Pets in Need (f-m)


Fargo was as owner surrender. he was adopted from us some time ago. he gets out and wanders away. He is sweet and playful and walks well on a leash.. lab; 1.5yrs old; 1/11; 49lbs; ok with other dogs and kids per owner.

Farrah- sponsored for pull fees; treated for HW treatment- July 2022 Intake

Farrah is a very sweet girl. She walks well on a leash, and did well during her intake. bully mix; 7/21/22; 52lbs; 3 yrs old; Treated for hw's. Ready for a home!

Update August 31: Do redheads have more fun? Just ask our pretty lady Farrah! Farrah is a super fun, happy girl always on the hunt for a good time. Solid and strapping at 52lbs, she along with her best friends (1 male and 2 female dogs) were seized by the sheriff due to concerns for their overall care. Luckily for Farrah, her only health concern is testing positive for heartworms and is at a good, appropriate weight- which was not the case for all of her friends. We enjoyed Farrah's upbeat personality and her desire to catch that next slice of adventure just right around the corner! Farrah is a very sweet, snuggly, affectionate lady who is generous with her kisses, hip swivels and her playful antics. She did well in testing with other dogs, both male and female. She is confident and eager to meet other dogs and happily trots over to say "hi" with a full, wagging tail and grin on her face. Farrah keeps the good times rolling right along and would be nicely suited in a more active home where she can get out and stretch her legs. Don't forget to have a nice soft spot where she can rest her pretty head and sleek, toned body!

Foster Update Feb 10: ”Farrah is my foster. She has been with me since November. One of our angels saw that Farrah was getting passed over, so they paid for her heartworm treatment. Yep! Just to help our friend. Today Farrah is a happy, friendly girl who is eager to make her person or people happy. She is a quick study and already knows sit. 🙂 She is ready for a family of her own.”

May 6 Update: Farrah was out to help Brandon and to show her awesomeness. Farrah is a friendly girl and in her foster home is friends with a variety of dogs, from a senior golden retriever, to teen pup as well as a couple of small breed dogs. Farrah met Scooby and Stellar.

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Ferguson - Teen -safe

Meet Ferguson! Ferguson is a 6 month old, male lab/hound mix pup available for rescue or adoption. Ferguson arrived with 9 siblings and has been in foster since arriving in July. He gets along great with other dogs. Part of the F x 6 litter. 11/15 update;

All about Ferguson from his foster Mom (Nov Update)🐾🐾 Ferguson and Fiona are 6 months old now and are lab/hound mix pups. They both are up to date on all of their shots and have been altered. They are both sweet babies and are working on their skills in leash walking and basic commands. They play well together and share their space, food and toys without any issues. They have met all of the new people and challenges we have introduced them too well. They love to run and play with each other and are equally as happy when they are getting love from their person.” Ferguson is a big boy and currently weighs 60 lbs. He is a happy, goofy boy who loves to please you!

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G x 3 Pups

Sweet, friendly Pups. Mom is Genevieve (on medical hold). Lab mix; 8 wks old; about 8lbs each; 1/9; Gypsy has a broken leg or toe.



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Gandalf was brought in by animal control as an owner surrendered. The owner did not provide us with a name for the dog. He is very sweet and gentle, he walks very well on a leash and is HW negative. Gr Pyrenees; 98lbs; 1/19; 2 yrs old


Gentleman was brought in as a stray by HFD. He is very sweet and Gentle. He is a very good boy who walks well on a leash and is HW Negative. 10/10/22; 1-2 yrs old; 53lbs; hound

More about me Jan 5: Gentleman had us at "Hello!"  This happy faced, waggy tailed guy literally had his paws reaching out through his kennel fencing hoping we would pick him and get him out!  Well, his efforts paid off and it was our joy to learn a little bit more about him and give him a break from his otherwise rather static day.  Gentleman was elated to be let loose in our play yard.  He ran and scooted around inspecting the area and then looked at us as if to say, "What next?"  Well, we had doggies lined up for him to meet and he did not disappoint.   Our active, uber playful girl Tobias was by far his best friend.  Tobias is a rough and tumbly kind of girl and while Gentleman's play style is not so edgy, still he was very intrigued with her and matched her play style.  There was plenty of rolling in the grass and chase scenes helping each with some extra energy they had in reserve.  He also nicely met Easy a male bully mix and while they were not best friends, still they seemed fine together.  Gentleman is not a kissy/huggy kind of fellow but would be one to seek you out to hang with you and be by your side (once he had had some play time!).   Gentleman is a smart, alert guy graced with a playful, super friendly disposition.   His good looks complete his appealing pet package. We hope you'll ask about him today!

