Pets in Need (a-e)
Abe was brought in as an owner surrender along with Pearl. Can no longer care for them. He is very sweet but nervous. He became very playful when he warmed up to us during his intake. He does not walk well on a leash and is HW Negative. lab mix; 1.5 yrs old; 39lbs; 2/23
Seizure; boxer mix; 3-4 yrs old; HW+; 44lbs; 8/3/22; Back limp + mange.
no breed; 40lbs; 2/2; no age; HW-. Anakin was taken in by a community member with his friend Phoenix. They both love other dogs and played well with the dogs at their rescuer's home. Being young active breeds, they need a home with a fenced yard and an active family. They readily meet any new person with hugs and kisses. Notes from finder: Was skin and bones when I found him. Aniken showed up with a tractor chain heavier than he was. Nobody claimed after 3 weeks so I kept him. Aniken- loves all dogs.
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Anchovy- $510 towards adoption, rescue, heartworm treatment
Anchovy was brought in as a stray From Hartsville. He kept going to Butler Academy uptown. He is so sweet and gentle. He did great for his intake and did great being inside. He is a little shy at first but warmed right up to us in no time!!! He is beautiful!!! bully mix; 57lbs; 1-2 yrs old; 1/12; HW+
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lab mix; 4 mos old; 19lbs; 8/18/22; Pics from 12/3. Came in with Alana. TA
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Andy came in as a stray, he is heartworm negative. He is shy at first but warms up pretty quickly. He did not want to walk with a leash but with some time and patience he would do great! hw- ; lab; 62lbs; 2/7; 2 yrs old
More about me March 14: "I like ANDY," commented one of our volunteers and YOU will too! We've had Andy out a couple of times for evaluations and he just keeps on worming his sweet, handsome self under our skin! This solid, good size lab has gone from "Uh, absolutely, I don't leash walk," to "Well, I'm going to try and while it might be a bit touch and go for now, still I will walk ALL the way back to my kennel." We are super proud of Andy and to see him make doggy friend after doggy friend with both male and female dogs just warms our hearts. Certainly, his bestie is April (he came in with her) and if left alone, the two of them will run and play with each other and Andy might even pick up a ball and tote it around. Add a human to their mix and the two of them will softly swarm the human looking for some attention. Andy is still lacking a bit in the confidence area but he's coming along and let us know that he really does wish to be part of the action/activity. A good natured doggy who has a ton more pet potential than we are currently seeing, Andy will certainly provide a family with hours of doting love and companionship if just given the chance to prove himself to them.
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ANGEL (chocolate female, runt of the litter)-Staff and volunteers must have had special insight when they named little sister Angel. Her name fits her perfectly. She is petite and polite and loves to be held. You can scoop her up and cuddle her, and she never wiggles to get down. She is learning crate training and house breaking at her foster home. She enjoys the comfort and companionship of her big brothers Arock and Axle. Angel has a low/medium energy level and will be a great addition for a family who values this breed. After playtime, she loves to snuggle and nuzzle her muzzle in your neck. (Shhhh... Her foster mom would love to keep her, but she needs room at her house to help other dogs from the shelter.) Her mother is a chocolate Lab/Am Staff blend. Her dad is a black Am Staff mix. Posted 3/19; 15lbs; DOB: 12/5/22; Part of the A x 4 litter
Foster update 8/24: Doing well among our dogs. She is shy and would need a home with a more confident dog to make her feel most comfortable and continue to learn all the ropes. She loves to play with toys. She is so sweet and needs to settle in with a family to grow into her own now. 5/24/22; shep mix; 10 wks old; 27lbs
April was brought in with her friend Andy. They were found in Williamson park. It took us a while to be able to do their intake as they were very scared when they first arrived. We had to give them time to adjust to us and the shelter. They do SOOO much better together. The second you separate them they pancake and shut down. They will not greet us at the kennel gate and wag their tails. April is HW:Negative and did well for her intake. She does not walk on a leash! 2 yrs old; 48lbs; hw-; 2/7; lab
More about me March 14: Labby mix APRIL is such a gentle, sweet heart of a girl! This smaller framed lab is a little shy and lacking in confidence but already we are seeing her confidence grow and she's getting into the groove of things during her evaluations. By far, her best friend is Andy with whom she arrived. They run and play and snuggle, giggle and laugh and really adore each other. For her first evaluation period, we were told she was pretty flat and pancake-like. Today, we saw legs, we saw smiles and we saw some nice exploring around. She did well testing with other dogs (both male and female) but prefers for dogs to not just get in her face all the time. Should this happen, she will let out a low growl and will try to move away as it makes her uncomfortable. She's into flight vs fight and she did a good job in letting the pushy dogs know she needed more space. We were proud of her. While she weighs nearly 50lbs, she has a smaller look and feel to her. By far, her fave part during photo time (outside of playing with Andy) was simply stretching out flat on her back and sunbathing. Clearly this was her happy spot. She enjoys having her belly rubbed and seemed also to simply enjoy her time getting to know her new human friends. April is still getting used to leash walking and while she had to be carried out to our front field area, we are proud to announce that she walked all the way back to her kennel. Now, that's a good girl! We can't wait to see what other wonderful pet layers and skills lie just below that shiny, black coat of hers. The question is will YOU be the one to discover them?
