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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

Scout is about 35 lbs. and 5 months old, and is ready for his new home.  He has been staying with a foster while showing off what a rock star he is.  He is friendly with other dogs, does great on a leash, and is just an all around wonderful pup that would make a fabulous addition to an active home.  If you are looking for a well-rounded and well-socialized dog that has received a great start to his training, Scout may be your pup.  He will do best with someone that can continue his training, and keep him physically and mentally engaged.


This is Emma, she is an affectionate girl about 3 years old and 65 lbs.. She is crate and potty trained, and knows general obedience.  She is indifferent to other dogs, and while she can peacefully coexist with other dogs she would probably love to be the only dog in the house.  She will do best in a home that is comfortable providing a structured environment and leadership, and sets rules and boundaries.

This sweet little pittie girl is Penny.  About 5 months old and 35 lbs., very sweet and a little on the timid side.  She does well with other dogs and cats, and would probably do well with a calm canine friend.  She seems to have a very low prey drive, and didn't seem to care about the cats.  She is potty and crate trained, walks mostly well on leash and knows basic commands.


Our first Cane Corso here at the rescue!  This pretty girl is Midnight.  Very calm, sweet and quickly learning her leash manners.  She is a big girl, about 95 lbs, but is very gentle.  She does get the zoomies, and does well with other respectful dogs.  She is up for short hikes but is not an endurance athlete, her favorite activity is chewing on a bone on her bed.

New Arrivals

Oh my goodness!  Look at this crew that just arrived here in Oregon!!


This adorable little girl is Layla.  She is very shy so we are working on bringing her out of her shell.  She loves other dogs and becomes quite playful when she has someone to play with.

This beautiful girl is Mocha.  We think she is a shepherd mix, possibly some Dutch Shepherd and Doberman?  She is very sweet, walks well on a leash and gets along well with other dogs.


This cute little nugget is Ben, brother of Tortoro.  Stay tuned as we get to know the two of them better.

Tortoro is staying with a foster as we get to know he and his brother Ben.  So far it appears he has a great fashion sense.


Evie is a heeler mix, and is staying with a foster while getting used to Oregon.  Stay tuned while we get to know her as well.

Recent Adoptions


All of Ginger's adorable puppies have found their forever homes, and we couldn't be happier for them.  To the best lives ever sweet pups!  


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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