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Nova -sponsored for pull fees VideoMay

Nova is the mother of the Nx9 litter. She's a very good mother to them but is still a little scared.  HW-; 2-3 yrs old; 40lbs; hound mix;  40lbs.  8/24/17.  Nova is a sweet lady who can be cautious initially around men.  Once she knows them, she's fine w/them.   She lost her rescue due to her being cautious around men.

Update Jan 26: Nova is a big doll baby.  She is short in stature but big in wiggles and always smiling.  I let her out with me every morning, and she is one of my personal favorites, she will jog beside me waiting for a treat, jump up for lots of rub downs.  She doesn't go to kennels and start anything, just sort of smiles and runs.  She was shy with the guys at first, but loves them now.  The thing with Nova is she acts all mean if you walk up to her kennel and she doesn't know you.  Once she realizes that you are letting her out, feeding, etc.  she stops, she is all bark and no bite.  Never has she attempted, to actually bite.  And I really think she has gotten over most of the issues with men now that they are the main ones taking care of her.

Update Feb 24: This is Nova, she gets along with other dogs and has came such a long way from when she came in to Bridge.  She had a small issue with men, I am assuming that a male had abused her, she really didn't like them.  Now however, she loves the male caretakers.. jumps on them, looks forward to seeing them and is just a happy girl. 

Orville was adopted from us in January. He was Ethan when he was with us but his named was changed. He was adopted with his brother Elliot. The owners said that they couldn't get along when they were together. By themselves, they arw both very playful and friendly.  38lbs; 9 mos old; lab mix; 4/18; male; HW-

More about me: Come play with me!!  In search of a playmate, a companion and a more busy schedule to help keep me at my best.  Perhaps you can help me??  My name is Orville and did you know I earned at Blue Ribbon at doggy obedience camp?  Yes, it's true!   I was at Camp to learn how to be a perfect canine citizen.  While there I learned lots of commands like:  focus, sit, down, stay, come, walking on a loose leash and also leave it.    I'm a super smart fellow who really, really loves all people attention and affection and boy, do I love playing with other dogs.   Adopted out as young puppy with my sibling Wilbur, as you may likely know,  it's not uncommon for sibling pups to struggle to get along especially as growing teens so even though we both went through doggy camp to help id and pinpoint triggers when we got on each other's nerves, still in the end we were brought back to the shelter.   The real key with me and well, both of us,  is that we need regular exercise.  We're teens and hey, teens have energy to burn.  If that energy is not burned off,  unflattering behavior can result.  The nice trainer folks said that IF I got proper exercise, I would be fine sharing my life with other dogs and in fact that's really my preference.  Out on my walk today for example,  I met a lovely boxer mix and she was so much fun to hang out with.  I'm great at meeting other dogs and playing with them and really love interacting with them.  Human laps also provide me with a great a source of joy.   I'm one happy, affectionate, bubbly guy who wants nothing more than to have humans and other dogs to share my life with.  I promise to bring a lot of smiles, tail wags and good times to your home every day!

When Otis came into the shelter we thought he was a senior dog (aged at 5-8 yrs old).  After taking him to the vet we learned Otis is actually only 3-5 yrs old.  He is a wonderful guy.  There is something wrong with his back leg.  Whatever it is, I don't think it is something we can fix.  Maybe an old injury or he was born with the deformity.  He doesn't jump, due to the weakness in one of his hind legs. 

Otis enjoys being where people are and doesn't meet a stranger.  He walks good on a leash, gets along with the other dogs, is house trained.  Otis was brought in by animal control 10/27/17. This boy must have had a family at some time because he was altered prior to intake.  He came to us extremely underweight and is still working on adding pounds.  He is much better, but still skinny.  Note: Otis was brought in by animal control. He is very sweet and friendly. He has displaced hips & arthritis. He’s on Rimadyl & joint supplements. He needs an inside foster.  3-5 yrs old; hw+; 61lbs; shep mix; 10/27. Med notes: stiff, arthritic, right hind leg bowed with thick knee, crepitus in both stifles, p/c intact - xrays showed dysplatic hips with subluxation - incredibly shallow acetabulus - TREAT with joint supplement, rimydyl 100 mg 1/2 pill twice daily

Soccer with Me: Otis LOVES to play soccer with Melissa.  I was very surprised to see him doing this.  He really enjoys his time out playing ball.  He's not necessarily interested in playing with the ball alone, but if he sees Melissa kicking it, he's up for a game of keep away.  You can tell my watching him how much fun he is having. 

