Pets in Need (f-m)

Farasha - New Mom early June

This sweet girl was brought in as a stray by a community member. They kept her for 3 weeks, but unfortunately could not keep her. We named her Farasha, which is an Arabic word for butterfly.  4/27; HW+;  56lbs; 3 yrs old; shep mix

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Farrah- sponsored for pull fees; July 2021 Intake 

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

Update August 31, 2021: 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, 2022: ”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, 2022 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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Farrah and Sally

Farrah and Sally


Farris was brought in as a stray. Some of his ear was severed at some point but had healed back and just hangs there. It doesn’t seem painful to him. He has a cherry eye as well. Garris did good for his intake. He is very well mannered and let us do whatever we needed to do.. he is HW negative.  lab mix; 52lbs; 2-3 yrs old; 3/9

April 10: "FARRIS, you were so much fun during photo time and it was so easy to simply be with you.  Sure wish we could clone you as you are so perfect," commented one of our volunteers in describing her experience in working with handsome, hunk Farris during eval time.  No truer words were spoken to describe our labby mix.  Farris is an overall "nice guy" who is equally as happy meeting other dogs as he is in nicely chilling and hanging with his new human friends.   Farris is a calm, polite doggy who is an excellent meeter/greeter.    This was Farris's first time out for eval and photos and he was truly sensational and got with the program asap.  We had him out for a full 3 hrs and he just did not disappoint.   Softly loving and attentive,  Farris also enjoyed jogging around and meeting other 4 legged friends.   He smiled a lot and made us smile as well.   If an even keel, great with all kind of doggy sounds like your kind of new best friend, we encourage you to please experience Farris today.

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Finn came in from the same location with Huckleberry . They both did great for their intake. Very sweet. Did good on a leash. Heartworm: negative; Shep mix; 35lbs; 1 yr old; hw-; 5/4; stray

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Fletcher Litter

O/S- 5/25; hound mixes; 12 wks old; about 13lbs each






Charlie - F


Flint was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is very sweet and loves to play with toys. He walks well on a leash and is food motivated. He is HW positive.  lab; 4 yrs old; 70lbs; 5/4

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These 3 beautiful ladies were found in the prison camp fence. They ere brought to the shelter as strays. Freedom was bitten by a snake today and is currently at AAH. All 3 ladies are friendly and happy to see you no matter who you are. They are playful and are all kenneled together.  Independence and Glory are both HW:Positive. freedom’s Hw test will be performed later. 5/22; lab; no age or weight

Freedom Pup

Posted 5/15. 10 wks old; part of Liberty's litter. 

G x 3 Pups

These energetic boys were surrendered because her dog had puppies and she couldn't keep them. They are very playful and sweet.  lab; 8 wks old; 5/9; all male

Gambino- 19lbs

Galileo- 15lbs

Gatsby- 15lbs

Gemma - I'm a mom!  May 16 11 pups

Gemma is a big beautiful old lady. Her muzzle is graying.. While in the med room she wanted to be in my skin. She loved being with someone. She soaked up every once her little heart could get. She is HW:Positive. She walks well on a leash. She was wearing a collar arriving as a stray from Lamar. She seems to be house trained and could really show how great she is in a home and not in the intake building. She does have a scar on her belly that I am almost certain is a spay scar.  great dane mix; 66lbs; HW+; 3/23; 6 yrs old

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These 3 beautiful ladies were found in the prison camp fence. They ere brought to the shelter as strays. Freedom was bitten by a snake today and is currently at AAH. All 3 ladies are friendly and happy to see you no matter who you are. They are playful and are all kenneled together.  Independence and Glory are both HW:Positive. freedom’s Hw test will be performed later. 47lbs; lab; 2 yrs old; 5/22; HW+


