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Alabama

Knox - 5932


5 yr 1 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Remlap, AL

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

Knox

(Alabama)

Dog Story
Help me, Help me!!! By no fault of my own (really, my people got old) I need to find a new place to grow old myself. But they left me with Edwina Scissorhands. She took one look at my scruffy handsome self and just started whacking away at my beautiful brown hair. She had the nerve to say I had ears like a Springer. Such an insult. She also said I was fat!. I prefer to think of myself as portly. Herself obviously has no care for my self esteem. And to add insult to injury she is making me eat green beans, GREEN BEANS!!! She won’t listen when I try to tell her I’m a cookie eating kinda guy. I’ve even tried to impress her with my good manners but all that gets me is one small cookie. And blueberries, which truth be told aren’t that bad. But I digress. I’m starving here. And if she keeps putting me up on that torture table of hers, I’ll be bald. So if you have room in your heart and home and can look past portly and scruffy to see the sweet handsome boy I am, PLEASE come get me. Otherwise you will be seeing a thin, bald shadow.......

History:
Knox is up to  on vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative and on preventative, has pearly whites from a recent dental.

If you are looking for a congenial adult Brittany, please complete the adoption application and mention Knox.

 

 

   
Florida

Amelia fka Little Missy - 5877


8 yr 2 mon (Senior)
Spayed Female
Orange Roan
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Need Fence
Current Location: Maitland, FL

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

Amelia fka Little Missy

(Florida)


Dog Story:
Imagine the sound of a moaning harmonica off in the distance...  picture an old dog turned out by people who really never cared for her, walking the streets alone and sick.  Now you hear happy music because a young lady found her, took her in and turned her over to ABR. More happy music as Herself took over her care.  Herself named this poor old thing Missy.  Flash forward to now.  I really hate the name. Actually I don't think Herself likes the name either because she usually just calls me Hey You.  But I digress.. back to the sad harmonica.  I'm sick and I won't recover.  I have heartworms that have enlarged my sweet old heart.  Plus I have spots on my lungs. And there's a mammary tumor that can't be removed because of my heart. Oh and did I mention my megacolon?  At first I thought that was a good thing.  You know MegaDog the Great has a MegaColon!  Well that's not what it means.  It means that I was kept crated for so long and not allowed out and being a very good girl I didn't soil the my home so my colon just grew to accommodate "stuff".  Do you understand the sad music now?  So I'm looking for someone who will let me end my days in peace.  And give me a good name.  I need a good name.
Your sweet old friend,
Missy aka Hey You

You would not know that Little Missy has health issues to look at her or see her in action. She's a real social butterfly - loves everybody, everything: people, dogs, cats. Right now it looks like her life might be somewhat short but she only knows "today" and she is enjoying and living it fully

Missy has found a "forever" foster home to provide the few things she has on her Bucket List: 2 squares a day, some belly rubs and a few car rides!

She is not a candidate for traditional heartworm treatment but will be fine on the slow kill treatment. Her megacolon issues are treatable with daily stool softener.

 Won't you please consider contributing to her care?

Missy is spayed, up to date  on vaccinations, is heartworm positive but on preventative as per protocol for slow kill treatment.

 

 

 

 

   

McGee - 5745


3 yr 9 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Keystone Heights, FL

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

Adoption Pending 01 September 2018!!

McGee

(Florida)


Dog Story:
Greetings, my name is McGee!  I am one of the luckiest rescue Britts around, and also unlucky in a way, but my life has already changed for the better.  I came from a rural shelter in Alabama as a stray.  The fantastic shelter staff couldn’t believe someone didn’t come looking for me, so ABR was called and took me in.  Then I got on my own private airplane – two wonderful volunteer pilots flew me in their plane from Alabama to Florida, and I was such a lucky passenger enjoying my time on wings! 

I am also really lucky because I’m in a foster home with a loving family that wants to adopt me once I get better!  But I’ve also had a rough time of it because we found out I have something called hip dysplasia.  My left hip is especially in need of fixing, since my joints have worn down making my hind end weak, and I can’t do much exercise or activity like young Brittanys should.   

The good news is I have awesome vets that have checked me out and can help fix me up!  I’ve had all sorts of poking and prodding and stretching, even laying still like a good boy on the table for x-rays (most dogs just get cute pictures of their outsides, but guess they wanted to see what my insides look like too!)  When they did x-rays, the vets saw my bad hip right away, and also that I have been shot.  Not sure how I ended up with those pellets in me, but they don’t bother me.  It’s just my hip that needs fixing, and ABR wants to make sure I can live the best healthy life.  I will need surgery to repair my left hip joint, and my foster to adopt family is going to take great care of me as I recover from surgery.  I could really use some Brittany Buddy friends to help with my vet expenses as I get back in good shape.  I finally get to be in a real home for the holidays, and I’m so excited that soon I will be a healthy boy again!  Sending Britt hugs and kisses – Love, McGee

History:
McGee is a darling, affectionate Brittany sweetheart who has weathered rough times in his young years.  We don’t know much about his past, but even with his stiff hip and birdshot along one side, McGee greets every day with a relaxed smile and a passion for life.  He has never met a stranger and loves all the attention he’s been missing, belly rubs and gentle walks around the yard, and celebrated his first Thanksgiving in a real home with his foster to adopt family. 

