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Nova Mom (sponsored for her pull fees- safe) + N x 9 Pups VideoWithCats

Nova, Norris (12lbs, male), Norman (13lbs, male-safe),  Nemo (male, 13lbs)

Newton (male, 13lbs-safe),  Noah (male, 12lbs), Norma (11.5lbs, female-safe),  Ned (male, 13lbs-safe)

Nelson (male, 14lbs), Nicholas (10.5lbs, male), Nova Mom

Nova is the mother of the Nx9 litter. She's a very good mother to them but is still a little scared.  8/26; hw-; 2-3 yrs old; 41 lbs; hound/lab mix; Pups: 8-10 wks old.  Update Sept 18: Nova mama dog is super sweet, but timid when she first meets people. Margaret says Nova reminds her of Daphne's personality. Since we moved her puppies to Bridge, she has been looking for them. She is lonely and ready for a family to love her. Does not bother cats, is fine with other dogs. 

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 

Pebbles -safe

Abandoned at vet.  Female. Maybe 1 year. HW - . 20lbs; No breed; 9/18

Pico Senior- Limited Sight

She is emaciated and has limited sight 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; 5lbs; HW-

Update Aug 13: She's a hoot. Acts like a teenager.  She finds her way anywhere she wants to go. On the couch, up the steps to come inside and even on the back of the couch. Crate and potty trained. She's gained weight and her fur has grown back. She's ready! No meds.

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.

Poncho  -VideoSept

Poncho was turned in as a stray. He is very friendly & has a lot of energy.  hw-; male; 1 yr old; 46lbs; bull mix; 8/14

Princess- Senior Peke

Princess was dropped off as an owner surrender because her family is moving. She very sweet and loves attention. HW-; female; 18lbs; 8 yrs old; peke mix;  9/14; Came in with Dora, Buster and Freckles. 

Puck Teen

Puck is a bouncy young guy who is ready to run.  Note: Puck was an owner surrender brought in by animal control. He is very friendly and has a lot of energy.  10-12 mos old; hw-; male; 50lbs; lab mix; 8/28

Rambo- Sponsored for pull fees

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

Rambo- safe

Rambo was brought in by animal control as a stray. He is very friendly and has a lot of energy.  HW-; male; 1-2 yrs old; 50lbs; shep/lab; 9/6


Randall is the father of the Rx7 litter. He's very friendly but hasn't been very cooperative during intake.  2-3 yrs old; male; 45lbs; hound/lab mix;  8/29; Hw-

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.


Rocko was brought in from animal control. He is very friendly and sweet.  HW-; male; 1-2 yrs old; 49lbs; hound mix

Rocky- VideoWithSpot VideoSept -safe

Rocky was an owner surrender. He is a little timid but still sweet.  Chi mix; male; hw-; 4.2lbs; 2 yrs old; 9/12. Came in with Spot.

Roxanne -safe

Roxanne was turned in as a stray.   Her front teeth are very worn down but the back teeth are clean so we'll have a vet look at them.  Hw-; age unknown; 11lbs; JRT; 9/12

Rufus is a sweet boy. The people who found him said they kept him for about 2 years as a stray. They welcomed a new stray pup into their home and left Rufus with us.  He is HW-.  male; 9/2; boxer mix; 2 yrs old; 50lbs

Sabrina- Video

Sabrina came in as a stray from animal control.  hw-; no age; female; 34lbs; hound mix; 8/28

Samuel Senior- Sponsored for pull fees -safe

He is a very happy and sweet boy. He doesn't realize he's stuck in a shelter and is just happy to be with people. He has a bad leg and it's hard for him to walk with it.   HW+; found in parking lot in Hartsville.  50lbs; she mix; male; 10 yrs old; 8/1

HW neg; 1 yr old; 48lbs; lab mix; 7/26; male; Both dogs came in from animal control. They were found in the IGA parking lot in Hartsville. They are both very friendly and scared.  Found with Shaq and Lee.  Shown with Mason pup.

Update Sept 17: Two lucky sets of brothers got a break from shelter life today and the chance to run and play dog park style with their new friend Lindy.  Brothers Mason and Marvin and brothers Shaq and Sarge left any signs of shyness behind at the shelter and took advantage of their chance to run freely through the grass and lounge in the shade.  All the dogs got along well as they enjoyed games of chase with each other and interacting with the human visitors.  All four boys are HW negative and in need of adoption or rescue.

Both dogs came in from animal control. They were found in the IGA parking lot in Hartsville. They are both very friendly and scared. Came in with Sarge and Lee. hw -; 1 yr old; lab mix; 7/26; male; 48lbs

Update Sept 17: Two lucky sets of brothers got a break from shelter life today and the chance to run and play dog park style with their new friend Lindy.  Brothers Mason and Marvin and brothers Shaq and Sarge left any signs of shyness behind at the shelter and took advantage of their chance to run freely through the grass and lounge in the shade.  All the dogs got along well as they enjoyed games of chase with each other and interacting with the human visitors.  All four boys are HW negative and in need of adoption or rescue.

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.

