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Florida

Little Missy - 5877


8 yr 1 mon (Senior)
Spayed Female
Orange Roan
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Need Fence
Current Location: Maitland, FL

Contact: Rebecca Rockwell Wallace
rr071646@gmail.com
843-812-0831

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.

 

 

 

 

   

McGee - 5745


3 yr 8 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Keystone Heights, FL

Contact: Monica Rutt
monicarutt@gmail.com
(415) 999-5044

Adoption Pending 01 September 2018!!

McGee

(Florida)


Dog Story:
Greetings, my name is McGee!  I am one of the luckiest rescue Britts around, and also unlucky in a way, but my life has already changed for the better.  I came from a rural shelter in Alabama as a stray.  The fantastic shelter staff couldn’t believe someone didn’t come looking for me, so ABR was called and took me in.  Then I got on my own private airplane – two wonderful volunteer pilots flew me in their plane from Alabama to Florida, and I was such a lucky passenger enjoying my time on wings! 

I am also really lucky because I’m in a foster home with a loving family that wants to adopt me once I get better!  But I’ve also had a rough time of it because we found out I have something called hip dysplasia.  My left hip is especially in need of fixing, since my joints have worn down making my hind end weak, and I can’t do much exercise or activity like young Brittanys should.   

The good news is I have awesome vets that have checked me out and can help fix me up!  I’ve had all sorts of poking and prodding and stretching, even laying still like a good boy on the table for x-rays (most dogs just get cute pictures of their outsides, but guess they wanted to see what my insides look like too!)  When they did x-rays, the vets saw my bad hip right away, and also that I have been shot.  Not sure how I ended up with those pellets in me, but they don’t bother me.  It’s just my hip that needs fixing, and ABR wants to make sure I can live the best healthy life.  I will need surgery to repair my left hip joint, and my foster to adopt family is going to take great care of me as I recover from surgery.  I could really use some Brittany Buddy friends to help with my vet expenses as I get back in good shape.  I finally get to be in a real home for the holidays, and I’m so excited that soon I will be a healthy boy again!  Sending Britt hugs and kisses – Love, McGee

History:
McGee is a darling, affectionate Brittany sweetheart who has weathered rough times in his young years.  We don’t know much about his past, but even with his stiff hip and birdshot along one side, McGee greets every day with a relaxed smile and a passion for life.  He has never met a stranger and loves all the attention he’s been missing, belly rubs and gentle walks around the yard, and celebrated his first Thanksgiving in a real home with his foster to adopt family. 

McGee’s x-rays showed he has bilateral hip dysplasia, causing lameness and muscle atrophy in his back end with the hip joints grinding together.  His left hip is especially degraded and will require surgery to restore movement in the hip joint, allowing him to do normal exercise and motion without pain.  McGee has been evaluated with an excellent team of orthopedic veterinarians and will have expert care for his hip replacement.  We are thankful that surgery will be able to help this sweet boy, and want to ensure McGee has the quality of life he deserves to enjoy a healthy life without pain.  All Brittany Buddy donations for McGee will go directly towards helping with his medical costs, and we are incredibly grateful for the generous supporters who make it possible for ABR to help rescue Brittanys in need live their best life! 

   

Tucker - 5601


11 yr 8 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Trenton, FL

Contact: Monica Rutt
monicarutt@gmail.com
(415) 999-5044

Tucker

(Florida)


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!

 

   
Maryland

Tesoro - 5874


2 yr 6 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Unknown
House Broken
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Rockville, MD

Contact: Andrea M Bock
britrescue@comcast.net
301-682-2169 or cell 301-467-4394

Tesoro

(Maryland)


Dog Story:
DOG STORY Looking for the perfect companion? Want someone to stay by your side, keep you company, and never leave you? Then I’m your man….uh, I mean your dog. My foster parents call me “glue dog” because I spend my staying time right beside them. I’m an extremely adorable gentle, calm and very lovable sidekick who loves nothing more than to be with my humans – whether it’s sitting around watching TV, going for our walks or best of all playing fetch. I love prancing with my toys in my mouth showing them off trying to entice someone to play – although I admit once in a while, I grab a shoe guessing it’s a toy. Good thing I just carry things but don’t chew ‘em.

My name is “Tesoro” which means Treasure in Spanish. Why Spanish? Well I’m glad you asked. ABR found me in Madrid and flew me all the way to Washington DC. It was a very long flight, glad that my fosters lived close by. My fosters brought me home, gave me a warm bath and some excellent food, then taught me what to do (and what not to do) inside the house. They even taught me to use the dog door. And never an accident in the house for me! I don’t get on the furniture even when the spoiled little dog does. I even know to politely drop the ball at your feet to playing fetch – I absolutely love fetch! Foster parents always tell people just I’m “Easy Peasy”, but I’m really just a Tesoro….

