Alabama

Freddie G - 10081

Age: 1 yr, 6 mon (Young)

(from Estimated DOB): 05/12/2018

Spayed Female

Orange/White

  • House Broken
  • Crate Trained
  • Obedience
  • OK w/ dogs
  • OK w/ kids
  • Needs Fence

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: AVID

Chip Number: 600 313 841

Current Location: Remlap, AL


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Freddie G

(Alabama)

I know you looked at my picture and then checked the URL to see if you were at Brittany Rescue. You are in the right place and no, I'm not a Brittany just a very lucky dog. And depending on whose opinion you like, yes I could be a Brittany mix or seriously a Brittany?  Personally I lean towards the first.  Regardless of my bloodlines, I'm a wonderful dog. I'm only about a year and a half old and very healthy.  And I have manners, too.  I love other dogs and small people but cats are not my favorite small furry creatures. My best trick is following Herself around.  If you are looking for a young Brittany and would like to upgrade to a wannabe Brittany here I am waiting patiently

Freddie, the wannabe Brittany

This darling young girl has lovely manners, is exceedingly bright, calm, cuddly, and curious. She is utd on vaccinations, spayed, hw- and on preventative.

Florida

Tucker - 5601

Age: 13 yr, 1 mon (Senior)

(from Actual DOB): 11/05/2006

Neutered Male

Orange/White

  • House Broken
  • Crate Trained
  • Obedience
  • OK w/ dogs
  • Needs Fence

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: AVID

Chip Number: 033070308

Current Location: Trenton, FL


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Dog Story:
Tucker wanted to share his journey with Britt friends as one of ABR’s lucky “forever-fosters”! Tucker came to rescue as a retired hunting dog who had always lived in an outdoor kennel and was past his prime in the field. Tucker was welcomed by an ABR volunteer and her Brittany boy who were searching for a new senior companion. Unfortunately it was found that Tucker had a number of medical issues and needed specialty veterinary care. Tucker was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, a severely enlarged heart and fluid in his lungs, as well as malignant eye melanomas. A team of expert vets worked to get Tucker back on his paws with evaluation of his heart and lung conditions, eye surgery to remove the cancerous melanomas, and daily medications to help with Congestive Heart Failure. In true Brittany spirit, right after coming home from surgery Tucker figured out how to get his cone-collar through the doggie door and headed for the woods running full blast! He celebrated his first holiday in a real home with his Britt brother and loves napping fireside on chilly evenings.

Tucker’s forever-foster mom sent an update on this special boy:
Tucker is doing well on the medications even if you can see his little heart just pounding sometimes. He is wonderful and loves the freedom to go from cuddling to hunting all day long. He will run like a crazy Britt and hunt for an hour and then jump in the fountain to cool off and walk around until he is breathing normally and his heart has slowed. And of course then we run in the house all wet! I think he is also improving because he was a hunting dog and is still very active and in good shape. I put a Whisper 3 GPS tracker on him and the little guy averages between 4.5 to 7.5 miles a day running around my woods. Of course between runs he cools off in the fountain and then heads for a nap in my lap!! He is such a joy to have around and hopefully we will have him for a long time to come!

Tucker would be very grateful for any Brittany Buddy  donations towards his surgery and ongoing medical care. The generous donations from our sponsors enables ABR to provide continued veterinary care and support for the special needs of long-term forever and hospice foster dogs, who stay with their volunteer families to enjoy a happy, loving life working towards the best possible health for their senior years. Tucker’s family and ABR are most thankful for the kindness of all the friends who make life better for rescue Brittanys every day!

