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Clyde - 5792

9 yr 1 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Current Location: Sandstone, MN

Contact: Laura & Steve McCaughan

Adoption Pending 30 January 2018!!



Clyde is a big boy, tipping the scale at 56 pounds, but he's a gentle soul. He loves people, especially those who will scratch him behind the ears. His owner, who surrendered him because of family allergies, tells us he's great with kids and cats. He gets along just fine with our dogs. He loves to play fetch and romp in the snow. He's an experienced hunter, although he doesn't retrieve birds. We walk him on our forty acres without a leash and he stays close and comes when he's called. He's gotten a clean bill of health from the vet and is heartworm negative.

Clyde is a good companion; he loves to curl up next to us on the couch in the evenings. His temperament is such that he could be a great service dog to take into a nursing home, hospital, or any setting where pets are allowed to comfort and bring a little cheer. He'll make a good addition to a family or an individual who is looking for a faithful friend.


Chelsea - 5734

10 yr 4 mon (Senior)
Spayed Female
Current Location: Columbia, MO

Contact: Cathy Turner

Adopted 08 February 2018!!



Chelsea is a dream of a Brittany. She is the perfect combination of maturity and silliness. She loves to sleep on the couch or dog bed and be close to her people. She also likes to sleep on the human bed at night, but is fine on a dog bed too. She LOVES to go for walks. When she sees her collar she gets so excited and can't wait to get out and go. She bunny hops a little on her 10 year old hips, but it does not slow her down. She is happy all the time and playful when she feels like it. She has gotten along very well with all the dogs and cats she's encountered. She isn't super thrilled about being in a crate, but tolerates it if need be. She's a great little Brit who is calm and just wants to be around her people. She does well in the car and is incredibly easy to have around. She does counter surf if something smells wonderful to her finely tuned nose and she might find your shoe to cuddle with if it's available, but she has not torn up anything...just moves things around sometimes.

If you would love to adopt this sweet little girl, please fill out the adoption application and mention her name and ID #. Her foster mom would love to talk more about her with you!

Chelsea is up to date on her vaccines and is Heartworm negative and on preventative.


Chelsea has been moved around a few times after her owner died unexpectedly. She has shown great resilience with each move and has settled in well to wherever she's landed. Please consider giving her a once and for all forever home.


Cash - 5722

11 yr 3 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Crate Trained
Need Fence
Current Location: Springfield, MO

Contact: Joann & Richard Kissell
417-887-5072 or Cell (417) 894-0823



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.


Reggie - 5800

Neutered Male
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Omaha, NE

Contact: Nancy Vogel



Hi Everyone. Reggie is the sweetest. He is a big teddy bear. He is an owner surrender from Nebraska. Unfortunately the family felt he deserved more attention than they could give. The most important thing about Reggie is connection, he is not fond of being by himself for too long. He would be great for a retiree, stay at home parent, a telecommunter, etc. He also LOVES being outside. Reggie  is very content to sit and scan the horizon. Reggie walks well on a leash and is constantly sniffing so I am thinking he would be a great hunter. Reggie is patient and very smart. When Reggie came to us he was NOT accustomed to stairs. He was very afraid. He would watch from the steps as our other Britt ran around us. We tried coaxing with treats but he was stubborn. However within 48 hours, he was running up and down the steps! He learned it by watching and overcoming his fear.

Reggie enjoys people and other dogs. I do not know about cats. Reggie's owners told us he has allergies and is on Apoquel but we wonder if his constant licking was from anxiety or inattention. We have had him for just a couple days, but we will be monitoring this. Reggie rides very well in the car and did great for his 5 hour trip to us. Reggie is also a great watch dog as he will alert you if something is not right. Reggie bonds easily and is a pleaser. Here's an example of his adorable personality: Reggie was a counter surfer and would not take no for an answer. A squirt or two of vinegar water and he was done. He went and pouted in the corner with his back toward me. When I went to talk to him, he just kept turning away. It was hilarious, but sweet.

Reggie is a runner so a fenced yard or another form of containment is a must!!! He can also jump with ease too. Reggie knows sit, shake, and down, has a "soft" mouth and is somewhat of a picky eater. Reggie will come with a kennel, bag of food, dishes, leash, and toys. Reggie is ready for his forever home. He will give you his heart and attention readily. What's not to love?   

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



Reggie's family loved Reggie,but realized they were not able to give him the attention and time needed to own a Brittany so ABR was contacted and we took him in. 


Hank - 5566

5 yr 10 mon (Adult)
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Blair, NE

Contact: Kristen Lebeda & John Svehla



Hank has really surprised us over the last few months. Good surprises that is! He is doing really well and has established a regular routine with his medication. We have seen no signs of his disorder (Masticatory Muscle Myositis) taking over his life. He has really come out of his shell and we can tell that he is happy. Our first few months with him were mostly getting the right dose of steroids to control his jaw muscles. He was more of an outside dog during the spring and summer months as all he wanted to do was go outside. Now because of the cold he has adjusted pretty well to the inside. He likes to play chase with our dogs, he chews deer antlers, rolls around and stretches on the carpet. He will lay next to you on the couch or floor and he will occasionally come over for a pet, to give a kiss or just want some attention. We did find out that he marks but we have found wrap that he wears that does prevent that. He will go days without marking but he will have an occasional one that the wrap catches. He sleeps in his kennel at night and while we are away. He would need a fenced in yard. He does know how to sit and come. He is very active and curious and if you think Hank could fit in with your lifestyle please fill out the adoption application and we can discuss more about Hank with you.


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. 



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.