Orphans of the Storm® Dogs Say, “Sun’s Out, Tongues Out!”

It was a steamy day at Orphans of the Storm®, so the dogs were on their most mellow setting and just wanted to relax and stay cool. There will be some long tongues in the photos ahead!

Also, the Orphans of the Storm® website is under construction, so please bear with me as I work on updating all of the dogs’ links on the Dog Profiles page! Apologies in advance if you end up on a “page not found” page.

Luanne the three-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix is super snuggly. As soon as I knelt down to her level, she put her front paws in my lap and covered my face in doggy kisses. She was happy to stay in my lap for as long as I was petting her. Luanne is a pretty good walking companion in that she mostly walks nicely by your side and doesn’t pull much, but she does like to nibble on the leash a bit. She seems to understand the “drop” command, though, so she just needs a little more practice.

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Luanne with her pretty speckled fur

Luanne loves being with other dogs. She goes to play group every day and sometimes stays in for an hour or more–she gets along with everybody! Luanne can also hold her own when play gets a little rowdy. Luanne is a fun girl looking for a fun home. If you think that might be with you, be sure to say hello to Luanne on your next visit to the shelter!

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Luanne has bright eyes and a pink tongue!

Ansley the four-year-old Plott mix greets every person with a wagging tail. She was eager to go for a walk and led the way to the off-leash run, where she had a fun time exploring behind the bushes and keeping cool in the shade. She came over for a pet when I knelt down to her level, and put her front paws in my lap.

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Ansley on alert

Ansley is currently sharing her kennel with Puddin (see below) and gets along with other dogs. She and Tiny sniffed each other through the fence and even both put their front feet up to hold paws before deciding to race each other. Ansley walked pretty nicely on the leash, though she’ll occasionally pull if there’s a particular scent she wants to follow. Come in soon to see if Ansley is the pooch for you!

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Ansley enjoying a romp

Puddin the seven-year-old Beagle mix is very shy right now and needs some extra encouragement to come out of her kennel. She doesn’t mind being picked up and seems to prefer being carried past the kennels of the other dogs before she feels more comfortable walking on her own. Puddin’s tail was tucked between her legs at first, but loosened up the longer we were out.

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Puddin feeling perkier

Puddin can’t hide the fact that she’s part Beagle! She loved walking through the tall grasses along the woodland preserve trail and stopped often for thorough sniffing. Puddin gets along with other dogs her size and is currently sharing her kennel with Ansley (see above). She just needs some extra TLC right now to help her come out of her shell. If you’re looking for a little sweetie, come in soon to meet Puddin!

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Puddin wanted to stay in the grass for as long as she could

Mabel the four-year-old Chihuahua/Terrier mix is the cutest little thing. As soon as she found a cool spot in the grass, she flopped over and rolled around on her back. When I started giving her a belly rub, Mabel closed her eyes and almost fell asleep! Everyone who saw her couldn’t help but smile, she looked so content.

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Mabel says, “Excuse me, I have a belly that requires rubbing!”

Mabel is also a good lapdog. She likes being carried and held. Mabel gets along with other dogs her size. She is currently sharing her kennel with a Beagle not up for adoption yet, and had a brief play group session with four other little dogs. It was too hot to actively play for her, but she politely sniffed everyone and didn’t mind them sniffing her too. Be sure to say hello to Mabel the next time you come to the shelter!

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Mabel in play group with new friends

I also spent some time with a few not-yet-profiled dogs but didn’t get their pictures yet: Khavi, Malachi, Nidget, and Carmella (who are all currently sharing a kennel and are all super snuggly lapdogs); Orlando (who is one of the most affectionate dogs at the shelter right now); and Thelma and Louise (a bonded pair of Puggles!).

