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Nixie Pup

Nixie was brought in as an owner surrender by the same owner as the Zx2 pups. She is the 6th pup of the Nx5 litter this owner surrendered here in August. She is timid and sweet. 13lbs; 9/22; 13 wks old; no breed


stray; 7/22; Could be mom to Nicholas and Nicole pups; HW+; 43lbs; 5 yrs old; no breed

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Oatmeal- Puppy

8/11; 8lbs; lab mix; 3 mos old; male; part of the O x 6 litter

Oreo- Puppy

She is a wonderful dog. This girl was nothing but happy the whole time! She met several other dogs and was very good at reading the other dog and knowing when she was too much for them. This girl does not meet a stranger. She ABSOLUTELY LOVES WATER!!!! lab mix; 4 mos old; 8/12; 38lbs; 4 mos old; O/s;

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Oscar- Sponsored for pull fees and HW treatment

He walks well on the leash. male; lab mix; HW+; 64lbs; stray; 5-6 yrs old; 6/29.

More about me August 22: The Big Chill! Our middle aged man is simply the BEST! Never in any real rush and graced with an old soul feel, we had our 5th grade youth volunteer in charge of walking him and posing him for pictures and his energy and disposition made the two of them the perfect pair. Oscar is one of the most polite dogs you're apt to meet and he's very generous in softly nudging at you and showing you his appreciation in simply being by your side. Oscar is a bigger guy at 65lbs, but he's a dream to manage and really enjoyed slowly ambling along in our play yard area. Beautifully meeting both male and female dogs off leash, he's a very non-threatening doggy with a peaceful, accepting energy about him. We can easily see Oscar in a home loaded with pets of all types and also kids. He is a delightful, super pleasant guy, whose middle name should be "Best Friend."

Foster update Sept10: Day 2 with my friend Oscar, out on loan from Darlington County Humane Society Rescue . This big love muffin just wants snuggles. He's good on a leash, he's good with other dogs, he's house broken and crate trained. Last night he slept peacefully in a kennel. Today, when I was drained and needed a nap, I didn't put him up and he was so good outside of his kennel.

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Penelope was brought in as a stray from Hartsville. She is A LOVE! Penelope is kitty friendly!!! hw-; stray; 7/19; 1-2 yrs old; bully mix; 45lbs. Had entropian eye surgery on 8/17. TA


Philip was brought in as a stray by animal control with Yolanda. He is HW negative. lab mix; 9/15. 40lbs; 1-2 yrs old


Phoebe was an owner surrender brought in by the same owner as Margie. Phoebe is scared and timid. She is HW negative. 29lbs; 9/6; 4 yrs old. Adopted from us in 2019.


Pluto was brought in by Hartsville Fire Department because he was found abandoned in Hartsville. He is very well behaved and walks well on a leash. Kathy S gave him a bath and he did well for that as well. He is HW negative. bully mix; 59lbs; 3 yrs old; 9/16

Princess- Teen

O/S- can no longer care for; lab mix; 6 mos old; 22 lbs; 7/14. Came in with Hennessey. hw-. Princess is a great little girl who is available for rescue or adoption. She’s been in foster and is such a gem. Princess is a 35 lb, teen, heart worm negative bully mix. She’s dog and cat friendly, housebroken, crate trained, and walks well on a leash. She loves swimming at the lake, playing with other dogs and then is up for a good snuggle with you. Princess would be a perfect addition to a home looking to add another dog to their pack or a very active family that will take her out and about on adventures. This sweetie is ready to go and do, she will make a great companion, located in Darlington SC. TA

Other Comment: "Teen pup" Princess has an excellent temperament to complement her beautiful markings. She is well socialized, loves to play, and is doing very well in her foster home. She would do best in an active home with children and another canine playmate her size. She is crate trained, comes when called, and walks well on leash. She can be mischievous, but a canine playmate and crate-training her when her family is not home will manage her puppy-like behavior.

Foster update Sept 8: ✔️Great with dogs and cats✔️Housebroken ✔️Crate trained

✔️Walks good on leash✔️Likes water, a swimmer✔️Snuggler ✔️Sweet spot size around 35lbs and doesn't seem to be getting much bigger at around 8mos

Sept 24 Update: Princess is great in playgroups. Today was no different.

