The dogs at Orphans of the Storm® are looking for their new BFF–which in this case stands for “best forever family!”
Sadie Lou the three-year-old Hound mix is very calm and easy-going. She gave me a doggy hug as soon as she came out of her kennel and wanted to spend most of her off-leash time just snuggling with me. She especially likes to get her chin scratched, and happily stayed right by my side for as long as I was petting her. She eventually did some exploring around the Enrichment Park and enjoyed sniffing the different scents. Sadie Lou watched me throw a few toys, but wasn’t interested in playing fetch on this particular day.
Sadie Lou is a very easy walking companion. She doesn’t pull on the leash at all and stayed just a couple steps ahead of me. She would occasionally stop to sniff, but mostly just liked to keep moving along. Sadie Lou gets along with other dogs and attends play group pretty regularly. She prefers the company of calmer, gentler dogs like herself. Come in soon to meet sweet Sadie Lou!
Max Becks the five-year-old Hound/Bull Terrier mix is a volunteer favorite because he is happy all the time. Max Becks is also super affectionate. He loves to give doggy hugs and doggy kisses, and will gladly climb into the laps of people he just met for a snuggle session. Max Becks particularly enjoys getting his hips scratched and does a happy dance. He is a great leash-walking companion and already knows some basic commands like “sit.”
Max Becks loves toys. He prefers squeaky stuffed toys (rather than rubber or tennis balls) and will romp around the yard with one in his mouth, toss it in the air, and lie down to chew. Sometimes he likes to chew on his own, and sometimes he’ll bring the toy to you and plop down next to you so he can get some loving at the same time. Max Becks also likes to play with the other dogs in play group. His favorite form of play is to chase or be chased. Stop by the shelter soon to see for yourself how lovable Max Becks is!
Hunky the three-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix is actually smaller in stature than he appears in pictures. He’s the perfect size for cuddling, which is good news because Hunky loves to cuddle! He covered my entire face (ears included) in doggy kisses and only stopped when I stood up. Hunky also joined me on the bench and liked being able to sit either right by my side or with his front paws in my lap.
Hunky is a good leash-walking companion and rarely pulls. He’s usually pretty mellow when he’s off-leash in the yard, but gets a very occasional case of the zoomies. Hunky watched as I threw a couple toys and walked over to sniff them, but wasn’t interested in fetching. Hunky is a play group rockstar and has so far gotten along with every dog he’s met, so he could probably go home with another dog. Be sure to say hello to Hunky on your next visit to the shelter!
I also saw Bailey, Meshai, and the not-yet-profiled Skye (who is scared of most things and would rather be carried than walk on her own, but takes treats very gently and loves being pet–and she’s already starting to come out of her shell more after just a few days of extra TLC!).