On a snowy, sleety day, February 10, 2018, I drove from my home in Missouri to Independence, MO to pick up my new Brittany, Trina. Your awesome ABR volunteers braved the wicked weather to carefully, and lovingly transport this precious cargo to me.  After several texts from the drivers, and a bit of a delay due to the weather, I finally was able to meet Trina and put her in my car for our trip to her new “forever home.” While I endured a rather “white-knuckled,” slippery trip back home, Trina settled in and promptly fell asleep in the backseat. We managed to arrive home safely and began getting acquainted.  

Trina is an 8-year-old Britt with such a sweet, loving disposition. She immediately reminded me of my previous female Brittany I had about 8 years ago. I had initially wanted a younger dog, but when she became available and I was able to speak to her foster parents, I immediately fell in love with her. We had exactly one week to bond before my second Britt appeared on the scene. 

You see, the very next day after deciding to adopt Trina, NBRAN, whom I was also working with, called to say they had a one year old female available, if I was interested. After seeing pictures of this dog, named Ruby, and speaking to her foster mom, I was smitten. I caved and agreed to get her one week after I was to pick up Trina.

It has now been over 3 months since these two adorable, sweet, and loving dogs have come into my life and I can honestly say, rather than me “rescuing” them, they “rescued” me! My husband, Steve, love of my life, died suddenly on April 18, 2017, and I was so lonesome. We had a Brittany while we were married, and I had also owned another Britt before. I always adored this breed, so was anxious to bring another dog into my life again to fill that emptiness. I really had no idea how awesome having two dogs would be. They get along very well with each other and have become such buddies. Ruby, the younger one has energized Trina and helped her stay active. Trina, on the other hand, has been a good role model for Ruby, and helped her calm down somewhat. I have seen a positive change in both dogs.  They make me laugh every single day and have managed to bring some much-needed joy into my life.

I can’t say enough wonderful things about all the dedicated, loving, caring people I met through ABR and NBRAN. It was obvious right away how much all of these awesome people care about this breed and go above and beyond to help and care for them. You are all to be applauded!

Thank you, ABR for bringing Trina into my life! I love her to pieces.