Any day is a great day to add a new furry family member, but it’s even more appealing in the winter months when the perfect place to be is cuddled up on the couch! The dogs I met this week at Orphans of the Storm® are certainly ready to take on the task of snuggling with their new families.

Rocky the seven-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is a great guy. Some people may think he looks tough, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. He’s a big boy, but he has a big heart to match and can’t wait to shower his new family with lots of love. Rocky walks nicely on the leash and knows some basic commands like “sit.”

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Rocky enjoyed exploring in the bushes

Rocky gets along with both people (including children) and other dogs. He loves to get attention and will stay by your side as long as you’re petting him. As a thank you, he’ll happily give you doggy kisses. Rocky is such an expert snuggler that some of my pictures of him ended up being too much of a closeup because he was right there next to me. If you’re looking for a big lovebug, come in soon to meet Rocky!

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Rocky turning around to get some more pats

Maggie the three-year-old Mountain Cur mix is a total sweetheart. If those eyes of hers don’t melt you, I don’t know what would! Maggie was eager to come out for a walk and pulled a bit on the leash at first, but settled down nicely pretty quickly. She explored the off-leash run on her own at first, but came back to me for some quality time.

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Maggie is such a pretty girl

Maggie is an expert at giving doggy hugs. When I was standing next to her, she put her front paws up on my jacket and stood on her hind legs for quite some time with her tail wagging while I scratcher her chin, ears, and belly. Maggie is ready to have a forever home in time for the holidays. Stop by the shelter soon to see if Maggie is the pooch for you!

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Maggie has such soulful eyes (and adorably floppy ears)

I 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” for you when she’s not on a leash).

I also got to walk a couple dogs who aren’t quite ready to be adopted yet (but still need their fair share of exercise), and I can’t wait to write about them once they are because they were so nice!

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