Father’s Day is this Sunday. What better way to celebrate than by adding a fur-child to the family? The dogs at Orphans of the Storm® are happy to show you why you should pick one of them to come home with you.

Apollo the three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix is a handsome boy. He can be strong and pull on the leash when he wants to, but most of the time he’s a good walking companion. Apollo is a friendly guy who likes being with people. After you meet him once, he’ll always greet you with a wagging tail (and maybe a doggy hug!) after that.

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Apollo is always alert

Apollo would enjoy being in an active home where he can go on long walks and have playtime with toys. He has a bit of a prey drive and may try to chase wildlife while you’re outside. This also means he would do best as the only pet in his new home. If you’re a one-pet kind of person, come in soon to meet Apollo!

Orphans of the Storm Dogs: Apollo 1

Apollo doesn’t mind a bit of rain (apologies for the blurriness though)

Marnie the five-year-old American English Coonhound mix is a sweet and gentle girl. She enjoyed meandering around the off-leash run, following her Hound nose wherever it led her. Whenever I knelt down to her level, she would come over and stand next to me to get some pets. Marnie has that sweet Hound expression that just makes you want to give her a hug!

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Marnie says, “Can we PLEASE go play with that dog up ahead?”

Marnie loves other dogs. She was sharing her kennel with another dog who has since been adopted, and she wanted to run and catch up to every dog we saw on the woodland preserve trail. When she’s not trying to say hello to another dog, though, she walks very gently on the leash. Be sure to say hello to Marnie on your next visit to the shelter!

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Marnie’s ears are extra floppy

Taz the two-year-old Terrier mix is super cute. He has ears that are maybe a size or two too big for his little body, and a curly tail. Taz likes romping around the off-leash run. Although he sniffed at some toys, he wasn’t too interested in playing fetch on this particular outing.

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Taz is a precious pup

Taz also likes going for walks. He does nicely on the leash and didn’t pull at all (except for when it was time to go back in his kennel, then he pulled in the opposite direction–but that’s understandable!). Taz was happy to stop and take breaks every once in a while so I could pet him. This friendly little guy is ready to find his forever family. Come in soon to meet Taz!

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Taz enjoys a thorough sniff through the grass

Karma the one-year-old German Shepherd mix is a sweetheart. Even though she’s barely out of puppyhood and an active working breed, she walks great on the leash and was either right by my side or just a few steps ahead of me. Karma likes to snuggle and will either lean her body against your legs or rest her head in your lap.

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Karma is a pretty girl

Karma has moderate hip dysplasia, which is common in large breeds and treatable in a variety of ways. But right now, it isn’t slowing her down! Karma gets along with children. However, she isn’t a fan of other dogs and would do best as the only pet in her new home. Stop by soon to say hello to Karma!

Orphans of the Storm Dogs: Karma GSD 2

Karma has plenty of fluff to go around

I also saw Brutus, Foxy, Howard, Jasmine, Jess, Lucy Locket, Naida, Nash, and Parker (who covered my face in kisses and refused to get out of my lap).

13 responses »

  1. […] currently sharing her kennel with Marnie. So, she gets along with other dogs and could go to a home with or without another dog. She does […]

  2. […] also saw Apollo, Bella, Big Boy and Mojo (who are actually pretty easy for one person to walk simultaneously), […]

  3. […] also saw Apollo, Bailey and Percy, Bella, Big Boy and Mojo, Cass and Crowley, Chevy, Dunkin, Maggie Mae, Milo, […]

  4. […] also saw Apollo, Barney, Cooper, Dusty, Maggie Mae, Nash, YoYo, and […]

  5. […] also saw Apollo, Barney, Dusty (who gave me enthusiastic doggy hugs), Gia (Pippa), James, Reyah, and […]

  6. […] also saw Apollo, Barney, Big Boy, Carlos, Carson, Claire (Clarinet), Huckleberry, Lolabell, Mojo, Pony Boy, Tom, […]

  7. […] group 1: Apollo, Brutus, Chevy, Dunkin the Red, Elijah, Hamilton, Hobbs, Huckleberry, Jack, John Boy, Loki, […]

  8. […] group 2: Apollo, Elijah, Gracie, Hamilton, Huckleberry, Jack, John Boy, Luna, Norman, Pippa (Gia), Pony Boy, Quinn, […]

  9. […] but having more freedom in a yard can bring out different behavior than being on a leash. Dogs like Apollo and Barney have found a select number of doggy friends that they enjoy playing […]

  10. […] also saw Apollo, Barney (who loves mud puddles and splashing in the puppy pool), Mabel, Mojo, and […]

  11. […] also saw Apollo (who knows “sit,” “shake,” and “speak”) and Barney (who also […]

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