I don’t know what it was, but almost every dog I walked at Orphans of the Storm® this week really, really, really wanted to chase squirrels!
Chevy the three-year-old Labrador Retriever mix is one of the most snuggly dogs I’ve walked in a while. When he’s walking on the leash, Chevy wants to be as close to his person as possible and was either walking literally between my legs or to my side with his body nudging my leg. A little bit of a tripping hazard, but at least you know he’ll always walk at the same pace as you! The only time Chevy pulled on the leash was when–you guessed it–a squirrel crossed our path.
Chevy loves to give doggy hugs and doggy kisses. His entire body wriggles with happiness when you pet him. Chevy also enjoys belly rubs and even manages to receive belly rubs while standing by sticking one his back legs straight out so you can get to his belly more easily. Chevy likes playing with other dogs and attends play groups. If you’re looking for a sweet, happy, playful pup, be sure to say hello to Chevy!
Blue the one-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix is definitely still a puppy, which you can tell by her enthusiasm for everything! Blue ran several laps around the Enrichment Park and had a big doggy grin on her face the whole time. Blue has excellent vision and spotted a squirrel across the street in a neighbor’s yard, which she watched very closely and very much wanted to chase! She also wanted to chase the squirrels we later saw during our walk around the woodland preserve trail.
Blue sometimes has spurts of energy where she can pull on the leash a bit, and other times when she is an easy walking buddy. She’s an affectionate girl who likes to give doggy hugs and also joined me on the bench a couple times to get extra pets. Blue doesn’t seem too fond of other dogs, so she might do best as the only dog in her future home. If you’re looking for a fun and spunky puppy, come in soon to meet Blue!
Spot the seven-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix was the exception to the squirrel-watching this week. He either didn’t see any or didn’t care if he did! Spot is a sweet, friendly boy. He didn’t mind being picked up, held, or carried and he settled nicely into my arms. Spot also joined me on the bench a few times and put his front paws in my lap so I could pet him more.
Spot is a nice walking companion and likes to do lots of sniffing. He also enjoyed exploring the Enrichment Park and smelling all the smells there. Spot participates in the “small dog” play groups and gets along with the other dogs his size, politely sniffing hello to everyone. Be sure to say hello to Spot on your next visit to the shelter!
Play group this week included Alec(k), Cass, Donny, Dunkin, Polly, Quinn, Rachel, Reese, Reno, Sadie, and Turbo, as well as not-yet-profiled dogs Al, Fletcher, Henry Hippo, Izzy, June Bug, Marley, Pepper, Pepsi, Phat, Rosanna, the other Sadie, Toes, and Toni. And new arrival Sasha was a bit overwhelmed by the group, so we went on a nice walk around the trail instead!