If your New Year’s Resolution is to adopt a dog, Orphans of the Storm® has plenty for you to meet! Orphans of the Storm® will be open until 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and closed on New Year’s Day, but back open at 11 a.m. on January 2.
I usually end the year with a post about long-timers (dogs who have been at the shelter for one year or longer), but 2019 was such an amazing year for Orphans that there are only FIVE long-timers left! (For reference, there were 20+ long-timers in August when I highlighted some for Clear the Shelters.) Let’s make 2020 the year of no long-timers by finding the perfect homes for Barney, Batman (Wombat), Big Boy, Brutus, and Chevy.
And here are some newer dogs who would be happy to meet you too!
Brice the one-year-old Labrador Retriever mix is one of the snuggliest dogs I have walked. He’s almost like a cat, in that he will walk over and rub the entire length of his body along your legs (or back and sides, if you’re sitting down). He loves to be as close to his person as physically possible! Brice is also a big fan of giving lots and lots of doggy kisses.
Brice loves toys. He plays fetch with people or with himself and likes carrying toys in his mouth as he romps around the yard. The good thing is that while Brice likes to chew on toys, he doesn’t destroy them or tear out the stuffing. Brice is also a great leash-walking companion. Even though Brice adores people (including children), he is looking to be the only pet in his home because he isn’t fond of other dogs or cats. But Brice will give you all the love you could need! Come in soon to see if Brice is the one for you.
Titus the one-year-old Boxer mix loves to give doggy hugs to whoever happens to be standing closest to him–and has a big, happy doggy grin on his face while you scratch his ears and sides. Sometimes he’s a little overenthusiastic and ends up booping your nose in the process, but he just doesn’t realize how tall he is! Titus is very attentive to whoever is holding the other end of his leash and looks up at his person often to check in. He also knows “sit” (even sometimes without being asked, if you stand directly in front of him).
Titus is a pretty good walking buddy. He sometimes pulls on the leash when he’s particularly excited, but overall walks at a nice pace. Titus also loves playing with toys. He will toss them into the air himself and catch them, and then plop down for some chewing. Titus would appreciate a nice yard to call his own, where he can play and sunbathe. Stop by the shelter soon to meet Titus!
Rufus the two-year-old Mountain Cur mix gets super excited and jumps up and down when it’s his turn to come out for a walk, but settles down quickly once he’s out. He really likes to cuddle! Whenever I sat down on a bench, Rufus would put his front paws either right next to me or in my lap and enjoy side and chest scratches. He also likes to give doggy kisses.
Rufus is an easy walking companion. He goes at a nice pace and likes to stop and sniff occasionally. He sometimes gets excited when other dogs walk by, because he likes making new doggy friends. Rufus often participates in play group and is more of a rough-and-tumble playmate, so he could go to a home with another active dog. He could also go to a home with older children. However, Rufus isn’t a fan of cats and is looking for a cat-free home. If any of that sounds like you, come in soon to meet Rufus!
I also saw Barney.