Orphans of the Storm Takes it Act on the Road

Summer event appearances spur pet adoptions.


Orphans of the Storm dogs (and a few kittens) were part of the Glenview Street Sale on June 30.

This annual event always draws large crowds, even when it’s 90 degrees and sunny. That meant lots of exposure for the pooches and the shelter as a whole. There were four dogs and four kittens who were working the crowd on Saturday, and they are all eager to find their new home.

The first dog I saw when I arrived at the shelter’s booth was Balto, an 8-year-old Shepherd mix. This big boy is so laidback and gentle. Balto was the lucky dog who got to spend most of his time in the kiddie pool that was set up to keep them cool – and he would sometimes cool off the people petting him by getting up and shaking all the water off his fur!

The next dog I said hello to was Blitz, the 5-year-old Chihuahua mix that I spent some time with at the shelter a few weeks ago. He was staying in the shade to keep cool, but walked around the booth to say hello to all the visitors. Blitz‘s big ears are as cute as ever!

Seven, the 4-year-old Terrier mix, just wants to be loved. It was hard to get a picture of Seven because he kept following me whenever I backed up to take a picture. He thinks that getting pet is better than getting his picture taken, understandably. This little guy is super cute and super friendly. He would make a great lapdog to snuggle with!

Papito is a black Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is less than a year old. Being a puppy, he was the most energetic dog at the booth. He got to go for walks up and down the sidewalk (always staying in the shade, of course). When anyone came up to pet him, Papito greeted them with a wagging tail and happily sat down at their feet to get a nice pat.

The four kittens stayed in the shade under the booth’s roof. Kittens are adorable, of course, but don’t forget that there are lots (and lots) of adult cats at Orphans of the Storm waiting for their “purrfect” home.

For more information, check out the shelter’s Facebook page! Don’t forget to wear your Orphans of the Storm gear to let everyone know where you adopted your best friend.

- information compiled by Barbara Cooke

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Carol Kraines July 07, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Great idea to get the dogs out of the shelter and into the community, where they can be seen.
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