"I have a girlfriend.  She sports a honey colored coat and she's playful and goofy, just like me.  Her name is Pocohontas," boasts our handsome black and tan friend GRENDEL. For a first outing having been with us about a month, Grendal might say he did a good job and we might say he did a great job and made us all smile!  Our mid-sized guy was a little tentative exiting his kennel but once out of our front gate,  he knew good things were on the horizon and beautifully trotted along towards his fun in the sun time.  Grendel is a great mix of snuggly and sniffy!  For his first round of pictures,  he could not contain himself and trying to position him in our laps was like trying to capture an oil coated, sprinting pig.  LOL.  He was so happy with himself that he had a major bout of the wiggles.  As you can see on line however,  he found his calm, inner self and then proceeded to pose beautifully for the camera.  But back to his girlfriend.. Poco was his best friend.  The two of them nicely ran off leash together and really seemed to enjoy each other.  With other dogs,  Grendel is calm and polite and says "hi" like a gentleman but most of the other dogs (except Vixen!) were turned off by him and we couldn't figure out why.   We're glad we reached for Grendel and hope to get him out again with another mix of dogs to broaden his friend base.   Til then,  don't be shy and see if Grendel might be the perfect one for you to try and wrangle and love on in your lap! lab mix; 40lbs; HW-; 3/29; no history; 1.5 yrs old

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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

Ham and Cheese Pups- safe

strays; sarcoptic mange; 3/20; about 25lbs each; male; shepard mix; 14wks old



Hans Solo

This dog was found chained to a grill in the woods. He is friendly and playful. HW+; bully mix; 2 yrs old; 50lbs; 4/27

Henley- Teen

These sweet babies were surrendered because their owner couldn’t keep them anymore. They are both sweet, walk okay on a leash and are HW:negative. During intake they both did well. Both are very food motivated. They are kenneled together at the shelter and get along well together.  Came in with Huxley.    no breed; 8 mos old; 5/8; hw-; 52lbs

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Hero was brought in as a stray from New Market Rd in Hartsville. HE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Hero is so gentle and very loving. He thinks he’s a certified lap dog and will not settle for less. Today we used him to make a Memorial Day post on the shelter page. hero is HW:Negative, Walks well on a leash once he has a minute out of the kennel. He doesn’t meet a stranger and We haven’t seen any reaction to other dogs while he’s been at the shelter.  5/20; HW-; bully mix; 2 yrs old; 52lbs


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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Hobbs was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is friendly and playful. Hw negative. shep mix; 45lbs; 1.5 yrs old; 3/25

April 18: "Hug me, squeeze me and then let me loose to run and play," explains our light hearted, silly, super friendly fella HOBBS.   Hobbs greeted us with some fancy tap dancing footwork as we exited his kennel.  So happy to leave the confines of his cement cell, he was grinning ear to ear and that tail was on super wag mode setting as we walked towards the play yard area. Hobbs is fun and friendly, social and engaging and ready ASAP to be let loose in a pack of dogs to meet and greet, sniff and play tag.   Hobbs loves being in the thick of things and to see his beautiful body language as he wove in and out and around in a pack as big as 7,  well it warmed all of our hearts.  Hobbs special skill which he was pleased to share with us is fetching a tossed flip flop!  Who would have thought?  Balls did not really peak his interest but the $1 flip flop was a hit.  We have endless videos of him with the shoe and the rest of the pack standing around and watching the show he put on for us all.  A crowd pleaser and a doggy perfectly capable and willing to care for kids,  won't you consider adding this amicable guy to your home?  You'll be glad you did. 

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Honey - safe

Honey was brought in as a stray by animal control with 3 of her pups. She is very sweet and sits like a good girl. She walks well on a leash and is HW positive. 50lbs; 2 yrs old; HW+; 3/30; hound mix

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Huckleberry was brought in as a stray with Finn. He is good on a leash, did great for his intake and is heartworm: negative!  33lbs; hw-; 1 yr old; 5/4

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Huxley- Teen

These sweet babies were surrendered because their owner couldn’t keep them anymore. They are both sweet, walk okay on a leash and are HW:negative. During intake they both did well. Both are very food motivated. They are kenneled together at the shelter and get along well together.  Came in with Hunley. HW-; 8 mos old; 5/8; 65lbs; no breed

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These 3 beautiful ladies were found in the prison camp fence. They ere brought to the shelter as strays. Freedom was bitten by a snake today and is currently at AAH. All 3 ladies are friendly and happy to see you no matter who you are. They are playful and are all kenneled together.  Independence and Glory are both HW:Positive. freedom’s Hw test will be performed later.  5/22; HW+; 49lbs; 2 yrs old

Indiana Bones Pup- safe

Found beside the road near the shelter.  Sweet and submissive, but very scared. loves to cuddle. 3 mos old;  about 22lbs; bully mix; 4/5.