 

Amelia fka Little Missy - 5877

Age: 9 yr, 6 mon (Senior)

(from Actual DOB): 05/28/2010

Spayed Female

Orange Roan

  • House Broken
  • Crate Trained
  • OK w/ dogs
  • OK w/ cats
  • Needs Fence

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: AVID

Chip Number: 600310775

Current Location: Maitland, FL


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Amelia fka Little Missy

(Florida)

Dog Story:
Imagine the sound of a moaning harmonica off in the distance...  picture an old dog turned out by people who really never cared for her, walking the streets alone and sick.  Now you hear happy music because a young lady found her, took her in and turned her over to ABR. More happy music as Herself took over her care.  Herself named this poor old thing Missy.  Flash forward to now.  I really hate the name. Actually I don't think Herself likes the name either because she usually just calls me Hey You.  But I digress.. back to the sad harmonica.  I'm sick and I won't recover.  I have heartworms that have enlarged my sweet old heart.  Plus I have spots on my lungs. And there's a mammary tumor that can't be removed because of my heart. Oh and did I mention my megacolon?  At first I thought that was a good thing.  You know MegaDog the Great has a MegaColon!  Well that's not what it means.  It means that I was kept crated for so long and not allowed out and being a very good girl I didn't soil the my home so my colon just grew to accommodate "stuff".  Do you understand the sad music now?  So I'm looking for someone who will let me end my days in peace.  And give me a good name.  I need a good name.
Your sweet old friend,
Missy aka Hey You

You would not know that Little Missy has health issues to look at her or see her in action. She's a real social butterfly - loves everybody, everything: people, dogs, cats. Right now it looks like her life might be somewhat short but she only knows "today" and she is enjoying and living it fully

Missy has found a "forever" foster home to provide the few things she has on her Bucket List: 2 squares a day, some belly rubs and a few car rides!

She is not a candidate for traditional heartworm treatment but will be fine on the slow kill treatment. Her megacolon issues are treatable with daily stool softener.

 Won't you please consider contributing to her care?

Missy is spayed, up to date  on vaccinations, is heartworm positive but on preventative as per protocol for slow kill treatment.

 

 

 

 

Russ - 6135

Age: 2 yr, 7 mon (Adult)

(from Actual DOB): 04/25/2017

Neutered Male

Orange Roan

  • House Broken
  • Crate Trained
  • Obedience
  • OK w/ dogs
  • OK w/ kids
  • Needs Fence

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: AVID

Chip Number:

Arrived Intact

Altered Date: 04/30/2019

Current Location: North Miami Beach, FL


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Adoption Pending 25 December 2019!!


Dog Story:
Greetings from Miami!  My name is Russ, aka Russell The Muscle, Brussell Sprout, whatever you want to call me is fine, just don’t call me late for dinner!  I’m a little guy and may have been physically injured, but I have enough joyful spirit, energy and speed-healing for a pack of Brittanys.  My ABR foster family says I am the most happy, busy and active bird dog they’ve ever had (and that’s saying a lot with all the rescue Britts through this place.)  Every morning I wake up like it’s the best day of my life, and even when I’m mischievous my enthusiasm amazes everyone I meet.

 

Several months ago I was found in a rural village in Turkey badly injured and limping in a lot of pain.  Some kind rescuers found me and saved my life.  Then I took a long plane ride and landed in sunny Florida at my new ABR foster home, and a whole new adventure started!  First order of business was going to the doggy doctor, which is my favorite since I’m the happiest social-butterfly patient and always the center of attention!  I’m super cute on the outside, but they took a lot of pictures of my insides too and saw the things that needed fixing.  I’ve had surgeries on both of my hips, gained healthy weight, swim in the pool every day and always on the move unless I’m sleeping!  My older Brittany and Pug foster brothers have shown me the ropes around here, although they’re all senior retirees and don’t play with me much.  I’ve learned some commands like sit, wait, say hi, stay, and kennel (“come” is still a work in progress, and I pull like a draft horse on leash, but I am a Brittany after all.)  Other than human hugs, my passions are toys, nylabones, hunting critters, swimming, playing fetch and dragging my blankies around the house.  I’ll even bring you my beach towel to ask for a swim please! Any Brittany Buddy donations will go directly towards helping with my vet and surgery expenses and I’m a lucky boy with supporters cheering me on!  I’ve gotta run because there’s lizards that need chasing, so I’ll let my foster folks tell you more about me.  Maybe we can even FaceTime if you’d like to see me in person!  Xoxo to all my friends, Russell The Muscle

