Brittany Foundation Gives Dogs a Second Chance

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Photographs by Will Davison – Cougar News Photographer

The Brittany Foundation is a “no-kill” rescue, rehabilitation and placement shelter for abandoned or homeless dogs. Their facility in Acton is home to those dogs who are often seen as “un-adoptable” either because of disability, age, or aggressive behavior. Their website says that their greatest success comes from, “placing the 6-year-old Pit Bull with one eye, the stray mutt who has never had a home before, or the 12-year-old Doberman with severe separation anxiety.”

The dogs pictured in the above slide show are available for adoption from the Brittany Foundation:

Queenie, a pit bull terrier, was named for her regal nature. A senior at nine years old, you’d never know it. Queenie is still very active on her walks and loves to play in the yard. She also enjoys Nylabones, and quality time with people.

Sinbad was found in the Mojave Desert starving and dehydrated. He was in foster care for a few months before coming to The Brittany Foundation. He gets along well with other dogs and has a good temperament overall. Sinbad would do best with a someone who has experience with big dogs or Pit Bulls, or a family willing to spend time training and going on walks.

Luci and Desi are sibling Chihuahuas who were rescued as puppies with Demodex mites. Their skin conditions have healed and are both looking to be adopted together.

Stanley, a two year old male Chihuahua mix, is a bit more mellow but can still be described as having the energy of a puppy. He enjoys going for walks and playing with other dogs.

Penelope is a one-year old Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound mix who was rescued from Bakersfield Shelter. She is described as being shy at first, but once she gets used to her surroundings, is charming and playful. Penelope likes playing with other little dogs and is learning to go on walks using a leash.

Chrissy is a two year old Maltese/Poodle mix. She too was rescued from Bakersfield Shelter. She is described as a “fluffy, little bundle of love,” and is compatible with people and other dogs.

For information on adopting, volunteering, or donating to The Brittany Foundation, call (661) 713-5240, or send an email. The Brittany Foundation opens its doors to families from 11am – 3pm every Sunday so families can meet rescued dogs for adoption. Appointments can also be made during the week.

Austin Dave, Staff Writer

Austin spent two years in the GVTV television production class at Golden Valley High School — one year on the staff and one year as the student producer. Following graduation in June 2009 he enrolled in the News Media class at College of the Canyons, where he enjoys his position as Web Director of Cougar News Online (CougarNews.com). In his spare time, Austin films and edits projects for local businesses, schools and bands. Video editing and cinematography are his two deepest passions. He enjoys living in the city of Santa Clarita and is the youngest member of the SCVTV staff.