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Tasha (aka Natasha) is looking for her furever home. She has a beautiful brindle coat and a pretty face that you can't forget. At 6-7 years old, she enjoys a lot of snuggle time on the couch after her playtime. A home with a male her size who can match her play speed would be best, but she does play with males and females at her foster home now. She is crate trained, housebroken. HW negative, 60 lbs. She loves to ride in the car and will hop right in and lie on the back seat.  Due to Natasha's strength and playfulness, homes with children under age 12 are not recommended.  Posted July 2019

Oreo


1/27; abandoned; female; mange; 2 yrs old, weight, breed, HW info. came in with Graham.  Solid temperament.  Very well balanced, unreactive, polite with other dogs. Good leash walker. Great with people.

Pandora- FriendLita


Pandora was turned in to animal control as an owner surrender. She came in with Dexter. The owner said she was sick and could no longer afford to take care of them. She is friendly and walks well on a leash.  Treated for Hw's. 41lbs; 1/10/19; 4 yrs old; lab mix.  Note: Great in the house!  House trained and crate trained.  Walks well on a leash. Crates all night. Lives with 2 cats, a lab mix, a bullie mix and 4 dachshunds without issues. Likes  chew toys occasionally and loves to play fetch. Loves to snuggle and get belly rubs. Low to moderate energy. Just came in from playing- Brad and Smokey in the back ground

March 22 update: Pandora is great. She is an alpha female. She likes to run the show. I have 2 big males. 4 little dog- 3 male and 1 female and 2 cats. She is fine with everyone here. We granddog sit for Olivia’s dog female yellow lab.  She does require slow introductions. She is More comfortable with female humans.   She had an orthopedic consult at Aah and they said she had a torn ACL. She Could have a very expensive surgery or do joint supplements and rimadyl as needed , which I’m doing. She has always walked a little funny even before she went to rescue and came back. I just don’t think anyone caught it. It doesn't stop her. She is a happy playful girl. 

Peppa- HelpMe HelpMe 


2/4; HW+; lab mix; female; stray; 2 yrs old; 50lbs

Pete- SassyFriend  Sponsored for pull fees!



Pete is around 2 yrs old. He has a happy, carefree spirit. He is super friendly, never meets a stranger. He is smart and inquisitive. He is medium energy and around 42lbs. He loves to run and play but also calms for his walks on leash. He and Sassy have a great time playing together. He adores having his back scratched. One of his favorite things is feeding time. He loves a full belly and he gives great hugs in appreciation. He really is appreciative of any attention he gets. He is just that sorta guy. You can just tell he would really love a family to join in their activities and then snuggle into at night. An active family with kids to play with and/or another doggie friend is fine.   Note: Pete is medium energy , loves to run but calms down on the walk.  He is super friendly.  He likes his back scratched,  he is alert and smart.  He came with his collar embedded I believe,  either that or the chain embedded, his neck was completely raw and open.  picture posted 8/31/19.  HW+; 37lbs; 4/13;  2 yrs old. Retested HW - Feb 2020






Come play with me!  Peter is fun central.  He has so much fun that it's almost criminal!   Peter loves to run and romp and if you add toys to the mix, why yes he'd love to play fetch with you!    Very much a teen at heart in his outlook on life,  this handsome labby boy is one of the happiest dogs you'll ever meet!  His tail is long enough and he can angle such that he is almost slapping himself in the face with it.  With the tail in constant motion, there is a lot of slapping going on as a result.  LOL.  Peter is pure joy to hang out with as he finds fun in everything!  Very affectionate and huggy and wishing to be part of the action, an active home with slightly older kids would suit his style just perfectly.   Arriving as a very thin stray,  Peter is looking and feeling much better and is hopeful only good times lay in wait for him! Note: 10-12 mos old; lab mix; HW+; male; stray; 36lbs (thin); 2/11





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This sweet medium sized girl is Piper, described by the staff as friendly and affectionate.  Everyone remarked how cooperative she was during her intake procedure, such a good girl! Piper met her new friend Mason out in the exercise pen and tails were wagging the entire time.  Mutual sniffing was done and then it was time to play off leash! Piper and Mason enjoyed a nice playful romp together and had lots of fun. Piper also met Venus, a female dog, and was also off leash with her with no incident.  This girl is a friend to one and all! Piper has a pretty mostly white coat with just a few splashes of brown and is just lovely. She's affectionate and loves to have fun with other dogs.  Piper is proof that love isn't always small and fluffy, so give her a look and see if she just might be the dog for you!  Note: Piper was dropped off as stray by animal control. She is very affectionate and friendly and cooperated very well during intake.  Easy leash walker and loves being pet. HW+; 38lbs; 1-2 yrs old; bull mix; 2/12/18.  Adopted in May 2018. Returned Jan 2019.   Got along great with her male, bully friend. 49lbs 1/26/19. still HW+. Still HW+ Jan 15, 2020 


