People sometimes say that you can’t find puppies at shelters, but Orphans of the Storm® is here to prove them wrong! There are a number of young dogs at the shelter right now who are more than ready to spend the rest of their lives in a loving home.
Stevie the seven-month-old Beagle mix is super cute and super snuggly. His vision isn’t the best, which you can tell by his cloudy blue eyes, but that doesn’t slow him down at all. In fact, if I was just watching Stevie from a distance, I would have never guessed that his vision is impaired. He romps and plays just as much as any other puppy. The only thing he ran into was me, and that’s only because he kept leaping into my lap!
Stevie is just so friendly and good-natured. He had no problems with me picking him up and carrying him, and even gave me some doggy kisses while I did so. He quickly switches between cuddle-mode and play-mode, as puppies are known to do, and he politely sniffed the dogs on the other side of the fence while we were in the off-leash run. Stevie may need a little extra attention to make sure he doesn’t get himself into trouble, but any extra effort would be well worth it for a dog as wonderful as Stevie. If you think Stevie might be a good fit for your home, come in soon to say hello!
Milly the ten-month-old Belgian Malinois mix may be a big puppy, but she is definitely still a puppy. Her favorite activity seems to be running at full speed. If you’re looking for a running partner to keep you motivated, Milly would probably be an excellent choice! She also loves to play, and found a tennis ball for herself underneath the bushes in the off-leash run that she brought back to me.
Once Milly got the chance to stretch her legs and run off some of that puppy energy, she settled down and turned into quite a snuggler. When she was back on the leash, she stood close to me and even started to lean against my legs so I could pet her more. She gave me a few excited doggy kisses and had her tail wagging all over the place. Milly doesn’t want to spend any more time in a kennel; she just wants a home (and preferably a yard!) that she can call her own. If you’re looking for a playful pooch, stop by the shelter and meet Milly!
Peppermint Patty the one-and-a-half-year-old Catahoula mix has the perfect name for the holiday season (though, of course, her new owners are welcome to change it). Peppermint Patty was a little shy and skittish at first, and mostly kept to herself the first few minutes we were in the off-leash run. But after she got used to me being around, she was happy to get some attention and didn’t shy away when I pet her.
Peppermint Patty is a pretty girl, with the extra-special look of one blue eye and one brown eye (like Clint!). She was originally sharing her kennel with another dog who has since been adopted, so she could go to a home with or without another pooch. If you come to the shelter to meet Peppermint Patty, understand that she might take a little longer to warm up to you than some of the other dogs–but once she does, she’ll be your best friend!