It was a beautiful day to be outside and enjoy the nice weather, and the dogs at Orphans of the Storm® agreed!
Blanche the eight-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever mix is incredibly sweet. When she saw me coming in her direction with the leash, she politely sat at the gate to her kennel and patiently waited for me to put the leash on before moving. She is super easy to walk and doesn’t pull at all. If you start petting her while she’s walking, she’ll stop where she is and enjoy the attention.
Blanche had a good time exploring the off-leash run, but would come back to me every couple of minutes to check in and get an encouraging pat on the back. She was also happy to give the occasional doggy kiss. Blanche seems to do well with other dogs–in fact, she barely acts like they’re there! She walked right under another dog’s chin and just kept on walking, but didn’t mind when that dog sniffed her more. Blanche is missing some fur on her face and tail, but that doesn’t dampen her spirits at all. If you’re looking for a sweet, older companion, be sure to say hi to Blanche!
Pete the nine-month-old Wire-Haired Terrier mix is a fun boy. When he realized it was his turn to go out, he started jumping up and down inside his kennel. As soon as I put the leash on, he gave me a doggy hug and then quickly led us on our way. After that initial burst of excitement, though, Pete calmed down and turned out to be a pretty great walking buddy.
Pete romped around the off-leash run and investigated underneath and behind the bushes. When I asked if he was ready to go for a walk, he gave me another doggy hug in response, which I took as a yes. As we made our way around the woodland preserve, Pete was happy to take multiple cuddle breaks. He particularly enjoyed getting his hips scratched. Come in soon to see if Pete is the pup for you!
Pike the two-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix is very much a scent hound. It was hard to get a picture of his adorable face because he almost always had his nose to the ground, following an invisible scent trail. Pike is still learning his leash manners and can pull a little when he’s on a walk, but if you’re a quick walker then you can keep up with him.
Pike is a friendly guy whose tail is almost always wagging. He didn’t bark at all while we were out and mostly just seemed happy to be outside. Pike spent some time in a foster home with another dog, so he could go to a home with or without another pooch. If you’re looking for an active dog, be sure to say hi to Pike!