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California

Buttercup - 5590


7 yr 5 mon (Adult)
Spayed Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Obedience
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Menlo PARK, CA

Contact: Jim Nippes
jnippes@pacbell.net
650-854-3761

Buttercup

(California)

 Dog Story:

Buttercup is a wonderful Brittany.  She is from the island of Santorini, the town of Thira, Greece.  Buttercup does not know much english and does not yet know her english name but this just makes her personality stand out even more.  This kind and gentle lady wants to be near you all the time.  If you are working at your desk she is patiently laying near  on the rug  or by your feet sleeping.  Your slightest move can get her attention to follow you.  

She loves to go on walks and seems to have been trained to walk slightly behind you on your right side.  This is where she is most comfortable and will react to your every move.  But as most Brittanys, when she sees a bird or squirrel her attention level increases.  She rarely barks, but will sometimes give a demanding bark when being fed or she sees a stranger, but one quick no and she quiets.  

Since Buttercup does not know her name or english commands, she needs to be on leash or in a fenced area.  Her hind legs seem a bit weak or she may have some arithitis which may be why she will not jump up on furniture.  Walking up stairs is difficult for her but going down stairs is ok. To get into a car she needs to be lifted. and she will patiently wait for you to lift her into the car.  She is very good as passenger and lays patiently in the back when riding.

If Buttercup would be a perfect addition to your family please fill out the online  adoption application and mention Buttercup.

Dog History:

Buttercup was one of several dogs rescued from Greece.

   

Jason - 5587


2 yr (Young)
Neutered Male
Orange Roan
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Cambria, CA

Contact: Diana Doiron
DLDoiron@AOL.com
562-690-3139

Jason

(California)

Dog Story

Jason is an energetic and loving 2 year old male recently coming to California from Greece. He does not know English, but he already knows his name and is learning very quickly his basic commands of sit, come, down. Walking on a leash is still a work in progress.

When Jason was rescued from the streets of Greece it was evident that his left front leg was broken and that it had been broken for awhile as he was already very skilled at getting around with three legs. After consideration it became clear the best route for Jason was to amputate his leg and he has not missed it one bit. In fact he even has mastered digging and burying his bones for later.

Jason loves to spend hours curled up next to you, responding to love, tummy rubs, kisses with complete acceptance. He loves to ride in cars, run in the yard and is learning to come when called. Jason, even with only three legs, follows a scent with his nose never leaving the ground and points birds in his own way that shows the joy he experiences doing what Brittany’s do best.

Jason needs to learn boundaries and signals from other dogs about approaching them when playing or wanting to play. With strong and loving guidance he will learn as he is beginning to now bit by bit. As Jason’s foster Mom and having owned about 6 Brittany’s I find Jason to be one of the most loving Brittany’s I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. He will be a great addition to any family with time to train his young energy and enthusiasm.

 If you would like to make Jason part of your family please fill out the online  adoption application and mention Jason. 

Dog History:

Jason is one of several dogs rescued from Greece.

   

Lexi AKA Wanda - 5579


6 mon (Puppy)
Female
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Current Location: Fort Bragg, CA

Contact: Wendi Felson
prpleflwr1@yahoo.com
510-967-7868

Lexi AKA Wanda

(California)

Dog Story:

Lexi AKA Wanda is a 6 month old sweet Brittany mix. She is one of the recent rescues by ABR from Santorini, Greece. She is still learning English and basic commands but is a quick learner. She has a very sweet personality and is fitting in just fine with her 3 foster dogs. She sticks close to her foster family and will make a wonderful addition to an active family with kids and dogs. She is very interested in cats but is learning it's best to not get too close. She loves her toys and taking naps with her foster dad.

Dog History:

Lexi is one of several dogs rescued from Greece.

 

 

   

Maia - 5578


2 yr (Young)
Spayed Female
Unknown
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Current Location: Bakerfield, CA

Contact: Diana Doiron
DLDoiron@AOL.com
562-690-3139

Maia

(California)

Dog Story:

Maia recently arrived from Greece. She is a very sweet girl, but sometimes timid. She is submissive and is very gentle with adults and kids. Gets along very well with our smaller dog. Maia does not understand English yet, but has learned what her name is.

She seems to be housebroken and loves to run. Maia has a lot of energy and loves being around people. She does back away sometimes when approached and seems a little unsure about people, but will then begin to follow you again. She has shown great affection as well, approaching and laying her head on a lap. She is very sweet and I believe just needs love and time to get more comfortable.

If you think Maia would make a good addition to your family, please fill out the online  adoption application and mention Maia.

Dog Story:

Maia was one of several dogs rescued from Greece.

