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

Blossom is a 1-year old super people friendly girl who thrives on structure and is already very obedient. She's looking for a home as the only animal. 


Cane is a sweet, mellow boy who enjoys his walks and hanging out with his people.

New Arrivals

Fiona is here and the party can begin!  This little girl is a sweetheart, and will be the life of any party.

Lola is 2-3 years old, very shy but quickly warms up with any encouragement.

Suzi is a very sweet girl, about 4 years old and 50 lbs.

Recent Adoptions

Cat, one of the sweetest pups we have had, has found her forever home.  

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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