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Gilbert was brought in by animal control and a DCSO seizure case. He is very sweet and playful. He did great for his intake. He is HW negative. lab mix; 43lbs; 3 yrs old; 10/3/22. Came in with Marigold and Aspen.

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Gizmo was brought in by a community member after being found at their house. He is so happy and loving! He walks well on a leash and did excellent for his intake. Gizmo is HW:Positive. lab mix; 48lbs; 2-3 yrs old; 11/10/22

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Goliath was found and brought in as a stray by a community member. He is very sweet and playful. 1/13; gsd; 100lbs; 2 yrs old; hw-

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Gordy- safe

Gordy was brought in as a stray from Hartsville. He did so well in the med room and was very well mannered. Gordy walked well on the leash and is HW:Negative. He is beautiful and I think he will be a couch potato and do well in a home. 10/13/22; stray; 54lbs; lab; 1-2 yrs old

Update Nov 11: Gordy was brought to the shelter as a stray. Striving to prove that he is anything but just another black/white Lab mix, Gordy turns on his charm when he meets you. He is handsome and gentle. He greets humans and other dogs politely and walks well on leash. Gordy is a large young boy at 50 lbs, but he impressed dog handlers so much that they used him to meet many other dogs. He is young and playful, but has medium energy. He would love his own home where he can play in the yard with children or other canine friends and enjoy plenty of hugs and cuddling with his family.

Jan 16 mini update: Gordy is a big hunk. Great with other dogs. Loves to play because he is a young dog; however, he comes when called and sits at your feet waiting for direction.

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Grace was brought in as a stray from Darlington. She does have some hair loss from flea infestation but it’s already growing back. hw-; 2 yrs old; lab mix; 7/6/22; 46lbs

Aug 3 Update: Grace met Jayden. They did very well in their meeting. It was starting to get very hot, Jayden guided Grace to the shade then hung out with her. LOL He knew where it was coolest and waited for her to come to him.

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Nov 2022 Update: Gunner is a handsome young (1-2 yrs) American Staffordshire terrier mix. He has the clown-like temperament that advocates of this breed love! He is extremely focused and eager to learn, and he will thrive in a home with an experienced dog owner who believes in the potential of this breed. Gunner has a soft mouth (takes toys and treats gently) so he can easily be trained with rewards. Gunner is very smart, and he quickly learned the routines in his current foster home. Gunner is crate trained and comes when called. He loves to romp and play with a male or female canine playmate, and he respects the other dogs at his foster home. Gunner will be happiest in a home with older children (due to his playfulness) and canine friends who match his play style. His exuberance and stamina will make him a good companion dog for an active family with a fenced yard for playtime. He is submissive to the dogs in his foster home when a correction is needed. Even though he is an active young boy, another high energy playmate at his foster home was recently too much for him. He looked for his foster mom to take him back inside. Gunner is tender-hearted and eager to please his family. Intake: hw-; 10/26/2021

H x 4 Litter- safe

Hx4 was brought in as a stray by a community member. They are very sweet and playful. 1/18; shep mix; about 3-4lbs each. 3 females and 1 male (Heathcliff). 6 wks old





Hershey- Teen

7/13/22; 36lbs; 6 mos old; lab mix; hw-. Believed to be sibing to Brinkley. He did great with Gypsy in the play groups today, so we kenneled Gypsy with him in an OPR to help him.

