Ennis Silver Labrador Retriever Male ~6 Years Old ID#3248

Silver Labrador RetrieverMeet Ennis!  He is a very handsome and big (116lbs) silver Labrador that was at BVSPCA as a stray.  Ennis is now in a Brookline foster home settling into living in a home.  Please read from the bottom up to learn more about his time in foster care.

March 31, 2024

We take Ennis everywhere with us.  He loves to go for rides and loves just being in a vehicle in general.  He will just lay down when we let him in the car or truck, so even if we are just running an errand or picking up something at the store, “N” will ride along.  He loves to go to work and get attention from anyone.  He also loves to walk on the battlefield.  Silver Labrador Retriever Silver Labrador RetrieverWe are working on having him outside with us not on leash and he is doing very well.  When he starts to wander, he generally stops when you call his name and returns with simple “come here good boy”.  Still working on staying off the furniture and on preventing the counter surfing.  He is food driven so we keep the counters clear so as not to tempt him.
Silver Labrador RetrieverEnnis will do best with an active family that loves to keep him moving and have him with them.  He will just lay around and sleep if left on his own.  He loves to play but will generally not initiate it on his own so someone to motivate him to want to be active would be great.

March 3, 2024

Ennis had a very full day today.  First, he got a bath at one of our local pet shops. Silver Labrador RetrieverThen he went to college and visited with our daughter and son. Silver Labrador RetrieverThen he came home and crashed, (as you can see, our trying to train him to stay off the furniture is going well, LOL)

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March 1, 2024

Ennis is doing well.  He was to the vet last week.  He has some minor issues we are treating him for.  The worse is a skin infection in his paw pads of his right rear foot. He gets a topical med for that once a day.  He is eating and drinking well.  Likes to go for rides in the car.  He goes everywhere with Rob, even spends time in the office.  We are working on “lay down” and still working on keeping him out of the garbage.  He loves to have his ears, head and belly rubbed. Likes to play tug of war and will occupy himself for long periods with his “treat ball”.  It is awesome to see his tail wagging a lot now., We will post more pictures soon.

February 17, 2024

Ennis is doing very well.  He received his care package and loves the bones and squeaky raccoon toy. Silver Labrador RetrieverHe is not afraid of the vacuum or our robot vacuum.  He just goes about his business and lets the robot vacuum around him.

His skin and coat continue to improve.  He still loves his tennis balls and plays with them multiple times a day. Silver Labrador RetrieverHe has gone into the office with Rob a couple of times and loves meeting new people and exploring.

We have a vet appointment on Friday to check on his minor cough and possible allergy issues. The main issue with this gentle Giant is he steals my favorite chair!Silver Labrador Retriever

February 11, 2024

Ennis is still settling in.  He is very attentive to his surroundings when around home and family members.  His skin and coat issue seems to be getting better slowly.  We do give him skin and coat supplement treats.  He will eat from our hands but does not like to eat his food out of his bowl.  We switched brands of food but that made no difference.  He subtly changes every day as he gets more comfortable. silver labrador retriever

February 8, 2024

Ennis is a silver lab believed to be around 5 to 6 years old.  Some of his characteristics may indicate that he is a bit younger, perhaps around 3 years old.  He is believed to have been picked up as a stray.  He has very dry skin and coat issues.  We have started him on skin and coat supplements and special food.  We are hoping his skin and coat issues begin to clear up after a few weeks.  We also started him on some joint supplement In an effort to stave off joint issues for him later in life in dogs his size.  Ennis is a large lab weighing in at a whopping 116 lbs.Silver Labrador RetrieverHe walks well on, and off leash and he is adjusting well to our home.  He seems very happy and content.  He starting to pay attention to his surrounding at home as if claiming them.  We have discovered that he does in fact chase and fetch tennis balls, at least in the yard.  He has not brought them directly back yet but we are confident he will get there.  He played for about 20 minutes, and he tired out. Silver Labrador Retriever Silver Labrador RetrieverWe are able to feed him by hand.  Pull his food away at anytime while he eats and generally fuss with him without any reaction on his part.  He loves to have his ear, neck and rear end rubbed.  He will walk over and lay his head on your lap to tell you he wants pets.  He will come, most of the time, sit, stay, and shake especially for treats.  He is quite the lovable behemoth.  We are very impressed with the way he has opened up after only one day.  He has tried on a few occasions to play with the cats but they are not there yet.

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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 Website, 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.

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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 brooklinelabrescue.org/get-involved/donate/. Donations are accepted via PayPal or you can mail a check to Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue.

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