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Illinois

Brownie - 5733


8 mon (Puppy)
Neutered Male
Liver Roan
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Green Valley, IL

Contact: Michael & Denise Lutz
michael_h_lutz@yahoo.com
309-657-3021

Brownie

(Illinois)

This boy is full of energy ALL the time. He loves to go outside and run the backyard fence with our Brit. He would benefit from having another young Brit or other active breed as a companion. A family with kids would be great too as long as they weren't real little kids, he would probably trample them as he is really rambunctious.

Brownie is crate trained and will get into his crate when told. We don't hear a sound out of him all night. He knows SIT and LAY DOWN. His recall is very good.

He still needs some work on the leash. House training is still a work in progress, but we are working on it.

Cats! He has not been aggressive to them but he chases them and tries to get them to play.

Brownie is a wonderful dog who will require time, patience and consistency. He can wiggle through the smallest openings so a good fence is definitely a requirement. This boy needs be included in an active family’s day to day life. Crated for long hours will result in a wild man with excess energy to burn. No long distance or sight unseen adoptions for Brownie. We feel it is important that all family members (human and canine) meet to assure that we have a good fit.

Brownie is a sweet dog and a wonderful Brit who is anxious for your forever love and companionship. If you would like to considered for this wonderful guy complete the adoption application.

History:

Brownie was an owner surrender to ABR. A senior couple always wanted a dog, picked a couple of sweet pups from a Craigslist ad not knowing the time and energy they required. Our boy is neutered and is current on all vaccinations, Heart Worm negative and on Heart Worm Preventative. He is also microchipped. Now all he needs is wonderful forever home to call his own.

   

Ace - 5674


7 yr 1 mon (Adult)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Montgomery, IL

Contact: Deborah Giesler
dgiesler@cypgrp.com
847-940-0977

Adoption Pending 17 November 2017!!

Ace

(Illinois)

Ace, what a lovable goof ball. He crates like a dream, loves his people, loves chewies, and LOVES the car! Jangle some car keys and Ace is ready for adventure. His attitude is “Where are we going and can I drive?” He is smart, active, loving and really just wants your attention. Ace is a guy that will work for food. We kid that if anyone breaking into the house comes armed with treats, Ace will show them all the valuables. He knows basic commands, loves a good tug match and is a joy to watch run the back yard.

Ace's leash manners need improvement, but we find if you keep a pocket of treats he is much more attentive. We are told he got along well with other dogs. Our experience is this guy gets so excited with other dogs, he forgets his doggie manners. We feel confident that with proper introductions, Ace will do well in a multi-dog home. He will also do well as an only dog.

No long distance or sight unseen adoptions for Ace. We feel it is important that all family members (human and canine) meet to assure that we have a good fit.

Ace is a sweet dog and a wonderful Brit who is anxious for your forever love and companionship. If you would like to meet this wonderful guy complete the adoption application.

History:

Ace was an owner surrender to ABR. His owner’s life had changed and did not have time for Ace. Our boy is neutered, is current on all vaccinations, Heart Worm negative and on Heart Worm Preventative. He is also microchipped. Now all he needs is wonderful forever home to call his own.

   
Minnesota

Diego - 5752


9 mon (Puppy)
Male
Liver/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Sandstone, MN

Contact: Laura & Steve McCaughan
psalm1949@gmail.com
2187666529

Diego

(Minnesota)


Diego is a people lover who thrives on companionship. Every night he jumps into bed with us and we send him to his own bed. Every morning when we wake up he's there between us. He spends his evenings sitting with us on the couch with his head in one of our laps. Before he came to us he was boarded at a vet clinic for two weeks where he was kept in a 6 ft square pen. When we picked him up they described him as being a very high energy dog but when he got to our home and was allowed to romp with our Brittany in a large fenced yard, he calmed down considerably. When he's not playing with our Brittany or romping outside in our fenced in area, he likes to sit in a chair by the window and watch the critters at our bird feeders. He likes to go for walks and does pretty well on a leash. He has a great nose and loves to sniff things out. He kennels up well, and has never had an accident in the house so we know he was well house broken.

We've never seen Diego with cats or kids, but he seems friendly to other people when they visit. As far as cats, he probably would want to play and chase them, but he is a pleaser so I'm sure he could be taught to get along with them.

Diego probably wouldn't do well if he was left alone all day. He would miss his people and also build up an enormous amount of energy which would have him bouncing off the walls. Given enough exercise, companionship, and cuddling, he would be a great addition to any family.

