All of the dogs at Orphans of the Storm® still have so much love to offer their new forever families, whether they’re nine months old or nine years old. Meet some of the shelter’s lovable middle-aged and senior pooches.

Lucky the nine-year-old Border Collie mix is an excellent leash-walker, after his initial “Hurray, I’m free!” burst of energy when he first gets out of his kennel (but really, who can blame him?). Lucky currently shares his kennel with Halley, another great senior dog, and the two of them make quite the fluffy pair. Lucky is a handsome guy with the sweetest brown eyes.

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Lucky checking out the agility bridge

Lucky is what I call a leaner. While I was petting him, he leaned his body right against my legs and stayed there until a few seconds after I stopped petting him. Lucky particularly enjoys getting a nice scratch on his hips, but the fur right at the top of his head between his ears is extra soft and pet-able. This sweet guy will make a family very happy!

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Lucky kicking back in the grass

Thunder the ten-year-old Boxer mix has plenty of energy. He led the way to the off-leash run and took a quick lap around the perimeter, sniffing all of the new scents along the way. He also liked to keep watch of what was happening on the other side of the fence, whether it was a car, a person, or another dog. Thunder isn’t too fond of other dogs, so he would do best in a home where he’s the only one.

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Thunder exploring the run

Thunder is a very affectionate pooch. Once he’s run off his energy, he will offer many doggy kisses–and of course you can’t say no to a face like that! Like Lucky, Thunder is a big leaner when you pet him. He just wants somebody to snuggle with! Who could possibly deny him? If you’re looking for a big, happy dog, come in soon to meet Thunder! UPDATE 2019: Thunder underwent back surgery last winter and was fostered by a number of volunteers during his recovery. He is now back to being an excellent walking companion and will jump on and over every bench he sees. He still loves to give doggy kisses!

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Thunder coming in for a kiss

Pinta the five-year-old Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier mix is just the cutest little thing–the kind of dog I am guilty of squealing over because she is just too precious. Her body (not counting head or tail) is literally the size of my foot. Pinta prances rather than walks, and keeps those big ears up and alert.

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Pinta prancing around the run

Pinta is another dog who isn’t shy about giving doggy kisses. I picked her up, which she didn’t protest about at all, and she immediately began licking my chin. She rolled around in the grass for a little bit and enjoyed getting a belly rub in the process. Pinta was sharing her kennel with another small dog who had already been adopted, so she could go to a home with another dog. Is Pinta the pooch for you?

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Pinta scratching an itch

Kanner the three-year-old Pug/Beagle (Puggle) mix is another cutie. Puggles are one of the most popular “designer dogs” because both Pugs and Beagles are known for their great companionship. So what is a pooch like Kanner still doing at the shelter? He has that great half-smushed face that makes you smile as soon as you see him. Think about all of the smiles he could bring to your life!

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Kanner romping around

Kanner currently shares his kennel with Benny, so he could go to a home with or without another dog. He had fun playing with Max (who got adopted, hurray!) on the other side of the fence. Kanner is also a good leash-walker; I was able to walk him and Benny simultaneously without too many complications, which is always a sign of well-behaved dogs. If you’re interested in a designer dog without the designer price, come in soon to meet Kanner!

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Kanner playing with Max (and Benny in the background)

PeeWee the nine-year-old Chihuahua mix acts a bit angry when he’s inside his kennel, which is so unfortunate because he is the sweetest little doggy as soon as you take him out. The poor guy is probably very stressed and scared inside the kennel, which is why he isn’t too sure about strangers coming up to say hello. Outside, though, PeeWee literally melts into your arms if you pick him up, and he accepts pets from everybody!

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PeeWee smiling for the camera

PeeWee shares a kennel with Astro (another dog who is barky inside and a sweetie outside!), and was politely interested in the spaniel mix on the other side of the fence. This little guy is ready to go to a furever home with someone, so he can show off his true lovable personality. Remember, smaller dogs often live longer, so nine isn’t very old at all! Please consider welcoming a senior dog like PeeWee into your home.

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PeeWee sniffing the air

Some of the other senior dogs who are still waiting for the right person to find them are Buckeye and Freckles, Frankie, Giorgio, Granny, Keini, Lady, Midnight, Star, and Ty.

I also spent some time with Winter, Reebok, Molly, China, and Goose!

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  1. […] also spent some time with PeeWee (who loves to give doggy kisses), Benny (who is a happy-go-lucky kind of guy), Keini (who is a […]

  2. […] (who doesn’t need a whole lot of exercise at her age but still appreciates a nice walk), Lucky (another Border Collie who will make a great companion), Akiva (who knows ‘sit’ and […]

  3. […] dogs), Wilbur and 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 […]

  4. […] 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, […]

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

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

  7. […] her golden years), Akiva (who was built for a winter like the one we’re having right now!), Lucky (who greets the people he knows with so much excitement), Topaz (who is a world-class giver of […]

  8. […] also spent some time with Buddy (who covered my face in doggy kisses) and Lucky. Lucky used to share his kennel with another dog who has since been adopted, but I haven’t […]