Update Dec 30: Hershey is a beautiful chocolate Lab mix. She needs a family who is experienced with dogs who need socialization. Hershey is submissive and sweet, and she loves other dogs. However, because she was left to grow up in someone's yard without much human contact, she is not sure how to be a pet or how to belong to a family of her own. In foster care she is learning leash-walking and crate training. She trusts her foster mom more every day. She yearns for someone to trust who can teach her how to be a part of a family. She makes progress every day. A home with a canine companion for Hershey is a must. If you are willing to take the challenge of helping Hershey realize that life can be wonderful, and if you are experienced with a fear-based dog like her, consider helping Hershey.

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Hogan was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is a very sweet boy. He walks well on a leash and sits on command. He is HW negative. boxer; 55 lbs; 12/2/22; 1 yr old


Honesty was brought in as a stray by animal control with Elton John. She is very sweet and gentle. She walks well on a leash and is HW negative. 1/17; hw-; lab; 40lbs; 1 yr old

Honey- teen

Honey was brought in by AC as a seizure from being attacked by multiple dogs. She is very happy and loves to play!!! Honey is HW: Negative. She is very beautiful and is already looking so much better!!!! hw-; 7 mos old; lab mix; 32lbs; 11/3/22.

Update Jan 15: typical teen pup; super friendly and makes fast friends with everyone she meets; raced and chased and had a great time with Samira; high energy but excellent playmate with another canine friend

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Honeysuckle- Puppy

Honeysuckle was surrendered to us. She did not give us a last name or a reason for surrender. This sweet girl walks well on a leash. She has a bump on her head. 4 mos old; beagle mix; 1/14; 27lbs

James Bond

This sweet and handsome boy is James Bond, he was brought in as a stray. He is very energetic and loves attention. He is heartworm negative. He does very well on a leash, and doesn't react to cats. 1/4; 44lbs; 1 yr old; lab mix; Intake #007- Hence the name!

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Jayden- Teen

Lab mix; stray; 40 lbs; 10 months ; HW Negative; TA; 2022 intake

Aug 3 Update: Grace met Jayden. They did very well in their meeting. It was starting to get very hot, Jayden guided Grace to the shade then hung out with her. LOL He knew where it was coolest and waited for her to come to him. Jayden met Squirt and they had a great time together.

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stray; HW+; lab mix; 3-4 yrs old; 43lbs; Came in with Astrid, Linus, and Doodle. 10/12/22

More about me Jan 5: I'm snuggly sweet and I love almost nothing more than giving my human a soft hug and wet nose kiss.   Self activating and playing with a tennis ball is a very close runner up to "Things I enjoy most."    Seems I have been at the shelter forever and as I look on the calendar, well I have.  It's been nearly 3 months since I arrived as a stray.   You should have seen how excited I was when I saw the lady with the leash approaching my kennel and then actually reaching to get me out.  Oh, dreams do come true!  I could not have been more pleased to be let loose to jog around in the photo area.  A little sun on my shoulders and some grass beneath my feet just does the doggy's soul good.   Folks describe me as playful, friendly, affectionate and doting.   I seek out the humans to make sure they feel loved and I in turn enjoy having them pet and love on me.   I met several doggies during photo time and I was just never 100% at ease with them.   It's nothing that they nor I did in particular but the humans could see I would get tense around them so they gave me and them plenty of space and time to check out each other.   I'm hoping I get another chance for a meet and greet as I arrived with 3 other doggies who were my pals.  Please send relaxation thoughts my way with the hopes I am able to broaden my doggy friend horizon.  Even if that is not to be my fate and YOU are happy to have me as your one and only, I'd be so honored to oblige you.  Thanks for checking in on me.   JETHRO

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K x 4 Pups- 2 safe!

Kx4 were brought in by a community member who found them in a bad situation and did what she could to get them out. 6 wks old; no breed listed; 3.5-5lbs each; 11/10; New pics 12/30/22.