History:

Diego was found without a collar or ID, running loose on a highway. He was very skinny and had a swelling on his muzzle. He was taken to the vet clinic in town where he spent the next two weeks while they tried to find his owner. The swelling on his nose was attended to, but nothing was found. He had his distemper and rabies shots and now has been neutered and chipped. The vet guesses he is about 9 months old. He is starting to put on weight, but he has a ways to go. A few days after we got him home we noticed something coming out of the bump on his muzzle. It was a porcupine quill! We had the vet check it out and they could not find anymore evidence of other quills. Now the bump is slowly going away. Overall he is a very healthy Brittany.

   

Ellie - 5694


8 yr 2 mon (Senior)
Spayed Female
Orange Roan
Crate Trained
Obedience
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Medina, MN

Contact: Katherine Taylor
Kathy@pproperties.co
612-366-6130

Ellie

(Minnesota)

Ellie is a very sweet, pretty, attentive Brittany. In her previous life, Ellie was crated morning, noon, and night and only taken on walks a couple of times per day. She came into rescue with a very high energy level, but who could blame her as she wasn’t getting the exercise she needed.

Ellie has perfect house manners. PERFECT! I leave her un-crated at all times and I come home to the house as I left it. She loves going for walks, hunting in the backyard for chipmunks, playing with the squeaky toys, and watching me cook in the kitchen. Ellie has not been exposed to very much human interaction and at first she didn’t show an interest in me, but over the last couple of weeks I have proven to be fun, interesting, and playful and she is now showing a curiosity in people.

We were told that Ellie was once a hunter in the field. I think if you wanted to hunt with her she would be more than excited to join you, as she has an EXTREMELY strong nose, but she will also need training/refresher training course as she hasn't learned to release to hand...right now she will eat what she catches.

Ellie will need someone with patience to build a lasting relationship with. She is showing a desire to bond with humans, but she will need help figuring it all out at a slow pace.

Ellie came to us with a bladder leak, but after a visit with the vet we found a medication that prevents that and she has been leak free ever since. She will need to be on this medication for the rest of her life. It is inexpensive and a normal treatment for this condition.

Ellie is up to date on her vaccines and is heartworm negative and on preventative. If you are interested in Ellie, please fill out the adoption application and mention her name and ID #. We would LOVE to tell you more about her.

History:

Ellie's owner lived in a condo and had to keep her outside due to the association rules. With winter coming, he needed to get her to safety. The owner surrender actually owned Ellie as a puppy until a few years old and then she went to a friend who stated he hunted her in the field, but then returned her back to the original owner when he too could no longer could keep her.

   

Cooper - 5648


11 yr 4 mon (Senior)
Male
Orange/White
House Broken
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Maple Grove, MN

Contact: Gayle & Keith Newberry
kenewberry@gmail.com
763-424-5120 or cell 612-419-2281

Adoption Pending 12 October 2017!!

Cooper

(Minnesota)

Cooper is a beautiful 10 year old male with the heart and energy of a puppy. He loves to please and be with his people, give and receive lots of love and affection, and is very curious about everything. Many things are very new to him due to his dark past but he has a very bright future. He learns quickly and has learned a lot of his basics since coming to live with us like how to go on walks, how to play, how to sit, wait, and lay.

He has a lot of energy and loves to run in the back yard with his friends and investigate everything. He needs a fenced yard and a watchful eye, and a master that is a strong but gentle Alpha. He is very social, great with other dogs, children, and cats (unless they run, then it’s game on). He can get a little anxious and vocal when he doesn’t know where his family is and needs a lot of reassurances and reminders of his manners.

Obedience and training are a work in progress as he has very little but he learns very quickly. Cooper will make a great companion and friend. He is very gentle and loving and has great potential. He would benefit from having another buddy in the house to show him the ropes.

Cooper is up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative and on preventative.

History:

Cooper has lived his entire life outside being in a kennel or chained. He wasn't doing good at either and was always breaking out or off the chain. Once he came into rescue though, we found out he had some abscessed teeth which was causing him extreme pain and thus the reason for his chewing and running. Once he received much needed medical attention and love, he made a complete turnaround in personality and behavior!!

