It was a great day to be out and about. Lots of the dogs at Orphans of the Storm® were soaking up the sun while waiting for their turn to go for a walk.
Lobo the four-year-old Husky mix is more sociable and friendly than the average Husky, which can be sort of aloof with strangers. Lobo greeted me with a quick doggy hug and was happy to take a couple breaks during our walk around the woodland preserve so I could pet him. When we were walking, he would sometimes look back to check in with me. He did nicely on the leash and mostly stayed just a step or two ahead of me.
Lobo is an attentive guy. When we were in the off-leash run, there was a fly flying around and Lobo watched it very closely. He also tried to catch it a couple times but couldn’t quite reach. Lobo is very handsome, with his reddish-brown patches and bright blue eyes. He doesn’t seem like the biggest fan of other dogs or cats so would probably prefer to be the only dog in his new home. Stop in soon to see if Lobo is the one for you!
Radie the one-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is super sweet. He was more on the shy side when he first came to the shelter, but now he’s started to come out of his shell. Overall Radie walks nicely on the leash, but he does get an occasional burst of energy where he wants to run ahead a few feet. He also wants to say hi to other dogs, so he can pull a bit when dogs are nearby.
Radie is affectionate. He joined me on the bench for a while and kept giving me doggy kisses. He’s very gentle about it. Radie kept scooting closer to me the longer we were sitting together and enjoyed getting a nice rub on the chest. Other volunteers agree that he’s a real sweetie. Be sure to say hi to Radie on your next visit to the shelter!
Boone the four-year-old Hound mix likes to stay active. We quickly made our way to the off-leash run, where Boone had fun exploring behind and underneath the bushes. He also liked keeping an eye on what was happening on the other side of the fence. Boone has a cute tail that curls up and over his back, and a face that looks like he’s smiling.
Boone likes to play. He was happy to chase after tennis balls, but needs a little practice on bringing them back. Also, when it was time to head back in, he wanted to play tag for a bit before getting his leash put back on. Boone gets along with other dogs and is currently sharing his kennel with another Hound (see below), so he could go to a home with or without another dog. Stop in soon to meet Boone!
Queenie the seven-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix is a little shy at first, but soon shows off her sweet side. She spent the first few minutes exploring the off-leash run, but came trotting over to me after I knelt down on the ground. Queenie likes getting her chin scratched and stretches her neck out to make sure you get the right spot.
Queenie is pretty mellow. She wasn’t too interested when I threw a tennis ball, she didn’t bark, and she mostly just moseyed around or stood next to me. She’s easy to walk on a leash, too. Queenie gets along well with other dogs and is currently sharing her kennel (see above), so she could go to a home with or without a furry friend. Come to the shelter to meet sweet Queenie!