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Naomi was brought in as a stray by a member of the community. Naomi is very playful and sweet. She gets along well with other dogs and walks well on a leash.  This sweet girl was found with her pup in Ousley rd in Hartsville. She has a collar but no microchip.   HW-; 40lbs; 2 yrs old; lab mix; 3/23


Noah was brought in as an owner surrender due to him getting out of the yard and the neighbors threatening to shoot him.  Noah is very playful and loving. Walks well on a leash.   44lbs; 4/8; lab mix; 2-3 yrs old

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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's such a good girl and  doesn't approach the other dogs' kennels to tease them, she just sort of smiles and runs.  She was shy with the male kennel attendants at first, but loves them now.  Nova is a big baby doll and will bark if you approach her kennel and she is unfamiliar with you.  But she isn't fooling anyone, as soon as she realizes  that you are letting her out, feeding, etc. she stops barking and is willing and ready for whatever purpose you are there for.   She has gotten over most of her hesitation around the male staff members  now that they are the main ones taking care of her.  Nova has realized that everyone here loves her and now she loves everyone equally in return! 

Update Feb 24: This is Nova, she gets along with other dogs and has came such a long way from when she came in to Bridge.  She had a small issue with men, I am assuming that a male had abused her, she really didn't like them.  Now however, she loves the male caretakers.. jumps on them, looks forward to seeing them and is just a happy girl.

Oliver -safe

Oliver was brought in as a stray by animal control. He was picked up on Martha Dr in Hartsville. He has some wounds on his back that have been cleaned and treated.  He is very sweet and friendly.  HW-; 59lbs; 1-2 yrs old; shep mix; 3/5 

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; 10/27/17. 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. 

More about me May 31 2018: Smile Maker!  We LOVE Otis and boy does this handsome boy know how to smile and spread the smiles around.  Otis is just about as smooth and cool as dogs get!  He is such a joy to be around and he really has never met a stranger.   Fantastic with all types of dogs,  Otis is the one to bring a nice, calming energy to a group of dogs and show them that being chill and slowing down the pace/energy in the group, is ok. Otis is gentle natured, polite, loving and if given a chance will aim to be your shadow.   His disposition is a perfect match for kids of all ages and sizes and his friendly, happy outlook on life is certain to brighten even the darkest of days.   As if this was not reason enough to bring home Otis, did I mention he loves playing soccer?  Yep! If you dribble the ball with your feet,  he will run and try to get it and when he does, will then haul it around in his mouth.  He's a trip.  So much fun and love in this dog!

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.  HW+; 41lbs; 4 yrs old; lab mix; 1/10

More about me March 9: Pandora did not test poorly today, but she needs more practice meeting other dogs and mingling with them. She is very curious about meeting a new dog, but after she meets, she walks away and ignores them. I am not sure if she would want a doggie playmate in her forever home. She seems content just walking with her person. We need to get her out more to see how she does. 

March 18 update:  Voted Most Photogenic!  Pandora is turning all the heads with her sunny, sleek coat, her perky ears and perfect mid-size statue.  We enjoyed our time with Pandora today.  She really enjoys humans and will soak up all the love and attention she can garner.  Very polite and mellow,  she is great on a leash and happily headed out to explore our grassy front area.  We had 2 other dogs on our walk and she simply was not very keen in making their acquaintance. Her preference was to stay near her human.   She was curious about the other dogs but not really wanting to be in their company.   Her energy, disposition and overall personality make her a great choice for a family with kids who are looking for a snuggly companion.  She would nicely fill this role!

Patrick -safe

Animal control brought Patrick in as a stray.  Patrick is a very playful, sweet boy with lots of personality!  HW+; 41lbs; 1 yr old; she/lab mix; 3/21

Periwinkle Pup -safe

Periwinkle was brought in as a stray by animal control. She came in with her mom Penelope (safe). They were picked up on Lee State Park Rd in Lamar. She is very playful and sweet.  18lbs; 10-12 wks old; lab mix; 11/28

Foster update March 13: 4.loves rub downs anywhere.  very social with everyone she meets. loves kids. Loves all dogs big, small, make and female.  Very good at the problems.  Curious, may chase cats.   Walks wonderfully on leash.  High energy