 

History:
Foster Family here:  Meet the tiniest dynamo Russ, a huge Britt personality in a small package. Despite his medical issues, The Muscle is truly one of the most incredible Brittanys we’ve fostered.  Russ weighed only 19 pounds when he arrived at our home, in severe pain and atrophy from injuries and malnutrition, yet full of resilient spirit and courage.  He had suffered trauma to his hips, knees and front paw, likely from a car strike.  Our wonderful team of orthopedic veterinary specialists consulted together on a treatment plan for Russ, and after diagnostics with x-rays and CT scan it was determined he would need surgeries to repair both broken and dislocated hips, as well as treatment for cartilage and ligament damage to the right knee. 


In the last two months Russ had FHO surgeries to repair both hips as well as platelet-rich plasma injections for his knee, with an amazingly fast and successful recovery restoring movement and comfort.  He instantly went from limping and bunny-hopping to full speed ahead, and the most challenging part was limiting his exercise, jumping and activity level!  Daily swims in the pool and running around the backyard have been excellent physical therapy for his joints regaining healthy weight and muscle tone.  Russ is raring to go every moment and can spend all day pointing lizards and birds, although he really prefers to hunt for his humans watching him perform! 

 

Russ is now ready for a new foster or foster-to-adopt home to continue recovery over the next several months while his hips continue healing.  We are decreasing pain medications as he has done so well with rehabilitation after surgery, and soon he will just be taking one anti-inflammatory pill daily as needed.  In a few months once his hips are fully healed, he can have recheck with an orthopedic vet for the right knee to determine if any procedure might be needed, but with two new hips he may not need any further treatment and just continue with daily exercise as physical therapy.

 

Although he had some special-needs physically, Brussell Sprout is just a normal young bird dog full of affection and energy.  He loves people, gets along with other dogs, and with his still excited puppy-mouthing would do well with older kids.  He sleeps quietly in his crate all night, when we’re out and for naptimes during the day.  Russ loves his playroom full of dog toys and beds and can entertain himself for hours with his collection of stuffed animals, squeaky toys and chew treats before going outside for more hunting fun.  A fenced yard will be ideal for Russ so he can exercise as much as he needs and burn off his Britt energy, and he will be a most joyful and entertaining companion for any family looking for an adorable loving busy-bee!  Russ is at a healthy weight around 25 pounds, neutered, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm negative and on preventative.  If you are interested in learning more about Russell the Muscle, please submit the online adoption application and mention Russ-6135, then contact his foster family.

Tugboat - 10059

Age: 5 yr, 8 mon (Adult)

(from Actual DOB): 03/16/2014

Neutered Male

Orange/White

  • House Broken
  • OK w/ dogs
  • Needs Fence

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: PetLink

Chip Number: 981020013541660

Current Location: Panama City Beach, FL


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Dog Story:
Hi!  My name is Tugboat aka Tug.  I have been enjoying my foster family and my foster fur siblings, but I am ready to find my forever family.  I love to spend time outside chasing lizards and being on squirrel patrol.  I also enjoy snuggling and watching TV with my foster mom...the more pillows the better!  I am in very good health and enjoy walks and running around the yard.  I have a thyroid condition and with daily medication, exercise and proper feeding, I am doing very well managing my condition.

During the day, I sleep well in my crate when no one is home and at night I enjoy sleeping on a dog bed next to foster mom’s side of the bed.  I have even spent the night on the big human bed.  I am a good sleeper and will sleep through the night, my fur siblings like to get up early, but I would prefer to sleep till 9 am!

