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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.

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. 


Paige was brought in by animal control. She is part a an animal neglect case. Despite this, she is very sweet and friendly and wants love. I’m going to let her gain a little more weight before I finish her intake.  HW+; 36lbs; 2-3 yrs old; bull/lab mix; 1/8


Pearl was an surrendered because the owner died. She came in with the poodle group. She is a sweetheart. She’s HW negative.  poodle mix; 2/12; 7+ yrs old; 9 lbs. no intake picture


Pebbles is a more independent lady, friendly but not gushy.  She is a larger sized strong girl who pulls some in her eagerness to be out but overall a nice walking companion.  She is probably too interested in the kitties, they certainly caught her attention but the poor girl was attacked by one of the yards cats as we came back to the shelter.  The cat charged across the yard and got in 2 blows before Pebbles had time to react.  Scary kitty!  Note: Pebbles was turned in as a stray. She has a lot of energy and is very friendly.  HW+; 56lbs; 2-3 yrs old; lab mix; 12/27

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!


Piper was dropped off as stray by animal control. She is very affectionate and friendly and cooperated very well during intake.  HW+; 38lbs; 1-2 yrs old; bull mix; 2/12

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.

Polly Molly- Video

Polly Molly is a sweetheart. She was an owner surrender because they couldn't take care of her anymore. She is currently in foster to help her overcome her shyness.  6 yrs old; hw-; terrier mix; 27lbs; 12/2


I fell for this sweet little girl on Saturday.  She is so shy and unassuming.  She will just wiggle and inch her way into your lap and give tiny kisses.  She is timid but not terrified and she enjoys the company of people.  She is sharing her kennel with Wilbur, the friend she came into the shelter with.  Note: Porscha was turned in as a stray by animal control. She is a little timid at the shelter but is sweet and friendly.  HW-; 44lbs; 1-2 yrs old; bull mix; 1/23


Queen was turned in as an owner surrender to animal control. The owner didn’t have the reclaim fee. She has a lot of energy and is very friendly.  HW-; 47lbs; 1-2 yrs old; bull mix; 12/14


Ramone was brought in by animal control. He’s very sweet and friendly. He knows “sit” and “stay” and will take treats very gently from your hand.  HW+; 60lbs; 2-3 yrs old; bull mix; 11/4


Raven was brought in as a stray by animal control. She’s a little scared at the shelter but was cooperative with me during intake.  hw-; 60lbs; 1 yr old; lab mix; 1/26

Riley is AWESOME as well. I have several videos of him, too. He is a GREAT dog, but he seems to want to be a companion/service dog. He has "all eyes on" his person---whoever is his handler. He didn't want to meet another male dog, but both males were un-neutered. We think that may have been the issue. He did meet another female dog, pitbull Rita, but again, he just met her and walked away. Riley is such a handsome, hugging, attentive, loyal dog, he would be a perfect companion for someone who wants a 24/7 companion/therapy/service dog. He does not bother cats--ignores them. Note: Riley was brought in by animal control. He is very sweet and eager for love.  HW+; 59lbs; 2-3 yrs old; shep mix; 11/28; male

Ripple Pup -safe

She is not shy with other dogs at all and plays with complete confidence and trust.  Recently,  Ripple had a play date with 8 labs, 2 shepherds, a bull dog, and a border collie!! 2-5-18; Bull mix; 3-4 mths; 27.4 lbs; She’s very sweet and friendly.

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.

Sam- Senior Lab

Sam was dropped off as an owner surrender. The owner couldn't afford to treat his heartworms. He is very well behaved and affectionate.   HW+; 39lbs; 8 yrs old; lab mix; 2/12


Savannah is a sweetheart who was brought in by animal control. She was a little shy at first, but warmed up nicely. She was very patient and well behaved throughout the entire intake process.   HW+; shep mix; 2-4 yrs old; 1/26

April picture, August picture

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.

Sheamus Pup

This sweet shy boy is Sheamus (named after a Irish WWE Wrestler).  He has demadex and was immediately started on amtibiotics.  Dr. Grady approved us giving him Nexgard today.  Dr. Grady aged  him between 10 and 11 weeks so he will be a big boy.  2/5; 26lbs; male; hound mix

Shimmer Pup- Video Video

Shimmer was born under a lady's house and then later  trapped. Mother and sister avoided the trap. The day after she came, very thin, she passed a 6 in piece of jute rope that she had evidently eaten.  She is very submissive, but terrified of people and shy around other dogs. She has begun to let me rub her head and I catch her peeking out of her igloo to watch me work in the kennel.  Note: Very shy.  Community surrender.  Female; Choco lab mix; 9/22. 6-7 mos. 

Silas -safe

Bouncy, playful teen pup! Silas came in with animal control.  HW-; 39lbs; 9 mos old; shep mix; mid dec intake


Simba came in as an owner surrender. He is a sweet boy and was very well behaved during the intake process. He is HW negative.  Hw-; 6-9 mos old; lab mix; 27lbs; 2/17

Sissy -videoSponsored for pull fees IF pulled with friend Gizmo with the goal of adopting them out together.

Sissy was brought in as an owner surrender with brother Gizmo.   1-2 yrs old; no weight; no HW info; 2/3; boxer mix

Shep mix; 3 yrs; 48 lbs. male.  HW+. 9/13.  AC;  He is a very friendly dog that was beat up. He got along great with the dogs and cats we passed in the office.   

Update Feb 5: Skipper is great.  He is a nice not and wanted nothing but to play and receive love. I would call him a shepherd boxer mix. 

Snow White- VideoWithDuke VideoWithDuke  VideoFeb -safe

Snow White was brought in by animal control. She’s a little scared but still friendly.  hw+; 52lbs; 1-2 yrs old; terrier mix; 11/21. Came in with Ursella.