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ARIEL (chocolate female)- Ariel's mother is a chocolate lab/American staff blend. Her father is a black American staff. Ariel is an ideal representation of this breed. She anticipates her future as a hiking companion, beachgoer, and active playmate for her family. She is confident and readily introduces herself to new friends, both human and doggy friends. She loves toys and playing with other dogs. At the same time, she also loves to be held and snuggled. She will reach up to you like a human toddler and ask to be picked up. She is a fast learner and has started crate training and housebreaking at her foster home. Ariel is a confident and happy girl and is at the perfect age to be integrated into her forever home. Posted 3/19; 20lbs; DOB: 12/5/22; Part of the A x 4 Litter
Arnie and Lightning were surrendered with their mother, Cookie. They both walk pretty well on a leash and Are both HW negative. 51lbs; 3/2; catahoula; hw-; 6 yrs old. Lightening (6 yrs old, hw-, catahoula mix; 55lbs). Abandoned by friend.
AAROCK (black male)- Arock is not just another boring black bully. His foster mom thinks he has the best temperament among his siblings! With this breed, temperament is everything! He is calm, gentle, and serves as a comfort to his little sister Angel when they are crated together. ❤️ Arock loves attention, and will sit quietly at your feet and wait for it. He loves to be held and cuddled, despite the fact that he will be a big boy when he is fully grown. At his foster home, he was the first among his siblings to learn crate training and housebreaking, but these practices will need to continue when he gets to his forever home. He gently plays with the three small breed adult dogs at his foster home. He also plays politely with large dogs and his siblings. After playtime, he loves to be snuggled and nuzzle his muzzle into your neck. Arock wiggles his toes when he dreams in his sleep. 😃 Arock has medium energy level and will be a great addition for a family who values his breed. (Shhhh... His foster mom would love to keep him, but she needs room at her house to help other dogs from the shelter.) Arock's mother is a chocolate Lab/Am Staff blend. His dad is a black Am Staff mix. Posted 3/19; 20lbs; 12/5/22 DOB. Part of the A x 4 litter.
Arty was brought i today as a stray found on HWY 15. He is very sweet and cuddly. He did receive a bath today and has been soaking in all of the attention he could possible get!! He has been in a crate int he office all afternoon and you wouldn’t believe he was even there. He hasn’t made a sound. 3/6; 10lbs; 3 mos old; lab mix
Ashlyn was brought in as a stray. She is very sweet and gentle. Walks well on a leash. She is heart worm negative. lab mix; 3/13; HW+; 47lbs; 2 yrs old; lab mix; nubby tail
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Foster update Feb 16: Still available! Little AthaLee is wondering where her furever family is and if they’ll find her soon! She’s been in a foster home…her Foster Mom says “AthaLee is about 4 1/2 to 5 months old now. A very sweet puppy who loves to play with her foster brothers and her toys. She thinks the cats are pretty awesome, too. And then when it’s time to chill and cuddle on the sofa, we’ll, she’s down for that, too! A typical sweet pupper! 💕” AthaLee is a lab mix, 19lbs when found a month ago. 1/18 intake
Atticus- Teen- Sponsored for pull fees
Atticus was brought in with Jada and Hazelnut. He is sweet and will lay down when approached. Atticus is a typical pup, he got along well with other dogs in play groups. 7/1/22; stray; lab mix; 5 mos old; 32lbs
Atticus: He arrived as a stray in early July, aged at 5 months and 32 lbs, heart worm negative lab mix. Atticus is a typical pup, he got along well with other dogs in play groups. Never meeting a stranger, he greets other dogs politely. Atticus dials down his energy for calmer dogs, and plays politely with more playful dogs. Nice med size, beautiful coat, hoping someone will see how awesome he is!
Dec 1 Foster Update: Atticus is a very good boy. He gets along with the other dogs at my home. He crates with no problems (We are still working on "kennel" to get him to go into his kennel.) He is house trained as well.
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AXLE (chocolate male)- Axle lives in the shadow of his siblings. He displays a quiet confidence as he waits patiently for his foster mom's attention. He loves to be scooped up and cuddled and hugged. He is petite like his younger, smaller sister Angel, and he serves as a comfort and a mentor for her. Axle is polite and plays nicely with the other dogs and puppies at his foster home. He is learning house breaking and crate training. He has medium energy level, and after playtime, he looks forward to cuddles and a nap with his human. When he sleeps hard, he snores like an old man! 😃 Axle's mother is a chocolate lab/ American Staffordshire blend. Axel's father is a black American Staffordshire terrier. He would make a great addition to a family who values this breed. Posted 3/19; 20lbs; DOB: 12/5/22; Part of the A x 4 Litter
Bambi was brought in as a stray Darlington. He is very friendly and happy to see anyone. He did amazing for his intake and walks well on a leash. He likes toys!! Bambi is HW:Negative!!! GSD; 1/26; male; 68lbs; 1 yr old
March 5 Update: Bambi tested very well with Phoenix female and Lake male. Bambi was too much for Laken because Bambi just wants to romp and play. He is a young Shepherd mix who would be great in a family who loves and appreciates this breed and will give him quality exercise and play time.
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3/4- no intake sent out. male;
A foster family took her home for a few days and absolutely adored her, but she was a little too young for them. The family had so many good things to say about her...she rode great in the car, she went outside to do all her business, she ate great, she is comfortable and content in her crate training and she is following us everywhere. Blossom is 2-3 years old, 38lbs and filling out just a little, came from a home with other dogs and is heartworm negative. lab mix; 11/22; in a neglectful situation. TA
More about me Jan 10: Who will you call if you need a soft hug and wet nose kiss? If you answered BLOSSOM, then you have the right dog to get that job done. We could not have been more pleased to have pretty bully mix Blossom join us for some photo fun in the sun. She totally rocked it out in meeting every dog, beautifully welcoming them into her fun, loving and at times bouncy world. Blossom is at her best when she is surrounded by others ....albeit humans or other dogs. A very social, interactive girl, Blossom's desire was to be where the action and attention was being doled out. Sporting one of the softest coats in the county, Blossom enjoys playing fetch, exploring her surroundings and sharing her love and affection with others. She had some pent up playfulness when we first got her out, but with time, we got her a bit tired (which you can see in the videos). Even when she got pooped, still her desire was to stroll around and not sit on the sidelines. If you have a pack of dogs, we could totally see her thriving in that environment or even if you had just one dog, that too would do the trick for her. Blossom would adore kids but slightly older and more sturdy ones would be the ideal match for her only due to her size and energy level. Blossom is pleased you took the time to read up on her and sure hopes that you'll consider her for a pet opening in your home.
