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Meadow - 5544


1 yr 7 mon (Young)
Spayed Female
Tri-Color
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Millville, NJ

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

Meadow

(New Jersey)

Meadow is a very special little sweetheart. We have been with ABR for a few years now and never have we had such an easy time with a foster. We have never had to crate Meadow at night, or when everyone leaves the house. She came to us with an unknown past, so we didn't know what to expect. However, if we knew then what we know now, we would have broken the speed limit to pick Meadow up.

Meadow is an amazing pup, and like all amazing pups, she does have a story, so let's start at the beginning. We got word that a stray Brittany was picked up from a shelter in North Jersey. No history was known. Nothing. So being the gung-ho overzealous ABR foster parents that we are, we said, "Say no more! We are already in the car!" A three hour drive later we met Meadow. The poor thing was nothing more than a furry sack with a bunch of bones sticking out in random places when we first saw her. She definitely looked like a stray. She weighed maybe 18 or 19 pounds and was very out of sorts. The whole ride back Meadow slept soundly in the back seat with my daughter.

Normally, as stated, we crate a new foster at night and slowly make crating optional, but with Meadow we just let her have free reign of the house from the start. She was so easy going that we felt we should see what happens. We were never disappointed with our decision. She never bothered anything, and except for a few pee accidents, she has been an angel. An angel, we later found out, with broken wings.

Meadow has been diagnosed with a brain disorder called cerebellar ataxia. It affects the cerebellum and causes Meadow to be unbalanced and very clumsy. Her back legs seem to always be in a disagreement with her front legs as to which direction to take. She also has seizures, but Meadow is on phenobarbital and since she has been on this medication her seizures has dropped dramatically. Because of these conditions, an ideal environment for Meadow would be one with no stairs, or at least gated stairs. She also has a hard time with bare floors. Carpets, or throw rugs are recommended. Another dog in the house would be ideal, as Meadow tends to take cues about going outside, eating and seems lost when on her own.

Even though Meadow is a special needs rescue, we actually treat her no different from any other rescue. She really is no extra work. She plays like a puppy, cuddles up to you when she is tired, and just loves to be around you. The only extra we do is "preventive maintenance." We scout out things or places that would be difficult for Meadow and adjust it to her capabilities ( for example going to PetSmart, the floors are rough for her, so we take a shopping cart and let her walk a bit and ride a bit). She is like a fun puzzle. We try to figure out what fits best for her on a day to day basis.

So if you are interested in a young cuddling playful companion that loves dogs, cats, kids, and is crate trained and housebroken then this is your lucky day. Meadow is a real sweet relaxed girl that is looking for a forever home and be forever in your heart. If you would like to adopt this amazing girl please fill out our adoption application and mention Meadow.

History:

Meadow was picked up as a stray so we know nothing about her past. She is spayed, microchipped, up to date on shots, heartworm negative and on preventative.

   
New York

Benson - 5657


8 yr (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Averill Park, NY

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce
wboyce95@optonline.net
732-617-1940

Benson

(New York)

Hi World – Meet Benson! Benson is a big boy, weighing in at almost 60 lean pounds. There’s not an ounce of fat on him – he’s just big! Benson is NOT a delicate dog. He is an oaf, a moose, a goon, and a lovable, snuggly teddy bear wrapped into one. Actually, a more appropriate name for him might be "Hodor." Benson woke up last Wednesday morning and all was right with the world. The human that had cared for him his whole life and been his best friend woke up with him and the day started normally. Wednesday about lunch, Benson was surrendered by the owner for medical reasons. By Wednesday evening, Benson's world had been turned upside-down and he was in his foster house. Nothing was familiar, his human was nowhere, and he had nothing to hold onto emotionally. Everything he had known his whole life was gone. The first couple of nights were very frantic for him, but a persistent gentle hand and calming voice let him know that we were friends. By Thursday afternoon, Benson wouldn't let me out of his sight. By Friday morning he was doing log rolls on the couch while burrowing his head under my hand trying to get snuggles. Then he fell asleep with his head in my lap while studying the face of this new human who wasn't such a bad person. Apparently Benson finds his new anchor pretty quickly with just a bit of TLC.

Benson does OK on a leash, and we're working with it. We use a choke collar, but he only needs to hear the sliding on the ring to bring his nose out of the ground and back to your side. He uses the tension on the choke collar as a guide, and knows where the leash ends. To be sure, he's a dog, he will pull if he finds something interesting to smell though. Benson is a great jogging companion, and kept up with me for our 5K run on his first try. Again, he pulls some when there is interesting stuff, but generally he was no problem. He’s a busy boy as well, who loves to play fetch with his tennis ball (His preferred method is to fetch the ball and have you chase him, but he also will sit and drop it when commanded to), go for car rides, and who has a very strong nose – someone who was willing to do the work would likely find him to be a great hunting buddy. Because of his prey drive, he should not be in a house with cats or chickens (his former owner specifically said that he likes to chase chickens).

His former owner said he’s good in the house, and we’ve noticed that as well – no inappropriate chewing or counter surfing. He does know how to “kennel up”, but does NOT like to be in his crate. But since he’s good in the house, he really hasn't needed one that we've seen. He knows basic commands (sit, leave it, easy, down) and he’s great in the car (his former owner used to take him around in his truck all day for work, so he’s very used to being in the car). He is VERY eager to please and a fast learner, tuned very closely with the human he identifies with. Like most dogs, Benson will be anxious the very few days as he adjusts to the upheaval. But I can say from personal experience, if you truly want to be his emotional anchor and show it with love and a kind voice, he will be yours forever and it won't take long.

