You can find dogs of all colors at Orphans of the Storm® but this week I happened to walk mostly black-and-white ones!
Max the two-year-old Border Collie/Hound mix is super gentle. When I took him out of his kennel, he patiently waited for his leash to get put on. (When I took him out for play group a couple days later, he started jumping up and down in excitement when he realized it was his turn to come out–but was still easy to hook up.) Max mostly kept to himself when he was exploring the off-leash run, but came back to me every once in a while for a quick pat.
Max is a great leash-walking companion. He didn’t pull at all, and walked at an easy pace. When I stopped to pet him during our walk, he gave me a couple doggy kisses. Max doesn’t pay much attention to dogs he passes on walks. He attends play groups and is very mellow with the other dogs, just sniffing hello but not actively playing too often. Come in soon to meet Max!
Eddie the one-and-a-half-year-old Pomeranian mix looks like a baby arctic fox (in its summer coat). He can be a little skittish with new people and would prefer having a few minutes to get comfortable before you start petting him. But once he does feel comfortable, he particularly likes getting scratched on his hips and does a little dance when you scratch the right spot.
Eddie likes to lead the way on walks but rarely pulls on the leash. He gets along with dogs his size and is currently sharing his kennel with four other little dogs. Eddie has participated in play groups and is also polite when sniffing dogs he passes on walks. This small pup is ready to find his loving forever home. Be sure to say hello to Eddie on your next visit to the shelter!
Leia the two-year-old Collie mix was very shy when she arrived at the shelter, but is coming out of her shell more and more as she makes new friends–both human and dog! Although Leia was nervous about going to play group the first few times, she is now a play group regular and enjoys frolicking with the other dogs.
Leia walks nicely on the leash. She pauses to sniff every once in a while, but mostly goes at an even pace. Leia likes rolling around on her back when she finds a good spot for it (in this case, a damp spot hidden under woodchips that she pawed away). When she’s rolling around, she’ll happily lay still for a bit to get a nice belly rub. Come in soon to meet Leia!
The play group I went to this week included Alec(k), Beatrix, Bo, Cheyenne (Shyanne), Cocoa, Delilah, Donny, Dunkin the Red, Elijah, Huckleberry, John Boy, Leia, Lucy, Maggie, Max, Polly, Quinn, Sasha, Tom, and Whizzer; as well as not-yet-profiled dogs Baby Girl, Calamity Jane, Honey, Rhett, and Sniffy.