We had the first snow of the season this past weekend, and plenty of the dogs at Orphans of the Storm® were excited to play in it. (Apologies for the blurry photos. Snow and camera lenses do not mix well!)
Juno the three-year-old Husky mix was my first choice before I even arrived at the shelter because I knew there was a Husky and I knew he would love the snow! As we made our way around the woodland preserve, it was easy to imagine Juno pulling a sled through the Alaskan wilderness. Juno kept looking back at me like, “Come on! Keep up!” There are few things more joyful than a Husky on the first day of snow.
Juno also enjoyed exploring the off-leash run. He didn’t hesitate to stick his nose in the snow and snuffle around. Juno would do best in a household that will keep him both physically and mentally active. When I saw him out with another volunteer last weekend, it seemed like he knew some basic commands like “sit” and would be ready to learn more. Stop in soon to meet Juno!
Indy the one-year-old Mountain Cur mix has lots of energy. She spent the first few minutes in the off-leash run racing the dog on the other side of the fence. She then went exploring through the bushes. But eventually she realized that I was there to give her lots of attention. Indy leaned her body against my side and tucked her head under my arm while I pet her.
Indy was eager to go around the woodland preserve. As soon as we walked through the gate, Indy and I were off and running! I think it was a combination of being excited about the snow and also wanting to warm up. Indy is currently sharing her kennel with another dog, so she could go to a home with or without another furry friend. Come in soon to meet Indy!
Dodson’s Dude the three-year-old Mountain Cur mix can be a little on the shy side at first, but the longer you’re with him, the more he warms up. Dodson’s Dude is more of a methodical sniffer: he doesn’t usually move too fast, and he makes sure he smells everything. He spent a lot of his time in the off-leash run exploring underneath the bushes.
Dodson’s Dude would come check in with me every so often to get a nice scratch on the back. He watched when I threw a tennis ball, but hasn’t quite grasped the idea of “fetch” yet. Dodson’s Dude doesn’t seem overly fond of other dogs, but I could divert his attention back to me. He walked nicely on the leash without much pulling. Stop by soon to see if Dodson’s Dude is the dude for you!
Noah the two-year-old Hound mix can be a little bark-y inside his kennel, but don’t let that deter you! He just wants to grab your attention. He didn’t bark once when we were together outside. Noah is a good walking companion and would often look up at me to check in and make sure we were on the same page. He would sniff around occasionally, but mostly just trotted next to me.
Noah loves getting attention. He’ll stay by your side as long as you’re petting him and will happily give you some doggy kisses in return. He seemed to get a little cold while we were out, so maybe his new owners can get him a cute doggy sweater! Noah would do best as the only pet in an adult-only home. If that description fits your home, come in soon to say hello to Noah!