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Iowa

Patch - 5944


2 yr (Young)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Windsor Heights, IA

Contact: Bob Baldus
bstudeman@aol.com
515-240-1196

Patch

(Iowa)

Meet Patch, a BEAUTIFUL 2 yr old Brittany who is very smart, yet very cautious boy who is learning to be a confident and happy Brittany. 

Patch came to us extremely timid and jumpy at the slightest sounds. Since then he has improved but still has his moments of getting nervous if the sound is new to him. One thing about Patch that has helped him tremendously is having another dog or two around. Just that alone has allowed him to build confidence and courage so another dog (or two) is a must for him to continue to grow.  

Patch will sit on command for his food. He IS gun shy though and we do not know how he would be around cats. At night he sleeps in his crate and during the day, if I have to go anywhere, I put him together in a room with my other dogs and he does fine. Patch does love his cuddles and loving he gets from me. Patch is an easy boy to fall in love with and want to keep!

Patch still has accidents from time to time so we keep working on it...it's just all part of the confidence building and structure he needs.

The perfect home for Patch would be one with another dog or two in the mix, older children would be welcoming to him as he is a loves the attention and of course, a home with PATIENCE to bring out the very best in him. Patch is a diamond in the rough and when he comes around, that family will have hit the jackpot!

Patch is up to date on his vaccines and is heartworm negative and on preventative. If you are interested in adopting Patch, please fill out the adoption application and mention his name and ID #

History:

Patch was given to a family in MO who just didn't have the means to care for him the way he needed to be cared for, so they contacted ABR.

   
Minnesota

Louie - 5053


11 yr 11 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
Need Fence
Current Location: Mendota Heights, MN

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

Adoption Pending 22 August 2018!!

Louie

(Minnesota)

Hello, my name is Louie. I'm a fun loving, handsome, 11-year-old boy. True to my breed, I'm full of energy and love to run and play. EVEN at my age! Oh, and I’m a bit of a talker. When you come through the door, I'll ask you about your day and let you know when its dinner and treat time. I have excellent house manners, have NEVER had an accident, have NEVER chewed on anything, love to cuddle, and I give lots of Brittany kisses.

Unfortunately, I need to be the only dog in the home, one where I can be adored and loved on without fear of being attacked by another dog as It really does scare me. I do know all the basic commands, am kennel trained, but could use some leash training as my dad used to run with me every morning so I'm not well trained for "walking" BUT I'm a quick learner!

Louie's mom here. Louie's perfect home MUST have a fenced yard with lots of room to run and play. No dogs, no cats. Louie prefers older children and adores adults of all kinds! The Grandmas in his life adore him and will miss him. Also, just like us humans, as we get older our diets tend to change. This is true for Louie. He now has allergies and must be on a special grain free diet. We have found that Z/D Hills works best OR…going totally on a raw food diet. If you are looking for a well-mannered, easy to live with forever friend, Louie is that special someone. All you have to do is go to the website and fill out the adoption application and mention his name and ID #. Louie is healthy and up-to-date on his vaccines.

History:

Louie's dad was diagnosed with Cancer a few years back and they were going to re-home him back then. The cancer went into remission, so they decided to keep him as dad really loves Louie. Well the cancer has come back and they are now faced with the reality and want to re-home him. ***Louie was going to be in a forever home, but the owners husband fell ill and is now in a nursing home. It was very sudden and they are extremely sad they can no longer keep Louie. 

   
Missouri

Cash - 5722


11 yr 10 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 3 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 3 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.

   

Maggie - 5826


7 yr 3 mon (Adult)
Spayed Female
Orange Roan
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Contact: Nathan Block
blockn@ymail.com
605-295-4252

Maggie

(South Dakota)

If you are looking for a four-legged, furry, beautiful, comforting companion Maggie will happily become your newest family member. Maggie is very intelligent and eager to please. She loves to be loved and show affection for those around her. Her favorite activities are cuddling with people and her foster parent’s Brittanies, Zoe and Beau.

Maggie enjoys running around the back yard and chasing Beau and Zoe. She has separation anxiety and needs another dog. When people are not around she does best in an extra large crate that she can share with one or more other dogs. Her foster parent crates her with Beau and Maggie in two extra large crates that have been put together for extra space. Her anxiety has decreased the longer she is with people and a thunder-shirt has done wonders. When you hear Maggie bark, she makes a funny sound as she had surgery to remove her vocal cords, but you can still hear her.

If you feel Maggie would be a great addition to your home, please fill out the adoption application and mention her name and ID #. Maggie is heartworm negative and on preventative and is up to date on her vaccines. Maggie eagerly awaits the love of her forever home!

 
History:
 
Maggie is an owner surrender here in Sioux Falls.  His owner moved and could no longer keep her so she stayed with the owners parents.  They kept her outside and their own Brittany was due to have pups and couldn't have her there when that happened so ABR was contacted. 
 
 

 

   

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.