What better time to bring a dog into your home than the dog days of summer? It’s meant to be! Stop by Orphans of the Storm® soon to meet your new best friend.

Balley the one-year-old Boxer/Mountain Cur mix is a total cuddlebug. She’ll sit right in front of you and tuck her head into your lap so you can pet her. When you stop, she sticks her paw out and taps your arm to get your attention again. Balley also likes to roll around on her back and get a belly rub simultaneously.

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Balley says, “Maybe put down the camera and pet me instead?”

Balley walks really nicely on the leash, and if you stop walking then she will come back to you and sit at your feet until you start moving again. Balley likes people so much that she has some separation anxiety, so she would do best in a home where someone is around the majority of the time. Since she’s so sweet and gentle, she could go to a home with kids. Stop in soon to say hello to Balley!

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Balley coming in for a doggy kiss

Brutus the three-year-old Hound mix is very excited and energetic when he first comes out of his kennel. Brutus loves to greet people with doggy hugs, and that’s what he did with me and two other volunteers who we passed on our walk. Brutus is also a water dog. He would love to have a puppy pool (or, even better, a full-size pool!) to splash around in during the summer. He’s also one of those dogs who tries to “eat” the spray from a hose.

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Brutus loves to go exploring

Brutus is a happy boy. He’ll join you on the bench for snuggles before heading off on a walk. Brutus prefers to walk at a quick pace but doesn’t pull too much once he gets his initial burst of energy out of the way. Brutus likes other dogs, but isn’t as fond of kids, so he would do best in an adult home with or without another dog. If that description fits you, come in soon to meet Brutus! UPDATED 2019: Brutus has attended obedience classes and mastered our agility course. He regularly attends play group, though he prefers smaller groups. He has shared his kennel with another dog and loves to play!

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Brutus could only be happier if he was in his new forever home

Arnold the three-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is a good boy. When I came to his kennel, he sat nicely without me even asking while I put his leash on. We first went to the off-leash run, where Arnold did some sniffing on his own but then spent most of the time with me so he could get pet. He joined me on the bench and gave me a couple doggy kisses.

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Arnold with his puppy pool

Arnold can pull a bit on the leash, but for the most part he does a nice job being a walking companion. When we were making our way around the woodland preserve, Arnold liked exploring in the tall grass. He also enjoyed a dip in the puppy pool after our walk. Arnold has one of those lovable wide faces and always seems to be smiling. Say hello to Arnold on your next visit to the shelter!

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Arnold has a heart-warming smile

I also saw Bella, Belle, Big Boy (who is so snuggly and sweet!) and Mojo, Bud, Buddy and ShadowDelilah, Diamond (now known as Riley), and Lucy.

And don’t forget–Saturday, August 19 is Clear the Shelters!

29 responses »

  1. […] also saw Balto, Bella, Brutus, Chase, Diamond (Riley), Donny, Dunkin, Goliath, John Boy, Nash, Shyanne (aka Cheyenne, who greeted […]

  2. […] also saw Bella, Big Boy and Mojo, Brutus, Carlos, Goliath (who was perfectly at home in the deep snow and walked at a normal pace like it […]

  3. […] Belle (who gave me lots of doggy kisses), Big Boy (who had a fun time playing fetch) and Mojo, Brutus, Buster, Carlos, Dunkin, Finley, Goliath, Harley, Jasmine, Jess, Lucy, Nash, Parker, Sadie, Scotty, […]

  4. […] also saw Barney, Bella, Brutus, Elijah, Finley, Goliath, Jax, the other Lucy, and […]

  5. […] also saw Brutus, Foxy, Howard, Jasmine, Jess, Lucy Locket, Naida, Nash, and Parker (who covered my face in kisses […]

  6. […] Park. Diamond (Riley) helped with the ribbon-cutting, as pictured below, and Elijah, Whizzer, and Brutus showed off their agility skills for the crowd. You can read more about the park’s creation […]

  7. […] Bella, Big Boy and Mojo (who are actually pretty easy for one person to walk simultaneously), Brutus, Cass and Crowley, Chevy, Clarinet, and […]