McGee’s x-rays showed he has bilateral hip dysplasia, causing lameness and muscle atrophy in his back end with the hip joints grinding together.  His left hip is especially degraded and will require surgery to restore movement in the hip joint, allowing him to do normal exercise and motion without pain.  McGee has been evaluated with an excellent team of orthopedic veterinarians and will have expert care for his hip replacement.  We are thankful that surgery will be able to help this sweet boy, and want to ensure McGee has the quality of life he deserves to enjoy a healthy life without pain.  All Brittany Buddy donations for McGee will go directly towards helping with his medical costs, and we are incredibly grateful for the generous supporters who make it possible for ABR to help rescue Brittanys in need live their best life! 

   

Tucker - 5601


11 yr 9 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Trenton, FL

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

Tucker

(Florida)


Dog Story:
Tucker wanted to share his journey with Britt friends as one of ABR’s lucky “forever-fosters”! Tucker came to rescue as a retired hunting dog who had always lived in an outdoor kennel and was past his prime in the field. Tucker was welcomed by an ABR volunteer and her Brittany boy who were searching for a new senior companion. Unfortunately it was found that Tucker had a number of medical issues and needed specialty veterinary care. Tucker was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, a severely enlarged heart and fluid in his lungs, as well as malignant eye melanomas. A team of expert vets worked to get Tucker back on his paws with evaluation of his heart and lung conditions, eye surgery to remove the cancerous melanomas, and daily medications to help with Congestive Heart Failure. In true Brittany spirit, right after coming home from surgery Tucker figured out how to get his cone-collar through the doggie door and headed for the woods running full blast! He celebrated his first holiday in a real home with his Britt brother and loves napping fireside on chilly evenings.

Tucker’s forever-foster mom sent an update on this special boy:
Tucker is doing well on the medications even if you can see his little heart just pounding sometimes. He is wonderful and loves the freedom to go from cuddling to hunting all day long. He will run like a crazy Britt and hunt for an hour and then jump in the fountain to cool off and walk around until he is breathing normally and his heart has slowed. And of course then we run in the house all wet! I think he is also improving because he was a hunting dog and is still very active and in good shape. I put a Whisper 3 GPS tracker on him and the little guy averages between 4.5 to 7.5 miles a day running around my woods. Of course between runs he cools off in the fountain and then heads for a nap in my lap!! He is such a joy to have around and hopefully we will have him for a long time to come!

Tucker would be very grateful for any Brittany Buddy  donations towards his surgery and ongoing medical care. The generous donations from our sponsors enables ABR to provide continued veterinary care and support for the special needs of long-term forever and hospice foster dogs, who stay with their volunteer families to enjoy a happy, loving life working towards the best possible health for their senior years. Tucker’s family and ABR are most thankful for the kindness of all the friends who make life better for rescue Brittanys every day!

 

   
Georgia

Buddy - 5889


8 yr 1 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Current Location: Covington, GA

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

Buddy

(Georgia)


Dog Story:
Buddy here!  Boy has my life changed in the past two months since ABR became my best friend!  I just turned 8 years old in July, but you would never know it because of how happy I am when I play with my Britt foster sisters.

You see, I had a rough start to life.  I was raised at a hunting plantation in Tennessee and lived outside on a chain.  When I was 5, some really nice people came for me and took me to their home in north Georgia.  I was still living outside, but with so much more running room!  I really liked playing with their human kids and other Brittanys.  One day my family moved, and my yard got much smaller. They were working more and instantly knew that it wasn't fair for me. They took me to the vet and got me ready to send to ABR.  GUYS!  THEY EVEN TOOK PICTURES OF MY INSIDES!  That's when they discovered something called hip dysplasia and reached out to ABR.

When I arrived at this new foster home, there were two other dogs that looked just like me!  This.  Is. AWESOME!  But my new mom took me back to the doctor.  That's where they discovered that my left hip was completely dislocated.  Four days later, I had surgery.  It's called an FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy) and helped my hip get back in good shape so I can run and romp like all Britts should.  The doctors and my new foster mom couldn’t believe I was up and walking the same day of surgery! 

It's been really nice living inside with my two foster sisters.  But don't get me wrong, I still love being outside going on adventures, and I love to swim!  I could really use a Brittany Buddy to help with my vet bills.  We all know surgery can cost so much, and ABR has been so good to me.  So would you be my Brittany Buddy?  Now that my hip is fixed up I’m looking for a forever family too, so if you might like to meet me and see me smile and swim in person, contact my foster folks!
  