Play group this week included Alec(k), Beatrix, Brutus, Cass, Cheyenne (Shyanne), Donny, Dunkin the Red, Elijah, Huckleberry, John Boy, Leia, Luanne, Lucy, Maggie, Max, Mojo, Polly, Quinn, Roscoe, Sasha, and Turbo, as well as not-yet-profiled dogs Al, Bruno, Chance, Dennis, Heath, the other Max, PB&J, Pixie, Posie, Ruben, Simone, Snickers, Val, and Wile-E.dd

Orphans of the Storm® Is Hoping to “Empty the Shelter” on May 4

This Saturday, May 4, Orphans of the Storm® is participating in the national “Empty the Shelters” event, sponsored by BISSELL Pet Foundation. All dogs and cats age 6 months and older will have their adoption fee lowered to $25 (additional veterinary fees may still apply). There are more than 70 dogs waiting to meet you! Here are just a few.

Clyde the four-year-old Hound/Mountain Cur mix is a sweet, happy boy. He’s very patient about getting his leash put on and does a nice job walking on the leash. He usually just stayed a couple steps ahead of me and rarely pulled. Clyde, being a Hound mix, enjoys occasionally pausing to smell the flowers and other interesting scents when he’s on a walk.

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Clyde giving a little smile for the camera

Clyde loves getting pet and will lean against your legs while you scratch his hips and back. He also gave me a few doggy kisses. Clyde attends play groups regularly and gets along well with other dogs. He doesn’t engage in too much active play-wrestling, but he politely sniffs everybody hello and his short tail is always wagging. Be sure to say hello to Clyde on your next visit to the shelter!

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Clyde has a cute ridge of fur right down his nose

Eastside the two-year-old Heeler mix absolutely loves going to play group. In fact, he barely wanted to walk around the woodland preserve with me because he was so eager to join all of his doggy friends in the yard instead. Eastside’s play style can get a little intense sometimes (Heelers are known for being very focused!), but overall he gets along with pretty much everybody.

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Eastside has fox-like ears and tail

Eastside can pull a bit on the leash when he first comes out of his kennel, because he’s so excited to be out and about. Once we got about a third of the way around the trail, though, he settled into being a pretty good walking companion. Eastside is looking for an active home (maybe with teenagers–he was found as a stray hanging out at a high school and the students there loved him) where he can be your new best playmate. Come in soon to meet Eastside!

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Eastside says, “Play group, please!”

Cooper the two-year-old Mountain Cur mix arrived at the shelter very shy, but he is starting to come out of his shell and showing what a sweetheart he can be. He’s a little skittish with loud or strange noises (like when his leash rubbed against a tree trunk), but does better as he gets more comfortable being out. Cooper is a great walking companion and was walking so close to me that his side was touching my leg.

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Cooper is the cutest with his little tongue poking out

Cooper likes to snuggle once he gets to know you. He even gave me a few doggy kisses eventually. Cooper has participated in play groups and can be a little overwhelmed at first when there’s a large group, but has found some doggy friends that he likes to play with. He also likes to go on his walks with another dog. If you want to help Cooper come out of his shell even more, be sure to say hello on your next visit to the shelter!

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Cooper keeping an eye on things

Yellow the one-year-old Mountain Cur mix is still very much a puppy. He has lots of happy exuberance that he wants to share with people. Yellow is super friendly and loves to give doggy hugs and doggy kisses. He enjoys standing on his hind legs and resting his front paws on your arms while you pet him. He even smiles!

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Yellow leading the way on our walk

Yellow is a playful pooch. He sometimes went into a play bow while we were on our walk and did a quick spin or two. Yellow politely sniffed a couple dogs on the other side of the fence, but doesn’t normally do play groups. He’s one of those extra-pretty dogs with one brown eye and one blue eye. If you’re looking for a fun-loving puppy to join your home, come in soon to meet Yellow!

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Yellow showing off his bright blue eye (cameo by Gracie)

I also saw Apollo, Barney, Dusty, Gracie, and Princess.

The first play group I attended this week included Brutus, Clyde, Elijah, Gia (Pippa), Huckleberry, Jack, John Boy, Lucy, Romeo, Sasha, and YoYo (Yeyo). There were also not-yet-profiled dogs Harry, Pumpkin, and Zaxby.