More about me May 31: Smile Maker!  We LOVE Otis and boy does this handsome boy know how to smile and spread the smiles around.  Otis is just about as smooth and cool as dogs get!  He is such a joy to be around and he really has never met a stranger.   Fantastic with all types of dogs,  Otis is the one to bring a nice, calming energy to a group of dogs and show them that being chill and slowing down the pace/energy in the group, is ok. Otis is gentle natured, polite, loving and if given a chance will aim to be your shadow.   His disposition is a perfect match for kids of all ages and sizes and his friendly, happy outlook on life is certain to brighten even the darkest of days.   As if this was not reason enough to bring home Otis, did I mention he loves playing soccer?  Yep! If you dribble the ball with your feet,  he will run and try to get it and when he does, will then haul it around in his mouth.  He's a trip.  So much fun and love in this dog!

VideoWithMelanie- sponsored for pull fees

Pleased to meet you!  Phillip is a fun-loving, happy fellow who's never met a stranger.  He had the best time walking with 3 of his brand new doggy friends and did a nice job sniffing everyone from head to tail and walking shoulder to shoulder with them.  Definitely a guy who's ready to go and do and explore, he would be in his element on car outings taking him to new, exciting trails to explore and sights to see.   A good natured guy who would not stop smiling, after checking out all of the dogs,  he was most content to hang close to his person, leaning into them and then rolling on his side for a belly rub.  He really enjoyed the one of one human attention and was really ready to move right in with his new best human friend.   Phillip is a more muscular, solid dog but has a nice soft, tender side to him which you can't help but love.  Phillip had us all grinning from ear to ear and we're sure he'll have the same effect on you.    Note:  Phillip was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is very friendly and walks well on a leash.  HW+; 54lbs; 1-2 yrs old; bull mix; 4/5

More about me June 26: I’m Philip and I can’t wait to go on an adventure with you! I’m very inquisitive about what’s going on around me- people, places, dogs- I want to see them all! I’d love to go home with a family that is active so we can experience nature together. I may pull on the leash, but with practice and help I know I can learn to walk right by your side. I’m friendly and always on the lookout for someone that will pet me!

Phoebe- VideoWithLuna VideoWithLuna -sponsored for pull fees

Phoebe is a sweet girl who was brought in by animal control. She is HW +.  Bully mix; 2 yrs old; 48lbs; 10/10
Temp Test Results:  ALMOST PERFECT SCORE!!  She scored top marks in having her mouth opened, her belly rubbed and dog test. No cats for Phoebe please. 

More about me Dec 29: Mixer and Mingler!  I'm your go to gal if you have pets in stock who need a girl friend or kids in stock who need a playmate.  Never meeting a stranger,  I'm told I make folks smile and feel loved.  I had the best time meeting 4 other dogs while out walking the other day and everyone said I was a great greeter and was also super attentive to the nice human who was walking me.  Generally my energy level is pretty moderate to low but I'm certainly open to walking at a faster/stronger pace should the need arise.   Friendly and well balanced,  I would thrive in a home where I have daily activities/outings and folks to love on!   No cats for me please!

Queenie Pup -safe

Queenie was brought in as a stray by Darlington animal control. She is very playful and friendly.  23lbs; 4-5 mos old; lab mix; 7/5

Rascal really fits his name!  he is just a fun guy, wants to nothing but play, he likes to be petted and sweet talked but then he is like.. "got a ball?!"  He's good about not jumping up on you, and listens pretty good.  He was fun to take out and be around.    Extremely playful, and full of fun.. he needs to learn a bit of manners in the people world, and dog.  But he got along with Rosa, and Caleb as you'll see in the video.  He would make a great companion.  He will need some manner training, he likes to jump up and run over anything.  I really enjoyed him.  Posted 4/25;  Intake 2/9; male; hw-; 8 mos old; 37lbs.    

