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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


Tomas is a very sweet, energetic young pup.  Probably a lab/great dane mix, he is very smart and a quick learner.  He would be great as an adventure partner, and should go to a home that has experience with large dogs.

Rover - 4 months old and all puppy through and through.  He is an energetic pup and will need an active home.  He does great with other animals and we think would do well with another dog his size and energy level.


Coral - about 3 years old and a wonderful girl.  She is shy at first and takes time to warm up to men.  But once comfortable with you she is a total funny, goofy love-bug of a pup.

Amber - about 2 years old and a very cool shepherd.  She is only about 55 lbs. so is on the petite side for a shepherd.  She is very sweet and affectionate, but has a prey drive so would not be good with cats.


New Arrivals

Recent Adoptions


Teddy has a new home!  This boy was very shy when he first arrived.  But given a little time to decompress, he showed us what a truly sweet, affectionate pup he really was.  Now he has found a wonderful new home, where he can have the best life ever!


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.