   

Katie - 5311


7 yr 8 mon (Adult)
Spayed Female
Liver/White
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
Need Fence
Current Location: Rochester, MN

Contact: Terry Mixdorf
terrymixdorf@gmail.com
319/350-3877

Katie

(Minnesota)

Meet Katie, a very shy and beautiful 7 yr old Brittany! Katie came into our rescue extremely and painfully shy as well as overweight with a coat that was dull and dry as well as being heartworm positive to boot! She has been successfully treated for heartworm and is now negative and with a good diet and lots of patience Katie is slowly turning around. As you can see by the pictures, her coat is smooth and shiny. Katie still is very timid around people and does best with one person around her at a time.

Katie enjoys being outside as much as she can. Her tail wags and she keeps her nose to the ground doing what this breed loves to to. We keep her on a long leash line as our yard isn't fenced. Katie loves to run out to the end, explore, then she will come back in to for some petting before running out again. Inside, Katie is reserved and will come to you if she wants to be petted. We can tell she was mistreated in the past because when she enters the house, she will look both ways and then will slink over to her bed. Because of this, we have found that Katie doesn't like loud noises or thunder.

If having a rough start in life isn't enough, Katie now has Addison's disease as well as eye issues that require 2 different medications a day and for the Addison's...a shot once a month. Poor girl cannot catch a break.

Katie is fine with little kids and will just ignore them. Has never shown any aggression towards anyone. Katie is crate trained and uses a crate for traveling.

Update 9/13/2017: Katie has made remarkable progress in socialization with humans and canines. She is still somewhat timid in uncomfortable situations, but rises above with encouragement and praise. She loves to run in the yard, play with her stuffed animals and seeks out her fosters for pets and snuggles. Katie loves her daily walks and does great with a halter. She would do well as the only dog in the household or another male dog. Chain link fence or long tether is a must as she likes to run and is not responsive to an invisible fence. Katie's meds for her eyes and Addisons (monthly injections) is approximately $150-$200 her month. She is very tolerant with her meds. Katie is a beautiful liver and white, sweet, loving, funny and smart Brittany, who certainly had no breaks in her life until ABR stepped in for her care. Again if you are looking for a loving, loyal low-keyed companion please consider adding Katie to your home. Please complete the adoption application, ask for Katie and her ABR ID#.

Katie is up to date on her vaccines and is heartworm negative and on preventive.

History:

Katie along with her mother came to ABR through their owner last year. Both were extremely inverted and not wanting to be touched. Her mother has since passed and Katie has been in a foster to adopt situation since then. Her current fosters love her to pieces, but live very far from the vets she needs to see to regulate her Addisons as well as the meds for her eyes.

   
Missouri

Hailey - 5729


8 yr (Senior)
Spayed Female
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
Obedience
Need Fence
Current Location: Ozark, MO

Contact: Mitch Sims
msimsrp@aol.com
4177663685

Hailey

(Missouri)

Hailey is an eight year old spayed female American Brittany. Hailey is an owner surrendered Britt who has lived her entire life with her original owners in Missouri. The owners’ ages, and changing living conditions, were the determining factors which required them to give up Hailey. Hailey has been in her temporary foster home since early October. When she arrived she was scared, noisy, obese, and basically “untrained”. Since arriving at the foster home, Hailey has been in basic training for obedience, and she has done very well and continues to improve daily. She is extremely smart. She now responds very well to the basic commands of: here, heel, woah, sit, down, and outside. She loves to play catch (she actually catches the ball in the air) and will retrieve to hand. Since becoming involved in an active exercise program Hailey has renewed her love of running, and running, and running. Because Brittanys are high energy dogs, and Hailey enjoys being active, a large enclosed yard would be perfect for her. She enjoys several long runs in our large fields two or three times each week, and as result her weight is coming down and she is beginning to tone up nicely. She is up to date on all vaccinations, receives regular flea/tick and heartworm meds, and is micro-chipped. She has just had her teeth cleaned along with some extractions, and therefore should not have any issues in this area for a while. (Vet recommends no soft chewy toys as they tend to cause excess salivation and future added dental issues.)

Hailey may have suffered some abuse at some time, as she responded quite defensive around men, but not so much around ladies. Since arriving at her foster home and working with foster dad, she has mellowed and regained some sense of security around men. But, because of these idiosyncrasies, it would be best if Hailey was with an active female in her forever home. Initially, it was reported that she does not respond well around children or other animals. However, since being at the foster home with other dogs, both pups and larger more active dogs, she has developed a sense of tolerance. Hailey is fully house trained, crate trained, and walks on loose leash, and loves to take little day trips in the truck. She sits quietly and enjoys the view as it rolls by.

