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F x 6- Pups

lab mix; 7/28; 8 wks old; 5 males; 1 female (Fiona); 4-9lbs each. Pics from 9/19







Fall is Here Litter- Boo, Pumpkin and Autumn

strays; 9/3; 4 mos old; lab mix; about 20lbs

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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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Fern was brought in as a stray from Darlington along with Dandy. They were running mates. She will walk on a leash for a short time and just needs a minute and a little pep talk then she’s right back at it. She loved the treats in the office and is HW:Negative!!! 7/2; 45lbs; shep mix; 2-3 yrs old; hw-; TA

August 2 Update: Fern is strikingly beautiful with her golden-colored coat, shepherd ears, and the black mask typical of a shepherd mix. New to the shelter, she was unconfident and unsure about trusting volunteers for her first time out. She walked on leash to the play yards, but she did not want to mingle with anyone on her first time out. In the play yard was the very polite "greeter dog" Nala and non-confrontational Jerry. Both Nala and Jerry politely greeted Fern but gave her space to feel comfortable. Fern will need more practice coming to the play yard to trust volunteers and learn that it's a safe place to make doggie friends. When she eventually puts on her brave boots, we are confident that she will make a wonderful pet for someone.

More about me August 10: I made lots of humans laugh during my playdate. I was the lucky girl in that I was able to hang out and chill with lots of different dogs in our front evaluation area. Initially I was hunkered down and pretty flat to the ground laying right next to Dandy, a larger, shy fellow. As time went by, both of us started to venture out and engage with everyone. I was still the girl who was operating a bit on the sidelines and watching from a distance, but towards the end of my outing, I was opting to relax and share my space with humans. For now, slow and steady is the way to my heart. I was cautious and a bit darty in being leashed up and am still shy and less confident but already I've made some great strides in this area. But back to why I made folks laugh...One of my playmates, Layla is a spunky, super playful girl who simply won't take "No" for an answer. She had been nudging me along to play with her and was even taking my leash and literally walking me behind her. That sneaky little girl was also latching onto my banana to get me to play with her! That was laugh number one for the humans. Laugh number two was when I finally let loose with Layla and actually started to play and wrestle, giggle and have a silly good time with her. The humans were so happy to see ME happy and engaging on such a level. I'm still a girl who is working on building her confidence but it's coming along and I'm hoping perhaps you might join in my ride to pet success! Thanks for tuning in! Fern.

More about me August 16: Our pretty lady FERN is nicely coming along! This was our second week in a row in getting her out for photo and socialization time and once again, she made us proud. We had her out for a full 3 hrs where she was part of our core pack of dogs. She is even more confident in going up and introducing herself to other dogs and spent most of her time working the evaluation area vs laying more flat and operating on the edge of the enclosed space. More and more, we were seeing Fern mixed in with the dogs, interacting and engaging with them. Her new best friend is Labby Mix Serenity. The two of them were attached at the shoulders as they ran and explored and cavorted around! The smiles and tail wags from this pair was heartwarming to see. When Serenity was taken back to her kennel, Fern found a new friend in Libby, a mid-size cattle dog mix who proudly showed Fern how to explore and navigate around our photo area. Fern is still shy towards her humans but is getting better. For instance, when we headed back to the kennels, I was able to walk her back with no stopping and she clearly felt more relaxed and at ease in having me near her. I believe the key to Fern's pet greatness is for her to have a doggy friend or two in her new home to show her the ropes and push her to interact with her new human friends. She's getting closer and closer to figuring out humans can be cool and wonderful beings. Perhap YOU might be the one to move her along to pet perfection by bringing her home today!

More about me August 22: Photo lady says it's time for me to head on home. She says I've made some huge, huge improvements and that a home based environment (with other welcoming dogs) will help me take that next step towards pet greatness. I was terrific in mixing and mingling in the pack of dogs. No longer am I that dog skirting along the periphery wanting to participate but not yet bold enough to do so. Today, I was all in. Even the humans are less scary for me and slow, even pets/strokes to my back did not freak me out. I opt to get close to them and having them reach for the leash to take a walk I now know for sure is a good/positive thing and I'm eager and ready to go with you by my side. All I need is for someone to give me a chance. I've worked hard and am now ready to put my new level of bravery and acceptance to test.

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Gail- Teen

Gail was an owner surrender bought in by animal control with her brother George. She is sweet and friendly. She does not walk well on a leash and is HW negative. She has a possible ulcerated Left eye. landlord won't allow; HW-; shep mix; 40lbs. Given name is Purple.

Update Sept 24: Gail is great in play groups. She is soft natured. She enjoyed playing but is not one to get rowdy.

