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If you are looking for more hugs, more kisses, more activity, and more fun in your life... then look no further, that’s what Nino is searching for as well! Nino makes the most of every moment when he is around his sister Nora, and any other dog or person that he has had the pleasure to meet. He is a happy-go-lucky active boy that is looking for a family or friend to enjoy both fun times and snuggle times. Nino was brought in by AC as a friendly pickup, as his owner is currently is jail. 1 yr old; HW-; 50lbs; 6/25; lab mix. Came in with Nora

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Nyla was an owner surrender, the owner said she just couldn't care for Nyla anymore. She is sweet and very outgoing. She loves people. was amazing during intake. Nyla is high HW positive. She was very tolerant during intake, All smiles and tail wags! hw+; 7 yrs old; 56lbs; 9/21; Reportedly good with other dogs, kids and cats. Note: Nyla gave birth via a C-Section to one pup, Nettie on Oct 18.

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More about me Sept 7: Our happy boy Odin has a good heart and would love to give you one of his soft hugs to show you how wonderful and loving a guy he is! Odin is a solid, friendly guy who has been patiently waiting for his new person to find him. Imagine how excited he was when he was selected to join us in the front field for some photos, play time and TLC. Odin was a solid performer in meeting both male and female dogs. Initially he was a little over eager in wishing to say "hi," but he quickly caught on that less was more and in no time, new friends were made. With love and energy to spare, Odin would thrive in a more busy environment where his brain and legs and lungs can get daily "exercise." Odin is not a fair weather kind of outdoorsman so plan on a companion pet who will push you to get off that sofa year round to enjoy some fresh outside air. Although Odin has a more macho look and feel to him, don't be fooled to think that he does not have a soft underbelly side! Odin LOVES giving and receiving attention and we oftentime found him softly and quietly nuzzling with one of his new human friends. Does big love exist? We believe it does and you'll find it in our bully friend Odin. Note: 1 yr hw+; 46lbs; 6/22; bully; Odin was brought in by animal control as a friendly stray pick up. Odin is very sweet, but a little shy when it comes to leash walking.

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Oliver was brought in by AC as a sheriff dept. case. Abandoned. During intake Oliver was energetic and loves to be all on you with cuddles. HW+; bully mix; 5 yrs old; 58lbs; 9/2

More about me October 19:Looking for a playmate and a soul mate! Oliver is just the best. This friendly, interactive, brawny boy loves to have a good time and adding humans and or other doggies to the mix is just icing on the cake for this fun guy! We had him running and playing off leash with 3 other dogs and it was pure nirvana for him…and his new 4 legged friends. Oliver is not one to sit on the sidelines and happily and easily welcomed humans and new dogs to his world. Oliver has some heft and umph to him and would benefit from daily exercise/outings so having a more active like minded family to help keep him at his best would be an excellent match. He loves kids but due to his size/energy level, little kids would accidentally being knocked over by this lover as he dives in to steal a smooch and settling into a friendly human lap. Oliver was abandoned and brought in as part of a cruelty case. This fantastic dog has endured a lot but you would never know it in meeting him. Oliver deserves the best and is hands down a staff and volunteer favorite!

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Penny was brought in by Sherry T from darlington. She Took up at her daughters house after she moved to Alaska. Penny is very sweet, she loves attention and is very well mannered. She walks well on a leash and did an amazing job for intake. Sherry tried to keep her but she kept escaping from her fenced in yard so she wasn't able to keep her. Penny is an absolute sweetheart and will make a wonderful addition to someone's family. hw+; 10/7; 59lbs; 4 yrs old

Peter- $180 in pledged sponsorship funds

If you are searching for a fun and totally goofy dog,  Peter is the pick for you!   Although Peter is aged at 2 years,  he is still hanging onto the perfect amount of puppy playfulness to keep us all smiling and giggling with his antics.  Peter loves to be involved in the group, running and interacting with other dogs and is uber generous in his kisses, hugs and overall loving attention to his humans.   Peter was up and ready to go and do as we directed him.  Wish to meet another dog, Peter?  Sure, let's go!  Want to chill by my side?  Well, of course I do!  We see another dog for you to play with.  Are you game?  Well, of course I am!  Peter is a doggy in search of adventure, attention and then ready to relax and get very snuggly with his humans.   So friendly and engaging, he might even wear out older/more sturdy kids!  Tired kids and a dog = good kids and a good dog!   Is Peter the right pick for you?  Come see for yourself.   Note: Peter was brought in by AC as a stray pickup. Peter is a very friendly, sweet boy. He can be a little shy, but warms up very quickly. bully mix; male; 50lbs; HW+; 2 yrs old; 7/21

