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

Annie is a petite husky girl that just arrived here at the rescue.  Stay tuned as we get acquainted with her.

New Arrivals

Lillie is a petite, older shepherd girl.  She is currently with a foster, and will arrive in Oregon in a few weeks.

Recent Adoptions

Felix has a forever home, and a new four-legged best friend.  She wasn't sure at first, but Felix is so charming, she couldn't resist!

Sweet Pepper has found her forever home.  This little girl was affectionate and enthusiastic, and we are sure will love being the center of attention in her new home.

Yogi has a new home!  This handsome guy was one of the sweetest, friendliest pups we have had.  He found a home with a new four-legged best friend.

Kelsea was a bit shy when she first arrived here, but quickly warmed up.  It didn't take long at all for her to warm up to her new forever home.  Happy days Kelsea!

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. 

@2021 The Wallflowers Shine Project

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