The dogs at Orphans of the Storm® think summertime is the perfect time to add a four-legged furry friend to the family!
Pistol the five-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix is one laid-back pooch. When I first walked by his kennel, he was just casually curled up, resting but still keeping an eye on things. When I showed up again with a leash, he perked right up and was happy to come out for a walk. Pistol was found as a stray, but boy does he know how to walk on a leash! He will make an excellent walking companion for whoever is lucky enough to adopt him.
Pistol enjoyed a nice scratch under the chin and a pat on the back. Being a Hound, he spent a lot of time with his nose to the ground, picking up all of those interesting smells. Pistol has that adorable Hound face with those soulful brown eyes that you just can’t help but fall in love with. Combine that with his easy-going personality and you’ve got yourself a winner! If you’re looking for a big boy who will make a loyal friend, come in soon to meet Pistol.
Rusty the two-year-old American Bulldog mix is quite a cutie. Rusty is currently sharing his kennel with Creek (who is such a lovebug–what is he still doing at the shelter?), so he could go to a home with or without another doggy friend. Rusty is pretty good on the leash but seemed to prefer being able to explore the off-leash run on his own. He had a fun time going under the bushes, but always came back to check how things were going with me.
Rusty may not be as overtly affectionate as some other dogs at the shelter, but he did give my face a very close sniff, which I always consider a precursor to a doggy kiss (my own dog is a face-sniffer like that). Rusty also loves getting a good scratch on the hips and will do a little dance with his tail wagging. Rusty is a happy guy looking for a happy home–could that home be yours? Come in soon to find out!
Shard the ten-year-old German Shepherd mix is, to put it succinctly, a gentle giant. He’s an older gentleman who doesn’t seem to have had the easiest life up until now, so he would very much appreciate a nice, loving family to give him a good home for his golden years. Shard is currently sharing his kennel with another dog (who I hope to meet next week), so he could go to a home with or without another dog.
Shard is just such a good boy. He came to stand next to me so I could pet him (his fur is so fluffy!) and he gave me a doggy kiss as a thank-you. Since he’s bigger and older, he doesn’t move too quickly, which means he’s very easy to walk on the leash. Shard is just one example of the many amazing senior dogs available for adoption at the shelter right now. He’s not asking for much–just a nice, comfy bed to sleep on at night, and a person (or an entire family) to give him the attention he most certainly deserves. If you’re looking for an older dog, stop by the shelter and let Shard strut his stuff!
I also spent some time with Emerald (who gave me a big doggy hug), Molly, Fuzzy (another great senior dog), Corky, Dezzie (who covered my face in doggy kisses), Lady, Wilbur and Rosco (my favorite twins!), Scotty, and Tucker.