I am doing well learning my commands: sit, stay, come, and kennel.  I know how to sit for my meals and medication!  But my previous owners may have given me a bit too much freedom and I have been scolded for smelling the counters and jumping on the couch without permission.   I am also learning not to bolt out the door and instead sit and stay before I go for walks.  I am doing well on the leash and don’t pull.  I have even been hiking!  I loved all the new smells and I wasn’t bothered by the other hikers and bikers.  I like to go on car rides but at times I get a little too excited, so I need to be restrained either in a crate or to the seat belt.  I’m a big strong boy at 50 pounds and cute as can be.

History:
Tug was surrendered by his owners to a local veterinarian’s office due to an emergency bowel surgery.  He had swallowed a bouncy ball and needed the toy removed from his tummy!  Tug has recovered very well from surgery, lost some weight and is doing great.  Tug’s hypothyroidism is under control, but he will have to continue daily medication and have routine bloodwork rechecked every six months.

Tug is a very easy going Brittany and has had no trouble getting along with our three Labrador retrievers.  He loves to greet strangers and does not seem to mind loud noises even sleeping through thunderstorms.  He follows me around while vacuuming and also comes into the bathroom when a hair dryer is in use.

Tug does not show any issues with food, he will sit and wait for his bowl and you can easily move Tug’s food bowl while he is eating.  If treats fall on the floor with other dogs he doesn’t mind.  Tugboat is a fun and easygoing Britt who will make a wonderful addition to a loving family.  If you’re interested in a big sweetheart, submit the online adoption application and mention Tugboat-10059 in Florida.

Maryland

David - 6113

Age: 1 yr, 3 mon (Young)

(from Actual DOB): 08/22/2018

Neutered Male

Liver Roan

  • House Broken
  • OK w/ kids
  • Needs Fence

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: Petlink

Chip Number: 941000023344961

Current Location: Gaithersburg, MD


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Adopted !!


Dog Story:
My name is David (pronounced Dah—veed) and I’ve come all the way from Spain to find my forever home (along with my brother Ben). I’m loving my morning and evening walks, particularly the night time walks when I can really explore. I love rolling in the grass especially after it rains - it feels so goooood! One thing to know about me is that I’m really afraid of men because, . . . well I didn’t have such a good experience with them back in Spain. My foster dad has been super patient with this and I’m getting less afraid of him a bit more each day. I am still a little scared to come out of my crate unless we’re going to play in the back yard then I’m all about it! I’m looking for a forever mom (family) who is willing to be patient, friendly and consistent with me so I can continue to thrive.

If you are interested in David and/or Ben, please submit an adoption application 

History:
Ben and David are rescues from Spain. We do not know anything about their background, but both were very scared when they came into rescue and rely on each other for comfort.

Update 7-13-19
 David continues to grow and thrive, but is still struggling a bit to eat all of his food at times. He has gained weight and grown, but could use a few more pounds on him to bring him up to appropriate weight levels.

Also, he’s likes to play with all the dogs of the house (i.e. Ages are 10 1/2 months old, 3 yr. old, and 7 1/2 year old) particularly in the morning after they eat and before the morning walk. At times he lingers behind to observe rather than join the crazy chaos of dog tug of war with the toys. David enjoys playing, but he tends to be a bit rougher in play and sometimes needs to have the energy diverted to playing outside where all the dogs can rip and run. Hands down, David’s favorite place to be is outside playing and hanging out in the yard. He especially likes to run and roll around in the yard.

David still has moments of panic and tends to tear out of the room when startled but is working so a great forever home with adults or teens would be ideal for him. Please consider opening your hearts and mind to this puppy who needs your love.

