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Illinois

Asher - 5621


3 yr 2 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Prospect Heights, IL

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

Adoption Pending 21 August 2017!!

Asher

(Illinois)

Asher is a tall, slender, athletic Britt boy who is looking for his forever home. He is an affectionate guy who is very generous with his Brittany kisses. Asher has never met a stranger, everyone is a potential playmate or cuddle buddy. He very social, is great with other dogs and likes meeting new people. He knows some of the basic commands and is learning the ropes from his resident Britts. He loves romping in the yard, searching for critters and exploring on his walks.

Asher will do best with a fenced yard to exercise those Brittany legs. This boy needs be included in an active family’s day to day life. He craves and thrives on human companionship. Please, no long distance or sight unseen adoptions for Asher. We feel it is important that all family members (human and canine) meet to assure that we have a good fit.

We honestly feel that Asher would do best with another dog in is forever home. He becomes very needy and uneasy when separated from his Britt housemates. This boy seems to really thrive on 24/7 canine companionship.

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

History:

Asher was an owner surrender to ABR. He came to us via Craigslist and we have no background on this sweetie.

Our boy is neutered, is current on all vaccinations, Heart Worm negative and on Heart Worm Preventative. He is also microchipped. Now all he needs is wonderful forever home to call his own.

   

Cinch - 5619


1 yr 4 mon (Young)
Neutered Male
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Need Fence
Current Location: Green Valley, IL

Contact: Michael & Denise Lutz
michael_h_lutz@yahoo.com
309-657-3021

Cinch

(Illinois)

Big, bold, and handsome, Cinch is Britt boy who is looking for his forever home. He is an affectionate goof ball who lives with dogs and cats. He is smart, active, loving, and really just wants your attention. He’d love to play with another active dog or older kids. He is good on a leash, knows basic commands and is a joy to watch run the back yard.

Cinch is a bit of a counter surfer, but we are working on that. He is a wonderful dog who will require time, patience, and consistency. He will do best with a fenced yard and a family where someone is around a good portion of the day. This boy needs be included in an active family’s day to day life. He is NOT a fan of the crate. Crated for long hours will result in a wild man with excess energy to burn.
No long distance or sight unseen adoptions for Cinch. We feel it is important that all family members (human and canine) meet to assure that we have a good fit.

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

History:

Cinch was an owner surrender to ABR. The family bought him from a Facebook post not really understanding the breed. Our boy is neutered, is current on all vaccinations, Heart Worm negative and on Heart Worm Preventative. He is also microchipped. Now all he needs is wonderful forever home to call his own.

   
Minnesota

Cooper - 5648


9 yr 1 mon (Senior)
Male
Orange/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Maple Grove, MN

Contact: Gayle & Keith Newberry
kenewberry@gmail.com
763-424-5120 or cell 612-419-2281

Cooper

(Minnesota)

Cooper is a beautiful 10 year old male with the heart and energy of a puppy. He loves to please and be with his people, give and receive lots of love and affection, and is very curious about everything. Many things are very new to him due to his dark past but he has a very bright future. He learns quickly and has learned a lot of his basics since coming to live with us like how to go on walks, how to play, how to sit, wait, and lay.

He has a lot of energy and loves to run in the back yard with his friends and investigate everything. He needs a fenced yard and a watchful eye, and a master that is a strong but gentle Alpha. He is very social, great with other dogs, children, and cats (unless they run, then it’s game on). He can get a little anxious and vocal when he doesn’t know where his family is and needs a lot of reassurances and reminders of his manners.

Obedience and training are a work in progress as he has very little but he learns very quickly. Cooper will make a great companion and friend. He is very gentle and loving and has great potential. He would benefit from having another buddy in the house to show him the ropes.

Cooper is up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative and on preventative.

History:

Cooper has lived his entire life outside being in a kennel or chained. He wasn't doing good at either and was always breaking out or off the chain. Once he came into rescue though, we found out he had some abscessed teeth which was causing him extreme pain and thus the reason for his chewing and running. Once he received much needed medical attention and love, he made a complete turnaround in personality and behavior!!

   

Curly - 5641


5 mon (Puppy)
Male
Orange/White
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Rosemount, MN

Contact: Bobbie Berger & Joseph Pomeroy
99bberger@gmail.com
651-335-3030

Curly

(Minnesota)

Hi friends, I am Curly! I am a lively puppy who loves to play with tennis balls and any other toy I can find. As you can see, I am absolutely adorable!! I have had a lot of changes in my short life and am looking for home that can offer stability, training and most of all love!