Foster mom says I’m a bit of a clown, silly, fun and very entertaining. She even told ABR that I’m the most lovable foster Britt she’s ever had. Foster dad jokes that I look like a white Brittany that splashed in a mud puddle. Both say my face is so cute and expressive! I’m an attractive red roan boy with a white/red ticked body, an extremely adorable face and dark red paws rising to freckled “splashed” white legs. Most who meet me comment that I’m an adorable dude with a fabulous personality to match! What more could anyone want in a best friend?

Foster Mom writes: Tesoro is a truly delightful dog! A lovable boy who’s loads of fun. He’s a quick learner, best of all he’s a true companion. He’s does the silliest little “jiggle and shake“ dance to greet us – we can’t help but smile and laugh out loud. Occasionally he gets excited and jumps up, so I caution against having him in a home with a very young child.

Tesoro is exceptionally loving and does not do well all alone, so we would want a companion for him. He has a foster brother here and they wrestle and run together and Tesoro does not challenge our little bossy boy. He is a good watch dog, but is not a guard dog (all bark, no bite). He is friendly with other dogs and all people. He would do great in a house with children over 6. He’s young and still has a good bit of puppy energy yet none of the puppy destructiveness! We have never crated him at any time and he has never caused any mischief, although he will occasionally redecorate with our sofa pillows, and we have another dog with him so he’s never by himself. I believe he would be anxious all alone.

Tesoro seems to recognize and appreciate his second chance. “Tesoro” is his shelter name and we are careful not to call him by any name so his permanent family can choose his real name (although I’m partial to “Splash” when you see him you’ll understand). He needs basic training such as sit, lay, stay, heel, etc. and he’ll learn fast as he’s always eager to please and very food motivated. Truly, one of the best natured dogs I’ve ever known…

History:
Tesoro is a rescue Brittany from Spain.

 

   
South Carolina

Sandy - 5902


4 yr 9 mon (Adult)
Spayed Female
Unknown
House Broken
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Hilton Head Island, SC

Contact: Michelle Falkinburg
falkinburgm@comcast.net
609-296-8278

Adoption Pending 01 August 2018!!

Sandy

(South Carolina)


Dog Story:
Hey y’all! My name is Silly Sweet Sandy-Girl (or Sandy for short). 

I had a rough start… I was purchased from a breeder by a family who didn’t know much about Brittany’s. They ignored me and left me kenneled all day and night, and eventually I developed a urinary tract infection before being abandoned at a veterinary clinic. (I’m all better now!) The vet was smart enough to call ABR, and after staying with a nice foster family, I found what I thought would be my forever family.

 It was awesome! There were boats to ride in, kids to play with, and acres upon acres of woods, fields and ponds. I even had two puppy BFFs – they were the best buddies a girl could ask for – but my daddy got a new job and we had to move away, and I’m not adjusting well to my new home. 
 
Everyone’s so busy and we no longer have a humongous yard for me to play in. The loneliness and boredom has been getting to me, and I’ve started chewing on my knees out of stress. My family loves me so much – they cried buckets of tears when they decided to give me up – but they’ve told me it isn’t fair for them to keep being selfish… It’s time for me to find a new family who can give me the attention and exercise I deserve!
 
History:
Sandy is the sweetest little girl who is dearly loved by her family. She is a social butterfly who is excellent with other dogs, children, and babies. She still doesn’t like being kenneled, so when the family travels they either leave her with family/friends or a facility with indoor/outdoor enclosures. She is microchipped, heartworm negative, takes heartworm preventative, and is spayed, up-to-date on all vaccines. (Annual exam was May 2018) She broke her left hind leg in an accident a few years ago, but the vet did an excellent job and it doesn’t slow her down a bit. She is a happy, healthy little girl!
   
Tennessee

Abbie - 5756


4 yr 3 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Current Location: Chattanooga, TN

Contact: Jennifer McClung
jlmcclung@gmail.com
423-805-2839

Abbie

(Tennessee)

Dog Story:
When I was rescued as a stray in Arkansas, they named me Vincent (as in Vincent van Gogh) but my foster mom changed it to Abbie (as in Abbie Normal from the movie Young Frankenstein). This is because I have a couple genetic defects, like I don’t have an ear flap on my left ear, my prepuce is missing near the top, and I have a partially fused metatarsal on my left foot. But, no worries, they don’t slow me down, they just add to my charm.

My foster mom was a foster-to-adopt but her work situation is changing and she’ll be stuck in a boring office 9-5 instead of working from home. She’s considerate enough that she knows I would not be happy or thrive being crated for 8 hours a day so she’s looking for a new home for me.