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Goofy, silly spirit! What's not to really love about Pluto? This black beauty has luckily filled out a lot since her intake. Arriving at a waif-like weight of 25lbs, pretty Pluto was extremely underweight but has really started to blossom. Just look at her now! This shaggy, friendly, sweet, sweet girl has the feel of a puppy but she's an adult. Great on a leash, she almost does not need introductions to other dogs as she truly loves all. Pluto loves to run and play and bow down and engage with other dogs and likewise loves to be near her humans where she can get all nuzzly and give and receive some TLC. The camera did a good job in capturing some of her hysterical facial expressions, some of which remind me of a child getting caught with their hand in a cookie jar! She looks oftentimes surprised and or caught off guard but it's all in good sport as she is simply in the hunt for a happy, social outing. Annie would be ideally suited in a home with other dogs and if given the chance to care for kids, well that would be well within her skill set. Never meeting a stranger, Pluto is a delightful, appealing young lady. We adore her. 9/23; stray; female; very underweight upon arrival. 4 yrs old; hw-; lab

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Pongo was brought in by AC as a stray. He was very sweet when he arrived. During intake he was very shy. All he wanted to do was smell around and understand his surroundings. He walked well on the lead with little pull, as it got tight on his neck he started to pull. 50lbs; 2 yrs old; stray; lab; HW-; 10/13


It's hard to believe no one has come to reclaim our divine Miss Princess.  Princess arrived wearing a pristine black harness and a lovely, shiny coat of fur.  She sure looks like a pure bred rottie however curiously,  she has a full tail vs one that is normally docked by a breeder.  A big, solid girl pushing nearly 80lbs, Princess is a well mannered lady who knows how to "sit," finds the perfect toy to carry around in her mouth and will nicely challenge her human to a good game of tug of war.  We had her out with 2 males and one female dog and she was great.  She is a calm, steady meeter/greeter to others and was interested in saying "hi" to the new dogs we brought her way.  She was polite and accepting.  Princess is a smart, observant girl who likes to be involved and not sit on the sidelines.  Like most "working" breeds, in her new home she will need a "job" to keep her brain and body exercised and at it's best.  Princess is a friendly, happy girl but for a first date,  she is not kissy and huggy.  Perhaps that comes later?  Princess is best suited in a home that understands the breed and has experience with the breed.   As beautiful and appealing as she is,  we know the right family could be reading her bio right now.  Perhaps it's you!  Note: Stray; 8/24; 78lbs; hw-; rottie; 3 yrs old

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Reed was brought in by a member of the community. She explained to us that she owns a rental property in Darlington, and went to check on it after a tenant moved out, and found Reed had been left behind. Reed is a very playful sweet dog. He walks great on a leash, did great during his intake, and loves treats. 45lbs; HW-; 8/19; 3 yrs old; bully mix

More about me August 24: "Can we be best friends?"  Our sweet boy Reed arrived with a sad, pouty face having been left behind when his family moved out and left him behind.  It did not take long though for Reed to get his groove on and find his niche! This happy, interactive guy is aged at a year and has the feel of a fun, goofy, silly teen!  He runs and plays without inhibition and seems to almost be showing off as can be the case with teens!  He found a good friend in Brooklyn,  a friendly, female bully mix.  They ran and tumbled and played but having not been fixed yet,  he also had other things on his mind so we kept a close eye on him!  LOL.   Reed is an affectionate, loving guy looking for his love match.  Might it be with you?

