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Nora was catch-poled to come into the shelter.  When she arrived she was terrified.  She stayed crouched for days.  Volunteers and shelter staff attempted to comfort her.  Blankets were brought and laid next to her, treats were given each time a volunteer went past.  She is still very overwhelmed, but is starting to respond to us.  Yesterday, Wendy was able to get Nora to take a treat from her hand.  Nora did stay in her kennel, but did take the treat.  Note: 3/30; HW+; 2-3 yrs old; 35lbs; lab mix  


Omar came in from animal control as a stray. He's a little scared and shy but was very cooperative for me during intake.  HW+; 38lbs; 1-2 yrs old; lab mix; 7/14; male

Donna (his person) tried to rehome him twice recently to family/neighbors. Both times Petie got free and he returned home to her. He had been back on her porch for a week before she brought him in. Petie belonged to her mom and brother since he was a pup. They both died June of 2015 so Petie lost both of the people he loved most. Her nephew took him for a while but Petie came back to stay with her for about a year now. Since her husband passed she cannot keep him. Donna now lives with family and her brother in law got an intact male dog that does not like Petie at all. She was worried he was going to get hurt. She told us he is use to living with little dogs, he has mostly been with female littles, and loves kids. Also housebroken.  Note: 6/3/17; boxer/lab; 3-4 yrs old; HW+; 60lbs;  I absolutely love this sweet boy. He came in Saturday and was owner surrendered. He was so gentle and easy going. He apparently lived with a chi and hung out with a poodle a lot. 

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I love this piggy girl!!! She snorts, she kisses she hugs.  She will not, let me shot her in the butt so the flu shot will have to wait until I have a partner. She can sit on command, she was once a beloved pet, let's make that happen again!!  ac stray; 2 yrs old; lab mix; 6/21; 47 lbs; HW -; Tested with male and female dog. Will chase a running cat. Great with people.  Dark brindle in color. 

Pico Blind Senior

She is emaciated and blind but sweet as can b. Loves loves loves to b held and carried around. She goes potty outside but if she isn't let out she will potty inside. She's quiet in her crate bc she doesn't feel well so I don't know how she will do in a crate in the future. She gets along with all my dogs big and small. Doesn't pay much attention to my foster kitten.  She is a great dog. She rode in my lap our whole car trip. Dr. D had a hard time doing the exam on her because she just wants to be held. The only peep she made is when we tried to draw blood. It was a very big and scary day. I'm sure she will do better next time. She does have major dental issues.  7/13; female; 

A long time ago in a land far away, snowflakes fluttered down from the sky, like falling stars on the shelter walls. And there was a young dog named Pluto, who sat alone and dreamt of having a wonderful Christmas day. His prayer included a warm bed, food to eat and a loving family to call his own. Pluto is a 4-5 year old, 40+ pounds, beautiful male dog. His eyes are full of hope and his heart is big. This boy has had a rough start to his life. He has been at the shelter since he was puppy when he arrived with his brother Goofy. Both brothers came from a neglect case, underweight and with mange. Goofy went to rescue but Pluto was not so lucky. When he was younger Pluto would do his ego, stiff-legged waltz and then locked legs when he met another male dog. Since his younger days, Pluto has worked with two trainers and has blossomed into a happy and playful dog.  He still requires slow intros and once he is introduced properly, watch the play begin! Pluto loves all humans and just wants to be loved. He would make a wonderful family pet. This year his wish again is to be home for the holidays.  

Please help Pluto have the Christmas miracle he has been patiently waiting for.  Initial Intake 5/2015;  Arrived very thin at 32lbs;   Note:  Pluto will let kids and puppies crawl all over him!

Update Dec 8: Pluto needs to have a person in charge.  If no person is in charge, he will try to be in charge, especially with males. I did originally think Pluto was a young dog based on his energy and playfulness however he is more middle age.  He still however has that puppy play personality. Pluto will try to be dominant with males.  If a human is there to direct him, he will back down.  If the human is not good at directing dogs, there may be a fight...depends on reaction of other dog...will that dog be dominated or not?  Pluto plays well with other females and loves puppies. He just does't need to be around male dogs. He loves people too.


