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Kalli - 5898

1 yr 5 mon (Young)
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Garden City, NY

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce


(New York)

If you’re reading this, you’re looking for a canine companion and I fit the bill since I’m a VERY, VERY ACTIVE PUPPY who needs human companionship. Just a short time ago I was caged most of the day. But luckily now I’m in a foster home with 2 Brittanys to keep me company, a crate and bed of my own, toys and human companionship. The humans talk to me, teach me stuff, tell me NO sometimes (actually lots of times) and tell me I’m a good girl when I follow the rules. They also provide good food and best of all they cuddle me and give me belly rubs. Life is GOOD!! Since the foster humans already have two Brittanys we hope that one of you will want to adopt me.

My foster family says I came to them with “NO skills”. I have already learned to use the magnetic doggie door! I’m not great on the leash so I need to practice that. I’m NOT protective of my food bowl which is good. I’ve learned to play nicely with the resident Britts- 2 female’s ages 8 & 7. I’m learning that toys are for chewing but human hands or shoes are not. My biggest problem is garbage picking, eating paper (I love tissues) and money (Mostly 10'S and 20'S) and counter/table surfing. I’m learning that NO means I should stop doing what I’m doing. I’m learning that I should use the bathroom in the yard and not on a rug. There’s still a lot to learn but my foster family says I’m smart and a fast learner. They say I’m a youngster and that I turned 1 Year old in September. I’m very good looking girl with light orange markings and very distinctive eyes. My tail is docked and my foster says they can see the beginnings of feathering on my butt and tail. I'm going to be a really beautiful adult. I like it here but I want a family to call my own, a family that will love me and cherish me and I can love, cherish, protect, and entertain in return.

Now just a few thoughts from my foster mom and dad who say no and dispenses the foods and belly rubs…As Kalli learns to trust, she is becoming sweeter and sweeter. She’s very active as befits her age and breed so she will need regular walks and a fenced in yard where he can run around and explore. She hasn’t tried to climb over or dig under the fence (BUT HAS DUG HOLES). She adores playing with my 2 Brittanys , especially my alpha female (but Kalli can get to be too much sometimes) and it is allowing her to be properly socialized as they put her in her place when she gets too rough. She would enjoy all the attention an only dog gets but she’d benefit from the companionship of another dog. She is jealous when others get attention. She will also benefit from having toys that are for strong chewers. When she gets nippy, we’ve been able to distract her with toys. This is a behavior that they outgrow as they mature and have proper training. We have crate trained her and she doesn’t seem to mind being crated, but really lets you know when she wants out. She also loves her treats. We are currently working on the sit command and she’s making quick progress because she loves treats, even the healthy kind like cucumber slices.

Obviously I (all of us at ABR) hope that our foster dogs find great homes but in this case my hope is really strong. We truly believe we have saved this pup. She’s not perfect but she wants to please and is visibly happy when she gets praised.

You must be considerate enough to know Kalli would not be happy or thrive being crated for 8 hours a day, she does sleep in her crate but that is to keep the house in one piece overnight. The main reason why Kalli wouldn’t be happy crated up is because she is very active and loves being around people. So Kalli really needs a home where she will be exercised every day, preferably taken for runs or long fast walks and she needs either a work from home situation or someone who only works away from home part-time. While she loves everyone, if you’ve got children they need to be older, 10 yrs. and up, because when she gets excited she jumps and she would 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 he/she is tolerant because, according to her foster sisters, she can be a real pest trying to get another dog to play with her. And she also will steal their toys, so he/she has got to be okay with that. Cats are NOT friends Kalli needs a home with NO cats. She also will need a good, strong, secure fence. She won’t jump it but will run up to it and smack it really hard when she sees a bird or squirrel that she wants. Please note she does like to dig so will need someone willing to watch her when she is in the yard. Beyond that she is a very attentive, affectionate, not too sensitive Brittany girl.

She is spayed, crate trained, healthy and heartworm negative. She knows some basic commands but would benefit from an obedience class. She would be really good at agility so if you like working with dogs Kalli’s got the energy. And smarts for it! Just be sure to use positive reinforcement because Kalli thinks any other correction is playing. We think her former owner used a little strong negative corrections and she would just puppy laugh it off. Everything is play, fetch and run around with Kalli. If you are interested and would like to be considered for Kalli please to fill out the adoption application.


Kalli was an owner surrender, an older couple contacted ABR, after their family situation changed and realized they could not handle this WHIRLWIND Brittany Puppy.


