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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!