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Faye Mom + F x 3 Pups - FriendMaggie FriendPeter FriendPeter 

Freya, Forrest -m, Finley- f (16-21lbs each), 8-9 weeks old

stray; 51lbs; 2-3 yrs old; HW+ ; boxer mix; 3/18

Cute little dark brown dog!  Ferdinand is one appealing, happy faced fellow.  He was front and center in his kennel hoping to be selected to head out and was fast to reward us as we reached for him.   With a whirling tail and easy walk out the front gate, our exploratory journey began.   Just shy of 40lbs, Ferdinand is excellent on the leash and a very, very skilled meeter/greeter of other dogs.    Gently affectionate and wishing to soak up all the attention we could give him, he is never pushy or in your face and is very soft in his mannerisms.  In kneeling down to say "hello" him, Ferdinand is fast to rest his head in your lap with the hopes of earning some much needed and deserved all over body rubs.   In his new home,  he would be able to maximize his pet skills in sharing his life with other dogs and really folks of all ages.  We really enjoyed our time with Ferdinand and hope you'll ask for him soon! Note: Dropped off at local fire dept.  5 yrs old; male; lab; HW+; 2/17; 38lbs


O/s- had her 3 mos; Reportedly good with other dogs and kids. 40lbs; 2-3 yrs old; female; bully mix; HW-; 2/27

Freddie Pup -safe

stray; male; 4 mos old; 23lbs; 3/26; lab mix

Garrison -safe

Hw neg; stray; 1/14; has an eye injury; 50lbs; bull mix; 4 yrs old

Feb 17 Update:  Garrison is now in our Shelter Star Training program.  An update: Watch out for our newest Canine Shelter Star he might just blow your mind on what he has learned. Garrison learned how to focus & engage with our volunteer trainer today. He also learned some cool little tricks such as sit and lay. Last but not least, he does very well on a leash. Who could ask for anything better!!

I am SO into my person.  I can never get enough in hanging out with humans.  I adore them.  They are all my super best, immediate friends.  I gave my two new volunteer friends very gentle and long hugs when we met.  I was almost clinging to them imploring them to please help me, please take me home!   I know my plea was most compelling because days after our meeting,  they were still talking about me and my soft, gentle and emotional plea for help.   I do OK meeting other dogs. I do not react to them per say but will let out a low growl of warning if they get too close and by too close perhaps only 1-2  feet away.  I can nicely walk near other dogs and I happily ignore them as in truth,  I am focusing on and yes, all about my person.   Although I am a larger framed gal and a good size as well at 55lbs,  still I am incredibly easy to manage.  Doting and very affectionate and tenderly loving, folks all say I will make an incredible companion pet.  And that's what it's all about isn't it?  Having a good friend to hang by your side and keep your company.  I could be that dog for you!  Ask for me, Gladys today!Note: Hw pos; 55lbs; 7 yrs; shep mix;  Can't keep in fence. 1/29

Mom Morticia and dad are very bonded. So cute.  lab mix;  Strays that the family cared for for 2 months.  1/30. Gomez (dad, 4-5 yrs old, 66lbs, HW+)


stray; 60lbs; 1 yr old; male; shep; HW-; 3/10


1/27; abandoned; male; bully mix. came in with Oreo. 65lbs; hw -;  2 yrs old; Has mange.  Solid temperament.  Very well balanced, unreactive, polite with other dogs. Good leash walker. Great with people.


light HW+; stray; collie mix; female; 1 yr old; 42lbs; 3/25


o/s- no reason given; lab; male; 70lbs; 1.5yrs old; hW- ; 3/15


 HW+; 2/14; lab; male;  30lbs; stray; 6-7 yrs old

"Oh please come and play with me!"  Izzy is a playset all dressed up in a sleek black and white dog suit!  Now, this girl knows how to play and have a great time.  She had THE best time just running around and lightly engaging toys in her exercise area.   Perhaps her favorite "toy" was simply having a human nearby to say "hello," give her body rubs or make the squeaky toy go "squeak!"   A super friendly gal with energy and smiles to spare,  you can't help but feel her zest for life in watching her self entertain while trying to get you in on the fun.   Graced with a more athletic, solid build,  Izzy sports tall, snazzy white socks, white chest blaze and a skinny white racing stripe on her muzzle.   Izzy is a fun, happy girl ready to bring the party right into you home.  Ask for Izzy today, won't you? Note: O/S; can no longer keep.  has had since she was 2 yrs old.  now 7 yrs old; 11-26-19;  Hw positive. Sweet girl, is shy but is warming up nicely;  33lbs; Bully blend