Curly came into rescue from his breeder because he is deaf. We are still unsure what caused him to be born deaf. He has a slight head tilt, which only makes him cuter! Curly has been learning basic commands by way of sign language and he is doing great! Curly is a very smart puppy! Because Curly is deaf he must have a fence to keep him safe at all times. If you are concerned about training a deaf puppy do not worry, the basic commands are easy to learn; as Curly can show you! Curly will need to work with a trainer to help him become the wonderful dog we know he is. Curly is great with dogs, cats and kids. Curly would do best in a home with another dog, he is learning well with his foster sisters and picking up on appropriate social cues. **Curly will be neutered in the next week.**

If you feel Curly is right for your family please fill out an adoption application. Absolutely no sight unseen adoptions for this little guy! All family members, two legged and four, must be present to ensure Curly is right for your family.

 

   

Sebastian - 5635


2 yr 7 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Mankato area, MN

Contact: Pam Hammond
fishinbuds4@hotmail.com
612-219-5364

Adoption Pending 21 August 2017!!

Sebastian

(Minnesota)

Hi all! I am Sebastian! A 3 year old fun-loving boy! I LOVE my people and go where they go. I love playing ball, fetching sticks, belly rubs, and cuddling next to you. Foster mom says I have excellent manners and I'm a dream to have in the house! She never has to worry about me getting into trouble!
I love my Brittany brother, when outside I chase the cats for fun. I live on a farm so of course I love the open space, but occasionally I run off to a pond or field and play awhile. Mom is not happy when I come home wet and dirty. She says a big, fenced yard would be perfect!!

Foster mom here, Sebby, as we call him for short, is a fabulous indoor dog. Loves kids and other dogs. Looking for a home where he will be part of the family. He loves to sleep in bed with you or lay on the couch/chair, but he obeys if you tell him "off". He knows basic commands. He is rarely crated, there is no need to, we trust him completely in the house alone. He will chew up his ball or toy if left out.
He is completely healthy, up to date on all vaccinations, micro-chipped, neutered, heartworm negative and on heartworm/flea/tick preventative, and 42 pounds. Previous owner(s) surrendered him due to high activity level. So he will need a large fenced yard and someone familiar with the breed and activity level.
No sight unseen adoptions, he needs a stable, forever home. He looks like a brittany, liver with a little white, however, previous owner states he is a mix. In addition, he was a little startled over a gun shot, but did not run, possibly with training may be a hunter. If you think you you can give Sebby a loving home, please complete an adoption application.
Located in southern MN.

   
Nebraska

Hank - 5566


5 yr 4 mon (Adult)
Male
Orange/White
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Blair, NE

Contact: Kristen Lebeda & John Svehla
klebeda-svehla@paplv.org
402659-5888

Hank

(Nebraska)

Hank came to us from Kansas and he had 2 previous owners. We have a full medical history thanks to them and keeping great records of his health. This is unusual for a rescue but they really want Hank to go to a good home. When we had Hank checked out by our vet we were curious about his skull condition. He lacks the chewing muscles on the top and bottom of his mouth and head. We sent in a blood sample to the University of California as they are the only school that tests blood for a condition called Masticatory Muscle Myositis. It came back positive for this disease. We don’t know the cause of this (it could be from genetics, it could be environmental). What we do know is that it affects all dogs differently but can be treated with steroids. His condition may not be reversible but currently we are trying to slow down the disease. Hank really is doing great. I feel that he is showing signs of small improvements. We were having trouble with him holding urine when he was in his kennel inside and now after being on the medication he has been fine.

Hank loves the outdoors so a fenced in yard is a must. He will be on steroids for the remainder of his life, which we are very hopeful it will still be a long one. We have reached out to some other owners dogs have this disease and they on average have lived 5-6 years already with it. Hunting is out of the question as he will have limited use of his mouth at times but we soften his food with water give him softer type treats. Hank really needs a home with a yard, as most of his day is spend outside. He will remain on steroids and the dose depends on how he is doing. He is fine with other dogs but I think he would do better if he was the only one. He likes all the attention!! He loves car rides even if it is up our driveway to get the mail. He has a vibrance for life and if you would love his company please fill out an adoption application with the rescue. I would be happy to answer other questions via phone or e-mail. I will update often as I get results and info or if anything changes!

Update 7-21-17 We had a recent vet visit and our vet is very happy with Hank's progress over the last few months. She was very hopeful with Hank’s quality of life. We are currently minimizing his medication to every 2 days as he has not had any episodes of “lock jaw”. We have given him opportunities over the last few months to work on his chewing and it seems to have helped. Hank has gone from not wanting much attention to sitting next to us wanting attention, allowing us to pet him and he will even give us kisses. He has interacted more with our dogs and will play with them. He did not like them when he first came into our house but he no longer growls and he shows signs of wanting to play by running and even getting into the “pounce” position. The one negative our vet mentioned is that he will not regrow his chewing muscles. She thought that he might be able to still regrow them.

   

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.