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no intake yet; thin; 26lbs; 9/23; 3 yrs old

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Quinn- Puppy

Part of the Q x 5 pups. Not clear about age. 6/3 intake; Pics on 9/4; lab mix; TA


Quinn was brought in with Mozzerella. Both arrived very skinny and were not being taken care of. They seemed to have been dumped on the side of the road. She is very sweet and outgoing. She is HW:Positive. 40lbs; 2 yrs old; 8/22; female

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O/S hound mix; 9/19; waiting on intake info- don't want to forget her.

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Reba came in as a stray from animal control. She is sweet and submissive. She walks well on a leash. She is HW negative. 9/5; lab ; 5 yrs old; 57lbs


Laid back, loveable guy!! Oh boy folks. You are in for a treat when you meet our big labby boy, REMMY! Talk about stunning and magnificent and ready to simply stretch out and relax right by YOUR side! Remmy is never in a rush and in meeting other dogs during photo time, typically he would remain completely stretched on his side just relaxing and enjoying the shade of a tree. We would have to nudge him to please get up and say "Hi" and slowly but surely, he would oblige us. We really enjoyed our time with Remmy. He was terrific in meeting male and female dogs and in general once he had a formal meet/greet he would slowly wander off and do his own thing. Remmy is a larger, heavier guy. I am guessing a good 70lbs(??) but he's easy to manage and the leash was generally pretty slack and limp. Remmy was "jealous of the baby" in his prior home hence he is now under our care. He has a large swatch of baldness around his shoulder/neck area and it's not clear if in fact it's due to a chemical burn. It's possible that area will never regain any hair growth. Because his skin is black, you won't notice it right away but it's there. Remmy (by coincidence or not) is rather head shy. Slow movements around his face are appreciated and will make him smile even more so than he already does! Remmy is a calm, very polite, old soul who is extremely appealing in her person. Ideally, we could see him chilling by his human on the front porch and or inside on the sofa. He's very low energy and a real lovebug. He was open to meeting our youth and all the other humans. Only because of his being head shy, we might recommend a home free of kids and or kids who are older and can be respectful of this one area of concern for him. Did we mention we really like Remmy? You will too! Please come and see for yourself. Note: 2 yrs old; lab mix; no weight; no hw; 8/2. In the video with Pixel, Remmy is more strong than normal. We suspect Pixel may be in heat hence the extra interest in her!

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Rigatoni was brought in by AC after being seized due to abandonment along with his friend macaroni. 8/18; 52lbs; 3 yrs old; lab mix; hw-

August 27 Playdate: did very well today. played with Oreo and was male tested.

Sept 24 Update: tested well with others

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O/S- Allergies + not getting along w/other dog in home. 8 yrs old; lab; 7/30.Has had since a pup; female; 41lbs; HW-

More about me Sept 14: I'm your shadow and love to be near my humans. I served a family for over 8 yrs and now, with a new puppy added to the mix, I am out of a pet job. I was not a fan of the new arrival, so I got the boot!! I could be all "Boo Hoo" is me but I think when we meet you'll agree I have a sweet, sunny, doting disposition. I'm a happy, fairly carefree girl who still has some spunk, playfulness and certainly love to share. A good size for most laps and ages at 41lbs, I am polite and pretty easy to work with. You should have seen how much fun I had when one of the volunteers started to really engage me by rubbing my belly and encouraging me to run and play with her. She was a lot of fun and I also enjoyed relaxing and being right by her side. I met several dogs during photo time and folks said I was a bit selective. Some I liked and others I might give a snap of warning letting them know they were too close and or I was not comfortable with them. I was out for another photo shoot last month and I was off leash with a couple of dogs and liked both of them. Go figure! I found one really super good friend on this outing who was a 60lb male, labby mix, Hennessey. He and I sought shade under a tree and really enjoyed each other's company. Another male I really, really liked and with whom I tried to engage in light wrestling and playing decided he did not like me too much- kind of hurt my feelings. In any event, I'm a good girl who would be ideally suited for folks of most ages. I have a gentle disposition and did I mention I love my people? I sure hope you'll ask for me soon. The shelter is super, super full and dogs like me who are even slightly dog selective quickly run out of options. Thank you for considering me for your next companion pet. Riley

Foster update Oct 1: She is curious about cats but hasn't seemed aggressive with them. She had a shaky start with our other female foster but immediately took to my 2 male dogs. Now she and the other female foster love each other. She is a really good, sweet dog. She is very affectionate and loves people. She is very very smart, also. She sits and shakes on command, she had a family for 7 years so she is house trained and socialized.