1/12; Hit by a car.  Taken to vet where he had pin successfully placed in his rear leg.  2 years; 34lbs; Hw neg; hound

2/27; stray; no age; lab/cattle dog mix; 53lbs; HW+

Java was such a sweet, loving boy, he seemed like he was still a puppy. Just full of kisses and hugs. I was surprised when walking him to the exercise area how he was eager to go but did not pull very hard. He kept looking back as if to say "I'm so excited to be out but I am happy to have you with me too!" He would run around and play in the yard but check in frequently for snuggles and kind words. He loved greeting the other dogs through the fences and when he met Judge they both very quickly laid on the ground and rolled around and played comfortably with each other, happy to have a friend. I can see him doing very well with children and any other dogs, nothing seemed to bother him at all, just very appreciative to get out and have attention. Note: male; stray; hw-; 1 yr old; 2/20; 45lbs; lab mix.  No cats for me please.

Jesse was found as a stray in Darlington. He was picked at the intersection of N Main St and Doneraile St.  He has been in foster with Debbie Anderson and she has been trying to help him gain weight. Many of his teeth are broken. He has badly clipped ears and a lot of hair loss. Despite this, he is very affectionate and sweet.  HW+; 45lbs; 2-3 yrs old; bull mix; 11/19/18

Foster update May 28:   I picked him up from out of the road, dodging traffic, on Halloween night.  He was in terrible shape when I found him.  He had a collar on but was so emaciated, his skin was red and irritated and he was so dirty.  We began working to put some weight back on him and work on his skin issues.  He still has a little hair loss on his back, but he is doing much better.  He is an older guy and you can tell that humans have not been kind to him in his life.  Despite all that, he is the sweetest and most loving little man.  I had his intake done at the shelter and brought him straight home with me into foster, so he's not spent any time at the shelter.  Great dog so deserving of a home of his own!


O/S (due to health reasons). Came in with Moe and Manny both adopted from DCHS in 4/2017.  HW+; female; lab/hound mix; 53lbs; 2 yrs old; 3/24

Got Pool or Kiddy Pool?  Got Lakeside Accommodations?  Got a Pond?  If you do,  please oh pretty please, we must talk as I am drawn to water and would love to sink down in it and play in it!  I also enjoy "land activities" such as running and chasing after balls.  Some will tell you that I even bat rolling balls along as if I was a world champion soccer player!   That's a pretty remarkable feat given that I have pellet in my shoulder which damaged the nerves in my front left leg so it's not 100% functional (it's kind of floppy!).  Still, I run and play like any normal, happy dog and you should have seen me keeping me pace with a younger dog who was running laps in the pen next to me.  He was fast but I too was fast and kept pace with him!!   When not running and playing fetch and challenging you to a great game of tug-of-war,  I think you will find that I am one snuggly, affectionate fellow.  I love to go and do and I easily make new friends.    Ask for Judge today and no, I don't really do any judging!  LOL. Note: stray; male; 50lbs; HW-; 1 yr old; 2/6; lab mix

The most handsome guy on the yard has to be Junior! He has a gorgeous chocolate brown coat with a white blaze and white chest. He was dropped off at a person's house who kept him for a week but then had to surrender him to the shelter. While he was with her, she reported that he was great with her children and dogs and was an absolute sweetheart. The shelter staff can see that is true because of what a loving boy he is. He has met other dogs both male and female and play time ensues! Junior is a happy guy who enjoys the company of other playful dogs, and chasing a ball is his dream come true. If you have a resident dog who would love a buddy  to romp with, Junior would be a perfect fit. He also enjoys relaxing time being petted and loved and his tail doesn't stop wagging. Junior would love nothing more than a home to call his own, his happy go lucky joy is infectious and he would love to share his happiness with a forever family.  Note: The woman that had him for a week said he was great with her kids, her dogs, and was an absolute sweetheart. I can see it as well here at the shelter.  hw+; 49lbs; 1 yr old; bull mix; 12/28


