Long Way Home.

Posted: May 24th, 2011

Hello folks! let me start by saying thanks! Thanks for taking the time out of the craziness we call LIFE! While viewing our site you may find yourself excited to be taking that first step towards adopting one the wonderful dogs we have. We have many dogs to adopt, and we have had some really great dogs get adopted this week!!

We are so happy for Goliath who after being with us since JULY 9th, 2010 he finally is going home! Thank you so much to the caring people at Newtown Veterinary Hospital. Goliath came to us needing Heartworm Treatment (which took 4 months) and a loving place to stay. Dr. Kalman ans Patrick took care of him like he was a part of their family! We love and respect NVH for that! Goliath went home with a brand new Starfish collar (please see poem below). He will have a lovely sister, a 9 year Greyhound named Dory. We are also happy to say that the lovely Ladybug has a new home with children that love and play with her! They say she is a real lovebug. Molly in Fla.has also found her forever home she looks so happy and her new dad say’s how she loves to eat! These stories all had a sad beginning, but with the help of kind , generous people they are now happy tails! We want to be there for as many dogs as possible, and this takes many things, love, compassion, understanding, time, dedication, and monetary donations. Perhaps this all sounds very dramatic to you, GOOD!! IT IS REAL! and nothing is being overstated for any other reason than to impress it’s importance to the many people that visit our site each day. PLEASE, help us to help them. They don’t have voices, WE, at ABR are their voices! thank you to those who continue to support us, we love you, THEY…. love you! have a great week friends,  Trish

An old man was walking down the beach just before dawn.  In the distance he saw a young man picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea.  As the old man approached the young man, he asked; “Why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time?”  The young man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun.  “But there must be thousands of beaches and millions of starfish, exclaimed the old man.  “How can your efforts make any difference?”  The young man looked down at the small starfish in his hand and as he threw it to safety in the sea, he said;
“It makes a difference to this one!”



Jefferson is a sweet unique boy who is around 2-3 years old. He came from a high kill shelter after the time was up. We think Jefferson had limited positive interactions with people. Initially he was very stand offish and would not respond to any talk, touch, or love you tried to give him. He’s come a long way and will give you kisses and sit in your lap for pets and praises. Jefferson is believed to be a cross between american bulldog and alapaha blue blood bulldog. He is very intelligent and typical of the breed, has a high prey drive. Because of this, it’s best if Jefferson is an only dog. Jefferson would be best for a home with bulldog experience as he can be stubborn and persistent. He does learn very quickly and is eager to please. I am in FL.
Hi! I’m Cannolli! I’m so glad I came to Maryland – the nice people at AB Rescue helped me put on some weight and I found my happy again! I LOVE meeting new people! I wag my tail in a circle and wiggle my whole body! I met three little girls and I loved them! I sat nicely while they petted and hugged me. I know how to sit, but it takes me a little while to settle down when I meet new people.What can I say, I’m getting my groove back! I’ve been hanging out at the AB kennel in Port Deposit for a while now waiting for my forever home. Maybe because I’m smaller people are overlooking me? I promise if you give me a chance, I will be your loyal companion forever! I am in MD
Remember the 4 beauties that came in together as “strays” but were amazingly bonded….hmmm. Well Rainbow and Sheriff went to Texas and Duke and Rambo remained in Florida. Duke and Rambo were finally sprung from boarding and have a wonderful foster mamma that couldn’t believe the ease of introducing 2 more dogs to their 2 other dogs. They are that good and well behaved. Bo came to us from a high kill shelter, as part of a group of 4. He’s a stunning bulldog who has wonderful AB physical traits (extremely muscular- large build) as well as alot of the typical personality traits…he is VERY proud and quite stubborn when he wants to be. He is very loving and sweet though and likes to be the center of attention. Bo seems to be happiest as an only dog. I am hanging out in Tamarac, FL
Doesn’t Tango look wonderful?  He’s had his eyes fixed and been neutered and now the only thing he’s waiting for is his very own home! Tango is approx. 2-3 years old and is such a fantastic boy! He definitely had a Guardian Angel watching over him when his GREAT (not good-GREAT) samaritan literally saved his life.
She witnessed him falling into a canal in Florida at midnight. She convinced 2 guys to jump in and save him. This was the first miracle in this sweet boys life. He was very lucky that an alligator didn’t snatch him. He’s also very lucky Patty was there because most American Bulldogs don’t swim and will sink like a rock. His second miracle is Patty herself. Patty has taken great care of Tango and got him all fixed up and delivered to our boarding facilty until a foster home opens up for this wonderful guy.Tango is going to be a big boy and now weighs a skinny 80+ lbs. I expect him to reach 90-100 easily. He pays no attention to other dogs or cats and just wants to be with people and LOVED. He obeys commands and just wants to please everyone.Tango is located in Hawthorne, FL.
Baby is a 5 year old who has had it really rough. She was turned into a shelter with a Bishon and absolutely LOVES other dogs, pigs and people. She is slightly arthritic in her hips and knees so she will not be a walking companion but she does love strolling around in the grass. Baby could use a retirement home who will keep her on some suppliments for her arthritis and tell her how pretty she all day (she loves that!).She can do steps and get into a car and adores car rides, hanging out with the other dogs and long naps.Baby is in PA