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Arrived 3/14 Other dogs: Krystal, Thelma, Louise, Junior and ??. Person died. 6 dogs found on a tie out in back yard. HW-; 3-4 yrs old; 54lbs; bully mix. intake 4/19.

More about me April 26: Pretty brindle lady ROBIN is not one to come bustin' in.  Robin is chill and low key and slowly mozeys around and goes about her business.  Looking a bit rough around the edges with her hand cut ears and brittle feeling coat,  this girl is one sweet, doting, loveable bully mix.  By age and also personality-wise,  Robin has a more matronly feel about her as she wanders through other dogs off leash and politely checks them out.  She did a good job meeting both male and female dogs and curiously,  even tried to jump start some slightly playful banter with a couple of our more shy male dogs.   Who would have thought?  Robin will give you a fuzzy eye and tilt of the head as you roll a ball right in front of her as if to say, "You want me to do what with that?"  LOL.  Toys were clearly not her thing but relaxing and opting to chill near other dogs and humans under the shade of a tall tree seemed to perfectly suit her style.  We enjoyed Robin's mellow, polite, accepting outlook on life and perhaps you might as well! 

Mini Outing July 1: I know she's not a long time, but my husband and I had the privilege of taking miss Robin on a field trip a couple days ago. We got her a sonic burger, took her to our dog pen so she could walk around after eating the burger, then we took her to the Vista and then to Purrs McBarkin. She was the BEST dog! So well behaved and she did so well on the leash.

Foster Update Sept 15: Hi! I’m Robin! I’m looking for a forever home and family. I’m about 3-4 years old, heart worm negative, and already spayed! Ready to go! My foster mom says that I’m pretty much perfect. I am crate and house trained! No accidents in the house my first week being a foster doggo! Yay me!

I’m a very chill, laid back kind of gal. In fact, my foster mommy says that she’s never even heard me bark- not even a peep! Day one I discovered something they call a doggie bed, and guess what?! I love it! In fact, I’m so worried it’s going to disappear that I lie on it all the time to make sure it doesn’t go anywhere. I like toys but I’m not destructive with them. It took me a few days to figure out what they were. I love taking walks! And when I find a good patch of grass, I like to flop down on the ground and roll around on my back! That’s pretty fun!

I’m really good with all my 4-legged foster brothers. Day one with foster mommy I even met a neighbor puppy! She came running up to meet me she was so excited. I took her exuberance in stride and taught her the beauty of sniffing grass (& maybe tasting it, too) while the humans talked about how awesome we were. Then a couple of days ago I met another neighbor dog, Dugan! Foster mommy told me that Dugan is a former Darlington Darling! He got lucky and was adopted by the perfect pawrents! I really, really hope I get lucky like Dugan. I would be happy in a home with other doggos or as an only dog. Really doesn’t matter to me as I just want a family or a person to call my bestest friend. Probably no kitties though. They look like they’d be really fun to chase!

Foster mommy says that I’m what she calls a Keeper! But she wants to be able to help other dogs like me that have been waiting a long time at the shelter. Did I mention that I was at the shelter for over 6 months?! I know everyone involved in rescue in any capacity is aware of the dire situation shelters and their residents are facing. So many lives at risk everywhere. But Robin doesn’t know. She is hoping that someone, somewhere will choose her.