Adopted  from DCHS when he was 6 mos old.  Petey is a wonderful dog. Great with everything.  Experience with young kids and lived with a female golden.  Petey was brought in with his friend Gracie because the owners are in the military and having to move. Petey was adopted from DCHS in 2014. According to his owner he is housebroken, crate trained and was good with kids. He is a happy boy and is HW negative.   4/13; 5-6 yrs old; 54lbs;  bull mix

Smoothy, Pinky and Razzie are loving, well-socialized and friendly, greeting new people easily. They all have plenty of energy, but not crazy energy. They get out together to run and play.   They lived in a home with Tex, Annie and several toy breed guys, now all safe.  Note: Pinky was brought in by animal control. She was from a hoarding situation and has been living at bridge.  9/6; 61lbs; bull mix;  HW+; 3yrs old.  Posted 12/17/18

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+ 

Pugsley Pup- safe

He is a cute little thing. Squatty and thick. Not too hyper. He was in the kennel with another pup Scooter and they were doing fine. He is friendly and was fine being carried around. Curious about everything. Not timid. He laid down beside me and lounged in the Sun. Sweet pup.    AC stray. Sweet and playful.  14.6lbs; 3-4 mos old; 4/9; lab mix


Rascal was turned over to AC by owner, per landlord orders.  Rascal is energetic and such a loving boy!  HW-; 37lbs; 1 yr old; bull mix; 4/10. Came in with Macho


Smoothy, Pinky and Razzie are loving, well-socialized and friendly, greeting new people easily. They all have plenty of energy, but not crazy energy. They get out together to run and play.   They lived in a home with Tex, Annie and several toy breed guys, now all safe.  Note: Razzie was brought in by animal control.  He was from a hoarding situation and has been living at bridge.  9/6;  2yrs old; HW+:  46lbs.  Posted 12/19/18

Rebel- Video Video -safe

Rebel is a tender-hearted boy who bonds with his person and wants to stay near him. He gets along well with two other males in his foster home and a small fiesty female chihuahua. He walked through the shelter yard with no interest in the cats, but we know that this is not a reliable cat test.  In his foster home, Rebel play with his cannne friends and spends time outside and inside in his crate. He has a medium energy level and would make a great addition to a family with other gentle, playful dogs who would welcome Rebel and help him feel comfortable. Because of his gentle nature, volunteers joked about his name Rebel. It just does not fit his temperament. His foster mom and dad suggested "Toby."   

He was previously at our shelter as "Marcus." He was reclaimed by a young couple, but then they broke up. The girl dumped the dog at the boyfriend's house, and the boy's parents have been fostering Rebel. They gave me details about him in the home, and I met him yesterday.  He was overwhelmed at the shelter yesterday, but his foster mom and dad say he is very comfortable in their home and plays well with their dog. 

Rebel was brought in as a community surrender. His microchip links back to the owner who gave him to his community fosters. He is a sweet boy and is HW negative. He was very well behaved for his intake.  HW-; 1-2 yrs old; 44lbs; lab mix; 4/6

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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.

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.


Roberta was brought in as a stray by animal control. She was picked up on Hibicus Rd in Lamar. She is very playful and sweet.  HW+; 37lbs; 1-2 yrs old; bull mix; 3/14


54lbs; 1 yr old; HW-; 3/11;  lab mix; arrived with an imbedded collar.  AC Stray.   Happy, buoyant fellow.  Very friendly! Posted 4/12 

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Ronnie was brought in by animal control with Candy as an owner surrender. He is a happy go lucky boy and is HW positive.   2-3 yrs old; 52lbs; boxer mix; 3/15

Ruth- FriendScotty -safe

Ruth came to the shelter along with her friend Babe and both girls have been working hard to gain confidence. She is a timid girl but very sweet, and her previous kennel mate Scotty helped her be brave and see that the shelter isn't as scary as she first thought. With regular handling in a home environment, sweet Ruth should make progress quickly. She's a nice small size and would fit in well to most any home. If you can help a shy girl feel more confident, Ruth is just the girl for you.  Her personality will surely bloom like a flower in the sunshine when she is in a loving home.  Please consider giving Ruth a forever home of her own so she can say goodbye to shelter life and get on to learning what it's like to be a beloved family member.  Note: Ruth was brought in as a stray by animal control. She came in with Babe. They were picked up on S Main St in Society Hill. She is a little timid but still sweet.  HW-; 34lbs; 1 yr old; lab mix; 12/4


