It was a lovely day to walk some lovely dogs at Orphans of the Storm®!
Dolly the two-year-old West Highland White Terrier mix is just one of the cutest things you will see, especially with that adorable black spot on her otherwise all-white fur. You can tell that when you talk to her she’s really listening, because she’ll cock her head to the side and give you a look that says, “Yup, I’m with you.” Dolly is a take-charge kind of girl who liked to lead the way on our walk.
Dolly does her Terrier roots proud and feels very dedicated to chasing away vermin–but sometimes that extends to animals that aren’t actually vermin (i.e., cats), so Dolly would probably do best in a home where she’s the only smaller animal. But that should be just fine for her new owners, because Dolly has plenty of love to share! She absolutely loves people and gets along well with children. If you’re looking for a spunky pup, come in soon to meet Dolly.
Bleu the three-year-old Mountain Cur mix is an adorable bundle of energy who still seems very puppy-like. He had been barking at people who walked past his kennel, but as soon as he realized he was going for a walk he put on his best manners and I didn’t hear a peep out of him for the rest of the time! Bleu and I hurried over to the off-leash run, where he had a great time racing the dogs on the other side of the fence.
After Bleu got the chance to stretch his legs, he quickly became my new companion. He loves to give doggy hugs and doggy kisses (which are sometimes a little on the slobbery side) and enjoys a good scratch on the back. Bleu might also be a good swimmer! He put his paws in the water bowl and splashed around, having a great time. There are still plenty of warm days ahead of us, so perhaps Bleu can find his own pool to play in at his new home! Stop by the shelter soon to meet Bleu.
Boo the two-year-old American Bulldog mix is as friendly as they come. She has a short, little tail that is wagging almost constantly, which sometimes causes her whole back half to wiggle with happiness. It’s so cute! Boo also has that great, wrinkly Bulldog face that will make anybody say, “Aww!” It’s a winning combination of looks and personality.
Boo is a great leash-walking buddy. She rarely pulled, instead choosing to stay close to me. If I ever stopped walking for some reason, she would also stop and sit at my feet, looking at me expectantly for the next cue. When I would kneel down next to her, she’d give me a quick doggy kiss and a tail wag. Boo even got a quick bath with the hose, and she was such a good sport about it! A pooch this sweet won’t stay at the shelter for long, so come in soon to meet Boo!
Casey the two-year-old Shepherd mix is a good girl who does well with other dogs. She was sharing her kennel with Cody, who was recently adopted (hurray, Cody!) and wanted to play with all of the other dogs we passed while we were out and about. Casey would do best in an adult-only home with people who are experienced dog owners.
Casey is another good leash-walking buddy. She seems like the type who would enjoy nice walks around the neighborhood or longer walks on trails. Afterwards, she’ll be happy to climb up on the couch with you to relax (if her jumping up on the bench next to me was any indication). Casey also has one of those great doggy smiles that is sure to make you smile back at her. Put a permanent smile on Casey’s face by bringing her into a new furever home!
Baylor the one-year-old Shepherd mix isn’t quite ready to be adopted yet, but you can still stop by and get to know him! Regular visits would probably be a good thing for Baylor, actually, because he’s a little on the shy and skittish side. All he needs is a gentle and loving friend to show him that the world isn’t a scary place.
Baylor‘s shyness doesn’t take away from his sweetness, though. When we were in the off-leash run, Baylor would come up to me every minute or so and take a quick sniff at my shoes or hand, just to check me out. When it was time to head back inside, Baylor had no problems with me putting the leash back on and enjoyed getting a scratch behind his ears. Baylor will make for one great companion once he comes out of his shell. Could you be the one to help him do that?
I also spent some time with my favorite pair of brothers, Wilbur and Rosco!