The second play group included Alec(k), Brutus, Cheyenne (Shyanne), Clyde, Cooper, Donny, Eastside, Elijah, Gia (Pippa), Gracie, Huckleberry, Jack, John Boy, Maggie, Pony Boy, Romeo, Sasha, Whizzer, and YoYo (Yeyo). There were also not-yet-profiled dogs Clyde (we currently have two Clydes!), Harry, Henry, Mamba, Pumpkin, Thea, Zaxby, and Zorro.

Orphans of the Storm® Dogs Have Slip-n-Slidin’ Fun

A good portion of Orphans of the Storm®’s woodland preserve trail was transformed into an ice rink, which was a little challenging to walk across on two human legs but also slowed down the dogs! So we mostly stuck to the dry areas and had a better time, though some of the dogs were eager to give their ice skating skills a test.

Cookie the five-year-old Hound mix came from a family who could no longer care for her. That means she has experience living in a home and is ready to get resettled! Cookie greets people with a wagging tail. She’s a friendly girl who enjoys getting pet but who didn’t mind going off and doing her own exploring in the off-leash run.

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Cookie has such a sweet face

Cookie gets along with other dogs and has participated in a few play groups. She can be more actively playful or sit back and be calmer, depending on the dogs she’s with. However, Cookie isn’t a fan of cats. Cookie walks nicely on the leash and is a good walking companion. If you’re looking for a sweet girl to join your family, be sure to say hello to Cookie!

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Cookie investigating with her nose

Peaches the three-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is as sweet as his name. He loves getting attention and will gladly stand by your side as long as you’re petting him. Peaches can pull on a leash a little bit, but for the most part does a good job with walking on the leash and likes to pause every once in a while to do some sniffing.

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Peaches using his very pink nose

Peaches likes other dogs and enjoys being part of play groups. He’s more of a “rough and tumble” guy, which can be too much for some playmates but perfect for others. He likes to say hello to people and dogs alike, and wants to know what everyone else is up to. Come in soon to see if Peaches is the one for you!

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Peaches says, “I know there’s a dog behind here! I know it!”

Loki the nine-year-old Beagle mix still has plenty of energy and spunk. He’s talkative, as Beagles are known to be, and will bark hello when you come to take him out of his kennel. He’s also a little stubborn when it comes to deciding which way to go on walks. Loki eventually follows his person, but will give a little “Fine! I don’t agree but I’ll still do it!” bark first. Overall, though, he walks at a nice pace and enjoys sniffing the ground at a quick pace too.

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Loki balancing on the ice

Loki loves the snow and that’s where his puppy-like personality really comes out. He rolls on his back in it, eats it, crawls across it with his (cutely chubby) belly, and doesn’t want to leave it! Loki also enjoys belly rubs and getting his ears scratched. He made me smile the entire time we were together. Be sure to say hello to Loki on your next visit to the shelter!

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Loki loving the snow

Anna the three-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is a big, strong girl. She can pull on the leash a bit when she first comes out of her kennel, but don’t let that deter you. She does well on the leash once she gets settled in her walking pace, as long as you can keep up with her. Anna enjoyed snuffling her way around the woodland preserve trail and often kept her nose to the ground.

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Anna leading the way on our walk

Anna loves people and will greet you with a doggy hug once she knows you. She’ll also try to give you some enthusiastic doggy kisses. She doesn’t seem too fond of other dogs at this point, though, so she may do best as the only pet in her new home. If you like big dogs, come in soon to meet Anna!

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Anna stepping gingerly on the ice

Sherman the one-year-old Plott mix can be just a tiny bit skittish, but very sweet. He’s an affectionate puppy who likes to snuggle and give doggy kisses. He put his front paws in my lap whenever I was down at his level or sitting on the bench, and also hopped up on the bench next to me a couple times. Sherman is very gentle and seems to prefer meandering around the yard rather than romping.

