Orphans of the Storm® dogs (and a few kittens!) were part of the Glenview Street Sale on Saturday, June 30th. This annual event always draws large crowds, even when it’s 90 degrees and sunny! That meant lots of exposure for the pooches and the shelter as a whole. There were four dogs and four kittens who were working the crowd on Saturday, and they’re all eager to find their new home!
The first dog I saw when I arrived at the shelter’s booth was Balto, an eight-year-old Shepherd mix. This big boy is so laidback and gentle. Balto was the lucky dog who got to spend most of his time in the kiddie pool that was set up to keep them cool–and he would sometimes cool off the people petting him by getting up and shaking all the water off his fur!
The next dog I said hello to was Blitz, the five-year-old Chihuahua mix who I spent some time with at the shelter a few weeks ago. He was staying in the shade to keep cool, but walked around the booth to say hello to all the visitors. Blitz‘s big ears are as cute as ever!
Seven the four-year-old Terrier mix just wants to be loved. It was hard to get a picture of Seven because he kept following me whenever I backed up to take a picture. He thinks that getting pet is better than getting his picture taken, understandably. This little guy is super cute and super friendly. He would make a great lapdog to snuggle with!
Papito is a black Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is less than a year old. Being a puppy, he was the most energetic dog at the booth. He got to go for walks up and down the sidewalk (always staying in the shade, of course). When anyone came up to pet him, Papito greeted them with a wagging tail and happily sat down at their feet to get a nice pat.
The four kittens got to stay in the shade under the booth’s roof. Kittens are adorable, of course, but don’t forget that there are lots (and lots) of adult cats at Orphans of the Storm® waiting for their “purrfect” home. If you’re interested in adding one (or more) cats to your home, make Orphans of the Storm® your first stop!
For those of you who have already adopted your pooch from Orphans of the Storm®, join the shelter during Deerfield’s 4th of July parade on Wednesday! What better way to spend your holiday than showing off your wonderful shelter pet for the entire town to see? For more information, check out the shelter’s Facebook page! Don’t forget to wear your Orphans of the Storm® gear to let everyone know where you adopted your best friend!