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Roscoe was brought in by a staff member of AAH. He is sweet but shy. HW negative. 9/3; 2-3 yrs old; boxer mix; 41lbs


stray; 53lbs; 8/9; 1-2 yrs old; HW-; Rowan is an absolute sweetheart!! He is HW:Negative and walks decent on the leash. his intake was a breeze and he was submissive when I approached him. TA

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O/S- moving; 2 yrs old; 7/28; reportedly good with kids and other dogs; HW-; Previously lived inside with a chihuahua. No cats for her please.

Update Sept 6: Judy (Ruby-prior name)- Judy came prancing out of that dog run, happy as can be to get out for a walk. She had some play time to herself for a few minutes and was delighted to find a squeaky ball that everyone in the area knew about very quickly. She loved marching around to the rhythm of the squeak. Judy met male and female dogs very politely but was not really interested in running around with them. In her prior home she had a chihuahua sibling so this meet and greet was not new for her. She has a nice energy level and mostly enjoyed the people and attention from them, and she really loved the toys! I’m sure that is one of many things she has missed from being in a home. Judy is anxious to find her new family and into getting those regular snuggles and pets again. Please give this girl a good look!

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lab; 12/7/2021; hw-; 73lbs; 3.5yrs old; Rudolph was brought in by AC and is a sheriff's department case.. We are awaiting a court date. Rudolph is really sweet, He cries when he's not outside or when you're not paying him any attention. He pushed the med room door open trying to get to MRs. Pam when she was standing away from the door. He is NOT cat friendly!!! He did well for his intake and was eager to get back outside.. Rudolph seems to be house/kennel trained. He used the bathroom alot on our way to the med room.

More about me Dec 14: He doesn't have a red nose, but hey we still call him Rudolph!  This big, strapping, handsome hunk is ready to go and do and have some fun!  At 73lbs,  he's no pansy and with his zest for life and his interest in meeting all, expect a brisk pace in walking this great dog!   We had Rudolph out with a myriad of other dogs, male and female, large/small and of a mix of breeds.  He is more of a top dog kind of guy but had no problem mixing in with the group we had.  He was off leash with 4 other dogs and typically he goes and does his own thing, unless he is with sporty, playful Ruger (lab mix) who was insistent that they be best friends and prowl around together!  Rudolph is very affectionate and giving of his love and time to humans. He was oftentimes on his back, legs in the air while yet one more human was scratching his belly.    Rudolph brings a wonderful full of life energy vibe to him no matter where he goes which is most infectious.  It's hard to have a frowny face when this dog is under your care.   Rudolph isn't just a seasonal pet companion...he's looking for a long term, all season pet commitment.  Might it be with you?   Surely, Santa would look favorably upon you if you brought him on home. 

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Savannah was brought in as a stray from the Lydia area. She is very sweet and well mannered. We completed her intake with a breeze!! She is HW:Negative and walks amazing on the leash!! She is beautiful and will make a great companion. 65lbs; 2 yrs old; 8/11; hw-

Foster Update Sept 20: She is doing very well with other dogs, very submissive. She’s been around male and female, puppies and does great. She’s good for the bath and nail trims, clean in the crate and outside of the crate when supervised. Doesn’t get on furniture and just so loving! She is very easily adoptable. Someone who has experience with Shepherds would love her!

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Serenity- safe

Serenity was brought in after being found as a stray from Hartsville. From the looks of it, she has had several litters of puppies. One of her nails has been ripped out i have been keeping it clean and will monitor for infection. She walked fairly well on the leash and did WONDERFUL for her intake. I think she will make a wonderful addition to someone who has time to devote to her and love on her. HW+; lab; 47lbs; 3 yrs old; 6/30

More about me August 16: "She's just an all around GREAT girl.  Calm, polite, loving and wonderful with all.  What more could you ask for?" explains one of our volunteers.  And they are spot on!   Very well mannered and easy going as we leashed her up in her kennel to head out for photos,  SERENITY is just that...a very serene, happy, pleasant lady who finds friends no matter where she goes and no matter who she meets.   Serenity almost does not need an introduction with other dogs as she is perfect in saying "hi" and becoming chum chum with new 4 legged encounters.   She was off leash running and playing with a good mish mash of dogs...male and female...and of different personalities.  Her bestie was Fern, a more shy doggy (with humans).  The two of them immediately hit it off and the two of them ran and played and shoulder butted and really enjoyed each other's company.  Serenity was fine with everyone and would be a great choice to use as a tester dog with future evaluations.  She might say however, "I'd really rather be tucked into my new home doting on humans vs forever making doggy friends at the shelter."    Serenity made doggy testing super easy and certainly her care-free, go with the flow, friendly face attitude made her a hit with all.  Serenity would be perfectly suited in a home with other dogs and more sturdy kids (only because of her size).   Check out this lovely lady - She'll make you glad you did!

