Pets in Need (a-e)

A x 3 - Pups- safe

Ax3 came in as individual surrender, they are all sweet and enjoyed the photo shoot. 12 wks old; 8-12lbs each.  all female; lab mixes; 4/1. New Pics May 22.





Adaline came in through Animal Control as a stray, she did great for her intake. Adaline walked well on a leash and is heartworm positive. hound; 57lbs; 3 yrs old; 5/10

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Alfred Von Wigglebottoms was brought in as a stray from Coggeshell Rd.  He is a little underweight. And Hw:Positive. He does need a little time to warm up but he does fine afterwards.  hound; 62lbs; no age; 5/9


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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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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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


54lbs; lab mix; 10/22/22;  1-2 yrs old;  Birthed pups 12/2/22. Posted 4/27/23. Came in with Brock.

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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.

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Ashlyn was brought in as a stray. She is very sweet and gentle. Walks well on a leash.  lab mix; 3/13; HW+; 47lbs; 2 yrs old; lab mix; nubby tail

3/19 Update- Are you looking for a busy, bouncy, run around all day long, type of a dog? Well don’t look here… Ashlyn is a polite, stroll around the park and watch the birds, type of a dog. No need to rush on such a sunny day.  And maybe when you get home you can watch a show or take a sunbath and talk about what a pretty girl she is. She can sit and gaze into your eyes while you do it. Ashlyn also has a short tail so you don’t need to worry about her knocking things off the table when she wags her tail… and she loves to wag her tail when she is around people and doggy friends.  This sweet girl met other male and female dogs very nicely, and then found herself moseying back to her people to get a few more pets and scratches. I hated to take Ashlyn back to her dog run. She was so appreciative of her time out in the exercise yard and  what a polite leash walker she was! This gentle girl is looking to share some snuggles and enjoyable walks with her very own family. Won’t you ask to meet Ashlyn today? 

More about me April 10: "When we meet, you can count on me to immediately roll onto my back, stick my legs in the air and then encourage you to please rub my belly," explains our super delightful labby mix ASHLYN.   Ashlyn is a great mid-sized girl who totally rocked it out during photo/eval time.  Ashlyn makes it super easy and appealing to reach for her as she is polite, softly wiggly, easy to handle and she really loves everyone.  She has great curb appeal with her chocolate brown coat, encouraging smile and swiveling hips.  Ashlyn almost does not need an introduction to other dogs as her energy/disposition is mild and gentle natured and the doggies see a fast friend when she comes on over.   Affectionate, snuggly and very sweet,  we had Ashlyn out for a couple of hours and she did a great job in meeting a variety of dogs.   We could count on her for some good TLC and then she was off to meet the new doggy entering our play space.   Ashlyn would be in her element caring for kids and having a home with other dogs would surely keep her nub of a tail moving even more steadily and constantly!  Only a couple yrs old,  it's clear Ashlyn has been guided to some great pet skills and no doubt, the family that brings her on home will feel like they hit the pet jackpot.  Do the right thing today by checking out Ashlyn. 

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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- 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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B x 4 -Pups

Barbara's pups (Community dog).  4/23. no breed.  4-6lbs each. 8 wks old. New pics from May 23.


Blaze- safe

Brave- safe

Brody- safe


Babs was brought to us as a stray from Leavenworth rd in Darlington. She is very gentle and has a sweet soul. She did excellent for her intake and is hw:Negative. Babs seems to get along with everyone. She would make a great couch potato..  boxer mix; 4-5 yrs old; 46lbs; 5/4


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.

More about me March 28: You'll be hard pressed to find a human OR doggy who does not love BAMBI!  This stunning Shepard mix has the nicest disposition and he's a true friend to all.  We had him out for photos and play time for a couple of hours and he had the best time.  Excellent at meeting other dogs, it was super easy to have him off leash with a mish mash of dogs and watching him run, romp and play with them was great fun.  He does some bow down playing and also "tag you're it" so if you like sitting and watching a fun doggy show going on,  Bambi can take that lead role in your home.   Abe (beagle mix) and Mia (hound mix) were his constant companions for a while and imagine how gratifying it was to see these pets all stretched out in the sun sated from a good hearted play date.  Bambi would be ideally suited to care for slightly older kids and if your home has a bit of activity to it Bambi might give you extra bonus points.   An easy to manage, super pleasant, loving doggy,  we can't wait to see the lucky family that welcomes this wonderful doggy into their home.