More about me April 24, 2019: This sweet medium sized girl is Piper, described by the staff as friendly and affectionate.  Everyone remarked how cooperative she was during her intake procedure, such a good girl! Piper met her new friend Mason out in the exercise pen and tails were wagging the entire time.  Mutual sniffing was done and then it was time to play off leash! Piper and Mason enjoyed a nice playful romp together and had lots of fun. Piper also met Venus, a female dog, and was also off leash with her with no incident.  This girl is a friend to one and all! Piper has a pretty mostly white coat with just a few splashes of brown and is just lovely. She's affectionate and loves to have fun with other dogs.  Piper is proof that love isn't always small and fluffy, so give her a look and see if she just might be the dog for you!




Update February 26, 2020:  Piper is growing anxious in her kennel as she waits at the shelter. The waiting simply isn't fair to her, and she desperately needs to find her person now. Piper adores having 'her person' to bond with. She loves to snuggle and wants to sit in your lap. She gives great kisses. When she has bonded with you, she can at times be a bit protective. Experienced dog owners and a family with older kids would be best. The love and loyalty Piper demonstrates have made her a shelter favorite, but we simply must find that right family match, and honestly, her time is running out. Piper walks great on leash and she greets people and other dogs well during her walks. She plays great with dogs off leash. She has participated in multiple dog evaluations because she loves to play with everyone. Piper was housebroken and crate trained prior. Piper is really special to many volunteers, and we hope that 'her family' will find her quickly. 

Randy


boxer mix; 52lbs; 2-3 yrs old; 2/20; HW -.  Note: Randy is so sweet. He is a total love bug! He melts when you give him attention. The good samaritan finder said he came right to her and rolled over for belly rubs. He loved riding in her car and constantly gave her kisses. He loves to give hugs and kisses; will face wash you if allowed lol. Total lap dog if you let him. He walks fine on leash. He seems to not mind greeting other dogs at the kennel. In the community, he was seen visiting other dogs without issue and would sometimes visit a home that had cats and help himself to some of their crunchies then lounge around them.  






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.

Update Dec 2018: River is about 5-6 years old. She has degenerative joint disease in her back knees, luxating patellas, and a torn ACL that has reattached with scar tissue. Surgery to correct all this would be about $8,000. Right now she in on an anti-inflammatory , pain-reducing regimen.  River is an alpha. She gets along with most male dogs who will let her be the queen bee. She does not get along with most female dogs.  River is great with all humans and tolerant with children and puppies. She loves to ride in the car and go on leash walks.  She loves to run, but is in pain afterward.


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Got Ball?  Let's Play!!  Roger loves finding a good tennis ball (especially one that squeaks!) almost even more than finding a human to hang out with who will play with him,  challenge him and give him some loving!!  Roger is one fun, happy guy!! He could easily self entertain himself with a good ball for hours on end but his enjoyment is clearly magnified if you add a human to the play time.  Roger is smart, attentive, loving, very responsive and loves learning and figuring out things. Roger would be an ideal candidate for an agility course in part because of how he can focus, loves positive reinforcement and is very agile and athletic. He did a wonderful job in meeting both a male and female today while out walking and welcomes all into his fun, happy, playful world.   Roger has energy to burn so having a regular playmate or dog park access plus toys to tinker with will help him be at his best.  Roger has a "soft touch" with people in that he's not mouthy and very gentle in his actual contact with humans.   Roger would love to have slightly older kids to care over and a more active home where he can be sure to be part of the daily action.  We really enjoy Roger's zest for life and for finding fun, happy times no matter where he is. Note: Hw pos; date; 12/18; 39lbs; 2 yrs old; lab mix

