History: On July 24, ABR participated in Operation Magnolia Brittany with the seizure of 103 Brittanys from a breeder in Louisiana. Despite the less than optimal situation they came from, in most every way they are your typical Brittanys – eager for love, resilient and spirited, and so very happy and sweet. However, nearly all the Magnolia Brittanys are Heartworm Positive and require Heartworm treatment prior to adoption. Heartworm treatment requires several months in foster care and the cost of Heartworm treatment for each dog is approximately $1,000. The costs of veterinary care, vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchipping and Heartworm treatment in addition to the expense of supplies and transport for such a large group of dogs has been a great logistical and financial commitment. Our Brittanys are in desperate need of Brittany Buddy help and donations to help with the costs of their vet care, medical expenses and transport. Please find it in your heart to contribute to Operation Magnolia Brittany and become a Brittany Buddy – all donations will go directly towards helping these wonderful, deserving Brittanys on their journey to a new life! While undergoing Heartworm treatment the Magnolia Brittanys will remain in the loving care of their ABR foster homes. All the dogs have started Heartworm treatment and require several weeks of crate rest, leash walks and quiet recovery as their physical exertion must be limited during treatment. All the dogs have been spayed/neutered, microchipped and fully vetted. As soon as their Heartworm treatment is complete they will be back to normal and ready to move to their forever homes! In the meantime we are accepting adoption applications for the Magnolia Brittanys and invite potential adopters to contact their foster homes for more information. If you are interested in adopting one of these wonderful Louisiana Brittanys, please submit the online ABR adoption application and then contact their foster families. Update 1-12-14 Willow does not handle travel well and will only be adopted locally (within 5 hours drive of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area). Additionally, Willow will REQUIRE a fenced yard or a home where she is always taken out on leash. Willow is still very skittish and will bolt if she does not have physical containment. Dog Story: Willow is a pretty little 4 year old orange and white female French Brittany with a gorgeous full tail. Willow has just started heartworm treatment and will be ready for a forever home in about 2 more months. She is a bit timid with new people and has a very strong flight response when she gets scared. Once she trusts someone, though, she is quite content to climb up on a couch or bed and snuggle up tight. Willow loves her crate, loves dog beds, and is starting to learn how to play with other dogs. She still startles easily, but every time she encounters something new and gets a treat for it instead of something bad happening, she starts to feel a little more secure. Willow has recently discovered that she can bark! She gets very excited and will bark when she wants attention. She is generally a happy girl, and when she’s happy, her tail wags as fast as it can.