Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Meet Rocket Zane Crowley

Let me begin by saying we lost our precious Brittany Kelsey (New England Brittany rescue) to lymphoma in November after loosing our precious Cocker Spaniel (also a rescue) Lou to melanoma the year before. Our hearts were broken. Both dogs were a big part of our hearts and lives. The week after loosing Kelsey I went to the Brittany rescue web page. I saw a dog that reminded me of a combination of Lou and Kelsey. I contacted Christine at New England Brittany rescue, she was great and so helpful! We talked and figured out that particular dog was not a good fit for our family. Christine told me a new Brittany had just arrived from Oklahoma and was on his way to a foster home in Gloucester. She said there was something special about him and boy was she right! We met him the following Monday and it was love at first sight! We took him home with us that evening.
We adopted Rocket in April. The first thing we learned quickly about him is how he got his name. He could run and bolt like a Rocket if he saw an open door! Luckily the neighbors next door have a bunny cage and Rocket stopped by to introduce himself to their rabbits (so nice of him!) and we caught him. Rocket's other great talent was escape artist. He has opened a sliding glass door and dug a hole under our fence to search for us. He once was able to escape from his cage, and greeted us at the door tail wagging when we got home. We had the cage locked down and to this day do not know how he got out as it was still completely locked when we got home. Now that we know Rocket we realize he just did all of these things to try to find us. He wanted to be loved. He doesn't try to bolt anymore and we don't have to cage him when we leave. (We caged him for safety in the beginning because he has severe separation anxiety). We are still working on separation anxiety and his fear of thunder and fireworks but boy is he worth it! I swear at times he is channeling both our Cocker Lou and our Brittany Kesley and it makes us smile. He is a snuggler and so very sweet. 
Thank you Christine and New England Brittany Rescue for bringing this special boy into our lives!   

Saturday, August 16, 2014

In Memory of Maybelle

Maybelle crossed the bridge today....she was a great dog and will be sadly missed by her family.  Thank you Christine and Leland for giving her a great life!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day A'te!

Frank, At'e's adopter writes the following:

Sorry I can't provide a picture, as my camera is broken, but I'll say a few words about A'te which hopefully you can use.  When I first introduced A'te to my home, she seemed to adapt to it immediately.  She seemed entirely comfortable, including being quite ambivalent towards my son's cat.  We warmed up to each other immediately, especially after she discovered my couch, which has become her home base.  She's very low keyed, but has turned out to be the most affectionate dog I've ever had.  She loves to cuddle on the couch, and when I'm in my office, often comes in to visit.  We share a mutual love, and I'm glad she's happy with her forever home.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day Mille!

I adopted Miss Mille, formerly Mahalia, on October 24th, 2013.When I received her she very skittish and a little under weight.  Those days have long gone by.  The over abundance of "cookies" from her grandparents and constant affection have curbed both of those concerns.  

She was my constant companion until six weeks later, when I met my girlfriend, Alison.  Millie joined me on my first date with her, and quickly fell in love like I did.  

Before we knew it, Spring was upon us and the birds had migrated back to Maine.  This is when we learned how much Millie loves to watch the birds, and also those pesky squirrels.  She will sit hours on end at our front window watching these creatures.  Even so, running across the house to seek them out from a new vantage point.

The Summer brought some new activities for Millie.  Such as swimming, or should I say, learning to swim and riding in cars with the windows down.  Nothing like having the wind in your ears!

Over the past year, she has had her first meeting with a toddler, boy!, was that a funny moment.  Never having seen before a smaller human being, she was a little skittish, but very curious.  That one meeting, seems to have curbed her fear of children.  

In that same year she has learned how to sit, lay down, stay, heel, and talk back to us.   She can sense when one of us is ill or just sad and with a lick of the tongue, happiness is brought our way.  We can't imagine our lives without her, and look forward to many more years with our pretty princess, Millie.   

Denis Doucette

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day Marsalis

When Marsalis came to us as a foster dog from LA we did not expect to fall in love with him.  He is much smaller and whiter than your average brittany ...   He was a wild one...   we nick named him the Tasmanian Devil Dog because he loved his new found freedom and enjoyed running and playing and "bouncing off the walls".  A typical Brit but with even more energy. He drove my other two Brits crazy because he never stopped.. and we thought they had energy!  My cat was not so pleased either...   But...   His personality stole the show with his look at me attitude and come play glances...    within a few days we knew he was not going to make it to adoption and that we'd be keeping him.    Now Marsalis fits right in and has become a little brother to the other dogs and the cat even tolerates him!  Although he keeps us on our toes...   we are so glad we decided to adopt Marsalis and could not imagine life without him!

Thank you New England Brittany Rescue for saving this Magnolia Bunch and for brightening our household with such wonderful dogs!  Tim and Leslie Rosewarne  (4x  adopter)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Happy Gotca Day Neville

Neville is still busy getting familiar with his new world. Lots of things are startling and require being barked at or run from, but we are working hard on learning what is appropriate.  We got off to a slow start, but in April, the NH woods became Neville's playground. Once we were confident that he would return to us, we tried him off leash and discovered a wholly different dog than we thought we had. Suddenly we had a dog that wanted to fly through the woods instead of a dog that only wanted to do his business and return to the safety of the house. We are encouraged with all the progress that Neville has made and are taking training classes to improve our communication with each other.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day Lillian!

