Dogs Available in the Southeast

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Alabama

Sadie Mae - 5519


4 yr 6 mon (Adult)
Female
Orange/White
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Remlap, AL

Contact: Rebecca Rockwell Wallace
rr071646@gmail.com
843-812-0831

Adoption Pending 28 February 2017!!

Sadie Mae

(Alabama)


Dog Story:
Oh, let me tell you about the week I have had! I don't mean to sound like my grandmother, but with a name like Sadie Mae, how could I not? But it has been a week! I was minding my own business in my west Tennessee backyard where I had always lived when suddenly I was put in a car and then another car and then another car and when I was let out, I was in Alabama. I was scared to death. If I had been a good Southern girl, I would have fainted dead away! But I'm made of stronger stuff so after I looked around a bit, I introduced myself to the people who live here. Herself is the boss and a bossy boss she is. She said I was sick and she would help get me better. I don't feel sick as I run around like a four year old Brittany should. And I must not look sick as Herself said I had classic good looks. Well, of course I do, would anyone expect less? Herself took me to a nice doctor, they both frowned and said it was too bad I had heart worms. I looked at myself but I don't see any worms. They talked and mumbled about something called owner compliance and Herself said that my new people would comply. I hope that doesn't hurt. Anyway I was told that after I get spayed, I'll be treated for the worms no one can see.

In the meantime I'm learning about crates and housebreaking and leashes. I even have to learn to sleep in a house. Who knew, dogs in houses!? I thought it was just a fairy tale. Sandy tells me it's all easy stuff and it makes Herself happy. Everyone here likes to make Herself happy. I’ll like to make my own Themselves happy when I get them. So now you know about my last week and what my next weeks are going to be like. Please let me know if you'd like to be the "Themselves" I'll be making happy.

Please reply to Sadie Mae in care of ABR.

   
Florida

Rhett - 5430


4 yr 5 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: North Miami Beach, FL

Contact: Monica Rutt
monicarutt@gmail.com
(415) 999-5044

Rhett

(Florida)


Meet Rhett, our southern Brittany boy with the heart and soul of a champion.  Rhett has endured so many challenges in his young life, and shown the true spirit of a survivor through it all.  Right now Rhett is facing his biggest challenge with hind end paralysis, rehabilitation and recovery, and could use all the help, support and prayers of Brittany Buddy friends to cheer him on!

Rhett came to ABR from a Georgia shelter several months ago when his owners didn’t want him back.  He is Heartworm positive, had two bullets lodged in his body, suffering from respiratory, skin and ear infections, anemia and underweight from living outdoors and lack of nutrition.  We don’t know much about Rhett’s past, but he adjusted immediately to the good life as a house pet – lizard hunting in the yard, playing with squeaky toys, cozying up on dog beds with his foster siblings, long walks and tons of love from his people!  Rhett began initial treatment for Heartworm with antibiotics and gained weight and muscle with nutritious food and supplements. 

After a couple of months in foster care recovering to good health Rhett was ready to continue Heartworm treatment.  After his first Heartworm treatment injection Rhett showed signs of pain and lameness in his back legs, progressing to paralysis in his hind end and unable to walk or stand.  After consulting with multiple veterinarians and specialists, it was determined that Rhett had a very rare severe reaction to the Heartworm injection medication that affected his spinal cord. 

Rhett was evaluated by veterinary neurologists with MRI, which revealed that his spinal cord was compressed from inflammation and swelling causing the pain and paralysis.  Once the neuro vets diagnosed the severity of his condition, Rhett was immediately scheduled for surgery that would help restore his quality of life.  Rhett had spinal surgery under the care of expert neurology vets, and came through surgery with flying colors.  The inflamed and swollen spinal tissue was removed, which relieved his nerve pain and has helped regaining some movement in his back legs.

Rhett has a long road ahead as he heals, but his Brittany spirit, exuberant personality and darling smile shows how much better he’s feeling already!  He snuggles with his foster siblings, enjoys naps in the sun and is still constantly on the hunt for birds and lizards.  Rhett is using a doggy wheelchair for healthy exercise (it’s hard to tire out an energetic young Britt even on two legs!) and loves running in his Eddie’s Wheels cart.  Rhett has started physical therapy to help regain strength and movement, with aquatherapy on the water treadmill, cold laser, acupuncture and lots of daily PT exercises at home, as well as supplements to support rehabilitation and healing. 

We are hopeful that Rhett will make a great recovery and be able to stand and walk again on his own.  But we know for sure that he is a fighter, and so happy to live life to the fullest every day just like a normal Britt – his determination has been an inspiration to the many veterinary professionals and rescue volunteers who have helped along the way.  Rhett’s medical expenses have been very high during hospitalization, surgery and recovery, and any Brittany Buddy donations towards his veterinary care will be so appreciated as this special boy continues his journey to good health.