More about me June 20: Rascal was born to a mama dog that was one of several tied to trees and used to raise bait dogs.  A kind lady asked that he be given to her when he was a tiny puppy.  A few weeks later eight dogs were seized from this property.  Rascal’s mama was very sweet and loving, even though she had a hard life.  Since she was tied out in the open, the dad remains a mystery.  Rascal lived indoors for a while, but the lady’s son moved away and as Rascal got bigger, she had to put him on a chain outside.  She fed him well, but he was too strong for her to take him on walks or play with him.  He was 8 months old when she asked me to take him to the shelter in February. I brought him to my house to foster, but he was so excited to be off the chain that I couldn’t get him calm enough to walk on a leash without dragging me around!  He isn’t very big, but he is strong and enthusiastic!  He is athletic, also, and probably be great on an obstacle course.  He loves attention and is very sweet.  He just needs some training and maybe some bigger kids to play with him.  He seems to be friendly with other dogs, but he didn’t meet any cats up close. 

Raven is a busy lady with lots of exploring to do! She can’t wait to meet other dogs and gets very excited at the chance to play and interact with them. Raven does have a lot of energy and will need to go to a home that is patient and allows her to open up and be active. She is very polite when meeting new people and walks well on a leash. Raven seems shy at first but as she becomes comfortable, her personality really shows.   Note: Raven is a return. The owner’s parents brought her in because their son who adopted her is leaving for school.  Lab mix; hw-; 59lbs; 1 yr old; 6/12;  Raven came in as a stray in Jan 26, 2018.

River- Sponsored

Uniquely me!  That's what I am!  I heard those silly humans talking about me, wondering what kind of dog I was.  One of them even said maybe I was part hyena with my funny face.  Well that IS silly.  But I don't let it bother me.  Actually I have a pretty cheerful disposition in spite of my current situation.  I like meeting new humans and I love playing with my roommate Leta.  Doggy wrestling is so much fun!  I was getting full marks with the kitties too, pretending I didn't even see that kitty lying in the grass next to me.  But then it happened.  That kitty jumped up and darted off and I couldn't resist trying to chase her, it looked like such fun!  I am hoping someone out there is looking for a mid-sized, fun-loving bouncy girl with magnificent ears to join their family.   1 yr old; hw-; 7/18/15; 31 lbs 

Note: This girl will certainly turn heads. She plays well with others, but prefers to be the alpha. If you’re into unwinding on the couch, she’ll watch Netflix as long as you can; if you don’t mind petting her.


Roger was turned in as a stray. He was found on Center Rd in Darlington. He is very friendly and playful.  HW-; 53lbs; 1-2 yrs old; lab mix; 7/9

Ryder- Sponsored for HW treatment

I'm a broad shouldered, low riding lover who's never met a stranger.  Folks are drawn to me with my welcoming smile, swiveling hips and plenty of affection to go around.   I really love engaging people for hug time and kissy time.  Hanging out with other dogs helps sate some of my playful, bouncy side and gives me a chance to socialize and stimulate my mind and body on many levels.  I'm a great leash walker, more steady and can be a bit strong, especially If I see someone I really want to meet and say "hi" to.   I'm not one to hang out on the side lines so count on me to be front and center in your home and in your life.  With so much love and doggy goodness to spread around,  a home with more sturdy kids that I can care for and other dogs to play with,  would surely bring out the best that I can offer as a pet companion.   Note: Ryder was turned in as a stray. He is very sweet and listens well.  Happy Ryder had a blast playing with Susie! HW+; 2-3 yrs old; bull mix; 4/23

Close to you!   Scamp is such a sweet, happy fellow.  This lower riding, compact love bug is really a large strip of velcro all dressed up in a sleek black and white doggy jacket!  Scamp LOVES being close to his human.  Any chance available to him and he was right beside us giving us gentle nuzzles and kisses.   Ready to go and do,  Scamp was front/center in his kennel and confidently walked at a very steady gait to our front open field for photo time.  Nicely meeting 2 other dogs along the way,  he was completely at ease with his new found doggy friends but just could not get enough of his new human friends.  Scamp is a mid-sized fellow who will tell you he's the perfect size for any lap.  His quirky little body type and endearing little grin will draw you in but his playful, wiggly personality will have you coming back for seconds and thirds.  Great choice for a family with kids and other pets.  Note: Scamp came in as a stray. David found him near the prison farm this morning. He is a sweet happy boy.  HW+; 2-3 yrs old; 45lbs; bull mix; 5/26