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Silas- pup

arrived with an embedded collar; 37lbs; 8/31; lab/shep; no age. Pictures from 9/24. What a happy, handsome labby boy! Silas made the most of every minute in the play yard today. He absolutely loved every human that was lucky enough to meet him, and when he was introduced to some doggy friends, he was bouncing with joy. He played very nicely with his new friends and especially hit it off with a smaller female pup. They had the most fun. This was his first chance to get out to play after arriving with an embedded collar that needed medical attention. Poor boy had to wait to heal up. He is not holding that against anyone, however, and is all about loving everybody and having fun! He is a beautiful brindle gray teen pup that is patiently waiting for his very own family.

Sept 24 Update: Silas was thrilled to be out, he played well with other dogs.

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Smudge was brought in by a community member who had been looking for his owner and keeping him safe. He had to hang out in the med room for several hours today and just napped. He didn’t bother anything or try to get out. His intake was done in no time without any issues. He is HW:Negative walks well on a leash and is so loving with him mini little tail wags.

44 lbs; no age; lab mix; 6/21;

More about me August 22: "Give me a minute to warm up to you and then let me show you my belly and all of my love," explains our compact bully mix SMUDGE.  Smudge is such a sweet, dear, lower riding fellow.  You'll see in his photos he's wearing a harness.  He's ready to walk out of our shelter gates and hop right into YOUR car.  This handsome, polite fellow was doing great in a trial adoption home, but when his new person became ill, sadly he was brought back to us still in need of his happily ever after.   Smudge is a super pleasant guy who does not want any trouble.  He was terrific in meeting other dogs off leash and quickly assimilated into his new pack.  At times, he was seated right by us and in the thick of things but on other occasions, he would opt to quietly sit on the sidelines and take in all fun activity.   This approachable, even keel handsome man has a good energy that suits folks spanning the ages.  He's easy to manage and was as relaxed and welcoming of the bigger and smaller dogs as he was the more energetic and slow pokey dogs.  Smudge has a high cuddle factor and will make someone a great, loyal companion pet.  Might that person be you? 

August 27 Playdate: Smudge was happy to be out and even happier to make a friend. He was partnered with another dog after play groups. This should greatly help him.

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8/25; 6 yrs old. no further info. Snoop arrived at the shelter after having the same home for over 6 years due to his owner no longer being able to care for him. He was absolutely devastated the first couple of days he was at the shelter. He has started putting weight on and is happy to have someone visit with him. Snoop is available to foster, adopter, or rescue. Let's find this boy a home.

Update Sept 6: Owner had Snoop all of his life since a pup. He is almost 7 years old. He lived inside until about 2.5 yrs old when he got big and stayed mostly in the fenced-in yard then (free to move about whole yard, never on a tie out) and came in when he chose and in bad weather. No other pets in the home, but there was a cat that stayed under the house as a stray and he never bothered it. Family came to visit often, including kids, and he was always good with everyone. Dad use to really enjoying playing with Snoop but his health has severely declined and recently he was hospitalized for an extended period and he can't depend on anyone to help care for Snoop (which is why he was surrendered looking skinny). He was loved and Dad called him playful and a good boy. Snoop's Dad is now on dialysis and trying to get stronger.

