More than a foot of snow came down, but that didn’t stop the dogs at Orphans of the Storm® from spending time outside! I’ll preface this post by saying that these dogs might not always run so quickly when they’re on the leash–it may have just been easier to get momentum running/jumping than trying to walk at a normal pace when up to their bellies in snow 🙂
Dolly the two-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix came from a family who couldn’t keep up with her energy, so she is looking for an active home to join! Dolly would love going for regular walks (or maybe even runs) every day and having a fenced-in yard to call her own. Dolly is a friendly girl who gets along with children and adults alike.
Dolly greeted me with a doggy hug as soon as I took her out of her kennel. But she was off and running once we were on the woodland preserve trail! Who needs a Husky when you have Dolly to lead you through the snow? Being a Hound, of course, Dolly had to take an occasional break to stop and sniff. She is attentive and looked back at me every once in a while to make sure we were on the same page. If you’re looking for a new activity buddy, come in soon to meet Dolly!
Naida the four-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is a playful girl. She loves playing with stuffed or squeaky toys, but her future family will need to make sure they buy sturdy ones or else Naida will pull out all the stuffing and squeaker pretty quickly. She also enjoys chasing tennis balls and running in general.
Naida seems very treat-oriented. Every time I reached into my pocket, she was right there waiting to see what I had for her (which was disappointingly nothing besides my camera). Naida can pull a bit on the leash when she first gets out of her kennel and is on the stronger side, but can settle into a nicer pace once she gets her initial burst of energy out of her system. Be sure to say hello to Naida on your next visit to the shelter!
Scooby the two-year-old Labrador Retriever/Pointer mix has springs for legs! When he realized it was his turn to come out for a walk, he was jumping up and down in excitement. Then, when we were making our way around the woodland preserve, Scooby was bounding through the snow like a bunny.
Scooby is an affectionate boy. He likes to give plenty of doggy hugs and doggy kisses. Scooby also gets along with other dogs. He is crate-trained and also most likely housebroken. If you’re looking for a playful, happy-go-lucky pooch with a constantly wagging tail, come in soon to meet Scooby!
I also saw Bella, Big Boy and Mojo, Brutus, Carlos, Goliath (who was perfectly at home in the deep snow and walked at a normal pace like it was any other walk on any other non-snowy day), Hamilton, Kaffee, Lucy, Nash, Nico, Roxy, and Thunder.