more confidence. I do get a little excited when my brother plays with the other dogs, but mostly I like to watch.

My foster parents took me to the dog park and I liked that. I really like to sniff and meet other dogs. I have also met a lot of kids and I really like the attention they give me too!  Unlike my brother though, I am NOT fond of the crate.  I mean, I will go in and lay in there, but  PLEASE do not close me up in it.  I become very scared and restless.  My foster parents have come up with something though that is a win-win for both of us.  They gave us an area with our crates in it and we can be "gated" so we are safe, they are safe and I am much more relaxed now because of this new arrangement.  

I want to be adopted with my brother Rusty. He is very important to me. I would love it if my new parents were home most of the time and could take me for walks. I also think I would benefit a lot from someone to help me build confidence by doing some training!

History:

Belle is part of a bonded pair (Rusty is her brother). Rusty and Belle came from the same litter and lived with the same owners for their entire lives. Their owner broke his ankle this past November and has had deteriorating health since that time. The owner was worried about the dogs knocking him over, so the dogs spent most of their time in an area of the house. The dogs rarely went outside since November. They were a little under nourished and they lack some muscle mass. Belle will be spayed soon. They are a bonded pair and it is in their best interest to be adopted together.

   
Wisconsin

Brodie - 5850


2 yr 4 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Suamico, WI

Contact: Jason & Lisa Campbell
customwoodshop@gmail.com
920-503-0063 or cell 814-308-4804

Adoption Pending 06 August 2018!!

Brodie

(Wisconsin)

Sweet and handsome Brodie is Britt boy who is looking for his forever home. He is an affectionate goof ball who gets along with kids and dogs. Feline friendliness is a big unknown. 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 learning basic commands and is a joy to watch run our property.

Brodie is a wonderful dog who will require time, patience and consistency. He will do best with a physically fenced yard and a family where someone is around a good portion of the day. This boy would be a flight risk without a physical barrier. He thrives on human attention and mental stimulation.

Brodie really needs an experienced Brittany owner. He is a diamond in the rough, with so much potential. No long distance or sight unseen adoptions for Brodie. We feel it is important that all family members (human and canine) meet to assure that we have a good fit.

Brodie 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.

History:

Brodie was found dodging traffic at night in a snow storm. A good Samaritan rescued him from the road and attempted to find his family. They were unsuccessful and contacted ABR. We brought him into our foster care program. The rest is history. 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.

   

Lady - 5827


10 yr 5 mon (Senior)
Spayed Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Spencer, WI

Contact: Paul Marx
paulandjanemarx@gmail.com
7156595333

Adoption Pending 07 August 2018!!

Lady

(Wisconsin)

Hi Brittany Lovers! My name is Lady, but my foster dad calls me Lady Bird. I am 10 years 5 months young and came to ABR as an owner surrender. Before coming to this foster home I lived outside in a fenced in area with a dog house. It got cold out there! Now I am laying on a leather couch and chilling with two britt girls my foster dad owns.

Because I was an outside girl who could go to the bathroom any time I needed to, I have had some accidents in the house. My foster dad takes me out every two hours or less when I'm not crated so I can avoid the embarrassment of an accident. When I'm crated at night I generally sleep through the night.

I am currently recovering from surgery to remove two growths, clean my teeth, and get my microchipping done. My surgical staples will be in for a couple weeks. I feel much better, thank you! My foster dad promises me I will not return to the outside life! I love to lay by my foster and shower him with kisses of appreciation.

Because I am a senior, my foster dad thinks I would fit best with a newly retired couple who could walk me during the day and take me out frequently for quick potty breaks. A canine brother or sister would be great! No sight unseen adoptions for me as my foster dad wants to see my perspective parents interact with me and assure a good fit. If you are interested in Lady please complete the adoption application.

History:

Lady is an owner surrender to rescue. Her owner was moving and could not take her with him. She is spayed, vaccinations updated, Heart worm tested, on preventive and micro chipped.

   

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.