Daisy #23 Black Labrador Retriever Mix Female 1 Year Old ID#2927
Daisy is black lab mix that arrived into Brookline’s care with her litter mate Duke from Mississippi. Please read her blog from the bottom up.
Daisy is now available: https://www.petfinder.com/dog/daisy-59401146/pa/warrington/brookline-labrador-rescue-pa06/
March 14, 2023
Daisy has been with us for a month now and I can say she has settled in very nicely. Sammy and Daisy have become best buddies. Usually, you can’t find one without the other. I can always find them playing together or just hanging out with me in the office or in any cozy spot. Daisy has quickly picked up on the household routine with our comings and goings. She is reliable in the house with the other dogs when I leave for a couple of hours in the morning and when I go out on the occasional errands in the afternoon. She is always super excited to see me when I get home, and is best butt wiggler around.This past weekend, we took Daisy to meet another Brookline foster family and their dog, Cooper. She did great meeting Cooper and his human family, and had a fun time playing in their backyard with him.
Daisy had fun in the snow again today licking the snowflakes off the grass and playing chase with Sammy.
FM, on the other hand, can’t wait for spring and would rather be wrapped up in a blanket in front of the fire right now!
March 1, 2023
Daisy reporting in again! We’ve been busy here playing, going for walks, going to Sammy’s socialization class in the car, and just chilling. Oh and guess what, the other day these white things came falling from the sky! They were cold and wet but it was real fun to run around in the stuff on the ground. I licked it all up after Sammy and I were running around. It reminded me of ice cubes, which I find delicious!
Foster Mom says I’m getting real good at my walk now. Those car and truck things still make me nervous but Sammy and Max say just keep walking and they won’t bother you. I still prefer to watch them go by off to the side but I’m getting braver. I see how brave Sammy and Max are and I want to be just like them. I really don’t like the car but FM has been sitting in the back with me when we drive an hour to class, and I’m getting more used to it. I feel safer when someone sits with me like FM or Sammy. Speaking of being just like my furry foster brothers, my favorite person to hang out with is Sammy. He loves to play early in the morning outside and inside just like me! Outside, we love to play chase and tug, and sniff all the smells of the critters that were trespassing at night. Inside, we like to wrestle mostly on my fluffy bed, and play keep away. I also met my new foster sister who had been away at college when I first got here, I wasn’t too sure if I liked her at first but after she gave me lots of treats, and played with me outside, I decided she was okay!
FM says sometimes I am too much of a copy cat, but if Sammy likes to do it so do I. Most of the time, I prefer my big fluffy round bed but Sammy says I should try new things. Every weekend, Sammy and I like to go to this class called socialization. I wasn’t so sure at first but after a few minutes, I thought it was great. There were so many new dogs to meet! I just love meeting new dog friends. New people usually make me nervous, but in this class no one even tries to catch me so I think they are all just fine.
FM says that she thinks I’m going to find my forever home soon! I hope they have a fun guy around like Sammy and a new mom and dad that will let me snuggle with them when it’s chilly on the couch. Stay tuned for more updates!
February 17, 2023
Hello! This is Daisy checking in to let you know what I’ve been doing in my new foster home.First off, yesterday was my birthday so now I am one year old!! I got some special treats to celebrate, some yummy cookies and a big fluffy bed that I love!
When I first arrived, I wasn’t so sure of this place. My awesome first foster mom who I loved, dropped me off and introduced me to my new foster mom. New things are scary for me because I lived in a barn since I was born with my brothers and sisters, and my Mom and there were two nice ladies who gave us kibble and let us out to run around on the farm, no fences and no one to see except my family. I didn’t move into a real house until I was 8 months old. My other FM told my new FM that I was scared of everything. Can you believe I didn’t even want to come out of my crate…. Once I met my new foster brothers here, I knew my new FM was pretty cool. She always has treats in her pocket and calls me a Good Girl all the time in this silly voice. It’s so silly that it almost makes me forget I’m scared of something. She’s been teaching me some new things like “sit”. She says that I am smart and learned that real quick.
The second day I was here, FM said I was going to learn how to go on a walk. My foster brothers seemed pretty excited by that so I figured I’d tag along. I’m already a good walker so I thought this would be a piece of cake! Boy was that first day pretty scary. These big noisy things were going by, and I just wanted to get back to the house. FM said we were going to keep going and my foster brothers didn’t seem to care about those things so I just stuck close to them and kept on checking how far we were getting from the house. When we started to head back home, I just wanted go as fast as we could until we got back. I couldn’t believe it when FM said we were going to do it again the next day and then the next day. I thought once was enough. FM says that I am doing awesome now. I still don’t really like those crazy metal boxes that keep going down the road but I follow my foster brother, Sammy’s lead and move onto the grass and watch them suspiciously as they go by. FM says that one day with lots of practice, I will just keep plodding along like my old senior foster brother, Max. He doesn’t care about anything, except when I jump on his back….