History:
Buddy was an owner surrender to ABR when his family moved.  He has done wonderfully thriving in ABR foster care and his surgery was very successful repairing his hip joint for a quick recovery.  Buddy is an awesome companion and enjoys everything in life.  If you’re interested in welcoming a fun-loving adorable Britt to your family, please submit the online adoption application and mention Buddy-5889 in Georgia.

 

   
Maryland

Tesoro - 5874


2 yr 7 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Unknown
House Broken
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Rockville, MD

Contact: Andrea M Bock
britrescue@comcast.net
301-682-2169 or cell 301-467-4394

Adoption Pending 02 August 2018!!

Tesoro

(Maryland)


Dog Story:
DOG STORY Looking for the perfect companion? Want someone to stay by your side, keep you company, and never leave you? Then I’m your man….uh, I mean your dog. My foster parents call me “glue dog” because I spend my staying time right beside them. I’m an extremely adorable gentle, calm and very lovable sidekick who loves nothing more than to be with my humans – whether it’s sitting around watching TV, going for our walks or best of all playing fetch. I love prancing with my toys in my mouth showing them off trying to entice someone to play – although I admit once in a while, I grab a shoe guessing it’s a toy. Good thing I just carry things but don’t chew ‘em.

My name is “Tesoro” which means Treasure in Spanish. Why Spanish? Well I’m glad you asked. ABR found me in Madrid and flew me all the way to Washington DC. It was a very long flight, glad that my fosters lived close by. My fosters brought me home, gave me a warm bath and some excellent food, then taught me what to do (and what not to do) inside the house. They even taught me to use the dog door. And never an accident in the house for me! I don’t get on the furniture even when the spoiled little dog does. I even know to politely drop the ball at your feet to playing fetch – I absolutely love fetch! Foster parents always tell people just I’m “Easy Peasy”, but I’m really just a Tesoro….

Foster mom says I’m a bit of a clown, silly, fun and very entertaining. She even told ABR that I’m the most lovable foster Britt she’s ever had. Foster dad jokes that I look like a white Brittany that splashed in a mud puddle. Both say my face is so cute and expressive! I’m an attractive red roan boy with a white/red ticked body, an extremely adorable face and dark red paws rising to freckled “splashed” white legs. Most who meet me comment that I’m an adorable dude with a fabulous personality to match! What more could anyone want in a best friend?

Foster Mom writes: Tesoro is a truly delightful dog! A lovable boy who’s loads of fun. He’s a quick learner, best of all he’s a true companion. He’s does the silliest little “jiggle and shake“ dance to greet us – we can’t help but smile and laugh out loud. Occasionally he gets excited and jumps up, so I caution against having him in a home with a very young child.

Tesoro is exceptionally loving and does not do well all alone, so we would want a companion for him. He has a foster brother here and they wrestle and run together and Tesoro does not challenge our little bossy boy. He is a good watch dog, but is not a guard dog (all bark, no bite). He is friendly with other dogs and all people. He would do great in a house with children over 6. He’s young and still has a good bit of puppy energy yet none of the puppy destructiveness! We have never crated him at any time and he has never caused any mischief, although he will occasionally redecorate with our sofa pillows, and we have another dog with him so he’s never by himself. I believe he would be anxious all alone.

Tesoro seems to recognize and appreciate his second chance. “Tesoro” is his shelter name and we are careful not to call him by any name so his permanent family can choose his real name (although I’m partial to “Splash” when you see him you’ll understand). He needs basic training such as sit, lay, stay, heel, etc. and he’ll learn fast as he’s always eager to please and very food motivated. Truly, one of the best natured dogs I’ve ever known…

History:
Tesoro is a rescue Brittany from Spain.

 

   
Tennessee

Marley - 5908


4 yr 1 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Murfreesboro, TN

Contact: Christina & Bryan Johnson
christinajohnson.cpc@gmail.com
615-962-9694 or cell 423-504-9045

Adoption Pending 25 August 2018!!

Marley

(Tennessee)

Dog Story:
Hi everyone, meet Marley. 

Marley is just the sweetest dog. He is so friendly and has the greatest personality. Just look at those big brown eyes :)

Marley's interests include playing with his foster brother and sister, walking the neighboorhood (some additional leash training is needed), running after squirrels in the fenced back yard, chasing the ball, and going for car rides. He is house-trained, knows the sit command, and comes when called.

History: 
We think Marley is around 4 years old. He is neutred, up to date on his vaccinations, heartworm negative, and currently on flea and tick prevention. He is overweight at 59 pounds and will need someone to help him through losing those extra pounds. Not much else is known about his history. 

