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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

Davey is very friendly and so adorable.  He does well with other dogs, especially females, but is also happy being the only dog in the house.  He is quickly learning leash skills, loves to chase a ball in the yard, and is really a delightful pup to be around.


Gwen, about 5 years old.  Calm and easy-going, walks well on a leash.  Just a very sweet girl to be around.

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.


Plum is still looking for her home!  Her sisters have been adopted, now Plum is ready.  

New Arrivals

These two beautiful girls will be joining us at the end of the month.




Recent Adoptions


Sweet Peaches has found her forever home!  After a little rough start, this girl did a fabulous job raising her three puppies.  Now it is time for her to find a home of her own.  Amy adopted Parker from us last year, and when she saw Peaches, she decided it was time for Parker to have a friend.  Now Parker and Peaches are a pair, to 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.