Daisy #23 Black Labrador Retriever Mix Female 10 Months Old ID#2927

black labrador retriever mixDaisy is an 8 month old 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/

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!black labrador mixThis 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. Black Labrador MixShe 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. Black labrador Mix

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. black labrador retriever mixOn 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.
black labrador retriever mixShe 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!black labrador retriever mix

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.black labrador retriever mixShe 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.black labrador retriever mixShe 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.black labrador retriever mix

Adopt Your New Best Friend! 

PLEASE NOTE: While this Lab may not be available for adoption by the time you complete the adoption process, other great Labs are always finding their way into our Rescue. (Note: Sometimes a foster home falls in love and adopts their foster dog so the dog doesn’t make it to “Available Now”)

If you are interested in adopting this Lab or any other Lab from our Rescue, please visit our Web site, www.brooklinelabrescue.org, for more information on our adoption process. If you need additional information about the adoption process or whether you are in our coverage area, please send an e-mail to our Rescue at info@brooklinelabrescue.org

Even if you are not ready to adopt, you can still help us help our Labs!

Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization funded entirely by donations. Donations are always needed to help with veterinary costs, transportation, and supplies for our dogs. For information on donating to BLRR please click here. https://brooklinelabrescue.org/get-involved/donate/ Donations are accepted via PayPal or you can mail a check to: Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 638, Warrington, PA 18976-0638