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Sherman wasn’t a fan of the 40mph wind gusts

Sherman is a nice walking companion and didn’t pull on the leash at all. He was mostly interested in staying close to my side, but his ears would always perk up if he heard something. Sherman is just a lovey-dovey eager to find a home as sweet as he is. Stop by the shelter soon to say hello to Sherman!

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But Sherman was a fan of cuddling!

I also saw Barney, Big Boy (who is so snuggly and convinced he’s a lapdog), Blue (who loves to play with toys), Brutus, Carlos, Dunkin (who gave me a doggy hug), Evelyn, Hazel, Hobbs, Huckleberry (who is so affectionate), Lolabell (who walked much nicer on the leash this week), Maya, Mojo, and Tyson.

Orphans of the Storm® Dogs with All Different Markings

Whether you like spots, stripes, solids, or patches, there are a variety of looks to choose from when you visit the dogs at Orphans of the Storm®!

Sid the one-year-old Beagle mix greeted me with a wagging tail and was eager to head out on our walk. When you take Sid on a walk, you have to be prepared to make lots of stops because Sid takes his Hound roots seriously and keeps his nose to the ground, sniffing very thoroughly. Overall he is a good walking buddy, though, because he goes at a nice pace and rarely pulls.

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Sid’s adorable face

Sid also enjoyed having a chance to explore the off-leash run. He sniffed in front of, behind, and through all of the bushes. He also poked some of the toys with his nose, but didn’t seem too interested in playing with them at the moment. Sid is a real cutie with his tricolored spots and patches, and those irresistible Hound eyes. Come in soon to see if Sid is the one for you!

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Sid following the trail

Toby the one-year-old Plott Hound mix was jumping in excitement when he realized it was his turn to come out. Although he had an initial burst of energy and wanted to start off at a run, he quickly settled into a nice walking pace when we got to the woodland preserve. I thought that since Toby is still a puppy, he would want to play with the toys in the off-leash run, but he just sniffed them and continued on. Maybe he needs someone to teach him how to play!

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Toby wasn’t sure what to do with all these toys

Toby politely sniffed the dog on the other side of the fence when we were in the off-leash run. When we were walking around the woodland preserve and passed another dog, Toby didn’t give him a second glance. Toby would do best in an adult home with an experienced dog owner. If that description fits you, stop in soon to meet Toby!

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Toby has great camouflage fur!

Whizzer the six-year-old Redbone Coonhound mix absolutely loves squeaky toys. The first thing he did when we got to the off-leash run was pick up a blue plush ball with a squeaker. But one toy is never enough, of course, and soon Whizzer had himself a pile of toys that he could alternate playing with. He’ll chase after toys when you throw them but would rather chew on them than bring them back.

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Whizzer loved this toy

Whizzer is a strong boy and likes to walk at a brisk pace. When we were going around the woodland preserve, Whizzer stretched his nose up as high as it would go so he could collect more smells. Maybe there was a raccoon hiding in the trees, because he was very intrigued. Whizzer also likes to give doggy hugs. He used to share his kennel with another dog and attends play groups, but might be a bit overwhelming for a small dog. Be sure to say hello to Whizzer on your next visit to the shelter!

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Whizzer was proud of his collection

Layla the two-year-old Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix is a very pretty girl. She seemed a little skittish at first, but warmed up quickly. When we went to the off-leash run, Layla joined me on the bench. She put her front paws in my lap and gave me some doggy kisses while I pet her. Most dogs I’ve met have their tickly spot (where they kick their leg while you scratch them) somewhere around their ribs, but Layla’s tickly spot is right on her chest between her front legs!

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Layla with perky, upright ears

Layla is a great walking companion. She didn’t pull and mostly stayed by my side. We stopped occasionally for more snuggles. Layla got a couple sticky plants stuck to her fur while she was sniffing around the tall grasses, but stayed still so I could pull them off. Layla would like to be the queen in her new home (rightfully so), so she would do best as the only dog in an adult home. Stop in soon to meet Layla!

