If you are looking for a big best friend, now is the time to come to Orphans of the Storm®! There are lots of big breeds eager to meet you and show you that extra size = extra love.
Jake the nine-year-old Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix came from owners who could no longer keep him. This means he has plenty of experience being a pet and is ready to settle into a new home. Despite his giant size, Jake is great at walking on the leash and doesn’t pull at all. He gets along with kids, so he could go home with a young family, but he isn’t a fan of cats.
Jake loves getting pet. We took many cuddle breaks during our walk around the woodland preserve and Jake would tuck his head into my lap while I pet him. This boy has a lot of fluff, so he’s extra great for snuggling. Jake has unique coloring and he also has one blue eye. If you think Jake has enough fluff for you, come in soon to meet him!
Calhoun the one-year-old Redbone Coonhound/Bloodhound mix likes to spend a lot of his time sniffing, which is understandable for a Hound dog. I thought Calhoun would be the type to want to run all the way around the woodland preserve, but in fact Calhoun is an easy-going walking buddy who likes to go at a slower pace so he can catch all the good smells.
Calhoun is a sweet boy. When I knelt down to pet him, he put his nose right up to mine and enjoyed getting the attention. Calhoun was in a foster home for a while and has experience with kids, other dogs, and cats. He is also housebroken and crate trained. So now all he needs to complete the package is a new home! If you think Calhoun might be the one for you, stop in soon to say hello!
Daisy Mae the three-year-old Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog) mix has some bursts of energy and excitement. The first thing she did when she came out of her kennel was give me a doggy hug. Then we were off and running! But Daisy Mae settled down soon after we got to the woodland preserve trail and ended up being a nice walking companion.
Daisy Mae is a good girl who often gets picked to go to off-site events. She likes to sniff and explore when she’s 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 to say hi to Daisy Mae on your next visit!
Ernesto the four-year-old Great Pyrenees mix is super sweet and mellow, which makes sense given his breed. Wherever we went, Ernesto was calm and steady. He didn’t pay any attention to the other dogs we passed during our walk. He does a great job on the leash and didn’t pull at all.
Ernesto likes to give doggy kisses. Whenever I knelt down to pet him, he would reciprocate with a kiss on the nose. He has an adorably sweet face that still looks a little puppy-ish. Ernesto’s fur isn’t at its full fluffiness at the moment, but he’s still plenty soft, especially around his ears. If you’re looking for an easy-going pooch, look no further than Ernesto!
Tank the four-year-old Mastiff mix is unintentionally funny. Here you have this giant dog, descended from serious guard dogs, and yet he gets spooked by little things like falling leaves! Once he’s settled into his new home, Tank will live up to his name and get more confident. But even though he can be a little skittish, Tank is still very sweet. He greeted me with a wagging tail and was eager to come out for a walk.
Tank walks nicely on the leash overall, but because of his size he can unintentionally pull if he wants to go in a particular direction. Two young girls came over to pet him, and Tank enjoyed their company and sniffed their faces politely. Tank likes to follow his nose, and mostly kept his nose to the ground during our walk. This big boy is a big softie. Come in soon to say hello to Tank!