Brooklyn Yellow Labrador Retriever Mix 3 Months Old ID #2849
Brooklyn is one of two pups who just came up from Mississippi on transport. They were rescued by a good Samaritan who found them living under an abandoned truck. They went to a local rescue that then reached out to Brookline to see if we could help. Who could say no to this adorable pair? Read their blog from the bottom up 🙂
December 10, 2020
Brooklyn had a GREAT day yesterday and actually followed the other dogs outside without having to be picked up! This was a huge breakthrough. She also bunny hopped half way up the stairs when I put her down mid way going up to bed last night. We also switched her food and she gobbled it down. We’ll see if that trends continues. She continues to love playing in the yard and it really is cute seeing her do her zoomies. She is very fast, and is clearly having so much fun. The resident dogs play with her some (but she annoys the heck out of my 11 yr old lab who wants nothing to do with her) so she really would enjoy a home with a younger dog that wants to play with her. My dogs like her best when she is calm and cuddly as the photos show. She hasn’t had any accidents in a few days and has been good about chewing her own toys only, but except for nylabones and the like, she hasn’t met a toy that she can’t destroy. She has those razor sharp puppy teeth. So we have to be very careful watching her with plush toys. She loves chewing on them but we’ve had to retire many to the trash (which is maybe OK- we have a lot of old worn out plus toys). Once she has had a zoomies session, she naps very well so we can get other things done. And she still goes into her crate at 10pm with just a few treats to entice – and fill that little tummy- and she sleeps through the night until 7am without making a peep. Good girl Brooklyn!
December 5, 2020
Puppy Brooklyn continues to get more and more comfortable each day but foster mom thinks she is going to be a work in progress for quite some time, and that really she could go to the right adopter now so she makes all this progress in her furever home. If you are interested in her and have already been approved to adopt through Brookline, please make sure you get your volunteer to send you her placement questionnaire and read it carefully. If you’re not and she isn’t matched during he last call, check back as then we will be accepting apps for her from new families that are in our coverage area and potentially a good fit!
November 27, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving! Brooklyn continues to come out of her shell to show us her personality and her sillier side. She’s still rocking the crate in the bedroom at night, and doesn’t fuss much if we give her some time outs in the crate during the day to give the residents dogs a bit of a break or when we can’t watch her as she is in major chewing mode. She has lots of toys and is easy to redirect, but it also takes little effort for her to sneak and find something we’d rather she didn’t chew- the corner of a carpet, the ends of a throw blanket, etc… So she’s keeping us on our toes, but she is also bringing a lot of joy during the holiday.
Brooklyn is still not a great eater and I often find I have to babysit her while she eats to encourage her to finish. As she is starting to get more active (and less cat-like!) we expect her appetite to pick up though. Yesterday was the mildest weather and she seemed much happier to be outside. Whether it’s because she is starting to realize how much fun it is to run around outside or the warmer temps, we’re not sure, but we will find out since the temperature are slated to drop next week.
She LOVES the dogs and they are starting to play with her more, but there are also times when they are finding her to be a true pest. She’s doing her job as a typical puppy! Our youngest lab is 6, so no doubt Brooklyn might appreciate a younger fur sibling. At least once a day, she has the puppy crazies but they are fun to watch, and you’re guaranteed she’ll take a great nap afterwards.
Brooklyn needs some booster vaccines and then we hope to make her available. Please contact your volunteer if you have any questions about her and whether she’s the right pup for you.
November 22, 2020
Brooklyn had a big day and was much more active than the day before. She is already choosing to be outside her crate more than she is inside it, and she has decided that Maddie is her new big brother, but we’re still making sure she has crate time during the day so she doesn’t lose the skill. Again she was quiet as a mouse in her crate last night after just a whimper or two, and we had to wake her up at 7am. Brooklyn, do you not know you are a puppy and that this is one of the times in your life that you get a free pass for middle of the night pees?!
Brooklyn doesn’t have a huge appetite either, but I expect that to pick up as she gets more active. If I don’t mix some yogurt with her kibble, she turns her nose up at the offering. The same can’t be said for popcorn. She, along with the resident dogs, is a huge fan and she happily joined in on our popcorn and bored- I mean board- game afternoon.
One of Brooklyn’s favorite activities is cuddling and you can imagine that once she has gotten comfortable, it’s hard to deny her, so we’re spending a lot of time on the floor with her. Never mind that foster mom didn’t get out of her jammies until lunch time.
Brooklyn is still not a huge fan of the greater outdoors (I think a hawk could pick her up and carry her away!), but she was a little braver as long as she could be near one of the two legged or four legged bodies that were outside with her. And she’s very efficient about doing her business, but the only way she’s going outside for now is if we carry her out. Good thing she’s light. Tomorrow’s goals will be to hopefully get her to choose to go outside on her own steam.
November 21, 2020
Brooklyn came up from Mississippi yesterday with her brother Lars. She was found and rescued a couple of weeks ago by a Good Samaritan in Mississippi who found them living under an abandoned truck. The finder kept them for a few days and then contacted a local rescue who then contacted Brookline to see if we could take. Brooklyn was described to me as very shy and way smaller than her handsome big brother who she usually chose to hide behind; if she weighs more than 12 pounds, I’ll be surprised. I’m guessing Lars is more like 16 or 17 pounds. Brooklyn greeted me off the transport by pooping and peeing all over me, so we had a smelly ride back to Central PA, and she christened me again when I got her out of the crate in my back seat of my car. So naturally the first order of business was a warm bath. After that, she wasn’t too interested in going outside at all- can’t blame her since it was dark -and has been seeking safety in one of several crates I have set up in the house.
Because I really couldn’t get her to potty outside last night, I set her up in a larger crate in our bedroom and outfitted one end with newspaper as an impromptu outhouse. She didn’t make a peep of protest in the crate, but I awoke to the sound of crinkling newspaper at 2am. She was carefully tearing off strips of paper and making her own bed out of it. I helped her with her remodel and then we both went back to sleep until 7! The crate was clean this morning, and I took her outside to do her business, and she was very efficient (and has been every time we’ve gone out and then makes a beeline for the door to go back inside).
She has stopped shaking like a leaf and is eating pretty well as long as I mix some yogurt in with her kibble, but for now she is really uncertain about her new digs, and she really only wants to be in her crate, so we’re take things as slow as she needs us to. I did put a new stuffed animal in with her and she did cuddle with it almost immediately. My dogs are giving her a wide berth but if she comes up to them, they are being very sweet and calmly interacting with her. They are thinking that she is VERY different than the last pup we fostered who greeted them with a pounce and like they were her own personal jungle gym.
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