 

   

Hudson - 5576


6 mon (Puppy)
Neutered Male
Liver/White
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Auburn, CA

Contact: Laurie Vidal
laurievidal@sbcglobal.net
(530) 888-0984
Cell (530) 368-2556

Hudson

(California)

Dog Story:

 Hudson, age 6 months, May 16, is one of four dogs transported from Greece to San Francisco. He a mixed breed Brittany, liver and white. He is playful with my 9 year old female Brittany and learning his lessons very well. We are working on leash training and he is house trained. He definitely needs a close connection with his person.

If you think Hudson would make a perfect addition to your family please fill out the online  adoption application and mention Hudson.

Dog Story:

Hudson was one of several dogs rescued from Greece.

   

Oscar - 5301


12 yr 3 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Need Fence
Current Location: Vista, CA

Contact: Jon & Tina Fultz
jfultz61@att.net
208-850-9295

Oscar

(California)


Dog Story:

Oscar has been a jewel ever since he came to us even though he has a reputation of being an escape artist. Oscar has learned that cats are not toys and are not to be chased. Oscar loves to walk on a lead and does a great job. He knows sit, stay down, speak and lay down. It only took a week for him to learn what the house rules are here.

Oscar would love to find a home of his own as here he has to share the humans between 3 cats and 3 other dogs. Oscar has learned where the treats are and how to open the cabinet where they are kept! Oscar will also push to see how far he can counter surf. But all in all he is a great, active Brittany that would love his own family! 

If you think Oscar would be a match for you please fill out the online adoption application , mention Oscar and contact his foster father.

Dog History:

Oscar came to ABR from the San Diego Department of Animal Services. He had been in and out of the doggy jail a few times over the last few years.

 

 

 

   

Sadie - 5131


12 yr 10 mon (Senior)
Spayed Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Camarillo, CA

Contact: Nancy Rigg
njrigg@gmail.com
805-389-4678 or cell 805-300-8716

Adoption Pending !!

Sadie

(California)


Dog Story:

Sadie is one sweet lady. She settled in quickly to her foster home and loves to follow her ABR sister, Marley. They make quite a team patrolling the garden for anything that moves. She loves to go for walks, is quiet in the car (although she is best not jumping in at her age!) and sleeps by the bed through the night. She is a little overweight but we are working on that!

She sits calmly for grooming and bathing, behaving perfectly and has a lovely soft coat, great for cuddling into.  She is best not left alone too long but would prefer the company of either human or canine, but not in a home with cats as she seems a little too interested in chasing them.

if you are interested in having Sadie join your family please fill out the online  adoption application and mention Sadie.

 

Dog History:

Sadie was surrendered by her owner to ABR as they had a second child and also recently lost a younger dog.  If you can open your heart to this sweet older Brittany, she will re-pay you with kisses.

   
Oregon

Mika - 5580


4 mon (Puppy)
Female
Black/White
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Eugene, OR

Contact: Nancy Hensley
nhensley1@verizon.net
760-373-3235

Mika

(Oregon)

Dog Story:

Yassas! I’m Mika, a cute little Frenchie from Greece now living in the Pacific Northwest and looking for a forever home to bury my bones. I was found on the streets on the island of Levnos as a little pup wandering all by myself when some nice people took me in till someone else could care for me. Then ABR International took me for a looooong plane ride and now I’m here in the big woods. I'm looking for a special place that will let me run, jump and play outside.

I'm a really nice girl that never bites and hardly ever barks. I walk smartly on a leash and have nice manners however I like to counter surf sometimes (don't tell mom). I know how to use the doggy door but I’m not thrilled about going outside to “do my business” when it’s raining so mom says we’re still working on it. I know how to sit, lay down and love my crate. I like to play with other dogs but also know when to settle down to be quiet. Last thing, I love bones! If you have bones then I know we will get along great.

Foster mom: Mika is an old soul that is very quiet for a dog her age. She loves to play rough and tumble with the big dogs but settles right down when it’s time to come in the house. Mika is a smart, independent little girl that learns fast but doesn’t always want to go outside in the rain therefore we’ve had a few accidents. She's affectionate, loves to cuddle and be held like a baby. When first introduced to other dogs Mika can be defensive but settles right in once she knows she’s safe. Mika is fully crate trained, does great on a leash, is learning basic commands and working on her recall. She's not destructive but does need stimulation to keep her busy. Mika is a very special girl, we adore her. Due to Mika's age, a refundable spay deposit equal to the adoption.

if you would like Mika to join your family please fill out the online  adoption application and mention Mika.

Dog History:

Mika was one of several dogs rescued in Greece.

