It was a lovely fall day with some lovely pooches at Orphans of the Storm®! Let’s hope that the weather will be just as lovely on Saturday, October 18 for the Orphans of the Storm® Annual Pooch Parade! Have you come up with you and your dog’s costumes yet?
Rooster the four-year-old Heeler mix is the friendliest of friendly dogs and gets along well with people and other dogs alike. He was sharing his kennel with another pooch who has since been adopted, so he could go to a home with or without another dog. Rooster is a very affectionate boy, too. He gives great doggy hugs and gives you an adorable doggy smile while you’re petting him.
Rooster is a pretty good walking buddy, too. If you stop walking, he’ll sometimes stop and sit next to you until you’re ready to move again. Rooster is a volunteer favorite because of his happy-go-lucky personality. Just think about how much happier he’ll be when he’s in a home of his very own! Stop by the shelter soon if you think Rooster could be the pooch for you.
Max the two-year-old Shepherd mix still acts a bit like a puppy, in a good way. He has plenty of energy (which you will notice if you see him jumping when he’s inside his kennel), but when he’s out on the leash or in the off-leash run, he settles down and turns into quite the sidekick and companion. He’s another dog who likes to give doggy hugs.
Max is very attentive to people and constantly looked at me for feedback. When we were making our way to the off-leash run, he would stop and look up at me to make sure he was still leading us in the right direction. When we were in the off-leash run and the dog in the run next to us was barking at him, Max turned tail and hurried straight to me for some reassurance (where I told him he was being a very good boy for not barking back). This great guy has what it takes to be an amazing family pet, so be sure to say hi to Max on your next visit to the shelter!
Zha Zha the two-year-old Terrier mix will probably look as glamorous as her name implies after she gets a good bath and haircut. But even in her current state, she is very cute and will certainly catch your eye as you make your way through the shelter. Zha Zha has plenty of that Terrier energy and quickly led the way to the off-leash run, where she had a fun time running and exploring.
Zha Zha kept to herself for a bit at the beginning, but it was like she had an epiphany somewhere along the way and realized that I was, in fact, there to socialize with her. When this happened, she came trotting over and gave me a quick sniff, then proceeded to lick my hand (which I took to be her seal of approval). If you’re looking for a pup with some spunk in both the looks and personality departments, come in soon and meet Zha Zha!
I 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 now that she isn’t so nervous).