November 2017 - In This Issue:
Shop Amazon Smile This Holiday Season! 
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a great way to make simple and automatic donations to American Brittany Rescue every time you shop, at no cost to you! When you shop at , you'll find the same prices, selection and shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of your eligible purchases to your favorite charitable organization.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to . Add a bookmark to  to make it even easier each time you shop.
How do I select American Brittany Rescue to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, , you need to select American Brittany Rescue to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at  will result in a donation to ABR.
Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use your same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How much has AmazonSmile raised for American Brittany Rescue?
$4,833.46 as of August 2017.
You can help just by shopping on AmazonSmile this holiday season!

Don't let the new year sneak up on you without ordering your ABR calendar.  It is $20 and proceeds help our organization rescue, foster, and find forever homes for the thousands of Brittanys helped since 1991.
Again, thank you Mariann Jackson and Lucy Harwell Duncan for providing a beautiful quilt to raise funds for American Brittany Rescue.   
The quilt was raffled at
American Brittany Club Nationals on November 18th, 2017 and the winner is...


Thanks for supporting ABR through this popular fundraiser!   
Christmas with ABR 
December 9th, 2017
11:00am to 2:00pm
Location : Healthy Pet Products
9805 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
ABR mascot, Annabelle, will have a table at this event and wants to wish you a very Merry Christmas. So please stop by to visit with her and check out the great stocking stuffers we have available. Annabelle wanted me to tell you that her wish list is ear scratches, kisses, and donations to help the ABR foster dogs. 
For more information, please contact Mary at  

American Brittany Rescue is a
501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to provide the leadership and expertise via a network of trained volunteers to take in stray, abandoned, surrendered and/or impounded purebred Brittanys, provide them with foster care, health and temperament screening, an opportunity for any necessary rehabilitation, and to ensure their health and placement into new homes.
Check our website to find more giving opportunities...
We would be honored to share your love and appreciation of our mission through your gift to our general fund, Brittany Buddy fund or a specific fund in keeping with our mission and/or location.



A Senior Adoption Success Story
Shadow Belle
Submitted by Allene and Richard Roberts
Shadow Belle on trip home
Our delightful 10+ year old Shadow arrived to come to live with us on October 13th. "Shadow" Belle was an owner surrender. From what we understand, she came from a loving home but her owner could not care for her the way she wanted to and also had to move where they would not accept dogs. That's about all we know.
So after over a month now, Shadow Belle is doing so well and what a wonderful addition to our family. She obviously wasn't used to living with three other lively Brittanys so we all had a little bit of an adjustment period to get used to it. Now she fits right in really enjoying running around our fenced back four acres with her new brother and two sisters. She eats like a champ and meal time is a real experience with all four of them ready for their bowls. She's also perfectly house broken - has had no incidents. She seems to have a natural instinct to hunt and has actually been quail hunting twice. She hasn't quite figured out what that's all about but loves to run, has excellent stamina and seems to enjoy it so we'll probably continue to take her out occasionally as long as she's having some fun.
All of our dogs have had a southern name theme (our other rescue is Scarlett and we have Tara and Bobby Lee). We have added Belle to her name and she is now Shadow Belle.  If she had AKC papers she would be Brittany Pines' Shadow Belle.  She sleeps in a really comfortable bed in a lounge chair in our bedroom and doesn't make a sound all night long and boy does she ever love a lap!  If she's not gnawing a bone she's going to be in a lap, probably Allene's but she will snuggle with Richard or any lap that is available. 
Happy Adopt a Senior Month!
Questions and Answers from our ABR Community
Dear Brittany -
The skunk population has evidently experienced an explosion in our area. Curious Brittanys and skittish skunks often make for some exciting and frustrating late-night baths. What should be in our cupboard to resolve a skunk encounter in the most stress-free manner for dogs and humans?
Holding my nose  
If you have a remedy, trick, or just advice for our Dear Brittany question, please submit it to   
Answers will be share in the next issue of our enewsletter, so share your thoughts and connect with the ABR community.   
Adopt a Brittany
by Melissa Tapply
 "Rescuing one dog will not change the world.... But for that dog the world will be forever changed."  
These wonderful Brittanys are currently available for adoption.
Click on their name for more information, and if you think your family is a good fit please complete an adoption application here. 
Pitter (CA):
9-year-old Pitter has a lot of love to share! This affectionate girl loves her people. She' s a great snuggler! She also loves kids and is good with other
dogs. If you have room for some extra love in your home, Pitter is the g irl for you!  
Rosie and Luigi (NC):
Rosie and her best friend Luigi are very bond ed  
and need a home where they can be together.  You 'll 
fall  in love instantly with charming Rosie, and laid-back Luigi welcomes all beings to join him for some couch time or play. They are great car riders, ready for their adve nture to the ir forever home!  
Cooper (NJ):
Tall and thin with a big heart, Cooper loves attention and welcomes visitors to his home. This 10-year-old boy is wonderful with kids - he loves to play and let them pet him. Cooper is a good boy with so much love to give his new family. Could that be you?
  Hailey (MO):
8-year-old Hailey is an active girl who loves running in the field, a good game of catch, and a nice ride in the car where she can quietly watch the view go by. She is a smart girl who is doing very well in her obedience training. H ailey is looking for an active forever home where she can run and play in a big yard !  
Sometimes you want to include fur friends in your holiday giving but may be reluctant because of dietary or health issues, concerns about appropriate toys and other items. Perhaps gifts for the canine kitchen, rather than from the canine kitchen may fill the bill. Here are a couple of suggestions to get your search started.