Tennessee

Rollie - 6010

Age: 7 yr (Adult)

(from Actual DOB): 11/09/2012

Neutered Male

Orange/White

  • House Broken
  • OK w/ dogs

Microchipped: Unknown

Current Location: Rogersville, TN


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Rollie

(Tennessee)

Dog Story:
This fine lad wandered the streets of a small, rural Alabama town for several weeks, eating what he could find and drinking from puddles. One day he hopped into a local gentleman's car and was subsequently surrendered to ABR. In ABR's care he had a large, painful growth, the result if a botched dew claw removal, excised from his paw. Rollie was also diagnosed with a perianal fistula, an ongoing medical condition that requires constant care and pricey daily meds. He is blessed to have a retired nurse as his forever foster.

Virginia

Rocky - 5947

Age: 11 yr, 2 mon (Senior)

(from Actual DOB): 09/12/2008

Male

Orange/White

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: AVID

Chip Number: 844523355

Current Location: Fredricksburg, VA


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Dog Story:
I spent most of my life in a backyard with many other dogs. I did not get attention or pats on my head with someone to say “good boy”. After two weeks at a shelter, a nice lady came and got me. There was a long car ride but I finally met my foster mom. She called me Rocky. Her house was the first one I had ever been in and I found everything to be so interesting. But, I was good and never took anything. I like the recliner and rides in the car!

I was sick when I got to my foster mom’s house but after treatment, I feel much better. My cough is gone, my ears have been treated, I have been neutered and I had my teeth cleaned. I am a new dog!

I am very laid back and walk well on a leash. I seek attention a lot but it is okay because my foster mom is always there to give it to me. I am house broken for the most part but I do mark sometimes. I am also learning my commands and I always respond to treats. I hope that one day I will find my forever home with someone to hang out with me. I have so much love to give!

Foster mom:
Rocky is such a sweet boy. Everywhere I go in the house, he is right there with me. He does not have separation anxiety and walks into his crate when I need to leave the house. He really needs a steady companion to give him the love he wants and he needs to be the only pet in the house.

Rocky is up to date on shots, is heartworm negative and loves people! Does your heart have room for sharing love with this very sweet boy?

If you are interested in inquiring about Rocky, please submit an adoption application.

 

Ben - 6112

Age: 1 yr, 3 mon (Young)

(from Actual DOB): 08/22/2018

Neutered Male

Liver/White

  • House Broken
  • OK w/ dogs
  • OK w/ kids
  • Needs Fence

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: Petlink

Chip Number: 941000023344956

Current Location: Gaithersburg, MD


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Adopted !!


Dog Story: 
My name is Ben and I’ve come all the way from Spain to find my forever home (along with my brother David). I was scared to come out of my crate at first, but now I like to explore the house when it’s just me, my brother and foster mom. I love my walks and tend to walk with purpose. I stay on the sidewalk most of the time, but I’m often on the lookout for birds and other things moving around me. One thing to know about me is that I’m really afraid of men because, . . . well I didn’t have such a good experience with them back in Spain. My foster dad has been super patient with this and I’m getting less afraid of him a bit more each day. I love to run with David in the big fenced yard my foster family has. I’m looking for a forever mom (family) who is willing to be patient, friendly and consistent with me so I can continue to thrive. With a little time and patience - I got this!

If you are interested in Ben and/or David, please submit an adoption application

History:
Ben and David are rescues from Spain. We do not know anything about their background, but both were very scared when they came into rescue and rely on each other for comfort.pda

Update 7-13-19
Ben continues to grow and thrive - A.k.a. “Big Ben!” Previously he was afraid to eat when anyone moved in the house, but is doing much better eating and has gained appropriate weight. And he’s definitely grown taller.

Also, he’s learned to play with all the dogs of the house of (i.e. Ages are 10 1/2 months old, 3 yr. old, and 7 1/2 year old). Ben loves to play early in the morning after breakfast and before the morning walk. Though he can hold his own with the other dogs, Ben is very gentle when playing with the humans which makes him a great candidate for a forever home with small children. His favorite place to play is out in the yard with playing catch with balls, stuffed animal, and rope toys. Please consider opening your hearts and mind to this beautiful, gentle pup - he needs you as much as you need him!