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From foster: Beatrice, aka Bebe, had some tough first years of her life. She was all on her own and came into the shelter as a stray. When she came in she was malnourished, fur less, limping and obviously she’d had several litters of puppies. At the shelter she was withdrawn and scared. In foster care she has blossomed living the best months of her life. With her foster mom she’s always wanting attention and love. When she stops getting love she’ll give gentle paw taps on your hand for more. She’ll wag her tail just by saying her name. It took a few weeks for her to trust her foster mom. She’s still shy to strangers but warms up faster now and with just a little patience at the start she will be a wonderful companion. She is laid back and easy going and gets along fine with the other dogs. Having a fur buddy in her forever home would be a bonus. She is housebroken and crate trained. She is around 5 years old and 30lbs. She has been heartworm treated already.  Posted 3/29; 

Belle- Teen

Roommate left pup behind at end of school year in college.  6 mos old; lab mix; 48lbs; 4/24; HW-

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Biggie Smalls was brought in as s stray. walks well on a leash and is very friendly. He did amazing for his intake. He is HW:Positive. It is very light so it is is hard to see on the copy.  bully mix; 5/13; 2-3yrs old; 53lbs


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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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

3/19 Bowie Update-”It’s so nice to meet you, let’s be best friends!” If he could only talk... But wait, he doesn’t need to, you can see it in his eyes and in his kisses.  He loves to meet people, and he may try to sneak a kiss if you let him. Cute little Bowie (well he’s around 51 lbs) is an instant hit with the people, and the other dogs.  He knows how to work a crowd.  The other dogs want to play with him right away due to his friendly demeanor, and he likes to hop around with them.  That’s how he plays. It is enjoyable to watch him have such a good time. His leash walking skills are very impressive, along with being quite photogenic, with his sweet pleading eyes.  He’s just looking for a good buddy to spend some happy times with.  Who out there needs a good buddy like Bowie?

More about me April 10: Can't you just see BOWIE our snuggly, white jacketed love bug in your lap and making you feel like his #1 friend?   BOWIE is cute, cute, cute and yes, even though he's a bigger, more solid boy, he would agree "cute" is a great way to describe him.   Did you see his little square muzzle and freckled ears for example?  Very friendly, affectionate and graced with a big personality,  Bowie is playful and in the hunt for a good time. Eager to leave the confines of his noisy, unfulfilling kennel,  Bowie happily trotted around his play space making the most of our pretty, sunny day.  Bowie did well in meeting other dogs however he errs on the more dominant side so a more passive/chill dog might better suit his pet style.  Once he met the dogs,  he quickly lost interest in them and promptly gravitated to find a human lap to drape himself in and a human face to clean.   Bowie is a great dog that made us all laugh out loud as he shared his goofy, silly sides to us all.  Check out our chunky monkey today. You'll be glad you did. 

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Brandy- RIP

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

More about me April 11: "BRANDY, you're a fine girl.  What a great pet you will be," hummed one of our volunteers during photo/eval time.   In the market for a sweet, fuller figured, loving girl to call your own?  If so,  you're in luck and Brandy could be just the one for you!  Our pretty lady arrived as part of a cruelty case looking super, super thin.  Today, she has curves and more curves and also a grand smile on her face.  She's overcome a lot and is now ready to make you smile.  Very friendly and welcoming,  we enjoyed hugging and loving on our new friend.   We tried to find a doggy love match for our pretty lady but we struck out.  She is ok walking with male and female dogs however she was very sensitive in her rear area so sniffing in that area made her uncomfortable.  It's possible she may have been in heat which would have complicated things for her.  In any event,  surely her big personality and doting side would more than cover your pet need.  We will continue to get Brandy out to see if there is a doggy love match in the cards for her, but in the meantime, if you are looking for a single pet in your home,  check out our good friend Brandy.  "She's a fine girl! 

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Arrived with broken leg. Splint care provided at Bridge. Leg about 85% calcified. He likes to help staff 😊 at Bridge (see him "helping" at the sink🙂). He is a young fella at about 7 months old that helps at each task for about 10 seconds so Kathy isn't hiring him at Bridge but says he's a very sweet boy nonetheless. 5/1; 35lbs; hw-; hound.  Posted May 25. 


