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New Jersey

Meadow - 5544

1 yr 11 mon (Young)
Spayed Female
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Millville, NJ

Contact: Michelle Falkinburg


(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.


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

Mina - 5760

1 yr 11 mon (Young)
Spayed Female
Orange Roan
Current Location: Newburg, NY

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce


(New York)

Meet Miss Mina! Mina journeyed all the way from Serbia to find a better life in the United States. She has quickly learned that a good meal, a soft bed, and a hundred daily belly rubs can be a way of life, and she is loving it! Mina settled right in to her foster home, where she enjoys antagonizing-- I mean, playing with-- her foster Brittany brother, chasing balls and squirrels in the yard, and cozying up with her foster people at the end of the day. Mina is learning her house manners quickly. This fun and affectionate little girl is going to make a wonderful addition to a lucky family.

But first...Mina needs to get healthy. Sadly, when she arrived in the U.S. she tested positive for heartworm. She is beginning treatment and we are not accepting adoption applications for her at this time, but Mina is hoping that there is a Brittany Buddy or two out there who might be able to help with the cost of her treatment. Can you help this sweet, young girl on her road to recovery? She sends Brittany kisses from New York!

Since we are NOT accepting applications yet, once she is ready for her forever home her bio will then be updated!


Ari - 5632

9 yr 6 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Garden City, NY

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce


(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.

He is well-socialized and loves people. He also is getting along with his big and little sister Britts. 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.

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, and 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 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, and heartworm negative, and on heartworm preventive. If you are interested in learning more about Ari, please submit an adoption application.


Dona - 5585

5 yr 9 mon (Adult)
Spayed Female
Current Location: White Plains, NY

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce


(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.