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Uniquely me! That's what I am! I heard those silly humans talking about me, wondering what kind of dog I was. One of them even said maybe I was part hyena with my funny face. Well that IS silly. But I don't let it bother me. Actually I have a pretty cheerful disposition in spite of my current situation. I like meeting new humans and I love playing with my roommate Leta. Doggy wrestling is so much fun! I was getting full marks with the kitties too, pretending I didn't even see that kitty lying in the grass next to me. But then it happened. That kitty jumped up and darted off and I couldn't resist trying to chase her, it looked like such fun! I am hoping someone out there is looking for a mid-sized, fun-loving bouncy girl with magnificent ears to join their family. 31lbs; 7/18/2015; HW-; 3 yr old shep mix

**UPDATE FALL 2020** River is now about 8-9 years old and has lived for 5 years at the shelter. She truly deserves a home of her own after all this time and we are hoping that her Christmas wish might come true this year. She has degenerative joint disease in her back knees, luxating patellas, and a torn ACL that has reattached with scar tissue. River has lived with this condition for many year and adapted to it. Right now she in on an anti-inflammatory , pain-reducing regimen. At this point it seems best to allow her to live out her remaining years continuing on this medication as opposed to putting her through surgery at her age. River would love nothing more than a warm comfy couch where she can spend her retirement. She would be considered a candidate for a rescue who would allow her to be a hospice foster in her golden years as a senior.

River is an alpha girl, a true Diva. She gets along with most male dogs who will let her be the queen bee, but she doesn't seem to care for the company of most other female dogs. River is great with all humans and tolerant with children and puppies. She loves to ride in the car and go on leash walks. She loves to run and play even with her joint disease and knees. This loving senior girl still has lots of life in her and hopes that after 5 years in the shelter she can soon say goodbye to sleeping on concrete and hello to a cozy dog bed or better yet, a couch to curl up on.

Update Dec 24 2020 Update: River is a good, intelligent dog. She loves to walk and run, and has excellent leash and car manners. She can get an attitude with another dominant female dog, but is entirely submissive to all humans. She tolerates male dogs and will play with some, but she lets them know she is Queen Bee!

Update July 29 2021: River lost her rescue offer. She was removed from the page earlier this spring with a rescue offer on the table but very sadly, she is now back in need. She never left her kennel here in SC. She still sits and waits for her person as she has for years now.

Update on Facebook August 25: River needs your help folks. This sweet girl has been with us since 2015! Yes, 2015! She had rescue many moons ago but found herself in a bind when she was not testing well with other dogs. With most of our rescue groups foster based, this presented a problem.

And so she sits. She has been at Bridge for a long time. Waiting and hoping. Waiting and hoping. Yesterday, she was brought over from Bridge to the shelter for fresh pics/info gathering. She was in a crate patiently waiting and wondering what was going on when I found her. Possibly, she wondering what had she done wrong? Poor girl was shaking. Broke my heart! She had done nothing wrong.

And so here we are today to try and push her and help her find her new family. River is now about 9 yrs old. We had her in the front evaluation area for about 3 hours yesterday. She was a real trooper. It was hot. She met lots of dogs. We sweat a lot. We got to see the many facets of his delightful 40lbs girl.

As we knew, she is a bit of a queen bee. She will be at her best as a single dog in her new home. River is a delightful lady who was always gravitating to where we were. She is not a slobbery, kissy type but does enjoy simply being near her people. She is not pushy nor impolite and nicely explored around but ultimately chose to hang near us. She is an easy walker and loves to go and do. She was lovely in her car ride back to Bridge.

River was fine in meeting other dogs so long as she had her space. In general she is more tolerant of males vs females and with the male dogs, we found that a more confident dog was a better choice for her. Perhaps she felt she had met her challenge? In any event, she does not seek out nor want a challenge. She just wants a home where she can live out the rest of her life as the sole and complete apple of someone's eye.

Might you be that person and provide her with that home?? River is snuggly and sweet and we can do better for her. We have to do better for her. Can YOU help her??

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Rodney was brought in by AC from Apartment Circle in Darlington. Rodney is very scared but as long as you take it slow he will trust you. He did excellent during intake, he was scared and stayed on the scale the entire time but I had absolutely no problems. He just needs a little extra TLC and he will be fine! Rodney is HW: Negative. 35lbs; 2 yrs old; 9/27; rottie mix. Came in with Annie and Skipper.


hound; 29lbs; 1 yr; hw-; 6/3- stray. She is a super friendly girl!

