Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The purpose of rescue is to take in stray, abandoned, surrendered and/or impounded purebred Brittanys, provide them with foster care, health and temperament screening, offer an opportunity for rehabilitation if necessary, assure their health and place them in new homes.
Brittanys can make wonderful family dogs and excel in many areas, but they are not for everyone. They are active, playful, energetic dogs who require personal attention every day. If you'd like to learn whether a Brittany is a good choice for you, your family and/or your lifestyle, please read Choosing a Brittany. Although many rescued dogs do hunt with their new families, our primary concern is finding homes where they will be a valued member of the family.
If you'd like a sweet, loving, playful companion, please check out our Brittanys Needing Homes section. If you don't see a dog in your area, and are seriously interested in adopting a Brittany, please go to the Regional Coordinators page and get in touch with the volunteer nearest to you. If you'd like more information about rescue, please explore this website. The Message Board is a good place to talk with other Brittany people and ask questions.
Thank you very much for visiting our site.
ABR National Coordinator
ABR Board Chairperson
ABR ADOPTION PROCESS:
We do not place our Brittanys on a first-come, first-served basis. We review every application received. It is our goal to place our Britts in the very best home possible. Please read the bios for foster dogs carefully. This information will tell you if the dog does well with other dogs, does well with cats, does well with small children, and if a fence is required, etc. If a Britt does not tolerate young children etc, we will not entertain your application if you have a cat or young children. Dogs with specific requirements will be placed in environment that is best for them.
We have many people looking at the same dogs that you are interested in. Some have waited a long time to adopt. We want to choose the family that best matches the dogs needs. If you are not chosen to be the dogs family it isn't because you aren't a good family. It is because we feel the other family fulfils the needs of this particular dog.
We conduct at least one telephone interview for IL applications.
A home visit must be set up and completed before you can take a dog into your home.
One of our ABR volunteers will be contacting the vet you have listed on your application.
This process takes time, we are volunteers, most of us hold full time jobs and help ABR as we are able. Please be patient. Please understand that you will not be able to adopt any dog till all the requirements have been met.
ABOUT OUR BRITTANYS:
Be aware that our adoption fee in IL is between $250.00 and $300.00. That covers our costs for spaying/neutering vaccinations, heartworm testing, worming and any other health issues a dog may have come to us with.
If you are interested in a dog 7 years or older in IL, please contact Betty Hedquist or Linda Kelty regarding a reduced adoption donation.
If the dog you adopt from ABR is not spayed/neutered at the time of the adoption because of a health issue or the dog is a young pup a $150.00 spay/neuter deposit is required and will be refunded to you upon proof of spay/neuter.
ONCE YOU ARE APPROVED:
Please contact Linda Kelty if you live in the Northern part of IL at 815-246-4130 or Betty Hedquist if you live in the Southern part of IL at 618-377-8049
While Betty and Linda along with the other IL volunteers will try to help you find the right dog for your family we ask that you also check our website every few days to see if there are any new dogs that you might be interested. Please feel free to contact the person listed for each dog.
AFTER YOU ADOPT:
Once you have adopted a Brittany from ABR we are here to help in anyway we can. Please stay in touch with the foster of your dog for at least 1 month after adopting so they can help if any problem arises.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.