Scout -safe

Scout was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is very mild mannered and friendly.  HW-; 22lbs; 2-3 yrs old; beagle mix; 7/9

Sharla was brought in by animal control with an embedded collar wound. She has an open wound on her neck and sores on both of her ears. I'm cleaning the wounds daily and she is on antibiotics to prevent infection. The vet advised to wait until she was halfway done with her antibiotics before giving vaccines. Despite her injuries, she is still a sweet girl. HW-; 40lbs; 1 yr old; lab mix; 5/21.  Note: the Video identified Sharla as a male.  She is a she!

Sheeba was brought in as an owner surrender with her sisters Tiny and Suzie Q. Their owner's reason for turning them over was that he had too many dogs. They are all a little timid but still friendly.  HW+; 42lbs; 6 yrs old; collie/shep mix; 6/8

Video Comment: These three were owner surrender.  I feel badly for this group as they have no idea why they are here.  Suzie Q is the most interested in meeting new people.  Lady is starting to understand we are the good guys.  Sheeba looks to be the most concerned/scared/unsure. 

Sir Elton 

Sir Elton was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is very sweet and mild mannered. He also walks well on a leash.  HW-; 52lbs; 1-2 yrs old; bull mix; 6/20

Spot Hound- sponsored for pull fees- Video  

Spot is a happy boy who greeted me with a smile when I got to his kennel.  He was eager to be out and explore everything.  Spot is an energetic boy in search of an active family.  He is GREAT!!! We had him out today. He just wants to play. NO cats for him, though. He is not aggressive, but wants to play. A dog his size could hurt a cat with his paws and his exuberance.   Wonderful mingler with other dogs.  Note: Spot 2 was turned in as an owner surrender.  His owner is going into the National Guard and couldn’t take him. He has a lot of energy and is friendly.  HW-; 36lbs; 1-2 yrs old; 10/24/17; male- Perhaps closer to 50lbs on 2/20. 

More about me Feb 21: Spot is a happy boy who greeted our volunteers with a smile when they got to his kennel.  He was eager to be out and explore everything.  Spot is jolly boy in search of an active family.  Our volunteers said, "He is GREAT!!! We had him out today. He loves to play." No cats for him, though. He would never hurt a cat intentionally but wants to play and  could maybe hurt a cat with his paws and his exuberance.   Spot was a wonderful mingler with other dogs when he was out of his kennel recently and very happy to make new friends.  Spot came to the shelter when his owner went into the National Guard and couldn’t take him. He was used to living in a loving home and now finds himself in a very different situation, but he has by now means allowed this to dim his sunny outlook.  Friendly and cheerful to all, Spot would make a loving family member and loyal companion.  He's a wonderful guy who is truly not to be missed! Check him out and see if he doesn't look like just the guy you have been looking for!

Foster Update Feb 2: I picked Spot up yesterday and his first night was pretty good.  As you can see riding in the car he was laid back.  He wanted a lot of love and attention. But overall he was pretty calm.  Still interested in Cats more to play I believe.  Will keep you updated on this.  I took him on 1.2 mile walk this morning and he did very well considering him being in the shelter since October.  He did not have any accidents in his crate overnight.

Foster Update March 29: His first week at obedience school has been a success.  They have said he is very intelligent.  He is young and is a little willful at the moment, but hey my dog Digger was just as willful was their comment.  But he is doing really well.  He loves to be with people.  Before he went to camp he was walking around the house off leash with the cats while I was there.  In fact my one cat was harassing him a bit.  While on walks he will watch cats but hasn't tried to run after them. Again he is on a leash when we walk.  I just really don't know how he would react off leash with a cat running.  He has 3 more weeks to go.

