Tomorrow, Saturday, August 19, Orphans of the Storm® is participating in Clear the Shelters for the third year in a row. While we hope to clear as much of the shelter as we can, below are some long-timers who have been waiting a year or more to find their forever home. It would be extra special if we could clear these pooches from the shelter! These long-timers each have their own fan club consisting of volunteers, who will be happy to talk to you about their favorites when you come in to meet these lovable dogs.

  • Honey Lamb the eight-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix is Orphans of the Storm®’s longest long-timer, which is confusing to everyone who knows her. Honey Lamb lives up to her name because she is a sweet girl who loves to be with people and share lots of snuggles and kisses. She isn’t a fan of other dogs, so she is looking for a home where she can be the queen. You can watch her video to see her in action.
  • Puggie the thirteen-year-old Chihuahua mix is a cute little guy who gets along with other dogs that are closer to his size. He has had many furry walking companions over the years. Even in his older years, Puggie has the spunk and attitude that’s common in little dogs like him.
  • Bobo the eight-year-old Wire-Haired Terrier mix loves belly rubs and going for walks. He went to doggy boot camp at TOPS Kennel a couple years ago, so he knows plenty of commands. Bobo likes to be the boss and doesn’t like to be told “no,” so he is looking for an experienced dog owner and an adult home where he can be the only pet. Watch his video to learn more about Bobo.
  • Blush the eight-year-old Labrador Retriever mix absolutely loves going for walks, which is good because she’s a little on the chunky side! That’s because she also loves pig ears and treats. Blush used to share her kennel with other dogs, but has gotten more particular about which dogs she does and doesn’t like as she’s gotten older. Blush is a smarty who is eager to learn more tricks. See Blush on the move in her video.
  • Thunder the eight-year-old Boxer mix is easy-going with people. He doesn’t mind being dressed up for different holidays and occasions. Thunder also seems to know some basic commands. He loves getting his hips scratched. Thunder isn’t a fan of other dogs, so he would need to be the only pet in his new home. Watch Thunder’s video to learn more.
  • Roxy (or RoxyAnne) the seven-year-old Labrador Retriever/Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix came from an owner who could no longer care for her, so she knows how to be a pet in a home. She’s a sweet girl who likes being pet and likes hanging out in the yard. You can see Roxy’s special day out in her video.
  • Scotty the eleven-year-old Labrador Retriever/Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is a mellow senior. He doesn’t move too fast and likes to just amble around the yard, following his nose. Scotty had some work done on his knees a while back, but you wouldn’t even know it now! Watch a short video of Scotty showing off his “sit” skills.
  • Courage the five-year-old Black and Tan Coonhound mix is one of the most affectionate dogs. She thinks she’s a lapdog, even though she can only fit a portion of herself into your lap. She also likes to give kisses. She can pull on the leash a bit when she first comes out of her kennel, but then settles into being a nice walking companion. Courage gets along with some dogs but not all, so she would probably do best as the only dog in her new home. Watch a short video of Courage eating carrots.
  • Aleck the four-year-old Hound mix is a well-behaved boy–so much so that he often gets to go to the Orphans of the Storm® Highland Park location. Aleck likes going for walks and giving people doggy hugs and kisses. You can watch his video to see him out and about.
  • Bella the twelve-year-old Boxer mix is my personal favorite. She is a super easy walking buddy and prefers short walks. She likes getting pet, enjoys getting a quick bath with the hose, and tolerates getting her ears cleaned even though she probably doesn’t like it much. Bella is also gentle with kids. She isn’t a fan of other dogs, though, so she would need to be the only pet in her new home.
  • O’Shea the six-year-old Labrador Retriever mix has mellowed out since he first came to the shelter. But he still loves to greet people he knows with a doggy hug and kiss! O’Shea does well with some dogs but doesn’t care much for others, so he would probably do best as the only dog in his new home. Watch his video to see what a sweetie O’Shea is.
  • Shyanne the four-year-old Hound mix came to the shelter with a puppy. Her puppy was adopted quickly, but Shyanne is still waiting to find that perfect home. Shyanne is very affectionate and snuggly. She knows she can get her dog-walker to keep her out longer by giving them a doggy hug whenever they try to walk her back to her kennel. Shyanne would prefer to be the only dog in her new home.
