There are dogs of all ages at Orphans of the Storm® right now, ready and eager to find their perfect match!
Jasmine the eight-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix (not to be confused with the other Jasmine) is a sweetie-pie. She waited patiently for me to put on her collar and leash, and then we were off. Jasmine pulled a little when she first came out of her kennel, but then settled into being a great walking companion when we went to the woodland preserve. Though she does like to chase birds if they happen to land on the ground near her, so be prepared to run in short spurts!
Jasmine is very affectionate. She gives lots of doggy kisses and the occasional doggy hug. When I sat down on the bench, she hopped right up next to me and put her front paws in my lap so we could snuggle. I was the one who had to encourage her to get up and keep walking! Jasmine greets everyone with a wagging tail. Don’t let her “senior” age deter you–she still has plenty of energy, but also good manners. Rhodesian Ridgebacks are extremely rare at the shelter, so if you’re interested in that breed, come in soon to meet Jasmine!
Rudy the eleven-month-old Shepherd/Husky mix is a playful pup. As soon as he was in the off-leash run, he bounded around with puppy enthusiasm and ran a few laps. Rudy likes chasing after toys, but rather than bringing them back for a game of fetch, he put all the toys I gave him behind the bushes for later. Rudy enjoys getting pet and likes to give doggy hugs.
Rudy, being a puppy, could probably still use some training. He doesn’t seem to have much experience with being on a leash and gets a little nervous when you first try to put a leash on him. He also likes to take the lead and can pull a bit once he is on the leash. Rudy was previously sharing his kennel with another dog who since got adopted, so he could potentially go to a home with or without another dog. If you’re looking for a big, lovable goofball, come in soon to meet Rudy!
Smooch the one-year-old Dogo Argentino mix had two broken legs, but he recovered and now is ready to find his forever home! This sweet boy didn’t let his injuries dampen his spirits. Smooch’s tail is constantly wagging, and he got his name because he would give everyone doggy kisses when he was at the vet. Smooch has beautiful blue-gray eyes, and his face turns pink when he’s extra happy or excited.
Smooch doesn’t take the ability to walk for granted. He absolutely loves going on walks and will happily lead the way. He looks back at you every once in a while as if to say, “Come on, keep up!” Smooch enjoyed romping around the off-leash run and exploring through the bushes. Be sure to say hello to Smooch on your next visit to the shelter!
Conny the one-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is adorable. She is a permanent puppy size, which makes her great for snuggling. But don’t let her petiteness fool you–she is surprisingly strong for how small she is! Conny started off running around the woodland preserve trail, but she eventually tired herself out and settled into an easier walking pace. She ended up plopping down spread-eagle in the shade to cool off.
Conny likes to cuddle. Whenever I knelt down to her level, she’d come bounding over and put her front paws in my lap. Conny loves being with people, but she’s a little more particular about which dogs she likes being with, so she potentially would do best as the only pet in her new home. If you’re interested in having a permanent puppy, come in soon to see if Conny is the one for you!
Rocky the one-year-old Cairn Terrier mix is the cutest. I couldn’t stop complimenting his looks the entire time we were out. He has the most adorable little face, and his fur is funnily very straight on his front half and then very curly on his back half. Terriers are known for being bold and energetic, and that’s what Rocky is!
Rocky loves to romp and play. He enjoys exploring when he’s on walks and playing with squeaky toys when he’s in the yard. Rocky sat right next to my feet for a while so I could pet him. He has a little bit of “small dog syndrome” and barks at bigger dogs, but doesn’t seem to mind dogs that are closer to his size. If you have the energy and creativity to keep up with Rocky, come in soon to meet him!
Snow White the eleven-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is one of the shelter’s long-timers, and I am ashamed with myself for not writing about her before now! Snow White completed an 8-week doggy boot camp and was an excellent learner. She knows many commands, including “sit,” “stay,” and “heel,” and she’s very attentive to whoever is walking her. Snow White likes to get treats, of course, but she’ll do all of her commands without them.
Snow White both looks and sounds like a pig, which is a compliment. She has a wrinkly nose and a low, round body, and she makes cute snorting noises. She also has a great smile! Snow White isn’t a fan of other dogs and would need to be the only pet in her new home. She’s looking for an experienced dog owner who will keep up with the training she’s already had. Snow White is hoping that “Someday My Prince Will Come” soon. If you think that prince (or princess) might be you, be sure to say hello to Snow White!