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Chelsea - 5734

10 yr 2 mon (Senior)
Spayed Female
Current Location: Columbia, MO

Contact: Cathy Turner

Adoption Pending 15 December 2017!!



Chelsea is a dream of a Brittany. She is the perfect combination of maturity and silliness. She loves to sleep on the couch or dog bed and be close to her people. She also likes to sleep on the human bed at night, but is fine on a dog bed too. She LOVES to go for walks. When she sees her collar she gets so excited and can't wait to get out and go. She bunny hops a little on her 10 year old hips, but it does not slow her down. She is happy all the time and playful when she feels like it. She has gotten along very well with all the dogs and cats she's encountered. She isn't super thrilled about being in a crate, but tolerates it if need be. She's a great little Brit who is calm and just wants to be around her people. She does well in the car and is incredibly easy to have around. She does counter surf if something smells wonderful to her finely tuned nose and she might find your shoe to cuddle with if it's available, but she has not torn up anything...just moves things around sometimes.

If you would love to adopt this sweet little girl, please fill out the adoption application and mention her name and ID #. Her foster mom would love to talk more about her with you!

Chelsea is up to date on her vaccines and is Heartworm negative and on preventative.


Chelsea has been moved around a few times after her owner died unexpectedly. She has shown great resilience with each move and has settled in well to wherever she's landed. Please consider giving her a once and for all forever home.


Hailey - 5729

8 yr 2 mon (Senior)
Spayed Female
House Broken
Crate Trained
Need Fence
Current Location: Ozark, MO

Contact: Mitch Sims

Adoption Pending 19 December 2017!!



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 foster home since early October. When she arrived she was scared, noisy, a tad overweight, 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. She has just had 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. When at home, she is prone to barking and/or whining if she does not get her way, but is quickly conditioned to stop with the use of a bark collar. most times the collar will be effective even without the it being activated If you are interested in adopting Hailey, Please fill out the adoption application and mention her name and ID #. I would love to tell you more about this amazing girl!


As mentioned above, Hailey has been owned by one person her entire life. When he fell ill, the ex-wife took over caring for her hoping he would come back home, that was not the case. She was moving where she could not have pets so she reached out to ABR to help find a great home for Hailey.


Cash - 5722

11 yr 2 mon (Senior)
Neutered Male
Crate Trained
Need Fence
Current Location: Springfield, MO

Contact: Joann & Richard Kissell
417-887-5072 or Cell (417) 894-0823



November was Cash’s birth month and he is now a cool 11 years old! He is such a sweet and funny little brittany. Cash had belonged to abrittany breeder and was surrendered to the community animal control when his owner could no longer take care of him, and then ABR picked him up from the very nice people at animal control. He is groomed, has had his teeth cleaned, is chipped, neutered and up to date on all his shots and now Cash is ready for the next chapter in his life. 

Because he had been kept in a kennel most of his life everything is new and exciting to Cash: a big backyard to run in, toys to play with, squirrels to chase - he even caught one the other day! As my vet said, Cash is living the good life now. But what Cash loves most of all about this new life is the love and attention he gets from his people. 

Unfortunately, Cash has a few challenges that we are working on. The major one is that after he was neutered in December he decided that he had absolutely no use in his life for other dogs and he became aggressive toward our male brittany. We were hoping that with time his hormones would settle down and his attitude would change, but it hasn’t. It would be best if he were the only dog in the family. And secondly, he is not quite house broken. We have to take him out regularly to avoid accidents - so I guess you might say that he has us well trained. The good news is that he does sleep through the night without having to go outside. And he is improving. 

If you would like to take this sweet old lovable boy into your life please fill out an adoption application with ABR and give his foster family a call so we can talk. Because Cash is a senior dog he is eligible for the senior adoption program so if he is adopted by a senior there is no adoption fee.


Hank - 5566

5 yr 9 mon (Adult)
OK w/dogs
OK w/kids
Need Fence
Current Location: Blair, NE

Contact: Kristen Lebeda & John Svehla



Hank has really surprised us over the last few months. Good surprises that is! He is doing really well and has established a regular routine with his medication. We have seen no signs of his disorder (Masticatory Muscle Myositis) taking over his life. He has really come out of his shell and we can tell that he is happy. Our first few months with him were mostly getting the right dose of steroids to control his jaw muscles. He was more of an outside dog during the spring and summer months as all he wanted to do was go outside. Now because of the cold he has adjusted pretty well to the inside. He likes to play chase with our dogs, he chews deer antlers, rolls around and stretches on the carpet. He will lay next to you on the couch or floor and he will occasionally come over for a pet, to give a kiss or just want some attention. We did find out that he marks but we have found wrap that he wears that does prevent that. He will go days without marking but he will have an occasional one that the wrap catches. He sleeps in his kennel at night and while we are away. He would need a fenced in yard. He does know how to sit and come. He is very active and curious and if you think Hank could fit in with your lifestyle please fill out the adoption application and we can discuss more about Hank with you.


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. 



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.