Gabriel FKA as Neo Chocolate Labrador Retriever Male 1 Year Old ID #2901

March 19, 2021

Meet Gabrielchocolate labrador retriever

Poor Gabriel was found curled up in the garage of a family in MS, and his leg was badly injured.  Thankfully they got him to the vet and on meds, but it was determined the best course of action was to amputate his left front leg because there was no way to save it.  At the same time a group of concerned folks in MS worked on raising the funds for his medical care and finding a rescue for him.  And that’s where Brookine came into the picture.  Brookline was more than happy to help this boy with his happily ever after story.

Gabriel amazed us all at how quickly he adjusted to being a tripod.chocolate labrador retriever

He was probably super relieved not to be in pain anymore, and he had no trouble getting around or hopping up onto a bed or car. Gabriel stayed with his amazing foster family in MS until he recovered from the surgery and put on some needed pounds and got all his vaccines for transport.

March 15, 2021

He has been through a lot but his demeanor is beyond positive, he is a gentle giant (at 55 lbs) with a lot of patience. So far, we have discovered the following:chocolate labrador retriever

-Now can drink and eat out of an elevator feeder

-Very receptive to the sit command (I have been working on this prior to each feeding) its day 5 and he has mastered the sit command!chocolate labrador retriever

-Does very well in the car- he has perfect manners in the car environment

-Has shown no specific meeting issues when it comes to different people (male or female)

– We are taking our time building the relationship with my current dogs and Gabriel. This is not due to any issues other than making sure we are building their bonds the right way. They first were able to smell each other’s scent in the backyard, introduce themselves through the door and have been in proximity to each other. Observing Gabriel within the 2nd meeting interaction I do find a bit of hesitation with other doggies around his phantom leg, not to worry we are taking our time to provide him the security he needs for a more positive interactions.

-He is perfect around my cat, Gandolfi. At first, he ignored his presence and kept his head down, but now he makes eye contact and addresses the cat and goes about his business!

-He goes to bathroom now on command when out in the yard

– He did have his vet visit and we have discovered his paw on his front leg needs some resting, once I get the clear on more movement, we will be working on learning about play toys example: tennis ball.

Also he loves snuggling and will sleep a bit in bed till you fall asleep and then return to his bed.


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