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Illinois

Bruno - 5844


4 yr 6 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: MInooka, IL

Contact: David & Jeanette Seely
jlhs58@mchsi.com
630 466 8489

Bruno

(Illinois)

What can I tell you - Bruno is a beauty. Was underweight when he came into rescue and is currently at a healthy 53 pounds. He's a sweet boy and very loving.

There is some concern about socialization. It's my understanding he was scavenging for food with a pit bull and may have had altercations. From what I can tell he is just very curious. I tried introductions with one of mine but he became so excited that exercise was ended due to heartworm concern.

This boy needs be included in an active family’s day to day life. Crated for long hours will result in a wild man with excess energy to burn. No long distance or sight unseen adoptions for Bruno. We feel it is important that all family members (human and canine) meet to assure that we have a good fit.

Bruno is a sweet dog and a wonderful Brit who is anxious for your forever love and companionship. If you would like to considered for this wonderful guy complete the adoption application.

History:

Bruno was an owner surrender to a shelter. The shelter notified ABR and the rest is history. Bruno came to us heartworm positive. Bru completed his heartworm treatment and was tested on August 22. Our boy is neutered, is current on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. He is also microchipped. Now all he needs is wonderful forever home to call his own.

   
Iowa

Lori - 5516


5 yr 9 mon (Adult)
Female
Liver/White
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Contact: Terry Mixdorf
terrymixdorf@gmail.com
319/350-3877

Adoption Pending 15 October 2018!!

Lori

(Iowa)

Meet sweet petite Lori! She is all of 17-18 inches tall, weighs about 32 lbs now and could stand to lose about 5.

Lori is a VERY SPECIAL GIRL. She came into rescue over a year ago along with 3 other Brittanys. She was the smallest of them all and only weighed 18lbs, was full of every parasite imaginable and her teeth were in horrible condition and had to have several pulled. Lori was badly mishandled along with the others. When we first brought Lori home, you would think we had a horrible disease as she wouldn't even be in the same room as us. We couldn't touch her and if we did, she would have an accident. Lori loves food which is great, but she was like a snapping turtle to take a treat. That was then and now...

Lori is making great strides but still has a long, LONG way to go. She knows her name. She will bark when she wants a treat or wants her meals. Lori allows my husband to pet her and to even pick her up without too much fuss. Lori doesn't chew on things she shouldn't and has yet to even try and jump on the furniture. She loves her crate and at night sleeps in a laundry basket that we put old towels in and such. Lori does very well with other dogs and probably would be okay with cats. She does'n't show any interest in hunting or that she has a prey drive. Lori would prefer to sit on the deck or in the backyard and watch the day pass.

Lori will need a home that will continue with the love and patience that we have given her over the last year. She has made great strides, but still has little trust in us or wants to engage with us. We find that Lori is most happy when our home is quiet and doesn't have a lot of stimulation (in a dog's eyes). Our home is just too "busy" for her to grow any farther and it's time for her to spread her wings with a new family that will see her through where she can let go of the past and enjoy the love and attention she gets.

If you are interested in learning more about Lori, please reach out to me and I would be glad to give you more info. Lori is up to date on her vaccines and is heartworm negative and on preventative. Lori deserves a "Happily Ever After"

History:

Lori along with 3 other males (we don't know if they were siblings but they all were the same age) were found on chains in a barn with just one light. They were underfed, infested as described above and all had to have multiple teeth pulled. We feel Lori and one of the boys must have been treated the worst or saw things that deeply affected them as the other 2 live happy normal lives. The Sheriff was alerted to their conditions and the owner surrendered them where they were taken to an area vet and we were contacted.

   
Kansas

Jake - 5956


8 yr 4 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Lawrence, KS

Contact: John & Ellen Shelton (Rusty)
jsheltonsc@sbcglobal.net
913-219-7740

Jake

(Kansas)

Hi there! I’m Jake, a purebred Brittany with the AKC papers to prove it. I’m a 52-pound handsome boy who would love to please my new forever owners. My favorite activities are talking walks, keeping my yard free of squirrels, playing fetch with a tennis ball, oh and of course, accepting all the pets and rubs that are handed out.

