Dog Story: Scratch (aka Buddy) is approximately a year old and weighs about 31 pounds. He is potty trained and knows the word ‘outside. ‘ He is crate trained and (usually) is willing to go in it. He enjoys a good romp out in the back yard. He can get the puppy crazies but generally has good house manners for such a young Brittany. He enjoys chewing bones and playing with toys. He warms up to women and loves sitting on their lap watching TV. Scratch is overcoming his lack of socialization as a puppy. He does not warm up to men easily. He will coexist with them he will go outside or crate if they tell him to and he will eat if they offer him food but otherwise he generally shuns attention from them. Yet, he enjoys short jogs and long walks with his foster dad. He is skittish so he is unlikely to hunt. He can go months without a problem but will fear pee/poop when confronted with the new or stressful. Scratch gets along well with other dogs both male and female and wants to play with them. He is ok with cats although wants to play with them too. Scratch is only available to meet pre-approved adopters. To begin the adoption process, you must complete an adoption application. Scratch’s ideal home would have a woman invested in his care, a fenced yard and at least one socialized dog to play with. He will do best in a quiet home. He is not appropriate for a family with children. Love is not enough for this boy. He will need a lot of patience while you earn his trust and his confidence builds. Your socialized dog will help him by modeling the behaviors of a ‘normal’ dog. He is well worth the effort you put into him. Scratch was voluntarily surrendered by a breeder who chose not to renew their USDA credentials. Scratch has been in rescue since March. He seemed traumatized and much of his early days in rescue was spent learning to trust. Scratch has had three foster homes, each offering a different experience contributing to his growth. Scratch was the center of major drama in the area. He got away from his foster home and survived for over a week in freezing Nebraska temperatures. Many volunteers searched for him, hoping to get a glimpse of him. Unfortunately, he was found on the side of the highway and had been hit by a car. We did not know if he would survive that those first 24 hours and he spent 48 hours at the vet clinic because of internal bleeding. Many of us consider him our Christmas miracle as he had no broken bones and recovered quickly. He needs a Brittany Buddy because of the expenses incurred to save his life. Many promises were whispered in his ear on the side of the highway and at the vet clinic as we asked Scratch to please not give up on life. So, if you adopt him, just know that you must also promise to give him a bite of chicken once in a while.