Diva, 5 YO black lab

January 26, 2018

Diva continues to do well, and has really settled in.  And she is excited to announce that she is now officially up for adoption.  We will be sad to see her go, but she will make her new family very happy.

January 22, 2018

Diva is still doing great.  She now likes to break out her “happy dance” when she is excited (that is where she spins around in a circle while hopping.  Very cute!).  And really likes getting petted.  She also got to take a shower yesterday, and behaved very well while getting it.  She now smells nice, and her coat is quite sleek.  She is also becoming a good walker.  We are working on introducing her to new people to become more comfortable with that (she is still a bit nervous at first until she gets used to them).   But overall, she really is quite a sweetheart.

January 18, 2018

Diva wanted me to update everyone on her recent doings.  She is really settling in here, and her affectionate side is coming out.  The tail keeps wagging, and she likes to come over to get pets (and give kisses).  And she is really loving all the walks.  The practice must be paying off, because her leash skills are really improving.  She continues to be a perfect lady in the house, and sleeps quietly through the night (though she really would prefer being allowed to do it on the bed, not the dog bed next to it!)  Looking hopeful for the leash to be coming out:

Her other big news, she went to the spa for a Mani Pedi!  Well, we told her that (it was really the vet for a check up and nail clip…)  But, it was a success.  She was excellent riding in the car, and behaved well at the vet.  She was not even bothered by the little dog sitting next to us barking away.  Not too happy about the nails and shot, but she let them do what they needed to.

Diva was also weighted today, and is at 97 pounds.  The vet recommended that she needs to lose about 10 more, and would be right at 85-90.  But other than that, she was in excellent health.

She really is a nice dog, and we can see her confidence growing and her personality coming out more and more each day.

Here is her happy face when getting her tail bone scratched (she really likes this).  Isn’t she a cutie?

January 15, 2018

Introducing Diva.  She is a 5 YO absolute sweetheart, and very gentle.  Diva was loved by her owner (who got Diva as a puppy) but due to personal situation, she tearfully made the decision to let Brookline find Diva a family that could give her the full life that she deserves.

Diva has now been in her foster home for 2 days, and has been an excellent house guest.   She is still a bit nervous, but is warming up to her foster mom and dad (even giving some kisses!), and getting along with fellow lab Cookie (a Brookline alumni).   We are really looking forward to seeing her personality come out as she becomes more comfortable.  She is quiet and well behaved inside, sleeps quietly through the night, and loves being outside in the yard.  She gets very excited for taking walks (she was not walked much in the past),  but is not too hard to walk and with a little practice,  she should be just fine.  This is her and Cookie on the prowl.

Diva does have a few pounds to lose, but we are getting a head start on that with a good diet, and lots of exercise (3 miles a day, at least!).  Other than that, she is healthy, spayed, well cared for, and up to date on everything.  And very pretty!  That’s her “are you sure you don’t want to share your dinner with me?” look.

Diva will be looking for a relatively calm family that will give her time to settle in, plenty of exercise, and endless amounts of love and affection.  After all, Divas love to be the center of attention!  If you think that might be you, check back often because she should be available within the next few weeks.