Bully mix; 10/22/22; 54lbs; Came in with Anita; 1-2 yrs old; HW-.  Posted April 27, 2023.


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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Bubbles- Birthed 10 pups! May 1

Bubbles was brought in as a stray by animal control. She is very sweet and submissive. She walks well on a leash and is HW negative. terrier mix; 1-2 yrs old; 36lbs; 4/13

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Cali & Buddy Pups

I picked up these 7 puppies from a community member in Hartsville.  Ready for adoption/rescue May 30. In foster.  Posted May 18

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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; 

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Camille came in from Animal Control, her pick up was requested by DPD. She is very sweet. She has a mass on her chest (Vet rec to monitor) and hair loss on top of her ears. She is heartworm positive, walks well on a leash.  husky;  45lbs; 5 yrs old; 5/11. Came in with Mink.

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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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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. TA

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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Charleston came in as a stray, he was surrendered by a community member. Charleston is very sweet and shy.  lab; 4/15; male; 5 mos old; 20lbs. stray hold til 4/19

Foster Update May 23: He's great! His foster family loves everything about him. The pic where he looks a little silly in the car is the ride to school where he's excited to pick up his little foster hero. Great in the home, great with kids, great with other animals, great car rider, gives great kisses. 

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Charles- Pup

Charles was acquired from someone who was giving him away on Facebook because he was not handling being around their small children well. He is very sweet and submissive and likes to be held.  JRT mix; 13lbs; 12 wks old; 4/21

Foster Update May 14: Charles is a love bug. He loves to be next to a person. He gets along great with my 2 big dogs and my 3 cats. He and the kitten play so well together. He doesn't love the crate but settles down quickly in it. No signs of food aggression at all. He loves to chase a ball. He loves toys but doesn't destroy them. He is doing great with potty training. I work long hours and he uses potty pads really well. He can be playing so hard and if you pick him up and put him in your lap he settles right down and goes to sleep. It's the sweetest thing! If you tell him NO! he goes and sits down and looks at you. I wish my dogs did that🤣 


Charlie was brought in as a stray that a community member let stay at his home hoping someone would be missing him. He is from Sandy Pointe Lane. Charlie is Hw: Positive. He walks well on a leash, knows sit and is very very well mannered.  4/8; 85lbs; HW+; 3 yrs old; shepard mix

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More about me March 28: Why yes, I'd LOVE to have a second helping of handsome hunk CHASE!  Chase is just the best folks and when you meet him,  you'll quickly understand why.   During play time and eval time,  every time I turned around,  I saw a volunteer with Chase.  No one could resist this charming guy who just wanted to softly drape himself in your lap and really just anywhere on you. He was that roll of Charmin toilet paper that you just want to squeeze and hug!!  LOL.  Outside of his charming, loving, doting side,  Chase was "all in" for a game of fetch with the open lattice, soft gummy football thingy.  He was quick on his feet to go get it and then also bring it right back to you.  His talents also extend with other dogs.  He really enjoys them and will seek them out.  He is a bit "humpy" with everyone for now (he's not yet been fixed) but otherwise he's great with them and seems sated to be near them.  If Chase is not draped in your lap,  he's up for some soft wrestling and play time with his human so don't think that activity is limited to other dogs alone!    Chase arrived as a very, very thin and depleted stray.  He's finally at a good weight and in good health now and ready to give back.  Will you be the one to give this guy who is loaded with personality the loving, fulfilling pet position he so desires?  He sure hopes so! A/C; bully mix; no weight;  12/20/22 intake;  Posted 3/16;  Very thin at intake. no age; HW+; about 45-50lbs 4/30

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This sweet girl was brought in by Hartsville Fire department as a surrender. She is so sweet and submissive. An absolute angel. She walks well on a leash and is HW positive. lab; 4/24; 1-2 yrs old; 40lbs


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.  Med Update April 12: Findings from Animal Eye Clinic, Matthews, NC 4/12/23- Incipient Cataracts

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- $200 pledge for HW money- HelpMe

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?