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Roscoe was brought in an as an owner surrender. Too much energy for the family. HW-; lab mix; 10/22; 5 yrs old; 66lbs


Rugar was brought in by AC on a leash, he is very friendly, sweet and energetic. Well taken care of. He does not like cats. walks fairly well on a leash hw-; 45lbs; 1 yr old; 10/1; HW-

More about me October 19: Come and get you labby fix with our super handsome and uber playful boy, Ruger. Ruger is a smile maker and he knows how to get the party started. No introductions are necessary with our sleek brown jacketed fellow as he loves everyone! Ruger had THE best time running off leash with both male and female dogs during our photo outing and boy was it a delight to see him run and engage and wrestle with his other four legged friends. Ruger is a decent enough fetcher so don’t forget when you bring him on home to have a stash of tossing toys to bring him endless hours of enjoyment! Young, agile, interactive, and graced with a higher level of endurance, Ruger might be just the boy to bring to an agility park to really test his brains and his athleticism. The fun and games start with Ruger! Don’t be left on the sidelines without this great dog so ask about him today.

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Runt was brought in as an owner surrender. During intake he was very sweet but very nervous about what was going on. When it comes to the leash he is a little shy but walks fine after. hw-; 72lbs; lab; 2 yrs old; 9/17

Update October 12: Note from a volunteer, "Runt is one of THE most handsome dogs I've EVER seen."   Now, keep in mind this volunteer has seen lots of dogs and she knows her stuff!   Clearly a misnomer,  there is nothing "runt-like" about this big, healthy boy.  He's healthy as an ox, heartworm negative and his coat is as shiny as shiny gets!  Perhaps Runt has outgrown his original puppy state?  In any event now at a solid 72lbs,  Runt was a real super star on our photo outing.  He was excellent in meeting both male and female dogs and wound up off leash, running and interacting with the whole group.  He even met a more strong willed second male dog and kept his cool when tested by the other dog.  Good boy!!   A few things we love about Runt:  Plays fetch (the toys almost come back to you!),  ready for a game of tug of war, lap time = fun time, very loving/affectionate and patient/polite around other dogs.  If Runt could speak,  perhaps he might tell you he is the complete pet package.  Truthfully, we could not agree more!

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84lbs; 3 yrs old; HW+; lab; O/S- can no onger care for her; 10/22; Reportedly good with tother dogs, cats and kids. Sadie was brought in today by Mr. L because his son wasn't taking proper care of her. Sadie is a very beautiful girl that needs space to run and play. Sadie is wonderful, very friendly, good manners, walked nicely on the leash, met other dogs perfectly.

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Scamp- safe

Scamp was brought in by Rhonda G from Society Hill. He is very sweet, loves cuddles and whines when he's not around you. He laid right by my feet when i was looking at a fecal sample and didn't want to move. He is HW: high positive. He came in and laid on my leg during intake. 10/4; HW+; 5 yrs old; hound; 30lbs

Sharpay -safe

Sharpay is a sweetheart who does best with the company of another dog. Matched in a home with a confident dog that she bonds with, she will continue to thrive like she's doing with us. Her best buddy here has been Bella. She just needs some understanding and patience when she's in a new situation. She is always wearing a big smile when her people are around her at Bridge and she absolutely wants to please. Once she is comfortable around you, she loves to have petting and will sit right by your side. She gets along great with cats and puppies too. She maybe does a little faster bonding with female dogs than males, just something we noticed, though she likes both. She has come a long way and is such a GREAT dog. She still does get scared when you are new to her so just take it slow, but she will warm up and melt your heart. No loud noises, some patience, treats and petting will win her over. She is not reactive ever, does not bite. She is an absolute sweetheart that has come so far and deserves a great family. Note: Arrived 2/26 with 6 pups. Weight 40lbs on 3/26. Weight 63lbs 5/4. No hw; 1 yr old; shep mix; Roaming stray


Skip was brought in today by his owner Kathy.. She was very upset having to bring him here.. She tried to find him a home but she wasn't successful in her search. Skip does not like cats and that is the reason she brought him to the shelter. Skip is a wonderful dog. Intake was an absolute breeze, he fell asleep in the med room waiting to go outside. He has had 2 HW treatments and has been neutered. Skip is now HW: Negative!!! 62lbs; lab mix; 10/18; 2 yrs old. Reportedly good with other dogs.