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Spanky- safe

Spanky was an owner surrender because they were moving.He was brought in with Willis and Alyssa. He was a little bitey for his intake. He walks well on a leash. 9/16; stray hold up 9/22; chi; 14lbs; 2 yrs old; HW+


Ok he wins best boy💗💕. I don't know what was wrapped around his mouth to cause the hair loss but he is a trooper. He was very happy receiving attention for intake. He has what looks like hair loss around his muzzle, but it is not. The white is actually new hair. lab mix; stray; no hw; 36lbs; male; 6/24

More about me Sept 14: I'm loaded with personality and have plenty of love to go around! I won an incredible award during intake which can be a stressful time for some pets, but not for me. Dubbed with the tagline, "Best Boy," it sure made my heart feel good that folks could see my awesomeness even as they poked and prodded me. Many would say I am the perfect size pet- not too large and not too small at 36lbs. Super cute with my reddish brown coat and little impy smile, I am a playful, very affectionate fellow. On my own, you would have laughed when I grabbed an unattended stuffie in our play yard and proceeded to toss it in the air, carry it around and in general just have fun with it. I went zooming around in many circles repeatedly activating and then dropping the toy and then checking in with my humans. The humans gave me big hugs and pets and we mutually enjoyed each other's company. I met several dogs during photo time and for some, I was able to tolerate off leash just fine but then I might decide they were too close or for other unknown reasons to the humans, I would snap at the dog. As such, I feel a home where I can be the only doggy might be my best choice. I am super welcoming of kids and would be a lovely choice in general for folks of most ages. Easy to manage and pretty polite, I'm one handsome, appealing guy who simply wishes to be your one and only. Please say "I do" by asking about me today. Thanks for tuning in on me! Ps. I have a curious white "stripe" of sorts that goes around my muzzle. It is white hair and not a bald area. It's a bit odd but knew you would be intrigued by it and desire more detail on it. STUART. 6/24; 36lbs; no age; no hw

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New info Mid August: If you’re looking for a reason to SMILE, here’s an update on TABOR! He is doing fantastic in foster. We rearranged our routine just a little bit to accommodate this sweet boy’s needs and man, oh man, is he thriving! He has to be the most clever dog I’ve ever met, and if you meet him, you’ll see too!! I just know he’ll be the best boy in his forever home soon. (I’ll be a mess but this is why we foster and why it’s worth it!).

We’ve had Tabor for 3 months as we helped address some medical needs that are now much better. He gets along great with our dogs and everyone he meets. He’s been going to work with my husband and hangs out with the employees and other dogs there too. He loves going to work and everyone there, of course, loves him. His health is much better now!! He kept a smile on his face even as we worked thru his medical stuff. He is just an all around GREAT dog that just wants to be loved and to love his family. He will need a home where he can be inside with his people, just going out to use the bathroom and play (he can use the doggy door). He follows his people around everywhere in the house (so probably not best for someone elderly or a fall risk). He’s very gentle but will walk right on your heels sometimes. He loves his people. He will need someone who understands his past medical history and will be attentive to ensuring it doesn’t happen again (had a prolapse in the past). Currently, he will need to be on wet food only and have one medicine to take every three months in addition to the monthly flea and heartworm preventative. (He is heartworm positive but it’s not the time to treat them.) He deserves lots of love and understanding as he first settles in. He doesn’t like to be kenneled and loves a home with other dogs. Being kenneled causes too much stress on his body which contributed to his past medical issue. He really doesn’t need a kennel either. We used to separate him in his own room when we would leave the house but a couple weeks into foster, we learned he was fine roaming the house with our other dogs since he would just turn the doorknob and open the door himself anyway lol. He will sleep just fine with a doggie bed out in the open or even in a little nook of the house or even on his favorite chair. He is around 4 years old and is just a GREAT dog. My update may sound like a lot, but he truly is a pretty low maintenance guy with lots of love to give. I just want the best home for him because of everything he’s been through and how wonderful he is. Note: Owner surrender - no time for pet. HW+; 53lbs; 3 yrs old; bull mix; 7/11/2020; male; Treated for HW's summer 2021.