Indigo- pup

This pup was brought in as a surrender by Hartsville fire department. She is very scared but has been warming up to us since she got here. She is still pretty timid, but does not run away from us anymore.  lab; 4/24; 23lbs; 12 wks old

Foster Update May 10: Hi!  I’m Indigo, but my foster family calls me “Indie” or “Little Bit” most of the time.  I am a teenage pup, about 25 lbs, and about 4 months old.  I absolutely love my fur brother and fur sister.  You see, when I arrived at the shelter, it was a really scary place for me.  Although I am still shy, I have blossomed and become much braver than before.  Most of my confidence has come from hanging out with my furry friends in my foster home and having time to grow at my own pace with my foster family.  You see, I enjoy them, but sometimes when they are standing up tall, they are a little intimidating for me unless my furry friends are also around so I may sometimes hide.  I used to just come inside and just sleep on the couch, curled up beside one of my humans.  Now?  I’ve become quite an explorer.  I like to sniff everything and test out all the dog beds in the house, especially after my fur sister has gone to bed for the night.  Her dog bed is my favorite, for sure.  I love to eat and know when it’s time for meals.  I also like the comfort of my crate.  I am super quiet in there.  Crate training and housebreaking?  I’m working on it, but doing great.  Only a couple of accidents.  (Sorry about that!) I love playing outside in my yard.  Do you have a house that could use one more friend?  I need to be in a home with at least one other dog who likes to play and will help me to blossom even more.  Could I be meant for you?


Ivy was brought in as a surrender to animal control with 3 of her pups, I x 3 pups.  The elderly person can no longer care for them.  Ivy is very sweet and friendly. She walks pretty well on a leash. lab mix; 1/26; 1 yr old; 49lbs; HW+

More about me Feb 15: IVY is a doll baby.  Just saying.  This more recent mom arrived with her 3 puppies (now 5 months old) and was she ready to exit and leave her family behind to get her glam pictures?   Well, heck yes!!  LOL.   Ivy was superb during her outing.  This girl immediately stepped up to the plate as she beautifully posed for pics and then met doggy and doggy again with skill and grace that all the dogs found appealing.    At a year old,  Ivy still has a silly, playful feel to her and as if to celebrate her brief reprieve from her needy pups, periodically we caught her in cat zoomie mode, sprinting in tight circles as if to say, "I'm so happy.  I'm free of THEM!"   Ivy is sweet, friendly and has a great disposition.  Social and wishing to be a part of the action, she was easy to manage and was easy to reach for as we determined who next needed a dog test.  She was very solid in this area.   She's up to a light game of wrestling with other dogs if they too are of this type.   Ivy is a great girl that made us smile.  Sporting a more trim physique, with white on her chest and freckles around her muzzle,  Ivy is a very approachable, appealing girl who interviews like a pro.   She'd surely love for you to experience her for yourself.

More about me March 28:  Lovely lady IVY makes it super easy to chill by her side and simply be her best friend.  When we first had Ivy out for pics and play time, she did not disappoint and second time around once again she was a super star.  This delightful doggy is so personable, loving and welcomes all with open paws.  She almost does not need intros with other dogs as she's like, "Hey, let's go play and have fun!"   We had her off leash with both males and females and oh, the fun she had and the doggies who were the lucky ones to have her as a new playmate.   Ivy is a medium energy girl who is pretty easy to manage.   She'd be honored to have kids under her care and an extra doggie or two would be icing on the cake in her new home but not necessarily a make it or break it point with her.   Ivy is done raising her more recent litter of 3 pups and she knows....and we know...It's her time to shine now!  Please check her out today. 

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J x 5 Pups

These pups were brought in by a community member who could not find them a home. no breed; 2/27;  2.5-3.5 lbs each; 6 wks old.   Jorden, Janet, Justin and James- safe. New pics May 5.

April 12 Update: Very sweet, snuggly little foster puppies looking for their very own families. They are 13 wks old, only around 12-15 lbs; shouldn't be that big. Look like beagle/hound mixed with something smaller. All males. Very gentle and get along with each other and other dogs very well. They love people! Jared, Jorden and Justin.

