Last week we featured some of the older dogs at Orphans of the Storm®, and so this week it’s only fair for younger dogs to get their turn!
Bolt the one-year-old Labrador Retriever mix is a cute boy who still has that puppy spunk. He was eager to hit the walking trail and for the most part he walked pretty well on the leash, though he did occasionally pull a little. If I stopped walking, though, Bolt would immediately come back to my side and lean against my legs so I could pet him.
Bolt likes people and is happy to give you doggy kisses. He doesn’t seem like a big fan of other dogs, though. Bolt would do best in an adult home with people who can give him some training, since he’s still pretty young and hasn’t learned all of his manners yet. If you’re looking for a young dog who likes to snuggle, come in soon to meet Bolt!
Reggie the seven-month-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix has plenty of energy. We quickly headed to the off-leash run, where Reggie had a fun time chasing down and playing with the toys there. He hasn’t mastered “fetch” yet, but he seems like a pretty intelligent boy who would get the hang of it eventually.
Reggie has the cutest wrinkly forehead and a very expressive face that you will fall in love with. When I sat down on the bench in the off-leash run, Reggie quickly came over to me and put his front paws in my lap so I could scratch his ears and he could give me doggy kisses. Stop in soon to see if Reggie is the puppy for you!
Clover the two-year-old Mountain Cur mix is super sweet. She was a little shy at first, so I sat in her kennel with her for a minute so she could get used to me before I put the leash on. She walked nicely on the leash as we made our way to the off-leash run and mostly kept to herself as she explored. I did sit on the ground at one point, though, and she came over, put her front paws in my lap, and sniffed my face.
Clover really perked up when we went around the walking trail. Her breed is an outdoorsy one, and you could tell that she enjoyed being in a forested area like that. Instead of having her head down like she did in the run, she was alert and eager on the trail. Clover is currently sharing her kennel with another dog, so she could go to a home with or without another furry friend. Be sure to say hi to Clover on your next visit to the shelter!
Moo the nine-month-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix is a special girl looking for a special home. She’s deaf, so her future family will need to learn hand signals themselves and then teach those hand signals to Moo. Training will be very important, but the bond between Moo and her family will be a great one because she will always be looking to them for cues on how to behave. One benefit is that Moo doesn’t bark, though she does make other sounds like whines when she’s excited.
Moo acts like any other puppy would. She’s very playful and had a fun time racing the dog on the other side of the fence in the off-leash run. She likes to jump up on people, since she doesn’t realize yet that some might not find that behavior polite, but she just wants attention. She’s very curious and enjoyed following her nose. And, of course, she is super cute! If you’re able to open your home to a special dog like Moo, come in soon to meet her!