This week, I walked one of the littlest dogs at Orphans of the Storm®, and then one of the largest! (I also walked two medium-sized dogs, but they were both happily adopted that same day.)

Roger the two-year-old Rat Terrier mix has plenty of spunk. He barks a bit inside his kennel, but that’s to grab your attention. Once he sees that he’s going out for a walk, he quiets down–but then starts bouncing in excitement! He’s pretty good at walking on the leash, but he doesn’t hesitate to lead the way.

Orphans of the Storm Dogs: Roger 2

Roger looks very dignified

Roger had a fun time romping around the off-leash run. He sniffed the dog on the other side of the fence but didn’t pay much attention to it otherwise. Roger’s tail was always up and wagging. When I knelt down next to him, he put his tiny front paws in my lap so we could snuggle for a bit. If you’re looking for big personality in a small package, come in soon to meet Roger!

Orphans of the Storm Dogs: Roger 1

Roger modeling for the new roof in the off-leash runs

Shaka the eight-year-old St. Bernard mix is a handsome, happy boy. He might seem like a lot to handle at first, but he actually walks pretty nicely on the leash after his initial burst of excitement at being out. Shaka is outgoing and will happily give you doggy hugs and kisses even if you only just met him.

Orphans of the Storm Dogs: Shaka 1

Shaka says, “Is that a toy? Are we going to play?”

Shaka is playful. He kept thinking my camera was a toy but I was able to redirect him to a tennis ball. He didn’t exactly fetch, but he was happy to run after the ball. Shaka loves getting scratched on the hips and will do a little dance while you do that. Shaka gets along great with people, but isn’t such a fan of other dogs and would prefer to be the only dog in his new home. Come in soon to see if Shaka is the pooch for you!

Orphans of the Storm Dogs: Shaka 2

Shaka has such pretty, fluffy fur

I also saw Blush, Brutus, Coal, Diamond, Duke, Fred (who is a volunteer favorite because he’s such a sweetheart), Lexi, Lisa, Lucky, Lucy, and Roxy.

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