May 4 James/Janet: These happy-go-lucky, smart puppies are ready for a family to call their own. They are about 16 weeks old and about 20 lbs

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Jared- April 29

Justin- April 29- safe

Jared, Jorden & Justin

James- safe


Jazmine- safe

Jasmine was brought in as a stray. She is good on a leash. She is very sweet as well as gentle. She was very patient with me doing intake on her. She is heartworm: negative. lab; 5/2; 1 yr old; 43lbs

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Jimbo- safe

Jimbo was brought in by a kind community member who saw someone throw him out of a truck. She stated when she pulled up beside the man and asked him about it he laughed at her and drove away. She went back and got the dog and took him to the vet for rabies. She could not keep him though and brought him to us. This sweet boy is so happy and full of energy, despite what he went through. Thank goodness for kind people like this woman who went back for him, or who knows what could have happened. He will not walk on a leash and is HW positive.  4/27; 1 yr ols; shep mix; 41 lbs 


Juliette was brought in as a stray by animal control with her running partner Romeo. They were both very skinny. Juliette is very sweet and gentle and walks very well on a leash. She is HW positive. We are estimating that she is at least 6 years old. 2/27; HW+; shep mix;  6yrs old; 50lbs (Very thin).

June- safe

June came in as a individual surrender, she is very sweet and gentle. She excellent for her intake as well as walking on a leash. She is heartworm: Negative!  lab mix; 4/28; lab mix; 2 yrs old; 29lbs

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K x 6 Pups

Kx2 (Kenai & Koda) are siblings. They we’re brought in as strays through animal control. They are both very sweet and playful.  shep mix; about 7lbs each; males; 4/28; 8 wks old.  4 New additions to this litter 5/4- 6-7lbs each.  New pics May 15




Kyrie- safe





K x 3 Pups

These sweet babies came in today from he same place as the Dx3 girls, at the same time. They were completely covered in fleas. A few have some hair loss thats most likely from the flea infestation. They got baths. They are a little shy but all at their tails and most will come up to you. lab; 7-10lbs each;  3/6; 13 wks old

Kolleen- May 14 pics





Kahleesi was brought in from Hartsville Fire Department.  She a happy happy girl who makes everyone smile who sees her and walks politely by other dogs and cats.  lab/dane; 63lbs; 2/2; 2-3 yrs old; hw-; 

More about me March 31: Long, leggy, elegant and down right STUNNING!  Dane mix KAHLEESI is all of this and much much more.  It's amazing this incredible doggy with a Scooby Doo head has been hanging out below our radar for close to 2 months now. That's just no bueno!   Kahlessi was simply terrific and personable and a real joy to be around during her photo and evaluation slot.   This beauty is rock solid perfect in meeting other dogs.  We had her with males and females and dogs of varying energy and playfulness levels.  She was great with everyone and proved to be very tolerant of even more pushy dogs.  After meeting other dogs, she would typically stretch out (even in the middle of a short walk) to softly gnaw away on a hard toy and enjoy her quiet/down time.  Hint: This seemed to be the best time to get in some good snuggles with her!  Kahleesi is generally very, very calm and chill however if you entice her with a toy, you'll see a fun, yet focused side to her.   Ask her to sit for a toy (which she does amazingly!) and then watch her sail away from you to get the prize!  Cats too will get her amped up a bit, so we're thinking a cat free home is a good choice for her.   This great girl with a great attitude easily ticked off a good cross section of desirable pet skills and we can't wait for YOU to discover them for yourself. 

Foster mom update April 25:This is Leesi checking in.  I am adjusting well to my foster home.  My Foster Mommy can't believe how well I am doing.  I am almost completely crate trained, I had an accident for the first time today but F. Mommy thinks it's because we are still trying to figure out our schedule.  I LOVE cuddling on the couch with my F. Mommy and F. Daddy.   Already, I have learned to sit and go in my crate on command.  I turn into a bunny when she is getting my food together and then I am learning to sit and be patient when she puts my food down. I'm adjusting well to a Gentle Leader leash so I am an even more perfect and yes, easy leash walker.  I have a doggie foster brother and sister.  My foster doggie sister and I play all the time. F Mommy has guided me well to be a tad more gentle with my foster brother as he is a bit older than me.  I get to go on a road trip this weekend to meet my foster human sister and watch her play some sport.  More to come so please check back in.

