Orphans of the Storm® Dogs Looking to Celebrate Father’s Day with a New Family

Father’s Day is this Sunday. What better way to celebrate than by adding a fur-child to the family? The dogs at Orphans of the Storm® are happy to show you why you should pick one of them to come home with you.

Apollo the three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix is a handsome boy. He can be strong and pull on the leash when he wants to, but most of the time he’s a good walking companion. Apollo is a friendly guy who likes being with people. After you meet him once, he’ll always greet you with a wagging tail (and maybe a doggy hug!) after that.

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Apollo is always alert

Apollo would enjoy being in an active home where he can go on long walks and have playtime with toys. He has a bit of a prey drive and may try to chase wildlife while you’re outside. This also means he would do best as the only pet in his new home. If you’re a one-pet kind of person, come in soon to meet Apollo!

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Apollo doesn’t mind a bit of rain (apologies for the blurriness though)

Marnie the five-year-old American English Coonhound mix is a sweet and gentle girl. She enjoyed meandering around the off-leash run, following her Hound nose wherever it led her. Whenever I knelt down to her level, she would come over and stand next to me to get some pets. Marnie has that sweet Hound expression that just makes you want to give her a hug!

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Marnie says, “Can we PLEASE go play with that dog up ahead?”

Marnie loves other dogs. She was sharing her kennel with another dog who has since been adopted, and she wanted to run and catch up to every dog we saw on the woodland preserve trail. When she’s not trying to say hello to another dog, though, she walks very gently on the leash. Be sure to say hello to Marnie on your next visit to the shelter!

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Marnie’s ears are extra floppy

Taz the two-year-old Terrier mix is super cute. He has ears that are maybe a size or two too big for his little body, and a curly tail. Taz likes romping around the off-leash run. Although he sniffed at some toys, he wasn’t too interested in playing fetch on this particular outing.

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Taz is a precious pup

Taz also likes going for walks. He does nicely on the leash and didn’t pull at all (except for when it was time to go back in his kennel, then he pulled in the opposite direction–but that’s understandable!). Taz was happy to stop and take breaks every once in a while so I could pet him. This friendly little guy is ready to find his forever family. Come in soon to meet Taz!

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Taz enjoys a thorough sniff through the grass

Karma the one-year-old German Shepherd mix is a sweetheart. Even though she’s barely out of puppyhood and an active working breed, she walks great on the leash and was either right by my side or just a few steps ahead of me. Karma likes to snuggle and will either lean her body against your legs or rest her head in your lap.

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Karma is a pretty girl

Karma has moderate hip dysplasia, which is common in large breeds and treatable in a variety of ways. But right now, it isn’t slowing her down! Karma gets along with children. However, she isn’t a fan of other dogs and would do best as the only pet in her new home. Stop by soon to say hello to Karma!

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Karma has plenty of fluff to go around

I also saw Brutus, Foxy, Howard, Jasmine, Jess, Lucy Locket, Naida, Nash, and Parker (who covered my face in kisses and refused to get out of my lap).

Orphans of the Storm® Dogs Celebrate Father’s Day

Some adorable, cuddly dogs from Orphans of the Storm® were out and about in Highland Park on Father’s Day. How can you resist adding a four-legged child to your family? You can’t!

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The Orphans of the Storm® tent was bustling!

Stanley (Stan) the two-year-old Great Pyrenees mix was the first dog to catch my attention–not just because of his size (he’s a big boy), but because of his sweet demeanor. This guy is super mellow and also super snuggly. When I knelt down next to him to say hello, he tucked his head down and put it right in my lap. He also gave me some sweet doggy kisses. Stanley would make a wonderful addition to a family looking for a big dog!

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Sweet Stanley

Cody the two-year-old Corgi/Beagle mix is just too precious for words. She wanted to say hello to everybody and felt entirely comfortable climbing into my lap and covering my nose in kisses. Cody has an adorable little tail that wags all the time, as seen in its blurriness in the picture below. She seemed to be one of the more energetic dogs at the event (though it was pretty warm, so maybe that had to do with the dogs being extra-calm). This little cutie won’t be at the shelter long, so come in soon to meet her!

Cody being adorable

Cody being adorable

Patsy Kline the six-year-old Beagle mix was another super mellow, super sweet dog at the event. She walked up to me with a little tail wag, and after I sat down next to her she stood right by my side and enjoyed getting a nice pat on the back. Patsy Kline is more of a blonde Beagle (I think the official name is “lemon”), but still has that lovable Beagle face and droopy Hound ears. She gave my hand a little “thank you” lick before I left. What a sweetheart!

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Patsy smiling for the camera

Candy the six-month-old Hound mix was one of two puppies strutting their stuff in Highland Park. This little girl was getting lots of attention, of course, because it’s impossible to ignore that sweet puppy face and those bright green eyes! Although Candy hasn’t had the most ideal puppyhood so far, a loving family is all she needs in order to become the best friend anyone could ask for. Candy loved everybody and is ready to find her forever family!

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Candy the cutie

Kendall the five-month-old Labrador Retriever mix (who might also have some Chow Chow in her) was the second puppy at the event. Kendall is the kind of puppy you just want to scoop up and carry around in your arms because she is so cute and so fluffy! (And she’ll soon be too big to carry around easily.) The volunteer who was walking Kendall said that she had been getting along great with everyone she met and was very friendly. As I say pretty much every time I mention a Lab, they aren’t the most popular breed in America for nothing!

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Kendall the happy puppy

Autumn the three-year-old Chihuahua mix is the ideal lap dog. She had already bonded with the volunteer who was walking her and curled up right in her lap for a little snooze in the shade. Autumn is a little bigger than the usual Chihuahua, but is still the perfect size for cuddling and being cuddled. She definitely enjoyed all of the attention she was getting from the volunteer, and would love even more to have a family of her own!

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Autumn making a silly face

I also got to see a familiar face at the event: my buddy, Chopper! What is a handsome boy like Chopper still doing at the shelter? He absolutely loves people, gets along with most other dogs, and was very well-behaved at the event. This happy guy is just looking for a happy home!

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Chopper being a little camera shy

There was also a cute little kitten hanging out under the tent. Kitten season is just starting, and the shelter expects to have more adorable kittens like this one arriving through October. If you’re more interested in an adult cat, no worries–Orphans of the Storm® has plenty!

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Look at that face!