Happy belated Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for this year? The pooches of Orphans of the Storm® would certainly be thankful to find their new “furever” home with a loving family. Here are some you should meet on your next visit!

Charlie the four-year-old Mountain Feist mix is a real sweetie. Haven’t heard of a Feist before? Me, neither! They’re mostly found in the Appalachian region, but Charlie found his way north to Riverwoods! Charlie has the looks and personality of a Terrier: cute, smaller than many other breeds, lots of energy, and, most importantly, lots of love.

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Charlie’s adorable face

Charlie was leading the way on our walk and sniffing every which way. When he noticed I was kneeling next to him, he put his little front paws in my lap and gave my chin a few doggy kisses. Charlie is the type of dog who gets along with everybody, people and dogs alike. His little tail is always wagging. Come meet Charlie and see if he’s a good fit for your family!

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Charlie being attentive

Warren and Andy the two-year-old Basset Hound mixes are so adorable! The brothers came into the shelter together, and would be especially thankful if they could find their new home together. They’re best friends and stuck close together even when we were in the run and they were off-leash. Since they’re scent hounds, their noses are almost always on the ground (and they sometimes run into each other because of it, which is super cute).

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You will get double the cute with Warren and Andy!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t sure which one was Andy and which one was Warren, but they each have unique markings, so once you know who is who it will be easy to keep track. These two are sweet dogs (which Basset Hounds are known to be) who will come galloping towards you when you call for them and run right into your lap. Those faces are impossible to resist!

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Warren and Andy are two too-sweet dogs

Reebok the eight-year-old Shepherd mix acts more like an eight-month-old dog–in a good way. He has lots of energy and would be a great running partner, especially if you happen to be wearing Reeboks! If you’re not a runner, Reebok would be happy to go on walks with you too.

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Reebok ready to play

Reebok is a very handsome dog, with his brown-and-white coloring and perky ears. His fur is soft and fluffy and he enjoys being pet. He also gets along with other dogs. He had a kennelmate that I also took out, but she has already been adopted! Reebok is still waiting for the perfect family to come and bring him home with them.

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Reebok’s handsome profile

Coco the four-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever had a cast on his leg at the beginning of his time at Orphans of the Storm®, but you wouldn’t be able to tell that now! Coco was ready to run and play as soon as he was out of his kennel. In typical Lab fashion, he is a happy dog with a constantly wagging tail.

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Coco on the move

Coco wanted to be everywhere at once when we first started our walk, but he calmed down quickly. I sat down on one of the benches under the tent and Coco came up and leaned against my legs while I scratched his back and ears. He was interested in all of the people and dogs walking around us, and would sometimes bark hello to them. Chocolate Labs don’t last long at the shelter, so if you’re interested in Coco, come in soon!

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Coco loves walks

Winter the six-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix loves people; she just doesn’t love dogs so much. Winter is the first dog I have taken for a walk beyond the shelter’s fence! Winter loves going for long walks and does pretty well on the leash.

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Winter ready to go for our walk

When we came back from our walk, I took a seat on one of the benches and Winter happily climbed onto the bench and sat next to me. She gave me a few gentle doggy kisses and then hopped back off the bench to walk around some more. Winter is on the smaller size compared to some of the other Pit Bulls at the shelter, and she’s especially cute because of it.

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Winter’s angelic face

Trixie the two-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix is another happy dog who would be even happier with a family of her own to love. She is super cute, with ears that sometimes stick straight up and sometimes flop to the side. She is a playful girl with lots of energy.

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Trixie in motion

Trixie and I went into one of the runs, where we found a plastic ball and some tennis balls. Trixie loved to play fetch with the tennis balls, and loved to chew on the plastic ball. You’ll have to get some sturdy toys for this girl, because she is an excellent chewer. Trixie didn’t want to part with her ball when it was time to go back to her kennel, so she carried the tennis ball with her on the walk back. If you’re looking for a dog who loves to play, come meet Trixie!

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Trixie will need to be spoiled with lots of toys!

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  1. […] dog. She seems like she would bond very quickly to her new family (she’s already attached to Reebok, her current kennelmate) and make for a loyal […]

  2. […] also spent some time with some old friends. Winter the Pit Bull Terrier mix and I took a brief walk, and she was as great a walking buddy as before. […]

  3. […] also spent some time with Winter again, who is just one of the best walking buddies you will find at the shelter. The only time she […]

  4. […] Reebok and Molly also came outside to play with me in the off-leash run. They are both such pretty dogs. Why do they keep getting overlooked? I do not know. Molly loves to play fetch and will stretch out for a nap by your feet after she’s run off her energy. Reebok loves to get a nice scratch on the back, and even gave me a doggy kiss this time! If you’re looking for a larger dog, either one would be an excellent choice! […]

  5. […] and Reebok, like last week, were ready for some exercise, too. Have I mentioned that Molly is a pro at playing […]

  6. […] has become a custom these last few weeks, I spent some more time with Molly and Reebok. Molly still has that perfect fetch form, and Reebok still loves to get a nice scratch on his back. […]

  7. […] course, a visit to the shelter isn’t complete if I don’t spend some time with Molly and Reebok. Reebok doesn’t get much of a chance to say hello to people when they stop by his kennel […]

  8. […] course, a visit to the shelter isn’t complete if I don’t spend some time with Molly and Reebok. Reebok doesn’t get much of a chance to say hello to people when they stop by his kennel […]