Sophie Mom +  S Pups x 5

Sophie Mom, Star (female, 9lbs),  Sacko (male, 10lbs),  SweetGum (male, 10.4lbs)

Swift (female, 9lbs),  Sprinkle (female, 10.4lbs)

Sophie and her 5 puppies were surrendered today. She is a sweet girl. She was a little shy at first, but warmed up during the intake process.   Hw-; 50lbs; 2-3 yrs old; collie mix; 2/17. Pups 8 wks old

Looking for a young, friendly, well-behaved female black Lab mix?  Spirit is what we call "bombproof." I brought her home because she was spayed when she was pregnant, and we feared that she would be depressed at the shelter. What I realized when I brought her home is that she was probably too young to have her own pups anyway. She is all about playing and romping with anyone who will play with her. She has met my dogs with a brief introduction. She has met my males and females, large and small. She ignores my cats. She does well in her crate, and she will bark and talk to you when she needs to get out of her crate to go potty.  She walks on leash, but I don't have to keep her on leash.  She does not run off in the yard while she is playing. She stays within my voice and comes back when I call.   She is a small Lab mix, but I do see some bully in her, only because of the shape of her head and her thinner coat.  Note: Spirit came in as an owner surrender with Lanney, Leigh, and Cane. She’s a little scared but still friendly.  hw-; 46lbs; female; 10/9/17; bull mix; 1-2 yrs old. 

Spot Hound

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.   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


Sugar was brought in by animal control. She is part of the same animal neglect case that Paige is. She  is very affectionate and friendly.  32lbs; 1-2 yrs old; terrier mix; 1/8

Tara- VideoWithJordan -sponsored for pull fees

12-30-17; hound mix, tri-color; 1-2 yrs; 38 lbs; HW neg. Brought in by lady who found her wandering on country rd.  Ok with cats.


Thora was brought in by animal control as a stray. She is very friendly.  HW+; 39lbs; 2-3 yrs old; lab/terrier mix; 1/6

Tigger - VideoDec

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. 

Timmy- Video Video

Adopted Dec 2015.  Returned Feb 9. Happy and light hearted, this guy will win you over, just come by and walk him!! Note: I didn't even realize how stunning this boy was until I started editing his pics. He is a sweet & active young guy. No cats for Timmy! Note: Timmy was turned in as an owner surrender. He was a stray in their yard and they couldn't keep him. He is very energetic and friendly. HW-; male; 48lbs; 1 yr old; bully mix; 10/2. 

Tinkerbell -safe

Tinkerbelle was dropped off as a stray by animal control. She has some demedex above her tail that I am treating. She is very friendly.  hw-; 13lbs; 1 yr old; chi mix; 2/8

Toni -Super Senior -safe

Toni was turned into a volunteer  from a hoarding situation in Hartsville. She was very cooperative during intake and very friendly.   Best friend is Lana. In good health. Couch potato; little over weight. House-trained. So very sweet. She has been bred before and wanted to stop and sniff all the puppies on the porch; tail wagging. Not intimidated by shelter or Bridge dogs barking; just a sweet, steady girl.  hw-; 60lbs; 13yrs old; Full blooded Golden retriever; 2/5


Tootsie was dropped of as an owner surrender with her sister Molly.  They are both very sweet and friendly.   The family was moving and could not take their pets. HW-; 52lbs; 3-4 yrs old; shep mix; 2/12


Trooper is a big lovable lug who is very social and likes to give hugs Note: Trooper was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is very friendly and affectionate and he loves to be petted.  HW-; 54lbs; 1 yr old; boxer/lab; 1/22

Trudy Pup

Trudy was turned in as a stray. She was found on Old Camden Rd in Hartsville. She’s very friendly and sweet.  hw-; 27lbs; 6 mos old; hound/spaniel mix; 2/5


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

Ursella - VideoWithJerry

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.


Venus was brought in as a stray by animal control. She was very timid at first but has warmed up to us over the past few days. She behaved well and was very cooperative during intake.  HW+; 1 yr old; 43lbs; lab mix; 1/19

Vera was turned in by animal control as a stray. She is sweet but very scared.  HW+; 7/10/17; 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 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-


Whipper was turned in as a stray. He was found in Golf Course Rd in Hartsville. He’s very sweet and affectionate.  Hw-; 36lbs; 1-2 yrs old; shep mix; 2/5

Whitney Mom and W Pups x 5

Whitney Mom, Wanda (female, 4.8lbs),  Wren (female, 6.8 lbs)

Winnie (female, 4.8lbs),  Woody (male, 7.4lbs),  Wilson (male, 3.8lbs)

Whitney was brought in as a stray with her 5 puppies. Her milk is dried up so she’s no longer nursing them. She’s very sweet and affectionate.  hw+; 38lbs; 1 yr old; lab/terrier mix; 2/1. Pups 8 wks old

Wilbur Teen 

Wilbur is a gorgeous overgrown puppy who came into the shelter with his friend and roommate Porsha.  Wilbur is petrified in his kennel and he had to be carried out to the photo spot.  His puppy playfulness showed through his fear as he interacted with his friend - staff member Nicole.  He has a beautifully thick plush black jacket.  Note: Wilbur was brought in as a stray by animal control. very cooperative during intake. He was very friendly.  HW-; 52lbs; 6-9 mos old; lab mix; 1/23

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.

Zaltara- Video

Zaltara was brought in by animal control. He's scared but is still friendly & sweet. HW+; 65lbs; male; 3-5 yrs old; bill mix; 9/517. 


Zina is one of the 13 dogs. She was shy at first, but warmed up very nicely.  HW-; 3-5 yrs old; 33lbs; 1/8