Skipper was brought in by AC earlier this morning. He came from the same area as Annie #2255 and Rodney #2267. During intake Skipper was and still is very scared. He will tolerate you petting him, but not for long before he runs. He does not like the leash. But do you blame him? Who would like something around their neck in a new environment after running free? HW-; stray; 42lbs; 10/12; lab; 1 yrs old


Smokey was brought in by AC as a stray. He is the sweetest and does not seem like a stray. During intake he was very well mannered. Also while walking on a leash, he stopped when I stopped and never pulled. He also knows the "sit" command. lab; 69lbs; 9/9; 2 yrs old; hw-

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Stanley was brought in on Saturday by AC. He is a very sweet older gentleman. He is limping on his back left leg, has a cracked upper right canine, and has demodex. He also has happy tail, so watch where he's wagging his tail when you say hello to him! He walks very well on a leash, and did well during his intake also. Please ignore the blood on his back hips, that is a result of his happy tail. Hw-; stray; 7 yrs old; 2/20 48lbs. Med Update: Rear femur leg shattered. 2/26. When Stanley was well enough, he went in for amputation surgery however Stanley had a lot of bone regrowth and seemed better suited in keeping his leg vs having it removed.

Update March 24: What a good sport! No, a GREAT sport. Stanley is just the best. This easy going, happy, good natured, friendly fellow was really awesome in meeting dogs and people the other day. Happily trotting around with a large toy hanging out of his mouth, he proudly carried it around and even met other dogs while it was still in his mouth. Stanley arrived as a stray looking pretty thin, bedraggled and sporting a broken femur leg (it's an old break). Despite his obvious state of neglect and suffering, still from day one he has been SO WONDERFUL! Stanley's tail goes non-stop, so much so that the tip of it is worn thin of hair from beating it against his kennel wall. Aged at 7, Stanley has such an acceptable, agreeable feel about him. This guy wants to run and play, interact with other dogs and people (equally) and is softly huggy and affectionate. Folks of all ages would really enjoy the sunshine that Stanley carries with him day in day out. If having a loving, super sweet, attentive friend who is welcoming of other dogs in his world sounds like your kind of new friend, please ask for Stanley today.

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Steele -Sponsored for pull fees and HW treatment

Steele was roaming the Hartsville Sonoco plant and is believed to be the son of black Lab female Diamond. He is an affectionate boy who appreciates the companionship of his person. HW+; 50lbs; 1 yr old; est intake date 6/17

Update August 31: First impressions stick with us! Steele is one polite, at times silly and goofy but always a loving, attentive fellow. That's our first impression! We were lucky enough to spend 3 hrs with this handsome fellow and gosh, did we enjoy him. He met dog after dog, endured some extreme heat and never let us down. Steele is a guy who knows what he wants. He consistently tested well with female dogs having met a good variety of sizes, ages and temperaments. His general mode was to sniff, walk with them and then just stretch out and relax near them. Steele is beyond his "let's play and wrestle" phase that you'll find in younger labs. He is pretty mellow, chill and will never pass up a belly rub and or a chance to relax near his human. Steele met a variety of male dogs and it was touch and go. With the male dogs in particular, he preferred to have space around them but was totally fine and non-reactive in walking pretty close but not touching another male dog. He will likewise stretch out very near male dogs but he does not want any physical contact with them. If there is contact, he will let out a growl and do an air snap so the other dog is warned. Curiously though, he was totally ok with a bouncy male teen lab and then also a more goofy adult male lab/cattle dog type. Perhaps he felt no threat/challenge from them? In general though, our thoughts are that he would be happy to share his life with a female dog but he's picky about his male dogs. Should he find himself as an only dog in a home, he would be perfectly OK with that arrangement. Of note though, he went nose to nose with a cat as we exited the shelter area and paid the feline no real attention. Steele's personality would nicely match being swarmed by kids and he would really enjoy the attention and love kids could offer him. Steele is a loving, happy fellow who is very appealing and approachable. When you meet him, you will be impressed by his gentle, sweet energy and his calm, doting quality. We know the perfect home is out there for Steele and we can't wait for him to find it!

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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.


