Here is a belated St. Patrick’s Day post! These past two weeks, so many lucky dogs have found their new forever homes. Their humans will consider themselves lucky too, for adopting such wonderful dogs.

There are still many dogs who have waited more than their fair share of time to find a new family to love, though. Let’s revisit a couple dogs who I met on my first few visits to the shelter, who just happen to have Irish-related names 🙂

Shamrock was the first dog I spent time with on my first visit to Orphans of the Storm®, so of course I feel a special attachment to her. She’s a beautiful American Staffordshire Terrier mix who also might have some Australian Cattle Dog in her. That brindle fur is so soft! You’ll just want to sit and pet her all day long, which I’m sure she would enjoy.

This six-year-old has, unfortunately, spent most of her life at the shelter. Even so, she seems very well-behaved. Although she had the initial burst of energy that most dogs understandably have when they first are let out of their kennel, she was a much better walker on the way back and was perfectly happy to let me put the leash on and take it back off.

Shamrock needs a little extra luck so she can find a family to join. Help by spreading the word and visiting her at the shelter!

Shamrock American Staffordshire Terrier

Shamrock, waiting for her lucky day!

Emerald is another Orphans of the Storm® long-timer who I spent time with on my second visit. When she arrived at the shelter with a litter of puppies, the puppies all got scooped up and adopted right away. What about Emerald? Adult dogs want to be part of a loving family just as much as puppies do!

Emerald is full of love and affection. An eight-year-old Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier mix, she is a happy dog with a wagging tail. She came when called, and liked to put her front paws up on my arms so we were nice and close. She loved getting her belly rubbed and her chin scratched. Even though she’s a little too big to fit, she attempted to climb into my lap to be even closer.

Emerald’s puppies were lucky to get adopted so quickly. I’d say it’s about time for Emerald to have some luck brought her way. Bring her out to one of the off-leash runs and you’ll see just how lucky you’d be to have her as part of your family.

Emerald Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier

Emerald is ready for some good luck to come her way!

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