Orphans of the Storm® Dogs Who Like to Play

I met some playful dogs at Orphans of the Storm® this week, and they’re all ready to find some new playmates in the form of a new forever family.

Rooney the three-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever mix is an active boy. He’s pretty strong and can pull on the leash a bit, especially when he’s first let out of his kennel, but once he’s in a home where he gets regular walks and exercise every day he’ll probably be a little less excitable. Rooney and I hurried over to the off-leash run, where Rooney had a fun time.

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Rooney with his cute nose and flappy ears

Rooney absolutely loves tennis balls. In fact, he loves them so much that he doesn’t want to drop one long enough for you to throw it again! Rooney was perfectly content to romp around the run with the tennis ball in his mouth. On the few occasions where he got distracted and dropped the ball on his own, I picked it up and he was immediately ready to chase after it again. His new family can work on the second step of fetch, which is to return the ball! If you’re looking for a fun-loving (and just loving in general) pooch, come in soon to meet Rooney!

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Rooney proudly carrying his tennis ball

Hobbs the five-year-old Mountain Cur mix was the mellowest dog I walked this week, but he still has plenty of spirit. Hobbs is a friendly guy who gets along with people and 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.

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Hobbs says, “I’m here! Love me!”

Hobbs enjoys getting attention. He would explore the off-leash run for a bit, then come back to me to get a nice scratch on the back or behind the ears. Whenever I knelt down to his level, he would be right there next to me. Hobbs is a cute boy with pretty brindle fur and a lovable face. Stop by the shelter soon to say hi to Hobbs!

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Hobbs is a good-looking guy

Reggie the eight-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix is super cute and very snuggly. He quickly led the way to the off-leash run, but once we were in there all he wanted to do was try to climb into my lap! Reggie also likes to give doggy kisses. He’s a perfect size for snuggling if you’re looking for a dog that can fit in your lap or be picked up.

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Reggie coming in for a cuddle session

Reggie also loves to play fetch, which makes sense for an active breed like his. Check out the cute video below to see what a fetching expert Reggie is!

Reggie found the tennis ball on his own and brought it straight to me, dropping it on the bench so I could pick it up easily. I would throw the ball, he would catch it, and he would bring it right back to the bench again. We did this for quite a while, until Reggie eventually got tired and took a water break. This little guy is the perfect combination of snuggly and playful. On your next visit to the shelter, be sure to say hi to Reggie!

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Reggie is thrilled to be playing fetch

Coal the four-year-old black Labrador Retriever mix is another active guy. I knew right away that he would be perfect for walking around the woodland preserve, and he was. He occasionally pulled on the leash, but for the most part he walked just a couple steps ahead of me and enjoyed sniffing all of the trees and bushes. At one point we stopped and I sat on one of the benches on the edge of the trail. Coal rested his head on my arm while I scratched his chin for a bit. A little further along, we stopped again and Coal leaned his whole body against my legs so I could rub his side.

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Coal was happy to walk on the trail

Coal can get a little wound up when there are other dogs nearby, particularly if they’re barking at him, so that’s another reason why going on the walking trail was a good choice. The farther we got from the kennels, the calmer Coal became. Coal would do best as the only dog in his new home but has plenty of love to offer to his future person/people. If you’re a one-dog type of person, come in soon to meet Coal!

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Coal is a cutie

I also saw Bear, Blush, Lexi, Lisa (who is so cuddly and sat with me on the bench for a while), Old Red, O’Shea, and Zoey.

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