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Blue was surrendered to us by the family who adopted him from us last year. He is very sweet and goofy. He loves to play and did very well for his intake. He walks okay on a leash and is HW negative. 3/16; 1.5yrs old; shep mix; 65lbs. Note: Loves people and other dogs. Kids always seem to love him. Never meets a stranger. Housebroken and crate trained. Very handsome and friendly. Such a sweetheart.
Bojangles was brought in as a stray by Animal control. He is very sweet and friendly. He walks well on a leash and is HW positive. thin; bully mix; 1/12; 3 yrs old; 46lbs
More about me Jan 31: With a name like BOJANGLES, how can you NOT love this handsome hunk?? Arriving pretty thin and appearing to have been on his own for a while, boy has Bojangles come into his own under our care. To see him today, well most don't even recognize him as he has filled out and his personality is now on full display for all to enjoy and revel in. Bojangles is everyone's immediate best friend albeit human and or doggy. Bojangles clued us in pretty soon during photo/eval time that he wished to be part of the action and was not as happy just sitting on the sidelines watching everyone else play, interact and have fun! Bojangles tested well with both male and female dogs. At times, he might have tried to get fresh with some of the female dogs but was easily redirected. Bojangles is an affectionate, loving dog. He will soak up and absorb whatever attention and hugs/pets you can send his way. A medium energy, more confident doggy, one of our volunteers gave him an A on his report card for being such a great sport and wonderful addition to our play groups. She also described him as a "Good Dog." Can a pet ask for better words?? Please consider this handsome fellow for your next companion pet. Note: A volunteer commented that he looks a bit stiff in his pictures. Bojangles was a GREAT poser but his personality and feel is very happy- loosie goosie!
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Foster Update Dec 14: Boo is around 47 lbs now - at 6 months old or so. He’s very very active!!! He plays with Juju Bea very well - they play rough - running all over the yard tackling each other. My 2 small dogs don’t want anything to do with him (Truth be told, they ONLY like themselves! LOL)- they growl and he leaves them alone. Boo does a good job in reading them! He is not good with cats - he wants to chase them. We’ve tried working with him but have not been able to break this - I would not trust him with cats. He is a total melt in your lap lovebird. He just loves people - he is a leaner … will lean into you to be loved. He is learning to sit - he comes very easily and he fetches like a pro. He is outside is a big fenced in yard with Juju every day - comes in at night with us. Is crated at night inside. He needs a very active home - he will destroy things if bored. Still very much a big goof of a puppy. He was starved when I picked him up - I feed him separately as he does not like other dogs being around his food. The folks that had him a couple days said he was ‘toy and food’ aggressive with their dogs - I have not seen that he guards or does not share toys here. He will growl if other dogs approach his food. If we did not have to keep Juju because she is a hot mess and not suitable for rescue or adoption…. He would have been a keeper for sure. Note: Part of the Fall Litter- Pumpkin (TA) and Autumn (safe). strays; 9/3; 4 mos old lab mix. Extra note: His personality and essence is great for slightly older/more sturdy kids. He would love to have a child to care for so long as they understand and can respect his food insecurity issues. In addition he has done well at off site events, beautifully meeting the public and male and female dogs.
Xmas 2022 Update: Boo was great with all our Christmas visitors! He never met a stranger he didn’t fall in immediate love with. He got a big toy from Santa. (That’s our little tripod Casper in one of the pics with him)
Bowie was brought in as a stray by a community member. He is very sweet and gentle. He walks well on a leash and is HW positive. bully mix; 51lbs; 2/27; 4 yrs old
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Brandi was brought in as a DCSO seizure. She is very sweet and loving. She walks well on a leash and is HW positive. 3 yrs old; 1/31; 41lbs (thin); bully mix
Brody was returned after being adopted at a church event in '21. Reason: "He is bigger than we thought he would get". He left as a puppy and returned as a HW positive adult. Brody is really sweet and is a happy boy. He has been good with everything. All of the dogs and cats he crossed paths with. bully mix; 1.5 yrs old; 1/30; 55lbs
Feb 19 update: Handsome and huggable… and lots to hug! Brody is like a big teddy bear, loves every person and every dog he meets. He actually sticks his front leg through the fence to meet other dogs, and luckily they have all liked the gesture so far. He met another male dog and they instantly hit it off. They were kissing each other through the fence before they got to meet, and then they ran and played together and were instant friends. Brody, with his sweet puppy personality, loves to give kisses and hugs to his people, and walks nicely on his leash beside them. He would do well with any kind of family. He had a family, but they brought him back because they said he got too big. Well he has finished growing now. He is keeping his chin up, though, and is patiently waiting for that special meet and greet… when their eyes lock, and his new family knows he is the perfect boy for them. Come meet this sweet teddy bear!