The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook Kit
By Jessica Disbrow

This cookbook kit is perfect for any experienced, or first-time cook! All recipes are free of wheat, corn and soy. The Cookbook Kit contains a 25-recipe cookbook and 3 unique cookie cutters to get you baking. This beautiful 6.5" x 9" kit folds open to contain the book, plus a tray that houses the cookie cutters for handy storage. This softcover book has 48 pages. It truly is a top-notch gift. Available from the ABR Brittany Boutique for $15 with free shipping. (48 pages) hotlink is:  

Canine Cuisine: 101 Natural Dog Food & Treat Recipes to Make Your Dog Healthy and Happy (Back-To-Basics)
by Carlotta Cooper

There are many reasons we may choose to make our own dog food and/or treats. Cooper's book is a great introductory guide. This book walks you through the seemingly complex process of formulating and making your own dog food so that you can ensure your dog remains as healthy as possible while enjoying some of the best food available. You will learn everything you need to know about dog nutrition to start, including what dogs naturally need to remain healthy, keep their coats shiny, their bodies at the right weight, and their energy levels peaked. You will learn how basic dog nutrition can be applied to essentially any recipe to create a myriad of enjoyable dishes that can save you money and keep your dog healthy. From the right meats to the right amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, each recipe in this book provides a complete set of the right nutrients your dog needs.
Insights from experts in both canine nutrition and full body health will help you learn how to create and provide various stews and casseroles, gravies and sauces, savory snacks, treats, holiday and party food, and ethnic specialties just for your dog that are fully healthy. In addition, you will learn how to see to any special dietary needs you dog may have to ensure things like allergies, blood sugar concerns, and stomach issues are safely kept under control. For the health of your dog and the integrity of their food, this book provides a complete, detailed examination of how to approach their diet from ingredients to dish. (290 pages)

Order from and support ABR!
Kindle $8.49
Paperback $10.44
Congratulations to these Brittanys who joined their forever families over the last month!

Beau, IA
Brody, IL
Car, NE
Dolly, CA
Grace, NJ
Gus, CA
Hank fka Hagen, TX
Hunter, CA
Jackson, VA
Jax, WI
Joey, TN
Kacie, KS
Liz, NC
Mika, PA
Milo, GA
Montana, PA
Opie, WI
Ordo, NC
Penny Lane, WA
Rebel, VA
Rocky, CA
Sage, WA
Sammie, WV
Shadow, FL
Beau, MO
Daisy, UT
Dapple, NE
Doc, OK
Fritzie, MI
Hattie, ND
Jackson, NC
Joey, MS
Kacie, NE
Katy, MI
Keltee fka Eve, WV
Kosmo, CA
Lily, NJ
Linquinni, IL
Max, NE
Otis, MN
Penny, IL
Rebel, SC

Please consider giving to American Brittany Rescue on #GivingTuesday.  You can give electronically or by check. 


American Brittany Rescue, Inc. is an organization that was formed in 1991 as a cooperative effort of Brittany owners, breeders, trainers, and fanciers who ABR believes have a responsibility not only for their own dogs and the dogs they produce, but for the breed as a whole.


ABR's mission is to provide the leadership and expertise via a network of trained volunteers to take in stray, abandoned, surrendered and/or impounded purebred Brittanys, provide them with foster care, health and temperament screening, an opportunity for any necessary rehabilitation and to assure their health and placement into new homes. In order to fulfill this mission, ABR's volunteers remain flexible and adaptable to current and future business environments and they remain dedicated to the organization.

Terry Mixdorf, President
Tina Leone, Vice-President/Co-Treasurer
Michelle Falkinburg, Secretary
Diana Doiron, Co-Treasurer
Robin Egan, Chair
Tiffany Dexter
Terrie Johnson
Nancy Hensley
Monica Rutt
Maria Smith

Jeannine Connors
Patricia Gillogly
Melissa Tapply
Maria Smith