More about me July 22, 2022: We’re looking for someone that can foster Tabor while his furever home is found! He needs supervision when around our cats and with our schedule and the traveling we’ve been doing, it’s been really tricky to do that. He gets along well with all of the other dogs in our home those that visit and is very loving on his people. Seriously, he loves people, oh and food!! He’s also great in the car and knows how to use the doggie door. Tabor is a great boy and will be your best friend. He’s goofy and sensitive. He just wants to be around you where he feels safest. He’s even learned to open the door and baby gate to be with you if you’re on the other side! We just have to look at him and say “I don’t think so.” and he turns around and goes back! 🤣 He has learned a lot commands very quickly and when you meet him, you’ll see why he’s so loved by so many of us!! He is now able to have 1.5 cups of Purina One dry food with a half can of Purina One wet food 2x a day!! No more wet food only for Tabor!

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Stray. male; shep mix; 44lbs; 3 yrs old; 7/29; HW-

August 27 Playdate: Test well with male and female dogs. Oreo was his female tester. Teddy enjoyed his time out in the yard, meeting Kody and Oreo. He had a blast running and play bowing with Oreo, matching her puppy play style. He was respectful of older gentleman Kody, who simply wanted to chill. Teddy is a very handsome guy. He’s hoping you’ll ask for him.

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Tortellini was brought in as a dcso seizure from the same place as lasagna. She is very sweet and friendly. She made fast friends with Pam who gave her lots of biscuits. She walks well on a leash and is HW positive. bully mix; HW+; 2 yrs old; 47lbs; 9/6


Stray. Came in with Butch. 2 yrs old; 65lbs; 5/3; HW+; bully mix.

Aug 3 Update: We matched Sierra with Tux. They were a perfect fit. These two bowed to each other and enjoyed interacting with each other. Watching them was a lot of fun. You could see they enjoyed each other's company. Tux was tested with both males and females. He enjoyed himself, he made new friends and just enjoyed escaping the shelter.

More about me Aug 22: Super size guy with the BEST attitude!  If bigger is better in your world and sweeter and pleasant is also your kind of new best friend,  our muscular friend TUX is ideally suited for you.   We had THE best time with this solid framed, bully mix.  Tipping the scales at 65lbs,  Tux has a big footprint, but what a softie at heart!  First up for this guy is to make sure he gets plenty of head scratches from you.  Next up,  sit for a spell with him and then release him into a pack setting of dogs and watch him seamlessly meet all and blend right in!   A well mannered fellow with a moderate energy level (at best), Tux is not a pushy guy and really quite chill as he mozeys around and checks out the sights.  He seemed to equally enjoy his doggy pack time as his time relaxing and enjoying the company of his new human friends.   Tux interviews really, really well and he is so very appealing in person (and hopefully on line!).  He'd surely love to meet you and show you how terrific a companion pet he could be for YOU!  Won't you give him a chance to show you his greatness? 

Foster Update Sept 12: This big lug is Tux! He's 65lbs of pure love and affection. For some reason Tux has been overlooked for five long months at the shelter. The shelter is beyond overcrowded and he was at risk of losing his life. This sweet boy has the personality that everyone loves in this breed. He loves everyone, makes pitty noise and runs around doing the pitty pounce! He appears to be crate trained and house broken.

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Tyra- New mom 2/19- 6 pups

Tyra was brought in as a stray from darlington near the Racetrack. 1/24; 47lbs; lab mix; HW-; no age.

More about me April 26: Black Velvet Beauty TYRA is much braver than she thinks she is. She arrived as a pregnant stray and birthed here at the shelter 3 weeks later. Can you imagine? This shy, very cautious lady nursed and raised her pups at the shelter. Can you imagine? Today, her pups have been launched and she's taking new steps towards her new life. During photo time, a volunteer commented, "I've never really even seen her pretty face as it was always stuck in the corner of her kennel out of fear." Can you imagine? We had Tyra out for a full 3 hrs during photo time! This brave lady walked all the way out to our front play area and spent most of her time slowly exploring around and also darting around. All the dogs were interested in meeting her and she nicely obliged all of them. She was at her best in fact near other dogs. She was initially very "stiff" as we touched her...never bity or aggressive...but after 3 hrs in our presence, she started to warm up to us and became more soft in her ways. She's a work in progress but it's clear she's willing to try and put in the time and effort to be at her best. We are proud of her and soon, be on the lookout for a follow up report on our Black Velvet. Her name is Tyra.

