I met some very lovable dogs at Orphans of the Storm® this week! (Of course, I do that every week 🙂 )

Biscuit the five-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever mix is one of the sweetest, gentlest dogs I’ve walked at the shelter recently. He walks pretty slowly, so you never have to worry about him pulling on the leash. Even when we got to the off-leash run and he was free to roam, he heeled without being asked. Maybe “Shadow” is a more appropriate name for him, because that’s what he’ll be for his new lucky owner!

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Biscuit is a big, sweet doggy

Biscuit is also an affectionate pooch. Whenever I knelt down to be on his level, he’d get himself as close to me as possible and then give me a few nice doggy kisses. When you scratch the side of his neck, he’ll give you a tail wag as thanks. This big boy would make a great companion for just about anybody. Come in soon to meet Biscuit!

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Biscuit has such a lovable face

Duke the six-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix has the winning combination of looks and personality. Duke will grab your attention with his handsome brindle coat, and then he’ll seal the deal with his happy-go-luckiness. He did a good job while walking on the leash but was very happy to be able to romp in the off-leash run. This is a dog who would certainly appreciate a backyard of his own.

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Duke having a good time in the snow

Duke is of a playful sort. He had fun racing the dog on the other side of the fence and is eager to greet any new person who comes by. Duke also enjoys being in the middle of whatever action might be going on so he can lend a helping paw. This well-behaved boy is more than ready to get settled in a new home with a new family. Could that be with you?

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Duke squinting in the bright winter sun

Zeus the nine-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix may look like all brawn, but behind his exterior is a sweet boy who just wants to love and be loved in return. His whole body wiggles when he wags his tail, which is most of the time because he’s a happy pooch. He was a great walking buddy and would love to go on walks around his new neighborhood with his new family. A backyard of his own would be an added bonus!

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Zeus being a good walking buddy

Zeus just loves getting attention. He would stand right next to me and lean against my legs while I pet him, and then lift his chin up and give me doggy kisses as a thank you. There may be some doggy drool involved, but that’s pretty minor compared to the happiness Zeus is sure to bring to his new furever home. Come in soon to meet Zeus!

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Zeus keeping an eye on things

Shasta the eight-year-old Border Collie mix is very nervous inside her kennel, but once she’s out and about she’s like an entirely new dog, with a wagging tail and smiling face and everything. She’s on the large size for a Border Collie, but is just as attentive and intelligent as a purebred and would probably enjoy some outdoor activities to help shed a few pounds (once the weather gets warmer, of course!).

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Shasta with her tail wagging

Shasta just needs someone who will help her come out of her shell. She doesn’t understand how she ended up at the shelter, and will be forever thankful to the person or people who take her home. She’s a gentle girl who enjoys a nice pat on the back or scratch under the chin. Give Shasta a chance to show you how wonderful she can be, and you won’t be disappointed!

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Shasta sniffing her way through the snow

I also spent time with Molly, the other Molly, Lucky, Akiva, Wilbur, and Rosco.

24 responses »

  1. […] the one-year-old Labrador Retriever mix (not to be confused with the other Duke I met last week, who is still looking for his forever home as well!) is a playful pup. His whole […]

  2. […] also gave Ebbie (who is just the sweetest and gentlest) and Shasta (who has really started to come out of her shell now that she knows me) the chance to play in the […]

  3. […] 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 walking companion you can find. And you can […]

  4. […] I also saw my furry friends Ebbie, Emerald, Honey Lamb, Javan, Molly (who is still the best fetch-player at the shelter, by far), and Zeus. […]

  5. […] 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, […]

  6. […] Rosco (who would love nothing more than his own backyard to run in–you should see him go!), Shasta, and […]

  7. […] the five-year-old Pointer mix (not to be confused with Shasta the Border Collie mix) is such a friendly girl. The first thing she did was give me a big doggy […]

  8. […] Dezzie, Emerald, Molly, Clint (who was on his way to the Pet Showcase at Northbrook Court!), Ryla, Shasta, and […]

  9. […] girls Molly (who was a very good girl while getting a quick bath in the yard), Diamond, Lady, and Shasta, and my bestest boy Archie, who I just cannot say enough good things […]

  10. […] really can’t think of a single reason why he’s been at the shelter for so long!), Zeus (who is back from a few weeks of boot camp and now knows how to heel perfectly and sits whenever […]

  11. […] 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, especially after he’s had a […]

  12. […] just means there’s more of them to love!: Cody, Daisy, Ebbie, Honey Lamb, Rock, Ryla, Scotty, Shasta, and […]

  13. […] also saw my buddies Corky, Daisy, Diesel, Shamrock, Shasta, Wilbur, and […]

  14. […] I also saw Abby (who sat in my lap like the lovebug she is), Shard, Tom-Tom (who gives the biggest and best doggy hugs), Corky, Benny (who is just so gentle), and Shasta. […]

  15. […] also saw Wilbur, Bueller, Abby, Shard, Delilah, Diamond, Topaz, Corky, Lady, Rosco, Shasta, Sweet Pea, Shogun, Tucker, and Dolly (who, I am pleased to say, does much better around other dogs […]

  16. […] about showing it), Lucy, Rosco, Scotty, Shamrock (who has been at the shelter five years too long), Shasta, Shogun (a great example of a senior dog who still has plenty of pep in his step), Sweet Pea, […]

  17. […] Shasta the eight-year-old Border Collie mix is a sweet girl who becomes even sweeter the more you get to know her. She gets a little nervous when new people come to her kennel, but once she’s out and about on her leash, she’s a happy girl with a wagging tail. Shasta could probably benefit from going home with a family who will take her on nice, long walks so she can shed a few pounds. She’s a good walker, so she won’t mind the extra exercise at all! […]

  18. […] Ranger, Rock, Rocky (who has a face that will automatically make you smile), Scotty, Shamrock, Shasta, Tom-Tom (who gives the best hugs!), and Zoey. So many great choices! The best way to choose is to […]

  19. […] also saw Baylor, Corky, Daka, Javan, Lucy, Ranger, Rocky, Rosco, Shamrock, Shasta, Shogun, Sweet Pea, Topaz, and […]

  20. […] also spent time with Shasta (who walks so well on the leash and wags her tail whenever someone gives her the attention she […]

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

  22. […] I also saw my buddies Cosmo, Chubs, Blush, Gypsy, Willow, and Shasta. […]

  23. […] 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 […]

  24. […] Hachi (who gives great doggy hugs), Heaven (who has plenty of energy), Joy (who is so sweet), Shasta (who is such a good girl), Smoochie (who is always eager to go for walks), Zak (who is such a […]

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