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Genesis was brought in as a stray from animal control. She is very scared and timid. she will not walk on a leash but she will let me pick her up. She tested negative for HW. She is the sister of Batty. 8/26; 29lbs; 1-2 yrs old; terrier mix

More about me Sept 14: Cute as a bug in a rug!! Our petite, sleek black velvet lady GENESIS is adorable! Just 29lbs and loaded with a kind, generous heart, she's a bit overwhelmed at the shelter and is trying very hard to make herself even smaller than she really is! As appealing as she is though, we could let her turn into a shrinking violet so off she went for some photo time and chill fun with other dogs! Genesis was not brave enough to walk on a leash but it was our pleasure to carry her to funner times. Once in our open grassy play yard and surrounded by a mish mash of other dogs off leash, we could finally see her darling little smile. The other dogs were very attracted to her and it was not unusual to find her swarmed by them. Around her humans, she is shy and very quiet but we saw signs of her relaxing and really enjoying her time outside of her kennel. Genesis is not nippy or snippy or skittish- just reserved. She was such a polite, good girl that one of our retired volunteers opted to take her home as a foster to help her out. Genesis would be wonderful in her home loaded with a pet or two and even older kids who would allow her to settle might be a good choice for her. Certainly a retired couple would be right up her alley! Please check out Genesis today. We enjoy her soft presence and know you will as well.

Foster Update Sept 16: She is a gentle player. My big puppy scares her at times. She loves toys. She prefers to play with the tiny puppy I am fostering. Still sleeping all night by my bed. She is quiet. No barking. Just hates the crate when closed and she can't see u.Genesis does not like to be closed in a crate. She likes to be wherever I am. I put a dog bed in my bedroom and she slept all night. She even slept on the couch beside me when watching TV last night. No accidents in the house. She is getting along with all the dogs. She is making improvements on her shyness. She is sweet and gives me kisses now. Playing with toys and chewing dog bones.

She went up to kids on other side of fence yesterday, so I think she must like kids.

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George- Teen

George was an owner surrender brought in by animal control with his sister Gail. he is sweet and playful. landlord won't allow; 7 mos old; shep mix; 53lbs; 9/8. Given name is Big Boy. HW-

Update Sept 24: George was so happy to see his sister Gail. They have been separated at the shelter. You could tell he missed her.

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Ginger- safe

Doing well in foster care with another dog and a toddler. Amputation surgery 8/25. O/S- Arrived with a shot to her front leg. It was dangling and could not be repaired. 2 yr old; lab mix; hw-; 55 lbs; 8/15. She is very well mannered and calm.


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; 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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Gunner is a handsome 1 year old American Staffordshire terrier. He has the clown-like temperament that advocates of this breed love! He is extremely focused and eager to learn, and he will thrive under the training of an experienced handler 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 has been learning routines and manners in his 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 gets along with everyone at his foster home. Gunner will be happiest in a home with older children and canine friends who match his play style. His exuberance and stamina will make him a good hiking partner or a companion for outdoor activities with his forever family. hw-; 10/26/2021

H x 8 -Litter

Stray; They are sweet and friendly. 8wks old; 9/22; 13-17lbs each









Harley- Senior

Harley was brought in with all of the small R dogs. He is very sweet. He has a few kidney stones and bladder stones. He walks well on the leash. Came in with Ruth and Ruby. Broken teeth and tail. hw-; 12-14 yrs old; boxer mix; 52lbs; abandonned; 3/30

Hazelnut- Teen

Hazelnut came from Hartsville along with Jada and Atticus. They were all running in a pack together. 7 mos old; 7/2; lab mix; 32lbs; female

Coment on Hazelnut and Atticut: They don't meet a stranger. They greet other dogs politely. They dial down their energy for calmer dogs, play politely with more playful dogs. Nice med size, polite and beautiful coats.

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You'll not find a nicer nor sweeter dog than our pretty lady friend, HEIDI.  It's hard to say whether Heidi enjoyed hanging out with our youth volunteer the most or was it the mish mash of doggies in her play group or the more senior volunteer?  She honestly really thrived in sharing herself and being herself as much around humans as she did around the doggies.  Heidi is a very well rounded girl who is happy and playful, affectionate and goes with the flow.  She is snuggly and gentle natured and happily hopped right into the pack of new doggy friends to run and explore around with them.  Heidi is a polite, friendly lady that is ideally suited for kids and really most any home environment.  She's ready for that new adventure, relaxing with kids on the sofa and then romping with doggy friends in her yard.  She really does it all and with grace and beauty.  Please ask for this great girl today. Note: Arrived 7/27/22 as a stray from Darlington; hound mix; 51lbs; 1 yr old; hw-. Note: Slight limp in back leg.