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Layla with her ears down in the sunshine

Nasus the two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix ended up at the shelter because he didn’t get along with the little dog at his old home, but he loves people! At first glance, you might think Nasus is a lot to handle because he’s big and muscle-y, but he’s actually quite easy-going and walks great on the leash.

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Nasus is a big, lovable boy

Nasus might do best as the only dog in his new home, but when he’s out on a walk he doesn’t seem to mind passing other dogs. When a smaller dog walked past us on the trail, Nasus first sat and then laid down until it went by. I also saw him walking on the trail with another larger dog on Clear the Shelters. Nasus is a happy boy looking for a happy home. Stop in and say hello to Nasus soon!

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Nasus says, “Okay, follow me!”

I also saw Barney, Bella, and Thunder (who I haven’t walked in a while but he knew we were old friends and gave me lots and lots of doggy kisses).

Orphans of the Storm® Dogs in Warm Weather

It felt more like May than February two weekends ago, and the dogs at Orphans of the Storm® were all eager for a chance to come out and enjoy the nice weather.

Wilbur the two-year-old Beagle mix was happy to lead the way as soon as his leash was on. We headed to the woodland preserve, where Wilbur enjoyed doing his Hound thing by keeping his nose mostly to the ground. Wilbur walks nicely on the leash (except for when it’s time to go back to his kennel, in which case he stops walking until you give him lots of petting and encouragement).

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Wilbur enjoys a good scratch on the back

Wilbur likes to snuggle. He’ll gladly lean against you as long as you’re petting him. He also tried to climb into my lap at one point when I was kneeling next to him. Wilbur would do best in an adult home that doesn’t get too many visitors, but will be a loyal companion for his new owners. Come in soon to see if Wilbur is the one for you!

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Wilbur leading the way on our walk

Brix the five-year-old Boxer/Plott mix has plenty of energy and is looking for an energetic family to match. Brix likes to give doggy hugs and will occasionally top it off with a doggy kiss. He’s a happy boy who knows how to smile for the camera. When he’s extra excited, he jumps up and down like, “Oh boy oh boy oh boy!”

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Brix is happy all the time

Brix and I took a lap around the woodland preserve. Brix would have preferred to go at a faster speed and pulled on the leash a bit, but was also nice about turning around and waiting for me to catch up. Brix was sharing his kennel with another dog, so he could go to a home with or without another furry friend. If you’re looking for a new exercise buddy and playmate, come in soon to meet Brix!

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Brix is an expert at making funny faces

Max the eight-year-old Great Dane and Rye the eleven-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix are a bit of an odd couple, but an adorable and lovable one! The two came from a military family who was transferred and couldn’t take them along. Max and Rye have been together for years, so they need to be adopted together.

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The perfect duo

Max is basically a horse. He’s probably taller than most people are if he were to stand on his hind legs. But Max is very gentle and easygoing. He mostly stayed near me when we were in the off-leash run. He particularly likes getting scratched on his hips and will do a little dance and/or lean against you. Max’s future owner can’t be too opposed to doggy drool, because Max makes a lot of it.

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Max showing off his spots

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Max’s big (cute) nose

Rye is smallish for a Cattle Dog and Max makes him look even smaller by comparison. Rye can easily walk underneath his big little brother. Rye doesn’t get too worked up over things. Another dog was barking at him on the other side of the fence, but Rye just looked at him for a minute and then continued on his way.

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Rye is a little cutie

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Rye is a mellow guy

Both Max and Rye seem like they walk pretty nicely on the leash, though we didn’t go to the woodland preserve for a full walk. Adopting a bonded pair like this is great because your new family members will have built-in friends and can help each other adjust to a new home. If you have the space in your heart and home for two dogs (one extra-large), stop in soon to meet Max and Rye!