Today was the day for Rambo to put on his big boy boots and step out of his kennel for a little time in the fresh air and sunshine.  It was a huge step for our scared boy who has been making slow but steady progress since arriving at the shelter in June.  Rambo is still very unsure of walking on lead and at times he has to be carried.  At ease around other dogs, Rambo has shared his kennel with several roommates during his time at the shelter.  The most animated we saw him today was when a small dog approached and his eyes lit up and he forgot to be scared for a few minutes.  Rambo needs a patient compassionate person who will continue to help him learn to trust humans.  Note: HW pos. Scared boy. male; 37 lbs; 6/13; 2-4 yrs old

Raymond -safe

Raymond is a sweet boy. He was very calm and well behaved during intake. He is HW-;  lab/pyrenesse mix; 7 mos -1 yr old; 35lbs; 7/13

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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.

Robert -safe

Robert was turned in by owner surrender with Deborah and Raymond. Very friendly with a lot of energy.  hw-; 1-2 yrs old; 31lbs; lab/pyreness mix; 7/13

Rosemary - safe

Rosemary was adopted from here in February and returned today due to a cough which they have not been able to successfully treat.  She is coughing nonstop.  She is very sweet and lovable. She loves attention and was scared of a Lille beagle pup that was on the porch and wouldn't go up it.  hw-; 1 yr old; husky/lab; 5/9; 52 lbs; Originally brought in 2/23 via AC.    Med Update June 15: Vet saw Rosemary/Sophia on Tuesday morning.  She got a clean bill of health with the recommendation that she continue Prilosec , or a generic form, daily for life.  I am trying her on 1/2 pill daily and so far it is working.  She has gained several pounds and is a happy, sweet dog.  A happy friendly dog...loves males and females.  her best friend was Paint who left last weekend.

Hi, it's me Rover! I was wondering if you could help me get out of this shelter? I promise I'm a good boy and I just love everyone I meet. I actually got brought here because I was following this guy around for a week. I thought he could be my new friend, but he didn't think I could stay. Everyone at the shelter says I'd be a great companion though, and I have to say that I agree! They nice ladies at the shelter let me come out and show them how sweet I am today and they even let me meet a little fluffy dog. I thought she was really nice and I wanted her to be my friend too. They said I probably wouldn't do so good with cats though, they are just so exciting! I really hope you can help me. I'm sure ready to get out of here and spend my days with my new family.  Note: Rover is a nice guy.  He has been following this guy around for a week but the man could not keep him.  He will be a great pet.  53lbs; 2 yrs old; hound; 4/18; HW +

May 29 Update: Happy active handsome boy.  Alert and playful.  Very curious about everything going on.  He likes toys.

Russell Pup -safe

7-13-17; Hound mix; 13.6 lbs; 8-10 wks


She came in with Shilo (Small little dog- now safe). The people said she attacked him but I'm not sure of the whole situation. She was very sweet today and really enjoyed being out of her kennel. It was very sad, she kept trying to get to the gate to leave and really didn't want to have to go back into her kennel. She was nervous about me messing with her mouth and we believe she is blind in one eye which could be the reason for this.  hw-; 5/18; female; shepard mix; 74lbs; 3 yrs old

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Sam was turned in as a stray.  He is a wonderful mellow dog.  I thought he was old until we looked at his teeth.  He walked onto the bdr like a pro. Sam does not mind you poking at him.   Lab mix; 50lbs; hw-; 4 yrs old; 6/28.  Note: This boy is so sweet! Gentle, mid- mannered, quiet.  We took him out again this morning. He needs a gentle female canine companion and a calm family.  Lea has pictures; Wendy has new videos.  After we had him out, they did not want to put him back in his kennel. He is resting in the break room right now at the shelter. I crouched down beside him, and he gave me his paw and reached to give me a kiss.  no cats.  He is closer to 5 years old.  Note: No matter what age he is, his disposition reminds me of an old dog. He did what we wanted him to do but was happiest enjoying the cool of the air conditioning. On a 1-10 energy scale 10 being the highest, I would rank him 1-2. In a different setting maybe he has more energy but I've never seen him imply he wanted to be energetic in any way. 