Tara was brought to us by a member of the community. He told us that he found her on the side of the road. 7/29; 62lbs; 7yrs old; hw-; bully. Tara is a very sweet girl, and walks well on a leash. She did great during her intake. She also knows the command sit, and is HW negative at about 7 years old.

More about me August 31: I'm your shadow.  Your constant companion.  My name is Tara and being near and close to others, albeit humans and or other dogs,  just makes me smile!  I'm more of a full figured gal at over 60lbs but hey, it's more to love on, right?   I'm a pretty chill, easy going sort who is never in any real rush except perhaps to get some body pets and scratches!   I'm really excellent with other dogs.  I am of no threat to them and only wish to be their friend and I think they pick up on this vibe right away.  My new human friends noted that I loved slowly following them around and that I would generally mozey on over to wherever the action was.  Now keep in mind, action could be just relaxing under the shade of a tree!   I'm a very gentle natured gal with a temperament and energy level that is ideal for folks from the very young to the elderly.   Social, loving and soft in my ways,  I heard my new friends say that I am fast to make myself right at home and you know, that sounds pretty spot on.   At 7yrs of age,  I've had years to fine tune my wonderful pet skills and would surely love to join you on your life journey.  Please give me a holler if you feel I might be the perfect companion for you.  Tail Wags, Tara 

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Theodora - Teen

"Hey! Let's be friends! You and I. And your other doggy friends. And your other human friends. The more the merrier in my book!" Theodora surely had all of these thoughts racing through her brain as she ran and played and nicely met new human and doggy friends during photo time. Theodora is cute, cute and yes, more cute! Arriving as a stray with her sibling, Toby, both are equally friendly, social, loving and ready to make everyone feel very loved and accepted. Theodora was excellent in meeting a more confident male dog, a playful, goofy male dog and tried very hard to work her magic on a very shy female dog. Still just a teen, she has an appropriate amount of playfulness and goofiness to her character which makes her an immediate hit for all. Please, do yourself a favor and check out this beauty today! Note: 32lbs; 7 mos old; 7/22; lab mix. Stray. Toby was brought in with Theodora as a stray pickup from AC.

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Thora - $180 in sponsorship funds

Thora was brought to us by a worker at the bread company up the hill. He told us that someone dropped her off there around 2:30 in the morning. When she arrived, she was infested with fleas, and had extremely goopy eyes. We took her to AAH and have already started her treatment. While she was there, they also discovered that she had an anemic murmur. Thora is an extremely sweet affectionate older girl. Originally we had her estimated at a younger age, but she is probably closer to around 8 years old. She will walk on a leash, but please take it slow. She is sometimes wobbly when she walks, and will fall over. 6/7; 75lbs; HW+; rottie mix; 8 yrs old; No cats for me please.

Update June 15: It was tempting to not steal away with Miss Thora. Oh, my gosh. Talk about a fantastic dog!! Thora is just the best with her warm, gentle, soothing energy and softly nuzzly side. This friendly, happy faced lovebug was abandoned in the middle of the night just outside our shelter gate but luckily found in time before she wandered off. She is sooooooooo sweet! Her fur is a bit sparse in areas and she has goopy eyes (and HAD fleas at intake) but certainly these are all treatable conditions. Despite not being in tip top health (for now!) and perhaps not feeling 100%, you would never know it in meeting her. Thora is the best sport. She carefully and gingerly goes about her business and was excellent in meeting a couple male and also female dogs. She takes everything in great, great stride and is content in doing very basic things. She is well past her toy phase and took great comfort in simply stretching out and draping all 75lbs of her body in one of our volunteer laps. Open to our youth volunteer who gave her lots of engulfing hugs, she was chill with this little person's energy/presence and found it all very enjoyable. Thora is equally at ease relaxing with dogs as she is with people and derives a lot of joy in simply being near others. A big couch and human lap would perfectly meet the needs of this delightful senior Rottie. Don't miss out on this beautiful lady folks!

