Mya is settling into her forever home. Her eye is healed from her second surgery, and it looks almost 100 % normal.

She loves her new sister Ginger. They spend their days playing or napping next to each other.

After work and weekend are her favorite times !!  As soon as she hears words like park, hike,  beach walk her whole face lights up and she is totally ready to go on an adventure.

The weekend adventures to new places are her favorite she is always the 1st one in the car .

Mya’s new mom has found an amazing “cool dog” and hiking buddy .Yellow Labrador Retriever                                                     


As we reach the anniversary date of adopting Ginger, I just wanted to give you an update on how our sweet girl has progressed. Ginger’s foster, prior to placement in our home, was able to bring Ginger to a place where she was ready to try to trust new people. I am forever grateful for Ginger’s foster mom and to Brookline Labs.  It was a stressful transition for Ginger, however our dog Crash took on the responsibility of showing Ginger the ropes and making her feel safe and welcome very quickly.
Over the course of the past year, Ginger has come a long way. She is still very shy with people and sometimes overwhelmed with new experiences. We have learned to do activities at Ginger’s pace. Crash has learned this too. Ginger loves her daily walks and trips to the beach. Ginger loves meeting new dog friends. Ginger loves her puzzles and has finally shown her incredible intelligence to her family.  Ginger can get into trouble when she gets bored, hence the daily puzzles and walks. She loves her tennis balls and she loves to swim.  She has learned the commands stay and wait, but we are still working on sit and down as Ginger does not like these commands and can be very stubborn. Lol. Ginger has quite the personality now that she has more confidence.
Ginger has made tremendous strides, has learned to trust certain people and has confidence in her routine. There are still days when she struggles and she still has a long way to go to be a fully confident pup, but Crash will stay by her side as she continues to learn and trust. We love our Sweet Ginger.

Tabitha #2 (now Lola)

2 dogs sleeping on a dog bed together Lola and Marcy outside together

I wanted to send you and the Brookline Rescue group a huge THANK YOU!!! I can not express how thrilled I am that I was able to adopt Lola. She is everything I thought she would be!! I truly LOVE her. I am so appreciative of everyone that was involved in her rescue. She is doing great with her new fur brother and sister. I want to give a shout out to the Rescue for making my experience from start to finish most pleasurable. I am so thankful Brookline takes the time to interview, check references, etc and go through the process as they do. I wanted to give a special thanks to you as if it weren’t for you, I would not have been given the opportunity to be approved to adopt Lola. It has been great working with you and I know our Lola connection will not end here. I wanted to also thank Lola’s foster mom who cared for her the last few months and has always been available when I have had questions. There are so many labs that need to be rescued and I know Brookline is doing their share to help. I am so impressed with the Rescue that I would like to help/volunteer in any capacity that is needed. I am so grateful to have a Brookline Rescue Lab!! I wanted to send some pictures of Lola with her new brother and sister.

3 dogs on the stairs smiling

Fudge #2

Two Girls Hanging Out for The Day by Beauty and Fudge

Hi, Lab Lovers. We are Beauty and Fudge. We live in the country with two nice senior citizens. Beauty came to our family in 2021 and Fudge has been here for about two months. Our new family lives in the country with lots of things to see and smell. Our home is surrounded by lots of trees, small critters, and an occasional human walking or driving by.
Both of us lived on a farm before we got our new home. We had lots of puppies. Our new mom and dad told us those days are over! They told us we are “retired,” just like them. It is quiet and peaceful in our neighborhood. We each have our own bed, though Beauty likes to sleep with our mom before she settles into her bed. It’s funny…we are fed twice a day like clockwork, we go out for walks several times a day, get our nails done, have spa days…it’s great! Mom tells Dad that he gives us too many treats but Dad says he can’t resist our love “eyes.” Best of all we can have scratches, belly rubs, cuddle, and pets all day long. Dad says we hit the jackpot. We sure did.
A lady named Val helped to get us off the farm and to our new home. A lady named Liz also helped Beauty. We learned soon after we got here that two other ladies, Jan and Karen, helped Tootsie and Twila to live here until they crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Sometimes Mom and Dad call us by the wrong names. That’s ok. We know how much they love us.

Marley #14

Marley would like to thank everyone from the rescue and kennel who helped her get to her forever home! She has been here about 2 months and now lives with another former Brookline farm dog and a 15 year old lab. She got along fine right from the start with our older lab and it took her and our younger lab a week or so to accept living together but now they are thick as thieves! Marley is loving life in a home and thrives on having a daily routine and consistency. As it seems with a lot of other former farm dogs, she has some quirks but she is very smart and is treat/praise motivated and listens well. She has learned some basic commands, is whistle trained and knows to wait for her food. She has always been pretty good on a leash. She is a work in progress on curbing her desire to steal dinner off the kitchen counters (partly our fault if we are still leaving food out😄) and also in meeting new people, especially men. They generally scare her. She is getting used to the men that regularly visit us. This will take time and patience (and lots of treats) and we continually work with her. She loves women and generally warms up to them quickly. She loves being with us and she loves being outside. She is a big goofball and fits in perfectly with our family. We enjoy working with her to help her further acclimate to house life! We are so happy that we have her here. Marley makes us laugh every day!

