Dogs Available in the Southeast

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Alabama

Madison - 5594


1 yr (Young)
Neutered Male
Liver/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Remlap, AL

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

Madison

(Alabama)


Dog Story:
Hi. My name is Madison ‘cause that’s were I come from. I’m a very young boy who listened to the wrong part of my body and ended up getting hit by a car. That led to me being picked up by animal control. Of course they have lots of rules so they wouldn’t release me to ABR until my 10 day hold was up. They thought I just had a hurt foot. Well, when I finally got to the vet,, Dr. T. discovered I had a complete fracture of my upper arm, just above my elbow. She said the fracture was about 12 to 14 days old. And for whatever reason, either from being hit or the delay getting help, the nerve damage is not repairable. So Monday I become a Tripod!!! It won’t be so bad because having a dangling leg hasn’t slowed me down a bit. In fact I’ve already become very good at running around and counter cruising. As you probably figured out by now taking off a leg ain’t cheap. So if you could maybe see your way clear to donate a couple of bucks to me though ABR, I’d sure appreciate it. And maybe one of you might even decide you need a young Tripod in your life. I’m sure to be a real conversation starter.

Update 5-17-17
 I know ya'll are waiting to know how my surgery yesterday went. As you can see I'm an exceptional patient!! I was just passing by this cool ride while out on a pee break and just couldn't resist trying to take it for a test drive. Yes I did climb in by myself. What self respecting driver wouldn't? And yes I plan on being a handful.

 

   
Maryland

Gus - 5565


11 mon (Puppy)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Need Fence
Current Location: Nottingham, MD

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

Adoption Pending 08 April 2017!!

Gus

(Maryland)

Dog Story:
Hi there! I'm Gus and I'm looking for a family to love me forever. I am sure to love you back. My foster mom says I'm a true Britt because I like to play all day and cuddle all night. And make no mistake, I REALLY love to be active and be the center of attention. I'm full of energy and love to wrestle with my foster sister- this gets me very excited, so I need to take frequent breaks to calm down. Antlers are my favorite and I could work on those all day, everyday if I was allowed. I'm working hard at learning my manners. I'm crate-trained and housebroken for the most part but I'm still having slip ups on occasion. A stable routine and someone with obedience experience will do me a lot of good.

From foster mom…Gus is a playful, energetic young boy who loves to love and be loved. He's still finding his feet and is quite clumsy, often using furniture as his brakes. He loves to make his emotions known with his expressive voice. Gus would be happy as a solo dog or as a puppy brother. He does well at the dog park and doesn’t challenge the fence. He's only had a few brief encounter's with young children and has done well with them on a leash but would likely be unintentionally rough as he prefers to give full body greetings. He would not do well with small pets due to his prey drive. A good size yard would be ideal for this big guy. 

History:
Gus was surrendered to the local shelter by his owner. They were not prepared for an active puppy and found that they did not have the time or lifestyle to keep him.  They were not aware that there were rescue groups to help Brittanys and took him to the shelter. The owner’s friend contacted ABR very upset that Gus was taken to the shelter and asked us to help. Oh, what a lucky boy Gus is to have some watching his back!

   
Mississippi

Rocco - 5568


8 yr 1 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Jackson, MS

Contact: Maria & Ben Smith
maria.allen.sdt@gmail.com
404-375-7745 Cell

Adoption Pending 27 May 2017!!

Rocco

(Mississippi)


Dog Story:
With a name like Rocco, you may think that I am a dominate male, but that is far from the truth.  Actually, the origins of the name derived from the Germanic element hrok meaning “rest.”  If you know Brittanys, then you may think that “rest” never describes a Brittany, but I may be the exception to the rule.

My ideal day is as follows:  sleep late, go on a walk, sleep beside you on the couch while you watch the morning news, jump in the car to run errands with you, follow you around when you are doing chores, “catnap” in the afternoon, explore outside when you are cooking on the grill, and then cuddling on the couch for a movie before bed.

Still unsure about whether or not to submit an application, well let me try to convince you further. Think of me and my personality like “reclaimed wood.”  My life started out wonderful and beautiful with a great family, but over time I wasn’t the shining new thing and my life became dull and rough around the edges.  My previous family knew that I needed a change and just like an old piece of wood, I got “refinished” in the care of ABR.  Many of my house manners are quickly returning to me, such as remembering it is inappropriate to counter-surf, obeying commands, and politely sitting in front of the door for a bathroom break.  If you ask me, I am easy to love because I have missed companionship so much that I don’t ever want to displease you.  And it doesn’t hurt that I am so handsome!

If you can picture me as an addition to your household, please submit the adoption application and mention Rocco-5568, and contact my state coordinator for more information.

History: 
Rocco was surrender from the family who had him his entire life.  It was a hard decision, but with a growing family and two working adults, Rocco spent most of his time outside alone and they knew he could be more happy.  Rocco is in fantastic health with only a minor back issue that rarely flares up and currently up-to-date on shots.  Rocco is currently fostered with two other Brittanys and is submissive even though he is the eldest.  He understand several commands, good with children and cats, pulls on the leash (working to deter this behavior), crate-trained, and house broken.  He would easily transition into most any family setting.  Overall, he has the looks, the manners, and the personality to be as popular as all that reclaimed wood found on HGTV!
 

