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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

This handsome big fellow is Jaeger.  He is still a bit shy, but is warming up.  If you enjoy big dogs, he could be a wonderful addition to your home.

This bright eyed young lady is Diamond.  Full of energy, after some leash training to help keep that energy under control, she will make an awesome addition to someones' home.

And here is Tank!  This handsome guy is a super-sweet, low-energy bully who would do best in a structured home.

New Arrivals

Benny just arrived.  We are still getting to know him, but so far he seems sweet and a little shy.  

Speaking of sweet, this is Lance,  one of the sweetest pups we've had.  Easy to walk and handle, he is delightful.

Puppies!  Yes, two puppies arrived on the bus.  We were told they are Anatolian Shepherds, and they are quickly becoming large and in-charge.  Scuffles is more outgoing, Boris (below) is more shy.  But both have warmed up quickly and are beyond adorable.

What's Happening

We’re excited to having almost finished 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 and are looking to eventually house a few cats as well. We will post more pictures soon.

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. 

@2020 The Wallflowers Shine Project

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