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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

Freya is very friendly, intelligent and very well trained.  She is a dominant female, so would do best with someone that has shepherd experience and can provide the structure she needs.

This handsome fellow is Martin.  He is approximately 6 years old, and probably a hound mix.  He is a bit reserved at first, but warms up as he gets to know you.  He needs a home that understands large dogs and leadership, as he thrives in a structured environment.


Sky is a beautiful Husky girl, about 70 lbs., not good with cats or other small animals.

This stunning boy is Ruger.  He is about 2 years old and 80 lbs.  He is reserved with people he doesn't know, and will need an experienced large-breed dog owner who understands how to provide leadership and structure.

New Arrivals

Six new pups just arrived today!  Look at this crew...  


Here's Otto!  This goofy, dancing, prancing friendly boy is ready to conquer the world.

This is Lilly.  A sweet girl who looks as though she could use some rest and love.

She was surrendered with her two pups; Jasmine an itty-bitty cutie pie who has only one floppy ear, and Briar a very friendly and wiggly boy.


Shiloh, 8 yo. adorable and friendly boy, and Handsome, 6 yo. shy boy, were surrendered together.  They have a sad story but we will get them ready for a happy new beginning.


Recent Adoptions

Todd has found his forever home!  This sweet boy was one of the easiest pups we have had.  Friendly with everyone, good on a leash, he quickly found a family to call his own.


Lilly was one of our favorite pups.  She was shy at first, but once she became comfortable with us she turned into one of the sweetest girls ever.  Now she has a new family and a new four legged best friend.  To the best life sweet Lilly!

Ryder, this sweet boy with his adorable under bite.  Another easy pup who was quickly ready for a new home, now has his forever family.

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.