Samantha Pup

She was brought in today by someone as a stray. Her sibling was brought in earlier in the week but right now is very afraid and not ready to make friends with us. They were kenneled together today. Samantha is very friendly and sweet.   27 lbs; 5 mos old; lab mix; female; 6/10


He is a shy boy that was turned in today because he had taken up under someone's porch. He was absolutely covered in ticks and was so tired of me picked them off that I had to stop even though he still had so many more. He was a sweet boy and was riding in the car with children.  HW+; 48lbs; 2 yrs old; lab/hound mix; 5/27

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Hartsville a/c found her running around, took her to her owner and they said she was theirs and went to show proof of id but once they found out they would get a ticket for the leash law they said ac can have her. She is shy but friendly. 46lbs; 2-3 yrs old; hw-; 3/14/16; female

Update April 15: To see Sheba is heartbreaking.  This sweet girl had a family.....she had a home, then she got out of her fence.  When animal control confronted the owner and they were informed of the fine, they surrendered this sweet girl to us.  She doesn't understand why she is here.  I believe she is waiting for people that will never come.   A sweet and gentle soul.  This girl deserves a chance at a family that won't let her down.

Update May 14: Sheba lets me pet her but only comes to me when I have food.  She shows interest in playing with my dogs. I plan to put up additional fencing in my back yard to make a smaller play area for her so that I can let her out with a playmate and be able to get her back in to her kennel. 

Update August 29: Sheba's feelings were hurt when she learned that her family would not come reclaim her from the shelter. Now in foster care, she is happy and playful with other dogs and ready for a home where she can get all of the attention she deserves. Sheba is crate trained and walks well on leash. She gets along well with other dogs and would be fine with children. A typical bully, she is eager for time and attention from her human family and is eager to please.


7-13-17; Hound mix; About 30 pounds; 3 years;  no HW test; male


Big and Brawny!!  Sly is solid and strapping and a sloppy kisser!   Raised in part by a kind neighbor who kept her eye on Sly and made sure he had a safe warm spot to sleep at night and lots of special treats to keep his belly full, Sly clearly had a special earth angel looking out for him!  When the family had to downsize and move into an apt, Sly was suddenly on his own and his earth angel has been working hard to find him a new full time family.    Sly is best described as a bull in a china shop!   He's big and goofy and has no concept of just how chunky and wiggly/jiggly he is!  Still very much a teen at heart at 3 yrs of age,  he's very playful and interactive.  His more recent girlfriend is a 4 month old very shy pup who has learned so much from this chunky monkey!  A great dog to climb aboard for car rides,  Sly loves being a part of the action and has never met a stranger.    His personality is perfectly suited for kids and commotion and other pets (cats and dogs alike),  so bring on the games and activities and Sly will be right there by your side to make sure everyone is having a blast!  3 yrs old; hw -; 60 lbs; 10/25/13 

Update May 10:  Sly was calm and social at our off site adoption event at a local pet supply store.  He is a very polite gentleman and was lovely mixing and mingling with the other dogs and also tiny kids who were walking around. The picture of him looking in the store is cute.   I'm not sure if he was dreaming of the shoes or the cool air that was inside.Foster Mom's Observations: Sly did very well for the first time at an off site event.  He sniffed and smelled all of the other dogs and was a perfect gentleman, the whole time.   He minded me so well the whole day and was great with all of the other dogs surrounding him.  He was very good meeting all of the people and was exceptionally good and gentle with the little kids who came up to pet him.   I was one very proud foster mom with how well this big boy did in such a new experience for him.


He's so happy and sweet to be in such sad shape. He loves people and will  one right up to you to say hi. He came in from AC with woody.  hw-; 37lbs; 1 yr old; hound/lab mix; 5/19

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He's a very sweet pup that was turned into the shelter today. The owner said they were turning him in bc he is "hard to train" and "doesn't like to be told what to do" whenever I would go to do anything medically he would cower which made me feel like they were trying to train him by popping him when he didn't listen and it's made him a bit afraid of what you're going to do to him. He is very nice though and loves attention.  23lbs; 5 mos old; lab/hound; 3/18; male

Update June 3: Snowball has been in foster boot camp and has taught him routines and manners. Snowball has grown in to a pleasant teen pup with manners. He is handsome and playful.  About 40lbs

More about me: Snowball is a happy-go-lucky and energetic boy with tons of love to give. He enjoys fetching and belly rubs. He has done well with crate training and walks well on a leash. He has made friends with his foster family's dogs. He is an active and adventurous boy who would prefer an active family.   His biggest problem is mouthing. But I think that's a puppy thing. We are working on that. He will sit when asked. He does bark at strangers. He needs someone who will be firm with him. He gets along fine with all my dogs. No cats please.


