There are lots of cute dogs waiting to meet you at Orphans of the Storm®!
Dazzle the five-year-old black Labrador Retriever mix has quickly become a volunteer favorite. When I took her out, we passed two other volunteers who told me how great she is. Dazzle is well-behaved and waited patiently for me to put the leash on before stepping out of her kennel. Her tail wags pretty much all the time.
Dazzle is a friendly girl. When we were in the off-leash run, she stayed pretty close to me and always came over for a pat when I knelt down to her level. She politely sniffed the dog on the other side of the fence but otherwise didn’t pay too much attention to it. When we went for a walk around the woodland preserve, she walked nicely on the leash and didn’t try to pull ahead. Come in soon to see if Dazzle is the one for you!
Grunge the two-year-old Rat Terrier mix and Oscar the five-year-old Rat Terrier mix are a couple of little cutiepies. I’m not sure if they came in together or not, but they’re sharing a kennel and they are very attached to each other. If you have the space for two little dogs in your home and heart, I would encourage you to adopt them together!
Grunge and Oscar are both on the shy side when they first meet someone new, but they warm up soon enough. When I took them out of their kennel and we started towards the off-leash run, Grunge and Oscar were literally walking right next to each other, with their sides touching. They continued to stay close to each other even once they were off-leash and sniffed the same things, followed each other behind the bushes, and stopped for a drink at the same time.
Grunge was the first one to get friendlier with me. When I sat down on the bench, he hopped up next to me and seemed to enjoy the perch. Later, when I sat down on the ground, he came over and put his little front paws in my lap. Grunge can also be a little bit of an escape artist. He’ll look for any openings in a fence and try to stick his little head or legs through. So, his future family should keep a close eye on him if you have a fenced-in yard.
Oscar is more mellow. When Grunge would run in the off-leash area, Oscar would just walk. Oscar is also a little more shy and wasn’t too sure about me petting him at first. After seeing Grunge hang out with me, though, he came over and decided he too would like some attention. Oscar let me know he was ready to head back to his kennel by giving a little bark. Stop by the shelter soon to see if Grunge and/or Oscar are the right match for you!
Buddie the three-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix was recommended to me by another volunteer. I had seen him out the previous week and noted what a handsome boy he is. This week I learned that he has a great personality to go along with his great looks! Buddie was a little shy when I came over to him with the leash, but warmed up quickly.
Buddie and I headed for the woodland preserve and walked around the trail. Buddie does well on the leash and rarely pulled. We passed another dog a few times and Buddie didn’t pay much attention to him; he was more focused on sniffing around. In the off-leash run, Buddie politely sniffed the dog on the other side of the fence. Buddie would do best in an adult home. If that description fits you, come in soon to meet Buddie!