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Brutus was one of 3 taken by the SD! Their owner surrendered them to us. He did well for his intake other than being all over the place. He lived outside chained up. 53lbs; shep mix; 1.5yrs old; HW+; 1/31
More about me March 15: If Shepard mix BRUTUS could speak he might say, "Please be patient with me and understand that I've lived on a tie out. Now that I have a new found freedom to run and go and do and hug and kiss on humans as I wish, well I'm making up for lots of lost time so if I am over eager to love on you and/or your doggy, it's all in good faith." Happy faced Brutus was so excited when it was his turn for pictures. "You want pictures of me? You want me to stay still when the alternative is to give my new human friend lots of kisses and deep, draping lap time?" And so it goes with our bouncy little friend. He is an intense hugger and kisser and just making up for lost time. He is full of love and life, endless tap dances and a desire to be part of the group/action. Can you blame the guy though? Brutus met several dogs (both male and female) and he truly wants and wishes to engage with them. He's so excited though at the prospect of meeting dogs that they tend to shy a bit away from him as he is very forthcoming and persistent in pursuing playtime and having fun time. Uber eager to meet anyone who will engage with him, we can't wait to see the even more incredible pet that will emerge once Brutus understands that his solitary, boring life has now come to a complete and sudden end and that he can relax a bit and take things more in stride. Might YOU be the one to fulfill simple bucket lists for our handsome friend and show him his best life?
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Callum was brought in by Hartsville Fire Department as a surrender. He is sweet but skeptical of new people. He walks very well on a leash and is HW negative. 3/3; 59lbs; 1 yr old; bully mix;
Carmella- Sponsored for pull fees
2/24/22; 49lbs; 4 yrs old; lab mix. This sweet lady was brought in as a stray. She is sweet and friendly. She got along with Apollo in the office fine. She did excellent during intake and walked fairly well on the leash. She is HW:Negative!!! TA
Update April 2: She was very happy to be out in the sun and grass. She met other dogs fine. She was more interested in having some people time.
More about me April 19: It's funner to have CARMELLA by your side. No doubt, this friendly, caramel colored/coated girl is a smile maker and makes sure that you're treated like her Queen Bee. Carmella enjoyed her photo fun in the sun as she explored around making sure to get her big, blocky head in as many human laps as possible. She did a nice job in meeting both male and female dogs, but as a more confident lady, seemed to prefer dogs who were more chill and understood her desire to simply hang out with her and not challenge her in any way. Carmella has had at least one litter (if not more) and in her prior life, someone has clearly taken the time to love and nurture her to be the devoted, affectionate dog that she is today. If having a sturdy, solid, steady kisser and hugger of a dog sounds like your new best friend, we urge you to please ask about pretty lady Carmella today.
Foster update Dec 4: She is pretty much crate trained, she does very well in a crate and generally she goes straight in it but sometimes she'll play a little before wanting to go in. Energy level is higher to moderate, LOVES to play. She doesn't bark very often at all except when she gets very excited while playing or when i get home and she's telling me to hurry up and get out the car. I know she does well with other ones in homes from her previous foster. And yes very curious with cats. She loves playing outside.
Foster update March 23: She is crate trained and housebroken. She loves to play outside. She enjoys her toys. She doesn't bark very often at all except when she gets excited while playing or when her foster arrives home from work. She is good on leash. She rides good in the car. No cats please; she's too curious about them. While her current foster home has no other pets, Carmella does like other dogs. Laid-back dogs with spurts of playful energy that like to bask in the sun are Carmella's speed. Carmella loves attention and absolutely adores her humans. She will often choose to sit by her human to get belly rubs rather than running and playing with other dogs.
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Cash- Sponsored for pull fees
More about me Dec 30: Calm, Cool, Collected… such is Cash. This tall, thin boy walked very nicely on the leash, which was a great start, then proceeded to just wander around the exercise yard when let loose. Most dogs zoomie a little, happy to be out of their dog run. He hung out with the people. He was very gentle, no jumping or knocking into us. He just quietly followed his new friends around, and appreciated the head pets and ear scratches. After a little while he liked the idea of chasing the ball a bit, as he was bonding with his new person friend. He didn’t gallop after the ball, by any means, but he trotted after it and sometimes would bring it back, if he didn’t get distracted with a good sniff or a new doggie friend on the other side of the fence. He was introduced to a male, in which polite sniffs were exchanged.(He had already met females) They then wandered around, crossing paths here and there without any reactions. Cash seemed more interested in his people. I see him fitting very nicely on a sofa, with a hand on his head and his eyes gazing up at his new best friend. If you are looking for handsome, sweet and calm… then Cash is your dog. Located in Darlington SC. Note: stray; bully mix; 9/23; 65lbs; 2 yrs old; hw-
More about me Jan 5: The MOST handsome dog ever, is here! His name is CASH! Oh my gosh, it's unbelievable to think that no one has brought home this stunning, elegant and leggy boy! Cash has what I call endless legs and amazing, soft soulful eyes. Arriving as a stray way back in September, somehow Cash has been able to stay the course and not go nuts just sitting in his kennel for week after week. True testimony to the grit and resilience of this amazing dog, perhaps now is the time for him to shine?? Cash is patient, extremely calm and polite and he is in no rush. Quietly going about his business, he softly sniffs and checks out other dogs (both male and female) and then mozeys on his way. Cash was fantastic in meeting a bouncy pup, friendly female hound and even a mid sized male who was a bit dominant and erring on challenging him. Cash is not going to clean your face nor give you big bear hugs, but certainly he is game for being your constant companion, content to relax and enjoy space with you. Cash is a quiet, proud, magnificent being. Please won't you take the time to experience him first hand? His body clearly shows the wear and tear of the harsh kennel life (he's thin and looks a bit bedraggled and tired). He can't stay strong forever and really needs his new human to guide him to another, better life ASAP.