Foster Update June 6: Ok I am going to brag about Sport aka Spot2 with Darlington County Humane Society Rescue.  Sport attended 4 weeks of in-house obedience training  Gray Oak Boarding & Training Inc.   Tonight all of his training was displayed in one short moment.  My dog Digger, Sport and I went on a walk in the woods.  At one point Digger and Sport left the path and evidently found a very small deer and started to give chase.  Now BOTH Digger and Sport wear Ecollars.  I immediately called both back and beeped Sport.  He stopped and immediately came and sat down waiting for his next command.  Digger was not as obedient with voice or beep, but he did return with no physical contact or damage to the deer.  Now for the most amazing and incredible part.  Sport's collar died somewhere on the walk.  So I will never know if he returned strictly on recall or because he heard the beep before the collar died.  You know what I dont care, he had a partner in crime, Digger, and a prey and he broke it off because of a command and his training.  I know this long, but this was a dog on the put to sleep list at the end of February and look where he is now so proud of him. 

Stormy and Scrappy

Stormy and Scrappy,  Scrappy, Stormy and Scrappy, Stormy and Scrappy

Stormy (7-8 yrs old) was dropped off as an owner surrender with Scrappy. Their owner was no longer able to care for them. They are both very scared but were cooperative during intake.   hw-; 9lbs; chi mix; 3/8; both female.  Scrappy: 8lbs, hw-, 12-13 yrs old.  Note: Scrappy is one happy little girl with a little attitude. She can be let out with the others and comes back to the door when done. Stormy will take off to parts unknown. Have to take her out on a leash.  Update June 26:  Stormy has passed on. 

Stormy was brought in as an owner surrender because she is not cat friendly.  She seems friendly towards other dogs and was cooperative during intake.  6/11; hw-; 82lbs; 1-2 yrs old; lab mix.  More about me:   Her name is Bear. Owner bought her from the flea market as a puppy.  She sits, stays, fetches, loves to sleep at the side of the bed, gives paw/gives 5, rides good in car, loves men.   Housebroken, crate trained, runner trained. She has never been in a storm or outside at night. She is use to going potty for last time at 11pm and up at 7am.   She is good with other dogs. Home has 4 chihuahuas. She also likes adult cats at the home. (The problem was with 5-6 week old kittens as strays outside.)

Sue was brought in as a stray by animal control with Malcolm. She has injuries to her eyes and will be taken to the vet to be examined.  She has some vision in her left eye.  No vision in her right eye. She is a little more timid than Malcolm but still friendly.  hW-; 45lbs; 1-2 yrs old; bull mix; 7/1

Summer Teen

Summer was brought in as a stray by the Hartsville animal control. She is a little timid with people but gets along well with her kennel mates. 6/1; terrier mix; 6-9 mos old; 25lbs; HW-.  Very timid girl who had to be carried out for photos

Suzie Q was brought in as an owner surrender with her sisters Tiny and Sheeba. Their owner's reason for turning them over was that he had too many dogs. They are all a little timid but still friendly.  HW-; 48lbs; 6 yrs old;  collie/shep mix; 6/8

Video Comment: These three were owner surrender.  I feel badly for this group as they have no idea why they are here.  Suzie Q is the most interested in meeting new people.  Lady is starting to understand we are the good guys.  Sheeba looks to be the most concerned/scared/unsure. 

Update June 30: Do Red Heads have more fun?  Susie Q is trying her darnest to keep a sunny, happy smile on her face but her life has just been turned upside down.  You can feel her loss from the moment you meet her and you just want to hug her and tell her everything will be ok.   Having lost the only family she had known after 6 yrs,  she's doing her best to settle into shelter life and you know,  she's doing an awesome job.  One of the most polite, gentle natured dogs in the county,  Susie Q is calm, softly friendly but a tad shy and very, very sweet.   She did a wonderful job sharing her walk 2 other engaging, slightly bouncy pups and seemed to enjoy watching them put on the show.   More inclined to quietly sit on the sidelines and observe all the fun and games,  Susie Q has a more mature outlook on life and likely be happiest in a slightly more quiet home where she can quietly dote on her new family.  Soon, Susie Q is hoping to say from her new home,  "Why, yes.  Red Heads DO have more fun!"

