For those who haven’t heard, tomorrow is a big day at Orphans of the Storm®! It’s the Official Opening of the Orphans of the Storm® Woodland Preserve. The dogs at the shelter will now have a great walking trail that takes them through the forest. If that sounds like an activity you would enjoy as well, you can sign up as a volunteer dog-walker! Here are some of the pooches who might enjoy walking on the new trail, or even better, taking walks with their new families!

Spot the one-year-old Jack Russell Terrier/Basset Hound mix is a cute, little, happy-go-lucky kind of guy. When we first got to the off-leash run, he was more interested in sniffing and exploring. But after a few minutes of getting his bearings and stretching his little legs, he came trotting over to me and we became fast friends. Spot is definitely a people dog!

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Spot coming in for a doggy kiss

Spot is a super affectionate pooch. He hopped right into my lap and started giving me doggy kisses. He also sort of acts like a kitty, in the sense that he will rub his head and side against your legs until you reach down to pet him. He also gets along well with other dogs. He’s currently sharing his kennel with Zola (Chola) and they’ve become good buddies too. (And I will take this opportunity to say that Zola is also super affectionate and loves to be outside in the yard or on a walk. There were a few times where both of them were in my lap, giving me kisses simultaneously!) If you’re looking for an affectionate companion, come in soon to meet Spot!

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Spot sitting by my side

Showtime the six-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is new to the shelter and therefore pretty nervous inside her kennel. But Showtime is another great example of why it’s important to take the dogs out for some one-on-one time rather than judge them from their kennel. As soon as she realized it was her turn to come out with the leash, her tail started wagging and she pretty much melted into the other volunteer’s arms.

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Showtime has such a sweet face

Showtime can be a little shy, but she’s also very sweet. She didn’t do too much exploring in the off-leash run, but did some sniffing here and there. She enjoyed a nice scratch under the chin and was overall pretty mellow. When a different volunteer offered her some treats, she took them from her hand very gently. (But there was some doggy drool involved.) It even seems like she gets along with other dogs, based on the way she was sniffing other dogs both big and small through the fence and wagging her tail. On your next visit to the shelter, give Showtime a chance to show you what a sweetheart she really is!

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Showtime keeping an eye on things

Donna the seven-year-old Miniature Pinscher mix is a little cutie. I actually wanted to walk her a couple of weeks ago, but she was napping and even when I opened her kennel she seemed more content to stay inside. But this week she was up and at ’em and ready to go for a walk! I have yet to meet a Miniature Pinscher I didn’t like, and Donna helped to support this.

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Donna following her nose through the bushes

Donna, being more middle-aged, is a very calm girl. She strolled around the off-leash run, poking her head inside the bushes to see what smells she could find. Donna is another pooch who enjoys treats, but she’s a very methodical eater. Rather than inhaling a treat (like my own dog does), she chews off smaller pieces one at a time. I guess she’s figured out that means she can enjoy each treat longer! Stop by soon to say hi to Donna!

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Donna munching on a yummy treat

I also saw Willow, Roxy, Nana, John Boy, Kanne and Osito, Gypsy, Courage, Blush, and Bear.

8 responses »

  1. Csomans@aol.com says:

    I wrote awhile ago that I was interested in Bobo? Has he been adopted yet? Can you tell me more about him? Thanks and have a great day. Carol Weinberg

  2. […] also saw Arnold, Bear, Blush, Cooper, O’Shea, Scotty, Showtime, Trixie, and […]

  3. […] also saw Bear, Blush, Courage, Donna, Gypsy, Kanne and Osito, Precious, Skippy, and […]

  4. […] and had a great time walking through the winter wonderland that is the woodland preserve trail), Donna, John Boy, Showtime, Skippy, and […]

  5. […] also saw Barney (who looks a bit like Rocky and also knows some commands), Bear, Blush, Diamond, Donna, John Boy, Showtime, and Zoey (who is also well trained–she’ll even “stay” […]

  6. […] Showtime the six-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is a volunteer favorite. There were several other volunteers at the shelter when I was there this weekend, and all of them stopped what they were doing to say hello to Showtime. Showtime’s favorite thing is getting her hips scratched; she does a cute little dance and wags her tail. Showtime seems to do pretty well with other dogs also. Since everyone who knows her likes her, all you have to do is come in to meet her! You can read more about my first visit with Showtime here. […]

  7. […] also saw Bear, Blush, Courage, Diamond, Gypsy, John Boy, Lisa, Showtime, Weezie, Willow, and […]

  8. […] also saw Angel, Blush, Bootsy, Clarinet, John Boy, Lisa, Rooney, Showtime, and […]

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