Orphans of the Storm® Younger Dogs and Friends

Orphans of the Storm® has about a dozen dogs right now who are one year old or younger. If you’ve been thinking about adding a puppy or practically-puppy to your home, now is a great time to come in and meet some! There are also still plenty of middle age and senior dogs who would be happy to greet you too.

Murphy the six-year-old Hound mix is super snuggly and affectionate. He gave me a doggy hug as soon as he came out of his kennel and would have been happy to stay right there and get pet the whole time, but we eventually got to walking. Murphy will also cover your face in doggy kisses whenever he gets the chance. He enjoyed romping around the Enrichment Park but always came back to me for more cuddles. Murphy gets along with kids, so he’s ready to be a family dog.

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Murphy coming over to cuddle

Murphy went into full Hound mode once he hit the woodland preserve trail. He kept his nose to the ground and moved quickly, but didn’t pull as long as I was moving at the same pace. Murphy was very eager to look through the window at the cat room, but it would be best if he went to a home with no cats. Murphy has skin allergies and will need owners that can stay consistent with his medication. If you’re looking for a big, sweet, active boy, come in soon to meet Murphy!

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Murphy using his Hound nose

Oreo the one-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix was found as a stray but is friendly with everyone he meets and has already become a volunteer favorite. He can pull a bit on the leash when he first comes out of his kennel, but settles into being a nice walking companion once you’re on the trail. His tail is constantly wagging and he seems attentive to whoever is walking him.

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Oreo has a cute smile

Oreo likes to play with other dogs but can be a little rough-and-tumble, so he does best with bigger does who can put him back in his place when needed. (Since he’s barely out of puppyhood, he’s still learning proper playtime etiquette.) Once he’s done frolicking, he walks nicely side-by-side with his doggy friends. Come in soon to see if Oreo is the pooch for you!

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Oreo enjoying the outdoors

Kobi the one-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix came from an owner that no longer had the time to take care of him. So, he has experience being a pet but would appreciate more stability in his next home. Kobi is a handsome boy with bright blue eyes that stand out against his dark brindle fur. He’ll be sure to catch your eye as you walk through the shelter!

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Kobi showing off one of his blue eyes

Kobi likes to lead the way on walks and can pull on the leash occasionally. He doesn’t seem too fond of other dogs and usually barks when another one passes by, but otherwise he’s quiet. Kobi likes to sniff and explore. Since he’s still young, he’d enjoy going to an active home that will take him on regular walks throughout the day. Stop in soon to meet Kobi!

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Kobi follows his nose wherever it goes

Mike the one-year-old Labrador Retriever mix is a sweet and happy boy. He gave me a doggy hug as soon as he came out of his kennel and also likes to give doggy kisses. Whenever I knelt down to his level or sat on a bench, Mike would come right over to snuggle. He put his front paws up on the bench next to me so I could pet him more.

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Mike leading the way

Mike is a big fan of toys. We passed by one of the toy chests and he stuck his nose right in to find a toy he liked. He happily chased after and batted around an orange ball. Mike arrived at the shelter with another dog and seems to get along with other dogs in general. He also likes to chase cats, but just for fun. Be sure to say hello to Mike on your next visit to the shelter!

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Mike cooling off in the shade

Cooper the four-year-old Mountain Cur/Labrador Retriever mix has a cute puppy look even though he’s a few years beyond puppyhood. He happily sniffed and explored around the off-leash run before going on our walk. Cooper does a nice job walking on the leash. He was very interested in watching the golf carts drive by when we were on the far side of the woodland preserve next to the golf course.

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Cooper says hello!

Cooper enjoys attention. He would come over to me whenever I knelt down to his level so he could get pet. Cooper can be selective about his doggy friends, but does get along with some dogs. He has already gone to off-site events and done well with greeting many different people. Come in soon to meet Cooper!

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Cooper is a real cutie

I also saw Apollo, Bailey and Percy, Bella, Big Boy and Mojo, Cass and Crowley, Chevy, Dunkin, Maggie Mae, Milo, Nash, Phantom (who loves the puppy pool), Princess, Quinn, Scotty, Snow White, Tiny, and Whizzer.

Orphans of the Storm® Dogs Enjoying the Outdoors

It was a lovely day to be at Orphans of the Storm®, and the dogs were all eager to spend some time in the fresh air too! Between the woodland preserve walking trail and the Enrichment Park, there was lots of romping, rolling, and sniffing to do.

Princess the seven-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix found herself at the shelter because her owner passed away. Her years of experience living in a home means she’s all set to go home with you! Princess is a great walking companion who doesn’t pull on the leash at all. She greets all people she sees with a wagging tail and is eager to get pet.

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Princess enjoying her walk

Princess is an affectionate girl who likes to give doggy kisses. She will sit at your feet and give you a happy doggy smile while you scratch her ears or under her chin. Princess is also willing to give you a little nudge if she wants you to keep petting her. This sweet girl deserves to be treated like a princess! Stop by to say hello to Princess soon!

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Princess knows you should stop and smell the roses (or grass)

Shadow the ten-month-old Border Collie mix gave me a doggy hug as soon as he came out of his kennel. He loves to play with toys and is even happy to play fetch with himself–no human required! Shadow romped around the Enrichment Park and then flopped over to get a belly rub when he needed a breather. He has a tickly spot right on his ribs. Shadow walks pretty nicely on the leash, considering he’s still a puppy. He did have a couple bursts of energy where he wanted to run, but mostly stayed just a few steps ahead of me.

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Shadow is a real cutie

Shadow hasn’t had much opportunity for training or socializing yet. He doesn’t do great with other dogs, cats, or children. He can also get possessive of his food and toys. But since he’s still a puppy, these can all be worked on with the right owner who is ready to give Shadow the training he needs. Border Collies are smart, active dogs who do best with smart, active owners. If that sounds like you, come in soon to meet Shadow!

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Shadow with his toy

Maggie the seven-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound is pretty easygoing. She walks nicely on the leash and either has her nose on the ground or pointed high up in the air, so she can catch as many scents possible. Maggie can be a little stubborn when she wants to go one direction and you want to go the other, but kneeling down to her level and petting her usually gets her moving again.

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Maggie’s cute little blop

Maggie may not have had the easiest time before and has a couple dings in her soft, floppy ears to show for it. But that hasn’t stopped her from being a sweetie! Maggie gets along with some dogs, but not all. If you’re considering adding her to a home that already has dogs, she would probably do best with dogs that are her size or larger. Maggie would also prefer living with adults or a family with teenaged children. Say hi to Maggie on your next visit to the shelter!

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Maggie wants all the smells

Tiny the six-year-old Husky mix has a big heart. He gave me multiple doggy hugs while we were out. Whenever I knelt down to his level, Tiny came right over and put his head in my lap so I could pet him more. Tiny walks nicely on the leash and is very attentive to his person. He does like to go at a quicker pace, but doesn’t pull at all.

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Tiny enjoying a scratch on the back

Tiny is a handsome boy and has one brown eye and one blue eye. Part of the fur by his tail had to be shaved, but it will grow back as fluffy as the rest of him! Tiny seems to like water and was happy to get hosed off on a hot day. He gets along with children but isn’t a fan of other animals and would do best as the only pet in his new home. When we passed other dogs on the trail, though, he barely gave them a second glance and just kept walking. Come in soon to see if Tiny is the dog for you!

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Tiny looking regal

I also saw Apollo, Bella, Big Boy and Mojo (who are actually pretty easy for one person to walk simultaneously), Brutus, Cass and Crowley, Chevy, Clarinet, and Quinn.