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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

This adorable girl is Luna.  She is about 4 1/2 months old and 27 lbs.  Probably a mix including husky and shepherd, she is a very smart pup who is crate and potty trained and walks well on a leash.  This sweet girl will make an amazing adventure buddy for the right person.


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 is Sammy, about 1-2 years old and 65 lbs., she has come a long way from when she first arrived.  She walks great on leash, does well in her crate, is potty trained and knows general commands.  Sammy loves to play with toys and needs someone who can help fulfill that drive.  She does well with friendly and respectful dogs her size, no cats.


This girl is Edna, after spending a little time with a fabulous foster she is now ready for her forever home.  She is about 2 years old, walks well on a leash, and is good with cats and other dogs.

New Arrivals

Chuckie is a very affectionate and sweet boy.  He is making good progress on his crate and potty training, as well as recall and walking on a leash.  Stay tuned as he will soon be available for adoption.


Star is a bit shy, but is starting to warm up to us.  Very sweet, we will work on her confidence and leash manners.  Stay tuned!

Kimmie is a very affectionate and sweet girl.  She is making good progress on her crate and potty training, as well as recall and walking on a leash.  Stay tuned as she will soon be available for adoption.

These two 6-month old siblings just arrived here in Oregon.  They were pretty emaciated and suffering from a few other health issues, but are now settling in well and showing us just what a sweet pair of pups they are!!


Recent Adoptions


Norman has been adopted!  This boy was the cutest and sweetest ever, and happily it didn't take long to find a wonderful new home for him.  To the best life little buddy!


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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