Benson is on Phenobarbital for seizures, though he hasn’t had one yet in our presence. His levels are stable, and he’s very good about taking his pills. Benson's ideal forever home would be with someone where he is the only dog and can keep an eye on his human, whom he will follow around faithfully like the best buddy he is. He is a wonderful boy with humans, but needs to be the only dog in the house. He would never hurt a child on purpose, and has been introduced to children as small as 2 with no issues, but his happy, bouncy nature would make him unsuitable for a house with small children that could be knocked over accidentally. He would do very well with older children who would like to play with him.

Benson is a good, playful boy with a typical Brittany heart of gold and so much love to give – if you like to play, cuddle, and have your best friend right by your side, he just might be the dog for you! So if you are interested in learning more about this sweet boy, please fill out the adoption application.

Update from Benson’s Foster Mom: WOW – what a difference a neutering makes! No more dominance games, no more humping – since we brought him home from the vet’s office after his procedure, Benson has fit right into our little pack, almost like he’s been here all along! He is playing with both of our Brit boys, snuggling with them on the couch, eating dinner right alongside them, all with no issues at all!! Our reservations about having Benson in a home with other dogs are gone – he’s a pup transformed, and we now think that he could be more than happy in a home with other pups (still no cats, though). Benson would do well as an only dog, or as part of a pack, provided that he can be close to his human(s), get some snuggles, and have play time.

Update 8/25/17: Benson has been with his foster for a month and it seems that his medication has been controlling Benson's seizures as he has not had any seizures since coming into rescue.

History:

Benson was an owner surrender, his owner was unable to care for him due to personal issues, and reached out to ABR for our help. Benson is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations.

   

Ari - 5632


9 yr 2 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Black/White
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Garden City, NY

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce
wboyce95@optonline.net
732-617-1940

Ari

(New York)


Are you searching for the exuberance of an older, slowing down, Brittany who thinks he is young? Do you want to provide a forever home to a senior Brittany? If so, then Ari is the boy for you! He has all the unbridled enthusiasm of a young Britt wrapped up in a slightly graying face and 9 year old body.

Ari has been an outdoor dog and never learned basic obedience or good manners. He is just not used to the indoors. He still reacts to cats, dogs, doorbells, gunshots and other noises on the TV. He will still make his mark indoors so watch out for a wet spot. 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 knows "HAJDE" (“come” in Serbian) and sit with a hand signal, he will also do circles for treats, and he also knows "no". He is well-socialized and loves people. He also is getting along with his big and little sister Britts. He has been challenged by the alpha female and only gave a little growl but that was it. He gets agitated around large, young, overexcited male dogs. He has lived with kids, and dogs, and does well with both. Ari is one sweet, amiable Britt boy. He adores attention, is happy, loving, and has the exuberance of a typical Brittany. Such a very smart, loving boy will do best with a fenced yard to exercise those Brittany legs. Ari loves to explore the back yard, loves his walks and like a true Britt, tends to pull. Ari is not used to being on a leash and pulls hard, so a harness is recommended for walks. This boy needs be included in an active family’s day to day life. He craves and thrives on human companionship.

Transitioning a dog to life in a house requires patience. That combined with love is what Ari 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. Ari deserves a chance at being loved, cuddled, appreciated and to hear the words "good dog". He is a lover who wants to know where his people are at all times, and sleeps on his bed right next to his people. Can you be the person that gives Ari that chance?

He is definitely a retired hunter so he is not bothered by fireworks but instead he is running around looking to fetch what was supposed to be shot. The same with thunder, no fear at all. Ari is a wonderful, sweet, affectionate, mature boy. This boy is the perfect example of "age is just a number". Even with a little bit of Arthritis in his back legs and the hint of cataracts in his eyes, he is in excellent shape for a nine year two month old dog. A tough old bird from Serbia. He loves his people and likes other calm dogs. The only thing Ari is worried about is being alone for too long. He needs either somebody who is at home most of the time or company of another dog. He is currently living with two other dogs in his foster home and can be left for a short time alone with them.

His list for a perfect home includes people to love him, lots of attention and some quality chill time. He really needs someone who is home a good portion of the day. He has shown some anxiety when left alone. His two female Britt housemates and the TV on make being home alone tolerable. He is looking for a forever home with parents who can give him all the love He deserves. In return, he will give you an ear to listen, a chin on your knee and unmeasured love.

History:

Ari is a rescue from Serbia. This beautiful boy is neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped, leishmania and heartworm negative, and on heartworm preventive. If you are interested in Ari, please submit an adoption application and mention Ari. The normal adoption fee for an international dog is $450, but since he is a distinguished senior, his adoption fee is $250.

   

Dona - 5585


5 yr 5 mon (Adult)
Spayed Female
Black/White
Current Location: White Plains, NY

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce
wboyce95@optonline.net
732-617-1940

Dona

(New York)



This is sweet Dona, she came to ABR through our International Program, she arrived here a few weeks ago from Serbia. She came a great distance and was met at the airport in Boston by a group of wonderful ABR volunteers who were ready to help Dona on to the next chapter in her life.

Dona has settled in very well at her foster home and is getting adjusted to living the good life but unfortunately she is heartworm positive. Due to Dona's heartworm we are not accepting applications for her adoption at this time but heartworm treatment is costly, so Dona was hoping that she could get a Brittany Buddy to help out so she can get healthy. If you would like to be a part of Dona's recovery, please think about making a donation to her heartworm treatment.

   

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.