Sable is a fun loving goof ball. These pictures do not really do him justice. He was brought in by someone who had him as a stray for 8 months. The person listed him as good with dogs and kids. He loves treats and was very well behaved during his intake. He is HW negative.   3/8; 1-2 yrs old; bull mix; 54lbs

I discovered Sandy and Becca tied out with make-shift dog houses outside a broken-down trailer on a cold South Carolina day last December.  As I always do, I drive by a few more times over the next day or so . . . then I get my nerve to pull into the driveway. For the next few days, I took the girls doghouses, straw, food and food and food (they were emaciated), sweaters, and better cable leads that gave them more room to move around.   A few weeks later, the people in the trailer gave the girls to me.  I later learned that the people had taken the girls from a family friend who had raised them from puppies (an unplanned litter). Their landlord told them he could not have the girls, so they were given to the family friend . . where I discovered them tied outside this trailer. 

Both girls are HW negative, 1-2 years old, and 40 lbs, and get along great with the males and females here at my house.  Sandy is more gentle, polite, and low energy--but playful and fun at the same time. Becca is more outgoing, asks for your attention, and is just as playful as Sandy. Medium energy.  

In short, both girls have great personalities. They walk well on leash and would be good candidates for city leash-walking families or country folks! They are typical rescues---so happy to be loved and cared for by a human. 
They stay in a crate and are housebroken.  I never hear them bark except at mealtime Becca gets excited and barks a few times. 

The girls are bonded, eat together, sleep together, but they can be separated if it means finding a permanent home for one or both of them.  They have been with me since January, and they are such easy fosters .  I need to concentrate on getting these girls a permanent home now. They are very happy here, and I can use them as tester dogs with new fosters. They need a home where they can get more attention, though.  They are happy and playful and do zoomies. Posted August 2018.  2019 Update: Becca is now safe.

Today, Jan 19,  was one of Sarge's first times out to the exercise area.  Sarge is kenneled with Madaline, and they get along extremely well. Sarge is extremely affectionate and attentive to his person. His striking blue eyes and shepherd/husky appearance make him a very handsome boy.   Note: Sarge was brought in as a stray by animal control. He came in with Madaline. They were picked up on S Center Rd in Darlington. He is very friendly and walks well on a leash.  HW-; 45lbs; 2-3 yrs old; shep mix; 12/1

More about me March 18: Mr Arm Candy!  Sarge is turning ALL the heads here at the shelter with his super handsome, good looks.  His piercing blue eyes, tall erect ears and eager, broad grin will beckon you to come on over and say "Hi!"    Sarge is a super friendly fellow who is ready to go and do!     Sarge loves interacting with humans and other dogs and enjoys being part of the action.  He would love going for trail hikes or simply having a space where he can run and play and burn off a little bit of extra energy.   Loving and affectionate, slightly older kids would surely make Sarge smile and having playdates and/or doggy mates in his new home would nicely suit his stye. 

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

Scarlett is a nice medium sized beautiful blue Bully girl, and her personality is just as lovely as her gorgeous blue coat. Scarlet would be a loving companion and asks for nothing more than a family of her very own where she can be your one and only. It would be best if she is the only dog in your home but she promises that with her by your side you will be quite content to be a one dog home. Imagine seeing this sweet girl just waiting to greet when you come home, and then curling up to spend a nice evening being your couch companion!  Note: Scarlet was turned in as a stray. She was found on Stem St in Darlington. She is very sweet but is not cat friendly.  HW+; 41lbs; 1-2 yrs old; bull mix; 10/1.  Came in with Lucy. No cats please.

Scooter -safe

Scooter is very sweet and mellow. Such a love. Walks well on a leash.   HW-; 35lbs; 3-4 yrs old; hound mix; 4/4

Scout Pup -safe

Scout was brought in by a member of the community as a stray. Found on sailclub rd, Hartsville.  Scout is very sweet and loving!  10.6lbs; male; 8 wks old; 4/15; lab mix

Shawn -safe

Shawn was brought in by a member of the community as a stray. Found on Cherokee lady rd.   Shawn is a very sweet boy and loves to be loved.   HW-; 32lbs; lab mix; 4/11; 1-2 yrs old


Shiloh was brought in as a stray by animal control.  Shiloh is a shy boy but very affectionate when shown love. Would definitely benefit from a foster home.   HW-; 28lbs; 5+ yrs old; beagle; 3/25


Smoothy, Pinky and Razzie are loving, well-socialized and friendly, greeting new people easily. They all have plenty of energy, but not crazy energy. They get out together to run and play.   They lived in a home with Tex, Annie and several toy breed guys, now all safe.  Note: Smoothie was brought in by animal control back in September. He was in a hoarding situation with 11 other dogs. He has been at the Bridge.  56lbs; lab mix; 9/6/18.  2yrs; HW +. Posted 12/17/18. 

