Yesterday, Foster Andrea received the best Mother’s Day gift.  I finalized her adoption with Oakley, now Aspen.  Many thanks to the volunteers who played a part in getting her off the farm and into a loving home!

Andrea had the following to say:
Fostering a dog is a beautiful journey filled with hope, love, and a promise of a bright future. When we welcomed this sweet 11 week old, friendly pup into our home with the intention of providing temporary care, little did we know that our lives were about to change in ways we never imagined.

From the moment the tiny bundle of fur trotted into our lives, her wagging tail and gentle demeanor stole our hearts. It didn’t take long for her to win over not only our affection but also that of our resident dog, Hudson, and everyone who crossed her path. Aspen was the epitome of a perfect foster dog—cute, friendly, and well-behaved.

As days turned into weeks, we found ourselves falling deeper in love with her. Every day brought new adventures and moments of pure joy. She seamlessly integrated into our family, forming an inseparable bond with our resident dog and bringing a sense of completeness to our home that we hadn’t realized was missing.

After matching our first foster with her forever family, the thought of saying goodbye to Aspen, of letting go of this precious soul who had brought so much light into our lives, filled us with a profound sense of sadness. We wrestled with conflicting emotions and the undeniable love we felt for her.

In the end, we made a decision that some may view as a failure—we decided to keep her. Despite our initial intentions of just fostering, we couldn’t bear the thought of parting ways with her. Aspen had become an integral part of our family, and the thought of letting her go felt unthinkable.

And so, our journey took an unexpected turn. What started as a temporary fostering arrangement blossomed into a lifelong commitment. Our “failure” as foster dog parents became our greatest blessing—a decision fueled by love, compassion, and the undeniable bond we shared with her.

While our journey may not have followed our original path, we wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, sometimes the greatest successes come from what others perceive as failures. #fosterfail #proudfailures #lablove

If you are interested in adopting a Lab from our Rescue, please visit our website, www.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 email to our Rescue at info@brooklinelabrescue.org

Even if you are not ready to adopt, you can still help us help our Labs!

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 here: https://brooklinelabrescue.org/getinvolved/donate/. Donations are accepted via PayPal or you can mail a check to: Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 638, Warrington, PA 18975-0638