True to her name!  Sweet Pea is just sweet lady!  Sweet Pea has a grin that spans forever and a compact, snuggly body that beckons you to come and say Hi!   Given how hot it was outside on our walk,  one might be inclined to say the shade was her best friend (and yes,  she was smart enough to find all the cool, shady spots) but alas,  she found new best friends outside of the shade!  Sweet Pea did a terrific job in meeting the other two dogs on our walk and without a doubt, was just as snuggly and kissy with her new human friends.  Even when one her new doggy friends started to climb on her to engage in playtime,  still Sweet Pea remained as cool and calm as she could be!   Sweet Pea is a gentle face cleaner and an affectionate, loving girl.  Squeaky toys are fast to catch her attention and an available, open lap likewise will peak her interest.  This gentle natured, even keel lady would truly find herself right at home where she can care for kids and hang out with other dogs.  Sweet pea is hoping you'll select HER to curb your sweet tooth!  Note: Sweet Pea was turned in as a stray by animal control. She is very sweet and well mannered.  HW-; 43lbs; 1-2 yrs old; bull mix; 5/14

T Pups x 3- VideoJune 

Tino (male, 18lbs)
Tammy (female, 16lbs)

Tim (male, 14lbs)

Love this trio!  These sweet, cuddly little pups were all swiveling his, hugs and kisses when we first met. It was love at first sight.    Darling little terrier mixes,  they are ready to climb up into your lap and give you a big kiss!   Note: Terrier mix; 3-4 mths; 6/15. This litter was brought in as an owner surrender. The owner said she could no longer care for them.  


Taz was turned in to animal control as an owner surrender. The owner had only had him for 2 weeks and said he couldn't care for him anymore. He is very playful and friendly.  HW+; 58lbs; 1-2 yrs old; lab mix; 6/28

Thelma -safe

Thelma was brought in with Scout as a stray by animal control. She is very sweet and friendly.  HW-; 20lbs; 1-2 yrs old; beagle mix; 7/9


Thomas was brought in as a stray by animal control with Gracie. He is a little timid but still friendly.  HW+; 29lbs; 2-3 yrs old; bull mix' 6/25

Tigger was turned over to animal control as an owner surrender. He has a lot of hair loss due to diffuse alopecia. I treated with revolution and he is on the vet list for next week. He is very sweet and friendly.  HW+; male; 50lbs; 3-5 yrs old; shep mix; 10/5/17. Original name is Roscoe. 

Update March 31: He is a very relaxed, calm guy.  He just seems like an old man.. lol, I can't remember how old he is, but I swear think of an old man and this is him.  I've picked him up, done the kid test thing with him, and he doesn't care.. he's fine with that.  I don't remember cats, although I think he was in the office.. I can do that too.  Tigger is just a companion, happy to see you, sorta a lumberish type dog.  I've given him so many baths and he tolerates them, but isn't that hard to do.

More about me April 12: He may always look a bit hairless, but he has the best attitude and nothing gets him down.  He is a grown dog, not much puppy to him, you can tell he's an adult.  He's mellow, and I think he is beautiful .. regardless of hair loss.  He allows me to wash him, doesn't jump out.. he listens, and another one that does not like to go potty in his kennel.  I really can't pick out a bad thing about his attitude.  He is a go with the flow kind of guy.

More about me June 4: Old World Fellow.  I'm really only 3-5 yrs in age, but I think in meeting me, you will agree I have a much more mature outlook on life.  Very polite and always happy to meet new humans and doggies,  I'm more calm and mellow and can always be counted on for my steady smile and tail wag.  I love giving and receiving attention and if I can find a luxurious patch of soft green grass to roll around in, well that gives me great pleasure.   Easy enough to walk on a leash, I'm happy to go and do and explore at a leisurely pace and then likewise, I'm most content to simply sit by your side and enjoy your company.  I'm your go-to selection for a pet who would love to oversee the care of kids of all ages in your home and if you already have other dogs, well I'm equally inclined to wish to share my life with them.   The Tigger of Winnie the Pooh fame is best described as boisterous and exuberant.  This Tigger is chill and mellow and simply hoping to win you over with my quiet, loving disposition.