Ashley #4

Ashley (who is now known lovingly as Potato) has settled into our little family beautifully over the past few months. Potato was very shy and nervous at first – she was afraid to go upstairs to her bed in our bedroom and mainly kept to her crate. Her crate is still her happy place, but she also loves to explore more of the house now!
We’re still working on how to interact with other dogs. We’ve made a few friends, but most dogs still get a very nervous and aggressive-sounding reaction so we have to be careful. But we’re going to school to learn how to behave nicely – it seems to be working!
Our favorite thing about Potato is watching her learn how to play and be a dog. She had no idea what to do with toys when she first came home. Now, she is a cold-blooded toy destroyer! She loves anything that squeaks and has even figured out to play fetch – both with us and by herself! If she wants to play but we’re busy doing something else, she’ll grab her squeaky ball and whip it out of her mouth toward the door so it bounces and rolls across the room. She is quite the smarty!
We’re so lucky to have been matched with our sweet Potato. She is so full of love and we have lots of love to give to her, too! Thank you Brookline, for bringing us together!
Danny, Ashling, and Potato


Luna #6

Since first seeing Luna and her story, the connection just felt strong and I knew she needed to be with us. I reached out to Brookline and completed all of the paperwork, etc…The screening process that Brookline does is just remarkable. I was able to first meet Sue, who I can’t say enough great things about. She had the best interest of Luna at heart and wanted to make sure this would be a good fit for all of us. Sue I can’t thank you enough for your passion, professionalism and heart doing what you do.

I never thought I would be a dog Mom, never mind “that” Lab Mom….Luna is almost 10 year old and she has a sister who is also almost 10. Her name is Pearl and she is a silver lab. We met Luna, her foster mom Katie, foster grandma and Sue met on July 17, 2022. Luna was timid but overall seemed ok. Luna and Pearl liked each other but also were independent and each did their own thing. Katie was just so reassuring and gave me some background and tips, especially that Luna has a sweet tooth…rice krispy treats and also marshmallows…which all hold true still today, except X 2, Pearl now has the same sweet tooth! Luna walked with me and we were able to get her into the truck. Katie said to expect that Luna will lay on the floor of the back seat, while Pearl hangs out the window.

We got Luna home and she was definitely scared but also a little inquisitive. She ate and took treats, went outside in yard and found her spot to sleep and be in her comfort zone.

Every day, we have seemed to have progress with Luna. In the past Luna was not good with men, teenagers or anyone who wore hoodies. The only thing that seems to be still an issue is when someone is in a hoody. She barks. So, the men thing, well she likes her Dad more than me, I can’t deny it but it is totally true. She goes to him, gives him kisses, etc. She does like her Mommy as she always has to be in sight of me, but not always sure of me. Sometimes will walk with me in the harness, other times will want nothing to do with me. Luna is definitely her own person. Luna loves to be where Pearl is, doesn’t matter if it is in the office when Mom is working or outside on deck at shore just hanging out.

As far as the rides in the truck, well, now we have 2 labs that hang out the window and sit on each side of the truck. It is so darn cute and she looks like she is just enjoying every minute of it.

Luna is now a dog who likes the shore, actually goes in the water a bit, which foster mom Katie said was a big step forward. Luna loves getting a bath on the deck at the shore house in Wildwood or the front porch at home. If Pearl does it first, Luna waits for her turn.

Luna wasn’t fond of steps, well that isn’t true anymore! She does steps, lays on the landing while Mom works, she even has slept upstairs. We did get her in bed a couple times and she stayed the entire night! She jumped down in the morning!

Her personality is quirky, she is still skittish but seems to be settled when in her home environment. Luna loves to be with one of us and if Mom leaves, sits by the window or door looking for her, until she comes home. Luna has had some accidents here and there and an ear infection, which she allowed us to do the drops, with no problems. Her new special treat that she loves is Dog Ice Cream! Luna even picks it up and has started using her paws to hold.

It’s only been a little over 90 days that we all became a family. In those 90 days, Luna has not only grew and changed, but so have all of us. We are definitely the lucky ones and it has opened me up to rescue. My first pet was Pearl, so having Luna as my first rescue and an older dog, just shows that even newer pet parents can do it. Thank you Brookline for giving us an opportunity but also giving us a blessing in having Luna as part of our family!

Tracey, Bob, Pearl and Luna


Hello Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue and a great thank you for my furever family!

Tuuk (#3023) here.  I need to tell everyone that it’s pronounced Tuck as they get it wrong!

I had just turned one, when Dave and Rose came to see me.  Thought it wasn’t love at first sight, me not them, I quickly came to realize just how well off my life would be.  Just like my predecessor, Ashley, another Brookline rescue, we live on 70 acres of woods with lots of trails and a small stream.

What can I say?  I live the life of a Labrador!  After my breakfast, I get an hour long walk sans leash in the woods on our many trails.  WOW what smells and chipmunks to chase too!


Mom’s a Master Gardener and is in the process of designing a moon garden.  I, of course, am on guard duty while she’s working on it.


Dad leads day hikes for the Alpine Club of Williamsport. I should say we lead those hikes as  I’m always along to make sure we don’t get lost.  Hey lady is that phone is edible?


I must admit I do have trouble reading a map and leave that to dad!


I just turned two and mom and dad didn’t forget to celebrate my birthday.  Oh, while I didn’t get any people cake, the Kong was stuffed with dog friendly treats.  Can you make out the two candles?


I’m one hundred percent energy.  I can hike with dad for 8-10 miles, but I do know how to relax.


So, what’s the future hold?  All I can say is much more.  Dad’s co-writing a hiking guide for the Friends of Worlds End State Park.  We’ll be going on a lot of hikes for research.  I think it’s more to walk me!   What do you think?  Mom will be working on her garden so I’ll be involved there too.


A very lucky,


PS.  Don’t think you’ll get a repeat of my name!