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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  

He's such a sweet guy and I feel so bad for him. He was turned in by his owners bc the owner said that the kid was now scared of him and didn't want to play with him anymore now that Oreo is a big dog. He's lived there for four years and now is stuck in a kennel. HW+; lab/hound mix; 1/22; male; 4 yrs old. 63lbs.  

More about me May 3: Our wonderful Oreo was able to enjoy a nice break from sitting in his kennel today to take pictures. He wasn't too interested in posing and really just wanted to say hi to all the people walking around. He just loves people and wants to tell everyone how sweet he is. Oreo was so happy to get out and play, and he said he would love to have a home where he can run and play as much as he wants. Oreo knows what its like to have a family and misses it so much. He used to have a home with a little boy he could play with, but they said he got too big and decided to take him to the shelter. Even though he's such a good boy! Oreo would do best in a home without kitties because they are just too exciting for him. He would rather have dogs closer to his size to play with because he just doesn't know how big he is and really wants to play with them so bad. He is ready for his turn at a happily ever after filled with lots of squeaky toys and maybe some yummy treats too. 

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.

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Portia has the best manners of any dog that I have ever been around!  She never jumps up on people.  She rarely barks.  She will wait at the kennel door for me to enter first every time. She is clean in her kennel, waiting until outside time to potty...not sure if she is house-trained, but that would not be hard, if she is not. She doesn't like any other dog to bother her food; and she does like to eat! She doesn't bother other dogs, but will defend herself. She likes people more than other dogs. Happy and wiggly, and loves human attention.  Sleek and shiny coat. Note: Mama Portia is 3 years old and a petite 45 lbs.  May 2016 intake.  Had a litter of 7 adorable pups.  HW treated beg of October. 

More about me: Meet Portia!  She is a recent mom who has seen her kids set out on their own.  She has her fit figure back and on the road to health as she has also been treated for heartworms.  Portia is ready to embark on the next chapter of her life.  Ideally that would involve lots of doting on her very own human (or humans).  Portia loves being with people.  She is a lap-lover, the kind of dog that melts into you when you are giving her attention.  Very kissy and oh just a little bit slobbery, Portia wears a huge smile whenever she has your attention.  She follows direction well and walks nicely on the lead.  She is a strong girl and does pull a little in her enthusiasm at first but regular walks should take care of that.  Portia is ready to give her big ol' heart to a very special person.  Could it be you?



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

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Handsome hound/shep mix with such a soulful face.  Ranger is more reserved than his outgoing roommate Ruby, and he is still nervous about walking on lead and a little overwhelmed by his surroundings.  He likes having the comfort of another dog nearby. Note: Part of the dogs brought in by the police from the hoarding case. 9 in total. He's a shy sweet boy. Very calm and just wants to be loved.  1/31; hw-; 37lbs; 3-4 yrs old; hound mix; male

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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.


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 nonstopShe 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.  

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 +


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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Owner surrender. Sawyer and his brother were turned in today. The neighbors kept calling animal control when they dug out.  They are both very sweet they are terribly afraid here.  4 yrs old; 37lbs;  HW -; 5/10; male; lab mix

If I had to pick the most well behaved dog at the shelter it might just be Schroeder! He is just such a polite boy and posed like a champ for his pictures. He was very gentle taking treats and walked so nicely on the leash. Schroeder got to met some cats today and was happy to greet them but then just went on his way. When he met a small dog he got a little nervous but was so excited to say hello. He wanted to be her best friend, even though he thought she was a little scary! Schroeder would be a wonderful fit for any home and is ready to pack his bags and move in! As soon as you meet him you'll just have to fall for his sweet face.   Note: Abandoned by his owner a neighbor brought him in.  He is so well behaved, he sat at my feet the whole time.  Poor boy. Friendly patient boy.  He waited for me to get to him.  Very polite!!  4/13; lab mix; 2 yrs old; male; 50lbs; HW-

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; 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.


Sherly was running the school yard with her best friend, Laverne. When the cops came she jumped right in the car.  Nice dog, she just wanted to cuddle.  4 yrs old; lab; female; 40lbs; HW-

Sissy- Pregnant

She is a sweet little girl that was turned over by her owners today. They said that the other dog they had just had babies. She was very nervous at first to be at the shelter but warmed up quickly.  She was fine with the puppy that was in the med room while she was in there and wanted to stay close by Heather.  hw-; 10.4lbs; 2 yrs old; chi mix; 5/20.  From Foster Mom: Shes very sweet. Gets along with all my dogs. Crate and potty trained.


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

Snowball Pup

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

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!

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


I absolutely adore her sweet little sad face. She looks like she's so miserable in her kennel but will perk up when you go to talk to her. She was happy to get my attention and was so sweet. She was picked up by AC yesterday.   HW-; 5/18; female; 55lbs; lab/boxer mix; 2 yrs old

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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!

She is a very sweet, calm girl that was brought in by Betty Mc. She had a very full belly and they thought she was pregnant but appreantly she was just eating way too much too fast. She is on Ceph and Panacur per the vet. She is very underweight.  hw-; 2/20; female; hound; 1-2 yrs old; 33 lbs.  Note: old fracture lumbar 6-7

More about me May 22: Suzie is sweet and loving, doesn't demand a lot of attention, is healthy and only a year old, and hw negative.  She was quite timid at first, but she got happier to see me every day, and soon was prancing around the kennel when she saw me coming.  She isn't hyper or  pushy and doesn't put her feet up on you, and walks pretty well on a leash.  She was friendly with all the people she met.  She rides well in the car.  She seems to like all the dogs she met, and didn't pay attention to my cats, but she didn't come face-to-face with them.    She does have a big hound dog bark, so she might not be a good choice for someone with very close neighbors.  She would bark to get my attention when she heard me outside, or when it was meal time.  I never got a chance to bring her in the house for more than a few minutes, but I think she would be calm and laid back living in a house.  Her coat is soft and shiny, and I didn't see much evidence of shedding.  She ate Purina dog chow with gusto, but finally seemed to get her fill and her appetite slowed down to normal. 

More about me May 23: She was wandering around a neighborhood in Hartsville.  She was very thin and had a big belly so they did an x-ray.  She was just full of food and gas from eating from every kind person in the neighborhood!  The xray picked up an old injury to a vertebra near the base of her tail.  She shows absolutely no pain or disability.  She jumps around in the kennel and puts her feet up on the fence.

More about me May 24: She was just a sweet, go along type of girl.. she walks well on a leash, just wanted to play with Buttercup.. and didnt' mind cats at all.   All I can say is that she is very, very sweet... Mike picked her up and put her on his lap, and she had no issue with it.  She laid on his lap getting petted for a long time.  I really like this little girl.

Tom- Sibling is Sawyer

Owner surrender. He came in with his brother. They are very sweet but overwhelmed. They were happy to be together in a kennel and were interested in playing with their neighbors Chuck and Schroeder. HW pos.  38lbs; male; lab mix; 5/10; 4 yrs old; 38lbs

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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.

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-

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She's a very happy, playful pup. She will be a big girl when she gets older.  lab mix; 4-5 mos old; 49lbs; 5/11


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

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

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).


It appears he was found as a stray and taken to the vet for his shots. He is happy, friendly and loving. He is overwhelmed here. 2 yrs old;  HW-; lab mix; 50lbs; male; 5/25