(Most) dogs love going for walks, and there are plenty of dogs at Orphans of the Storm® who make excellent walking companions! This week, I met a few more.
Gemini Rose the seven-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever mix is a happy girl who just loves being with people. She is always eager to come out for a walk, and her tail wags constantly. Gemini Rose is super snuggly; she tried her best to fit into my lap while I was sitting on the ground and when I moved to the bench, she quickly hopped up and sat right next to me. And she happily gives doggy kisses to anyone within range! I spent my entire time with Gemini Rose either smiling or laughing because she is such a sweetheart.
Gemini Rose loved walking around the woodland trail. She walks at a quick pace, but doesn’t pull as long as you’re a brisk walker also. With warm weather (hopefully) coming in the near future, now is the perfect time to add a new dog to your family to enjoy the outdoors together! Gemini Rose has experience as a family dog, but was unfortunately given up by her original owners because they had too many pets. As I said about Nala (who has since been adopted) last week, Gemini Rose is another perfect example of why Labs are so popular. Come in soon to see for yourself and find out if Gemini Rose is the pooch for you!
Snuffles the eight-year-old Heeler mix is a well-behaved girl. When I went to take her out, she patiently waited inside her kennel until her leash was on, and then she came out (unlike some dogs who will make a dash for the exit before they’re hooked up!). She walked nicely as we made our way to the off-leash run, and once we were there she spent the first few minutes exploring on her own and snuffling (pun intended) around.
Snuffles eventually realized that I was there to give her attention. When I knelt down to be on her level, she came over, put her front paws in my lap, and gave me doggy kisses. Then she calmly stayed by my side while I pet her. Snuffles has a very cute and unique look–I’m not sure if she’s mixed with a bulkier breed or just needs to shed a few pounds, but either way she’s sort of pig-shaped and it’s adorable! Be sure to say hi to Snuffles on your next visit to the shelter.
Canelo the two-year-old and Golden Boy the one-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mixes are brothers who ended up at the shelter together after they were abandoned by their original owners. After being in such a sad situation, they’re a little sad themselves–but they definitely perk up when they get to come out for a walk and get treated well, which they certainly deserve!
Canelo and Golden Boy don’t have to be adopted together, but they would appreciate it if they were! I didn’t get to spend as much time with them as I would have liked, but from the time I did get to spend with them, they both seem like sweet boys who are more than ready for their second chance at a loving home.
Canelo, being the older brother, seems to be the calmer of the two. He was looking a little unsure when he was inside his kennel, but once we were in the off-leash run his tail started to wag a bit and he enjoyed getting pet. I particularly love the wrinkles on his forehead!
Golden Boy can be a little bark-y when he’s inside his kennel, but that’s because he’s nervous. He didn’t bark once the entire time he was out with me, even though there were other dogs and people around. Golden Boy is a cuddler who is happy to give out doggy kisses.
If you have the room in your home and your heart for a dog or two, come in soon to meet Canelo and Golden Boy!