I am happy to say that all of the black dogs who were featured in Orphans of the Storm® Dogs Against Black Dog Syndrome, Part 1, were adopted shortly after I wrote about them. But there are still plenty of black dogs at the shelter who are happy to prove that fur is just a color! (And a couple brown dogs are also looking for their forever home!) (And I apologize in advance for some of the blurry photos. I blame the rain/mist/fog.)

Blush the two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix has many great qualities. She is much smaller than the average Lab, and a little fluffier. She has bright, inquisitive eyes and ears that perk up when she realizes she gets to come out and play. Even though the snow was still pretty deep for her shorter legs, Blush was happy to romp around.

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Blush romping in the snow

Blush will stay close to you as long as you’re petting her. She walks well on a leash and is hopeful that someone will come to the shelter soon and fall in love with her. Maybe that someone will be you! UPDATED 2019: Blush was diagnosed with diabetes. Susie’s Senior Dogs has generously sponsored the cost of her future insulin and monitoring expenses for her future family! She gets insulin shots twice a day, which she tolerates quite well and otherwise has a normal, happy doglife!

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Blush is hoping that spring brings her a new family!

Winnie the Pooh (or just Winnie for short) the four-year-old Dachshund mix is as cute and lovable as his namesake. Winnie is currently sharing a kennel with Blush, so he too does well with other dogs. When Winnie realized he was about to go for a walk, he started doing a little tap-dance because he just couldn’t contain his excitement.

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The snow was a little deep for Winnie’s little legs!

Winnie loves being close to people. He’s happy to be cradled in your arms or just snuggled in general. He also has plenty of energy, though, and seems like a playful guy. Those little legs sure can move! A cutie like Winnie won’t be at the shelter for long, so come in soon to meet him!

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Winnie is super adorable

Dottie the one-year-old Rottweiler mix is just a giant lovebug. This big girl is convinced that she is a lapdog. I knelt down to pet her, and she rested her front legs across my lap and seemed perfectly content to stay right there. If you are standing instead of sitting, Dottie will take the opportunity to lean all of her weight against your legs in a not-so-subtle request to pet her. Once she gets to know you a little bit better, she will happily give your nose some doggy kisses.

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Dottie giving a doggy smile for the camera

Although Dottie is large (and may even get a little larger, since she’s only a year old), she doesn’t try to throw her weight around when she’s walking on the leash. She will make a great companion dog! Dottie is currently sharing a kennel with Sage (who is a little more rambunctious than Dottie), so she could go to a home with or without another dog. This big sweetheart is hopeful for her new forever home!

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Dottie’s sweet face

Spring the one-year-old Labrador Retriever mix is a playful pooch who would be much happier in a home of her own. She was so happy to go for a walk that she was bouncing up and down when she first got out. Once she realized we would be out for a while, she settled down and enjoyed sniffing all of the interesting smells. She even found the birdseed by the windows to the cat room, and wanted to help herself to a snack!

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Spring saying, “I’m ready for a new home! Pretty, pretty please!”

Spring gets extra-excited when there are other dogs nearby, but I think that’s because she’s so eager to find someone to play with. Since she’s barely out of puppyhood, this is understandable. Because Spring seems to especially like food, and because she’s a Lab mix, she should be a very quick and eager learner, and will make her new family very happy!

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Spring sniffing in the snow

Now onto our two brown dogs for the week:

Jackal the five-year-old Shepherd mix is an extremely gentle dog. She is the perfect companion to have for walking around the neighborhood because she’s so great on a leash, and because she gets along with everybody. She is currently sharing a kennel with Ranger (who was still a little shy at first, but loves to snuggle once he feels comfortable).

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Sweet Jackal is a great walking buddy

Jackal is a bit on the tubby side at the moment, but that just means there’s more of her to love! She certainly has plenty of love to offer in return. Jackal is one of those dogs who absolutely loves getting her back and hips scratched. She’ll lean into your hand so she knows you’re getting just the right spot. If you’re looking for a calm dog to welcome into your home, Jackal could be the one for you!

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Jackal loves getting her back scratched

Goose the six-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix is quite the athlete. He and Nemo used to be neighbors, and they would have contests to see who could jump the highest. Now that they’re in separate wings, they’ve both decided to give their legs a rest. I walked Goose for the first time about a year ago, and he has calmed down considerably since then.

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Goose enjoys being out and about

Goose, being an athlete, loves to go for walks. I let him lead the way as he sniffed and explored. (I think melting snow provides extra-good smells for dogs.) Although Goose isn’t particularly fond of other dogs, he is perfectly happy when it’s him and his person. Goose is also pretty gentle when it comes to taking treats from your hand. If you’re looking for a dog who can keep up with you when you exercise, Goose may be your new workout buddy!

