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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

Milo, looks so serious but once he gets to know you he turns into a clown.  He just completed a board and train, and is now one of the best behaved pups ever.  If you are looking for a running partner, this guy would be amazing.

Willow is one of the sweetest, most mellow pups ever.  Happy to be around her people, her tail never stops wagging.

Sparkle, our very sweet senior girl.  Loves walks and affection, happy to just hang out with her people.

Jaden is a little shy at first, but is perfect if you are looking for a wonderful, quietly affectionate pup.

New Arrivals

This charming young lady is Roxy.  So far she is a little shy, very sweet, and altogether adorable.

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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