Update Jan 10: We are smitten with our uber handsome fellow CASH and we know you will be as well! This very patient guy has been with us OVER 3 months now and he still contends (and we concur) that his perfect person is just a click away. Today was a great day for Cash. We got him out for some photos and time in the sun and he really did a wonderful job. He's done fine in meeting other dogs...he could really take 'em or leave 'em...but what trips his trigger is finding the right human to play with him! Can you not see the joy in both of these faces in these pics?? Volunteer Raven started some soft play wrestling and belly rubs with him and we saw him smile for the first time! He started dancing and letting loose. Talk about heartwarming. Cash has a very tall stance but he's very polite, calm and chill...a bit of a gentle giant. He's looking a bit worse for the wear after spending so many nights in the kennel but it can all be turned around by YOU taking him home and getting him on a soft bed, out of the cold and offering him good, home cooked meals! LOL. Please say "YES," I'd like to meet Cash today. You'll be glad you did.
Foster update Jan 25: He is fantastic! He is quiet, well behaved, does not mind if we pet him while eating or drinking water. We go to bed around 11 pm and he gets in his crate & sleeps all night. We get up between 7 & 8 am. He waits patiently in his crate to let him out. We just got him a memory foam bed that fits in his crate to sleep on & will lay it on the floor if he wants. We have spoiled him & let him lay on the sofa! He plays in our fenced in yard & has met the 3 dogs behind us & 2 next to us. Our dog is 25 # terrier. She is the boss! Cash does great with her. She has warmed up to him but keeps her eye on him. He played ball with my husband in the yard. He seemed to really Iiked that! He is really smart & understands what we say to him. Oh, he has not misbehaved, not had any potty accidents or messed up anything.
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Caspian was brought in by animal control. He is very sweet and playful. He walks well on a leash and is HW positive. 3 yrs old; no breed; 1/26; 62lbs
More about me Feb 14: If a dog could get along by good looks alone, no doubt CASPIAN could! This guy just has to be the most handsome dog in the county! He's a big guy at over 60lbs and he's got some umph in his tail that steadily goes wag, wag. Aged at 3yrs, Caspian still has a fun, playful feel to him and he loves being in the thick of things and being a part of the group. As we were testing other dogs, he made it clear that he too wished to be part of the action and we were happy to oblige him. Caspian tested well with both male and female dogs. He's a bigger guy so even when he is bowing down in play mode, still he has a larger presence which might be intimidating to other smaller dogs/less confident dogs but he totally comes in peace and just wants to play and have fun. He was a little jumpy on us (in a very playful, well meaning way) but after sitting in his kennel for almost 3 weeks now and not really doing much of anything, Caspian might say "Can you blame me for being a bit excited as I finally get out to stretch my legs and enjoy this pretty, sunny day?" Caspian seemed to enjoy his new doggy friends equally as he did his new human friends. It did not take long for Caspian to relax and chill with one of our volunteers. What a sight it was to see him resting his chunky head in the lap of his new found friend. If you are a big dog lover, Caspian would urge you to please check him as he could be ideal for you! Note: Caspian loves everyone and would enjoy kids as well but the kids would need to be more sturdy 'cause he would knock them down with his bulk as he loves on them!
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A/C; bully mix; no weight; 12/20/22 intake; Posted 3/16; Very thin at intake. no age
Early this morning this little pup was found in the shelter’s GMC van. We think someone came after hours and left her in the van. We don’t know how long she was there. She is so sweet and adorable. She was very hungry and we gave her some fluids because she was so dehydrated. chi mix; 2.6lbs; 3/22; 8wks old
Cleo as brought in as a stray from Center rd in Darlington. She did great for her intake and is very well mannered. She is VERY VERY light HW: positive. I am attaching a picture of the actual test because it’s so light. She walked well on the leash but got a little nervous with all of the barking outside all of a sudden. Otherwise she did great!!! sight issues; 1.5 yrs old; 2/21; 45lbs; hound
Update March 11: Are you looking for a sweet, snuggly, and absolutely silly best friend? You know the type, those that you love to be around, that make life fun and interesting, that keep you laughing. Well Cleo is that type! She is strikingly beautiful with her shiny, tri-color coat and graceful prance. She approached every volunteer happily and with sweet nuzzles. Upon meeting other dogs she would freeze a minute and decide if they were going to be polite or not. If they were too rough she would meander away. She picked two dogs today that she absolutely loved though; Luke and Mollie. She let herself be very silly, with a zoomie here and there and she would lie on top of Luke, a large lab mix, before going in circles around him. He had as much fun as she did. Mollie is a sweet smaller dog that needed a cheerleader, she was a little overwhelmed at the shelter. Cleo was that cheerleader, letting Mollie know that she was her buddy and it was all about playing and having fun, and some snuggles from her human friends. They ended up being new roommates in the kennel. You would never even know that Cleo had a little vision impairment. She was playing and running and meeting lots of friends. Love this girl!
More about me March 15: Who has the sweetest and softest personality in the county? If you answered CLEO, then you are correct! Cleo is just the best folks. This lady was awesome during her photo and evaluation session and she truly finds friends no matter where she goes and no matter who she sees. Silly, playful, very unflappable, loving, polite and did we mention cute as a button, Cleo would be perfect with just about any home environment. She would be terrific arounds kids and certainly other doggies. Just as pleasant natured and lovely as they come, if you don't like Cleo then you just don't like doggies! LOL. Similarly, if a doggy does not like Cleo then they just don't like other doggies. We had Cleo out for a full 3 hrs and she was the biggest social butterfly as we brought her doggy after doggy to meet. If an affectionate, well balanced love bug of a dog is your kind of new best friend, look no further than Cleo.
