Looking for a super companion to join you for the Super Bowl this Sunday? There’s still time to come in and meet the perfect dog for you at Orphans of the Storm®!
Red the seven-year-old Hound mix was a little shy and hesitant at first, but once we hit the trail he really perked up. You can tell that he’s a true Hound dog because he always kept his nose to the ground and wanted to forge his own path through the trees and brush rather than following the actual trail. Red may be on the skinny side at the moment, but he still has plenty of energy and endurance.
Red is pretty easy-going. He can walk past other dogs without giving them a second glance, but also politely sniffed another smaller dog we passed. Red enjoyed exploring the off-leash run and also did some racing with the dog on the other side of the fence. Come in soon to see if Red is the one for you!
Jacques the two-year-old Border Collie mix is a friendly guy. He greets every person he sees with a doggy hug and wagging tail. He’s also eager to give out doggy kisses. Jacques joined me on the bench a couple times and happily stood by my side so I could pet him. He was glad to have the opportunity to bound around the off-leash run for a bit at first, and sniffed at some of the toys. (We didn’t get a chance to try fetch yet.)
Jacques did a pretty good job walking on the leash around the woodland preserve. He would stop and sniff, then get a burst of energy and run for a short distance, and then settle into a nice walking pace. He would love to be part of an active family. Jacques is one of those dogs who truly looks like he’s smiling, and he’ll make his new family smile too! Be sure to say hello to Jacques on your next visit to the shelter.
Quinn the seven-year-old Mountain Cur mix is such a sweetie. He’s a little bigger than what you would normally consider a “lapdog,” but Quinn’s favorite place is in his person’s lap. He joined me on the bench, put his front paws in my lap, and stayed there for a long time–even after I asked if he wanted to go for a walk! Quinn just enjoyed being in the fresh air, relaxing, and watching cars drive by.
Quinn and I did eventually go on our walk, and Quinn walks nicely on the leash. He didn’t pull at all, which makes sense with his mellow personality. He would stop and sniff occasionally, but mostly stayed close to my side. Quinn gets along with other dogs and sometimes attends play group, though he is a fence-climber and lets us know when he’s ready to head back inside by jumping over the fence (so he will need supervision in his future yard). Come in soon to say hello to Quinn!
Petey the ten-month-old Carolina Dog/Shepherd mix is all puppy. This means he still explores the world with his mouth. He nibbled on the leash, my gloves, my headband, and wood chips. The good news is he’s pretty good about dropping things also and let me take the wood chips right out of his mouth. Petey also walks surprisingly well on the leash, considering he probably doesn’t have much experience or training.
Petey has that irresistible puppy enthusiasm and will give you doggy kisses for as long as you let him. He also likes to give doggy hugs and will try his best to jump into your lap whenever he gets the opportunity. Puppy joy is contagious, so you can’t help but feel happy when you’re with Petey. Petey gets along with other dogs and is currently sharing his kennel with Tucker (see below). If you’re looking to add a puppy to your home, be sure to say hello to Petey!
Tucker the one-year-old Labrador Retriever/Mountain Cur mix is a velcro dog. His side was literally touching my leg when we were walking, even when he first came out of his kennel (usually the dogs want to start running when they first get out). Tucker is very attentive and kept looking up at me while we were walking.
Tucker is sweet and affectionate. He gave me some doggy kisses and also licked my hand while I was petting him. Tucker has a beautiful brindle coat and a sweet face. He gets along with other dogs and is currently sharing his kennel with Petey (see above). Tucker also gets along with cats. Come in soon to meet Tucker!
Sadie the eight-year-old Husky mix came from a family who could no longer afford to care for her. But since she has a lifetime of experience as a family pet, that means she is already housebroken and gets along with children. Her previous owners described her as gentle and passive. Sadie takes a little time to warm up to new people, but she did eventually hop up on the bench next to me so I could pet her.
Sadie is a stereotypical Husky when she’s outside. She loves to be active and go for runs, and quickly led the way around the woodland preserve. She did occasionally stop to sniff. Sadie would enjoy having a fenced-in yard, but Huskies are known escape artists so her new family would need to supervise her when she’s out. If you’re looking for a new companion as well as a new running buddy, stop by soon to meet Sadie!