Rhett’s story is also a reminder of the importance of keeping all pets on monthly Heartworm preventive to help avoid the complications of Heartworm treatment.  The American Heartworm Society has information for pet owners about Heartworm disease and prevention (www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics)

The generous support and donations of Brittany Buddy friends are a great blessing to Rhett and the ABR family, allowing us to help rescue Brittanys like Rhett live healthy and full lives.  Please feel free to contact Rhett’s foster mom at monicarutt@gmail.com and we would be happy to talk more about our wonderful guy!  

   
Georgia

Sunny - 5477


1 yr 3 mon (Young)
Male
Orange Roan
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Lawrenceville, GA

Contact: Christine & John Boyd
chboyd@comcast.net
678-772-3537

Sunny

(Georgia)


Dog Story:
There’s a dark and troubled side of life,
There’s a bright and a sunny side too.
Tho’ we meet with the darkness and strife,
The sunny side we also may view.
Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life.


Hi there, my name’s Sunny. Well, it used to be “Sonny,” but the ABR people were given the wrong spelling at first, and we decided the new one fit my life. You see, things haven’t always been so sunny for me. At my first home, I got hit by a tractor and broke my leg when I was just 8 months old. The guy there was just going to shoot me instead of fixing me, but a nice lady intervened and took me into her house. I stayed there a couple of months until, well, you know what Brittanys do when they are alone and bored. I jumped over her really tall fence and decided to take a little run. Well, I was gone for a week and when they found me, my same leg was broken again when I was hit by a car. The lady took me back to the vet, but they decided I needed a new home and ABR was called.

My ABR foster mom took me to the experts at the University of Georgia Veterinary Hospital (Gooooooo Dawgs! Woof! Woof! Woof!) And do you know what those experts at UGA discovered while I was there? Yeah, I was a little hungry when I was out on my own, so I ate part of a glass bottle – bottle cap and all. They were able to get all of that metal and glass out through an endoscope – did I mention they are really great at that hospital? So you can see, I’ve had quite some adventures in my short life and my doggy guardian angel has been working overtime for me. But, I’m just a happy boy and nothing much bothers me – I just keep looking on the sunny side! If you might be able to be my Brittany Buddy and help with any donations towards my vet care, I would surely appreciate any rescue angels!

Note from Foster Mom: Sunny’s left rear leg was broken pretty badly. The lower leg bones were also dislocated, at some point coming out of the skin externally, and causing severe infection in the leg. The orthopedic veterinary specialists at UGA determined Sunny was not a candidate for surgery due to the infection. His leg was successfully splinted and casted and the infected wounds cleaned out. Sunny is on strict crate rest for at least a month to allow the bones to heal and get stronger, and being treated with antibiotics to clear the infection. The doctors think Sunny is young and healthy enough that his leg bone will heal and grow back together well; it might not be a “perfect” leg, but he should recover nicely as long as we get rid of that infection. Because of this, Sunny will have an extended recovery time before he is ready to adopt. Sunny would love to have some Brittany Buddy friends to donate towards his ongoing medical care as he gets back to good health.

Update 1-17-16
Sunny is doing great. He is the silliest, most personable boy. He returns for repeat x-rays on January 30th and we are hoping he will be medically cleared to start running, jumping, and playing again. We are ready to start accepting adoption applications for him. Please note before you apply some things we have identified he needs in a new home:
Experienced dog owners to work on some bad puppy manners.
No small children (because of those bad puppy manners)
A  tall fence (6ft) so he doesn't escape again
Another dog at home (He gets very anxious when our our Brittany isn't nearby. He adores and follows her everywhere.)
It is not required, but strongly suggested that you live in the southeast. He is absolutely adorable, but definitely a handful. We'd like you to see him in action first.

If you have questions, please email chboyd@comcast.net.

   
Virginia

Buddy - 5524


7 yr (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Newport News, VA

Contact: Meghan Foy & Paul Martin
foyma88@gmail.com
410-375-5079

Buddy

(Virginia)

Dog Story:
Meet Buddy! Buddy had a rough start to life it seems as he was found in the woods after wandering onto an amazing person's property who fed and gave him shelter until ABR could take him into their care!

Buddy is a 7 yr old  Britt mix and is a gentle soul.  He's extremely shy, but in a charming way. He loves to slowly walk up to you and once you start petting him he lowers his head soaking in all the love!

He has overcome being infested with parasites, recovered from Lyme's disease, and has a few skin lesions healing up nicely. He's still a bit skinny but we're working on gaining weight.

Buddy gets along well with dogs and children. He hasn't shown aggression towards cats and kittens, but would probably be better with a calmer cat. He is 99% house trained.

If you're interested in showing this amazingly sweet boy that living in a loving, caring home is possible, he will return the love!

History:
Buddy was rescued by a good samaritan who found him wandering as a stray.. 

