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New Jersey

Cooper - 5743


8 yr 6 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Pemberton, NJ

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

Cooper

(New Jersey)

Meet Cooper!.  He is a large Brittany, tall and thin with a big heart. Cooper loves attention and welcomes visitors to his home. He is great for young kids and will let them pet and play with him- he loves to be pet!  He has the run of the house when his people are home. Cooper likes his crate and sleeps in it with the door open and goes in it without command when his people are getting ready to leave the house. His current family says that Copper is a big baby and will do what he is told because he likes to be commanded. He rides well in the car. He knows basic obedience and if he is corrected for any behavior, he will respond right away. Won’t you consider bringing Cooper into your home? He will love you for it.

If you are interested in Cooper, please submit an adoption application to learn more.

History:
Cooper’s family is facing the decision to have him rehomed because of a changing family situation. He can stay with his family for a week or so, and then will need to move to a foster home.

   

Griffin - 5700


2 yr 1 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

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

Griffin

(New Jersey)

Griffin is a gorgeous sweet boy who is a bundle of energy! He is an alert, happy young Brittany who loves long walks, running and playing in a fenced back yard and wants nothing more than to cuddle next to you on the couch for TV time. He sleeps in his crate at night (he puts himself to bed if he’s tired) but if you want a pup to snuggle with you in bed, Griffin is more than happy to oblige!

Griff loves toys! He likes to have plenty of toys at the ready because this big Brittany (64lbs) is always up for a game of fetch. He loves to play with kids but can be anxious when first meeting other dogs and will chase cats. He would thrive in a home with owners who can give him lots of belly scratches and love as he adores being the center of attention. This handsome boy is so happy when he is surrounded by people and will jump at first when he greets you.

He is completely housebroken, knows basic obedience and will listen when treats are offered.

Griffin can’t wait to find his forever home to become a part of a family, so please fill out our adoption application and note Griffin in NJ.

History:
Griffin was an owner surrender after his owner had a life-change event and could no longer care for him.

 

   

Meadow - 5544


1 yr 8 mon (Young)
Spayed Female
Tri-Color
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Millville, NJ

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

Meadow

(New Jersey)

Meadow is a very special little sweetheart. We have been with ABR for a few years now and never have we had such an easy time with a foster. We have never had to crate Meadow at night, or when everyone leaves the house. She came to us with an unknown past, so we didn't know what to expect. However, if we knew then what we know now, we would have broken the speed limit to pick Meadow up.

Meadow is an amazing pup, and like all amazing pups, she does have a story, so let's start at the beginning. We got word that a stray Brittany was picked up from a shelter in North Jersey. No history was known. Nothing. So being the gung-ho overzealous ABR foster parents that we are, we said, "Say no more! We are already in the car!" A three hour drive later we met Meadow. The poor thing was nothing more than a furry sack with a bunch of bones sticking out in random places when we first saw her. She definitely looked like a stray. She weighed maybe 18 or 19 pounds and was very out of sorts. The whole ride back Meadow slept soundly in the back seat with my daughter.

Normally, as stated, we crate a new foster at night and slowly make crating optional, but with Meadow we just let her have free reign of the house from the start. She was so easy going that we felt we should see what happens. We were never disappointed with our decision. She never bothered anything, and except for a few pee accidents, she has been an angel. An angel, we later found out, with broken wings.

Meadow has been diagnosed with a brain disorder called cerebellar ataxia. It affects the cerebellum and causes Meadow to be unbalanced and very clumsy. Her back legs seem to always be in a disagreement with her front legs as to which direction to take. She also has seizures, but Meadow is on phenobarbital and since she has been on this medication her seizures has dropped dramatically. Because of these conditions, an ideal environment for Meadow would be one with no stairs, or at least gated stairs. She also has a hard time with bare floors. Carpets, or throw rugs are recommended. Another dog in the house would be ideal, as Meadow tends to take cues about going outside, eating and seems lost when on her own.