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Kevin (Aka Carter)

Kevin was brought in as a stray by Hartsville Fire Department. He is very sweet and walks well on a leash. He is HW positive. lab mix; 72lbs; 5 yrs old; 1/4

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Kratos was a DCSO seizure because he was tied to a tree with no food or water. He is still in good spirits despite his background. He is HW positive. no breed; 12/21/22; 1 yr old; 53lbs


Lana came in as an owner surrender- she was a "hazard" for elderly person in home. She is very sweet and energetic but does not walk well on a leash and does not like cats. She is HW negative. Reportefdly good with other dogs. No cats please. boxer mix; 2 yrs old; 52lbs; 1/14; hw-


Lasagna was a dcso seizure case. She is very sweet and friendly. She walks well on a leash and is Hw positive. Came in with Tortellini. HW+; bully mix; 41lbs; 1 yr old; 9/6/22

Dec 21 Update: She goes to Purrs McBarkin' and Canines and Coffee at Coker. I am gaining weight, walking on a leash, and I know “sit.” I might even let you give me a belly rub. We received some good news regarding our foster dog Lasagna!!! An issue that she has been facing can be repaired surgically! So, once we get her through that, as well as finish heartworm treatment, she will be ready for adoption. She is a sweet, well behaved pooch who loves nothing more than hanging out, pets, snuggles, and treats!!! Loves to steal her person's shirt and snuggle with it.


Leeland was brought in as a stray as a member of the community. He is very sweet and calm. He walks well on a leash, and is very laid back. He works well with the other dogs and isn't bothered by cats. lab; 1 yr old; HW+; 1/14; 49lbs;

Lexi- Pup

Lexi was brought in today after her and her siblings were given away in Darlington. She is a cuddly sweet pup. She is currently eating puppy mush and is in a crate in the office. She is very smart and didn’t have any accidents in her crate today. She would cry when she needed to potty. She is only about 5 weeks old so eating hard food isn’t much of an option with hardly having teeth. She misses her mom for sure. Anytime a dog would make itself known in the office she wanted to be with them. 5 wks old; 5 lbs; 1/11; mastiff mix; female


Liberty was brought in as a stray by a community member. She is sweet and gentle but also scared. She walks okay on a leash and is HW negative. 1/13; pointer mix; 49lbs; 1 yr old; 45lbs

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Lincoln was brought in as a stray from Hartsville. He doesn’t walk on a leash and reminds me so much of Milo that we currently have in foster. He is HW:Positive and is a little shy but let us do his intake with no issues at all. HW+; lab mix; 54lbs; stray; 3-4 yrs old; 12/29

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More about me Jan 5: Can't you just see our super handsome, silver jacketed LINUS in your lap or catching the ball you've just tossed for him???  Gosh,  Labby boy Linus is so much fun as he self entertains with toys,  draping himself in YOUR lap (??)  and giving you plenty of hugs and kisses.   A great size dog for most laps,  Linus has been a real super star going to a few off site events, beautifully settling into new environments (did you see him in the shopping cart at Tractor Supply?) and nicely meeting folks in the community.   Linus can be picky about his male dogs friends and has generally done well with the lady doggies.   As friendly, outgoing and giving as he is, we know the perfect family is just one click away.    A great match for a family with slightly older kids,  Linus loves to go and do and really, really loves his humans.  Linus is a very attractive, handsome, appealing doggy that you will wish to reach for over and over again.   A happy, good natured doggy, he is the companion pet most folks dream of.  Won't you consider him for your new best friend?  Note: Linus was brought in as a stray by Darlington city with 3 other dogs. He is HW positive. 2-3 yrs old; 41lbs; lab; 10/12/22; TA

Mid Dec Update: Linus enjoyed his time out at The Tractor Supply adoption event in early December. Look at how handsome he is! His volunteer gave him a bath while there and said “Linus was well behaved and even let me blow dry him. He has rode in a grocery cart and been loving to all people. Loves kids the most. Gives kisses and hugs. His fur is so soft and a beautiful silver.” Linus also rode great in the car and got to ride shot gun on the way back to the shelter.

Nov 20 update: Linus is so sweet, loves his a person and will sit in your lap. Sits nicely for treats, loves playing with a ball, walks good on a leash and is a lover. Linus had a blast playing with Josephine, both having a good time rolling over one another after an energetic chase session. This is one handsome, sweet guy!

