It has been our great pleasure to be Jedd’s Forever Family since Halloween
Jedd was rescued from a breeder farm in Ohio when he was a year old. When Jedd’s new owner couldn’t afford the expensive surgery to correct his cleft palate, she surrendered him to Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue, which secured a surgical fix for Jedd.
By the time we became Jedd’s forever family, he had healed and his palate was perfect (it’s kind of cute because sometimes it looks like he has a bit of an underbite). Because he didn’t get all of the nourishment he needed as a puppy, Jedd’s a little undersized for a Lab. That’s okay with us—we call him “fun-sized.”
Jedd has quickly become one of the pack. Within a week or so, he learned how to get along with our three cats. Now he and Joey the cat celebrate meal time by dancing around and playfully swatting at one another. It almost looks like they’re high-fiving one another. Jedd also loves hanging out with my dad while he feeds the horses that live in our barn. Sure, Jedd has a few quirks like munching on dry leaves like they’re potato chips and eating deer poop, but I guess we all have our idiosyncrasies.
The fact that we have found yet another rescue dog who’s such an awesome family pet says to me that it isn’t luck—rescue dogs are just really great dogs whose previous living situations were not the right fit for one reason or another.
I expect all of our dogs will be rescue dogs. We feel really great about having given perfectly good dogs in need of a new home a second (or third or fourth) chance. As they say, adopting one dog will not change the world, but it does change the world for that one dog.
Thanks again for connecting us with such a terrific dog!