Whether you like spots, stripes, solids, or patches, there are a variety of looks to choose from when you visit the dogs at Orphans of the Storm®!

Sid the one-year-old Beagle mix greeted me with a wagging tail and was eager to head out on our walk. When you take Sid on a walk, you have to be prepared to make lots of stops because Sid takes his Hound roots seriously and keeps his nose to the ground, sniffing very thoroughly. Overall he is a good walking buddy, though, because he goes at a nice pace and rarely pulls.

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Sid’s adorable face

Sid also enjoyed having a chance to explore the off-leash run. He sniffed in front of, behind, and through all of the bushes. He also poked some of the toys with his nose, but didn’t seem too interested in playing with them at the moment. Sid is a real cutie with his tricolored spots and patches, and those irresistible Hound eyes. Come in soon to see if Sid is the one for you!

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Sid following the trail

Toby the one-year-old Plott Hound mix was jumping in excitement when he realized it was his turn to come out. Although he had an initial burst of energy and wanted to start off at a run, he quickly settled into a nice walking pace when we got to the woodland preserve. I thought that since Toby is still a puppy, he would want to play with the toys in the off-leash run, but he just sniffed them and continued on. Maybe he needs someone to teach him how to play!

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Toby wasn’t sure what to do with all these toys

Toby politely sniffed the dog on the other side of the fence when we were in the off-leash run. When we were walking around the woodland preserve and passed another dog, Toby didn’t give him a second glance. Toby would do best in an adult home with an experienced dog owner. If that description fits you, stop in soon to meet Toby!

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Toby has great camouflage fur!

Whizzer the six-year-old Redbone Coonhound mix absolutely loves squeaky toys. The first thing he did when we got to the off-leash run was pick up a blue plush ball with a squeaker. But one toy is never enough, of course, and soon Whizzer had himself a pile of toys that he could alternate playing with. He’ll chase after toys when you throw them but would rather chew on them than bring them back.

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Whizzer loved this toy

Whizzer is a strong boy and likes to walk at a brisk pace. When we were going around the woodland preserve, Whizzer stretched his nose up as high as it would go so he could collect more smells. Maybe there was a raccoon hiding in the trees, because he was very intrigued. Whizzer also likes to give doggy hugs. He used to share his kennel with another dog and attends play groups, but might be a bit overwhelming for a small dog. Be sure to say hello to Whizzer on your next visit to the shelter!

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Whizzer was proud of his collection

Layla the two-year-old Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix is a very pretty girl. She seemed a little skittish at first, but warmed up quickly. When we went to the off-leash run, Layla joined me on the bench. She put her front paws in my lap and gave me some doggy kisses while I pet her. Most dogs I’ve met have their tickly spot (where they kick their leg while you scratch them) somewhere around their ribs, but Layla’s tickly spot is right on her chest between her front legs!

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Layla with perky, upright ears

Layla is a great walking companion. She didn’t pull and mostly stayed by my side. We stopped occasionally for more snuggles. Layla got a couple sticky plants stuck to her fur while she was sniffing around the tall grasses, but stayed still so I could pull them off. Layla would like to be the queen in her new home (rightfully so), so she would do best as the only dog in an adult home. Stop in soon to meet Layla!

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Layla with her ears down in the sunshine

Nasus the two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix ended up at the shelter because he didn’t get along with the little dog at his old home, but he loves people! At first glance, you might think Nasus is a lot to handle because he’s big and muscle-y, but he’s actually quite easy-going and walks great on the leash.

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Nasus is a big, lovable boy

Nasus might do best as the only dog in his new home, but when he’s out on a walk he doesn’t seem to mind passing other dogs. When a smaller dog walked past us on the trail, Nasus first sat and then laid down until it went by. I also saw him walking on the trail with another larger dog on Clear the Shelters. Nasus is a happy boy looking for a happy home. Stop in and say hello to Nasus soon!

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Nasus says, “Okay, follow me!”

I also saw Barney, Bella, and Thunder (who I haven’t walked in a while but he knew we were old friends and gave me lots and lots of doggy kisses).

25 responses »

  1. Alice says:

    Layla is a GREAT dog. She snuggles and loves people. She is very smart and will be a great dog with some training. She is not fond of other dogs. She loves cats, they make great squeak toys.