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Liquorice was brought in as a stray from Darlington. He is very polite and submissive. He enjoyed being out of his kennel and walked well on the leash. HW-; 2/8/22; 42lbs; lab mix; 1-2 yrs old;

Update March 28: Check out that adorable face and ears and welcoming smile!!  Our sweet, sweet treat of a dog LIQUORICE earned high marks in all the pet categories, across the board.  Great with male/female dogs.   Good choice for kids.  Mild mannered with a touch of playfulness. Never met a stranger!   Liquorice is one cute, smaller framed fellow.  With his sleek black coat, white chest blaze and athletic frame,  he is just stinkin' cute folks!   Tipping the scales at 42lbs,  Liquorice is a sturdy guy who loves to run and play, give and receive attention and affection.  He quickly and easily settled into an off leash play group and had the best time mixing and mingling.   Our youth volunteer was immediately drawn to this fun sized guy and was the recipient of many hugs and kisses from him.  The feeling was very mutual and he reciprocated in kind.  A happy, very friendly guy, Liquorice is a real prize pet waiting for YOU to come and bring him on home.  Note:  Cats might be too enticing for Liquorice. 

July 10: We used Liquorice as our male tester dog part of the day. He is a super friendly and happy boy. Upon arriving at the play area he began bowing to his neighbors wanting someone to play with him. He played with the teen pups as well as several adult dogs. He made the most of his time out. He is wonderful!!

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Liza- Hospice

This is Liza. She is a 7-8 year old shepherd mix in need of a hospice foster or forever home. Liza is heartworm positive and due to damage from the HW infection and inflammation in her lungs the vets do not think it is a good idea to spay her at this time or that she would be a candidate for HW treatment. She is on daily prednisone to help with the lung inflammation. She is a generally low energy lady who doesn’t need a lot of exercise and she shows no outward physical signs of her HW infection at this time.

Liza adores her person and if she had her way she would prefer to have all of the attention to herself. She is currently sharing her foster home with 3 other dogs and while she is able to co-exist with other polite low energy dogs, it is not her first choice. She feels the need to keep tabs on everyone and it causes her anxiety to have to share her space. Liza would much prefer to just be able to sit on the couch with her person and watch Netflix without having to worry about what the other pets are about. If she has to share her home with another dog, an older calm/aloof (neutered) male would likely be the best match. Liza is crate trained and content to remain crated overnight or while her person is out or at work. She doesn’t need a lot of exercise and would be happy with 2-3 short walks a day or a little time to explore the yard. She would chose to be with her person most of the time.

Liza would do best in a calmer home without the excitement of young children. Not sure about cats. We would love for Liza to have a person to dote on her for whatever time she has left. Do you think you could give Liza her best life? Shepard; 40lbs; Posted August 2022


Luke was brought in as an owner surrender after escaping from their fence. Could be because he isn’t altered. Who knows. We got the BARE minimum from his owners. His name was Luke so we kept it the same. He is shy and didn’t come up to us for any attention but would let us pet him and love on him. It’s obvious that he was an outside dog with little to no attention. He doesn’t really understand what’s going on. He was very very alert and aware of everything going on around him. He really needs a foster to help him socialize and fully trust humans. He is HW: Positive. And aside of being a little shy he did very very well for his intake. He let us do everything we needed to do without any issues at all. lab mix; 12/23; 64lbs; 3-4 yrs old


Lyric was brought in by animal control as a stray. She is very sweet and submissive. She walks well on a leash and has no reaction to cats. She has a wound on her back left leg. lab; 10/31/22; 37lbs; 1-2 yrs old; HW+

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Maggie- Pup -safe

Maggie Mae was an owner surrendered. She is very sweet and playful. She was spayed. too many pets; hound/beagle mix; 6 mos old; 22lbs; hw-; 1/17


7/5/22; 43lbs; husky mix; hw-; 1-2 yrs old; Magnolia was brought in by AC. She is A sheriff's Dept case. She was possibly HBC and has a limp on her back leg. She was taken to vetting to get seen but wouldn’t come out of the crate. She had just arrived, was in pain and didn’t know us. She did amazingly well for her intake today and will make a great companion for someone. She loves her person and will cling to you!! Magnolia is Hw:Negative and will go to AAH for an x ray.