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More about me Sept 14: "HENNESSEY is the perfect mix of what we all love about lab mixes,"  beams a volunteer who recently met our handsome fellow during photo time.   And she is correct.  So let's see what we really love about this mixed breed...goofy, happy, free spirits.  Playful and interactive.   Attentive and smart and generous with their affection for others.  Hennessey beautifully checks off all these blocks and then add in that he's never met a stranger and viola,  you have one GREAT dog for your companion pet.  Hennessey has been with us already about 2 months and likely he's had little or no attention and darn near nothing to do day to day but his spirit has remained intact and he's such a pleasant, happy faced fellow.    Seamlessly meeting both male and female dogs,  Hennessey is very polite and never pushy with anyone.   It was not unusual to find Hennessey reclining in the lap of a volunteer and or simply ambling along with another doggy in his photo pen.  His favorite new doggy friend was Riley, a black lab.  They just seemed to really enjoy each other's company.  He tested well with both male and female dogs.  This lovey dovey, handsome hunk would love to have slightly older kids under his care and having another doggy to hang out with in his home would also make him happy.  Please ask for Mr Patient today!  He's waited and waited to go home and he's ready to "wow" you with his pet skills. lab mix; 1 yr old; O/S- person could no longer care for him; 7/14; 58lbs; HW-. Came in with Princess.

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Hera was brought in as a stray by animal control. She is sweet and submissive and walks well on a leash. She is HW negative. lab mix; 9/15; HW-; lab mix; 37lbs; 1 yr old

Hershey- Teen

7/13; 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.

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Howard- Pup- safe

stray; came in wth Helen pup; 9/14; lab mix; 5lbs; 8 wks old


Jada was brought in with 2 other dogs (Atticus and Hazelnut) from the same area. There are other dogs in this area that are trying to be caught. Jada is submissive and LOVES belly rubs.. She does not like the leash. Jada is HW:Negative!!! 39lbs; lab mix; 7/11; 39lbs

More About me Sept 6: Jada is an eager to please, loving young girl. She has learned to walk nicely on the leash and loves to meet new people and doggy friends whenever the chance presents itself. She’s a perfect size for hugs and belly rubs and likes to stay close to her person just in case she gets an opportunity. She is so polite that we used her for introductions for some other dogs that needed a friend. This little beauty is looking for her very own family who may need some love in return.

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Jayden- Teen

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

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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Jameson was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is sweet and friendly. He walks well on a leash and is HW negative. 1 yr old; 54lbs; 9/6; lab. TA

Jax- FKA Max

Jax was brought in as an owner surrender because he kept jumping the fence. He is UTD on all vaccinations and already neutered. He was scared to being with being brought inside. He quickly wanted to play with toys and i snapped a really cute picture. He does have a patch of hair loss on this back. It looks like he way have scraped it on something prior to intake. 9/24; hw-; 56lbs; 2 yrs old. Reportedly good with other dogs and kids.


Jesse was found as a stray in Darlington. He was picked at the intersection of N Main St and Doneraile St. He has been in foster with Debbie Anderson and she has been trying to help him gain weight. Many of his teeth are broken. He has badly clipped ears and a lot of hair loss. Despite this, he is very affectionate and sweet. HW+; 45lbs; 2-3 yrs old; bull mix; 11/19/18

Foster update May 28, 2019: I picked him up from out of the road, dodging traffic, on Halloween night. He was in terrible shape when I found him. He had a collar on but was so emaciated, his skin was red and irritated and he was so dirty. We began working to put some weight back on him and work on his skin issues. He still has a little hair loss on his back, but he is doing much better. He is an older guy and you can tell that humans have not been kind to him in his life. Despite all that, he is the sweetest and most loving little man. I had his intake done at the shelter and brought him straight home with me into foster, so he's not spent any time at the shelter. Great dog so deserving of a home of his own!