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Goose loves the camera, and the camera loves him!

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  1. […] attention. Marge is calm and gentle, two great qualities for a companion to have. Don’t let Black Dog Syndrome stop you from adopting this wonderful […]

  2. […] And, 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 Goose! […]

  3. […] I also spent some time with Winter, Reebok, Molly, China, and Goose! […]

  4. […] mix is definitely still in his puppy phase. He loves to run and play, something his kennelmate Blush (who loves to give doggy kisses) puts up with as politely as she can. Sebastian led the way to the […]

  5. […] as you’re petting him, he’s happy to stay as close to you as possible. Don’t let Black Dog Syndrome stop you from getting to know […]

  6. […] of black dogs at Orphans of the Storm® wondering why they keep getting passed up. Benny, Blackie, Blush, Max, Ryla, and Saber are all great […]

  7. […] is currently sharing his kennel with Blush, so he could go to a home with or without another dog. Don’t let his age or that gray fur on […]

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

  9. […] also saw Bella (who is so sweet), Blush (who has been waiting at the shelter for far too long), Corky (who loves to play with doggy toys), […]

  10. […] also saw Bella, Blush, Corky, Courage, Diamond, Ebbie, Lady, Lucky, and […]

  11. […] also saw my buddies Cosmo, Chubs, Blush, Gypsy, Willow, and […]

  12. […] also saw my buddies Blush (who absolutely loves snow and will happily stick her entire face in a snow pile), Cosmo (who is […]

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

  14. […] Blush the five-year-old Labrador Retriever mix is a fun girl. I don’t know if you’ll find a dog who loves snow more than Blush. She literally dives head-first into snow and tunnels her way through, then throws snow into the air with her nose. She’s a good mix of wanting to run and play, and then settling down to cuddle. […]

  15. […] also saw Tucker, Tom-Tom, Skipper, Sandy, Roxy, Honey Lamb, Diamond, Courage, Boston, Blush, and […]

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

  17. […] also saw Arnold, Azul, Bear, Blush, Cooper, Courage, Diamond, Gus, Jasmine, Javan, and […]

  18. […] also saw Tulip (who greeted me with a big doggy hug), Shasta (who is so sweet and easy-going), and Blush (who loves going for walks more than […]

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

  20. […] also saw Blush (who is the best walking buddy), Cooper (who is so snuggly), Diamond (who loves to play), Hachi […]

  21. […] also saw Blush, Courage, Daka, Honey Lamb, Joy, Roxy, Smoochie, Tulip, Zak, and […]

  22. […] also saw Blush, Courage, Fred, Hachi, Rock, Tucker, Zack, Zoey, and the other […]

  23. […] also saw Blush, Cooper, Ginger, Jasmine, Red, Rock (who, you should remember, went to doggy boot camp and is fully […]

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

  25. […] also saw Bear, Blush, Cooper, Courage, Diamond, Jasmine, Jessica, John Boy, Lady, Lexi, Skippy, Tiger, Zoey, and Zola […]

  26. […] also saw Bear, Blush, Clarinet, Honey Lamb, Lexi, Roxy, and […]

  27. […] also saw Bella, Blush, Diamond, Kayne (also spelled as Kane), Lexi, and […]

  28. […] also saw Bear, Blush, Cooper, Diamond, Gypsy, Lexi, Nana, O’Shea, Parzivie, Red, Scotty, Trixie, Tucker, Willow, […]

  29. […] also saw Willow, Roxy, Nana, John Boy, Kanne and Osito, Gypsy, Courage, Blush, and […]

  30. […] open! Of course, who would I take for my first walk there other than my best walking buddy, Blush? Check out the video below to see how nice and tranquil this new space is. And also notice how much […]

  31. […] also saw Bear, Blush, Cooper, John Boy, Kanne and Osito (Osito was being extra snuggly this week and sitting in my lap), […]

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

  33. […] even though it was rainy, I of course had to take my best buddy Blush for our weekly walk around the trail. She didn’t mind the rain either […]

  34. […] also saw Bear, Blush, Courage, Donna, Gypsy, Kanne and Osito, Precious, Skippy, and […]

  35. […] also saw Blush (who loves the snow and had a great time walking through the winter wonderland that is the woodland […]

  36. […] also saw Barney (who looks a bit like Rocky and also knows some commands), Bear, Blush, Diamond, Donna, John Boy, Showtime, and Zoey (who is also well trained–she’ll even […]

  37. […] also saw Bear, Blush, Lexi, Lisa (who is so cuddly and sat with me on the bench for a while), Old Red, O’Shea, […]

  38. […] also saw Bear, Blush, Courage, Diamond, Gypsy, John Boy, Lisa, Showtime, Weezie, Willow, and […]

