|Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue
Helping Labs Find Their Fur-Ever Homes
him in two very directions. Around the time that he was 4 his previous owner found him in Atlantic City. He
was living in a car in the parking lot of one of the casinos and being taken care of by a homeless man.
This really was not the best of situations for such a big boy so off he went to live with this new family. He
now had the comforts of home, toys, dog food at a regular time, snacks on demand and most importantly
was warm and dry. At night he would sleep downstairs on what was known as "Andy's sofa" and he was
definitely part of the family.
After spending a little over 4 years with his family Andy's life took another drastic turn. In the beginning of
this year his family was informed that the rented house where they lived was going to be sold by the
owner. The family looked in vain for another rental property that would allow a pet the size of Andy. Some
places would accept a small guy but Andy was anything but small; he was at least 115 pounds. His size
caused a dilemma there was a deadline for the family. They had to find a new location to live and could
not find housing that would be willing to accept Andy in the lease. That is when Brookline was contacted.
The family waited as close to the end of their move before sending Andy to a Brookline foster home. They
knew giving up Andy was a really difficult decision but it was the best for everyone involved. They knew that
Brookline would take good of him and try their best to get him another great home. While the volunteers
searched for his new home Andy spent a few months in a great foster home that he shared with his foster
mom and his newly acquired fur siblings. A family did come forward they wanted Andy but it was not
meant to be. It was right about the same time that the Andy's diagnosis was revealed.
that Andy was in our care he was able to win the hearts of many of the
volunteers with his personality and easy demeanor. Andy liked everybody; all
ages, all genders and anyone that came in contact with Andy would reciprocate
the feeling toward him. Andy was on his way to his last forever home when it
was noticed that he was having a lot of problems with his hind leg. Well off to
diagnosis but it turned out that he had a deteriorating and incurable disease. So
at the young age of 8 Andy crossed the rainbow bridge and is now is painlessly
frolicking with his friends that had previously crossed over
.Andy was one BIG boy and thankfully, very mellow. His appearance was that of
a big black cuddly bear with gorgeous brown eyes. His life was one that took