There are dogs with all sorts of activity levels at Orphans of the Storm®, but the dogs below are particularly looking to have a good time with a new playful family.
Candice the three-year-old Shepherd mix has been at the shelter for several months, getting treatment for heartworm until she is healthy enough to go to her forever home. And now that time has come! Candice is an active girl who is always up for going on a walk. She quickly led the way to the off-leash run and had a good time exploring. She mostly kept to herself at the beginning, but that’s because she was so happy to be outside.
Candice warmed up, though, and was eventually covering my face in doggy kisses. I was glad I kept her outside those extra few minutes so she could become more comfortable with me. She is also happy to lean against your legs and snuggle once she gets to know you. Candice would prefer to be the only dog in her new home. If you are interested in adopting Candice, the shelter staff can give you more information on her health status. Stop by soon to meet Candice!
Bootsy the two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is a little shy and nervous right now, but I know there’s a playful pooch in there! Bootsy started out with her tail tucked between her legs and was a little skittish as we made our way to the off-leash run. But I let her do her own thing once we got there, and I could see her start to perk up and get a little more confident.
Bootsy soon felt comfortable enough for me to pet her without her jumping or taking a step back. She seemed to particularly enjoy getting scratched under the chin. The more she learns that there are nice people who will love her and treat her well, the more she’ll come out of her shell. When there was another dog in the run next to us, Bootsy politely sniffed him and even started wagging her tail a little bit, which was nice to see! Say hello to Bootsy on your next visit to the shelter.
Otis the one-year-old Shepherd/Australian Shepherd mix was the most playful of the bunch this week. He is one of those dogs who is perfectly happy to play fetch with himself (but he’ll also play fetch with people if someone is around to play with!). He’ll pick up a tennis ball, shake his head a bit, throw the ball in the air or roll it along the ground, and then start over–all while moving at a fast speed! Otis’ cute little stubby tail just wags and wags and wags.
Otis seems to get along with everybody, people and other dogs alike. He is currently sharing his kennel with another dog, so he could go to a home with or without a furry friend. Otis loves to give doggy hugs and doggy kisses, and he joined me on the bench a couple of times for a quick cuddle session. Even though he’s energetic, he still walked pretty well on the leash. If you’re looking for a playful new friend, come in soon to meet Otis!