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Cletus was brought in by animal control as a stray. bully mix; 3-4 yrs old; 45lbs; 12/6; HW+
More about me March 15: "Oh the fun you'll have with me by your side," exclaims our happy footed, vibrant boy CLETUS. Cletus was super excited about leaving the confines of his kennel area and brought plenty of spunk, silliness and goofiness right up to our play yard area. Cletus is a guy on the go. He is coated with wiggle buttons just waiting for YOU to activate! Cletus is not one to leave on the sidelines and being in the thick of things brings him great joy. Cletus gleefully trots over as folks come calling on him and the same is true for doggies. Cletus is over rambunctious in meeting other dogs as he will try to climb on their back for example and is very much in their face. We don't think he means any ill will but it makes other dogs uncomfortable and they will shy away from him. Although he's a smaller framed, more compact being, stil he has some umph to him that will require a stronger, more sturdy person to manage. Cletus is truly the Life of the Party kind of guy and we're confident that once he can get regular exercise and attention and has just something to do besides sitting in a kennel 24/7, an amazing, very loving companion awaits his lucky family. Will you be the one to discover all the specialness that Cletus has to offer as a treasured pet?
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stray; hw-; stray; 12/15/22; 1 yr old; 47lbs. Briefly adopted but then returned. From prior person: He loves his person, stays glued to them. Had no problems with the female dog at recent sleepover. (Female dog wasn't ready to accept a new furbrother after recently losing her best pal.) He was a quick leaner on house training with bell on the door. Sweet, loving boy. Note: Coal was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is very sweet and playful. He walks well on a leash and is HW-.
Feb 19 Update: Can you say Rockstar? Those are the words that come to mind after meeting and watching this boy. When I first saw him I thought he looked intimidating, with his charcoal color and impressive stance, but nothing was further from the truth. He walked nicely on the leash upon exiting the kennel and loped around in the yard for a few minutes before going to greet the dogs through the other fences. He may or may not have kissed our big furry friend Brody through the fence… twice! So we knew they needed to play together. They met very politely and proceeded to wrestle and play, then roamed around together like long lost friends. These are two large intact males acting goofy and sweet. He was very cooperative in every way. He is sitting in his kennel, politely waiting for his family, so he can show them what a good boy he is.
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9/1 intake; Part of the C x Litter. DOB: July 2, 2022. Update from Feb 4, 2023: He's doing great in the house. Still working on potty training. Spends all night in the crate without making a sound. Rides calmly in the car. Loves all the dogs. A little timid still around new people but warms up fast. I think he's around 40 lbs? He's still pretty small. Loves water and playing fetch. Fast learner, eager to please. chi/terrier mix
Connall was brought in as a stray by animal control. His Name is Irish and means powerful wolf. He is only 6 weeks old and very sweet was happy to let me dress him up in something warm for his photoshoot. no breed; 6 wks old; 3/16; 3.4lbs; ta
Connor was brought in as a stray by animal control. Connor is an Irish name meaning lover of hounds, which i think is fitting since this pup looks part hound. He is very sweet and playful. He walks well on a leash and does not seem reactive to other dogs. We are getting overcrowded again, so he is in a crate in the intake building. 3/9; 4mos old; 22lbs; hound mix
Cornelius was brought in as a stray by a community member. He is very friendly and playful. He walks okay on a leash and is HW negative. hound; 2/14; 2 yrs old; 44lbs
March 5 Update: Cornelius was barking at other dogs through the fence, and we realized his behavior was talking because he wanted to play also! 😃He played extremely well with Blossom female and Andrew male. He switched playstyles from chase to romping. He needs a home with a very active family or another playmate dog to match his playstyle.
More about me March 14: "Let's run and play and have fun," explains our good friend CORNELIUS. Cornelius made us laugh out loud. If he had a middle name it would be "Fun" as that's just what he wants to do. When I first laid eyes on this handsome, young lad he was happily trotting around with a stuffed toy in his mouth. He was tossing it in the air and simply having a blast while egging on his human friend to please toss the toy again for him. A very friendly, affectionate, kissy guy, he is in your lap and kissing you on your first date. He did well in meeting other dogs and by far, his favorite new friend was Sonic, who shared with him a similar, goofy play style. Sonic was super fast in removing Cornelius's bandana and then the chase was on for Cornelius to retrieve his fashionable neckwear. Needless to say, he was not quite able to keep pace and snatch the item out of Sonic's mouth so he wound up empty handed at the end of the play date. Poor guy! A good natured, happy fellow though, he knows he really did not leave empty handed as his human friends made sure he got plenty of pets and body rubs as a consolation prize! We could easily see teens enjoying his playful, silly, goofy personality and he can't wait to show his new family what a complete pet package he can offer them.