   
Utah

Sally - 5602


7 yr (Adult)
Spayed Female
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Salt Lake city, UT

Contact: Michael Barlow
barlowfamily220@msn.com
801-550-4138

Sally

(Utah)

Dog Story:

Sally is a sweet petite girl at 38 pounds she is just the perfect lapdog. Although she doesn't usually get on the furniture, I'm sure she could be persuaded, she loves treats! She walks well on a leash when using a body harness.

Sally visited the vet and instantly made friends with everyone she met. She gets along great with people and dogs, she even tolerates the resident snarky poodle. She loves attention and having her ears scratched.

If you want to hear more about Sally, just contact her foster dad and if you are interested in adopting her, please fill out the online  adoption application

Dog History:

Sally was returned from her family because their family dynamics had changed and they could no longer keep her.

   
Washington

Leo - 5582


3 yr (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange Roan
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Spokane, WA

Contact: Nancy Hensley
nhensley1@verizon.net
760-373-3235

Leo

(Washington)

Dog Story:  

Meet Leo the Greek God! Leo has been in the USA since April 30th, he was rescued from the Greek Islands. After getting over his initial jet lag & a bit if a language barrier (we're not smart enough to say Kathíste sto kreváti and he doesn't listen to the google translator) he has settled in nicely.

Leo is a big hunk of love, he likes to stand up & hug people, he loves to be petted & brushed & groomed in general. He has met a human's from age 8 to 80 and he hasn't met one that he dislikes. Same with the resident dogs, he just kind of loves everyone. Well, the kid goats scared him at first, but he's resilient and persistent.

We feel that ideally Leo would enjoy having another dog in his forever home, but what he really, really needs is a human to give him the love that he craves. He wants to be a big lap dog, which throws us into giggle fits, because he doesn't quite fit!

if you think Leo would be a perfect addition for your family please fill out the online  adoption application and mention Leo.

Dog History:

Leo is one of several dogs ABR rescued from Greece.

 

   

Bona - 5581


2 yr (Young)
Spayed Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Seattle, WA

Contact: Lynn Tucker
mslynntucker@msn.com

Bona

(Washington)

Dog Story:

Hello America! I am Bona, aka, Bonnie, a very lucky girl to be here from Greece where I didn't have my own family. I like my new family in Seattle, especially the food and play and fun going places. I miss not having a playmate very very much as my two new dogie friends don't like to play. I really need a playful buddy to help me wear off my energy and lots of exercise and outings to satisfy my curiosity about everything.

Mornings are my active time, or anytime you are moving around the house, I'll be there with you!! I love car rides, too! I don't bark much, just when the mailman comes. My mom ignores me when I bark for attention so I'm not doing that much. She plays with me lots so I feel OK. Bonnie is typical precocious and stinker of a petite 36# 2 yo Brittany pup!! To the core this girl will keep you on your toes. She is a total delight with a heaping serving of mischief! She will settle down in the house when she has given up on getting attention or creating mayhem!! She loves everyone and is looking for playmates with other dogs. Without that, she tries to play with me which means mouthing hands, sleeves, pants. I am carrying around toys to redirect her. She loves shoes!! Your clothes... or anything that is not in the well stocked toy box!! She is so rambunctious that even in spite of her small size small children may be at risk of being knocked over, and older ones will just be another 'dogie type' playmate which needs to be redirected.

She is good at: Snuggles, cuddles, pets, accepting affection and loves Snores, groans with pleasure with pets and staying close Playing with stuffed toys, not so much tennis balls Playing with other dogs, although shy at first Walking on leash with harness is pretty good, with just collar not so good! Will potty outside, no messes in house, but I wouldn't trust yet that she is housebroken. Uses the dogie door when following me, or to get to me, but not yet of her own choice Has learned quickly not to counter surf or get on furniture. Has also learned by observing the other dogs that the bed and a special chair are allowed. Will stay all day in a crate,without fussing, but is not preferable. She's had enough of crates and isn't going in voluntarily. Needs to pee mid day. Has not shown any signs of jumping fence or digging out of yard, but I've not left her for any long period of time. What she is not good at yet, one week and counting, is: knowing her name, or any commands. She comes to me by my voice and hand clapping or rustle of treat package. Recall is very minimal. Respecting boundaries. She's so excited to play that she jumps on me, bumps into me and generally tries to instigate dogie style play. I suspect she's been in a shelter most of her life where dogies more than people were her companions.

Bonnie will need total obedience training and another dogie to play with. Will do well in daycare. She has the temperament to be a reading with rover or hospital visitation dog as she loves people, pets, and new activities. We will try and adopt her regionally to minimize  another stressful transport.

If Bona seems like the perfect addition to your family please fill out the online  adoption application and mention Bonna. Also please email her foster Mom for more information. 

Dog History:

Bona is one of several dogs that were rescued from Greece.

 
   

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.