Foster update May 15: This is Leeis!  I have had an eventful two weeks.  I love playing with my foster siblings.  Mommy says I am very good with my foster sibling Betsy, she is blind and I am very good with playing with her.  I have figured out the difference between playing with her and playing with my other foster dog siblings.  I get along with everyone I meet.  We went on a trip and watched my human foster sibling and I did great, says Mommy.  I met little humans and big humans, there were many distractions and I listened.  The car ride, I was good too.  I would check on Mom and Dad and then go lay down.  I also was in a house with a cat and did well. I am completely crate and house trained.  I have moved from sleeping in my crate to sleeping in my foster parents room!!  I love playing but I can be a total couch potato.

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Keira- pup

stray; lab; 13 wks old; 4/29. 18lbs. She is very sweet and warmed up quickly.  Note: Kierra Muttley was found on 5th ave in Hartsville. They waited weeks hoping someone would call looking for her, but no luck. She is believed to be about 14 weeks old. She is SO loving and friendly toward other animals and children. 


Kendra was brought in as a stray from Darlington. She is really sweet and did great for her intake. Kendra is HW:Positive. She walks well on a leash and enjoyed being outside today.  lab; 4/5; 56lbs; 3 yrs old

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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

More about me Feb 14: What a great looking, appealing dog!  All the heads are turning when KEVIN arrives and for good reason.  A larger, more hunky guy,  Kevin is super, super handsome.  Welcoming all with a huge grin on his face and a tail that never stops wagging, you'll find it hard to leave this great dog's side.  For big dog lovers,  Kevin is your kind of dog at over 70lbs!  Very friendly, engaging and ready to love on his human,  Kevin is not one to leave on the sidelines.  We had him out with both male and female dogs and he wishes to play with them all.  He errs on the more dominant side however so dogs who are more submissive and or who won't want to challenge him will hit it off with him seamlessly.  Kevin is a playful, active guy who is loaded with personality plus!  Described by a volunteers as a "Big, goofy, very lovable doggy," Kevin makes a statement no matter where he goes and to be in the spot light,  surely suits his pet style.  Kevin was brought over from Bridge Boarding for his photo shoot at the shelter and when it was time for him to be loaded up into his crate in the car,  he hopped right in, settled down and smiled at us as we bid him adieu!  We had THE best time with Kevin and know you will as well.  Ask to meet Kevin today and we just know, he will be your new best friend.  

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King Arthur Pups x 9- safe

4/24; 8 wks old; lab mix; stray;  about 9-13lbs each;  New pics May 23.










Knox - safe

knox was surrendered with raider. knox is very sweet but timid. chi; 5/22; 1-2 yrs old; 6lbs; no HW

Ladybug- Pup- safe

Ladybug was brought in a a stray through animal control. She has some skin issues. She did very good for her intake. She was very sweet and had a good time getting out of her crate for a bit. lab mix; 10lbs; 10wks; 5/5

Foster Update May 27: Cutie pie Labybug pup arrived as a stray and is currently in a foster home.  Foster Mom said she plays well with other dogs, loves to ride in the car, she’s crate trained, housebroken, is familiar with using a doggy door, sits patiently while waiting for her food, has learned to sit, knows down and not yours.  She enjoyed the attention out at Tractor Supply and Sams Club, riding in a shopping cart and sat nicely when folks approached her.  She happily obliged with kisses and a wagging tail.


