It was a great week for many dogs at Orphans of the Storm®! I of course have to say an extra-big YIPPEE!!! for Rocco, who was adopted after waiting several years for his perfect family to find him. We’re all so happy for you, Rocco!

Although the dogs profiled this week are fairly new to the shelter, they’re all eager to find their new forever homes in time for the holidays, too!

Yeager the two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix is an energetic, enthusiastic boy. He happily greets anyone who stops by his kennel and was extra excited to come outside for a walk with me. Because he was so energetic, it was a little hard to get a good picture of him. But I can tell you that he is a cute little guy.

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Yeager ready to go for his walk

Yeager would probably prefer to be in a more active home where he can go on nice walks and have some playtime. He currently jumps up when he’s especially excited, but as part Lab he should be easy to train and happy to please. Yeager is hoping somebody comes to the shelter  and spreads holiday cheer his way!

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Yeager enjoying the outdoors

Molly the three-year-old Boxer/Shepherd mix is such a sweetheart. (Molly the Pit Bull Terrier mix and Mollie the Lab mix are also sweethearts!) She likes people and dogs alike and would make a great companion 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 friend.

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Pretty Molly (with just a little slobber)

Molly loves attention and will look up at you with those big brown eyes with a silent “thank you” while you scratch her neck and ears. She’s also happy when she’s on the move and would appreciate nice walks around the neighborhood. She does well on a leash, so it will be a great time for both of you. Come in soon to meet Molly!

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Molly coming over to get some attention

Barney the one-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix is so cute and so happy that you can’t help but stop and say hello to him as you walk through the shelter. He absolutely loves people and his tail wags almost constantly. He’s kind of like a mini version of Rocco (also slightly smaller than Eever), but is still a strong boy.

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Here comes Barney!

Since Barney is still fairly young, he could probably use a little training to make him a better leash-walking buddy. He is very eager to please, though, so training shouldn’t be a problem. His breed is an active one, so he would enjoy activity and then be happy to snuggle with you. This cutie is hard to resist–find out if he’s the pooch for you!

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Barney being a hound dog

Brooklyn the one-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix is another happy pooch waiting for his new happy home. He’s all white, except for the tip of his tail, which is brown. He wriggles with excitement, but calms down pretty quickly and didn’t pull too terribly much on the leash when we were walking.

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Brooklyn being poised

Brooklyn was very curious about everything that was going on around us. He watched the other dogs go by and sometimes attempted to play with them from a distance. He liked saying hello to different people–‘shy’ is not part of Brooklyn’s vocabulary. If you’re interested in an outgoing, enthusiastic dog, come in soon to meet Brooklyn!

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Brooklyn watching other dogs walk by

Ginger the two-year-old Boxer mix is such a good girl. Her original owner was an older gentleman who didn’t feel he could properly care for her anymore, but Ginger is very well-mannered and knows her basic commands. She’s well socialized and friendly with dogs of all sizes–she wanted to play with Lincoln and also had a fun time with Tornado (see below).

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Ginger the sweetie pie

Ginger is great at walking on a leash and stayed close to me. If we stopped walking, she would sit down to wait until we started moving again. She loves being pet and would be happy to curl up on the couch next to you for some cuddle time. Ginger is sweet, cute, and well-behaved–what more could you want from your new dog?

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Ginger the good walking buddy

Tornado the Pit Bull Terrier mix is just a few months old. It is literally impossible to not squeal in puppy-adorableness-joy when you see him. I rarely write about puppies as young as him, because they’re likely to go home quickly, but I will take this opportunity to remind readers that although Tornado is a cute little puppy who can easily be carried around in your arms right now, he is going to grow up to be a big, strong boy. Please do your research and understand what the full-sized, adult version of your puppy-of-choice is going to be like before you adopt. We want every puppy’s home (and every dog’s home) to be their forever home.

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Tornado was too wiggly to get a not-blurry picture

That being said… PUPPY! Tornado has a precious puppy face with a little pink nose. He licks any fingers or faces that get close enough to his mouth and wants to play with everybody. He kept pouncing on and pawing at Ginger, who responded appropriately and pawed and pounced right back. Tornado tried to climb into my lap on several occasions and lick my face. He’s at the perfect age to benefit from good training and good socialization with both people and dogs. If you’re looking for a tiny puppy who will become a big dog, come say hi to Tornado soon!

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Tornado’s precious pink nose

Don’t forget that Orphans of the Storm® has extended holiday hours this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday–they’re open until 8pm all three nights, which means three extra hours for you to stop by and meet your new furry friend!

32 responses »

  1. I hope they all find homes very soon!

  2. […] also walked kennelmates Molly the Boxer/Shepherd mix and Reebok the Shepherd mix. Reebok has calmed down a lot from the first […]

  3. […] and Molly also came outside to play with me in the off-leash run. They are both such pretty dogs. Why do they […]

  4. […] Molly and Reebok, like last week, were ready for some exercise, too. Have I mentioned that Molly is a pro at playing fetch? She absolutely loves it. She brought me a tennis ball and set it down by my feet, then waited expectantly for me to throw it. She’ll even catch in midair! We also tossed around a Frisbee for her. You could train her to be one of those crazy Frisbee-catching dogs who do the fun tricks like jump over their owner’s back or run between their owner’s legs or something neat like that. Molly will do anything to play fetch! Reebok was more interested in watching the action than participating, and preferred to get a nice scratch on his hips. Like Wilbur, Reebok was content with following his nose and just enjoying the fresh air. […]

  5. […] 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 […]

  6. […] of 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 […]

  7. […] of 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 […]

  8. […] to see me 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 […]

  9. […] 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 fur, and […]

  10. […] 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 […]

  11. […] 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 […]

  12. […] he is such a happy dog with that constantly wagging tail!), and of course played with my buddies Molly and […]

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

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

  15. […] this frigid day, I also spent time with Molly (who greeted me with a big doggy hug), the other Molly (who covered my face in doggy kisses as I […]

  16. […] other 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 […]

  17. […] also spent time with Molly, the other Molly, Lucky, Akiva, Wilbur, and […]

  18. […] who remembers Yeager? Yeager has been at Orphans of the Storm® for over a year, and now he has the opportunity of a […]

  19. […] remember that our buddy Yeager is still in training at Tops Kennel and is still looking for that perfect forever family! You can […]

  20. […] much as all of us at Orphans of the Storm® love Yeager, we don’t want to see him back at the shelter! This is his last week of training at Tops […]

  21. […] also saw my furry friends Tiger (who is also friendly with dogs and kids), Javan, Molly, the other Molly (who is still the best fetch-player you’re ever going to find), Dezzie, Duke (yet another dog […]

  22. […] pro at sitting for a treat), Giorgio, Lady, Mister, Molly (who loves to give doggy hugs), the other Molly (who will catch anything you throw–in midair!), Peggy (who did so well with her training at […]

  23. […] was also first greeted at the shelter by Molly, who gave me a big doggy hug when she saw me. I tell you, if you’re looking for a dog who […]

  24. […] also saw my girls Molly (who was a very good girl while getting a quick bath in the yard), Diamond, Lady, and Shasta, and […]

  25. […] saw some of my favorite seniors Archie, Ebbie, and Emerald, and two of my favorite active buddies Molly and Rock (who, like Zeus, is back from training and walks so much better on the leash now, […]

  26. […] also saw my furry friends Corky, Dezzie, Emerald, Lucy, Molly, Ryla, Scotty, Shard, and […]

  27. […] also saw my buddies Ebbie, Lucy (who loves to give doggy hugs), Molly (who continues to impress everyone with her fetching skills), Rosco, Wilbur (who I sat with for […]

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