Foster update October 23, 2021: I found Jesse running in the middle of the road on Halloween night in 2018. It was late as I was coming home and I was afraid he would get hit by a car. I stopped the car and went around the side to call him. While I was on one side, he ran around the other and jumped up in the front seat and began greeting my mom, my aunt and my cousin, who were riding with me. He was happy to see us, but I can't say that they were as happy to see him because he stunk to the high heavens! He was skin and bones, hardly any teeth and someone cut his ears back so severely that he barely has any. I took him home and started working on getting him healthy. His intake was done a few weeks later and he tested positive for heartworms. No one ever came looking for him, and to be honest with the condition I found him in, I don't know that I would have wanted to give him back. After he filled out some and he had some interest, I took him to our shelter veterinarian to see if they could age him and determine if he could handle having the heartworm treatment. They aged him at 6-8 years old and said that he was not a candidate for the treatment because his lungs were affected. So, I just kept him on a monthly preventative and treated his hair loss with baths. We had him out for evaluation and photos a few times and he always did well. Everybody at the shelter loved him and said how handsome he was. He absolutely loves to ride in my car and does well out of a crate. He sits in his seat politely and watches all the cars go by. He walks pretty well on a leash for me but even now pulls a little. I have introduced him to some of my dogs and he has done well. I've never had a problem with him. He doesn't really seek out the attention of other dogs. He is content to stay to himself and likes to roam and explore the yard. He enjoys spending time with us but he is not overly clingy and just happy to be near us. I do know that he would not do well with cats and has become a champion snake killer. He would be ok with other dogs around his size, probably not smaller dogs. We do not have children, so he has not been around to test how he would do with them.

I took him back recently (March 9, 2021) for an overall wellness exam and to see if anything had improved with getting him treated for the heartworms. Thankfully, he tested negative for heartworms this time. So that was a big answer to prayer! We started him on Apoquel to see if it would help the last little bald spot on his back. It looks like scarring from a lifetime of flea dermatitis and skin infection. Our vet said that he may just always have that little spot. We have been using TrezUltra to help his ears also. She said otherwise that he was in good health. He likes to run and still has a good bit of "spring" in his step for an older boy. Because of the severe cropping of his ears, his features are a bit intimidating, but I just love his toothless smile. He really is a good boy and doesn't give us any trouble. He can be a little stubborn at times about coming when we call him, but he will come running when he knows he is going to get his treat!

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JesseBelle- Teen- safe

JesseBelle was brought in as a stray from Smith Ave in Darlington. She is a little shy at first but has no problems warming up to you. She loved cheek scratches and did amazing for her intake. She walks well on a leash and is HW:Negative. 6mos old; 32lbs; 9/28; shep mix


Josephine was brought in as a stray by animal control. She is sweet and friendly and walks well on a leash. She is HW negative. She has a missing patch of hair on her back Right leg that looks like it could be scarring from a burn of some kind. no breed; 9/8; 48lbs; 1 yr old

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K x 2 Pups- Kissy and Krissy

O/s- Kx2 were owner surrenders. They are sweet and playful. 8 wks old; lab/hound; 9/8

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Karma- Pregnant

Karma was brought in as a stray from Old Camden Rd in Hartsville. She was very submissive inside today for her intake but is happy go lucky outside in her kennel. I think she was overwhelmed with all of the dogs barking on the porch coming into the med room. She is pregnant. Her belly is poking out on both sided. She is HW:Negative and did well for her intake. She is calm and will make a wonderful addition to a family. hw-; 9/27; 2 yrs old; "mixed breed;" 41lbs


stray; 1 yr old; hw-; 7/15; lab mix; 42lbs. TA

More about me Sept 14: "Guys just wanna have fun," giggles our sleek, athletic, friendly fellow KINGSTON. Kingston has never met a stranger and no doubt, with this happy guy by your side, the good times will never be far away. Kingston was super during his photo shoot. He is not one to be left on the sidelines and was truly in his element when he was off leash goofing off and playing with 2 other dogs (1 male and 1 female). At just a year old, Kingston still has some awesome puppy feel to him as he skirts around with great joy having landed a ball in his mouth! Ask him if he'd like to play "Tag, you're it," and he'll give you a resounding 2 paws up in the affirmative. Kingston would be thrilled to have older, more sturdy kids under his care and a more active home to help direct his extra bounce will bring out the very best he has to offer. Other dogs in his new home to pay with would also make him very happy. While Kingston has already spent many weeks at the shelter, still he is filled with hope and a welcoming spirit that soon it will be his time to head on home and get to work. Please ask for this handsome lab mix today!

Sept 24 Update: Kingston has been out to play several times. He is so much happier out in the exercise area. He plays well with male/female dogs.

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Krystal- Senior

Krystal is one of the 6 dogs we received that were chained to trees and their owner died.. Krystal is incredibly sweet, owing and affectionate. She LOVESSSSS people, attention and is pretty mellow. Has really bad teeth ( Broken, rotten and worn down). She did well during her intake, we had no problems getting what we needed to get done. 10yrs old; bully mix; 3/3; 46lbs; HW+. Other tie out dogs: Krystal, Thelma, Robin, Louise and Junior- not sure who the 6th dog is. Person died.