Came in w Barbie; male; lab mix; 50lbs; stray; 1 yr old; hw -; 3/19

She showed up at our place of business around January 9th and waited in the same spot as if expecting someone to come get her. We began feeding her and she was all smiles to see us daily. She wandered over to a neighboring home and they really liked her. They do not have a fenced yard though and over time she was seen wandering farther away. We didn't want her to get hurt so we took her to the shelter. She was at first shy with us, but she just needed some time to warm up. She loves to explore, leading with her nose. She is a brave girl. She would come up our higher steps and jump on our platforms to just hang out. She loves to be with you once you give her time to open up. Once you have her trust, she is your buddy and always smiling. She loaded in my car and rode ok. Walking on leash seems new to her but she can do it. Our ability to see her with other animals was limited because we were working, but as far as we know she was fine with the neighboring dogs.  Note: Shep mix; 1 year; 60lbs; slightly HW +; 2/3; stray; 2/3


stray; All the staff love this dog. He is so sweet, calm and lovable.  male; lab/hound; 52lbs; HW+; 3/12

Lita was brought in by AC as a stray. Found on ridge rd., Darlington.  Lita is a bit scared here at the shelter and would definitely benefit from a foster home.  2 yrs old; HW+; 37lbs; lab mix; 5/17

More about me June 30: I'm slowly settling.  Things are still very scary/spooky for me but I have found a friend in Marcus, one of the staff who regularly cares for me.  I always know he's coming by to spend time with me when I hear the familiar "knock knock" sound on the roof of my igloo.  When I peek my head out,  I'll see his welcoming smile and then out I scoot from my igloo to say "hi" to him.  Just today we also headed out for a brief walk together.  I'm still super shy around folks I don't know but with Marcus's help,  daily I am making great strides.   Don't be shy yourself though...come on by and check in on me.  I need lots of folks to friend me to help me adjust and find my new pet job. 

Loki -safe

stray; 2/20; 4 yrs old; shep mix; 67lbs; HW+; male

Lucy was brought in by a member of the community that had her for 2 weeks. They found her behind the YMCA in Hartsville. And had taken her to the care-a-van for her vaccines. But could no longer care for her. 
She is a very sweet playful girl! HW-; 47lbs; 1 yr old; bull mix; 8/17/ 2019.  Returned Feb 2020 because she got "too big."  She weighs 64lbs on Feb 24. HW-.

Foster Update: Great girl! Got along great with my dogs and cats. No problems during her stay with me. Is young and plays a bit rough with the other dogs. Did great in my house. Liked to go for rides. I wish I could have kept her longer but I'm single and my house is small and full of animals already. I plan to follow up on her at shelter in 3 weeks.

Mama T

Mama T has a sad story to tell but still a joyful outlook. She came to the shelter when her owner was no longer able to care for her. She was pregnant with 7 puppies but sadly none of the 7 survived. Mama T hasn't let the loss of her puppies dim her sunny disposition though, she remains friendly and social with other dogs and especially loves getting love and attention from her person. She is a nice smaller size and packs a lot of love in a little package! She is a champion cuddler and walks wonderfully on a leash. Mama T has so much love to give to one very special person.  She is very affectionate and bonds with her person and thinks it is her job to be a protector.  Because of this instinct, we are recommending that she go into a one person home with someone who would appreciate a dog who wants to be their guardian and keep them safe. Mama T will make a wonderful companion for the right person. She is also crate trained and spent some time in a foster home where we discovered she was house trained as well. Mama T had her cat test and when she was walked by the cattery she didn't react to the kitties at all. This little love bug has waited for a forever home that will cherish her and treat her with love and the value every pet deserves. Let her spread a little of her love into your home, we think you'll never regret it!  Note: Mama T was brought in as an owner surrender. The owner could no longer take care of her.  HW+; 38lbs; 1-2 yrs old; lab mix; 8/27/18; Treated for hw's 11/18/18

