These dogs no longer have to worry about getting a little muddy! There is a fresh layer of hay in the runs, and the dogs love burying their noses in it.

Bandit is a super-cute five-year-old Labrador Retriever mix who was very happy to go for a walk around the property today. Like our friend Stitch, Bandit would do well with a taller fence around his future yard. He led the way on our walk today, doing lots of exploring.

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Bandit on our walk

Although Bandit has lots of energy, he stopped next to me when I sat down on the bench so I could pet him. He led us to both ends of the property and stopped at the gates leading to the outside world, eagerly hoping that we could go for a longer walk. It was hard to tell him that it would have to wait for another day.

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Bandit's lovely profile

Bandit is ready to find a new buddy to love! Will it be you? Visit Orphans of the Storm® and take him for a stroll.

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Bandit sniffing in the hay

Horatio has a big name for a little dog. He is a four-year-old Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix with tufts of fluffy gray hair on his otherwise brindle face, and he was incredibly excited to come outside with me.

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Horatio in the hay

Being part Italian Greyhound, this little guy can run! He enjoyed chasing after the tennis ball, but wasn’t so interested in bringing it back. He loved bounding around inside the run and would come back to check in with me every so often.

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Horatio sprinting

This little guy is perfect for someone who wants big-dog energy in a little-dog body. Horatio is small enough to pick up (but not too small), but is more than happy to romp and play with you. You’ll be sure to stop and say hello to him because he’s too adorable to walk past!

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Horatio's adorable face

Max is a new arrival to Orphans of the Storm®, and he has a sad story with a hopefully happy ending. This eight-year-old German Shepherd mix was adopted four years ago, but his family grew too big to have enough time or space for him anymore. This sweetheart deserves another chance with a new family who knows they will be able to take care of him for the rest of his life!

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Max investigating the hay

Max was jumping up and down inside his kennel when he saw me approach, but calmed down as soon as he was let out on a leash. He walked well without pulling too much, and it’s obvious that he’s well-trained and knows how to be a perfect pet.

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My new buddy Max

Even though he’s eight years old, he doesn’t show any signs of old age—except for his calm demeanor. He’s one of the best fetch partners I’ve ever had: he not only brought the ball back to me, but dropped it right in between my feet and waited patiently for me to lean over, pick it up, and throw it again.

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What a handsome boy Max is!

We also had some very nice downtime together. He sat on the bench next to me and it was like we were just relaxing on a couch, watching TV. His face was just a few inches from mine as I pet him, and we enjoyed each other’s company. He’s already trained, already past his rowdy puppy stage, and all ready to find his new forever home! Please don’t walk past this absolute sweetie just because of his age; he’ll make you fall in love with him in a matter of minutes if you give him the chance.

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Max ready for his close-up

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  1. Amy, Great picks this week. All three would make wonderful additions to any family!

  2. [...] a two-year-old Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier mix, and she is currently sharing a kennel with Bandit. Craig and I took the two of them out together for some exercise, and they got along great, so both [...]

  3. [...] she gains a little more weight and finishes growing. She’s currently sharing her kennel with Bandit and would happily walk next to him while we were out and about, so she could do well in a home with [...]

  4. [...] dogs at Orphans of the Storm®–What are you waiting for?!) She is currently rooming with Bandit and gets along great with him, so she could do well in a home with or without another [...]

  5. [...] Bandit and Lilly were both willing to brave the cold and come for a walk with me this time, [...]

  6. [...] Bandit and Lilly also got the chance to stretch their legs and play in the run. Orphans of the Storm® now [...]

  7. [...] of course, I took out my buddies Bandit the Labrador Retriever mix and Lilly the Labrador Retriever/Shar Pei mix. Why are they still at the [...]

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