Orphans of the Storm® Dogs Will Give Their New Families Many Thanks (and Many Kisses)

Thanksgiving may be over, but the dogs at Orphans of the Storm® will be thankful to find their forever home at any time of the year!

Chase the three-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix is appropriately named because he likes having the chance to run! Chase led the way running around the first part of the woodland preserve, but then slowed to a quick walk and took plenty of pauses to sniff. Chase also likes to stop and stick his nose straight up in the air so he can catch even more scents.

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Chase can cuddle and use his Hound nose simultaneously

Chase is snuggly. He joined me on the bench a few times and enjoyed getting pet. He gave me a few doggy kisses in return. He’s also happy to give doggy hugs. Chase seems to get along with other dogs and politely sniffed two dogs (one his size, one much smaller) while we were out. Come in soon to see if Chase is the one for you!

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Chase pretending to be a Pointer

Blake the seven-year-old Boxer mix is a big softie. He is super affectionate and loves being close to people. Whenever I patted my legs, Blake came right over and put his front paws in my lap. He will also cover your face in doggy kisses whenever he gets the opportunity. And with that lovable face, you won’t want to turn him away!

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Blake being a lapdog

Blake is a great walking companion. He rarely pulled on the leash and also responded well if I asked him to go in a particular direction. Blake has a tickly spot on the side of his neck and will kick his back foot when you scratch him there. Blake didn’t seem to mind other dogs when we passed them on our walk, but he isn’t a fan of cats. Be sure to say hello to Blake on your next visit to the shelter!

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Blake looking majestic in the fall foliage

Aibileen the two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is such a happy girl. Her tail wags constantly–and strongly!–so you’ll certainly get thwacked with it if you’re standing nearby. Aibileen particularly likes getting her hips scratched. She’ll do a little dance and back right up against you to make sure you’re scratching the right spot.

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Aibileen’s sweet face

Aibileen likes to snuggle in general, too. She’ll come running over and just lean against you while you pet her. She’s also not at all shy about giving doggy kisses. Aibileen gets along with other dogs big and small. She’s currently sharing her kennel with Minny (see below). If you’re looking for a happy, snuggly girl, come in soon to meet Aibileen!

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Aibileen coming in for a doggy kiss

Minny the one-year-old Jack Russell Terrier/Schipperke mix is super friendly. She’s small and energetic, so she’ll run right to you and then put her front paws on your legs and do a little jump to get your attention. If you kneel down to her level, she’ll hop right into you lap and happily get pet. She also likes to give doggy kisses.

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Minny is a little cutie

Minny got off to a bit of a rough start and is missing fur in some places, but that doesn’t slow her down at all and certainly hasn’t dampened her spirits. She’s happy and curious and likes following her nose to explore. Those little legs can move faster than you might expect! Minny gets along with other dogs of different sizes. She is currently sharing her kennel with Aibileen (see above). Come in soon to meet sweet Minny!

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Minny making a funny face

I also saw Balto (who greeted me with a doggy hug), Bella, Big Boy and Mojo, Carlos, Harley and Reeco, Lucy, and Vanilla.

Orphans of the Storm® Dogs Ready to Be Your New Best Friend

There are plenty of dogs at Orphans of the Storm® right now who are particularly eager to spend as much time as possible snuggling with their new family. And with the weather getting colder, what better time to add a new cuddle-buddy to your home?

Parker the one-year-old Labrador Retriever mix is a lovey-dovey boy. He gave me a doggy hug as soon as he came out of his kennel. He also likes to give doggy kisses. Parker spent some time snuggled in my lap when we took a break during our walk around the woodland preserve. He certainly will want to be close to his person!

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Parker is a cutie

Parker walks nicely on a leash. The only time he pulls a bit is when he passes another dog. He can get a little excited then. The rest of the time, Parker walks at a perfect pace. Since Parker can get so attached to his person, he may want to act a little protectively around his future owner. Come in soon to see if Parker is the one for you!

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Parker thinks you can never be too close!

Gale the two-year-old Hound mix is a little skittish at the moment, but she’s still a sweet and friendly girl who likes to stay close to whoever is walking her. So close, in fact, that Gale was weaving in and out of my legs while we were on our walk! You don’t have to worry about Gale getting too far ahead of you.

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Gale likes having time to enjoy the outdoors

Gale enjoys keeping her Hound nose to the ground so she can keep track of interesting scents. But she’s happy to take a break from that every once in a while for a snuggle session. Gale hopped up to join me on the bench and put her front paws in my lap while I pet her. Stop by soon to meet Gale!

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Gale squinting in the autumn sun

I also saw Aleck, Bella, Big Boy and MojoDiamond (Riley), Hamilton, Lucky, and Thunder.