Brandy Yellow Labrador Retriever Mix Female 4 Years Old ID #2544
Brandy is now available please read her PetFinder post https://www.petfinder.com/dog/brandy-61982085/pa/warrington/brookline-labrador-rescue-pa06/
Brandy is also available through the Pets For Patriots Program please click the link below to find out more about the program.
August 23, 2023
Brandy continues to do well and make small improvements. She is a regular now in the pond. She loves to wade and explore. She has a new favorite ball, that she would destroy if it was left with her.
It does appear that what little eyesight she had, has decreased.
I continue to expand her experiences with unfamiliar dogs. She’s been doing well with that. She does well through barriers with other dogs but does not understand their behavior and isn’t sure how to respond. It appears that her lack of eyesight and lack of experience interferes with her ability to respond appropriately to other dogs.
Brandy has been waiting for her forever home for a long time. Please consider applying for her if you think that might be you or share her blog link on your social media to help her find her new family. Thank you.
July 8, 2023
Hi everyone. Brandy here. I am still waiting for my special forever family. My training continues and while I’m still a work in progress, I’m improving and eager to learn (and play of course)!
I have other news. I’m eligible for the Pets for Patriots program and they just featured me and another Brookline dog (Sammy) on their “Forget Me Not” website page! If you’re a U.S. Military Veteran looking for a pet companion, please check out this wonderful program. By joining forces with Pets for Patriots, Brookline offers a reduced (or no) adoption fee, free supplies and more to veterans who adopt program-eligible dogs through its partnership with Pets for Patriots. For more information or to join as a member, go to: www.petsforpatriots.org
To read Brandy’s ‘Forget Me Not’ page, click the link below. https://www.petsforpatriots.org/forget-me-not/brandy-pa/
June 1, 2023
Brandy has been working on retrieving. She has squeaky ball that she adores and will retrieve it until she’s tired. She has also discovered that interesting creatures live in the cattails at the pond, so she has been hunting them regularly.
April 25, 2023
Brandy continues to really enjoy spending time outdoors and loves her exercise excursions – especially the obstacle course. She has greatly improved with being accepting of the sounds of traffic and farm animals (chickens, sheep, horses) out here in the country. When she moves to her forever home, with time and patience, she should also have the ability to acclimate to the environment there.
We have been working on cooperative care behaviors and she is doing very well. She will stand for non-forceful nail trims, eye exams, ear exams, and mouth exams. She is calm in the “technician hug” and when her leg is lifted and held for a simulated blood draw. She has a veterinary appointment this week, so we’ll be able to see how this works in the clinic setting.
Brandy has improved when seeing new dogs at a distance but still may have a reaction. The majority of the time though, she obeys verbal commands to manage this behavior thanks to all the training she is receiving. Brandy continues to take calming medication and supplements since they are helping her anxiety. We are currently working on retrieving balls and she enjoys giving chase to a ball periodically. She does however, LOVE chasing the flirt pole critter.
Brandy is a great little dog who has been waiting a long time for the right family. If you think that is you, please consider applying for her today.
April 3, 2023
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March 30, 2023
My name is Brandy but you can also call me ‘Sunny’ because despite the challenges I face I’m told that’s the kind of personality I have! I’m a very friendly, petite four year-old female Lab mix at 45 lbs. who enjoys playing and being around people. Like most Labs, I love to chase a ball and I’m food motivated. I’m always willing to learn something new.
The last few months have been busy for me and a time of positive change. I was returned to Brookline by my adoptive family due to increasing anxiety-related behaviors. Brookline carefully chose a special trainer who cares for me and provides training in her home. It was quickly discovered that I have vision issues that are impacting my behavior. An eye doctor determined that my sight is limited to what I can see at ground and eye level. This makes it difficult for me judge accurately when it comes to jumping up on the couch or getting in the car but I’m great at using a ramp. I can see some things at a distance in daylight but will often bark at what I can’t see clearly. It’s a relief to know that my poor vision has a lot to do with how I react to my environment and other dogs and my trainer is teaching me tips to cope. She works with me every single day and I have come a long way. I know my manners, sit, lay down and to wait on cue plus I walk well on a harness. I love to run in fenced areas and can easily navigate familiar terrain. If you call me, I will reliably come running to you. I am housebroken and trustworthy in the house uncrated.
I am still learning to handle challenges such as staying calm in unfamiliar environments or when certain vehicles pass by me and body handling by strangers. The good news is that I am improving and might bark a little but will soon settle. My trainer is exploring different medications and supplements to help me relax more but an abundance of daily exercise is key to reducing anxiety and energy. I am at a point now where I’m ready to find my forever family who is patient, will continue with my training (a few sessions with my current trainer) and provide lots of daily exercise. My ideal family would have no children, a physically fenced yard and I should be the only dog (no cats either). I’ll be your ‘sunny’ companion who loves to be by your side. I know it will take a special family and it may take a while but I know you’re out there and I’ll be waiting. ❤️
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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 email@example.com
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