I get along really good with my foster brother, Sammy. He’s two and really loves to play! We play chase, keep away, tug, and wrestle. He told me he was fast but I think I am even faster. Sometimes he can’t keep up with me, and just try to trip me up. He’s such a cheater. I like chasing the toys that FM throws for me. Sammy and I both try to get it, and then chase each other trying to steal it back.
Sammy and I play inside too, and FM says that she likes how we don’t get all crazy inside and stick to wrestling and keep away on the dog bed. FM lets us go out for our playtime together at least 3 times a day, and let me tell you, I’m ready for a nap when I come back in! In the morning, after we play FM and FD go out for a few hours, and I stay with Sammy and Max while they are gone. I’m so tired from playing that we all just sleep. After she gets back we do that walk thing, I was telling you about. After that, we usually go in her office for a while. She says she’s working and can’t play so I usually chew on a bone or nap. I usually just hang around in her office until its time to go out again in the middle of the day. After we eat our Linner as FM calls it, we go on another walk. Nap time again! Then all the cooking starts, and me, Sammy and Max keep a close eye on FM. They told me that you never know when you might get something yummy. I just sit in my bed and wait.
After my FM and FD eat, we all hang out and watch this bright screen. It’s so boring that i just lay next to FM on the floor and take a nap. Finally, after one last romp outside with Sammy, we get to go to bed. I like to sleep on my big round bed next to FM side. I don’t usually get up until I hear that noise that FD hates in the morning. FM always laughs because I am so wiggly (she call me wiggle butt) because I’m so happy to start my fun day again!FM keeps telling me that I am such a good girl, and that I’m going to find my perfect forever home soon!
February 12, 2023
Yesterday, Daisy transitioned into our foster home from her first Brookline foster home. Her foster mom was really sad to say good bye but she is embarking on a new semester of her doctoral studies. We were all happy to welcome Daisy while she is patiently waiting on her forever home.
Daisy is cautious of new people but opens up quickly when there is another friendly confident dog around. Daisy first said hello to our 12 year old resident lab, Max. Once she saw that Max liked me, she came over for some treats and explored the yard with him, and we played some ball and with the frisbee. She has the cutest little prance!
After she was comfortable with Max, my son William came outside and started playing with Max. Daisy didn’t hesitate to run right over to see what was going on, and then happily played ball with him.
My husband was next. She was a bit more hesitant with him but once he started handing out treats to Max, she found the courage to sit next to him on the grass and take some treats.Lastly we had foster Sammy come out and say hello. They hit it off immediately and had a great game of chase, and she happily followed him around the yard exploring all the new smells. They were great at wearing each other out!We spent about two hours outside in the yard getting to know one another. When we were ready to head inside, Daisy wasn’t so sure. She watched Sammy and Max come in and out of the house a few times before she got the courage to come in. We let her take her time, and come in on her own terms. She mostly hung out with the boys, and after all the play time, she was comfortable enough to take a quick nap. Once inside, we let her do her own thing, and she explored all the different areas while we went about our business. She followed me and Sammy upstairs when I headed up to fold some laundry, and navigated the stairs like a pro. Daisy decided that her favorite hang out spot was the little round bed. She can check out all the goings on from that spot.Daisy did great sleeping on a dog bed in our bedroom last night, and slept soundly from 10pm to 7am. The dog crew went outside did their business and Daisy ate her breakfast without issue.Later in the morning, we all took a walk in the neighborhood. Daisy was cautious and stuck right next to Sammy but did the whole 2 mile walk. When we got home, Sammy and Daisy had some chase time in the yard, and then everyone was ready for a nap.
Inside, Daisy keeps me in view and settles in what ever room I am hanging out in. As I write, Daisy is chilling a few steps away. She has been great at entertaining herself with toys and bones, and hasn’t had any accidents nor taken any none dog items. Daisy is such a good girl!
February 7, 2023
Daisy is a sweet 10 month old black lab mix who has been waiting to find her forever home for almost a month. Her littermate was already adopted through Brookline, and now it’s time for Daisy to find a home of her own. Daisy was extremely shy when she arrived in foster care and her foster has worked really hard with building her confidence. She does still need to build more confidence with new sights and sounds in her new home but she is very treat motivated and quick to learn with patient encouragement.