More about me August 16: "Isn't she lovely?  Isn't she wonderful?"  If you find yourself humming these words when you meet stunning Husky sensation MAGNOLIA, then you are not alone.  If you think she's a real beauty on line, just wait til you meet in person.   Magnolia was a little conservative as she headed out of the busy/chaotic shelter area, but gosh,  she opened right up in our evaluation pens and showed her happy, interactive, playful side in no time.   Magnolia seamlessly melded into our pack.  We had her off leash with males and females and she ran and played and interacted with everyone. She is right in the thick of things and is more a leader vs follower in this type setting.   A friendly, more active girl, she's not one to place on the sofa to idle away her day...take her for a walk or hike or car ride to help keep her at her best.  She is not a high energy dog per se but she's smart and alert and will benefit from having activities either physical or mental to keep her stimulated.  A family with slightly older kids, other dogs and perhaps even cats (She kind of ignored the ones she saw while out with us) would perfectly suit her style.  Magnolia is a lovely, lovely lady and we can't wait to see her set up shop with her new family.   Note:  She has a slightly bum back leg but it does not seem to bother her nor slow her down. 

Foster update Dec 9: Hi there! It’s me, Magnolia!! As you can see, I’m very happy! My foster family gave me a cozy place to recover from my FHO surgery and now I’m doing great with walking and playing and sitting…but no jumping, they taught me that. The cats taught me to not get in their personal space so I don’t. I see them around the house and I mind my own business. There are lots of things I am learning and my foster family says I learn quickly! My foster fursiblings are about 4-7yrs old and we love to play even though I’m only about 1 year old. There’s this little guy, too, who crawls around but he’s not as fast as me so I just go around him. When I lick his toes, he gives me snacks! Oh also, I have my own kennel and it’s my safe place, I like it in there! I go there if I think I’m in trouble or if I’m nervous of new people like my foster family at first; but now I know them and I trust them!! I’d love to meet you in person and tell you more about myself. Let’s set a date!!

Foster update Dec 27: Our temporary foster Magnolia had a fun field trip around town. A stop at Purrs McBarkin' is an absolute MUST for any pet parent or foster. This sweet girl rode beautifully in the car and walked well on the leash (was very interested in some squirrels at Kalmia, but wasn't uncontrollable ???). This sweet girl loves attention and loves to give her affection. She has no problem going into a crate when needed.

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Marceline was brought in as a stray by a community member. She is very sweet and gentle. She walks well on a leash and is HW positive. She has a skin tag on her right eye, hair loss and a scar on her left hip. 1/5; bully mix; 4.5 yrs old; 45lbs

Maurice- safe

Maurice was brought in by as a stray by animal control. He is sweet and playful and walks okay on a leash. He is HW negative. lab mix; 43lbs; 1-2 yrs old; stray; 10/19

Jan. 7th- Mr. Huggable, Mr. Wonderful, Mr. I want to take you home but I have too many dogs already… That’s how I feel about Maurice. Talk about making your day, just popping on his leash and taking him out of his run and up to the exercise yards he just wiggled and waggled. If he didn’t have his leash on he would have been zoomying around me as we walked. Maurice, with his big grin, quickly turned into our tester dog, as he knew just how to meet and greet every type of playstyle we encountered. He was so polite and found a way to get every dog to play. Even the shy ones, or the bossy ones, or the ones that really weren’t sure how to meet everybody without putting their paws on them. He was the master. Nothing bothered him, and his goal was to play and have fun with everybody. And he did. Dogs and people alike. Everybody was loving Maurice. Now it’s his turn to find a new home. He has been waiting so very patiently. Hopefully someday soon sweet boy.