Lenny was brought in as a stray by a community member. He got away from her in our parking lot, and we spent the next few days running around trying to catch him. Thanks to the MANY people who came out to help, we got him back. He is very scared and jumpy but so far has not tried to snap at anyone. He does not walk well on a leash and is HW positive ( the test was very light. but it was positive.). bully mix; 57lbs; 4/4; 2 yrs old

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Lenora was brought in as a stray through a community member. She did well on our walk to the med room, there were a few dogs and yard cats out at the time and she did just fine. She is heartworm: Negative!!  41lbs; border collie; 2-3 yrs old; 3/21

More about me April 25: "She's on her back, legs in the air," squeals one of our volunteers as we approach our fluffy beauty, LENORA.  This positioning directly speaks to her overall silly, goofy, playful personality and perhaps also a nod to her collie lineage.  We enjoyed our time with Lenora.  How could we not smile when she would come trotting over, ears going bounce, bounce and that tail with the white tip, also going bounce bounce.   Very friendly, outgoing and wanting very much to play,  bring the kids on over and what them interact and enjoy our pretty lady.  Oh, the fun they will all have together!   LENORA is a more dominant doggy and likely in general prefers the males to the female dogs.  Her best match during photo time was hunky, big boy Charlie.  Over twice her size, although Lenora tried to engage in play with him off leash,  he honestly just had no interest in playing with her, which was consistent with other dogs.   Lenora is a great girl with tons of curb appeal who would do well in a more active/busy home where she can be challenged mentally and also physically.  Is she the right girl for you?  Please stop on by and check out her today.

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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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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


Lucia was brought in as an owner surrender with 2 other shepherds (Lilah and Landry) and a dog named Stella. She is very scared and anxious but will let us near her now. She looks like she may have had several litters of puppies. She does not walk well on a leash and is HW negative. 4/22; hw-; family moving; shep mix; 47lbs; Born Jan 2022. 

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Luigi- Teen Pup

Luigi was brought in as a stray from Bamboo lane in Darlington. He did amazing for his intake. He is a very good boy. He laid down in the med room just hanging out for a little while. He didn’t bother anything and seemed to be thankful for a little peace and quite. Luigi is HW:Negative. 8mos old; lab mix; 41lbs; 3/23

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M x 3 pups- safe

These dogs were brought in as strays from animal control. They are all very sweet but shy. They play well together but do not walk on a leash. They are all HW Negative.  retriever/lab mix; 11 mos old; 4/27

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Milo- 27lbs- safe

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Madge was brought in as a stray. She is the mother to the Mx4 pups. She is scared and shy but did fine for her intake. She really really needs a foster if we hope to get her out of here!! She is so stressed in the intake building because it’s so Loud in there. She is HW:Positive and will not walk on a leash!  1/12; HW+; lab; 49lbs; 2 yrs old

May 30 Foster Update: Our pack is helping her learn to trust humans and how to be a dog. Just going in and out of the house was a challenge and she had to be on a leash at all times for fear she’d bolt and jump the fence. She’s come so far in the three months we’ve had her. She’s now allowed in the yard without a leash, is housebroken, enjoys dogs beds and human furniture, and has started taking treats from our hands. She gets so excited when we return to the house, greeting us with with a bouncing body, wagging tail, and some tiny hand licks. She’s still not a fan of touch, preferring to maintain her personal space. We’re hoping the right forever home is out there. It will need to be someone that is patient and understanding. A home with another confident dog would likely help her to build confidence and trust.  We call her Daisy Mae


Maeve came in as an individual surrender. A young woman found her and planned on keeping her. Unfortunately she was unable to keep her. She is very sweet and loving. She is heart worm negative.  no breed; 3 yrs old; 36lbs; 3/16

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Makenna- Teen

Makenna was brought in after being  abandoned by her family. She is currently in the office in the Penthouse suite because she is covered in ant bites. Her stomach and arm pits are the worst with little festered bites. I can’t imagine what she may have had to go through. She does have an unbiblical cord hernia. It is hard and its something they can probably remove when they spay her. She is very sweet and loving but she does need some help with manners. She jumps up on you a lot and will jump on the counters when she thinks there’s something up there she wants. She is HW:Negative!!  lab; 3/22; 6 mos old; 27lbs; 

More about me April 18: Pupppppy!!  Makenna is the cutest, sweetest, silliest pup there ever was!  This happy, super friendly gal was all in as we let her loose to run and romp and play with an assortment of other dogs.  Fearless and affectionate,  she was in almost constant motion greeting everyone ...humans and other dogs...and then skillfully made herself at home with anyone who might sit still for even a minute.  Already a great leash walker,   Makenna is a bundle of joy just waiting for you to discover!  Hint:  She's at the Darlington Shelter. 