Roxy the four-year-old Rottweiler/Shepherd mix is a pretty girl who likes being around people. We first went to the off-leash run, where Roxy sniffed a bit at one of the doggy toys but didn’t seem overly interested in playing fetch. Roxy is very snuggly, but prefers to snuggle on her own terms. She’ll lean against you and even tuck her head into your arm, but gets a little nervous if you get right in her face.

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Roxy glows in the sunshine

Roxy and I then went for a walk around the woodland preserve. Roxy walks nicely on the leash and didn’t really pull at all. Roxy would do best as the only dog in her new home. She also prefers to be around older children and adults. If that sounds like your home, be sure to say hi to Roxy on your next visit!

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Roxy ignoring the ball behind her

Tater the two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix is a friendly boy. The first thing he did when he came out of his kennel was give me a doggy hug. We then took a walk around the woodland preserve. Tater walks at a quick pace but doesn’t pull as long as you’re keeping up with him.

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Tater says hello!

Tater was happy to take a break from our walk every once in a while and join me on the bench for a quick cuddle session. He also gave me a few doggy kisses. Tater can get a little excited or distracted when other dogs are nearby, but it seems like giving him a treat is a good way to get him refocused. Stop in soon to say hello to Tater!

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Tater hanging out on the bench

I also saw Blaze, Lucy, O’Shea, the other Roxy, Scotty, and Wombat.

Orphans of the Storm® Long-Timers Hoping for a New Home in the New Year

Here is another batch of dogs at Orphans of the Storm® who have been waiting more than their fair share of time to find a forever loving home. Help us spread the word and find new homes for these lovable pooches in 2016!

Skippy the eleven-year-old Miniature Pinscher mix is a fun little guy who doesn’t act like a senior at all. Those little legs move faster than you’d think! Skippy’s original owner had to move into assisted living and couldn’t bring Skippy with him, but that means Skippy has a lifetime of experience being a companion. Skippy would prefer to be in an adult-only home. He does get along well with other dogs, though, especially ones that are closer to his size, and has shared his kennel with a few different dogs during his time at the shelter. You can read more about my first visit with Skippy here.

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Skippy

Fred the eight-year-old Shepherd mix loves being with people. This big boy is a big cuddler who just wants a good scratch on the back. Fred is on the larger side, but he walks great on the leash. I took him around the woodland preserve trail this past weekend and he stayed by my side the whole time without pulling. Fred doesn’t particularly like other dogs, so he would prefer to be the only dog in his new home. Fred can offer his new family plenty of affection! You can read more about my first visit with Fred here.

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Fred

Courage the four-year-old Black and Tan Coonhound mix is one of the most affectionate dogs at the shelter right now. Even though she’s a big girl, she’s absolutely convinced that she’s a lapdog and will try to fit as much of herself in your lap as possible, and then cover your face with doggy kisses. Courage would do best in an active household with experienced dog owners, and would like to be the only dog in her new home. She loves being outside and will happily join her new family for walks or runs. When I took her into the woodland preserve this weekend, we ran the first 3/4 of the way and then slowed to a walk for the last portion. You can read more about my first visit with Courage here.

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Courage

Nana the seven-year-old Plott mix is a very mellow girl. She’s one of the dogs I most often find napping in her kennel when I walk by. But when you tell her that she’s going out for a walk, she perks right up! Nana walks nicely on the leash and doesn’t seem like the overly excitable type. Nana, like Lexi from last week, has cancer and is hoping a very special person will welcome her into their home. Nana is a loving and lovable girl who will give you doggy kisses while you pet her. You can read more about my first visit with Nana here.

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Nana

Happy New Year to all!

Orphans of the Storm® Dogs Ready to Be Your New Buddy

What better place to find your new furry friend than Orphans of the Storm®? The dogs here are ready to celebrate spring by turning a new leaf and joining a new family!

Melody the three-year-old Plott mix is quite the sweetie. I believe she’s already visited Orphans of the Storm®’s location at Northbrook Court a couple times, which means she gets along with pretty much everybody and knows how to work a crowd! Melody is very calm and gentle, so walking her on a leash is a breeze. After she spends a few minutes getting to know you, she’ll happily give you a quick doggy kiss.