 

 

 

 

   

Guinness - 5510


3 yr 1 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Liver/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Fairfax, VA

Contact: Meghan Foy & Paul Martin
foyma88@gmail.com
410-375-5079

Guinness

(Virginia)

Dog Story:
Hi! I'm Guinness! I got my name because I'm the color of Guinness Stout and well, you see, stout would not be a word to describe me! I'm a handsome, lean, tall brittany mix looking for a new home! I've been working with an obedience trainer and am doing well with commands, but recently I learned I can jump a 4.5 foot fence! I've been described as a "diamond in the rough"... I could use a home with a companion dog to model after, and a home dedicated to continue working on me with my training as sometimes I get a bit anxious and overly excited, but boy do I have potential! Can you help me reach my full potential!? 

History: 

Guinness is returning to ABR after he has jumped the fence at his home in addition to a shift in health of his current family. He has been working with an obedience trainer and has made great progess but experiences some anxiety during transitions/changes in his environment. He will need a fence of 6ft. to help keep him safe, or a home dedicated to lots of on leash exercise and trips to the dog park as well as a home which is dedicated to continuing his obedience training. In addition, he would benefit from one canine companion, or humans which are home often.

   

Harrison - 5493


7 yr 2 mon (Adult)
Male
Orange/White
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Arlington, VA

Contact: Meghan Foy & Paul Martin
foyma88@gmail.com
410-375-5079

Harrison

(Virginia)

Dog Story:
Hey People! I’m HARRISON! I’m a handsome 7 year old guy looking for my forever home with my sister Sophie! You see, we’re littermates and have been together since we were born, so we REALLY love each other! We’re an energetic, and adventurous duo that are exploring what it’s like to be indoor dogs. We spent the first portion of our lives with a family, and are great with elementary aged kids and up! We lived on a farm and with all the space to roam, well we found ourselves visiting a neighboring farm that had chickens… and well, we’re bird dogs, so you can guess what that meant for the chickens!

Anyways, we are learning about being indoor dogs, and our foster parents have been teaching us not to jump up on people, they say it’s not polite. We are really affectionate though, and we’ll roll over for belly rubs any time! So far my favorite part of my foster home is the view into their yard… I could sit and watch the birds and squirrels all day!! Stay tuned for more updates as our foster parents and human sibling learn a bit more about us as we continue to adjust to our foster home!!

History:
Harrison and Sophie were owner surrenders when their lives were in danger because the repeatedly visited a neighbors farm which had chickens. They truly are a bonded pair and will not be adopted separately. They are up to date on shots and vaccines.

   

Sophie - 5494


7 yr 2 mon (Adult)
Female
Orange/White
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Arlington, VA

Contact: Meghan Foy & Paul Martin
foyma88@gmail.com
410-375-5079

Sophie

(Virginia)

Dog Story:
Hi There! I’m SOPHIE! I’m a beautiful 7 year old girl looking for my forever home with my brother Harrison! You see, we’re littermates and have been together since… well, birth! We’re an energetic, dynamic duo that are exploring what it’s like to be indoor dogs. We spent the first portion of our lives with a family, and are great with elementary aged kids and up! We lived on a farm and with all the space to roam, we found ourselves visiting a neighboring farm that had chickens… and well, we’re bird dogs, so you can guess what that meant for the chickens!

Anyways, we are settling into living indoors, and are working really hard to remember not to jump up on people, and next we will start on commands and other manners! Stay tuned for more updates as our foster parents and human sibling learn a bit more about us as we continue to adjust to our foster home!!

History:
Sophie and Harrison were owner surrenders when their lives were in danger because the repeatedly visited a neighbors farm which had chickens. They truly are a bonded pair and will not be adopted separately. They are up to date on shots and vaccines.

   
West Virginia

Rusty - 4580


10 yr 1 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Beckley, WV

Contact: Rebecca Rockwell Wallace
rr071646@gmail.com
843-812-0831

Rusty

(West Virginia)


Dog Story:
A Gentle Gentleman. Rusty is low key. Shy but friendly when he warms up. Curious. Engaged and Engaging. What a delightful combination in a beautiful Brittany lad! Rusty is a quiet observer until he is comfortable and then he gently joins in. He is not at all assertive but does enjoy the companionship of other members of his nation. He is an excellent “big brother” to the other Britts whom his family fosters.

Rusty has perfect house manners. He likes living inside a lot better than the 10 x 20 pen where he was kenneled outside with his 3 brothers until joining ABR last year. He has learned “sit”, “stay”, how to go up and down steps and go quietly into his crate. He walks well on a leash and enjoys being groomed. He has lived with a cat, respects them and can co-exist peacefully. Rusty’s loving heart does have a murmur. The vet says that with daily meds, his life expectancy and quality of life will be the same as any other Britt his age. Rusty is a bit arthritic; but a joint supplement and a winter in Florida with his family was just the ticket for his senior bones. While there he enjoyed being the darling of the neighborhood!

Rusty is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on preventative. He's an awesome companion, reveling in and so appreciative of his change of fortune. If you’d like a great guy with an extra special heart to share your life, please fill out an adoption application and mention Rusty.

   

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.