Manny -safe

58lbs; HW-; 3/24; lab mix; 2-3 yrs old;  O/S (health reasons). Adopted with Moe in 4/2017.  Came in with Jewels and Manny

Foster Update Nov 20: He likes to talk! It's like he tries to tell you what he wants as it's not just random barking.  He has also gotten kinda 'attached' as he jumps up to put his front paws on my shoulders and get his face right in my face.  He rides very well in the car. Takes food from my hand very gently. He will lie at the door and wait on me to come outside when he is getting outside time.  I have not yet let him off leash, so I do not know if he will come back or follow me if left in the open. In the fenced yard he does come to me; he's not trying to escape the yard.  He gets along with all the girl dogs (3 at my house right now), but he does not care for the unaltered (got altered yesterday) male dog foster Buddy nor does that male dog enjoy Marshall, so they had to be separated. Note: Hw neg;  10/24; 65lbs; 10 yrs old; st Bernard/shep mix.  Shot in the leg.  Sustained a compound fracture.  Working on healing it now!  Nov 4.  Formerly known as "Rocky."

Foster Update April 4:  He has been released from vet care now and is ready for a family. He has been neutered. He is great off leash. Always always comes when called. He knows his name. Loves, loves attention. Knows sit, stay, shake, kennel and lay down. Loves cheese and peanut butter. Loves to chew on sweet potatoes too. Loves hiking. Walks good on leash. Never potties inside unless he has diarrhea and he will try his best to let you know he needs out by talking. He talks to truly communicate; he is not just barking. He is great in his crate. He does have sensitive stomach so stick to quality dry food only for him and diarrhea won't be an issue. Cheese, peanut butter and sweet potatoes do not bother his tummy. He is very smart & learns quickly. He learned lay down in less than an hour! He'd lay down for me to put the meds on his wounds on his leg. He's just so darn smart and was a pleasure to have in foster! Loves to play fetch and wrestle with big sticks. He and one of my other dogs didn't care for each other but it was mutual. All the other dogs, male and female, they got along great together. He loved to play with them. The boxer doing stick tug of war with him in video is male and they really enjoyed each other. I do recommend he be introduced slowly and gently so he does not feel like he is losing your attention. He just has a tender loving heart and wants to know he has a place in yours. He really adores your attention! He rides great in the car and enjoys going along on outings. He will make a family a treasured addition! 

 1 yr old; O/s; 43lbs; male; lab mix; HW-.  reportedly good with cats and other dogs.; 2/10

"Oh thank goodness you brought a dog for me to play with."   Meek Martin was very tentative in heading out to our front exercise area but gosh, when he was offered a chance to run loose and play with a pretty little female dog, he was all over the idea!  Suddenly,  we saw Martin's tail wagging and flapping in the wind as he ran and played and wrestled with his new girlfriend.   What a sight to see him happy and in his element!  By himself, Martin is pretty reserved and shy and a bit stop and go on the leash.   Just add another pet to the picture and you have a new, happy faced dog walking on the end of your leash.  Martin is a sweet, gentle natured fellow and with just a little patience and definitely another pet or two in the mix,  will surely blossom and morph into the pet he was meant to be.   Note: Hw pos; stray; 1/21; 1 yr old; hound mix; male; 39lbs


Adopted with Manny in 4/2017.  O/s (health reasons) with Manny and Jewels.   Weimeraner Mix; 3/24; 70lbs; HW+; 5 yrs old

Morticia- FriendGomez

Morticia (mom, 70lbs, 5 yrs old, HW+)
Mom and dad, Gomez are very bonded. So cute.  lab mix;  Strays that the family cared for for 2 months.  1/30


person died. found with an embedded collar wound; male; lab mix; no age; HW+; 56lbs; 2/24