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Melody enjoying the outdoors

Melody is one of those dogs who causes people to say, “How sweet!” At least three people said that to us (her) while we were out and about. Melody’s one burst of energy came when she suddenly decided to race the dog in the off-leash run next to ours. She only went back-and-forth a few times and then settled down again. This cutie is ready to be showered with love and attention. Come in soon to meet Melody!

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Melody is such a pretty girl

Abby the seven-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix might look familiar to those of you who have been following the blog for a while. Abby (previously known as Roxie) was adopted from Orphans of the Storm® a couple years ago, but her adopted family is moving and can’t take her with them. So, Abby is back at the shelter and ready to join a family that will be able to keep her furever!

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Abby enjoying a nice pat

Abby moves a little more slowly than she used to, but she is still a great walking companion who enjoys spending time outside. She loves to sniff and explore the scenery. According to her previous owners, she is good with kids–which makes sense, because she is so gentle. Abby is just as sweet and well-behaved as I remembered, and she’s eager to get another chance at finding a permanent home. If you think that home might be yours, come in soon to meet Abby!

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Abby still has her pretty markings and coloring

Sandy the one-year-old Beagle mix is still very much a puppy, in all the cutest ways. She looks adorable and acts adorable, which is a winning combination. Sandy was a little bit skittish when we first headed out for a walk, ducking at any strange noises and sort of scurrying rather than walking, but once she got used to the concept, she perked up and had a good time being outside.

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Sandy knows how to pose for the camera

Sandy does what I’ve determined is a puppy move: If she gets confused or overwhelmed, she just stops and sits down. (A couple younger dogs I’ve walked at the shelter have done the same thing.) Since she’s still young, she could certainly benefit from some training, so I made sure to give her plenty of praise for sitting. Sandy also loves to snuggle and will attempt to curl into your lap if given the opportunity. She enjoyed romping around the off-leash run and wanted to play with any other dogs we saw. If you’re looking for a cute puppy, stop by soon to meet Sandy!

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Sandy says, “Incoming!”

Ozzie the ten-year-old Miniature Poodle mix is the cutest little thing. He has a funny haircut at the moment because his fur is a bit matted, but I can only imagine how adorable he’ll be after he gets a good bath and grooming. Ozzie wasn’t too sure about the leash at first, but after some encouraging from his kennelmate JuJu (see below), we were able to make our way over to the off-leash run.

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Ozzie is a little fluffball

Ozzie is super affectionate. Whatever part of you he can reach, you can be sure he’ll cover in doggy kisses. This includes ankles, shins, and arms. Ozzie also likes to stick by his person’s side. Anytime I started to walk somewhere in the off-leash run, Ozzie would trot along right behind me. Ozzie might be classified as a senior because of his age, but he still has plenty of love to offer his new family. Come in soon to see if Ozzie is the one for you!

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Ozzie says, “I hope you like doggy kisses!”

JuJu the four-year-old Beagle mix has come a long way over the last month or so he’s been at the shelter. The first time I tried to walk him, he was shaking all the way down to his little paws and wouldn’t budge. This time, when I went inside his kennel to put the leash on, he hopped right into my lap and was more than ready to go for a walk! Think of what a difference it would make for him to be in a loving, stable home.

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JuJu following his Beagle nose

JuJu might still be a little skittish, but he does love getting plenty of attention. As long as you’re petting him, he’ll stay by your side and give you a happy doggy smile. JuJu gets along well with other dogs, since he used to share his kennel with Arnold (who has since been adopted, hurray!) and is now sharing his kennel with Ozzie (see above), so he could go to a home with or without another furry friend. JuJu would also probably do best in an adult-only home. Stop by the shelter soon to meet JuJu!

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JuJu has the cutest face

I also saw Tulip (who greeted me with a big doggy hug), Shasta (who is so sweet and easy-going), and Blush (who loves going for walks more than anybody).