Roko


male; stray; bull mix; 62lbs; HW+; 5-6 yrs old; 3/20






Hounds are just the best and Ronald fits perfectly into this mold.  If you are looking for a more mature, mellow, accepting doggy friend than Ronald would love to meet you.  Never meeting a stranger, Ranger is softly affectionate and happy to go and do and spend time equally with humans and other dogs.  An excellent, skilled leash walker, Ronald (at least more recently) has not had a very pampered life (he has balding on his haunches often attributed to sitting on cement for long periods of time, a gimpy back leg, some hair loss and he's rather thin!).   He's a fixer upper of sorts but certainly worth every dime and minute devoted to helping him regain a perfect bill of health.  Amazingly,  he is heartworm negative so for now,  his heart is healthy.  Now,  with YOUR HELP,  we can get his heart HAPPY by sending him on to his new home!  A home with kids and other dogs would perfectly suit this gentle natured, most capable pet! Ask for Ronald today, won't you? Note: Hw neg;  mass on leg; dental in Feb; 40lbs (thin); 9-11 yrs old; hound mix; 10/28; stray.  In LoveOnMe Video, the narrator mentions he's 2 yrs old.   Vet has him at 9-11yrs old.

Roxy -safe




Classy, Dignified Lady! Beautiful Roxy has no idea how all the heads are turning to check her out!  This lovely, larger framed lady is more quiet and thoughtful and an excellent soft hugger and nuzzler.  Polite and easy to manage,  our senior volunteer had no problem taking her out for a walk and when she sat down for a break, Roxy's head was in her lap as she did her best to convince the volunteer to take her home!   The volunteer quickly nicknamed Roxy, "Sweet Smoochy!" Roxy is in great shape having been surrendered by her family at a local vet.  Her coat is thick and shiny and her heart is free of worms!  YAHOO!   Roxy did a nice job in meeting other dogs and was content to walk side by side with them but not really wanting to engage with them.  A young, bouncy dog wishing to wrestle and pester her would not be her cup of tea for example!  And so what is her cup of tea??  Well,  we think she would love to be ensconced on a sofa where she can have more laid back, chill days with her human and perhaps share her life with a nicely behaved older dog.  Although aged at 4yrs,  Roxy has an old soul feel about her.  Loving and honestly just a wonderful, doting companion,  Roxy has a loaded pet resume and would love to put her skills back to work!   Note: hw-; 2/26; surrendered at vet; female; 4 yrs old; 73lbs; shep mix






Sassy found herself at the shelter as an owner surrender when her owner was no longer able to care for her. Sassy is very sweet and affectionate. Sassy would be a great dog for an active family or someone looking for a hiking or jogging parter.  She's no couch potato and is ready to be by your side if you are a go and do type person. One of Sassy's favorite things to do is play fetch with a ball, so if you love to play, sassy would enjoy your company!  She is a pretty mostly white Bully blend girl who hopes that a forever home is in her near future. Sassy isn't sure what happened to the home she used to know, but she knows her friends at the shelter will do all they can to get her a new family as soon as possible. Bully lovers, please check Sassy out and see if she might be the dog you have been looking for!  Note: Sassy was turned into animal control as an owner surrender. Her owner was no longer able to care for her. She is very sweet and affectionate.  HW+; 43lbs; 3-4 yrs old; bull mix; 12/5

Sheba


Sheba is a tender-hearted, affectionate girl. She enjoys some playtime with other dogs in the yard, but her favorite thing to do is snuggle on the couch with her person. She is tender-hearted and submissive. She gets along great with other male and female dogs. She is crate trained, housebroken, and walks well on leash.   3-4 yrs old; hw-; 50lbs; bull mix; Posted July 2019

Trooper


Ac; stray; arrived with the remnants of an embedded collar; male; HW+; 1.5 yrs old; male; lab mix; 57lbs; 3/25





 This beautiful all white guy is Tank, one of the happiest dogs you could hope to meet! Tank walks nicely on the leash and just loves being loved by people. His video of him playing ball show the happiest a dog could be, romping with a ball in the exercise pen and stopping to get a belly rub with a huge smile on his face. Tank has a wonderful demeanor to match his handsome good looks, he has met a variety of other dogs from big to small, male to female, and every introduction went off without a hitch. Tank came to the shelter as an owner surrender because there was a female dog in his previous home who was nursing a litter of puppies and she didn't care to have Tank around. Even though Tank lost his home he has still hung on to his loving disposition and just adores being petted and loved. Tank is a dog who has nothing but love to give and will take all the loving and petting you have to offer.  Note: Tank was brought in as an owner surrender due to conflict with female dog in the home who was nursing.  Tank walks well on a leash and loves being loved.  HW+; 53lbs; 2 yrs old; bull mix; 4/8. tested very well with Midas and Sarah.  Med Note: We believe Tank is deaf.   He acts just like any "normal" dog so it's taken a while to  realize he has hearing issues.






