Florida

Tucker - 5601

Age: 13 yr, 4 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, 10 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, 11 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.

North Carolina

Oliver - 10032

Age: 6 yr, 7 mon (Adult)

(from Estimated DOB): 08/27/2013

Neutered Male

Orange/White

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

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: AVID

Chip Number: 603112258

Arrived Intact

Altered Date: 02/13/2020

Current Location: Waynesville, NC


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Oliver

(North Carolina)

Adoption Pending 30 March 2020!!


Quick Facts:
Age:  Approximately 4 years old
Size: Medium large (46lbs)
Food Motivated: Definitely 
Stairs: Apprehensive but curious
Housetrained: Yes
Intelligence: Smart (still working on training)
Dogs: Yes (very laid back after initial sniff)
Cats: N/A (No cats in foster home)
Needs a fenced in yard
Favorite toy: All of them (toy hoarder)
Favorite treats: Anything remotely edible (loves carrots)
Car rides: Best Copilot
Recommended food bowl: Puzzle feeder
Children: N/A (No kids in foster home)


Hello there,
When Oliver came to us several months ago, he was very shy and scared especially towards men. After some time and lots of tasty treats he showed us his loyal and loving personality. Oliver has been through quite a rough life and needs a family to teach him tricks, how to be a normal dog, and to give him all the attention he deserves. Oliver came to us with a shattered pelvis, broken ribs, hookworms, whipworms, heartworm disease, and storm/separation anxiety.

After some strict crate rest, strong dewormer, light sedatives, and heartworm treatment his bones healed, and we got rid of the intestinal parasites and he should be heartworm tested again in august for his long-awaited negative result. 

Oliver knows his name and will come running when he hears it because he knows he’s getting attention. Although he doesn’t know many tricks, he is a very smart dog and will pick up on them very quickly as long as some tasty snacks are involved. He was fostered in a small home with a beagle and two small dogs with very big personalities and not once has he lost his friendly calm demeanor. He also doesn’t mind larger dogs given that they are friendly and won’t lunge when he goes to sniff.  Oliver is very happy go lucky dog that just enjoys being around everyone and everything. 

Even though we don’t have any children or cats I think he would do great; we do have a very vocal cockatoo that he enjoys watching and will spend most of his time on a soft rug with a tennis ball while bird watching.

If you would like to be considered as Oliver's forever home please fill out our adoption application and we will be in touch soon!

Tennessee

Rollie - 6010

Age: 7 yr, 4 mon (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.