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Our Featured Oak Lawn, IL Partner:
American Brittany Rescue, Inc. Oak Lawn, IL
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.
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American Brittany Rescue has Brittanys available for adoption across the United States and Canada. Please visit our website at http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org/ to see all our available Brittanys. Thank you.
American Brittany Rescue was formed in 1991 as a cooperative effort of Brittany owners, breeders, trialers, & fanciers who believe we have a responsibility not only for our own dogs and the dogs we produce, but for our breed as a whole. Because many rescue dogs can be traced 1-3 generations back to a recognized breeder, we believe all breeders should take it upon themselves to assist Brittanys in need, in any way they can.
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
ABR National Coordinator
ABR Board Chairperson
Our Adoption Process:
If you have not submitted an adoption application as of yet please go to the ABR web site at www.americanbrittanyrescue.org It is ABR policy that a current application must be on file in your state and that a home visit be completed. This must be done prior to you're being eligible to adopt. This application is for American Brittany Rescue's use and will not be shared with anyone outside of ABR. Only the State Coordinator, the person who does your home visit and the fosters of the dogs you state you have a interest in on you application will have access to your application. When you have received conformation that your application has been received please contact your state Coordinator. 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.