 

 

   
North Carolina

Rusty - 5542


1 yr 2 mon (Young)
Male
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Oxford, NC

Contact: Michelle Falkinburg
falkinburgm@comcast.net
609-296-8278

Rusty

(North Carolina)

Dog Story:
Hi! I’m Rusty and I’m the young dog you’ve been looking for. I’m only about a year old so I can be with you a long time. I respond to “Rusty”, “come”, “off” (when I jump on my foster Mom), “outside”, “crate” and “good boy”. But I know very little and I do silly puppy stuff, sometimes making mistakes that get me in trouble. I don’t get in the trash or counter surf. My hostess, a cocker spaniel, is trying to teach me how to play with toys.

Mom says that I’m a good boy but that I am prey driven. Cotton Kitty, an outdoor cat, is not safe with me. If she walks up to me, I’m OK, but if she runs, it’s game on! I haven’t had any accidents in the house thanks to frequent trips outside and Mom watching me carefully.

I may be a Brittany mix but I’m “Quite Handsome” even if I do say so myself!  Everyone that sees me comments on my full, feathered tail that I frequently carry in a gentle loop up to my back and my lush, soft coat. Can you tell from my pictures? 

I’ve been vaccinated, microchipped and neutered recently. The vet suspects I got in a fight when I was about 6 months old and may have limited vision in my left eye.  They also recommended some glucosamine chondroitin for some hind end stiffness so the kind folks at ABR are starting me on that too!   Life is good for me now, so just enjoying my time here at my foster home until my “forever home” comes a callin’ !  So if you might like to take me home please fill out the online adoption application and make sure you tell them Rusty 5542 in NC.

History: 

Rusty was surrendered to a shelter by his owner when he was too playful for their senior dog in the home.  Unfortunately not much else is known about his past.

 

   

Jackson - 5532


9 yr 9 mon (Senior)
Male
Orange/White
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Robersonville, NC

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

Jackson

(North Carolina)

Dog Story:
Are you searching for the exuberance of a young brittany? Do you want to provide a forever home to a senior brittany? If so, then Jackson is the boy for you! He has all the unbridled enthusiasm of a puppy wrapped up in a slightly graying face and 10 year old body.

Jackson has been an outdoor dog and never learned basic obedience or good manners. He can be a challenge but in a short time he has started to listen more attentively. We are working on "off" as he is a counter-surfer and "wait" as he tends to bolt through the door and he has made progress in both areas. He is well-socialized and loves people. He also is getting along with two females and a 16 year old male Britt. He has been challenged by the alpha female and immediately backed away. The former owner said he is ok with kids and cats. Jackson is not used to being on a leash and pulls hard so a harness is recommended for walks. He also seems very interested in the gate of the 4 foot chain link fence so a solid fence would be a better option for him.

Transitioning a dog to life in a house and sleeping in a crate requires patience. That combined with love is what Jackson needs most. Despite his sometimes rambunctious behavior, from the first night here he has displayed a willingness to please and that wide-eyed adoration of the human who scratches his ears that all fans of this breed know and love. We all deserve a 2nd chance. Jackson deserves a 2nd chance at being loved, cuddled, appreciated and to hear the words "good dog". Can you be the person that gives Jackson that chance??

Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in hearing more about Jackson.

History:
Jackson was surrendered by his family when there was nobody left to care for him. Jackson had been with the family all of his life, but was relegated to the outside yard with minimal attention. With that said, he is making up for all he missed in the first part of his life, and is looking for a home with people who will give him the attention, love and lots of petting he so deserves.

   
South Carolina

Solo - 5596


8 mon (Puppy)
Neutered Male
Black/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Chapin, SC

Contact: Michelle Falkinburg
falkinburgm@comcast.net
609-296-8278

Solo

(South Carolina)

Dog Story:
Hi, my name is Solo and I’m looking for my forever family. I have a lot of energy and love to play! I can be a bit rough as I love to give full body greetings. All I need is a bit of obedience training and I will be the greatest dog!

I love other dogs and all people! I’m a very happy dog who loves to cuddle. It would be great if my new home had someone who could be at home with me a lot or at least another dog to stay with me so I have company. My foster mom says I have a very soft mouth and sit real nice for a treat.

If you would like me to come home with you please fill out our adoption application mention Solo and perhaps we can meet sometime soon!

History:
Solo was surrendered by his owner, after changes in their health made them unable to care for him.

   
Virginia

Guinness - 5510


3 yr 4 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, my name is 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 am a crate trained, handsome, and spunky 60lb Brittany/Irish setter mix. My three favorite things in life are food, my humans, and running around. Food is a great motivator for me; I spin around in circles while my foster mom prepares my meals. I will listen to commands when there are treats involved. I love to be cuddled and be near my humans, I will even moan in appreciation. Because I have some anxiety, the crate or my human’s laps are places I feel safe and secure. Lastly, exercise is really important to me. Whether it's running trails with my foster mom, going to the dog park, or sprinting back and forth in a back yard with a 6 foot fence, I need to get my energy out. Other things you should know about me? Squeaky toys and tennis balls are my favorite, and I love to talk and tell you all about my feelings. I try to talk to the passing cars and birds; but they don't seem to listen. While I love to play with my other Brittany siblings, I could be a solo dog- which means I get ALL the attention. Will you be my new forever parents?

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 progress 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.

 

 

   

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.