Sonny has been with us a wile but was not ready to be handled.  He is a sweet boy that did relax with some effort. He is kenneled with Lynette. I think he would enjoy a more mellow kennel mate but we don't have one right now.  The shelter is very overwhelming for him. He would thrive in a foster home.  1 yr old; lab mix; 30lbs; 6/20; male

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Sophia is a NICE pit. She gets along with males and females. Is not submissive, but is NOT dominant either.
Has been out in Richard 's kennel with 5 or 6 other dog at one time....Great Pyrenees, lab, pit mix, GSD problems.  23lbs; 6/7/2016; lab mix; Hw+; 3-4 yrs old; female.  sophia is a very sweet skinny lab mix- loaded w/whips and hooks.

January 2017- Sophie (Sophia) is such a sweet-tempered lady, smart and full of energy!

June 2017: Sophia...27 lb at intake...40 lb now.

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Spot is an owner surrender. She said he did not get along with her dog.  He did not mind the other dog in the office. He is intact.  He was very playful once he relaxed. Spot is a nice guy. He loves to sit in your lap for kisses.  HW+; bull mix; 4 yrs old; 3-4 yrs old; 60lbs; 3/4

More about me May 29: Spot is a friendly waggy-tailed guy who was calm and polite on his walk.  May be too interested in cats.

More about me June 29: Spot is "Mr. Congeniality".  He's a delightful character who would be great with a seasoned dog owner.  His strength and high energy may be a bit too much for young children, but he would be perfect for those on the run.  He adjusted very rapidly to being on the leash and displays a high propensity for quick learning.  His likes:  long walks, human touch and lots of compliments.


Stan is very friendly and has a lot of energy. He doesn't like cats but gets along great with other dogs.  hw-; 1 yr old; 39lbs; lab mix; 6/27

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Mini Update: This is Suzi.  She is a shep mix that was brought in by animal control last week.   She is a sweet girl but gets scared when you approach her quickly.  We held off on intake because we thought she was pregnant.  However, she is not (per the vet).  She does have demodex mange and has been placed on cephalexin.  We are also giving her gentamycin for her eyes.  9/8/2015; HW+ ; 4yrs old;

Medical Update Sept 10:  Suzie is 4 years old, has an upper respiratory infection, has demodex, and is pot bellied.  The pot belly is not due to free fluid - probably due to worms.  Her eyes will need to be recheck once the URI is cleared to make sure there are no other issues involved like entropian.  Currently her URI is so bad that it is causing swelling around her eyes and discharge. Nothing the vet mentioned led me to believe that Suzie could not be helped. 

Update Oct 11: Suzi is tired.  Very depleted and suffering from skin issues and hair loss, she also has a belly loaded down with puppies.  And to top it all off, her heart is loaded with worms.  She has been a trooper, dealing with all the stress at the shelter and doing the best she can, but what she really needs is for someone to give her some TLC.  She was very quiet and low key on our walk today and she was so grateful for the chance to just lie down and rest in the sunshine.  She may be more active and interactive when she is feeling better, but at this point Suzi seems like she would prefer a calmer home and respectful pets that give her a little space.  Suzi knows she is not looking her best, and as a more restrained black dog she is not surprised she has gone unnoticed on the kennel run, but she is hoping there is someone out there who will give a chance to her and her unborn babies.

Update Oct 17:  I've broken out of Doggy Prison.  Just look at me now!  I'm in foster care and already mom says I am BEYOND terrific.  She says I am no longer giving off this depressed aura/energy and that I have settled in like no one else EVER has!  I'm house broken,  crates are cool in my world and my tail gives my new best human friend a strong, steady wave every time I see her.  She knows I've lived inside before and how it makes me feel very happy. I've done a super job interacting with the other dogs in the home and since I was recently spayed, I REALLY enjoy the dogs who give me some space and do not get in my face. The calm/respectful ones are the best match for me.   More to come later…

Update March 23, 2016:  Here I am on a playdate with my new VBBF, Fillis!

Tanner -safe

Tanner is a sweet boy who was found as a stray.  HW+; 1-2 yrs old; gsd; 67lbs. note: Social + polite.