Even though Meadow is a special needs rescue, we actually treat her no different from any other rescue. She really is no extra work. She plays like a puppy, cuddles up to you when she is tired, and just loves to be around you. The only extra we do is "preventive maintenance." We scout out things or places that would be difficult for Meadow and adjust it to her capabilities ( for example going to PetSmart, the floors are rough for her, so we take a shopping cart and let her walk a bit and ride a bit). She is like a fun puzzle. We try to figure out what fits best for her on a day to day basis.

So if you are interested in a young cuddling playful companion that loves dogs, cats, kids, and is crate trained and housebroken then this is your lucky day. Meadow is a real sweet relaxed girl that is looking for a forever home and be forever in your heart. If you would like to adopt this amazing girl please fill out our adoption application and mention Meadow.

History:

Meadow was picked up as a stray so we know nothing about her past. She is spayed, microchipped, up to date on shots, heartworm negative and on preventative.

   
New York

Benson - 5657


8 yr 1 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Averill Park, NY

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce
wboyce95@optonline.net
732-617-1940

Benson

(New York)

Hello World, Meet Benson (a.k.a. Bennie, Benben, Beans, or Beaner)! He’s a big boy with a big heart and a lot of playful energy. He’s 8, but hasn’t slowed down a bit – he’s a great jogging buddy, eager swimmer, and he loves to play “keep away” with his toys, especially stuffed toys that squeak or crinkle. Bennie is a snuggle-bug – he must get his cuddles from his foster mom every afternoon when she gets home.

Bennie has settled into our pack and plays well with his foster brothers, though sometimes they’d prefer he give the play a break. He makes little whines and grunts to get your attention, and he’s very growly when he plays. He knows some basic commands, and is learning to walk well on a leash. He’s also fully housebroken, and has never torn anything up when left uncrated, though he also knows to “kennel up”. While he’s fine with other dogs, he is NOT cat-friendly at this point. We’re working on training him to be around our cat, but that’s a work in progress.

Benben is on meds for seizures – the pills costs 50 cents per day, and we just drop them in his food.

If you’re looking for a snuggly, playful best buddy, Benson might be the pup for you! He bonds VERY quickly and closely with the gentle hand. He’d do well as either a single dog or a part of a pack, as long as he’s got a human that he can cuddle.

If you are interested in Benson be sure to fill out an adoption application.

History:

Benson was an owner surrender, his owner was unable to care for him due to personal issues, and reached out to ABR for our help. Benson is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations.

   

Ari - 5632


9 yr 3 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Black/White
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Garden City, NY

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce
wboyce95@optonline.net
732-617-1940

Ari

(New York)


Are you searching for the exuberance of an older, slowing down, Brittany who thinks he is young? Do you want to provide a forever home to a senior Brittany? If so, then Ari is the boy for you! He has all the unbridled enthusiasm of a young Britt wrapped up in a slightly graying face and 9 year old body.

Ari has been an outdoor dog and never learned basic obedience or good manners. He is just not used to the indoors. He still reacts to cats, dogs, doorbells, gunshots and other noises on the TV. He will still make his mark indoors so watch out for a wet spot. He can be a challenge, but in a short time he has started to listen more attentively. We are working on "off" as he is a counter-surfer and "wait" as he tends to bolt through the door and he has made progress in both areas. He knows "HAJDE" (“come” in Serbian) and sit with a hand signal, he will also do circles for treats, and he also knows "no". He is well-socialized and loves people. He also is getting along with his big and little sister Britts. He has been challenged by the alpha female and only gave a little growl but that was it. He gets agitated around large, young, overexcited male dogs. He has lived with kids, and dogs, and does well with both. Ari is one sweet, amiable Britt boy. He adores attention, is happy, loving, and has the exuberance of a typical Brittany. Such a very smart, loving boy will do best with a fenced yard to exercise those Brittany legs. Ari loves to explore the back yard, loves his walks and like a true Britt, tends to pull. Ari is not used to being on a leash and pulls hard, so a harness is recommended for walks. This boy needs be included in an active family’s day to day life. He craves and thrives on human companionship.

