Every dog is special, but Orphans of the Storm® has a couple extra-special dogs right now who are looking for extra-special homes.
Miagi the four-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is a super nice boy. He was very patient when getting his leash put on and was a good walking buddy overall. He pulled occasionally when we were making our way around the woodland trail, but for the most part he just stayed a step or two ahead of me.
Miagi loves attention. He’ll happily stay by your side as long as you’re petting him. He also enjoyed getting a quick rinse from the hose and stood still very nicely (some dogs aren’t so eager to get wet). When I sat down on a bench and invited Miagi to join me, he hopped up and then over–so maybe he would be a natural at agility! Miagi is a handsome and fun boy who is ready to head home. Be sure to say hi to Miagi on your next visit!
Tricycle the eight-year-old Labrador Retriever mix is one of the extra-special pooches. As you may have guessed from his name, Tricycle gets around on three legs (two front, one back). But he moves around just fine! In fact, he was walking faster than I was and I had to hurry to keep up. He enjoyed sniffing around and exploring and didn’t seem at all deterred by the fact that he’s one leg short.
Tricycle is very friendly. He greeted me with a wagging tail and gave me a couple doggy kisses. When we were in the off-leash run, he came when called. Tricycle has only been at the shelter for a couple weeks, but he’s such a good-natured boy that he’s been to off-site events already. Stop in soon to see if Tricycle is the one for you!
Wombat the three-year-old Hound mix is an energetic guy. He hopped up and down when he realized it was his turn to come out for a walk and we were quickly off and running! We first stopped in the off-leash run, where Wombat scampered around and explored behind the bushes. When I said, “Do you want to go for a walk?” he immediately went straight to where the leash was hanging over the gate and poked it with his nose. What a smarty!
Wombat would be a good running partner. For the first two-thirds of the woodland trail, I was able to keep up with Wombat by either walking quickly or jogging slowly. By the last third, we were both hot and slowed to a more normal walking pace. Wombat didn’t pay much attention to any of the dogs we passed. If you’re looking for a new exercise buddy, come in soon to meet Wombat!
Cody the ten-year-old Labrador Retriever mix has more energy than you might think, given his senior age. He was happy to take the lead as we headed towards the off-leash run. Once we were in there, Cody followed his nose around and enjoyed being in the sunshine.
Cody is fluffy and has a cute, sweet face. He liked getting scratched behind his ears and between his shoulders. Cody doesn’t seem overly fond of other dogs, but was easily refocused. Cody is looking for a loving home where he can enjoy his golden years in comfort. Stop in soon to meet him!
Waggles the seven-year-old Labrador Retriever/Mountain Cur mix is the other extra-special dog. She too is on three legs, but two back and one front. On uneven surfaces she can be a little hesitant, understandably, but on a smooth surface like the concrete in the parking lot, she was practically running. One of the great things about dogs is how resilient they are. Waggles doesn’t feel sorry for herself, so you don’t need to feel sorry for her either.
Waggles is super affectionate. When I put her leash on, she immediately started licking my hands and arms. When we sat down in a shady spot in the grass, she covered my face in doggy kisses and then snuggled in my lap. She even rested her chin on my shoulder for a while. Waggles may not have a perfect front leg, but she could certainly be the perfect pooch for you! Come in soon to find out.