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Thad came in with animal control with his sibling. They are both very scared but still friendly.  Hw-; 9-12 mos old; male; 2llbs; lab mix; 7/12


Theodore came in with about 12 other dogs because his owner went into the hospital. He is a charming boy who warmed up easy in the intake room.  46lbs; 1-2 yrs old male; lab; 7/13; no HW test


She is so very sweet and a little shy. She was such a good girl while I picked all the ticks off her ears. She can in from AC and was just laying in her kennel looking so sad. She was happy to get attention and very calm.   female; 5/31; hw+; 2 yrs old; lab/boxer; 47lbs

More about me June 29: Thumbelina is a ball of energy and yet very well behaved. Sat upon request to get her kerchief and just had to thank me with kisses! Walked merrily on leash but for Joy (volunteer), did Several spinning back flips. Not a puller, but this beauty wants an active home where she can play! Good with dogs and cats, men and women. And look at those gorgeous eyes!

Toby -safe

Toby was turned in as a stray.  He is very sweet and friendly.  terrier mix; hw+; 2-3 yrs old; 27lbs; male; 7/10


Loveable, friendly guy!  Trapper adores kids and seems to choose homes where kids are at play. Found wandering as a stray in a community,  he gets along with all the neighborhood dogs and does not bother their cats.  Everyone in the neighborhood loves him but realizes he needs a full time home to call his own.  Posted July 5.  No intake info. 

More about me July 17: Trapper is a friendly dog who gets along with all other dogs and people.  He HATES being in a kennel.  He feels like he is in jail.  We know because he tells us every day!  We have not cat tested him yet. He let me take his blood single-handedly for the HW test, just curious about why I was holding his leg so long.

She came in with Honey. She is so sweet and happy. She doesn't care that she's been dumped at a shelter she is just so happy to have someone paying attention to her. The first thing she did when she came inside was grab a toy and carry it around. We played fetch for a little while and she loves to fetch and will release the toy as soon as you grab it. She carried the toy all the way back to her kennel and when I checked on her before I left she greeted me at the gate with the toy in her mouth.   HW+; 28lbs; 4-5 yrs old; hound mix; 6/6

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Handsome and super sweet, Tucker is the total package!  Friendly and playful and oh my goodness, so kissy and loving, Tucker is a great match for a family with other dogs and kids who are little older and a wee bit sturdy.  Tucker loves hanging right by his humans so be prepared to find your new best friend and yes, a second shadow when you bring Tucker on home.  Male; pit bull/lab; front leg loaded with bb's. hw +; 4/16; AC stray.  Pics July 2, 2016.


Vera was turned in by animal control as a stray. She is sweet but very scared.  HW+; 7/10; female; lab mix; 32lbs; 1-2 yrs old.  Note: Vera is a scared little girl but each time I see her she is a bit more relaxed.  She is very timid and freezes going into a new experience but when she is feeling more comfortable her tail unfurls and starts swaying.  She is very meek and has been fine around cats and dogs.

Victor arrived as a puppy with a 3/6 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 6/6/216; 50lbs March 13, 2017; shepard mix; male; HW-

Vinny was an owner surrender. He has a lot of energy but is very friendly. hw-; 5 yrs old; 16lbs; terrier mix; 7/6

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Wilbur was turned in as a stray. He is very sweet and makes adorable little pig grunts when you pet him. He took food from my hand like a gentlemen and wasn't even phased when I drew his blood. He wags his tail at all the cats and wants to play.  53 lbs; 1-2 yrs old; hw-; terrier mix; 7/12


Wilfred is the sweetest boy. He was so friendly during intake.  No HW test; male; lab mix; 40lbs; 7/19


He came in today from AC. He and his friend Snickers were holding up traffic on Rodgers Rd. They are both is such bad shape. They are so skinny and dirty but still so sweet and just want someone to love them.   HW-; 5/19; male; hound mix; 32lbs; 1 yr old

More about me July 5Did not seem to even notice the cats at all.  Was very good with other dogs and not aggressive at all and not sure he has meet a dog that he does not like. Woody was very good on the leash and never pulled me.  Did not like walking in straight line and I think enjoyed trying to trip me every now and then! LOL  Sat when asked and waited for me to give direction.  Did not jump on me at all and would stop when I stopped.  So affectionate and loving to women and men, just wanted to lean in and get loved.

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).


6-28-17; Lab mix; 2-3years 64 lbs.  Zeus is a sweet boy. He was very calm during his intake and very patient while I drew his blood. He is an absolute gentleman.  HW-

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Very friendly. Spaniel mix. 38lbs; 6-8 mos old; female; 6/17; hw-;