The main reason why I wouldn’t be happy crated up is because I am VERY active and LOVE being around people. So I really need a home where I will be exercised every day, preferably taken for runs or long fast walks. And I need either a work from home situation or someone who only works away from home part-time. While I LOVE everyone, if you’ve got children they need to be older, say 7 and up, because when I get excited I jump and I’d hate to hurt a child who can’t deal with that.

Also, having another dog to play with would be the best! Just make sure s/he’s tolerant because, according to my foster brother, I can be a real pest trying to get another dog to play with me. And I also will steal their toys, so s/he’s got to be okay with that. I’ve done pretty well with my foster cats, but they are tempting so I would need supervision until I learn that the cats are friends not toys. I also will need a good, strong, secure fence. I won’t jump it but I will run up to it and smack it really hard when I see a bird or squirrel that I want.

Beyond that I’m a very attentive, affectionate, sensitive Brittany boy. I’m around 4 years old, neutered, housebroken, crate trained, healthy and heartworm negative. I know some basic commands but would benefit from an obedience class. I think I’d be really good at agility so if you like working with dogs I’ve got the energy and smarts for it! Just be sure to use positive reinforcement because I’m very sensitive. My former owner used strong negative corrections and so I belly up whenever I think you’re upset with me.

History:
Abbie was rescued as a stray in Arkansas.

 

   
Virginia

Ron - 5841


2 yr 9 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Fairfax, VA

Contact: Andrea M Bock
britrescue@comcast.net
301-682-2169 or cell 301-467-4394

Ron

(Virginia)


Dog Story:
Ron traveled from Spain with an American name arriving at Dulles airport on Saturday, March 24.  When he first arrived, he was very nervous and jumped away whenever we touched him without warning, but he settled and blended into his American foster home in about one week.  He gets on well with the two other dogs in the house; one Brittany and one Yorkie.

Ron is house broken and loves the outdoors.  Like his canine companions, he loves to chase birds, squirrels, and seeks out mice from the woodpile.

His Spanish foster home noted that Ron has a sight problem.  This has not been noticed as a major issue in America and the vet says he can lead a normal life and we have noticed that Ron does not appear to have problems seeing things in the distance, as he loves to watch our neighbor’s white outdoor cat across the street wandering their yard but ABR is going to have him checked out by an Ophthalmologist.

After spending one week in America, on April 2nd he injured his foot in the back yard chasing a squirrel.  An x-ray showed that he broke a bone in his right front foot.  He has been wearing a splint on his leg, is on the mend, and will be x-rayed again in another 2 weeks.

Ron is very well behaved and loves to be loved on.  He is not very demanding and very much enjoys walks in the neighborhood.

If you are considering Ron as your next family member, please submit an adoption application

History:
Ron was found as a homeless stray in Cordoba and was so scared, they had to trap him.  Once in his Spanish foster home, he learned to trust people.  While we do not know a lot about his history, his Spanish foster home speculated that he may have been abused.

 

   
West Virginia

Rosie - 5857


10 yr (Senior)
Spayed Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Beaver, WV

Contact: Carol and Alan Weaver
cjohnson.weaver@yahoo.com
681-238-5578 or cell 561-632-1457

Adopted 21 June 2018!!

Rosie

(West Virginia)

Dog Story:
Rosie is a beautiful ten year old, orange and white registered Brittany whom everyone loves upon meeting her. She is sweet, very affectionate and would be a perfect companion in a home with no other dogs. Rosie walks well on a leash (doesn't pull), knows many commands, is obedient, doesn't jump on people, is very easy on the house, sleeps on the floor or sofa and seldom barks. She greets visitors quietly and lovingly. Rosie is crate trained; however, she has good house manners and would prefer to be free. She accepts cats as long as they accept her. She rides well in a car. Rosie is extremely afraid of thunder storms and likes to cuddle when one occurs.

She has been spayed, is utd on vaccinations, micro-chipped, is heartworm negative and has been kept on hw preventative.

History:
Rosie was the beloved companion of a senior couple who gave her excellent care; she was surrendered because of their health issues.

 

   

Brittanys usually live 12-15 years, so if you are contemplating adoption, please be prepared to make that kind of commitment to the dog. Brittanys love their people and require personal attention every day.

Dogs placed by American Brittany Rescue, Inc. have been rescued from a shelter, found as a stray, or given up by an owner who could no longer keep or care for them. All dogs in foster homes have been (or will be) spayed or neutered, checked for heartworm, and are usually on preventative medication for heartworm. A dog's foster family can give you valuable information about its personality and temperament.

There are many more Brittany's available but not yet listed on the web site. These pages are always changing as homes are found and new dogs are placed into rescue. Please contact the State Coordinator for more information.

If you know of a Brittany who needs a home, please contact your nearest State Coordinator for assistance.