Daisy here! I wanted to update everyone on my progress. Ive had the first of my two surgeries to help me live a pain free life. Thank you to everyone who was able to help me begin my dream of being pain free. Since my surgery my progress hasnt been the fastest, so said the vet, but I work hard. My foster mommy and daddy are impressed with my rehab, even though I can be stubborn. They help me with rehab by taking me for lots of walks and I return their generosity by walking wonderfully on the leash.Oh yea, I almost forgot to tell you where I am.
Im in sunny and HOT Florida .
HI! I’m Piper and trust me, I am super happy, fun, love my tennis balls & rides in the truck, and most of all I love my people and my doggie buddies. I play nice with kids and other big dogs but, not so good with cats ( they’re really fun to chase though). My foster family said my obedience is coming along nicely and I am working hard at being a good girl. I guess I won’t get away with my good looks all my life so I better shape it up. I know sit, wait, and come and we are working hard on my kennel training. I am still a bit of a work in progress but I am soooo worth it, after all I’m still a puppy. I’m very thankful for lots of love, good food, and tons of belly rubs and even though I’m tan and white, I promise you I am true blue!
Mojo has turned into one of the most stunning and lovely buldogs ever! She is living in Louisana with her amazing foster mom Mary who has done an amazing job with her physical therappy and with her sister Pumpkin who Mo just adores. Mo is housetrained she is finished with her surgeries and she is ready to make one really lucky family very happy. Mojo hangs out in New Orleans


Mojo’s photo album

Eve is a total love bug. She will sit in your lap just to get some lovin’ and give kisses. Loves to be wherever I am at. She is housebroken and crate trained and turning into a Beluga whale while waiting for her forever home….lolPlease go to Eve’s ‘adoptable’ site in Florida for more information on this little sweetie.
PERCELLA is just 12 months old now and was found virtually blind. Her eye lids turned under and she wouldn’t open her eyes since it hurt her so much. She has since had surgery and can see, a whole new world opened up for her and she’s like a BABY. She loves to play and always has a sqeaky toy in her mouth. She treats her toys with much respect and handles them gently. She’s very frightened of new things and people but will warm up after a time. She needs lots of socialization but she’s a joy to watch since she’s so very playful and discovers new things every day and once she knows you will become your good friend.She was most likely a back yard breeders dog who saw her problem eyes and just left her outside to fend for herself. She finally escaped and was found at the young age of 7 months by the ACO and when brought to the shelter, she was skin and bones, had mange on her upper body from trying to dig her way out (which she did) and of course couldn’t see. She Loves, just Loves others dogs, especially male dogs. She also loves to go for car rides so she can see the world.
How can you resist this face? Well we couldn’t. Little Julie is a small girl and still needs to gain some weight but is just as loving and sweet as she can be.
I’m so happy that Sun Kiva Kennels had room to take her in. She’s been spayed and vaccinated and can’t wait to find someone to love her furever!
Julie is located in Hawthorne, FL until a foster home becomes available.
Lindsay was rescued from a shelter in Maryland. She is safe in her foster home with Lis and her cats and dog so she will recieve alot of love and socialization. Lindsay is located in MD.
Grace is a lovable, laid back girl. She was very shy and timid when she came to stay with us. After a few days she began to trust us and came right out of her shell. Grace moved into the house and you could tell right away that she had been a house dog at one time. She has all of the manners and is house-broken (only a few accidents the first couple of days as we learned her needs and she learned us). Her tail now wags all the time and she is a happy girl. She loves other dogs and is excited whenever she gets to play with our neighbors dogs. We also have 4 cats that she loves. She loves to play chase with them – sometimes it’s hard to tell who is chasing who!! Grace is a lap baby. She is content to sit in my lap or beside me as long as she is being loved on. Grace has her own bed but she doesn’t mind sleeping with my son in his bed. (He doesn’t mind either). We will miss Grace – she has stolen our hearts – but we know that there is a wonderful forever home waiting for her!! Grace resides in NC.
Rusty is cool. Rusty knows he is cool. At 18 month he went from being an adorable puppy who was allowed to do whatever he liked because it was probably very cute and very funny …to a 100 + pound puppy who doesn’t understand why anyone it telling him what to do! Lucky for Rusty his foster dad is an amazing trainer and he is learning how to do everything he is supposed to without a treat. He is housebroken and crate trained. He does not chew or ruin anything, when left alone and will go to his new family with training classes for life. He should live in a home as an only dog. He is located near Quakertown PA.
Well Lovely Lydia is in Florida and great with other dogs and spectacular with children! She is a Cinderella story. Please look her up on our Florida Petfinder page.

