It was a lovely day at Orphans of the Storm® where I got to meet some lovely dogs!
Ryla the six-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix has actually been at Orphans of the Storm® for a while now, but this was the first time I’ve walked her and I’ve clearly been missing out! Ryla had originally been living with a family, but one of the children ended up being allergic and so poor Ryla ended up at the shelter. Since she came from a home, she knows her commands and is well-behaved (after all, she lived with kids!).
Ryla has the cutest half-folded ears and enjoys being scratched right between them, on the top of her head. She also has an adorably curly tail. Ryla doesn’t care much for other dogs so she will need to be the only dog in her new home, but her love for people more than makes up for it. Don’t pass by this sweet girl just because of her fur color and her breed. Ryla will make a wonderful companion!
Mister the one-and-a-half-year-old Plott Hound mix is still full of that puppy energy, even though he’s almost done with puppyhood. He led the way to the off-leash run and scampered around, enjoying the opportunity to stretch his legs and sniff some new smells. Mister went to some off-site events last spring, so maybe you’ve seen him out and about!
Mister is friendly with dogs and people alike. He currently has a kennelmate (see below) and has shared his kennel with a number of other dogs who have since been adopted, while he continues to wait for the perfect family to find him. Mister also enjoys some cuddle time and tried to climb into my lap on a few occasions. This handsome guy is ready to live in a home he can call his own. Come in soon to meet Mister!
Rock-ola the one-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix is one pretty girl. Sadly, she’s also a very nervous girl who gets a little worried when strangers come up to her kennel. Once she’s out of her kennel, though, she turns into such a sweetheart. After I sat down on the ground next to her and slowly, gently pet her back, she scooted over and leaned her head right against my arm. A couple minutes later, she was giving me doggy kisses!
Rock-ola also would like to be a lapdog. She sat on my legs while the two of us watched Mister explore the run (Mister is her kennelmate). When I moved to sit on the bench, Rock-ola decided she would stand underneath my legs. She got less and less timid the longer we were together. All Rock-ola needs is an understanding, loving family who will help teach her that the world is not such a scary place. When I went to say goodbye to Rock-ola in her kennel before I left the shelter, she didn’t bark at me anymore–instead, she licked my hand!
I 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 great leash-walking buddy), Rock (who just wants someone to play with), Topaz (who has the sweetest eyes), Molly (who would much rather snuggle than go back in her kennel), and Ebbie (who is far too nice to have spent so long at the shelter).