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Memphis- Puppy- safe

Memphis sweet Memphis is so happy and a wiggle butt. He definitely loves his person and will cling to them but will also play and bounce around. This boy is lovely and is smart! 10/19; HW-; 37lbs; retriever; 6 mos old;

Update Nov 23: Memphis is a teen pup around 7 months old and he was thrilled to have a child to adventure around Hartsville and Darlington with. He loves everyone and everything, greeting all humans and other dogs with enthusiasm. He loved getting treats and listened well. He was so sweet walking at Williamson Park as he would stop and look back to check on his family of fieldtrippers and wait until 'his boy' caught up to walk beside him again. He rested his head on 'his boy's' leg when riding in the car. His fieldtrippers said he was the sweetest and they were super sad they couldn't add him to their own family right now. He is very handsome and smart too!

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Mercury was brought in as a stray by animal control. She is sweet and playful and walks well on a leash. She is HW negative. 12/14; 2 yrs old; 54lbs; hound mix;


Merida was brought in by animal control as a stray. She is sweet and loves belly rubs. She walks well on a leash and is HW negative. 51lbs; shepard mix; 1 yr old; 11/29


Milo was brought in be AC as an owner surrender. Milo is very scared but doesn’t want to harm you. He did great for his intake, he laid right there and let me do everything I needed to do without any trouble. He did receive a MC during intake because i consider him a flight risk. He is easily spooked. Milo is Hw:Positive and doesn’t like walking on the leash!!! great dane mix; 69lbs; 11/4; 2-3 yrs old; No cats for Milo. Jan 3 Update: Treated for HW's.

Foster Upate Dec 3: Meet Milo - he is our latest foster from Darlington County Humane Society. I saw his picture a week or so ago and he had the saddest face. Andy and I took Marley & Riggs to meet him today and he just broke my heart. By far the most depressed doggie I have ever met. He was totally overwhelmed by being at the shelter. He immediately took to Andy and we decided we needed to take him for a bit to give him a chance at his forever family.

We made a quick stop at Purrs McBarkin' for some yummies and a crate (Thanks, Dave!), came home for a bath, dinner, a walk, and some chill time.

Milo is listed as at least 2 years old (I think he might be older), weighs 69lbs (probably needs to be about 80lbs), and is heartworm positive (can be treated). He gets along with Marley & Riggs in the short period we have had him. He is a little skittish but I think that is related to this major change. He is just the sweetest baby. If you are interested in making him a part of your family, let me know and I’ll put you in touch with the right people.

Foster Update Dec 6: Milo here - just checking in to let folks know how I’m doing. When I first got to my foster home, I wasn’t too sure what to think. I’ll be honest - I did think about trying to escape. I even hopped up on the fence but my foster dad quickly came and took me back in the house and asked me to give them a little time to gain my trust. We are still working on that but everyday is getting better. My foster mom took me for a pup cup the other day and I really really enjoyed that. I also took a nap in their bed and now I really rather be there than in my crate. The sofa is also super comfy! (As you can see from this picture my foster mom snapped of me!) I am really enjoying being in my foster home but I do still want a forever family of my own.

Mr Pickles

Mr. Pickles was brought in as a stray from Divinity road. He is shy and does not like the leash but did EXCELLENT for his intake. We were able to do everything that we needed to do with no problems. He kept trying to make himself invisible and go into the corner but he did give us a baby tail wag after running behind the fridge to hide. He needs some socializing but does not try to bit or snap! Didn’t even growl!!! He is HW:Positive. lab/bully mix; 10/26/22; 56lbs; 3 yrs old

Nov 26 Update: At the shelter Mr Pickles hides in his igloo and hopes volunteers will walk past his kennel. Judging by his lack of confidence and his aversion to leash walking, we assume that Mr Pickles has lived most of his life in someone's yard being ignored. To his credit, he allowed volunteers to leash him and fit him with a new martingale collar. After some coaxing . . . a lot of coaxing, Mr. Pickles enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine in the playyards for a while on Saturday. Mr. Pickles "pancakes" on the ground, so we were unable to evaluate him officially with other dogs. He did not interact badly with any dog he saw in the adjacent playyards. If we are to save his life in our overcrowded shelter, Mr. Pickles needs regular visits and attention from a person who believes in his potential. He needs practice walking on leash and eventually time mingling with other dogs. We need to convince Mr. Pickles that his best life awaits him!

