Orphans of the Storm®’s Annual Benefit Dinner is Tuesday, April 10 at Ravinia Green Country Club. This year, the shelter is celebrating its 90th anniversary! If you are interested in attending but haven’t RSVPed yet, the deadline is this Saturday, March 31. You can call the shelter directly at 847-945-0235 to reserve your seat. And between now and the dinner, you can stop by the shelter to meet the dogs (and cats) who you will be benefitting!
Jasmine the one-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix can be a little on the shy side at first, but warms up quickly and turns into a very affectionate girl! Jasmine put her front paws in my lap and gave me lots of doggy kisses several times during our walk. She likes getting pet and kept coming back to me to get attention while we were in the off-leash run.
Jasmine is a pretty good leash-walker and likes to stop and sniff. Jasmine is on the skinny side and will definitely benefit from some TLC in her new home. Although Jasmine likes being with adults, she would do best in a home without kids or cats. She can also be a little bark-y around other dogs. She’s still a puppy, though, so she has time to learn some manners. Come in soon to say hello to Jasmine!
Chevy the two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix was very eager to come out for a walk. She pulled a bit at first since she was ready and raring to go, but once we got to the woodland preserve she settled into being a good walking companion. Chevy likes to sniff her way along the trail, but her ears are always perked so she can pick up on interesting sounds too.
Chevy is super cute. She’s smaller than the average Lab and has a very expressive face. Chevy was very interested in the camera and always turned to me when I knelt down to get her picture and pet her. She would enjoy having a yard to call her own and someone to go on regular walks with her. Be sure to say hello to Chevy on your next visit to the shelter!
Boston the eight-year-old Mountain Cur mix is a little nervous in his current situation. He wasn’t too sure about getting the leash put on, but it turns out that he’s a great walking buddy. Boston walks at a nice, easy, relaxing pace and mostly stayed right by my side while we made our way around the woodland preserve. He didn’t pull at all.
Boston started to feel more comfortable the longer we were out, and eventually seemed to enjoy getting some scratches behind his ears and under his chin. He didn’t pay much attention to other dogs we passed while we were out. This sweet senior is looking for a quiet and calm home where he can be showered with the love he deserves. Come in soon to meet Boston!
Jess the two-year-old Hound mix is a real cutie. She’s a nice small-to-medium size, has cute spots, and has an adorable short tail. And that little tail rarely stops wagging! Jess is a happy and playful girl with plenty of energy and enthusiasm. She’s eager to share that enthusiasm with people and gave me a few doggy hugs while we were out.
Jess likes to walk at a quick pace and can pull a bit if she doesn’t think you’re keeping up with her. Jess likes to be in charge when there are other dogs around and might not get along with every dog she meets. Jess enjoyed exploring the off-leash run and would like to have a yard at her new home where she can romp. Stop by soon to see if Jess is your girl!
Buster the one-year-old Boxer mix is a lovebug. He joined me on the bench multiple times and covered my face in doggy kisses. When he was done with kisses, Buster sat right in my lap and enjoyed cuddling. Buster has tail paralysis, but even though he can’t show you he’s happy with his tail, you can still tell with his doggy grin.
Buster walks nicely on the leash for the most part, though he can get an occasional burst of energy and run for short distances in the middle of his walk. Buster was sharing his kennel with a dog who has since been adopted, so he gets along with most dogs and could go to a home with another dog, but prefers females to males. Come in soon to say hello to Buster!
I also saw Big Boy and Mojo, Carlos, Goliath, Hobbs (who is such a sweetie and wouldn’t walk with the other volunteer until I said a proper hello), Nash, Parker, Rufus, and Scotty.
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