New Arrivals:

Vivian is a lovable 3 year old female who
has some pretty bad allergies and skin
infections.She needs some really great food,
TLC and lots of training. She seems to be OK
with other dogs so far but we will see how
she does in the next few weeks. She will be
spayed and her eye and skin infections
will be treated. She is located in PA.
Biscuit is a “Special needs girl ” who
was saved from a shelter in Floria…
she needed alot of help getting to PA.
She had temporary foster homes,
a HERO of a pilot and lots of car time
with her “Aunt Carey”…thanks Carey.
Biscuit is about a year old and she is
heartworm positive and hearing
impared. She is a tiny girl at 48 pounds.
She will be treated for heartworms
and begin learning sigh commands asap.Biscuit is currently traveling to MD

CoCo is a 1.5 year old chubba tubba whose person worked too many hours to give him any exercise. He is happy to meet everyone including other dogs.
CoCo is in PA
My name is Shiloh and I am one sweet little girl. I am 3 yrs old. My former owner surrendered me to a high kill animal control because he could no longer afford to take care of me. Thankfully ABR saved me from that place. I love to play with all the other dogs at my foster home but would would love a family of my own. I also get along with cats. I love to be inside. I am crate trained. My foster mom laughs at me a lot because she says I am a “snorter”. I am currently being treated for heartworms. I am located in Sebring, FL. If you’re interested in adopting Shilo, please fill out an adoption application.
Achilles was living in a home with another female American Bulldog. They were best Buds! He is house trained and so sweet. He is just over a year old and in Maryland.

Happy Tails:

What a doll! LadyBug is a 12 month old stunner who loves people and can never get enough. She has been attending obedience class and sits before you are finished saying it, her butt is on the ground. LadyBug comes when you call her and is completely house trained. She is great with people of all ages…she is picky about her dog friends because she really likes to be the boss but is not dog aggressive. She is easily walked past other dogs.

Hi Carey and Beth. Here are some photos of Roxie. She is doing great. As expected she is warming up to her new home. She will realize it’s her permanent home soon. She follows me everywhere. Man….she can eat. She would eat all day if I let her. She even woke me up this morning to let me know it was her feeding time.Rest assured, she is getting plenty of love — Pete

Sitting pretty as you can see, the training has already begun. How bout these two?
Well we did change the name as you can see. In hawaiin it means “eyes” because she has big unfearful, round, beautiful, dark piercing eyes.
Ive already got her walking on the leash down to the end of the street and back, working on potty training (slow process of repetition).
I dont think any of us(including me) realizes how amazing Chief is. It truly baffles me. He has taken this little girl under his wing and is showing her the ropes like a proud papa.And to think he was left in a warehouse and nearly put down.

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