Jake’s foster parents here. Jake is such a sweet boy who really likes to be happy. Jake does get along with other dogs (don’t know about cats), but also seems like he would be perfectly fine getting all the attention by himself. Jake has been recently neutered, micro-chipped, is heartworm negative, up to date on all vaccinations and in very good shape. He is easy to walk on a leash and, as stated by Jake himself, fetches a tennis ball and will drop it at right at your feet every time. Jake has been an outdoor dog, so we are working on his inside skills and he is learning rapidly. We don’t know if Jake has ever hunted but he shows a lot of drive along those lines, so he might be a good candidate.

If you would like to adopt Jake please complete the adoption application and mention his name and ID#.

History:
Jake is an owner surrender whose owner passed away and the family couldn’t take care of him, so they contacted ABR to help find him a forever home.

   
Missouri

Cash - 5722


11 yr 11 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
Crate Trained
Need Fence
Current Location: Springfield, MO

Contact: Joann & Richard Kissell
jkissell67@yahoo.com
417-887-5072 or Cell (417) 894-0823

Cash

(Missouri)


November was Cash’s birth month and he is now a cool 11 years old! He is such a sweet and funny little brittany. Cash had belonged to abrittany breeder and was surrendered to the community animal control when his owner could no longer take care of him, and then ABR picked him up from the very nice people at animal control. He is groomed, has had his teeth cleaned, is chipped, neutered and up to date on all his shots and now Cash is ready for the next chapter in his life. 

Because he had been kept in a kennel most of his life everything is new and exciting to Cash: a big backyard to run in, toys to play with, squirrels to chase - he even caught one the other day! As my vet said, Cash is living the good life now. But what Cash loves most of all about this new life is the love and attention he gets from his people. 

Unfortunately, Cash has a few challenges that we are working on. The major one is that after he was neutered in December he decided that he had absolutely no use in his life for other dogs and he became aggressive toward our male brittany. We were hoping that with time his hormones would settle down and his attitude would change, but it hasn’t. It would be best if he were the only dog in the family. And secondly, he is not quite house broken. We have to take him out regularly to avoid accidents - so I guess you might say that he has us well trained. The good news is that he does sleep through the night without having to go outside. And he is improving. 

If you would like to take this sweet old lovable boy into your life please fill out an adoption application with ABR and give his foster family a call so we can talk. Because Cash is a senior dog he is eligible for the senior adoption program so if he is adopted by a senior there is no adoption fee.

   
South Dakota

Rusty - 5883


11 yr 4 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Rapid City, SD

Contact: Shaunna & Travis Tellinghuisen
shaunna.tellinghuisen@gmail.com
605-431-8972

Rusty

(South Dakota)


Hi! My name is Rusty. I am and older gentleman that loves a good cuddle. I’m 11 years old and I weigh a little under 40 lbs. If you want and extra shadow I’m the pup for you. I love following my foster parents around the house to see what they are up to.

I am learning to love the outdoors. My foster parents have a big back yard that’s fenced and it is fun! I was inside for a long time and I’m really learning to love exploring, chasing birds, and just watching the neighborhood. I have also started to play with my foster brothers. I like being with other dogs, but I do get excited and bark when I first meet them. My foster parents have taken me to the dog park and I actually enjoyed meeting the dogs there. I also like the attention from the smaller humans called kids. I met my foster parent’s niece and she was very nice to me. I especially liked how she scratched my ears.

My legs do hurt a little bit sometimes from something called arthritis, but my foster parents give me magic treats that makes playing not hurt so much. Before coming to my temporary home, I had never been on a walk around a neighborhood so it’s not my favorite, nor learning these new rules with a leash. But I’m trying. Really, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks, it just takes us a little longer! I of course love my sister Belle. We have been together since we were born. I can’t imagine my life without her. I keep an eye on her and love when she comes to cuddle with me. She makes me feel safe.

I do enjoy a good nap on the couch with my humans. I am learning to like my kennel as long as my sister is next to me in her kennel, but it’s a new experience and I get a little nervous. I do sleep in my crate and they have me stay in a different confined area when my foster parents have to leave. My past wasn’t the best as I was rarely let outside, so I am still learning the right places to go when the call arises. I’m much better at not getting confused and making an error if there is not any carpet!