Zip - 6058

5 yr 7 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Dunbridge, OH

Contact: Deb Fork



Zip is one big, handsome, orange gentleman. Zip is a big guy (70 pounds when first surrendered, now about 63) and probably should trim down a little more. He is housebroken, crate trained, and very well mannered. He is a lover, just wants to rest his head on your knee to be petted. He stays close during TV time, and curls up on the floor at the end of the bed and sleeps through the night. He waits for his foster brothers and sister to wake Dad up to make breakfast. Zip eats in a supervised group, and has shown no signs of food aggression if another dog moves close to him while eating. He eats slowly and carefully.

He has access to his fenced back yard through double magnetic dog doors, a feat he learned quickly. Zip likes the toys and chew bones that are always available. He knows sit, no (when eyeing the counter), and "all gone". He peacefully co-exists with his foster siblings, following them around, coming with the group when treats are passed out, going out into the yard to check on what the people are doing, and going to bed. Walking nicely on a leash is a work in progress.

We don't know how he would react to cats or small children. There were children in his previous home, but there is not a clear picture provided of those interactions.

The ideal situation for Zip would be with a family with a flexible work schedule, so he would not have to be crated for long periods. He has exhibited some separation anxiety and is currently on Reconcile, which he takes wrapped in cheese with his breakfast.

He seems happy having furry siblings to help keep him company when his people leave the house. He cries for less than a minute if one of his humans closes the garage door, leaving him behind in the dog yard. He has been crated twice for short periods and kennels willingly. When his people leave, he can go in and out of the crate and into the dog yard at will with his foster brothers and sister. He sometimes chooses to go into the crate to rearrange the blankets and rest.

Please no sight unseen adoptions for Mr. Zip. We feel it is important for all family members (human and canine) to meet to assure we have a good fit. He is a beautiful dog with a gentle heart. He is happy to meet new people, is not fearful when taken to the veterinarian, and rides calmly and quietly in the car. As patient and loving as he is, Zip would probably be happiest where he could share his humans with fewer dogs. If you think Zip is the boy for you, please complete the adoption application.


Zip is an owner surrender. His original owner entered a nursing home and can no longer care for himself or Zip. He is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventative and microchipped.


Rory - 5972

6 yr 7 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Black Roan
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Philadelphia, PA

Contact: Rebecca Rockwell Wallace

Adoption Pending 15 January 2019!!



Rory is incredibly laid-back in the house, and like most Bretons very active and vigilant when outside. (E.G. He likes to chase play with anything squirrel related!)

He’s very well housebroken (no messes and regularly can hold it if need be!) not destructive or intrusive in the house... as context, I have fostered/lived with about 15 to 20 dogs at this point in my life, and he’s in the top 3 for ‘most housebroken’ and ‘easy to take care of in the house’. No grabbing food, separation anxiety, random barking, stretching, nipping, property destruction... nothing!

Inside he does like to pay fetch with small plush squirrel toys (he doesn’t care too much for balls or blankets, ropes, etc), and all the other times is relatively calm and cuddly! It’s rare that he’s not by my side in the house at all times.

While not needed, he’s been crate trained and is very happy to calmly go and stay in the crate if i’m away for an extended period

He’s introverted around large groups he doesn’t know ... I had 10-12 new people over for an Eagles game, and he'd rather sleep in the bedroom than hang out with all the people. Though when it was just 3 friends over he was excited to hang out.

Having run with him he’s not a exceptionally fast when on the leash, though he has handled multiple 2-3 mile jogs with ease (9 min / mi pace). When outside he’s most interested in checking out new smells, and (absent seeing a squirrel) he jogs on leash very well!

His hunting / prey instincts are really strong - very attentive, great nose, and he’s fairly fast off leash and strong for his size (he’s a little undersized for a male Brit at about 27-32 lbs).

I’ve taken him to the dog park multiple times, and I will admit he doesn’t care to actively play / horse around with other dogs. The city dog park regularly has 5-15 dogs there at a time, and I get the feeling the volume of dogs actually makes him uncomfortable. He hasn’t been overly aggressive to them either (he’s indifferent or will likely growl if he’s being provoked / surrounded - though no biting). About one and five dogs he cares to sniff and gently play with, otherwise he just keeps on moving on and seems to be most interested in checking out new smells or playing with me.

Rory is my first black white roan dog of any kind, and boy does he look pretty! I always thought I loved the look of standard orange / white Britts, though Rory has opened my eyes! He gets compliments on his unique and handsomeness daily: Black face (slight white marking), roan shoulders, black/white back and flank, freckled legs, and black paws that almost look like shoes

Rory has no health issues or food issues that have presented in the time he's been in foster care. Rory is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, heartworm and leishmaniasis negative. If you'd like to be considered as Rory's forever home, please complete an adoption application and mention his name and ID number.



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.