You can always find dogs of different colors at Orphans of the Storm®, but there seem to be a good number of dogs with spots at the moment!
Cactus Jack the two-year-old Coonhound mix is a friendly guy. He gave me a doggy hug right away, and he will also give hugs on command if you pat your legs. Whenever I sat down on a bench, he would either put his front paws in my lap or hop up next to me. When we were in the off-leash run, Cactus Jack did his Hound thing by following his nose in and around the bushes.
Cactus Jack does a pretty good job at walking on the leash, though he usually prefers to go at a quick pace. As long as you’re keeping up with him, he doesn’t pull at all. He politely sniffed two other dogs when we were on our walk around the woodland preserve, and seems like he would have liked to play with them if given the chance. He might bark to say hello, but otherwise he was quiet. Stop in soon to meet Cactus Jack!
Spot the one-year-old Pointer/Border Collie mix still has his puppy energy. He gets excited about pretty much everything. When I knelt down to his level, he exuberantly hopped right into my lap. When people or other dogs passed us on our walk, Spot barked hello and wanted to give the people doggy hugs. Spot also likes to give doggy kisses, which can sometimes come with a small nibble because he’s so eager.
Spot might make for a great agility dog. He jumped up and then over almost all of the benches that are placed around the woodland preserve. He doesn’t seem to have fully mastered the concept of “fetch” yet, but I’m sure with some practice he will be great at that too. Spot is a sweet, snuggly boy who is ready to join an active family. If you think that might be you, come in soon to say hello to Spot!
Roscoe the four-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix is a little shy and nervous at first, but very sweet. He was found as a stray but has nice manners. Roscoe will gently take treats from your hand (and takes his time to chew thoroughly!). He also walks nicely on the leash and barely pulled at all during our entire walk around the woodland preserve.
Roscoe quickly turns into a cuddle buddy. He hopped up onto the bench next to me and kept scooting closer the more I pet him. He seems to get along with other dogs and politely sniffed a couple when we were out. Roscoe is sure to come out of his shell once he’s settled into a new, loving home with people who show him that the world isn’t so scary. Be sure to say hi to Roscoe on your next visit to the shelter!