Volunteers had Sirius out on leash and he was fine--fine with other dogs. Off leash, he will run off, so he will be considered a flight risk. But he will let you handle him and he is soooo ready for a home of his own with people who will love him.   Note: 7-13-17; Hound mix; About 30 pounds; 3 years; HW -; male

Sissy- VideoSept

Sissy was an owner surrender. She is very sweet and friendly.  Her original name is Princess. HW-; female; 55lbs; bull mix; 8/25; 4 yrs old


Shep mix; 3 yrs; 48 lbs. male.  No HW test.  No breed info. 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.   

Skylar Teen - Video VideoWithHomer- sponsored for pull fees - safe

This baby reminds me of sweet Koda.  He has no idea what happened to make him have to be here.  When I first saw him I could tell how overwhelmed he was.  Wendy and I knelt down, I got on my hands and knees and began to approach him.  I let him sniff my hand and as he became more comfortable I would move in closer.  Next thing, I was sitting with my new friend and he was telling me how sad he was.  All he wanted after we became friends was to leave.  He kept asking....we had to let him stay.  He's a very sweet boy.  Came in with vet records.  Note: Skylar was turned in yesterday as an owner surrender.  He is very friendly & has a lot of energy.  HW-; male; 7 mos old; 19lbs; lab mix; 8/7

Smiley came in as an owner surrender. She is very friendly and has a lot of energy.   boxer mix; female; 8 mos old; 43lbs; 8/10; hw-


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; male; lab mix; 6/20; 30lbs; HW-

Sophia- Starving! DecVideo

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.

Sparky- Video -safe

Sparky is a stray that followed a volunteer  home & she is now fostering him. He is very friendly & has a lot of energy. He has one blue eye & one brown eye. NoteHe is good with our dogs (various sizes and ages) and good with my kids. He is high energy and he needs to learn not to jump up on people but he is very smart and I think he would be easily trained. I haven't tested him with our cats.   hw-; 1 yr old; 52 lbs; shep/lab mix; 8/5

Spot was an owner surrender from the same people that turned in Rocky. She has a lot of energy and is friendly.  JRT Mix; male; hw+; 17lbs; 3-5 yrs old; 9/12

Stevie -safe

Stevie was turned in as a stray. She was found at a gas station on the corner of 5th St & Patrick Hwy in Hartsville.   She is very friendly and sweet.  HW-; female; 1-2 yrs old; 60lbs; lab mix; 8/19

Sue Sue

Sue Sue was turned in as a stray by animal control. She is sweet but very scared. lab mix; 2 yrs old; hw-; 45lbs; 7/21

Taz was turned in by animal control. He has a lot of energy and is very friendly.  terrier mix; hw-; 2-3 yrs old; 15lbs; 8/25. Taz has "little dog syndrome"----needs a proper introduction to other dogs and then he is fine. He is NOT good with cats. No kids for me please. 


Teddy was brought in as a stray by animal control. He's sweet and friendly.  HW-; 40lbs; 1 yr old; shep/lab; 9/12


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. 55lbs; 2 yrs old; HW+;  Friendly with male and female dogs and all people. 

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.

Trixie Teen- Video Video

You will LOVE Trixie!  She has been in foster for several months.  Her foster mom lives in a rural area and provided a good spot for quarantining.  Trixie is healthy and very sweet. She is a typical teen pup who is just timid in new situations until she feels safe. She is very sweet and very playful.  About 7 mos old; 7/19; female

Tyler -safe

Tyler came in as a stray from animal control. He was very cooperative during intake and very friendly.  HW-; male; 66lbs; 1 yr old; lab mix; 9/18

U Pups x 2- Video VideoSept 

Ulysses (male, 25lbs),  Upton (male, 25lbs)

I've been working with them a lot to gain their trust and they are definitely showing a lot of improvement. They will come out of the crate to go outside with me in the room now, and one will take treats from my hand- the other will sniff them in my hand and only take them once I've put them on the ground.  Note: AC stray; 8/31; no age; collie mix

Valerie -VideoSept VideoSept -safe

Valerie was turned in as a stray. She has a lot of energy & is very friendly.  She is a sweet dog who greeted everyone very nicely . Valerie could HAVE cared less about the cats. HW+; female; 41lbs; shep/lab mix; 8/8; 1-2 yrs old

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 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 6/6/216; 50lbs March 13, 2017; shepard mix; male; HW-

Virginia -safe

Cute as could be, Virginia is a bouncy, happy little terrier mix. 8-14-17; Terrier mix; 21.6 lbs; ~1 yr; female; hw-

Willy -Video

Recently had a mass removed from his front paw.  1 yr old; male; 9/1; lab; 45lbs; no HW info


Willow came in as a stray from animal control with her sister Wilma. She's very sweet and friendly. They both are a little scared.  hw-; female; 37lbs;  1 yr old; bull mix; 9/7


HW neg.  Willow came in as a stray from animal control with her sister Wilma. She's very sweet and friendly. They both are a little scared.   40 lbs; 1 yr old; bull mix; 9/7; female

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; 9/5