Daisy is looking for an adoptive home preferably with a confident resident dog and a fenced yard. Daisy would also do well in a home with people who are home most of the time if there is no companion dog in the house, and can work on her walking leash skills and socialize her with other dogs and people to increase her confidence.
- sweet and cuddly with her family
- food motivated
- housetrained/crate trained – she has run of house when someone is home, but prefers to stay in her room that houses her crate
- used to staying home alone in her crate room for 7 hours during the work week
- very good with 12+ children that live in her foster home.
- active, and playful and loves to be outside playing chase with another dog, and balls.
- easy to settle after playtime
January 8, 2023
Daisy has worked hard over the past month and made great strides! She has started to feel comfortable roaming the house (with supervision, as she is still a puppy and has some puppy tendencies). She overcame her fear of the ice maker and now comes running when she hears it to get an ice cube, just like her big foster brother. Today she finally made it outside of the yard on a leash!This was a HUGE accomplishment since when she came to us, she would freeze and lay on the ground whenever someone put a leash on her. She is incredibly sweet, and we see more and more of that daily! She loves spray cheese and peanut butter, but Himalayan yak sticks are her favorite.
November 27, 2022
Daisy continues to settle into life in our home. She adores our resident dog, and they play so well together. She takes a while to warm up to people, but she is incredibly sweet when she does. She adores children and other dogs.
We continue to encourage her with lots of treats and soothing tones to let her know that she’s safe. She will come up on the couch with me if I ask her to, and she is happy to just relax alongside me while I read.
November 13, 2022
Daisy has had a great week with us so far! She is still really shy and prefers to spend a lot of time in the safety of her crate, but she has started to greet us when we come in the room by coming out and wagging her tail! She is very food motivated, and loves treats of all kinds. Yesterday she got a much needed bath, and although she wasn’t a fan of the water, she did like all of the scrubbing. She continues to do really well potty training and has only had two accidents in the house since she has been here. On Wednesday she went to the vet, which was very scary for her, but she was a trooper! The vet said she looks great, and is incredibly sweet (which we already knew!). She got a clean bill of health and came home to lots of treats and rest from all of the commotion. When she eats, she gobbles her food like she may not get any again for a while, so we have been hand feeding her to get her to slow down, as well as to get her used to us. She’s still warming up to playing ball and we can see how excited she is to chase it, but always gets spooked and decides against it. We’ll consider it a big win when she finally chases after one!
November 8, 2022
It was a big day for Daisy! Up until now she hasn’t wanted to come out of her crate very much. We leave the door open and the crate is in a separate (quiet) room with lots of windows and we try to go about our day normally so she’ll get used to the noises and the routine. Today I walked into the room with a chicken sandwich and that was all she needed to smell! She came right out of her crate, no cowering, no tail between her legs, just a confident pup looking for some of that sandwich! I gave her some treats and tons of praise as she explored the room. She sniffed around, and taste-tested a few things, but with a quiet vocal correction she would move along to the next thing.
She also may have overcome her fear of doors. Up until today we have had to carry her through doors since they just seem to freak her out, but today she very slowly walked inside on her own! Another win! Finally, she has started to show some interest in playing ball. She’s still not quite sure what to do, but when we play with our resident dog, she’s interested and trots a bit behind him to try to engage. In no time she’ll be ready to run without fear. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the week brings!
November 7, 2022
Daisy is such a sweet girl and is slowly coming out of her shell. She still prefers to spend a lot of time in her crate, but has been enjoying a lot of time outside with our resident dog. He’s giving her time to explore and to sniff, but also brining her toys and letting her get to know him. She is very food motivated, so we’re using lots of treats to coax her out and it seems to be working. She wagged her tail for the first time today, and we considered that a huge win! I know with tons of patience, love, and treats we’ll get her feeling comfortable in no time.
November 6, 2022
Daisy has been with us for 24 hours and has met all of the family members. Even though she’s still very scared, she’s starting to warm up to us, mostly to our resident dog, StanLee. She is most at ease with him, and he’s been a great big foster brother helping her feel at home.She takes comfort in her crate and has been spending a lot of time sleeping since she didn’t get much rest on the transport up here from Mississippi. She is incredibly sweet and just wants treats and lots of ear rubs.She got a nice new collar that suits her quite well, and we are hoping that with more quiet time at home, she’ll begin to open up and let us see more of her sweet nature.
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