Foster update May 15: Makenna has adjusted well to being here.  She has three foster siblings that she loves to play with.  She walks really well on the leach and has learned to sit when it is time to get my leach on and off to go for a walk.  Makenna has mastered crate training but she is still learning how to be housebroken.   She loves to cuddle on the couch and is well mannered considering.  She is super smart and picks up on things really quickly.  She has fun puppy energy.

Foster Update May 22: MaKenna pup is a bundle of joy in her foster home. Here is what her foster family says, "MaKenna is just waiting for you to discover how great is. She loves kids, belly rubs and doesn’t meet a stranger. She has adjusted well to being here. She has three foster siblings that she loves to play with. She walks really well on the leash and has learned to sit when it is time to get the leash on/off for walks. She has mastered crate training and is well on her way to being housebroken. She loves to cuddle on the couch and is a well mannered pup of approximately 7 months old and 30-ishlbs. She is heartworm negative. She is super smart and picks up on things really quickly. She's a great choice for a family."

Foster Update May 31: This is Makenna checking.   I am feeling better and loving the foster home life.   I am loving playing with my foster siblings but my favorite thing of all time is cuddling with my humans.   I would do great in a home with other dogs.   I am submissive when I need to be.  I am still a puppy for sure but I am learning new things all the time.  I would do great in a home as a only dog as well.  I would love to have puppy play date.

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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

More about me Feb 14: Sweet and soft in her ways,  bully mix MARCELINE is such a great girl who does not ask for much.  Arriving as a stray,  a quick look at her body and you know life has been tough for her.  She's got some open sores on her paws, she has an awkward gait, hair loss and gheez, she's heartworm positive.  A fixer upper of sorts, but totally worth setting her down a new path towards wellness.  When you meet this quiet, unassuming lady,  you will want to help her, give her a mini hug and tell her life will get better for her.   Marceline is super polite and pretty slow and methodical as she pokes around and explores.  Likely, the best part for her during photo time was simply stretching out and enjoying the warmth of the sun on her fur.  Having a tennis ball in her mouth to massage around also brought her some simple joy.  She was great with every dog she met- male and female. She doesn't really pay much attention to any of them but with a few she might have every so slowly strolled on over to give them a sniff sniff.  Marceline would be perfect for almost any home environment.   A poofy bed and or sofa to call her own and more quiet, simple days would surely make for an ideal pet position for this delightful lady.   We can't wait to see who the lucky family is to welcome this incredible lady into their home to call their own.  What a prize pet she is! 

May 6 Foster Update: Marcy is a total lovebug, giving kisses and wagging her tail constantly.  

Marcy is happy with a big comfortable bed, good food and a few tennis balls.   She is well behaved with other dogs, is house-trained and only chews on her own toys.   She is such a happy independent girl.  Very good indoor manners and she loves hugs and kisses. Her favorite things are her bed, a tennis ball and the warm sun!  

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Marshmallow was brought in as an individual surrender, his owner could no longer care for him. He is very kind, he did great for his intake. Not sure how he is with other animals or on a leash. He is heartworm negative. chi; 7lbs; 2 yrs old


Mazie came in through animal control as a stray. She was a little nervous but did great for her intake. She walked well on a leash and didn't seem bothered at all with all of the other dogs in the office at the time. She is heartworm positive, it is very faint but it is 3 dot positive. 5/17; 2 yrs old; HW+; hound; 45lbs

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Mena was brought in as an owner surrender since they could no longer care for her. She is very sweet and playful. She walks well on a leash and knows the trick "High Five". She is HW negative. lab mix; hw-; 4/20; 40lbs; 1 yr old;  Reportedly good with other dogs, kids and cats.

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Midnight was brought to us because his owner developed Parkinson's Disease and can no longer care for him. Midnight is a beautiful black lab with very little manners, he likes to jump up on everything.. Those brown eyes I'm sure get him everything he wants!!  Reportedly good with other dogs, cats and kids.  9 mos old; 54lbs; 1/26/22; hw-.  Returned feb 1, 2023- no reason given.


Mink was brought in through animal control. The pick up was requested by Darlington Police Department. He is very very sweet, and did excellent for his intake. He walked great on a leash and is heartworm positive. bully mix; 72lbs; 5 yrs old; 5/11. Came in with Camille.