Dog Story: This tender, sweet youngster will melt your heart. Chance’s age is a mystery but he does have all his adult teeth and the best guess is under a year -probably about 10 months because he does have feathering now on his coat. He is about 19′ at the shoulder. He is a very soft dog who, although probably not systematically abused in his short life, may have been treated more harshly than is usually necessary for a Brittany and especially this particular dog. He is beginning to learn some commands. Although he understands and wants to do what we want, he is sometimes hesitant until he realizes he will not be hurt. Chance is very people-oriented and will explore our acre but checks in with us intermittently. Inside, he wants to snuggle as closely as possible and will crawl up and place his head on a shoulder. He is well-behaved for a young dog his age and does not chew destructively as long as a he has an outlet like a rawhide. He does not counter surf and has no interest in being fed people food from the table at mealtimes. He does well with other dogs but not catsand rides quietly in the back seat of a car. Crate training is a work in progress. Chancewill need plenty of affection andobedience training as well as an adopter with Brittany experience who is willing to be gentle with him. Chance is not the kind of dog who will be happy beingalone much of the time.If you think he might be the boy for you, please fill outthe online adoption application and mention Chance-2223. Update 2/9/2010: Please move to the PENDING page. This dog’s first adoption failed. I want to spend more time with him before I consider more applicants so I may make a better choice of a home for him the next time. Thank you. From: Sandy Hollander (firstname.lastname@example.org Chance was found asa stray in a northern Utah town and was taken to the local shelter. The shelterwanted to try to adopt him out themselves and featured him as the ‘pet of the week’. Whenno one was interested in him,they surrendered him to ABR and hewas transported from Utah to California for fostering.