Transitioning a dog to life in a house requires patience. That combined with love is what Ari needs most. Despite his sometimes rambunctious behavior, from the first night here he has displayed a willingness to please and that wide-eyed adoration of the human who scratches his ears that all fans of this breed know and love. Ari deserves a chance at being loved, cuddled, appreciated and to hear the words "good dog". He is a lover who wants to know where his people are at all times, and sleeps on his bed right next to his people. Can you be the person that gives Ari that chance?

He is definitely a retired hunter so he is not bothered by fireworks but instead he is running around looking to fetch what was supposed to be shot. The same with thunder, no fear at all. Ari is a wonderful, sweet, affectionate, mature boy. This boy is the perfect example of "age is just a number". Even with a little bit of Arthritis in his back legs and the hint of cataracts in his eyes, he is in excellent shape for a nine year two month old dog. A tough old bird from Serbia. He loves his people and likes other calm dogs. The only thing Ari is worried about is being alone for too long. He needs either somebody who is at home most of the time or company of another dog. He is currently living with two other dogs in his foster home and can be left for a short time alone with them.

His list for a perfect home includes people to love him, lots of attention and some quality chill time. He really needs someone who is home a good portion of the day. He has shown some anxiety when left alone. His two female Britt housemates and the TV on make being home alone tolerable. He is looking for a forever home with parents who can give him all the love He deserves. In return, he will give you an ear to listen, a chin on your knee and unmeasured love.

History:

Ari is a rescue from Serbia. This beautiful boy is neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped, leishmania and heartworm negative, and on heartworm preventive. If you are interested in Ari, please submit an adoption application and mention Ari. The normal adoption fee for an international dog is $450, but since he is a distinguished senior, his adoption fee is $250.

   

Dona - 5585


5 yr 6 mon (Adult)
Spayed Female
Black/White
Current Location: White Plains, NY

Contact: Wendy & Larry Boyce
wboyce95@optonline.net
732-617-1940

Dona

(New York)



This is sweet Dona, she came to ABR through our International Program, she arrived here a few weeks ago from Serbia. She came a great distance and was met at the airport in Boston by a group of wonderful ABR volunteers who were ready to help Dona on to the next chapter in her life.

Dona has settled in very well at her foster home and is getting adjusted to living the good life but unfortunately she is heartworm positive. Due to Dona's heartworm we are not accepting applications for her adoption at this time but heartworm treatment is costly, so Dona was hoping that she could get a Brittany Buddy to help out so she can get healthy. If you would like to be a part of Dona's recovery, please think about making a donation to her heartworm treatment.

   
Ohio

Nolin - 5691


8 yr 2 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
Need Fence
Current Location: Valley City, OH

Contact: Cindy Steeb
csteeb08@gmail.com
330-304-7326

Nolin

(Ohio)


Nolin is a very sweet senior Britt. He’s a 10 years young, 41 lb orange and white Brittany that just wants to be loved. Nolin is a laid-back dog with this easy-going personality that fit right in with his foster friends from day one! When Nolin arrived at his foster family, it was a non-event with the five other resident Britts. Nolin immediately started playing nicely and has shown no dominant tendencies.

Sadly, Nolin has significant hearing loss due to untreated ear infections. However, no one seemed to tell Nolin about the hearing loss as he bounces around with confidence and enthusiasm. None of this stops him from doing Brittany zoomies around the fenced-in yard Also he has thrived with a routine as he knows what is expected of him at certain times.

Nolin takes cues from his pack mates so a companion dog for him will be important. Also a fenced yard is a must so Nolin can continue to safely enjoy the freedom of the good life. He loves to run with abandon in my backyard or indoor riding arena. He simply wiggles with excitement. He continues to be very hesitant on a leash so the ability for him to get exercise in a yard is his primary outlet. After doing the Brittany zoomies, he likes nothing more than to come inside to curl up on the couch right next to his human – a more content Brittany you’ll never see!

History:

Nolin was found near Lake Nolin in Kentucky – very thin & exhausted - and taken to the local shelter. ABR was notified and took him into our foster care. He is heartworm negative, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations and neutered. If you think this fabulous boy in the one for you, please complete the adoption application.

   

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.