The holiday shopping season is well underway. But if you’re considering adding a furry friend to your home this winter, the dogs (and cats!) at Orphans of the Storm® hope that you will look for them at a shelter rather than a shop.
Rocko the seven-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is a friendly boy who gets along with pretty much everybody and everything–kids, cats, and other dogs. Don’t let the gray fur on his face fool you into thinking he’s a slow-moving senior. Rocko is still an active dog who enjoyed exploring the Enrichment Park and led the way on our quick-paced walk around the woodland preserve.
Rocko likes being close to his person and getting plenty of attention. He’ll happily stand by your side while you pet him, and will give you a few doggy kisses in return. He also enjoys riding in the car and is ready to head home for the holidays. If you think that home could be yours, come in soon to meet Rocko!
Junior the two-year-old Rottweiler mix is a champion snuggler. He likes getting his hips scratched and will lean against your side while you pet him. He was always right there with his front paws in my lap when I sat down on a bench or knelt down to his level. Junior is very attentive to his person.
Junior walks nicely on the leash and rarely pulls. He’ll often look up at you to check in while walking. He has a very expressive face that automatically makes you smile at him. Junior was sharing his kennel with another dog who has since been adopted, so he likes some dogs but can be bark-y around others. Be sure to say hello to Junior on your next visit to the shelter!
Huckleberry the two-year-old Hound mix is so much fun. I thought he was still a puppy because of his playfulness and innocence, and was shocked when I saw his age after our walk. Huckleberry absolutely loves playing with toys and can easily entertain himself with them. When he stops to chew on them, though, he’ll plop down next to you so you can pet him while he chews. Huckleberry also likes to give doggy hugs.
Huckleberry walks nicely on the leash for the most part. He has strong Hound instincts and tried “treeing” a few times when he thought he saw, heard, or smelled something. Huckleberry’s puppy personality means that he’s looking for an experienced dog owner who can give him some training. If you’re looking for a fun, outdoorsy companion, be sure to meet Huckleberry!
Benji the ten-month-old Hound mix is one of the biggest puppies I have ever seen. He is basically at face-level when he stands on his back legs (which is often–he is a big fan of giving doggy hugs). Benji has plenty of puppy energy and will literally run circles around you. He likes to play fetch, both with himself or with a person, though it’s a good idea to have at least two toys to alternate since Benji is still learning to “drop” or “leave it.”
Benji led the way on our walk around the woodland preserve, but he would always come back to my side if I stopped walking. Benji seems to be friendly with other dogs and even cats. Benji is looking for a home that can keep up with his energy level and that will give him some training, since he’s still a puppy. Come in soon to see if Benji is the pup for you!
Tipsy the four-year-old Black and Tan Coonhound mix is the perfect walking companion. I almost forgot I had a dog with me at one point because she was just quietly, contentedly moving at the same pace as me and it didn’t even feel like I was holding a leash. Tipsy will occasionally stop to sniff, but she mostly likes to keep moving and get her exercise.
Tipsy did some exploring on her own when we were in the Enrichment Park, but she mostly stayed by my side to get pet and give doggy kisses. She is very cuddly and affectionate. Although Tipsy loves people, she would prefer to be the only dog in her new home. If you’re looking for an easy-going sweetheart, be sure to meet Tipsy!