Orphans of the Storm® will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day, but you can still come in on Saturday or Sunday to find your new friend before the holiday!
Kanela the nine-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix was very shy when she first arrived at the shelter. I tried to take her out a few weeks ago, but she wasn’t interested. Now, she was excited to come out and likes going for walks! She may have gotten off to a rough start for the first few months of her life, but now that she’s being showered with love by nice people, she’s showing her true, sweet personality.
Kanela does a pretty good job at walking on the leash, though she is pretty muscle-y (other volunteers call her “Fat Jasmine” even though Kanela isn’t fat, it’s just that Jasmine is very skinny) and can pull a bit if she wants to go in a certain direction. Kanela likes getting pet and hopped up on the bench next to me for some cuddles. If you’re looking to add a puppy to your home, come in soon to meet Kanela!
Chewie the three-year-old Border Collie mix is a super smart boy. He knows “sit” and “shake” and probably other commands, and will gladly do them even if he doesn’t get a treat in return. Although he has plenty of energy, he walked well on the leash.
Chewie loves to play fetch. He is the only dog I’ve met over the years who has put the ball directly back into my hand. Chewie and I started with a tennis ball, then moved to a rope with a ball in the middle, and finally ended with a rubber ball. So, you better have lots of toys for Chewie when you bring him home! Here is a video of Chewie’s excellent fetching skills:
Chewie isn’t just about the activity, though. He is also a snuggler. He would come up and rest his head on my lap. Chewie also joined me on the bench and enjoyed a good scratch on his back. Chewie is ready and eager to join an active home with people who can keep up with his smarts! If that sounds like you, come in soon to meet Chewie!
Floppy the three-year-old Beagle mix is an adorable little guy. One of his favorite things to do is snuggle. He’ll stand right by your feet and wait for you to lean over and pet him. Floppy would also put his front paws in my lap so I could pet him some more. Floppy is pretty good at walking on the leash, though being a Beagle he also likes to follow his nose.
Floppy loves other dogs. He’s currently sharing his kennel with another dog who is a little bigger than he is. He also wanted to say hello and play with every other dog we passed during our walk. So, Floppy would do great in a home with another furry friend. Be sure to say hello to Floppy on your next visit to the shelter!
Foxy the two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix is an affectionate, easy-going, and very pretty girl. She will happily give you doggy hugs and doggy kisses. She is one of those dogs who will walk between your legs and stand still there so you can scratch her hips. Foxy also joined me on the bench a couple times.
Foxy enjoys playing fetch, though after a couple of throws she sometimes loses interest and goes back to sniffing around the yard. Foxy gets along with other dogs and is currently sharing her kennel with another dog, so she could go to a home with or without a furry friend. Come in soon to meet Foxy!