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Why the "Wallflowers Shine Project"?

When we adopted our pup from the shelter he was extremely shy. We enrolled him in training sessions where they called him lovingly a wallflower. He was the only big dog that was put in playgroups with the tiniest of pups because he was too shy and scared to play with the big dogs. Over time this changed.

He became more confident, playful, and affectionate with all. He still was the gentlest of dogs but he was also able to hold his own with the big guys.

Dogs in shelters are too often wallflowers. Because of neglect, like insufficient training or exercise or simply from being ignored, they seldom have a chance to show their true personalities, especially while sitting behind bars. We will try to change that. 

Getting them out of the shelter environment, working with them to develop social skills, confidence, and trust, while showing and teaching respect, will give them the chance to shine.

Adoptable Dogs


Sassy is another sweet girl, affectionate, walks well on a leash, and loves to just hang out.  She is about 1 1/2 years old, so still has that puppy enthusiasm.  She needs a home that can provide that all important structure and guidance for her to do her best.

New Arrivals

Indie is a handsome, friendly boy who would make an awesome adventure partner for an active person.


Seven new arrivals here at the rescue!  Stay tuned as we get to know these pups better, but so far they all seem awesome!!


Recent Adoptions


Penelope, now Lella, has a home!  When you are this adorable, it's not surprising you would quickly be adopted.  Lella has a wonderful new home and lots of adventures ahead of her.  To the best life ever little girl!


What's Happening

We’re excited to have completed our dog cottage. The cottage is designed to safely and comfortably house our dogs during their temporary stay at our rescue. It is surrounded by a fully fenced play yard where they can release some energy and where we can work on some training and socialization with them. We are able to accommodate 6 dogs. All kennels are heated/air conditioned. Woohoo!


Our Mission

The Wallflowers Shine Project is a registered 501 c (3) non-profit organization which is dedicated to rescuing the abandoned, rehabilitating the neglected, and finding loving forever homes for all while actively promoting and encouraging the adoption of shelter animals.