Mar 4 2011

Meet Harlan!

Looking for an adorable dog?  Looking for a dog that not only can act like a puppy at the age of 3, but also has grown up doggie manners, too?  Hi, I’m Harlen, and I’m a 43 pound, young, handsome and very energetic black lab mix searching for my forever home.  I was a lottery winner awhile back, when Wayside decided to find someone that was willing to foster me.  I have a great foster dad who loves having me in his life, but he also so wants me to find my forever home.

Let’s get a few things out on the table right now.  I’m housebroken, I’m very friendly and playful, I’m a cuddly teddy bear, and I’m never crated in the house – I stay alone (well, with my foster brother) all day while my dad is at work.  We’ve got a doggie door to let ourselves out to the back yard whenever we need to during the day.  The back yard is fenced in (3-4 foot chain link), and I haven’t even attempted to jump.  Life is too sweet where I am!  My foster brother is a 60 pound 5 year old border collie mix.  I just love to play, and I like to spend my time trying to get him to play with me.   I’ll bounce around in front of him, play bowing, waggin’ my tail, hoping against hope that he will want to spend time wrestling around with me.    I would do the same thing with your dog probably, so it would be great if you had a doggie pal that loves to play, too.

I get to the off leash park for exercise when the weather is nice.  I love to race around and burn off that extra lab energy that I have stored up inside.  At night,  I love to follow my foster dad around and spend as much time with him as possible.  Once we get to cuddle time, well, it is like a little slice of heaven.   I also give lots of doggie kisses, and I’m not the least bit bashful about bestowing my licks on you.  When it is time for bed, I like to sleep on the floor next to his bed each night knowing that he is close by, and if he needs me, I’ll be there for him.

The perfect home for me would be one that has older kids and/or adults who are active and want to make their dog into a valued member of the family.   I would love to have daily walks or time at the off leash park.  Since I’m still young, getting exercise is important to me.  I would like to have plenty of rawhides and indestructible toys to chew on since as you probably know, labs love to chew!  I want a family that likes to cuddle, too, because I’m all about givin’ and receivin’ the love.  I’m a boy that just enjoys life, and I make everything fun.

Do I sound like the boy for you?  If so, please contact Wayside Waifs to ask about setting up a time to meet me.  Believe me, I think I’m worth the time.  I want my own family so much – I hope you will want me?

Love from Harlen

Jan 27 2010

Meet Brewster!



Hi, I’m Brewster, and I’m a 1 1/2 year-old male, lab mix of a dog without a home of my very own yet.  Why you ask?  Because my perfect, forever family is out there somewhere, but they just don’t know about me yet.  So, I’m going to tell you all that you need to know, and maybe you will finally find me.  My foster mom is extremely proud of the dog I have become at her house.  Who wouldn’t be – once you get to know me better?

Handsome doesn’t even begin to describe my looks.  Brains are there too!  Exuberance personified.  Did I hear you ask if I’m crate trained?  Yup, I am!  Housebroken? True dat.  Loving and giving to a fault, and I am not ashamed to admit that I have a real soft, sensitive side that is just beginning to emerge.  I can dish out plenty of doggie kisses, I can lie by your feet while you read, I am quite the couch potato, and I’m willing to be a foot warmer in bed at night, if you decide you want one.

I’m a lover of just about everything life has to offer- introducing myself to people of all ages, a good game of tug of war, playing with dogs and puppies of all shapes and sizes, belly rubs, any type of treats you have, fluffy blankets and soft doggy beds, swimming, and peanut butter kongs.

I will need at least a 6 foot fence and a big back yard to play in since I’m an energetic and athletic guy.  I’d love if you had another dog for me to play with, but if you don’t, we can still make our relationship work.  I’ll just need an extra walk, a run or some extended play time at the park. 

I am very smart and I learn quickly.  If you don’t want me to do something, just tell me – I understand about rules and regulations.  I’d love it if you would adopt me, and we could do some Wayside training classes together.  The skill I would most like to learn about is how to walk perfectly on a leash.

Now I just have to ask- could you be my forever loving family?  I hope I get a chance to meet you.  Please call Wayside to schedule an appointment, or email

Written by Brewster the Dog

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