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Illinois

Granger - 5808


3 yr 6 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Montgomery, IL

Contact: Laura & Phillip Hilliard
lghilliard86@gmail.com
630-712-3143

Granger

(Illinois)

Granger is snuggly, cuddly couch potato who loves to give puppy kisses. He is a champion supervisor who very much keeps track of his people. So far, he is very quiet boy who barks only to alert you to disturbances in the “force". This sweetie is a fast learner. We are working on leash manners and his recall. He is actually pretty good on a leash. Does not understand heel, he is a Britt you know. We are testing his recall and he seems to be pretty responsive. Also, he is learning to sit before meals are served. Such a good student!

Although we were told he was crate trained, Granger HATES the crate. Thus far, our guy has been totally trustworthy in the house. He has minimal exposure to cats, but seems to ignore them.

Granger will do best with a family who will include him as part of the family. A family who has the time and consistency to continue develop his social skills and become a fabulous, beloved family member. Due to his past escape artist tendencies we are requiring a fence for him.

No long distance or sight unseen adoptions for Granger. We feel it is important that all family members (human and canine) meet to assure that we have a good fit.

Granger 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:

Granger was an owner surrender to ABR. He and his house mate were constantly escaping the yard. His owner got tired of bailing them out and surrendered them to a shelter. The shelter reached out to ABR and we took him into our foster care program. 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.

   
Minnesota

Remington - 5812


5 yr (Adult)
Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Bloomington, MN

Contact: Richard & Katherine Swanson
rickslick1515@hotmail.com
9529130237

Remington

(Minnesota)

When it comes to Brittanys, Remi (Remington) is a prized gem! He is a beautiful, mild-mannered sweetheart that has followed in my footsteps ever since picking him up. He is actually laying next to me as I write this. He likes to cuddle on the couch or in the bed if you call him up. He gets along great with our 2 other dogs, a yellow Lab and another Brittany. He really likes going outside and exploring the backyard and is constantly on high alert for any bunnies. He can leap across our backyard in about 5 hops when something grabs his attention! His previous owner stated that he is very good around people and kids and after a trip to the dog park, he got along great with all of the other dogs too.

The only quirk with Remi is that he doesn't really like being kenneled. He whined quite a bit in there the first night, but after getting to trust him more, there is no need to kennel him. He is free at home all day while I'm at work and it hasn't been an issue and he has been sleeping at the foot of the bed at night peacefully. Anyone looking to adopt Remi should know that he shouldn't be kenneled un-supervised.

He had his vet check and has a good bill of health. He has been exposed to lyme disease at some point but didn't contract the disease, any possible new owner should be aware of this so he doesn't get the vaccine for lyme's, which can cause an adverse reaction.

History:

Remi is 5 years old and came from someone who had to surrender him because through a divorce he had nowhere for his dogs to stay anymore. 

   

Clyde - 5792


9 yr 1 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Current Location: Sandstone, MN

Contact: Laura & Steve McCaughan
psalm1949@gmail.com
2187666529

Adoption Pending 30 January 2018!!

Clyde

(Minnesota)

Clyde is a big boy, tipping the scale at 56 pounds, but he's a gentle soul. He loves people, especially those who will scratch him behind the ears. His owner, who surrendered him because of family allergies, tells us he's great with kids and cats. He gets along just fine with our dogs. He loves to play fetch and romp in the snow. He's an experienced hunter, although he doesn't retrieve birds. We walk him on our forty acres without a leash and he stays close and comes when he's called. He's gotten a clean bill of health from the vet and is heartworm negative.

Clyde is a good companion; he loves to curl up next to us on the couch in the evenings. His temperament is such that he could be a great service dog to take into a nursing home, hospital, or any setting where pets are allowed to comfort and bring a little cheer. He'll make a good addition to a family or an individual who is looking for a faithful friend.

   
Missouri

Cash - 5722


11 yr 3 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.

   
Nebraska

Hank - 5566


5 yr 10 mon (Adult)
Male
Orange/White
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Blair, NE

Contact: Kristen Lebeda & John Svehla
klebeda-svehla@paplv.org
402659-5888

Hank

(Nebraska)

Hank has really surprised us over the last few months. Good surprises that is! He is doing really well and has established a regular routine with his medication. We have seen no signs of his disorder (Masticatory Muscle Myositis) taking over his life. He has really come out of his shell and we can tell that he is happy. Our first few months with him were mostly getting the right dose of steroids to control his jaw muscles. He was more of an outside dog during the spring and summer months as all he wanted to do was go outside. Now because of the cold he has adjusted pretty well to the inside. He likes to play chase with our dogs, he chews deer antlers, rolls around and stretches on the carpet. He will lay next to you on the couch or floor and he will occasionally come over for a pet, to give a kiss or just want some attention. We did find out that he marks but we have found wrap that he wears that does prevent that. He will go days without marking but he will have an occasional one that the wrap catches. He sleeps in his kennel at night and while we are away. He would need a fenced in yard. He does know how to sit and come. He is very active and curious and if you think Hank could fit in with your lifestyle please fill out the adoption application and we can discuss more about Hank with you.

History:

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. 

 

   

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.