Florida

Tucker - 5601

Age: 13 yr, 2 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, 8 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, 9 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, 10 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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Adopted 26 December 2019!!


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.

Georgia

Max - 10097

Age: 2 yr, 3 mon (Adult)

(from Actual DOB): 10/08/2017

Neutered Male

Orange/White

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

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: 24PetWatch

Chip Number: 982000410040827

Current Location: Covington, GA


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Adopted 12 January 2020!!


Dog Story:
Hi everyone!  I'm Max!  Please don't confuse me with other Max's.  My foster mama says I am the most beautiful Brittany she has ever seen, and I would have to agree.  I mean, just look at me!  I am two years old and live with 2 Brittany sisters who love to play with me. Sometimes, my foster mama calls me a goofy boy.  I love to be outside and go on hikes through the woods, but loud booms make me nervous. 

 

Even though I am young, I have had a little bit of a rough life, but you could hardly tell!  To be completely honest, I am not just a normal Brittany boy, I am the BEST Brittany boy you've ever seen!  Now that my foster home has shown me what true love is, I am more than ready for my forever home!  I would really love a home that is as active as I am.  A big fence would be pawsome, but so long as you take me on adventures with the family, I would be so happy! 

 

Mr. Max is a healthy boy, current on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on preventive, and microchipped.  Max has been introduced to small kids and has had no problem.  He is housetrained and crate trained.  If you are interested in a very busy and playful youngster of a Brittany pup, please submit the online adoption application and mention Max-10097.

 

History:
Max was abandoned by his owners and a local rescuer stepped in contacting ABR to bring him into our rescue foster program.   

Illinois

Freddie G - 10081

Age: 1 yr, 8 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

(Illinois)

Adopted !!


Well, nuts. I thought I would be in my forever home for Thanksgiving but that was not to be.  Christmas isn’t looking good either. So I’m not exactly a Brittany ... I’m still one great young gal.  Not sure how I got dubbed "Freddie".   I’m housebroken, love people of all sizes, get along with other dogs and I don’t chew on stuff I’m not supposed to. I’m a pretty prefect Freddie. Herself says I’m smart and very well behaved for a street dog. Well, was she was expecting less ?  So if you are looking for a sweet, smart almost, could be, wanna be Brittany. Here I am ... waiting to sit underneath your Christmas tree

Freddie

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

Tennessee

Rollie - 6010

Age: 7 yr, 2 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.

Virginia

Rocky - 5947

Age: 11 yr, 4 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.

 

Kipling - 10113

Age: 5 yr, 4 mon (Adult)

(from Estimated DOB): 09/01/2014

Neutered Male

Orange/White

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

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: Home Again

Chip Number:

Current Location: Montpelier, VA


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Kipling

(Virginia)

DOG STORY

Please only reply if you are interested in both Kipling and Rory - they are a bonded pair.

Hi, my name is Kipling but I will also respond to Kippo the Hippo! I LOVE food. In order to maintain my summer physique I need to take long walks and run in the yard with my brother, Rory. I enjoy wrestling with Rory, wading in water and riding in cars. I am also quite the snuggler and love being around people, kids included! I give the best kisses and will climb in a lap (even if I am too big)! I am shy with new dogs but as long as I am with my “people” and Rory I feel safe. I am crated at night with Rory. It might not look like we have enough space but we enjoy sleeping side by side, and even on top of each other! I have never been away from my brother for more than a couple of hours and would be lost without him! I will eat Rory’s food so it’s best if we are fed separately. I have a great nose and I am great at retrieving and running through fields. I am used to running around in a fenced in yard and have not challenged the boundaries. My family is moving and will not be able to provide a yard for my brother and I to play in or a space for us to get our energy out. We would make a great addition to your loving and active family.

Rory - 10114

Age: 6 yr, 7 mon (Adult)

(from Estimated DOB): 06/01/2013

Neutered Male

Orange/White

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

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: HomeAgain

Chip Number:

Current Location: Montpelier, VA


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DOG STORY

Please do not inquire unless you are interested in Rory and Kipling- they are a bonded pair.

Hi, my name is Rory but my nickname is Bug! I am a sweet, sensitive and gentle soul. I love to take walks, ride in cars, play fetch and run around with other dogs. My favorite game is “find it”, in fact I have never not found the hidden object! I was the runt of my litter and tend to stay on the lean side. Cheese is my favorite treat! I love peanut butter filled bones and Kong toys stuffed with treats. I love to run around the yard with my brother, Kipling. We wrestle all of the time and it sounds like we are playing rough but that’s just how we play! Kipling and I have been bonded since the moment he was brought into my home. I am a huge people lover- I give the best “hugs” and I am great with people of all ages. At the end of the day I love to cuddle with Kipling and my “people”. I enjoy sleeping in a crate but I don’t like being crated alone. I do best when I can snuggle with my brother. I am used to running around a fenced in yard but if I am left alone for too long I will try to dig my way out. My family is moving and will not be able to provide a yard for my brother and I to play in or a space for us to get our energy out. We would make a great addition to your loving and active family.