Tiny was brought in as an owner surrender with her sisters Suzie Q and Sheeba. Their owner's reason for turning them over was that he had too many dogs. They are all a little timid but still friendly.  HW+; 48lbs; 6 yrs old; 6/8; collie/shep

Titus -safe

Titus was brought in as an owner surrender. The owner had him for about two months and said that he didn't get along with his smaller dogs. He seems a little skittish here but was very cooperative during intake.  HW-; 37lbs; 1-2 yrs old; border collie mix; 6/19

More about me June 30:  Titus slipped on his brave boots and did an awesome time during photo time.   A slow and very cautious walker on a leash,  he nonetheless very gingerly made his way to the photo shoot area where he gave his volunteer helper several big snuggles.  Titus is feeling very overwhelmed here at the shelter but has a very high pet potential and gosh,  he's SUPER CUTE!! 

Trixie + T Pups x 6

Trixie Mom, Trent (brindle, male, 9.8lbs),  Toby (black, male, 11.4lbs),  Tyler (male, 9.2lbs)

Tilly (female, bob tail, 8.2lbs), Tobin (male, 7.2lbs),  Tessa (female, 7.2lbs)

Trixie was brought in as an owner surrender to animal control. The owner said she was a stray that she had for four months and could no longer afford to care for. She came with her litter of 6 puppies. She's very friendly and mild mannered. She also walks well on a leash.  HW+; 51lbs; 1-2 yrs old; lab mix; 7/5.  Pups: They are sweet and friendly.  5-6 wks old

Truman was brought in as a stray. He needs some work walking on a leash but he is very playful and friendly.  HW-; 48lbs; 1-2 yrs old; lab mix; 6/15

Our sweet boy Tyson has been described as a silly, kissy, happy Bully blend, the kind everybody loves.  He had some time recently outside with one of our volunteers and we discovered his passion....playing fetch! Tyson will play ball for HOURS, it's just the most fun ever! He's a joyous kinda  guy who met his new buddy Pablo outside and was friendly and happy to make a new pal.  Tyson is very people oriented and very responsive to them. Tyson enjoys doggy friends but loves human company too. He's an on the go guy who would enjoy life with an active family. Tyson is very loving  and would be best suited for a home with older kids as he might be too enthusiastic for little ones. He's as affectionate as they come and is ready to find a family of his own, hopefully with someone who enjoys a lively game of fetch!  Tyson has the perfect Bully smile down pat, he's sure to be a big hit with all the Bully lovers out there.  Note: Tyson is a sweet boy who was brought in as a stray. He was found wearing the black collar with the bones as seen in the picture. He is HW negative.  HW-; 1-2 yrs old; 60lbs; bull mix; male; 2/13

This pretty girl is overwhelmed by all the tension at the shelter.  She did very well walking on lead even though she did get startled a few times.  She followed me very close almost clinging to my legs and the other volunteers said the whole time she was following right behind me her tail was keeping up a steady wag.  She needed a few minutes to get comfortable but she was content to sit beside me and receive petting.  She lit right up every time another dog went by.  She was relaxed and playful with Jerry our male tester dog.  Note: Ursella was brought in by animal control with Snow White. She is scared in the shelter but was still friendly and cooperative during intake.  HW+; 54lbs; 1 yr old; terrier mix; 11/21.   

Update Jan 27: Took Ursella out again today and she ignored the cats.  Still very timid when meeting strangers - she tends to hug the ground - but she remembered me and greeted me with a dance at the front of her kennel.  She is nervous going out somewhere new or when there is a lot of commotion, but when she is comfortable in her surroundings her playful side comes out.  She met 2 new doggies today and was fine with both.

Feb Newspaper Bio: Softly Affectionate!  Our super sweet Ursella is doing her best to slip on her brave boots and day by day,  she is making us all smile as we are starting to see her relax, wag her tail and give us kisses.  If you are looking for a shadow, Ursella could be the name of your new shadow.    She will walk very close to you and quietly sit as you pet her and tell her everything will be ok.  Arriving with another dog, Ursella's face literally lights up when she sees other dogs and once she's feeling comfortable, will initiate play time with them.   Ursella is a stunning lady and has so very much pet potential.  A more quiet home pre-stocked with other dogs and yes, even cats will be a good match for Ursella.  She's hoping you're in the market for a girl just as special as she is!