  9. […] again, and my buddies Frankie and Bailey (not to be confused with the Bailey above) and Molly and Reebok. Reebok has become a pro at climbing the agility bridge, and is so proud of himself when he makes […]

  10. […] was also bathtime for my buddies Reebok and Molly. I just can’t praise Reebok enough. He’s such a handsome dog with that fluffy […]

  11. […] was construction of a new doghouse going on in the yard where I usually play with Molly and Reebok, so Craig and I took them for a little walk around the shelter property instead. I just don’t […]

  12. […] of course, I spent some time with some of my best buddies: Wilbur and Roscoe, and Molly and Reebok. I also said a quick hello to […]

  13. […] I also spent some time with Rock, who I haven’t taken out for a while (but he is such a happy dog with that constantly wagging tail!), and of course played with my buddies Molly and Reebok. […]

  14. […] also said hello to Rock, Ebbie, Molly and Reebok, and Wilbur and Roscoe. So many […]

  15. […] walked plenty of other old friends while I was at the shelter this week: Ebbie, Molly, Winter, Bailey, Frankie, Wilbur, Roscoe, Harley, and Tilly! […]

  16. […] also spent some time with Winter, Reebok, Molly, China, and […]

  17. […] still at the shelter?), Ebbie, Sebastian (who snuggled into my lap as soon as I knelt beside him), Winter, Rock, and Frankie (who is another favorite of mine). So many dogs of different sizes, looks, and […]

  18. […] doggy hug), the other Molly (who covered my face in doggy kisses as I tried to put on her leash), Trixie (who loves tennis balls just as much as before), Akiva (who wants a yard of her own so she can romp […]

  19. […] dogs who enjoyed the snow on this chilly day were Wilbur, Rosco, Jade, Ebbie, Keini, Molly, and Trixie (who loves to catch and eat snowballs in place of her favorite tennis […]

  20. […] other pooches who enjoyed the snow this week were Wilbur, Rosco, Jade, Keini, Winter, Trixie, Akiva, Lucky, Corky, Topaz, and […]

  21. […] also saw Emerald, Ebbie, Wilbur, Bella, Dezzie, Diamond, Javan, Molly, the other Molly, Rock, and Winter! A great group of dogs, if I may say […]

  22. […] I also saw plenty of my favorites, like Archie, Dezzie, Emerald, Hutch, Lady, Lucky, Mister, Shamrock, Tiger, Tom-Tom, Wilbur, and Winter. […]

  23. […] I also saw my furry friends Benny, Blush, Colby, Corky, Ebbie, Janet, Ryla, Tom-Tom, and Winter. […]

  24. […] the three-year-old Chihuahua mix (not to be confused with the other Trixie!) is just the cutest little thing. She is extremely nervous at the moment, but that’s because […]

  25. […] Winter the seven-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix is one of the most affectionate dogs you’ll find at the shelter. She will cover your face in doggy kisses with her tail wagging the entire time. Winter also seems like she is very eager and willing to learn new tricks. She quickly became an expert at climbing the agility bridge in the off-leash run and you could just see how proud of herself she was. Just think of what other fun things she could learn! Winter has beautiful, all-white fur and is on the smaller side, which makes snuggling that much easier. […]

  26. […] I also saw Bella, Blush, Chato, Cosmo, Gus, Jarvis, Rocky, Tom-Tom, and Winter. […]

  27. […] also saw Cinder, Ebbie, Skipper, Tom-Tom, Trixie, Winter, and Zha […]

  28. […] Winter the nine-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix is another affectionate pooch. She will cover your face in kisses if given the opportunity. She is an excellent walking companion and loves nothing more than going on long, strolling walks where she can just enjoy the outdoors. Winter doesn’t like other dogs, but absolutely loves people. […]

  29. […] also saw Cooper, Blush, Winter, Tucker, and […]

  30. […] I also saw Luciano, Azul, Blush, Cooper, Rosco, Spooky, Topaz, Zoey, and Winter. […]

  31. […] Javan, Rock (who, lest you forget, went to doggy boot camp and knows plenty of commands), Shamrock, Trixie, and […]

  32. […] also saw Bear, Blush, Courage, Daisy, Diamond, Roxy, Trixie, Tucker, and […]

  33. […] also saw Bear, Cooper, Daisy, Ebbie, Hachi, O’Shea, Precious, Rock, Trixie, Tulip, and […]

  34. […] also saw Bella, Blush, Cooper, Diamond, Heaven, Jasmine, Scotty, Skippy, Trixie, and […]

  35. […] also saw Bear, Blush, Cooper, Diamond, Gypsy, Lexi, Nana, O’Shea, Parzivie, Red, Scotty, Trixie, Tucker, Willow, and Zoey. So many greats dogs are waiting to meet you at Orphans of the […]

  36. […] also saw Arnold, Bear, Blush, Cooper, O’Shea, Scotty, Showtime, Trixie, and […]

  37. […] also saw Angel, Barney, Blush, O’Shea, and Winter. I didn’t feature Winter when I wrote about some of the shelter’s long-timers at the […]

  38. […] moment, now is a good time!), Miller, Molly (who greeted me with a big doggy hug and doggy kisses), Trixie, and […]

  39. […] also saw Blush, Candice, Diamond, Roxy, Trixie, Weezie, and […]

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