My foster parents want me and my sister Belle to be adopted together. We are very bonded and really do not like to be separated. I would love it if my new parents that were able to be home most of the time to cuddle and give me lots of attention.

History:

Rusty is part of a bonded pair (Belle is his sister) Rusty and Belle came from the same litter and lived with the same owners for their entire lives. Their owner broke his ankle this past November and has had deteriorating health since that time. The owner was worried about the dogs knocking him over, so the dogs spent most of their time in an area of the house. The dogs rarely went outside since November. They were a little under nourished and they lack some muscle mass. Belle will be spayed soon. Rusty is neutered. They are a bonded pair and it is in their best interest to be adopted together.

   

Belle - 5884


11 yr 4 mon (Senior)
Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Rapid City, SD

Contact: Shaunna & Travis Tellinghuisen
shaunna.tellinghuisen@gmail.com
605-431-8972

Belle

(South Dakota)


Hello, my name is Belle! My foster mom calls me a little peanut. I’m 11 years old weighing in at 25 lbs. My foster parents say I’m the smallest Brittany they have ever seen! I have been adjusting to this new life. I have two foster brothers that I like, but I really love my brother Rusty. We have been together our entire lives and I really don’t like it when we are not together.

I am learning to like being outside especially if there is a bird I can chase! I don’t mind being outside if my foster parents are with me, but mostly my favorite thing is to nap on couch with either my foster parents or curl up on a soft chair. I get a little anxious sometimes and I am working on getting a little more confidence. I do get a little excited when my brother plays with the other dogs, but mostly I like to watch.

My foster parents took me to the dog park and I liked that. I really like to sniff and meet other dogs. I have also met a lot of kids and I really like the attention they give me too!  Unlike my brother though, I am NOT fond of the crate.  I mean, I will go in and lay in there, but  PLEASE do not close me up in it.  I become very scared and restless.  My foster parents have come up with something though that is a win-win for both of us.  They gave us an area with our crates in it and we can be "gated" so we are safe, they are safe and I am much more relaxed now because of this new arrangement.  

I want to be adopted with my brother Rusty. He is very important to me. I would love it if my new parents were home most of the time and could take me for walks. I also think I would benefit a lot from someone to help me build confidence by doing some training!

History:

Belle is part of a bonded pair (Rusty is her brother). Rusty and Belle came from the same litter and lived with the same owners for their entire lives. Their owner broke his ankle this past November and has had deteriorating health since that time. The owner was worried about the dogs knocking him over, so the dogs spent most of their time in an area of the house. The dogs rarely went outside since November. They were a little under nourished and they lack some muscle mass. Belle will be spayed soon. They are a bonded pair and it is in their best interest to be adopted together.

   
Wisconsin

Jed - 5954


9 yr 4 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Milwaukee, WI

Contact: Deborah Giesler
dgiesler@cypgrp.com
847-940-0977

Jed

(Wisconsin)

Jed is a wonderful, active guy who doesn't act his age. He is fun loving, affectionate and great around strangers. He enjoys going on walks and playing with his toys. Jed is a dream to walk, good with cats and small children. He loves everyone and is pretty submissive. He currently lives with a senior Britt girl and a younger Britt boy. Honestly if the resident Britt boy was more receptive, we’d be tempted to keep this cutie.

Jed also is a dog who MUST have another dog or cat in his household. Without that security, Jed is lost and can be destructive. He currently is on a low dosage of Prozac to take the edge off his anxiety. He understands the basic commands, and is just the sweetest gentle soul.

Jed's perfect home would have a fenced yard with room to run and play. He MUST have another dog or cat in the household. No sight unseen adoptions for Jed. We feel it is important that all family members (human and canine) meet to assure that we have a good fit. If you think Jed is the boy for you complete the adoption application.

History:

Jed was an owner surrender to rescue. His former owners had big changes in their home life. Jed had a big family with kids and a cat but then the kids grew up and left and his best buddy, Kitty, died. Jed was lonely, bored, depressed. He began acting out. His former family wanted only the best for him and contacted ABR. We took him into our rescue program. He is neutered and micro chipped. He is current on all vaccinations, is Heart Worm negative and is on Heart Worm Preventative.

   

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.