This was the first time this year where it was warm enough that the dogs I walked at Orphans of the Storm® needed a break to drink some water and lay in the shade! I think we can finally say spring has arrived.

Lady the six-month-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix is such a sweetheart. She’s a little shy at first, but once she gets comfortable then she gets along with everybody. She does well with kids and was super nice and mellow when we met a couple other dogs while we were out on our walk. She politely sniffed them and wagged her tail and that was that. She also likes to give people doggy kisses.

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Lady says, “It’s hot out here!”

Lady will be a very loyal companion once she knows that you’re her person. The entire time we were out, all she wanted to do was say hello to one of the other volunteers who has walked her a couple times previously. When she finally did get to say hello, she snuggled with him and then rolled over for a belly rub. It was adorable! Lady did nicely on the leash when we took a stroll around the walking trail. If you’re looking for a younger dog to be your new best friend, come in soon to meet Lady!

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Lady licking her lips

Meatball the three-year-old Shepherd/Mountain Cur mix is a fun boy. As soon as his leash was on, he was ready to go. We first went to the walking trail, where about half the time Meatball walked nicely by my side and the other half he was excitedly romping and sniffing, which is understandable. Now that the weather is nice, you can see golfers on the other side of the fence when walking around the trail, and Meatball was very curious about what they were doing!

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Meatball knows to smile for the camera

Meatball is playful, in his own way. He doesn’t exactly fetch, but he gets excited when you hold up a toy and throw it. Sometimes he picks it up and sometimes he just sniffs at it, but he’s always happy when you pick it up and show it to him again. Meatball is also happy to give doggy kisses. Stop by the shelter soon to see if Meatball is the pooch for you!

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Meatball playing with his rope toy

Yellow Stone the four-year-old Golden Retriever mix was found as a stray, but he must have been in a home at some point because he is very well-behaved. If you like going for brisk walks or jogs, Yellow Stone may be the perfect companion for you. He walks quickly, but he doesn’t pull as long as you keep up with him. We took a break about halfway around the walking trail and he enjoyed sniffing in the bushes and getting a nice scratch on the neck.

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Yellow Stone enjoyed being out in the woods

Yellow Stone is very much a retriever. As soon as we went into the off-leash run, Yellow Stone found a tennis ball and happily carried it around with him. He occasionally dropped it to sniff something or get a drink, and he would chase after it when I threw it but then carry it around some more. He eventually laid down and kept the ball between his paws while he rested. It was too cute! On your next visit to the shelter, be sure to say hello to Yellow Stone!

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Yellow Stone carrying his tennis ball

Pharea the six-month-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix is very shy but very sweet. Since he’s still a puppy, it seems like he doesn’t have much experience with leashes. He wasn’t too sure about getting the leash put on to come outside, and he could also use a little training to learn to walk nicely rather than pull. But when we were making our way around the walking trail, if I stopped walking, Pharea would come back to me so I could pet him.

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Pharea with his cute freckled nose

Pharea is a super cute puppy. I’m a softy when it comes to wrinkly foreheads and semi-floppy ears, and Pharea has both! Pharea also has a tickly spot on the right side of his neck. Whenever I scratched there, he started kicking his back foot. Pharea hasn’t gotten off to the best start in life, so he needs someone who will help him come out of his shell and show him what a nice place the world can be. If you think that someone could be you, come in soon to meet Pharea!

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Pharea coming over to cuddle

I also saw Bella, the other Bella, Blush, Bolt, Chief, Coal, Diamond, Lisa, Tobi, and Zoey.

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