As a part of our somewhat recent move to PA, we had promised, not one, but TWO
dogs to our 3 girls (ages 17,12 and 7) post move. After having a Golden Retriever
previously, I was happy to find a breeder and go that route. However, our girls had
other ideas and really wanted to adopt. Shortly after moving in, our first dog, Sadie,
a spunky border collie/lab mix, was adopted as an approximately 11 week old
puppy. Once we got past the puppy stage with her and realizing that she would love
a 4-legged friend, we began discussion of a 2nd dog. I still really wanted a dog with
the easy going, laid back personality of a Golden, but our daughters really wanted to
adopt again. After doing some research, I came across Brookline Lab Rescue and felt
that this was the perfect answer – Labs typically have a similar personality of a
Golden and we could rescue at the same time! Plus, we didn’t really want to start
with a young puppy again, and many of the dogs from Brookline were past that
After our family interview with Dee, our Brookline volunteer, and subsequent
approval, Dee began sending us evaluations of several dogs who would be coming
up for adoption. It was great to get a preview into each potential dog’s personality,
and with YoYo, we got exactly how the evaluation described him – a very sweet,
sometimes clingy, aim-to-please yellow lab.
From the first day, it felt like YoYo was always a part of our family. He and Sadie
really hit it off, and when Sadie puts him in his place, he doesn’t seem to mind and
will either (a) respect her and walk away or (b) ignore her and continue doing what
he wants. His favorite way to antagonize her is to scoop up as many of the toys in his
mouth as he can and walk around with them hanging out of his mouth, trying to
encourage her to take one from him. A game of keep-away or tug-of-war often
ensues at this point. His favorite part of the day in the beginning was rolling around
in the water on top of the pool cover. Now that the pool cover is off, he loves a swim
to cool off.
YoYo keeps us all laughing at his antics and we are so happy to have
added this fun-loving pup to our family.
If you are interested in adopting a Lab from Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue, please visit our Web site, 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 e-mail to our Rescue at email@example.com
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. Donations are accepted via PayPal or you can mail a check to: Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 638, Warrington, PA 18976-0638