Perhaps it wasn’t the warmest or sunniest Memorial Day weekend, but the dogs at Orphans of the Storm® didn’t seem to mind much! Since it was a quiet day at the shelter, the pooches and I got to spend some quality time exploring and playing in the off-leash run.

Giorgio the 10-year-old Rottweiler mix is a giant sweetheart. He may look a little big and intimidating, but don’t be fooled by looks alone! Behind that brawn is a lovable dog whose short, little Rottweiler tail wags constantly. You may think that a dog the size of Giorgio would be the one walking you, but that is not the case. Giorgio is an excellent walking buddy who didn’t pull on the leash at all while we were out.

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Giorgio and his cute little tail

Since Giorgio is an older gentleman, he probably doesn’t require as much exercise and playtime as a younger Rottweiler would. A nice walk around the neighborhood would be much appreciated, and then Giorgio will be happy to snuggle with you. That big face of his is just impossible to resist. Giorgio also seems to get along with other dogs–Roxie was in the off-leash run next to ours and was barking right in his face, but Giorgio just kept sniffing the grass and wagging that tail! If you’re looking for a big, lovable, older dog, come in soon to meet Giorgio!

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Giorgio enjoying the outdoors

Gizmo the two-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix is another dog whose tail just can’t stop wagging. This guy is smaller than the average Pit mix and has the cutest brindle markings on his mostly-white fur. Gizmo is also a hero! He donated blood at an animal shelter and saved another dog’s life! How many dogs get to have that on their resume?

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Gizmo moving too fast for a non-blurry picture

Gizmo is absolutely a people-dog. All he wants is to be close to someone. He sometimes jumps up to give a doggy hug, and also joined me on the bench when I took a seat. He even climbed up to the top of one of the picnic tables to get face-to-face and snuggle some more. What a little lovebug! Gizmo is ready to join a family who will love him just as much as he will love them.

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Gizmo’s cute patch over his eye

Jade the four-year-old Hound mix unfortunately doesn’t do such a great job of selling herself when she’s inside her kennel. But who can blame her? I’m sure I would be nervous if I were in her position. As soon as she was on a leash and out in the grass, though, she was a friendly girl who just wanted a chance to stretch her legs and play with someone. You can’t always judge a dog by how it acts inside its kennel–that’s not the environment it will be in when it joins your family!

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Jade’s sweet face

Jade, being a Hound mix, loved being outside. She was even pretty good at playing fetch! (She and Eever are, I think, the only Hounds I have ever met who play fetch.) Jade is one of those talented dogs who can play fetch with herself by throwing the ball into the air with her mouth. She prefers to play with a human companion, though, since a person can throw the ball farther than she can. If you give Jade a chance, she will show you what a wonderful companion she can be!

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Jade saying, “I thought we were playing fetch!”

There was also a barbecue happening for Memorial Day while I was at the shelter, and Freckles and Buckeye were the hosts. I love, love, love, love, LOVE these two. I can’t say enough good things about them. They get to go to almost all of the off-site events because they are so well-behaved and friendly with everyone. If you have space in your heart and your home, adopt this pair!

22 responses »

  1. Will and Eko says:

    You guys are doing amazing work – I will continue to share your blog in hopes we can find these pups the homes they deserve!

  2. […] also spent some time with Gizmo, who gave me a real self-esteem boost because he was so happy to see me again, and my buddies […]

  3. […] could be your new best friend! (And if you think the Rottweiler is a breed for you, be sure to meet Giorgio […]

  4. […] Brutus has very good manners, though, because when he realized that he couldn’t play with Gizmo he just sat right down by my feet and waited patiently. Any family would be lucky to welcome Brutus […]

  5. […] dogs who are still waiting for the right person to find them are Buckeye and Freckles, Frankie, Giorgio, Granny, Keini, Lady, Midnight, Star, and […]

  6. […] in the doggy pool!), Rock (who loves to play fetch and chew on tennis balls!), and kennelmates Jade and Hugo (who are both very […]

  7. […] also spent time with Jade, Hugo (who just loves to give doggy hugs), Tilly (who I like more and more each time I walk her), […]

  8. […] Roscoe (who both would love to have a yard to call their own), Keini, Lucky, Akiva, Rock, Frankie, Giorgio, Jade, and Hugo. What a great way to spend an […]

  9. […] also spent some time with my buddies Dennis, Lucky, Akiva, Rock, Molly, Jade, and Hugo. If you bring a new dog into your home this holiday season, you’ll both be […]

  10. […] 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 […]

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

  12. […] personally say hello to everybody outside too! Bilbo Baggins is currently sharing his kennel with Jade, and had a different kennelmate before that, so he could go to a home with or without another […]

  13. […] black Labrador Retriever mix is another young, sweet pooch. He currently shares his kennel with Jade and boy, was he excited to come out for a walk! He doesn’t have the best leash manners (he […]

  14. […] other lovable pooches I spent time with this week are Jade, Saber, Buddy, Bebe, Wilbur, Giorgio, Lady, and […]

  15. […] also saw plenty of other doggy friends this week: Jade, Saber, Gizmo, Giorgio, Dina, Precious, Shasta, Lady, Tiger, and Molokai (who is literally the best […]

  16. […] also saw my furry friends Dezzie, Giorgio, Jade, Lucky, Maggie, and […]

  17. […] Dezzie, Duke (yet another dog who gets along with everybody and everything, including cats!), Giorgio, Jade, Saber, and […]

  18. […] ears that perk straight up whenever she sees or hears something interesting. Although she barked at Gizmo when they had a fence separating them, she seemed pretty polite with him when they were both on […]

  19. […] also saw Dezzie (who gave me a big doggy hug), Gizmo, Javan, Lucy, Rosco, Tiger, and Wilbur (who rolled over to get a belly rub from me for the first […]

  20. […] also saw plenty of my other furry friends, like Corky (who is such a pro at sitting for a treat), Giorgio, Lady, Mister, Molly (who loves to give doggy hugs), the other Molly (who will catch anything you […]

  21. […] also need to take a moment to talk about Gizmo. People see Gizmo jumping up and down in his kennel and hurry right past because they think he will […]

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