  2. […] out on a walk. Daisy Mae gets along with some dogs (she was previously sharing her kennel with Whizzer), but not all dogs. She’ll be a fun and enthusiastic companion for her future owners. Be sure […]

  3. […] I also saw Bella, Big Boy and Mojo, Buddy, Carlos, Clarinet, Constance, Harley and Reeco, Jake, Kaffee, Lucky, Lucy, Thunder (who knows sit, paw, and down commands), and Whizzer. […]

  4. Marsha rubin says:

    Van you please feature Puggy.
    On Facebook? It seems like it has really helped so many people see the dogs and get interested.
    He has been there so long and it might help him get noticed
    Marsha rubin

    • Hi Marsha. I don’t have access to Orphans’ Facebook page, but I can pass on your suggestion to the volunteers who do. And you can also leave a comment on Facebook directly to let them know who you would like to see!

  5. […] Blush (who greeted me with a doggy hug), Clarinet, Dexter, Eve, Goliath, Hamilton, Nash, Thunder, Whizzer, and […]

  6. […] also saw Goliath, Hamilton, Maya, Nash, Parker, Scooby, Thunder, and Whizzer. And it turns out that Hamilton and Scooby are great […]

  7. […] Enrichment 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 […]

  8. […] I also saw Big Boy and Mojo, Dunkin (who gave me a doggy hug as a hello), Harley, Jasmine, Monte, Nash, Thunder, and Whizzer. […]

  9. […] I also saw Apollo, Bailey and Percy, Bella, Big Boy and Mojo, Cass and Crowley, Chevy, Dunkin, Maggie Mae, Milo, Nash, Phantom (who loves the puppy pool), Princess, Quinn, Scotty, Snow White, Tiny, and Whizzer. […]

  10. […] 27! Orphans of the Storm® 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 […]

  11. […] Whizzer the 7-year-old Hound mix (who has completed a training course and was our Top Dog Champion!) […]

  12. […] included the participants 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 […]

  13. […] Play group 1: Apollo, Brutus, Chevy, Dunkin the Red, Elijah, Hamilton, Hobbs, Huckleberry, Jack, John Boy, Loki, Lolabell, Lucy, Maya, Mojo, Peepers, Pippa (Gia), Sasha, Shyanne (Cheyenne), Trent, and Whizzer. […]

  14. […] Lolabell, Luna, Maggie, Maya, Norman, Peepers, Pippa (Gia), Pony Boy, Prince, Quinn, Sasha, Trent, Whizzer, and […]

  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 groups attended. She gets along with […]

  16. […] Elijah, Gia (Pippa), Huckleberry, John Boy, Lucy, Maggie, Quinn, Reggie, Sasha, Spike, Thea, Tom, Whizzer, and YoYo (Yeyo), as well as not-yet-profiled dogs Bandi, Polly, and Pumpkin. We reached a new […]

  17. […] getting better in larger groups), Elijah, Gia (Pippa), Huckleberry, John Boy, Maggie, Pumpkin, Tom, Whizzer, and YoYo (Yeyo). Snow White also had a one-on-one with Huckleberry. The not-yet-profiled dogs were […]

  18. […] Elijah, Gia (Pippa), Huckleberry, John Boy, Karla, Maggie, Polly, Pumpkin, Sasha, Sawyer, Sox, and Whizzer, as well as not-yet-profiled dogs Amadeus, Baby Girl, Bach, Bart, Billy, Chance, Charley, Chubby, […]

  19. […] Donny, Gia (Pippa), Huckleberry, John Boy, Karla, Lucy, Maggie, Polly, Quinn, Reggie, Sasha, and Whizzer, and the not-yet-profiled Baby Girl and […]

  20. […] the Red, Elijah, Huckleberry, John Boy, Leia, Lucy, Maggie, Max, Polly, Quinn, Sasha, Tom, and Whizzer; as well as not-yet-profiled dogs Baby Girl, Calamity Jane, Honey, Rhett, and […]

  21. […] Play group this week included Brutus, Cass, Cheyenne (Shyanne), Donny, Dunkin the Red, Elijah, Harper, Huckleberry, John Boy, Leia, Lucy, Maggie, Max, Mojo, Polly, Reeco, Sasha, Turbo, and Whizzer… […]

  22. […] Whizzer the eight-year-old Hound mix. Whizzer was the winner of the Top Dog Competition! He excels at agility. Whizzer also attended obedience classes and knows his basic commands. He absolutely loves toys and would probably have a toy in his mouth at all times if he could. Whizzer did a sleepover with another volunteer and was a great houseguest. He also got along with this volunteer’s dog. Whizzer attends play group and sometimes plays, sometimes just watches the action happening around him. […]

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