There is still time to welcome home a new furry family member before the holidays! Orphans of the Storm® is open its regular 11am-5pm hours except for Tuesday, Christmas Day, when it is closed. Dogs and cats will also be at the Northbrook Court location to help with last-minute gift wrapping all weekend and through 6 p.m. on December 24.
Blue the three-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is super snuggly. He likes to sit in your lap and lean against you while you pet him. Every time I knelt down to Blue’s level, he came bounding over for more cuddles. He has a ticklish spot on his hips and will do a little wiggly dance and kick his back legs when you scratch him there. Blue likes to give the occasional doggy kiss too.
Blue is also adventurous. He went right over the A-frame without any prompting from me and particularly liked standing at the top so he could survey the land and see over the top of the fence. Blue politely sniffed the dog on the other side of the fence but otherwise didn’t pay much attention to other dogs. Blue also does a pretty good job walking on the leash. Be sure to say hello to Blue on your next visit to the shelter!
Tulip the three-year-old Husky mix will be your own personal giant snowball for the winter (and every other season). She has beautiful all-white fur and piercing blue eyes. Tulip is a little on the chunky side, so she’s looking for an active home where she can get her regular walks and exercise. Tulip prefers to walk at a quick pace, but doesn’t pull on the leash at all as long as you’re keeping up with her.
Tulip is pretty mellow and easy-going. She doesn’t mind doing her own thing when she’s in the yard, but she’ll also stand by your side while you pet her. Tulip was sharing her kennel with another Husky who has since been adopted, and she seems to get along with other dogs too, so she could go to a home with or without another fluffy friend. Come in soon to meet Tulip!
Romeo the two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix was found as a stray, but seems to know at least a few of the ropes. He can pull a bit when he first comes out of his kennel, but walking around the woodland preserve he did a good job on the leash. Romeo likes to lead the way on his walks, but often looked back over his shoulder to check in with me.
Romeo likes being with people and rarely left my side when we were in the Enrichment Park. He loves getting attention and lots of pets. Romeo can jump up a fair bit, but some training should help with that. He was already pretty responsive when I told him “off.” Come in soon to see if handsome Romeo will steal your heart!
Daisy the three-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix is perhaps the Hound-iest Hound I’ve ever walked. She was really in her element when we were in the woodland preserve. Daisy wanted to forge her own trail rather than follow the path, and can be a little stubborn about following her nose rather than her person. She did some serious treeing, with her front paws on the tree trunk and long, loud baying. (I personally didn’t see any raccoons, but she had me pretty convinced they were up there somewhere.)
Daisy has plenty of energy and enjoyed having a chance to stretch her legs and run around the off-leash run. She didn’t need a toy to chase or a dog to race–she just likes being outside. Daisy would do best in an active home that understands what Hounds do. If that sounds like you, be sure to say hello to Daisy on your next visit to the shelter!