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Training dogs saves lives


Our rescue was established in 2018. Over the years we've realized that training plays an essential part in a dog's success in the home. Training oftentimes prevents dogs from being returned to the rescue or shelter they came from. We've therefore improved upon the way we do things and training is now an integral part of our rescue and rehoming process. We've participated in many training workshops, have shadowed some of the best trainers in the industry, and are continuous students of dog behavior and psychology. All of our dogs complete standard training and adopters are given the information and tools needed to continue their training with our support. A well-educated owner and a trained dog are the best combination for a successful and satisfying relationship that will last a lifetime. 


Why the "Wallflowers Shine Project"?


When we adopted one of our personal dogs from a shelter, he was extremely shy and timid. We enrolled him in training classes where they lovingly called him a wallflower. Training helped him gain confidence and brought out the best in him. It made him shine. 


The majority of dogs in shelters have experienced neglect in its many forms. Many have been undersocialized, have received very little mental or physical stimulation, are misunderstood in terms of what their breed needs to succeed, and have received very little to no training. 

The vast majority of shelter dogs are great dogs. Many are wallflowers that are just waiting for an opportunity to shine. We give them that opportunity. We see their potential. We bring out the best in them through clear communication and expectations. We provide them with what they likely never had; structure, guidance, rules, boundaries, and consistency so their future will be much brighter than their past. 

Adoptable Dogs

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


Amber is a very sweet, smart shepherd girl.  She has a lot of energy so needs both mental and physical stimulation to be her best.


Two of Autumn's puppies are still available for adoption.  These girls have been socialized with other dogs, cats and people.  Super sweet and friendly, we suspect they have some Boxer and possibly Husky in them, and will mature at 40 - 50 pounds.


New Arrivals

Phoenix, a beautiful shepherd/collie mix.


We've had several awesome new pups just arrive.  Stay tuned as we get to know them.

Spike, an affectionate, energetic low-rider.

Claus, a handsome shepherd mix.

Montey, a very sweet, soft and wiggly little love bug.


Ophelia, a very sweet pittie girl.


Recent Adoptions

Lulu has a new home!  This girl wasn't with us for long, when you are this sweet you can be adopted quickly.  She now has an active home and will be a regular running partner.  Way to go Lulu!!


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. 

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