  • Barney the four-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is a bit of a goofball with a mischievous streak. He can be an escape artist if he’s left alone for too long in the yard, because he wants to be with people instead! Barney likes to play and especially likes getting pet. Watch a short video of Barney on ice.
  • Vanilla the two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix has calmed down a lot since she first came to the shelter. Vanilla may seem like a lot to handle because of her size, but she is actually a great walking buddy. Vanilla would like to be the only pet in her new home.
  • Hobbs the six-year-old Mountain Cur mix is a nice boy hoping for a home and a backyard to call his own. Hobbs like to follow his nose and explore whenever he’s off-leash. He’s a good walking buddy, too. Hobbs will always greet you with a wagging tail.
  • Lucy the fifteen-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix does not act her age at all. Her face may have some gray on it, but she runs and plays as well as any youngster. Lucy’s bug-eyed expression has earned her several nicknames, including “Alien,” but they are all given with lots of love. Watch a short video of Lucy playing.
  • Wombat the four-year-old Hound mix has plenty of energy and playfulness. He’s always up for going on a walk and is happy to lead the way. Wombat would also make a good running partner, if you’re looking for either motivation or companionship during your runs. Watch his video to learn more about Wombat.
  • Maggie the six-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix gets along with people of all ages, including children. Maggie likes to cuddle. She also loves going for walks and she’s a believer in that the longer the walk, the better. She has experience as a family pet, so she just needs to find that new perfect family. Maggie would do best as the only dog in her new home.
  • Tyson the three-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is a strong but lovable and loving boy. He has a big, wide face that will make you smile, and he’ll smile right back! Tyson likes to give doggy hugs and kisses, and will happily join you for a snuggle session.
  • Roxy the five-year-old Shepherd/Rottweiler mix is a leaner, meaning she’ll lean against you or rest her head on you while you’re petting her. Roxy prefers the company of adults and older children, and is less comfortable around little kids. She’s a great walking companion. Roxy would do best as the only dog in her new home.
  • Clarinet the three-year-old Catahoula mix is super lovey-dovey. She will join you on the couch, sit in your lap, give you doggy kisses–everything you would expect from an affectionate dog! Clarinet likes having the opportunity to run and play on a regular basis. Although Clarinet loves people, she doesn’t love other dogs, so she would do best as the only dog in her new home. Watch a short video of Clarinet playing fetch.
  • Carlos the three-year-old Black and Tan Coonhound mix is a big, strong boy with a big heart to match. He loves going for walks and particularly seems to like walking in wooded areas, where there are smells both on the ground and in the air for him to follow. And he has those great floppy ears that are so much fun to pet!
  • Lucy the nine-year-old Boxer mix is an easy-going sweetie. She walks at the perfect strolling pace and is always happy to take a cuddle break. Lucy likes to give doggy hugs and kisses, too. She was sharing her kennel with another dog when she first arrived at the shelter, but she can be a little picky about which dogs she likes and would probably do best as the only dog in her new home.
  • Diamond (who is now known as Riley) the nine-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix was at the shelter for a couple years. She was adopted several months ago but recently returned because she has separation anxiety and needs to be in a home where someone is around the majority of the time. Diamond has always been a volunteer favorite, and we’re hopeful that we can find her a new perfect home! Watch her video to see Diamond out and about.

Here’s to another successful Clear the Shelters! Orphans of the Storm® will be opened extended hours during the event, from 11am-7pm. The adoption fee is waived for dogs and cats older than 5 months. The waived fee includes spay/neuter, but additional fees for final shots may apply. We hope to see lots of you there!

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  1. […] Saturday, 53 dogs and 31 cats found new furever homes! This includes several of the long-timers featured in last week’s post, such as Honey Lamb, Bobo, Roxy, Aleck, O’Shea, and […]

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