   

Abbie - 5756


4 yr 4 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Current Location: Chattanooga, TN

Contact: Jennifer McClung
jlmcclung@gmail.com
423-805-2839

Abbie

(Tennessee)

Dog Story:
When I was rescued as a stray in Arkansas, they named me Vincent (as in Vincent van Gogh) but my foster mom changed it to Abbie (as in Abbie Normal from the movie Young Frankenstein). This is because I have a couple genetic defects, like I don’t have an ear flap on my left ear, my prepuce is missing near the top, and I have a partially fused metatarsal on my left foot. But, no worries, they don’t slow me down, they just add to my charm.

My foster mom was a foster-to-adopt but her work situation is changing and she’ll be stuck in a boring office 9-5 instead of working from home. She’s considerate enough that she knows I would not be happy or thrive being crated for 8 hours a day so she’s looking for a new home for me.

The main reason why I wouldn’t be happy crated up is because I am VERY active and LOVE being around people. So I really need a home where I will be exercised every day, preferably taken for runs or long fast walks. And I need either a work from home situation or someone who only works away from home part-time. While I LOVE everyone, if you’ve got children they need to be older, say 7 and up, because when I get excited I jump and I’d hate to hurt a child who can’t deal with that.

Also, having another dog to play with would be the best! Just make sure s/he’s tolerant because, according to my foster brother, I can be a real pest trying to get another dog to play with me. And I also will steal their toys, so s/he’s got to be okay with that. I’ve done pretty well with my foster cats, but they are tempting so I would need supervision until I learn that the cats are friends not toys. I also will need a good, strong, secure fence. I won’t jump it but I will run up to it and smack it really hard when I see a bird or squirrel that I want.

Beyond that I’m a very attentive, affectionate, sensitive Brittany boy. I’m around 4 years old, neutered, housebroken, crate trained, healthy and heartworm negative. I know some basic commands but would benefit from an obedience class. I think I’d be really good at agility so if you like working with dogs I’ve got the energy and smarts for it! Just be sure to use positive reinforcement because I’m very sensitive. My former owner used strong negative corrections and so I belly up whenever I think you’re upset with me.

History:
Abbie was rescued as a stray in Arkansas.

 

   
Virginia

Gilbert - 5916


1 yr 6 mon (Young)
Neutered Male
Liver/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Fairfax, VA

Contact: Andrea M Bock
britrescue@comcast.net
301-682-2169 or cell 301-467-4394

Gilbert

(Virginia)


Dog Story:
Gilbert is another handsome dude from Spain- ready to take on his new world! He is young, energetic, and very sweet and gentle. He loves attention and loves to play. He is a muscular 50 to 52 pounds with a large head, large feet and very lean. One confirmation of his age is that he has zero tartar built up on his teeth and they are very white.

Gilbert is a little sneaky. Often grabs foster dad’s slippers and shoes, carries them down stairs, and then leaves them on his pillow. He also tries to make off with sweaty clothes from the dirty-clothes basket. He is not destructive though, just acts like a puppy with opportunities we suspect he has never had before.

Gilbert is well behaved in the house, but needs some training. He is a counter surfer and very curious. In his foster home, he is currently crated when left alone and he sleeps on the floor in the bedroom overnight. With some consistent training, he should become a reliable companion. Gilbert needs a high fence. He is able to jump a fence that has horizontal boards as places to assist him in getting over.

If you want a young, energetic, playful and sweet companion, Gilbert is waiting for his new forever home in his new country.

If you are interested in hearing more about Gilbert please submit an adoption application available on the home page of our website at www.americanbrittanyrescue.org.

History:
Gilbert is one of our International rescues from Spain.

   
West Virginia

Molly - 5915


1 yr (Young)
Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Beaver, WV

Contact: Carol and Alan Weaver
cjohnson.weaver@yahoo.com
cell 561-632-1457

Molly

(West Virginia)

Dog Story:
! If you are looking for a companion who will give you lots of love, then look no further than Miss Molly. She's the gal for you! She is extremely affectionate, loves to play with toys and fetch a ball. Molly is one busy little girl. She loves to be outside where she will run, run, run and try to burn off her Brittany energy; therefore, she will need a fenced yard. Molly is a real hunter, always looking for birds and other small prey. She stays busy running the fence and chasing the cats that live on the other side of it. A home with no cats or other small animals is advisable; other dogs and large animals are great. Molly's manners are a work in progress so her forever family will need to spend time helping her in this department. She is crate trained and sleeps quietly all night. She is probably too active to be around small children.

History:
Molly was found in the mountains of West Virginia by hikers. After a week long unsuccessful search for her family, they turned her over to rescue so we know nothing of her first year of life. Molly was recently spayed, is up to date  on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on preventative.

If you're looking for an active, loving companion, please complete the adoption application and mention Molly WV 5915,

 

   

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.