Happy holiday weekend! If you’re looking for an extra-special something to fill your Easter basket with, look no further than the dogs at Orphans of the Storm® (even though the Chihuahuas are probably the only ones who would be able to fit in a basket)! There are some dogs who have been “passed over” far too many times since they first arrived at the shelter. All three of the ones below will need to be the only dogs in their home, but there’s nothing wrong with that! They deserve to get your undivided attention after spending all that time at the shelter.

Lex the seven-year-old Rottweiler mix doesn’t understand why he’s been at the shelter since 2006. Some of his good qualities include having an adorable face, loving to play, walking well on a leash, and being housebroken. Those sound like pretty desirable qualities to me! Lex is strong, which is what a Rottweiler is supposed to be, and can pull on the leash when he first gets let out. That shouldn’t be held against him, though. If you give him a chance to run off some energy, he’s a great walking companion. And if he finally has a home to wander around in and explore, he won’t have so much pent-up energy when he first gets outside. On your next visit to Orphans of the Storm®, stop by Lex’s kennel and see for yourself what a sweetheart he is.

Lex's adorable face

Molly the three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix is such a happy dog–and would be even happier in a new home with a new family! She is also a great walking companion, and a great companion overall. Molly has lots of love to give, as shown by her desire to cover your face in slobbery doggy kisses and climb into your lap. Wouldn’t you love to see that silly face every day? Being greeted by her wagging tail always puts a smile on my face when I pass by her kennel. Let her bring a smile to your life, too!

Molly is waiting for you!

Chewy, as you may remember, is a personal favorite of mine. If you have enough room in your house for one giant, eight-year-old black Lab, Chewy would be thrilled! After spending so much time in his kennel, any size home will seem like a mansion to him. This dog may seem too big to handle when you first see him, but after you take him outside you will see how calm and gentle he is. He is an absolute joy to walk on a leash, sticking right to your side like a good Lab. He loves to sit right next to you, rest his head in your lap, and let you scratch his ears. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, older dogs have a lot of great attributes. Take Chewy for a walk and let him show you all of his wonderful traits!

Chewy Black Labrador Retriever 2

Chewy is ready for his "furever" home

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