Staff and Volunteer Favorite!!  It's not unusual for solid black dogs to get lost in the maize of other solid black dogs at a shelter,  but Thomas in his own, quiet, polite, unassuming way has slowly cultivated quite the fan base amongst our staff and volunteers.   It's not that unusual in walking past Thomas's pen that you will find someone in there loving on him and he is adoring the attention.   Arriving as a stray looking a little rough (he has some patches of mange and a rough coat of fur) amazingly he is Heartworm negative and is honestly, one of the BEST mannered pets currently under our care. Submissive around humans and other dogs,  he does not want any strife and only wants your love!!   This super sweet fellow who is mild in manner and very considerate in his approach to others would make an incredible companion pet for folks of all ages...kids to older folks.  He's easy to manage, never pushy and always grateful for any love to come his way.  Although we had just met Thomas, still his love came shining through with sincerity and softness.  PLEASE ask for Thomas today!!  Note: 1/8; stray; Bull mix; 2 years; 51lbs; Hw neg.  Super sweet, camera shy. He loves attention. I don’t think he’s ever known what love feels like. Poor boy. Being treated for demodex.  Shown with friends Roger and Darling. 

Tracker


43lbs (thin); stray; hound; male; 2/21; 3-4 yrs old; HW+




Teenager's Dream Pet!   Trinity is now taking applications to be best friends with kids who wish to get gentle hugs and kisses and to be softly doted on by a lovely white pit!   Trinity loves to run and play and romp and having a another doggy sidekick to enjoy in the games only enhances her experience and makes her smile even more!  This adorable lady lightly fetches balls and is graced with a happy, upbeat personality that will have you coming back for seconds!  When she's not playing and wrestling with other dogs,  she is in the hunt for a lap to call her own, a person to gently hug and/or someone to simply dote on. Seemingly, whenever we turned our back on Trinity she was making a new friend, be it a human or another dog. She's a real people person who is friendly, affectionate and approachable.   Being swarmed by kids who wish to stroke her bunny soft fur would be a dream come true for her!  We had THE best time getting to know Trinity.  Note: Happy and fun loving girl. stray; 54lbs; hw-; 1-2 yrs old; bull mix; 12/10

Trudy was brought in as a stray by animal control on Parkview dr in Hartsville. She has been seen by a vet. She has an old hernia and nerve damage. Despite her condition, she is a happy girl with a smile on her face.  HW negative; 25lbs; 7+ yrs old; 7/12; terrier mix   

Foster update Sept 13: She uses her brace a few hours a day. She really does better without it. Not sure about cats. We dont have any. She still needs her hernia removed and to be spayed. She is housebroken. She is super sweet. She loves to run outside but still a couch potato.

Wally -safe


stray; 3/31; male; neutered; flat coat retriever; 46lbs; 4-5 yrs old; HW-




Whitney was brought in by a member of the community as a stray. Found on Abbott rd. Darlington.  Whitney is a very sweet mellow girl. She has a large mass on her lower abdomen that was seen by the vet yesterday. Recommended to have mass removed through surgery.   HW+; 48lbs;  5+ yrs old; hound mix; 5/7

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


July 2017 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.

Zeke





Big Boy!  Big Love!  It's hard to not notice strappingly handsome bully boy Zeke!  This super friendly, outgoing fella is ready to go and do and he's equally as happy getting on with his day with humans and or other dogs.  As big and brawny as he is,  it was wonderful to see how gentle he was with the other dogs on our outing.  Totally comfortable with them and they with him,  we saw a lot of smiling faces and wagging tails as we nicely explored the front field.  When left to his own devices, Zeke loves to run and play and then collapse at your feet and roll on his back hoping to eke out a few belly rubs from you.  He can be a bit strong at times so he will need humans with some "umph," dog savvy and sturdiness to keep him at his best.   He's such a friendly and engaging guy.  He loves to bring everyone into his fun, happy world.   Zeke is best described as goofy, foot loose and fancy free.  He finds happiness and joy no matter where he is. Note: Roommate moved out leaving Zeke behind.  Roommate could not care for him.  Reportedly good with older kids, housebroken, good with other dogs and cats.  male; bully;  72lbs; 5 yrs old;  HW-; 72lbs; male; 2/15







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