  39. […] also saw Bear, Blush, Courage, Jax (Charlie), John Boy (who is an expert at playing fetch with himself), Lexi, and […]

  40. […] also saw Angel, Barney, Blush, John Boy, Mimi, Rooney, and […]

  41. […] also saw Angel, Barney, Blush, O’Shea, and Winter. I didn’t feature Winter when I wrote about some of the […]

  42. […] also saw Angel, Blush, Bootsy, Clarinet, John Boy, Lisa, Rooney, Showtime, and […]

  43. […] also saw Bear, Blush, Bootsy, Candice, Lisa, and Old […]

  44. […] also saw Angel, Bear, Blush, Bootsy, Clarinet, Hobbs, Mazda, and […]

  45. […] also saw Angel, Blush, Bootsy, Canelo, Ginger, the other Ginger, Hobbs, Scotty, and […]

  46. […] also saw Blush, John Boy, Lisa, TuTu, and […]

  47. […] also saw Barney (who loves to play with toys of any type!), Blush, John Boy, Lucky, Roxy, and […]

  48. […] also saw Blush, Diamond, Ginger, Merlin, O’Shea, TuTu, and […]

  49. […] also saw Angel, Bear, Blush, Bootsy, Honey Lamb (who gave me a big hug), Lexi, Lisa, Snuffles, and Weezie (one of my […]

  50. […] also saw Bella, the other Bella, Blush, Bolt, Chief, Coal, Diamond, Lisa, Tobi, and […]

  51. […] also saw Blush, Bootsy, Clarinet, Diamond, Honey Lamb (who is such an affectionate girl), Nancy, and Weezie (who […]

  52. […] also saw Blush, Courage, Diamond, O’Shea, Weezie, and […]

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

  54. […] also saw Blush, Brutus, Coal, Diamond, Duke, Fred (who is a volunteer favorite because he’s such a […]

  55. […] also saw Aleck, Blush, Coal, Duke, Lucy, the other Lucy, Merlin, Roxy, Weezie, Windy, and […]

  56. […] also saw Aleck, Blush, and Thunder. It’s been a while since I’ve walked Thunder, and I was happily reminded […]

  57. […] also saw Bella, Blush, Clarinet, Grunge and Oscar, and […]

  58. […] also saw Blush, Courage (who is so affectionate–she climbed right into my lap and gave me lots of kisses), […]

  59. […] also saw Astrid, Bella, Blush, Diamond, Hank, Roxy, Wombat, and […]

  60. […] also saw Astrid, Bella, Blaze, Blush, Juno, Merlin, Noah, and […]

  61. […] also saw Blush, Christi, Joui, Snuffles, Tino, Tyson, and […]

  62. […] also saw Aleck, Bella, Blaze, Blush, Chester and Te Amo, Coal, John Boy, Joui, Lucy, the other Lucy, Mongo, O’Shea, Pippa, […]

  63. […] also saw Bella, Blush, Carlos, Casper, Chester and Te Amo, Delilah, Honey Lamb, John Boy, Oliver, Sammy, and Toby (aka […]

  64. […] also saw Bella, Blush, Carlos, Clarinet, Lucretia, Mojo and Big Boy (who need to be adopted together rather than […]

  65. […] Blush the eight-year-old Labrador Retriever mix absolutely loves going for walks, which is good because she’s a little on the chunky side! That’s because she also loves pig ears and treats. Blush used to share her kennel with other dogs, but has gotten more particular about which dogs she does and doesn’t like as she’s gotten older. Blush is a smarty who is eager to learn more tricks. See Blush on the move in her video. […]

  66. […] also saw Bella, Big Boy and Mojo, Blush, Constance, Harley and Reeco, John Boy, Kaffee, Oliver, Tucker, and […]

  67. Linda Hager says:

    I am interested in blush I recently lost my Missy I rescued her from a dog rescue 13 years ago she was my best friend and my baby I’m looking for another dog that can be my best friend and that I can give my love to I’m a 68 year old Widow I live on social security so the cost of the dog would be very important to me at to see whether or not I would be able to adopt one I’m very lonely without my little girl and would really love another companion like her

    • Hi Linda. I’m sorry to hear about your Missy. The adoption fee at Orphans of the Storm is $90, which covers spay/neuter if needed. There may be additional fees depending on what shots, if any, Blush may need before coming home with you. If you call or visit the shelter, the staff will be able to provide you more information on total costs. Thank you for reading! I hope you’re able to find another best friend.

  68. […] also saw Bella, Blush (who greeted me with a doggy hug), Clarinet, Dexter, Eve, Goliath, Hamilton, Nash, Thunder, […]

  69. […] also saw Blush, Chance, Sox, and Turbo (who is talkative in his kennel, but really calms down once he’s out […]

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