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


Rosie, 44 lbs. of adorable enthusiasm

This is Parker.  Handsome, calm, walks well on a leash, takes treats gently, in other words, a perfect gentleman! 

Milo, looks so serious but once he gets to know you he turns into a clown.

New Arrivals

What's Happening

We’re excited to be making good progress building our dog cottage. The cottage is designed to resemble more of an in-home living environment for our dogs during their temporary stay at our rescue. We will be able to accommodate 3 dogs and are looking to eventually house a few cats as well. Stay tuned for more pictures and updates.

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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