HURRAY for Howser (profiled in an earlier post) because this lucky dog has been ADOPTED!!! My goal is to be able to say that about ALL the dogs I write about. Help make it happen!


October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” so Orphans of the Storm® has several events this weekend. Come out, enjoy the beautiful autumn weather, and meet some great dogs!

  • Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-4pm — Open House at Animal Medical Center of Skokie (8343 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077) — Meet adoptable dogs and cats, tour the facility, eat some yummy grilled food, and go home with a goody bag.
  • Saturday, October 22nd, 9am-12pm — Make a Difference Day (Indian Hill Train Station parking lot, corner of Green Bay Road and Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093) — Donate items and supplies to help needy families and animals. Visit for more information.
  • Sunday, October 23rd, 11am-3:30pm — Didier Farms’ Pumpkin Festival (corner of Aptakisic and Buffalo Grove Roads, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089) — Meet more amazing dogs and cute kittens at the Orphans of the Storm® tent, and pick out your last-minute pumpkin while you’re at it.


If you have an adoption success story (i.e. you adopted the best dog ever) from your experience with Orphans of the Storm®, please feel free to leave a comment so others can read about it and be even more inspired to adopt!

2 responses »

  1. Jill says:

    I have adopted 3 dogs from Orphans…And will adopt all future dogs from there. I live in Wisconsin now but will travel to Orphans as they are the best shelter.

    My latest dog Mabel, was 8 when I adopted her, what I joy to adopt an older dog. Already trained, and housebroken. Plus past the puppy chewing.

    • AmyS says:

      Wonderful! I’m sure your dogs greatly appreciated you giving them a second chance at a loving home. And those are excellent reasons to adopt an older dog! Thank you!

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