March 28 Update: At your service!  Our black velvet beauty Krystal is just the nicest dog you're apt to meet.  This sweet, very humble, low key (and low riding!) older lady is never in a rush except to perhaps hang right by your side.  Krystal is a quiet, very polite doggy who does not ask for much but is generous in offering herself to you.   It's easy to be drawn to Krystal as she has this pouty face and all she wants to do is lean into you and be with you.  Having led a more challenging life, she has her eye on the ultimate prize of being someone's cherished pet.  Testing very well with other dogs (both male and female), she does want any trouble and will keep more to herself.   At an estimated age of 10 yrs and having had several litters of pups, surely it's time for this pretty lady to relax and find a final human lap (or 2 or more) to call her own.   If older and slower is better in your book,  Krystal might be the perfect one for you.

Update April 2: This was our first time having Krystal out and decided that with as calm as she was, a test could be performed. Krystal was tested with male and female dogs. She was happy to meet both people and dogs. She was very polite and enjoyed her time out.

Update August 18: A sweet chill beauty at around 10 years old, 50lbs and heartworm positive. Krystal loves to just take it easy! She spends her obligatory 10 minutes in the sun then goes back inside to the air conditioning to nap on the couch lol. She is housebroken and crate trained. She is in foster with muliple dogs, including small breeds. Cats she may find too interesting to chase. She is very loving and adores belly rubs. She is a fan of all snacks and takes them so nicely.

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L x 2- Pups

Strays; lab mix; 6lbs each; 8 wks old; 8/29




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


9/14; lab mix; hw-; 54lbs; 3 yrs old. Leslie was brought in as a stray from Lamar Hwy along with her friend Velvet. Leslie is submissive and very calm she is HW Negative and did very well for her intake. She walks well on a leash and is kenneled with Velvet.


Linguini is a friendly and playful girl brought in by animal control. She walks well on a leash. She was uninterested in the cats outside. HW-; 56lbs; 1-2 yrs old; bully mix; 8/17

Sept 24 Update: tested well with others

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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; 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

M x 4 Pups- all safe

Mx4 litter was brought in by the Hartsville Fire Department. They were all good pups for their intake. They do a lot better together and are very wormy. 8 wks old; 5-8 lbs each; hound mix; 9/16

Mindy- safe


Mathew- TA





Macaroni was brought in by AC along with her friend Rigatoni.. They were seized due to abandonment. Macaroni isn’t as shy as Rigatoni and came around very quickly. HW-; lab mix; 2 yrs old; 43lbs; 8/18; female

August 27 Playdate: Played with Oreo and was male tested.

Sept 24 Update: tested well with others

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Madaline was brought in as a stray from the Syracuse community. She is very sweet and loving. She has some hair loss on her back that seems to be from flea infestation. She’s had puppies recently and arrived FULL of milk. It seems to be drying up really quickly. She did amazing for her intake and walks well on a leash. Madaline is HW:Positive! 3 yrs old; stray; lab mix; 7/14

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Maeve- safe

Stray hold til 9/29; 9/22; bassett mix; 18bs- no age. Sweet and playful.

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7/5; 43lbs; husky mix; hw-; 1-2 yrs old; Magnolia was brought in by AC. She was possibly HBC and has a limp on her back leg. 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!!

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 say 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. 

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Manicotti was brought in as a stray by animal control. She is very sweet and walks well on a leash. She is HW negative. bully mix; 3-4 yrs old; hw-; 55lbs


Margie was an owner surrender brought in with pheobe. They were both adopted from DCHS in 2019. O/S. She seems scared at first but will warm up to you eventually. She is HW negative. 9/6; lab; 56lbs; 4 yrs old


Maria was brought in as a stray by animal control. She is very scared and does not walk well on a leash but will let you pick her up. She is starting to warm up to the people the feed her and clean her kennels. she is HW negative. bassett/hound mix; 9/15; 43lbs; 2 yrs old


Midnight was brought in by Hartsville Fire Department. She is sweet and submissive. She did well for her intake and her bath. She walks well on a leash and is HW positive. 9/15; lab mix; 47lbs; 1 yr old


O/S- family moving; lab mix; 60lbs; HW-; 1 yr old; 7/30.

Aug 27 Playdate: This boy could not wait to make a friend and play. He was very happy to be out.

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Sweet boy, does well on leash and did well for his bath. 1 yr old; bully mix; 8/22; stray; 30lbs; HW-. Came in with Quinn.

Mikey- AugustHelpMe!- $100 sponsorship

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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