Lillian is the sweetest little dog and is always by my side.....wherever I happen to be.  You can see that the recliner is her favorite spot.  We went through a hard winter but she loved the snow.  She has no problems eating, despite having no teeth.  I mix the dry food with chicken broth for her.  Potty training was a little difficult because of our hard winter but she is getting better and better. She loves riding in the car and going for walks and she keeps Chloe much more active. She loves the cat.  Right now she is laying on the loveseat as I write this.  Our whole town knows her.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day Jax (fka Errol)!

Hi!!! Jax is doing very well! We adopted him last September and is such a great addition to our family. Jax is very playful...loves other dogs and most of all likes to go for long walks and explore! 

 Happy Gotcha Day Jax!

More from Rory's family!

Happy Gotcha Day Rory!

Rory is all Britt in that compact body. Playful, curious,mischievous, but most of all, loving. It didn't take him long to
​ to capture our hearts. Thank you NEBR for rescuing these amazing dogs.

Robin Dennis​

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day! July 24, 2013 was an amazing day in the Rescue World

103 brittanys were taken into rescue jointly by New England Brittany Rescue, National Brittany Rescue, American Brittany Rescue, Brittany Rescue of Texas, and Florida Brittany Rescue.  I hope you enjoy some of the pictures and stories of our Magnolia Britts.....July 24, 2014.....

Tucker (fka Auggie) with his NEBR brother Copper

Tucker's (fka Auggie) mom says, "he seems to have settled in".....

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Adventures with Sawyer...

Sawyer, formally known as "Peter", came into my life all the way from Missouri on April 5th, 2013 with a hardy case of roundworm and other parasites. Since then, life with Sawyer has been nothing but an adventure.

When I adopted Sawyer he was a 4 month old puppy who adjusted well and quickly to his new home. Immediately, Sawyer showed me how smart he was and learned many commands in a short amount of time. Sawyer also showed me how loving of a Brittany he is, when at the beginning of May my father was given just two months to live with terminal cancer. Sawyer became our source of relief with endless smiles, kisses and cuddles. The summer of 2013 was a rough one for everyone. In late May, at only 5 months old, Sawyer developed a mysterious abscess in his neck. It swelled so large in such a short amount of time, it complicated his breathing and I almost lost him. After emergency surgery and a four inch scar, Sawyer was on the mend and returned completely to his healthy and fun loving self. During his recovery, I packed up my bags and Sawyer's toys and moved in with my parents to help out with my father's illness. In late June, we lost our beloved 14 year old yellow lab Jolie, and Sawyer lost his first true friend. Then in early September, my father passed away with Sawyer right there as part of the family unit. At only 9 months old Sawyer had already experienced a life-time.

Now Sawyer is 16 months old and is a very happy, active, healthy little guy. He attends doggy daycare every week day while I'm at work and then when we get home we play together and then go for a long walk in the snow, rain or shine! Sawyer is a very social boy and must meet every man, women, child and K9 we encounter on our walks. And then every morning, when we drive back to doggy daycare, he whines uncontrollably the minute we turn down the street; he loves going to "work".

Before my father passed away he told me that Sawyer and I were meant to be together, and that we have a special bond created by love. And it's true. Sawyer makes me laugh with his goofiness, keeps me on my toes with his high-jinks, and melts my heart with his sweet and cuddly ways. We were meant for each other. I know my adventures with Sawyer will continue, and I look forward to the next one.

Thank you Christine, Karen and all the NEBR volunteers who helped unite me with Sawyer. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication it takes to match these wonderfully intelligent and unique dogs with their forever humans.

- P. Nadeau

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lifes Mysteries...

Life has so many mysteries. 

Anyone that knew me knew of my Hudson. Hudson lived his life to the fullest… he loved his family, meeting other dogs, his yard, and his car rides especially the ones to New Hampshire. He loved his two recliner chairs, he loved to swim in the lake and the party boat. 
I have so many happy memories with my Hudsy.

 I wish I could tell the person who Hudson lived with before us that he had a great life.
 How old was he?,,,,  His birthday?....What was his family like?.......Did he get himself lost? ..... Did the people love him?.....How long was he on the lam?
It's all a mystery, as it will remain that way.

Who would figure that a stray dog found in Ohio with two other Brittanys was brought to the shelter.  When rescue was called to pick up the three Brittanys one had been reclaimed, one had been adopted (Hudson) and the other was put into foster. A few days later Hudson was returned to the shelter.  The foster mom was called went back to the shelter to pick up and place Hudson in her foster care. What were the odds of him being 777 miles from me to end up in my home?    

God gave me such a special gift of having had Hudson in my life, not many people get to experience the bond and unconditional love we had. Those that have been given this special gift to experience the love of a dog in their journey through life are "Dog People" we have been blessed.


I guess I have to remind myself:   Don't cry because it's over........Smile because it happened.
We will all be together again some day, love you baby boy.
Lorraine Perella