American Brittany Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization formed in 1991 and now placing more than 1,000 Brittanys every year in the United States and Canada. Its mission is to take in stray, abandoned, surrendered and shelter Britts, provide them with foster care, health and temperament screening, and place them in loving homes.
The Brittany is an active, playful and intelligent sporting breed, energetic when hunting upland game as well as a devoted family pet good with children and other animals. ABR often gets Brittanys into rescue from owners whose home situations change, are unprepared to handle their dogs’ energy level and smarts, or have discarded their hunting companions. Many are like Sophie, an orange-and-white Brittany who was surrendered to a shelter at six months of age because she was “too active” for her original owners. With a family to love her and provide exercise and affection, Sophie is thriving in her new home.
If you’d like to meet about 100 Britts and their owners in person, check the Northern California Brittany Club calendar to get details on a late July "Fun Days" event, assisted by ABR, geared to introduce newcomers to the breed.