Bogey Chocolate Labrador Retriever Mix Male 3 Years Old
Bogey here! Today was my second heartworm treatment, and I have to admit I’m a little sore in my hind end. I was a good boy at the vet’s office but was happy when the volunteer came to pick me up and bring me back to the kennel. I tried to convince her to sit with me so I could snuggle up in the backseat, but she said someone had to drive. I thought she should call us an Uber.
I was a little sleepy from the medicine they gave to help me relax, so I enjoyed resting in the soft back seat of her car. I kept putting my chin in the lady’s hand where she had it resting so she didn’t forget me. She told me she couldn’t forget about me—she said I remind her of a cross between Will Ferrell and Scooby Doo. I think that’s a compliment—do you?
The people at the kennel are taking great care of me and ensuring that I don’t get too excited while my body gets rid of these nasty heart worms, but I sure do wish I could have a soft bed to lie on in a quiet home. I really want to play and run around, but doc said I have a few more weeks of restricted activity. I’m a strong boy and pull a hard on leash, so I can’t go for many walks right now. I do get to stretch my legs when my run is being cleaned and I enjoy the freedom—and attention from the staff.
The kennel is getting busier as summer approaches, so I’m certainly curious about the hustle and bustle. I’d do best in a quieter foster home. Might you have space for me?
Bogey started chewing his foot but he’s getting multiple Kongs and always has a chew toy now. The staff give him lots of love and snuggles, but he’s easily excited and so it’s a balancing act. He’s bored in the kennel but on restriction due to his heartworm treatment.”
Bogey’s next treatments are 5/22 and 5/23; then, we’ll observe him for a few more weeks before retesting.
Bogey is getting Trazadone and Gabapentin to help keep him stay calm in the kennel, but he’d really be best off in a foster home.
Bogey is acclimating to life at the kennel and has been tolerating his first heartworm treatment. The vet added in some Trazadone and Gabapentin to help Bogey relax (he was very animated and excitable the first few days) and staff report now Bogey seems more contented to sit in his kennel and enjoy the breeze when the weather is nice.
He’d still prefer to be in a comfy foster home instead of a concrete run, of course, but he’s safe and secure until someone steps up for him.
Bogey’s second and third heartworm treatments are scheduled for May 22 & 23.
Some fun times at daycare.
Bogey’s a big boy (103 lbs) and a chocolate Lab mix (maybe mastiff? A mastador?) brown with white toes. He is reportedly very sweet and seeking reassurance from the staff. He was a bit clingy, but not in a bad way. Of course, he’s had a whirlwind of change in the past 72 hours!
Here’s a brief video of him checking out the friendly pups at daycare today.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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