More about me May 3: TYRA are you just starting to soften a wee, wee bit to us humans?? LOL. Oh, if only dogs could speak their minds! It was Tyra's turn to join us again for a full 3 hrs of photo time and she's made a little progress from last week. She was slightly more engaging with the other dogs and while still very darty around humans, the intensity has lessened and she's not as much in panic mode. She really does seem to enjoy the company of other dogs as she quietly seeks to check them out and perhaps relaxes near them. It's still baby steps for our pretty Black Velvet girl, but we're here to help her every step of the way.

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U x 3- Pups- safe

strays; 8 wks old; 9/29; lab mix; 7-9 lbs each

Ursula- F

Utah- m

Uzzi- m

Velvet- Teen

l0 mos old; 9/15; 32lbs; mixed breed; Velvet was brought in with Leslie as a stray. She is very friendly and is kenneled with Leslie.

W x 2- Winslow and Walker

lab mix; Wx2 were brought in as strays by animal control. They are sweet and submissive and do not like to be away from each other. 17lbs; males; 9/26. Stray hold up 10/3




lab mix; Walter was brought in as a stray. He is sweet and friendly and was well behaved for his intake. He sat still in my lap and waited for his blood draw for his heartworm test like a good boy. He walks well on a leash and is HW Negative. 59lbs; 8/26; 2 yrs old;

Weaver- Teen- safe

Hound mix, female; 6 months old; 9/14. HW-; Brought to AAH by a teacher when found on Washington Street, Hartsville near school. Happy dog. Does not particularly like a lead but getting better. Gets along great with my dogs.


Willis an owner surrender because they were moving and couldn't bring him with them. He was brought in with Alyssa and Spanky. He is very sweet and submissive. He walks well on a leash and is HW Negative.37lbs; stray hold up 9/21; HW-; 2 yrs old; lab

Y x 3 Pups

Stray hold through 9/29; lab mix; 20wks old; 9/22

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Yancy-M- 17lbs

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Yolanda was brought in as a stray by animal control with Philip. She is HW negative. hound; 9/15; 1-2 yrs old; 39lbs

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O/S- can't keep. 8 wks old; 9/22; shep mix;

Zariah - f; 5 lbs

Zevon- m- 8lbs


Zorro was brought in by AC as an abandoned stray along with Draco. Zorro is very underweight and we are waiting to Vaccinate. He is starving literally. He is is much worse condition that Draco. Zorro is HW:Positive and thinks EVERYTHING is food. He needs a slow feeder bowl because he scarfs his food down in 2 seconds. I think the only interaction he got was being fed IF and WHEN he was fed. 9/26; lab mix; 38lbs (very thin); 2 yrs old; HW+

Wyatt - Oh, so handsome in my new tie!

Chasing dragon flies in a field on a warm sunny day, Wyatt wouldn't have it any other way. Sweet as can be, and a gentleman to his furry roommates. He's developed a small crush on his roommate Cleopatra. They romped and rolled in the oasis today, taking advantage of the bright sunshine. Wyatt adores children, and loves going out to adoption events to meet new people. Wyatt gets along well with everyone he meets. Wyatt is a real catch! hw-; male; 5/2014; 2-3 yrs old. Note: Shown with Cleopatra (black dog).

More about me Sept 2017: Sweet Wyatt … I would so love to give him better than what I have for him right now. He is a great dog, but he is strong and full of energy. There is no denying he is a pit with his big head and jaw, but to me it only makes him look like he’s smiling all the time. He is a gorgeous boy and I love him. In his play he means me no harm, but he often scratches or bruises me just from his sheer strength and eagerness to play. He has had more than 15 female kennel mates since we’ve had him and never a moment of problem. He plays hard, but there is no aggression … just the joy of a teenage boy. He gets overwhelmed with my crowd of dogs and is why I keep him in his kennel. He does great one on one. He gets free time 2 to 3 times a day to run. He has food allergies and a grain free diet is best for him. I have had him around children before and he did well. He doesn’t know his strength, so I had to watch him closely with them but he loved all the attention. He does great and minds me well on the leash. I know the odds of getting him out with so many wonderful pits at the shelter are slim.

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