Tired of election talk? Then let’s switch to puppy talk! The dogs at Orphans of the Storm® are all ready to show you why they would make the best new pup to bring home.
Sammy the two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix is super friendly and affectionate. She had her tail wagging like crazy and rolled over for a belly rub before I even opened the gate to her kennel. Once she was out on the leash, she gave me a big doggy hug and then led the way to the off-leash run. Sammy will happily give doggy kisses to whoever is in her vicinity, and isn’t shy about climbing into your lap to do so.
Sammy is also playful. She wasn’t too interested in the tennis ball, but when she found a rope toy she was thrilled! We played a little bit of tug-of-war, but Sammy also had a good time just carrying the toy around and shaking it back and forth occasionally. Sammy was enthusiastic about going around the woodland trail. She could use a bit of leash training to learn not to pull as much, but for the most part she did well. Come in soon to see if Sammy is the pooch for you!
Todd the one-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix is the perfect combination of couch potato and outdoor adventurer. When we were in the off-leash run, Todd was calm and mellow. He joined me on the bench and sat in my lap (as best he could, given his size) for a while. He also gave me a few doggy kisses while we were sitting there.
Todd then went into full Hound mode when we walked around the woodland trail. We went at a fast walk/slow jog pace set by Todd. He would stop to sniff every once in a while, but was more interested in covering a lot of ground in a short period of time. We jogged past another dog and person, who Todd barely even looked at because he was just following the trail. If you appreciate both activity and relaxation, come in soon to meet Todd!
Bonnie and Tiny the two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mixes are super precious. I was basically incoherent when I took them out because they are too cute for words. The pictures I took don’t make their size very clear, but they’re roughly the size of my Beagle/Basset Hound mix and therefore can fit in your lap with ease. Bonnie and Tiny are like permanent puppies.
Bonnie and Tiny were found together as strays and would preferably like to find their new forever home together. They’re very attached and get along well with each other. At one point, Bonnie was chewing on a toy. Tiny came over, took the toy, and carried it to another part of the run. A few minutes later, Bonnie went over to Tiny and took the toy back. They were even chewing on it simultaneously at one point. There were no disagreements.
Bonnie (the blue-gray one) was the first to come over to me. When I knelt down on the ground, she came trotting over and put her cute little front paws on my legs. After getting the sniff of approval, I was the recipient of some doggy kisses. Bonnie was always eager to come back to me for more attention.
Tiny (the tan-white one) was a little more stand-offish at first, but when I sat down on the ground she eventually made her way over to my lap and gave me some doggy kisses herself. Tiny seemed like the more independent and adventurous one, because she always led the way when it came to sniffing and exploring around. If you’re looking for two bundles of fun and cuteness to add to your family, come in soon to meet Bonnie and Tiny!
Maggie the seven-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix loves being with people and also gets along with kids. Maggie is one of those dogs who will stay by your side for as long as you’re petting her. She’s also happy to give doggy kisses in return. Maggie was pretty calm while we were in the off-leash run and enjoyed following her nose around.
Maggie absolutely loves going for walks. You might be surprised, considering she has short legs and is a little on the chunky side, but she moves at a quick clip! Maggie likes walking so much that she was all set to go for a second lap around the trail. Maggie isn’t a fan of cats, but she gets along with other dogs and attends play group almost every day. Come in soon to say hello to Maggie!