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

Tate -safe

Tate was brought in as a stray found on old Camden rd.  Tate is a very sweet boy!  HW-; 38lbs; 1 yr old; shep mix; 4/7 


Theo was brought in as a stray by animal control. He was picked up on Sandbox Rd in Lamar. He is a little skinny so intake will be completed after he gains some weight. He is very friendly and walks well on a leash.  HW+; 50lbs; 1-2 yrs old; bull mix; 3/2

Troy was brought in as a stray by animal control. He was picked up on Rogers Rd in Darlington. He is very timid but cooperated well during intake. He would really benefit from a foster.  HW+; 44lbs; 1-2 yrs old; lab mix; 1/31. Came in with Helen.  

March 1 Update: Troy was very shy. NEEDS a foster. Did well meeting others. Does not like to be leash walked...happy when leash is dropped.  Warmed up nicely...enjoyed being petted n brushed.

April 17 Update: Troy boy was very unsure of his new surroundings when he first arrived but he was such a brave guy and cooperated well during his intake procedure. He has met several other dogs and is comfortable and relaxed around them and loves canine friends. Troy also loves being around people and being petted and brushed. When he has been taken for walks by our volunteers he will sometimes stop cold but all it takes is another dog to walk with him to get him moving again. Clearly this leash walking thing is all new to Troy, but an owner who is willing to work with him and teach him how fun walks can be would no doubt see a tremendous benefit from their effort. Troy is a beautiful butterscotch color and a nice medium size. Anyone out there looking for a mellow guy who is calm and gentle? All Troy needs is an understanding home, with consistent love and he will be your best friend ever.

U Pups x 4- safe

Uriah (male, 4.6lbs),  Usher (male, 4.6lbs),  Ursa (female, 4.8lbs),  Ulysses (Male, 4.6lbs)

Animal control found when checking an area where people have illegally dumped trash.  All the pups are very sweet and playful!  6 wks old; lab mix; 4/17

Williamson was brought in as a stray. He was found on Spring St in Darlington. His left eye is very swollen and he is emaciated. He is being taken to the vet to get checked out. He will go into foster with Shay G. He is very sweet and walks well on a leash.  56lbs; lab mix;  no age;  HW+; 3/5.  Per vet not a candidate for hW or neutering due to health reasons.  Has $200 if pulled by an approved rescue 4/1 update

More about me March 6:  He is super sweet and quiet. He likes all size dogs that have visited the kennel. He has been a good boy in every way with Shaye. His spirits are good. 
2) Housetrained? Not really sure yet.  Seems to do pretty well.
3) Crate trained? Don't know.  He loves attention. 
4) Leash walking skills? He does pretty well on the leash.  He does pull some though. 
5) Energy level of pet? Right now he still doesn't have the strength to have a lot of energy.  He does want to walk some and loves to be loved on.  
6) Personality of pet.  He has a great personality.  He wants attention, but doesn't want it all the time. He loves people, but isn't forceful. He is a very sweet, loving baby who has a lot to offer someone!
7) Best suited in a quiet home, moderate activity home, busy home? I would say he would need a quiet, moderate activity home. He is around 7 years or older, so he needs a calm home.  
8) Ready to go and do? Sometimes.  He does like to go and see people, but not a lot.  He is still trying to get better, so I'm not really sure how he will do.  
9) If your foster interacted with other dogs in your home how did that go? Yes, he seems to like other dogs. He has never shown any problems with them. He seems to want to play. Right now, he is needing to get better, so I'm not letting him do so much yet. 
10) Please describe what you feel might be the ideal home for your foster? He is good with other dogs, children, and people so any of those would be fine. I haven't had him around my 2 year old very much, so I'm not sure how he would do being around a young child all the time. 

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.