Florida

Tucker - 5601

Age: 14 yr (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: 10 yr, 5 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.

 

 

 

 

Georgia

Chief - 10259

Age: 11 yr, 7 mon (Senior)

(from Actual DOB): 04/01/2009

Male

Orange/White

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

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: AVID

Chip Number: 843 357 555

Arrived Intact

Current Location: Tucker, GA


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Sweet Chief is an 11.5 year old guy with a lifetime of stories to tell! Chief grew up on a large farm in middle Georgia where he was able to roam free with his two Lab fur-siblings. One day, the family moved and Chief saw that the  new 'farm' was much smaller. After spending much of his life spent roaming in the fields, he suddenly found himself in a much smaller outdoor kennel and wasn't too happy about it!

Now that Chief is in his retirement years, he is relaxing as much as he can. After working so many years on the farm, we believe he deserves the rest and relaxation! He is a very gentle boy and loves to be by your side. Although Chief is deaf, he is still pretty sharp! We are working on learning basic hand commands and is doing really well! Sweet Chief is past the days where he played with toys. He has slowed down in retirement - he doesn't run, we call it more like a gallop! He now knows how to use a dog door to go outside, but unlike his past, he doesn't spend too much time out there. In fact, he has found that he prefers to be anywhere his humans are. 

Chief would love to find his forever family! He would love to be with someone who understands and appreciates retirement, and would be willing to be with him most, if not all of the time. Maybe someone he could share stories with! His old man bones can only handle a few stairs and we can totally understand. Even though he may not spend too much time outside, he would love to have a fenced in yard. In the end, Sweet Chief is just so happy to be with his humans! If you think that Chief would love to spend his golden years with you, please fill out an application to adopt this sweet and gentle soul!

Illinois

Isabel - 10255

Age: 8 yr, 11 mon (Senior)

(from Actual DOB): 11/28/2011

Spayed Female

Orange/White

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

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: AVID

Chip Number: 600*381*622

Arrived Intact

Altered Date: 10/26/2020

Current Location: Bartlett, IL


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Adopted 15 November 2020!!


Isabel is a sweet, senior girl that will melt your heart. She loves everyone she meets and craves attention. Her favorite activities are taking walks, watching over the yard for squirrels, rolling in the grass, and napping on the couch. She has a playful side, but she’s not very interested in dog toys or our resident Britt, instead preferring to interact with her human friends. Isabel calms down very easily and is in perfect shape – slim and trim! 
While in foster care, Isabel has had full run of the entire house and uses a doggie door whenever she wants to go outside. Isabel prefers sleeping in our bed! Although she has excellent indoor manners, we are trying to get her more comfortable using a crate. She gets nervous when visiting new places or hears some loud noises (trains and leaf blowers are scary, but thunder is fine). I don’t know if she’s ever been around children, so given her nervous side, I’d recommend a forever family with only older children. Ideally, her new family would have one adult working from home (or maybe a retiree) and a fenced yard to explore. She would benefit from some refresher obedience training (i.e. “stay” and “come” commands) using a gentle voice given her sensitive nature. Her leash etiquette has improved a lot while in foster care! She can be placed with another social dog  or be the sole focus of your attention. Isabel’s only behavioral concern is that she an anxious pup. This is probably a reaction to being in a new environment and will likely subside as she becomes more confident in her surroundings.
No long distance or sight unseen adoptions for this special, senior girl. We feel it is important that all family members (human and canine) meet to assure that we have a good fit. If you want a loyal, loving companion, Isabel may be the dog for you! Please fill out an application and mention your interest in her.

History:

Isabel was surrendered to an animal shelter because her elderly owner could no longer care for her and was quickly placed with an ABR foster family. Very little is known about her, but she appears to have come from a loving home given her sweet personality, indoor manners and good health. She is spayed, micro chipped, up to date on vaccinations, heart worm negative and on preventative

Oregon

Bailey - 10188

Age: 8 yr, 1 mon (Senior)

(from Actual DOB): 09/28/2012

Neutered Male

Orange/White

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

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: 24 Hr Petwatch

Chip Number: 0A02065338

Current Location: Eugene, OR


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Adopted !!


DO NOT POST!

Bailey just came in yesterday.....starting to get evaluated as owner stated he did have some issues, but so far, volunteer is not seeing it.  Watch for updates :)

Pennsylvania

Pen - 10224

Age: 11 yr, 11 mon (Senior)

(from Actual DOB): 12/24/2008

Spayed Female

Orange/White

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

Microchipped: Yes

Chip Brand: AVID

Chip Number: 839 518 080

Arrived Intact

Altered Date: 08/13/2020

AKC Papers

Current Location: Camp Hill, PA


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Pen

(Pennsylvania)

Adoption Pending 18 October 2020!!


This girl is full of Brittany energy in a cute little body. You would never guess that Pen is 11 years old from watching her in the backyard or on a leash. She loves walks in the neighborhood and trips to local parks. Her original owner said that she likes long runs and that is absolutely her favorite thing to do. She will trot around a fenced yard non-stop for hours, outlasting much younger dogs in the foster family. 
Pen enjoys having a crate and will go into the crate all by herself. She is very good with furniture; she's never jumped on furniture but if invited, she would, no doubt, happily be on the furniture all the time. She does find open windows to be very enticing and will put her front paws on window sills to get a better view and more outdoor smells.  
Outside, she's interested in squirrels and birds but has not tried to escape the yard to chase them. She has also encountered other dogs, horses, and deer and has had no reaction to them. And she is not scared of fireworks. On walks, she wears a harness so she now joyfully anticipates a walk when the harness appears.

She is quite comfortable with all types of grooming: baths, teeth cleaning, fur brushing, cleaning her ears and filing her nails.
Pen was surrendered by her breeder and owner; formerly she was a kennel dog who competed in field trials. When Pen came into rescue, she was spayed and mammary tumors were removed. Biopsy revealed they were Grade 1 carcinomas, excised with good boundaries so the vet anticipates no recurrence. A significant heart murmur was present when Pen was first examined. She is scheduled to see a cardiologist on September 23rd to determine if she should be on medication. Pen is heartworm negative, on preventative, up to date on vaccinations and chipped.

If you’d like to give a sweet, spunky lass a retirement home and received plenty of love in return, please complete the adoption application and mention Pen.

Tennessee

Rollie - 6010

Age: 8 yr (Senior)

(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.