Foster Update May 28- Ah, now see what how time away from the shelter can impace our friend??  From this foster: Looking for a traveling companion? A co-pilot? An adventuring parter? Or maybe you prefer a couch potato. Someone who just wants to hang out on the couch and watch TV with you. Well I happen to know the TOTAL PACKAGE! We already knew Cletus was an EXPERT couch snuggler, but when I needed to run a few errands today, I decided to see how he would do riding around town with me. As with most things, he's a PRO! Content to sit beside me and listen to the radio; we picked up groceries, stopped at the gas station, and even went to Tractor Supply Co. for a few toys and treats 

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Cole- Teen

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

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Crackers was brought in by AC from Hartsville not too far from where Hope was found.. I’m certain they are siblings. Their personalities are very similar. He is HW:Negtive! lab mix; 1 yr old; 5/5; 37lbs

Daffodil- safe

Daffodil was brought in through animal control, her pick up was requested by HPD, she is very energetic and sweet. She is heartworm positive. She walks well on a leash. lab mix; HW+; 1 yr old; 31lbs; 5/15. Came in with Pup Obsidian


Damian was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is really sweet and playful. He walks well on a leash but does not like cats. He is HW positive. It is very light and you cannot see it on the scan but it is Positive. He has the cutest underbite. lab mix; 2 yrs old; 36lbs; 4/20; 

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Dash- Pup

Dash was brought on as an owner surrender.  Pets not allowed where he lives. He is very sweet. He is energetic and did amazing for his intake. He is hw:Negative. He has an underbite also.   6 mos old; boxer mix; 33lbs; HW-; 5/9


Denver was brought in as a stray from Society Hill. He did great for his intake. He seems to be house trained! He walks pretty well on a leash but got a little scared with all of the dogs barking as we came out of the intake building. He is HW:Negative. My personal opinion: He will get along with anyone. He is a happy boy who just wants to play!  lab/shep mix; 51lbs; 3/22; 1 yr old

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Deputy Dawg- Teen

Deputy Dawg got his name from the star shaped white patch on his neck. He does not walk on a leash. He could rally use a foster. We tried bringing him in the office for exposure and socializing.. That was a BIG no for him. h wouldn’t eat anything for 3 days. We moved him back outside in a crate and he started eating. He looks really sad. He is around 8 months old and HW:Negative!!!  5/11; lab mix; no weight; stray 

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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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Donald was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is HW negative. no age; bully mix; 4/20; 48lbs

E x 4- Pups- RIP

Sweet and shy.  Strays; 4 mos old; 9-16lbs each; lab mix; 5/25





Edison- safe

Edison arrived to s from Coggeshell Rd in Darlington. He has some major hair loss and got his first medicated bath last week. He is very happy. I do believe he may be deaf or have little hearing. He doesn’t respond well to noises.  hound mix; 2 yrs old; 49lbs; 5/9; no HW

Edwin- safe

Edwin came in as a individual surrender as a stray. He was found wondering a Hartsville residents home for about 2 weeks, unable to keep. He is very sweet and had plenty of treats while doing his intake. He is heartworm:  Negative.  lab mix; 33lbs; 4/29; 2 yrs old. Note: Edwin made fast friends w/lg resident doggy! See pic.

Foster Update May 23: He is a sweet boy who loves attention. His favorite place is in my lap or sitting right beside me. He gets along great with my furgirls and loves to play with the younger ones. Very food motivated and learned quickly to go to his crate for a treat or his dinner. He stays in his crate at night and when I am at work and has not had any accidents in the crate. 

Elmer- Pup

Elmer came in as a stray by animal control with his sister Estelle. He is sweet. He walks well on a leash and is HW negative. lab mix; 40lbs; 3/23; 6 mos old

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Elsie Mom and E x 3 Pups- safe

Elsie had been seen for a few weeks running around the trash dump on old Ruby rd and Ruby Rd in Hartsville. Elsie is HW:Negative. She seems to be crate trained.  Pups 8wks old;  5-6lbs each; Lab mix; 5/4; Mom- 34lbs; 3 yrs old. Pups safe 5/24.  Mom still in need.


Easton- safe

Egypt- safe



Her leg is almost completely healed. HW-;  She loves everyone-cats,dogs and especially people. posted 1/1/23.  no intake info

April 19 Update: Tripawd Ember is ready for a family. She's doing great in foster. She's housebroken, crate trained and good with cats and dogs. She loves to play.  She's a sweet, beautiful labby girl that can easily manage a home with both furry friends and kids to play with. 

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Estelle- Pup

Estelle was brought in as a stray by animal control with her brother Elmer. She is very sweet and playful. She was on her best behavior during her intake. She Walks well on a leash and is HW negative. 6 mos old; lab mix; 41 lbs; 3/23

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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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