Harley, 6 year old black Lab mix

Want to meet Harley?

Come to Brookline’s Meet and Greet!

Sunday, 2/18, from 12 PM – 3 PM  (Harley will be there from 1PM -3PM)

Petvalu, 3741 West Chester Pike, Ellis Preserve, Newtown Square, PA

Harley is a 6 year old Lab mix who was pulled from a shelter in Philadelphia on February 10th.

On my way to my Brookline Foster Home. So glad to be out of that shelter!

He is a big boy, weighing in at 91 lbs.  We don’t know what he’s mixed with, but are thinking maybe Great Dane(??).  He’s a beautiful boy with a very sweet personality.

Nothing like a good nap!

He was excellent in the car – laid down and took a nap.  The intro to our dogs was a breeze.  They all sniffed  and then each went off to do their own thing in the yard.  When we came inside, Harley wandered around the house checking out each room.  He found the water bowl and got a big drink.  He found the toy box and picked out a stuffed bone to carry around.  He followed Mary to the basement when she was doing laundry.  He had no problems going up or down the stairs.  Our basement steps are not carpeted and are steep – many dogs steer clear of them.  He loves to carry toys around.  Melts my heart!  He’s finally starting to figure out that he has to put the toy down (and leave it down!) to take a treat.  He’s been quiet and calm all evening.  Will be interesting to see if his energy level increases over the next few days or if he is just a mellow guy.  He’s about 6 years old, so this may be his norm.  He’s a leaner and also rubbed back across my legs and the couch – like a cat!  But that may have been because he was soaking wet from the rain and wanted to dry off. 😉

Harley is currently living with 4 other dogs and is great with them.  He doesn’t really play with the other dogs, but is very tolerant of them.

Now that I’ve introduced him, I’ll turn things over to Harley!



Hi!  It’s me, Harley.  I have a question…

Why does foster mom say YUCK every time she looks at me??







Hi there.  Harley here, checking in.  Today was a lazy kind of day for me.

I slept on the couch last night.  I was too beat to get up and go into FM’s room.  This morning I got up for breakfast and then took a nice nap in the office while FM worked.  Then it was time for dinner and another nap.  What a great day.

Oh, I did have some other excitement.  I got a package in the mail!  FM came in with a pile of boxes and I figured she’d been shopping online again.  But then she said the BIG box was for ME!  It was my Brookline Care Package.  And Brookline must really care about me because the box was filled with treats and toys and a spiffy new collar & leash and lots of stuffies!  I love stuffies!

Thanks Brookline for all the awesome stuff!

You might have noticed I have a bandage wrapped around my paw.  On Sunday I was in the yard playing with the other pups. Somehow I managed to break my dew claw and it was bleeding a lot.  FM put styptic powder on it but it was still bleeding.  So she wrapped it up.  It’s not bleeding any more, but I’m keeping it wrapped to protect it until it’s healed.  FM said I was such a good boy when it happened.  I let my FM’s look at it and put stuff on it and wrap it up.  Ozzie’s FD was here, too, and he helped.  They all talked about how good I was letting all these people handle me.  I guess I’m a good boy.

Feelin’ Happy,



This is wrong… just wrong.  And on Valentine’s Day.  Just wrong.

So wrong.

FM took the bandage off my paw.  So what did I do?  I did what any dog would do.  I licked it.  And licked and licked… and then the dreaded cone came out.  On Valentine’s Day.  Not feeling the love.




Foster Mom says I should be able to get over 100 channels with this thing.  What would you like to watch?