updated 12/29/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/29/2011 AT 4:00 PM ET
Home. Some cats and dogs never have one to call their own. We want to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary homeless pet every week. Today, we’d like you to meet Storm, a 2-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix with boundless energy.
The young pooch was rescued by The Little Shelter in Huntington, N.Y., almost a year ago from a municipal shelter. In his time there, he’s blossomed into quite the ham.
“We have a swimsuit contest here every year, and last year, Storm actually won the male dog category,” says communications and events manager Jodi Record. “He was a scuba diver. He had a snorkel, flippers, the whole kit and caboodle. He loves to dress up, he’s a fun dog.”
A “spitfire” who loves being the center of attention, Storm is very active and needs an owner who can keep up with him and work with him on his possessiveness over his toys. “He needs an experienced home,” says Record, adding that he’s best with older children. “Someone with experience with the breed; they’re very high-energy dogs.”
This athletic pup loves long walks and curling up on the right person’s lap to take a snooze. “He sometimes takes a little while to get to know people,” she says, “but once he knows you, he loves you. He’ll roll over on his back and throw his legs up in the air.”
Click here to meet last week’s adoptable pet, Dale.