  8. […] is hosting a “Top Dog Competition” in the Enrichment Park. Whizzer, Elijah, Prince, Brutus, John Boy, Reeco, and Kacy & Oliver will be competing for Top Dog–and for the hearts of […]

  9. […] Brutus the 2-year-old Hound mix (who was a Top Dog Competitor and completed a training course) […]

  10. […] Big Boy (who is so snuggly and convinced he’s a lapdog), Blue (who loves to play with toys), Brutus, Carlos, Dunkin (who gave me a doggy hug), Evelyn, Hazel, Hobbs, Huckleberry (who is so […]

  11. […] Gia (Pippa), Hobbs, Loki, Lolabell, Lucy, Maya, Quinn, Ruth, Tyson, and Whizzer one day and Brutus, Elijah, Gracie, Huckleberry, John Boy, Luna, Peepers, Sadie, Sasha, and Wombat the second […]

  12. […] group 1: Apollo, Brutus, Chevy, Dunkin the Red, Elijah, Hamilton, Hobbs, Huckleberry, Jack, John Boy, Loki, Lolabell, Lucy, […]

  13. […] group 1: Brutus, Elijah, Hamilton, Huckleberry, Jack, John Boy, Lolabell, Luna, Maggie, Maya, Norman, Peepers, […]

  14. […] first play group this week included Alec(k), Brutus, Clyde the Heeler, Eastside, Elijah, Huckleberry, Jack, John Boy, Lucy, Maggie, Gia (Pippa), Romeo, […]

  15. […] of the other play group regulars are Brutus, Gia (Pippa), Maggie, Prince, Sasha, and Whizzer. Gia, in fact, holds the top spot for most play […]

  16. […] also saw Alec(k), Barney, Big Boy, Brutus, Carlos, Cheyenne (Shyanne), Clyde, Dusty, […]

  17. […] play group I attended this week included Alec(k), Bo, Brutus, Cheyenne (Shyanne), Clyde, Cocoa, Delilah, Elijah, Gia (Pippa), Huckleberry, John Boy, Lucy, […]

  18. […] first play group this week included Alec(k), Brutus, Cheyenne (Shyanne), Clyde the Heeler, Cocoa (who is getting better in larger groups), Elijah, Gia […]

  19. […] group this week included Beatrix, Brutus, Cheyenne (Shyanne), Cocoa, Daisy, Elijah, Gia (Pippa), Huckleberry, John Boy, Karla, Maggie, […]

  20. […] first play group I went to included Beatrix, Brutus, Cheyenne (Shyanne), Cocoa, Donny, Gia (Pippa), Huckleberry, John Boy, Karla, Lucy, Maggie, Mojo, […]

  21. […] group this week included Brutus, Cass, Cheyenne (Shyanne), Donny, Dunkin the Red, Elijah, Harper, Huckleberry, John Boy, Leia, […]

  22. […] group this week included Alec(k), Beatrix, Brutus, Cass, Cheyenne (Shyanne), Donny, Dunkin the Red, Elijah, Huckleberry, John Boy, Leia, Luanne, […]

  23. […] Brutus the three-year-old Hound mix. Brutus is a super-dog! He participated in last year’s Top Dog Competition and mastered the agility course. He also attended obedience courses and knows his basic commands. Brutus is a high-energy dog looking for a playful home. He is currently sharing his kennel with another dog, and he is also a play group regular. Brutus could go to a home with or without another dog. […]

  24. […] play group I went to this week included Alec(k), Brutus, Cass, Cocoa, Donny, Dunkin the Red, John Boy, Leia, Lucy, Polly, Quinn, and Roscoe, as well as […]

  25. […] group this week included Alec(k), Brutus, Chance, Cocoa, Donny, Lucy, Polly, Quinn, Tommy, and Turbo, as well as not-yet-profiled dogs […]

  26. […] group this week included Barney, Brutus, Cocoa, Kado, Prince, and Willow, as well as not-yet-profiled dogs Ace, Badger, Banjo, Bull, […]

  27. […] 2020 the year of no long-timers by finding the perfect homes for Barney, Batman (Wombat), Big Boy, Brutus, and […]

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