 

   

Bingo - 5622


9 yr 5 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Orange/White
House Broken
Crate Trained
OK w/dogs
OK w/cats
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Independence, MO

Contact: Kristina and David Owsley
vampyrmo@aol.com
816-309-2528

Adoption Pending 21 October 2017!!

Bingo

(Missouri)

Hi, I'm Bingo and I SOOO want to find my forever home! If you want a dog to cuddle with I'm your BRITTANY. If you want a dog who loves humans and wants to be by your side I'm your BRITTANY! Do you like a dog who will walk nicely on the leash and will always watch you? Yep that's ME again. Have a cat? I'm good with them too and if you have a doggy door I'd be in heaven as I love the idea of being able to come and go outside.

Now I'm not perfect, I do have my shortcomings. One is that is that I don't like to be confined in small places like a crate. I wish I could speak a language you understood, but I can't so I express myself the best way I know how. Confinements like crates make me claustrophobic and I panic BIG TIME. I would much rather stay with you, but if I can't, a nice big room with soft music and a bed to lay on is all I need. I'll also need a fenced yard, but a solid fence is the kind I prefer. The ones I can see through also make me nervous. Maybe it's all that extra stimulation I see and then feel I must be a part of it. I do take some meds that my foster mom gives me and it does seem to help. I'm really a good boy, I just have hang-ups like everyone else in the world.

Foster mom here. Bingo has been a pure joy to foster once we understood his needs. Bingo is easy going and such a snuggle bug. Bingo loves our doggy door and privacy fence. We have seen him with a chain link fence and it really does stress him out! Bingo would do best with a retired person who would want to dote on him and as stated, had a privacy fence and if Bingo had his way...a "doggy door".

Bingo is up to date on his vaccines and is heartworm negative and on preventative. If you would like to make Bingo your own, then please fill out the adoption application and mention his name and ID #.

History:

We found Bingo at a high kill shelter. He had been "dumped" by his owners and was on the euthanasia list for the following week. Foster mom went in and pulled him before that could happen.

   
Nebraska

Hank - 5566


5 yr 7 mon (Adult)
Male
Orange/White
Obedience
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Blair, NE

Contact: Kristen Lebeda & John Svehla
klebeda-svehla@paplv.org
402659-5888

Hank

(Nebraska)

Hank came to us from Kansas and he had 2 previous owners. We have a full medical history thanks to them and keeping great records of his health. This is unusual for a rescue but they really want Hank to go to a good home. When we had Hank checked out by our vet we were curious about his skull condition. He lacks the chewing muscles on the top and bottom of his mouth and head. We sent in a blood sample to the University of California as they are the only school that tests blood for a condition called Masticatory Muscle Myositis. It came back positive for this disease. We don’t know the cause of this (it could be from genetics, it could be environmental). What we do know is that it affects all dogs differently but can be treated with steroids. His condition may not be reversible but currently we are trying to slow down the disease. Hank really is doing great. I feel that he is showing signs of small improvements. We were having trouble with him holding urine when he was in his kennel inside and now after being on the medication he has been fine.

Hank loves the outdoors so a fenced in yard is a must. He will be on steroids for the remainder of his life, which we are very hopeful it will still be a long one. We have reached out to some other owners dogs have this disease and they on average have lived 5-6 years already with it. Hunting is out of the question as he will have limited use of his mouth at times but we soften his food with water give him softer type treats. Hank really needs a home with a yard, as most of his day is spend outside. He will remain on steroids and the dose depends on how he is doing. He is fine with other dogs but I think he would do better if he was the only one. He likes all the attention!! He loves car rides even if it is up our driveway to get the mail. He has a vibrance for life and if you would love his company please fill out an adoption application with the rescue. I would be happy to answer other questions via phone or e-mail. I will update often as I get results and info or if anything changes!

Update 7-21-17 We had a recent vet visit and our vet is very happy with Hank's progress over the last few months. She was very hopeful with Hank’s quality of life. We are currently minimizing his medication to every 2 days as he has not had any episodes of “lock jaw”. We have given him opportunities over the last few months to work on his chewing and it seems to have helped. Hank has gone from not wanting much attention to sitting next to us wanting attention, allowing us to pet him and he will even give us kisses. He has interacted more with our dogs and will play with them. He did not like them when he first came into our house but he no longer growls and he shows signs of wanting to play by running and even getting into the “pounce” position. The one negative our vet mentioned is that he will not regrow his chewing muscles. She thought that he might be able to still regrow them.

   

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.