NEBR News & Events

2015 Calendars!
Speaking of 2015, New England Brittany Rescue calendars are ready for you! Yes, Pam has used many of the pictures that you sent and the finished product is amazing. If you would like a calendar, please send $20, payable to New England Brittany Rescue, to:
Pam Blades
44 Warren Terrace
Pembroke, MA 02359

You can also order them on-line through our website, using the Donate link at the top of the page. Please specify that the donation is for a calendar. And hurry! They sold out quickly last year, so don't miss out on this wonderful celebration of Brittanys. They make terrific gifts as well. Perhaps one for your vet, housesitter, or dog walker?

Make Tails Wag--Attend the 2014 Brittany Brunch!
While our brunch event focuses on fund raising for the rescue, medical treatment, and placement of our dogs, that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a wonderful brunch at the same time! The buffet brunch at The Puritan Backroom in Manchester, NH is outstanding!

Brunch items, prepared by the talented staff at The Puritan Backroom using only the finest and freshest ingredients, include Danish, fruit crepes, vegetable quiche, chicken tenders (they're famous for those), Greek salad, stuffed shells Florentine, potatoes, choice of juices. We'll also be enjoying a cash bar. The pastry chef will choose a dessert for our event. Your coffee, tea, juice and soft drinks are included.

Remember, calories don't count when it's for charity!

Tom Shelby, author, trainer, and search and rescue trainer, will be our guest speaker ( We'll be having a silent auction, and raffle items as well. There are some wonderful items to bid on! Come join us on Sunday, April 6th for this wonderful and delicious event. Tickets are $30 each and only available in advance; we will not be selling tickets at the door. We're hoping to see you for some catching up on your adopted Brittany, a great meal, and, of course, a "Barking" good time! Please sign up quickly, as the deadline, March 23rd, is just around the corner!

Sunday April 6, 2012
11 a.m. - $30 per person
Advance tickets only.
Silent Auction and Raffle
The Puritan Backroom
Manchester, NH

Remember, the deadline for reservations is March 23, 2012, so please sign up quickly.

The 2014 New England Brittany Rescue calendar is at the printer and available for purchase. We sold out last year, so if you're interested, please let us know quickly. You can send your check for $20 to:

Pam Blades
44 Warren Terrace
Pembroke, MA 02359

Calendars will be mailed out as soon as they are back from the printer, hopefully by November 15. They make wonderful gifts for your dog sitter, dog walker and your vet too! You can also purchase them using Paypal through our "Donate" link. If you choose to use PayPal, please make a note under "Add Special Instructions" that this is for the 2014 calendar.

As you are aware, this is one of our major fundraising efforts, and monies are always needed for medical costs for the Brittanys that need our help.

Another Big Rescue!
New England Brittany Rescue has stepped up to the plate AGAIN for the second time this year to help Brittanys in need -- this time, much closer to home -- in New Hampshire. On October 24th, NEBR rescued 14 Brittanys as a result of an owner relinquishment. More than two dozen additional Brittanys from the same location were helped on October 25 by the Conway Area Humane Society. NEBR will be assisting with 3 of the latter, so that will be 17 in total for our organization. As you might remember, we also assisted by helping 10 dogs from a 103 dog court ordered breeder reduction in Louisiana in July. These two major rescue efforts have greatly impacted us and strained our resources.

The Granite State Britts have needed dentals, spays/neuters, medical evaluations, and more. We are again asking for your help. Foster homes, donations, sponsoring a dog in which a donation would be made to cover the vet costs for one of these wonderful Britts -- it would all be much appreciated!

NEBR assists in rescue of 103 Brittanys
New England Brittany Rescue recently participated in the court-ordered seizure of 103 dogs from a southern Brittany breeder on July 24. The breeder was found guilty of cruelty to animals, and forced to turn the dogs over to the National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network (NBRAN), who has been working with New England Brittany Rescue, American Brittany Rescue, Brittany Rescue of Texas, and Florida Brittany rescue in finding homes for these dogs.

New England Brittany Rescue's participation in this rescue may present a financial hardship and is resource intensive. If you are able to make a donation, foster a dog, or help with transportation of these dogs, please donate or fill out a volunteer application

Happy New Year!
Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! Here's hoping that spring is just around the corner; however, my Brittanys continue to love the snow. We wanted to send a short note to update you on a couple of things. Several folks have asked about our Brunch for the Brittanys. We are so grateful that it's on your mind, but after three successful years, we are taking a hiatus for 2013. Rest assured, we're working on resuming the event in 2014. If you know of a good venue for us to explore, or have an idea about a great speaker, please send me an email -- always happy to hear your suggestions. Of course, just because we're taking a break from the event, our costs to take care of all of the tail waggers that we bring into rescue don't take a break at all. So we're always happy to receive your donations.

New NEBR Blog is now Online
We have created a blog to better share all of your great adoption stories. Whether you have had your brittany for years, or are just getting acquainted, we would love to hear your story and have you share your favorite (only 1 per story please) picture of your dog. The stories will be posted in our blog and can be read by adopters, future adopters, and volunteers. Your story just might be the one that gives one of our rescued britts a forever home! Please send all of your stories to Karen at, and we will get your story and pic posted on our blog. If you want to read the stories, getting to them is simple, just click the tab on our website and it will take you right there....or go to

Foster Homes Needed
If you have some room in your home and in your heart, NEBR is looking for foster homes and families to add to our list.
Fostering is the true life line of rescue as it offers a Brittany a temporary place to be while awaiting a forever home. In addition, fostering is a wonderful experience and can build a foundation of philanthropy in your children. It is extremely rewarding when you’ve helped a Brittany find its new home.

A mid nineteenth century author Albert Pine said, "What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal". Your act of kindness is repaid in rewards that are beyond words.

If this is something that you might be interested in, please contact NEBR president Christine Leachman-Yee at

Fall Edition of the Brittany Bugle Available Online
If you haven't yet received the Fall 2012 Brittany Bugle in the mail or are new to NEBR and want to see what we've been up to, make sure to download the latest edition here!.

Happy 2013 To All You Brittany Lovers and Supporters!
New England Brittany Rescue certainly helped many Brittanys and Brittany mixes find their forever home in 2012, and now we set our sights on 2013, hoping to help as many tail-waggers as we can. Our hearts were warmed several times over as many of you sent in your photographs and stories from the year and past years as well. And we were also saddened at times, when we learned that some had crossed Rainbow Bridge. NEBR wishes that we have no more homeless four-leggers this year, but we stand ready to help those that need us. If you're interested in adopting, please check out our available dogs. As always, it's an ever-changing group.

Beach Bash 2012
About 70 Brittanys and their human families enjoyed a wonderful day at the Annual Beach Bash in early October.  The weather was perfect for a day on the water, and the four leggers and two leggers alike walked, enjoyed some yummy picnic food and got a chance to connect, converse and share Brittany stories.  It was a chance for former foster parents as well to see some of the dogs that once lived with them. As always, it was a wonderful day. We hope to see you all again next year!