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Cricket- Sponsored for pull fees- July Intake 2021
Cricket was brought in as a stray pickup from AC. Cricket is a very sweet girl, and loves affection. It is apparent that she has had a lot of puppies in her lifetime. She walks well on a leash, and did well during her intake. HW+; 3 yrs old; 44lbs; shep mix; 7/7/2021
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Foster Update Feb 27: It has been a joy to foster Cricket and watch her personality blossom when she was removed from the shelter environment. Foster care was the first Cricket was treated with love and kindness. She is a sweetheart and has touched my heart! Cricket needs to adjust to change on her own schedule. For example, when she came into foster care, she would sleep in the sun room (back of the house) then after a few days she slept in the kitchen (beside the sunroom), then to the living room where the doggie bed is located, then to the sofa, then she hit the jackpot and found Mom’s bed. She likes her soft toys, dental bones but her stuffed bones are the best! Looking out the front storm door watching people and their dogs go by is enjoyable for her. If it is a sunny day, she will fall asleep in the sun. Also, she likes to run around the back yard; so, a fenced in yard is a necessity. Going for walks are the best and normally walks by her foster Moms side. However, another dog can distract her but she is still learning.
Cricket has a gentle personality and is very smart and a quick learner. She knows basic commands such as: sit, come, stay, crate and let’s go pee. Many of the skills were learned while in foster care. She was afraid of the car and now quickly jumps in the car and rides well in the car. She was crate trained in a few days and enjoys her crate. In the morning she go to her crate and waits to be fed (with the tail a wagging). She enjoys her food and treats. Her foster care environment does not have other animals; however, she seems to like other dogs that are more laid back then the aggressive type of dogs. I think she would do well in a home with another dog or older kids to play with. She has energy that she needs to release. When at the vets, there was a cat running around the office that didn’t seem to bother her. She has some cute behaviors, such as holding up her one paw (usually the right) when she is about to get a treat. She has great flexibilty in her hips and sometimes will lay with all four legs stretched out.
When she seems to get anxious, she will carry my shoes or socks around the house. She does not chew them or destroy them, she just carries them around. When I go away and leave her alone (not crated), I will find my shoes/slippers some place in the house when I return. With time in foster care this behavior has become less and less. If you have it in your heart, Cricket is in need a family that will make her part of their family, and treat her with love and kindness. In turn, she will give you a life of love and loyalty.
Foster Update April 1: The staff at the doggy daycare said Cricket did amazing with every dog. Had a ball playing. Completely house trained, loves riding in the car, and walking on the leash.
Foster Update May 22: Cricket is a sweetheart and lovebug. She is a great dog that is very smart and knows basic commands. She loves to go to doggie daycare and play with other dogs her size. She will do best with an active family that has another dog she can play with. She would probably enjoy playing with older kids too. She may be too energetic for small kids. Cricket likes it outside whether it’s going for a walk, running in the back yard or just sunning herself in the backyard. A fenced in backyard is required. She rides well in the car and enjoys going for car rides. Cricket has a gentle personality and is a great dog. When she feels safe, her personality comes out. She needs to be introduced to other dogs slowly until she feels comfortable. However, this is improving with doggie daycare.
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Croc was brought in by animal control as a stray. He is a sweet boy and very friendly. Walks well on a leash. HW+; lab mix; 2-3 yrs old; 12/8; 40lbs
More about me March 15: It's hard to say who had the better time during evaluation and photo time the other day. Was it our handsome labby friend CROC or was it the volunteers who kept engaging with this happy, giggly guy always knowing they would have a swell time together? Croc has been with us for some time now, but yet, he perseveres and wakes up with his glass half full, eager eyes and a full heart ready to share with all. If Croc had a middle name it could be "Happy Days" as that is how he looks at each day. Croc had a blast running around with a stuffed toy monkey and while that was a huge source of joy for him, perhaps it was only eclipsed by a volunteer reciprocating a big hug and then scratching his belly while he wiggled on his back in the grass. Croc is not one to sit on the sidelines as he truly enjoys being part of the action. We had him on playdates with several dogs (male and female) and he was truly in his element running and engaging with his new found friends. He has a more rowdy playstyle so matching him with a similar play style will help keep him at his best and feeling fulfilled. Croc enjoys his humans equally as much as his doggy friends so he'll be looking forward to having both human and doggy time (it could be group play dates if he's in an only dog home) as he embarks on his new pet position. Come see why we enjoy having fun-loving Croc by our sides!
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It's taken a while but Dior finally let us do intake on her today (12/30). She's had some barrier issues. She immediately melted into my lap. She is just misunderstood and has some barrier reactivity. She was in the med room for about 45 minutes and was all tail wags and smiles. She loved everyone who came by on in the med room. I took her out today and she played with my daughter in the exercise area. She did great!!!! i surprised everyone when I got her out of the kennel. i broke the ice for her and today she is much better!!! She does get really excited on the leash and she is HW:Negative. She is NOT cat friendly but had no reaction to the dogs on the puppy side going in and out of the kennel. hw-; 12/15; 53lbs; no breed; 3 yrs old; o/s
More about me Jan 31: Simply stunning!!! DIOR is gorgeous folks! As in drop dead gorgeous. Dior is a solid, strapping gal with her head turning sleek grey and white coat. This social, silly, flirtatious girl is loaded with personality and she honestly made us all laugh out loud with her goofy antics during photo time. Dior is a curiosity of sorts as I will say she is a part rugby player, part pig and part cat! Why might you ask?? Well, Dior gets zoomies, just like cats. Without notice, she was having a pure blast running in short, sprinting circles like cats will do! Now the rugby line comes in part due to her more solid, sturdy and lower riding muscular frame and what happens when she has a ball in her mouth!! Dior LOVES her toys..either a ball or stuffie and as you can see in videos, she has the best time running around with toys in her mouth with another doggy (Coconut) in hot pursuit of her and her goodie! Dior held tight to her prize toy (as a rugby player would their ball) and invariably she would outrace her friend. If you listen to the videos, you will hear her grunting like a pig so that's the pig tie in! Described as the "Whole pet package" by one of our volunteers, Dior has the best personality and is very friendly and loving. When left in the play space alone, she had the saddest expression on her face and more slumped body language which was quickly remedied by coming in to say "hi" and or adding a doggy to the mix. We had her off leash with 2 male dogs and I just missed out on testing her with females. My bad. She did go nose to nose with females Lana and Candy through the fence and was happy to make their acquaintance. Dior would be perfectly suited in a home with slightly older kids (her personality is great for kids) and also doggies (def male and we can test for female). Please check out this Grand Dame today...you'll be mighty glad you did!