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

  10. […] Lucky has been at Orphans of the Storm® for less than a year, but I thought he would have been adopted long before now. Lucky is a nine-year-old Border Collie mix who loves to run and play and give doggy hugs. It certainly doesn’t seem like he’ll be slowing down anytime soon. Lucky originally shared his kennel with another dog who has since been adopted, so we know he gets along with both people and animals. […]

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

  12. […] I 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 who gets along with everybody and everything, including cats!), Giorgio, Jade, Saber, and Lucky. […]

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

  14. […] Lucky the nine-year-old Border Collie mix still has plenty of energy, and he’s such a handsome boy too! I used to walk Lucky pretty regularly, and he loves giving doggy hugs. Lucky also used to share his kennel with another senior dog who has since been adopted, so we know that he can do well with other dogs. Lucky absolutely loves getting attention and will stay by your side as long as you’re petting him. Why wouldn’t you want a lovable fluffball? […]

  15. […] during my previous Senior Dogs post who are still available for adoption are: Ebbie, Akiva, Rosco, Lucky, Lady, Tom-Tom, and […]

  16. […] (who is convinced that she’s a lapdog), Daisy (who is so easy-going), Dezzie, Ebbie, Luciano, Lucky, Lucy, Mack (as promised last week–he comes when called if you have a treat, knows how to […]

  17. […] also saw Corky, Ebbie, Javan, Lucky, Ranger, Rocky, Rosco, Scotty, Shogun, and […]

  18. […] also saw CK, Ebbie, Gus, Honey Lamb, Lucky, Ranger, Scotty, Tom-Tom, and […]

  19. […] also saw Lady, Lucky, Shasta, and Tom-Tom–a great group of senior dogs who are more than ready to settle down in a […]

  20. […] a gentle giant–so sweet, but so sad to find herself back at the shelter), Corky, Dezzie, Joy, Lucky, Scotty, and […]

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

  22. […] Lucky the ten-year-old Border Collie mix is another great senior, but a senior who doesn’t act like one at all. He is always ready to go out and play. Just this week, he jumped right into a snow pile and started wriggling and rolling around like a puppy. […]

  23. […] the three-year-old Pointer mix (not to be confused with the other Lucky) is a handsome boy who likes to be with people. When I sat down on the bench in the off-leash run, […]

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

  25. […] Thunder the eight-year-old Boxer mix is easy-going with people. He doesn’t mind being dressed up for different holidays and occasions. Thunder also seems to know some basic commands. He loves getting his hips scratched. Thunder isn’t a fan of other dogs, so he would need to be the only pet in his new home. Watch Thunder’s video to learn more. […]

  26. […] also saw Barney, Bella, and Thunder (who I haven’t walked in a while but he knew we were old friends and gave me lots and lots of […]

  27. […] the seven-year-old Weimaraner mix (not to be confused with the other Thunder) is a big, strong boy, but very sweet. He wanted to be off and running as soon as he came out of […]

  28. […] also saw Bella, Belle, Big Boy and Mojo, Buster, Constance, Harley and Reeco, Thunder, Tucker, and […]

  29. […] Big Boy and Mojo, Buddy, Carlos, Clarinet, Constance, Harley and Reeco, Jake, Kaffee, Lucky, Lucy, Thunder (who knows sit, paw, and down commands), and […]

  30. […] saw Bella, Big Boy and Mojo, Carlos, Delilah, Hamilton, Harley and Reeco, Kaffee, Lucky, Lucy, Thunder, Tyson, and […]

  31. […] I also saw Aleck, Bella, Big Boy and Mojo, Diamond (Riley), Hamilton, Lucky, and Thunder. […]

  32. […] jumped back up to give me a second doggy hug before continuing on her walk with another volunteer), Thunder, Vanilla, and […]

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

  34. […] I also saw Bella, Big Boy and Mojo, Brutus, Carlos, Goliath (who was perfectly at home in the deep snow and walked at a normal pace like it was any other walk on any other non-snowy day), Hamilton, Kaffee, Lucy, Nash, Nico, Roxy, and Thunder. […]

  35. […] also saw Goliath, Hamilton, Maya, Nash, Parker, Scooby, Thunder, and Whizzer. And it turns out that Hamilton and Scooby are great […]

  36. […] I also saw Belle (who rolled over at my feet for a belly rub), Big Boy (who climbed into my lap and gave me doggy kisses), Clarinet, Scotty, and Thunder. […]

  37. […] saw Big Boy and Mojo, Dunkin (who gave me a doggy hug as a hello), Harley, Jasmine, Monte, Nash, Thunder, and […]

  38. […] also walked Thunder for the first time in a long time! He had back surgery in December, but is now recovered and ready […]

  39. […] also saw Alec(k), Cheyenne (Shyanne), Clyde the Heeler, Cocoa, Donny, Kacy and Oliver, Maggie, and Thunder (who is so well recovered from his surgery that he jumped on and off every single bench we walked […]

  40. […] I also saw Barney, CoCo and Scooby, Sasha, Sox, and Thunder. […]

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