Vera was brought in as a stray by animal control.  She walks well on a leash and is very friendly.  Curious about cats, but then just sniffed. If a cat ran, she would chase, but I think she would be ok supervised with a cat inside the house. She approached a cat, but she just wanted the cat food! Ha!  Beautiful, walks on leash, interviews well with people, medium energy.  HW+; 48lbs; 1 yr old; plott hound mix; 4/2

More about me: Smile Maker!  Vera is such a delight to spend time with.  Although she has been with us for over two months now,  still her spirited, joyful personality shines through.  Vera never stops smiling and she never stops wagging her tail.  So very friendly and engaging, snuggly and loving,  she was our pick today to keep a whole Girl Scout or Boy Scout group entertained as she would be so wonderful in working that type of busy crowd of youngsters and making them all feel very loved.  She also was the brightest in our group of dogs out for a walk today as she knew strolling through the large, open puddle on our dirt path would bring her instant relief from the heat.  Vera is excellent in meeting new dogs and will encourage them to engage in soft, boxing and head butting.   With a "let's have some fun" attitude to life, Vera is sure to keep her new home full of love and life!  

Victor arrived as a puppy with a 6/6 heart murmur, but the vet says he can live a normal life. He has been doing just that in foster care for the past 9 months. He plays very well with other male and female dogs. He is a great mentor for puppies. Cats might be too fun for him because he is so playful and active. He is sweet-natured and loves affection. He is crate trained, housebroken, and walks on leash.  Victor would love to have a home of his own.  Arrival 6/6/2016; 50lbs March 13, 2017; shepard mix; male; HW-

Victoria was brought in with Vivian as a stray by animal control. She is a little more timid than Vivian but is still friendly.  HW-; 13lbs; 1-2 yrs old; terrier mix; 5/22

Vivian was brought in as a stray by animal control. She came in with Victoria. She is very friendly and playful and walks well on a leash.  HW+; 29lbs; 3-4 yrs old; lab mix; 5/22

Wyatt- New July Photos!  Oh, so handsome in my new tie! VideoWithZoey

July Pictures- So cool in my shades!

Chasing dragon flies in a field on a warm sunny day, Wyatt wouldn't have it any other way.  Sweet as can be, and a gentleman to his furry roommates.  He's developed a small crush on his roommate Cleopatra.  They romped and rolled in the oasis today, taking advantage of the bright sunshine. Wyatt adores children, and loves going out to adoption events to meet new people. Wyatt gets along well with everyone he meets. Wyatt is a real catch! hw-; male; 5/2014; 2-3 yrs old.  Note:  Shown with
Cleopatra (black dog).

More about me Sept 2017: Sweet Wyatt … I would so love to give him better than what I have for him right now.  He is a great dog, but he is strong and full of energy.  There is no denying he is a pit with his big head and jaw, but to me it only makes him look like he’s smiling all the time.  He is a gorgeous boy and I love him.  In his play he means me no harm, but he often scratches or bruises me just from his sheer strength and eagerness to play.  He has had more than 15 female kennel mates since we’ve had him and never a moment of problem.  He plays hard, but there is no aggression … just the joy of a teenage boy.  He gets overwhelmed with my crowd of dogs and is why I keep him in his kennel.  He does great one on  one.  He gets free time 2 to 3 times a day to run.  He has food allergies and a grain free diet is best for him.  I have had him around children before and he did well.  He doesn’t know his strength, so I had to watch him closely with them but he loved all the attention.   He does great and minds me well on the leash.  I know the odds of getting him out with so many wonderful pits at the shelter are slim.


Yeti was brought in as an owner surrender they have had him for 2 months. They say he is ok with cats. He is HW negative.   HW-; 1 yr old; 52lbs; shep mix; 6/23

Zaltara- Video

Zaltara was brought in by animal control. He's scared but is still friendly & sweet. HW+; 65lbs; male; 3-5 yrs old; bull mix; 9/5/17.