More about me March 15: I'm a self entertaining, fun, fun girl! During my most recent photo outing, I could hear the volunteers laughing at me as I ran around carrying my leash in my mouth and then changed up things so I had a more respectful rope toy in my mouth. Not sure if they saw how I grabbed and completely unrolled one of the poop bags rolls poking out of the dispenser but that too was my fine work! LOL. I'm a girl on the go and had the best time stretching my legs and then giving my human friends plenty of deep hugs and kisses. I have some pent of energy having been in my kennel for what seems like eons now so please pardon my eagerness to be your best friend and indulge you with my robust love style. My name is DIOR and gosh, I'd sure love for you to ask for wonderful, glorious me!
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Dixie came in as an individual surrender. She is heart worm negative and 1 1/2 years old. She is very sweet and content. Walks great on a leash and hasn’t shown signs of disliking other dogs or cats while a walk through the yard. lab; hw-; 3/13; 44lbs; 1.5 yrs old. Note: Dixie was found as a stray. Her finder in the community says she is smart, friendly, and very social. She loves to play and is the perfect age to integrate into your home as part of your family. She is learning crate training and housebreaking skills.
Domino came in as a stray through animal control, he does good on a leash. He is heartworm positive and is such a sweetheart. 2/13; stray; bully mix; 3-5 yrs old; 60lbs
More about me March 14: What a great hugger. What a great lover. Did we mention he is also a silly, goofy, skilled fetcher? If you guessed we were talking about chunky, labby mix DOMINO, then you are correct. Domino just did not stop smiling and wagging his tail during photo evaluation time. This guy is super social, interactive and loves being in the thick of things. He did a great job in meeting male and female dogs. We enjoyed seeing him off leash with a good variety of other doggies and it appeared as though his heart with full in running, playing and romping with his new found friends. Adding a human that he could smooch and give a quick hug to nicely rounded out his play dates. Very kissy, a fan of belly rubs and tossed toys, Domino made us laugh and smile and we could count on him to make us feel like his #1 best friend. Really awesome, slightly goofy and always a very giving pet!
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Doodle- Sponsored for HW treatment- safe
stray; 10/12/22; HW+; 6-7 yrs old; 49lbs; Lab mix. Doodle was brought in by Darlington City as a stray with 3 other dogs. He is friendly. He seems very sad when Astrid is away from him. My guess is they have been together for a while.
Vol update Jan 3: Michael really loved Doodle today. He was quiet while Michael was cleaning the intake building. He walked well on a leash. Took treats really well. He was curious about the stray cats, but didn’t pull me. He’s didn’t mind other dogs around him either.
More about me Jan 10: Handsome, old soul looking for belly rubs, human hugs and perhaps a girlfriend, or two! Sounds like the life for a middle aged lab, don't you think?? DOODLE is the doggy we're talking about and it's super easy to find a friend in him when he's softly leaning into you and gazing into your eyes. Doodle is a pretty calm, chill and polite guy. He slowly moseys around sniffing at the grass and looking for a sunny spot to stretch out and relax. He could not have been more content than having his legs pointed upwards to the sky while we scratched his chest and belly. Doodle did a good job during evals esp with the female doggies. We had him off leash with Mya, a more sporty/spry, bouncy girl and the two of them really hit it off. He was moving with a bit more haste than when left to his own devices. LOl. Likewise he was great meeting a shy/submissive female and also shy/submissive male. More dominant males were not much to his liking and presented him with a bit of a challenge. He might tell us that surely there are homes out there where the women doggies need the soft, nurturing presence of a nicer older gentleman doggy. We enjoyed getting to know Doodle and he's sure happy you stopped by to learn a bit more about him. He's a lovely, doting, friendly, appealing guy just waiting to head on home.
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Drake came in was surrendered by a young woman who saw someone drop him off on the side of the road. He is such a sweet puppy. no breed; 7lbs; 8 wks old; 3/13; male
Her leg is almost completely healed. HW-; She loves everyone-cats,dogs and especially people. posted 1/1/23. no intake info
Dottie- Sponsored for pull fees- March 2021 Intake
Stray; HW+; 3/12/21; 55lbs; bully mix; 5 yrs old. Arrived pregnant. Sadly, all of her pups died shortly after birth.
Volunteer Update July 24: VOTED staff/volunteer FAVORITE! 💖 "I know I keep saying this about Dottie, but what a perfect girll. She is one of the sweetest and most gentle dogs I have ever met. She adopted another dog's puppies as her own and was an awesome mom to them. I have nothing but good to say about her. She is wonderful and so grateful for a bit of love! She is the BEST! Somebody has to be waiting on her! How is she not adopted yet?! She is one of my favorite dogs to take on a walk and give treats! Miss Dottie is all smiles and kisses! LOVE! Dottie has been with us since March when she arrived very pregnant. Sadly, she lost her pups, but she accepted another litter as her own and raised 5 beautiful babies. Her days of mothering are done and she is ready to be YOUR spoiled little lady. You cannot ask for a better companion than Ms. Dottie. She is around 55lbs, 5 years old and heartworm positive. Let's get her out of here, please!"
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