You can find dogs of all shapes and sizes at Orphans of the Storm®, and this week I walked two that fall into the medium/large category. These bigger dogs appreciate bigger cuddles! Orphans of the Storm® will be closed this Monday for Memorial Day, but come in before or after to meet these two sweeties.
Scout the four-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix is a special dog looking for a special home. He is completely blind because he had both eyes surgically removed. But if you just saw him walking on a leash around the neighborhood, you wouldn’t even know! Scout has no problem leading the way on walks and mostly lets his nose be his guide. He just sometimes needs occasional extra steering so he doesn’t knock into things.
Scout gets along with people and other dogs. He was laying in his kennel when I came over, but as soon as I said his name he popped right up to say hello. He likes being pet and snuggled. Scout uses his other senses to help get around, and was particularly interested in listening to people play golf on the course next to the shelter. Scout would probably do best in a calmer home with a family who doesn’t plan on rearranging the furniture often. Stop in soon to let Scout show you what a special and lovable boy he is!
Lukas the five-year-old Boxer mix seems to have his own fan club at the shelter. When we were out on our walk, every volunteer or staff member we passed had to stop and say hello to him. I can understand why! Lukas is very affectionate and will cover your face in doggy kisses whenever he gets the opportunity. He has a short docked tail that wiggles enthusiastically.
Lukas makes for a pretty good walking companion, as long as you don’t mind going at a brisk pace most of the time. We took a few breaks during our walk around the woodland preserve, and Lukas happily sat at my feet so I could pet him. It seems like Lukas might know some basic commands, and he would also be up for learning more. Lukas would do best as the only dog in an adult home. Come in soon to see if Lukas is the one for you!