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Illinois

Hoss - 5999


9 yr (Senior)
Neutered Male
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Deerfield, IL

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

Hoss

(Illinois)

Sweet Hoss is a charming boy who just wants to be with you. He loves walks, belly rubs, and supervising your daily activity. He seeks and thrives on human contact and approval. Hoss is a champion foot warmer.

He is a great announcer of visitors. But barks only long enough to alert us and quiets when asked. He is friendly, but not pushy. He is that same way with other dogs, Hoss visited a family with a male and female Brittany and was respectful.

He was crated trained, but hates the crate. Unfortunately, Hoss has some anxiety that prohibits us from giving him free range of the house while we are gone. We have been treating his anxiety with dosage of Trazodone a couple of hours before leaving him alone. It appears to be taking the edge off his anxiety. After having a visiting dog for the afternoon, he would benefit from having another dog in his life.

No sight unseen adoptions for this Britt Boy. With his anxiety issues, we feel it is important that all family members (human and canine) meet to assure that we have a good fit. Hoss would do best with a family who is around a good portion of the time, a yard for him to explore, and patient humans while he acclimates to a new environment. If you think this adorable boy might be the one for you, complete the adoption application and mention Hoss.

History:

Hoss was an owner surrender to a shelter. He reportedly was surrendered because his family had lost an older female Britt to cancer and no longer wanted Hoss. We are thinking he was very bonded to this other dog and became anxious after her death. Hoss is neutered and micro chipped. He is current on all vaccinations, is Heart Worm negative and is on Heart Worm Preventative.

   

Bruno - 5844


4 yr 12 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Need Fence
Current Location: MInooka, IL

Contact: David & Jeanette Seely
jlhs58@icloud.com
630 341 8489

Bruno

(Illinois)

What can I tell you – Bru is a gentlepup and a beauty. Underweight and heartworm positive when he came into rescue, Bru has successfully completed heartworm treatment and currently weighs in at a healthy 53 pounds.

An extremely sweet and affectionate Britt he is very loving and wants nothing more than to please his humans! He is no longer known as “Bru-NO” but prefers being called Bru (BruBaby, BruBoy, Bru-tiful, Bru-talicious, Suba-Bru). Since joining ABR this boy has been through some trying times. He has transitioned from living outdoors, has conquered housetraining, has gained an appreciation for toys (especially the squeaky ones) and successfully completed treatment for heartworm disease. Throughout his ordeals Bru has been a trooper and delight to all humans. Canines on the other hand are an issue of concern. During puppyhood Bru was not socialized with other dogs and he is A-F-R-A-I-D of other canines to the extreme. Bru has been evaluated by a behaviorist and is working on overcoming his extreme reaction to other canines however is a work in progress. His foster family is working with Bru to redirect and control what could be a volatile situation when in close proximity to other canines. This is an ongoing process and extensive training is necessary.

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 meet to assure that we have a good fit. Bru 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:

Bru was owner surrender to a shelter. The shelter notified ABR and the rest is history. Bru 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

Cutter - 6033


10 yr 3 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Sidney, IA

Contact: Kevin and Joan Douglas
beedeeu1@yahoo.com
402-340-4182 call between 9 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Adopted 19 March 2019!!

Cutter

(Iowa)


Meet Cutter! A very handsome and dapper seasoned senior of 10 young years!

Believe it or not, this boy could still go out in the field and do a little hunting! This was his life before coming into rescue! Cutter was kept outside in a kennel and over the years, did quite a lot of hunting with his owner.

Now this is Cutter today, LOVING the snuggles he gets if he sits next to his foster dad on the couch or just be laying next to his feet. You see, before rescue, the attention he was getting was primarily when they went out to hunt, so this is all so new to him and he is relishing every moment of it now.

Cutter is still quite active for his age and in good heath. A fence is required because of that energy and his desire to "hunt".

If you would like a BFF that isn't going to trip you up or knock you down, then look no further!! Cutter is a faithful, loyal companion, ESPECIALLY if you are a man. Please feel free to email me with questions or if you would like to be considered for adoption, go ahead and complete the adoption application and mention his name and ID #. Cutter is up to date on his vaccines, microchipped and heartworm negative.

History:

Cutter is an Owner Surrender from Nebraska. His owner who had him since he was a puppy became very ill and went into the hospital for an extended stay. No one in the family could take Cutter during this time period (not knowing how long he would be) so they reached out to ABR.

   
Missouri

Cash - 5722


12 yr 4 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.

   
Wisconsin

Zero - 6055


12 yr 2 mon (Senior)
Spayed Female
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Current Location: Random Lake, WI

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

Zero

(Wisconsin)


Zero is an affectionate dog and, like most affectionate pets, she likes attention. However, she does not demand attention and is content for hours at a time relaxing on her bed. Her ideal home would be one where she could be with people inside the home (doesn’t presently have the run of the entire home). She likes to spend some time outside, but generally the excursions are brief. She loves to run, so a yard that would allow her to run would be a plus. She presently has about ½ acres with a buried fence perimeter. Her favorite activity is to retrieve a soft squeaky ball. It started out as a simple toss-and-retrieve process but has evolved to tossing it in a direction she didn’t expect and sending her out to ‘go get it.’ It’s amazing how she abruptly changes direction when she gets a whiff of the toy. Likes to cool off in a kiddy pool on hot summer days while playing.

She has not routinely been around young children except when grandchildren spend a few days. Like most Brittanys, Zero can become excited if children chase her around or tease with a toy. Zero has never gotten aggressive; she just loves to play and can get a little too excited with the potential of accidentally knocking a young toddler over.

Zero will not do well in a home where there are frequent sharp noises like fire crackers, pneumatic nail guns, or discharging of a firearm. She doesn’t mind the normal thunderstorm, but with a particularly severe storm, she is more comfortable in the basement for a short time. Zero was my father’s dog, and my father did quite a bit of woodworking. Zero does fine for hours at a time with loud noises from saws, router and jointer – just not the abrupt sharp noises.

She loves to be whereever you are, working in the basement, working outside, or just hanging out in the house. Zero has always been with another dog, but I believe she would do well alone also. She has gotten along well with other dogs (my children’s dogs) when properly introduced. She isn’t a fan of baths, but she tolerates it because she knows she will be brushed after the bath – she loves the brushing. She is accustomed to having her fur trimmed in spring and then allowed to grow again in late summer. Zero is a sweet dog and a wonderful Brit who is anxious for your forever love and companionship. If you want to learn more about this sweetheart complete the adoption application.

History:

Zero was taken in in by the family when their owner passed. She has lived with another dog and is an owner/family surrender rescue. She is being surrendered as the family will soon have life changes of their own. They want her to have the best home possible.

   

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.