More about me Jan 5: I found a friend today.  A good friend.  She is blonde and very cute.  I'm blushing as I type my update but it feels good nonetheless to have an update on super handsome me, Mr Pickles.   The humans found me again hiding out in my kennel.  While i softly protested exiting and walking up to the front play yard,  nonetheless with some coaxing and patience,  I cautiously made my way up to where all the fun and games were going on.  Trust me, I wanted nothing to do with any of it.  With my tail as tightly tucked as earthly possible,  I quietly slinked back into the back corner of my play yard.  And then I saw her.  I saw pretty, blonde lady Odessa!  Oh, my heart be still.   She and I quietly opted to relax and just chill by each other keeping a close eye on the movement of the humans and even other dogs as they were randomly added into our space.  We paid them no mind/attention but certainly they were welcome to enjoy our peaceful spot.   At some point Odessa started to actively play and interact with me.  We started to wrestle and lightly chase after each other.  The jaws of the humans dropped open in awe but also distinct pleasure as it was clear we were having a great time.  I am still very shy and cautious and yes, nervous.  Never snappy or bitey,  I am anxious and unsure but as you can see, adding another dog reveals a whole other side to wonderful me, Mr Pickles.  I am very much a work in progress but that work has now begun.  TY for checking in on me. 

More about me Jan 10: Mr Pickles continues to make us proud. We got him out again with girlfriend Odessa and we noted marked improvement in his leash skills + he and Odessa were very quickly roaming around and exploring their play yard. Mr Pickles clearly showed more interest as new dogs were added to his space and in general was more confident and smiling more. Good job Mr P!

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Mya was brought in as a stray with Daisy. They were both here in 2021 and reclaimed. The owner has been contacted but has not reached back out to reclaim them again. hw-; 47lbs; shepard mix; 12/19; 3 yrs old. no cats for her pls.

More about me Jan 10: Don't be fooled by the serious expression on our sweet, sweet girl MYA's face.  This girl is perky and playful, loving, very friendly and giving!  This was her first time out for photos and having arrived not that long ago, she initially was not sure what was going on.   It did not take long for Mya to settle into our photo session and she found a friend in every dog and human she met.  Good girl, Mya!   Mya was a great match for more bouncy/playful dogs and was also more calm and respectful to a couple shyer dogs we had out.   With her tall, perky bat ears, sleek black coat and welcoming feel,  you too will wish to sit for a spell so you can get all snuggly with her.  Her size, energy and temperament make her a great match for folks of most ages, including kids.   We knew Mya was in her true element when she started wiggling and squirming on her back with her legs poking up to the sky.  She's a lovely, lovely girl and you'd be remiss in not considering her for your new best friend.

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Mikey was brought in as a stray. He is a very friendly sweet boy. His left hip was broken prior to arrival and has already healed to the point it can’t be fixed. He does limp on it but physically he is okay. He is HW positive. 2-3 yrs old; bully mix; 46lbs; 4/6

More about me May 3: Do nice guys always have to finish last?  Well, our super nice bully mix MIKEY surely hopes not.    Aged at just 2-3 years,  Mikey has a middle age "feel" to him perhaps attributable to an older, self healed break in his hip?  Surely that took a toll on his body but he's not letting that get him down and he's just the most pleasant guy in the county.   Soft and snuggly and really enjoying his time relaxing and chilling with his new human friends and perhaps by the side of a new favorite lady dog friend,  we found Mikey to be charming and personable.  Despite his injured hip,  Mikey still gets around pretty well.  We found that he tired more quickly after frolicking with his new pretty lady dog friends off leash so he would opt out of some of the action and politely relax in a shady spot.  Mikey really enjoys one on one attention from his new human friends (he likes draping in laps and getting nuzzly) and then also engaging with and interacting with female doggies.  He was a bit nervous/tense around male dogs- not sure if it's because he feels more vulnerable with his back hip injury.   Mikey earned high marks from his human and female doggy friends as he's so sweet, good natured and literally smiled non stop during his photo session.   Solid doggy work Mr Mikey!  We believe good guys don't finish last and we're working hard on your behalf to find your new home.    Note: No cats for Mikey.

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