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What a great dog! Tigger is so handsome and he's loaded with personality! This hunky fellow was quick on his feet to give us kisses and plenty of tail wags to make us feel welcome. Polite and easy enough to manage, Tigger did a great job in walking with a more dominant male dog (he basically tried to ignore him) and when matched up with a silly, goofy female, well he just let loose and had THE best time. The two of them ran and played off leash and seeing all the happy bowing down posturing was just terrific to witness. Tigger was interested in being part of the action but was never pushy in trying to eke in on other dog testing. He nicely hung by the fence line and waited his turn. While it might look like Carly (in one of the videos) is high energy, she's actually pretty mild mannered and polite and this type of energy Tigger seemed to appreciate most. Tigger and Carly equally egged each other along and it was really a wonderful match. Tigger would enjoy older/more sturdy kids and a regular exercise routine (nothing crazy) would suit his soul and legs! Ask for Tigger today. Note: Tigger was picked up by AC from someone's yard, He is very well behaved, house trained and is very laid back; HW-; 9/24; 59lbs; 4yrs old;

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Toby Teen

32lbs; 7 mos old; 7/22; lab mix. Stray. Toby was brought in with Theodora as a stray pickup from AC. Toby is a little shy when you first meet him, but is sweet and allows you to handle him.

More about me August 31: What a good sport!  Toby is one happy, playful, good natured pup coming into himself.   Toby could not have done a better job at meeting other dogs and saying "hi" even when the others were bigger and stronger and perhaps climbing on and over him.  LOL. No matter to Toby as he took it all in great stride and found his outing to our front field one filled with good times,  playful antics and some quality time with new human friends.  Although just a teen,  Toby is a fairly well mannered guy who is sweet and genuine in his love for everyone.  His cheery attitude and those ears that are just to die for tempted us to keep coming over to him to give him some attention and to simply hang out with him.  Toby is an affectionate, loving guy ready to set up shop in his new home.  Don't let this great pup slip through the cracks. Ask about him today. 

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Toby and Brownie

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Viola(mom drk brown) and Vanessa(daughter light brown.) They were brought to the shelter today by their "owners" who said they would go by and feed them and see them once in a while. Vanessa hasn't had much human interaction if any at all. They came in the back of a uhaul van. Viola has had some socializing but could definitely use more. Both did well during intake but neither know how to walk on a leash.. they freak out. both mom and daughter are HW: Negative. Family moving; 10/16; 28lbs; hound; 2 yrs old. Also came in with Von, Volt and Victor.

Update October 19: “What you want to show ME some attention? Some affection? But Why?” If dogs could speak, perhaps this is what our tiny, dainty lady Vanessa might ask us. Vanessa was a brave little soldier on her photo outing the other day. Extremely darty and shy in her kennel, Vanessa was not interested in photo time but we were fast on our feet in getting her and then of course, carrying her to the front field area. Leash walking for Vanessa? Oh, not at all! Vanessa turned out to be one very photogenic lady…her expressions are really priceless but also sad as they tell a story of having little human interaction and perhaps even limited interaction with other dogs. Despite her challenging past, Vanessa was open to being placed in laps, started to actually interact and work our group of dogs off leash and also began to smile, a bit! Vanessa is super shy. She is under socialized but never, ever nippy. She’s socially awkward but honestly did a great job and exceeded our expectations during photo time. A bit of a project pet, Vanessa was willing to put forth a good effort and she would ask that perhaps someone will take a chance on her and also put forth an effort. Vanessa was dealt a tough hand of cards and is looking for a miracle. She’s cute folks. Cute! Cute! What do you say? A calm home with patient humans and a dog or 2 to help guide Vanessa along will no doubt bring out the best she can be.

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Victor was brought in with Von, and looks similar to his brother. He is also one of Viola babies. Victor is a little more sociable than Von, but still very nervous. During intake he was a very sweet but scared boy and had similar scars on his head like his brother but he is much lighter than Von. He also walks okay on a leash but does not like you pulling on the leash. Hw Test: Negative; 42lbs; shep mix; 3 yrs old; 10/18. Family was moving. Came in with Viola (mom), Vanessa, Volt and Von.


10/16; 36lbs; 3 yrs old; hound mix; Viola(mom drk brown) and Vanessa(daughter light brown.) They were brought to the shelter today by their "owners" who said they would go by and feed them and see them once in a while. Vanessa hasn't had much human interaction if any at all. They came in the back of a uhaul van. Viola has had some socializing but could definitely use more. Both did well during intake but neither know how to walk on a leash.. they freak out. both mom and daughter are HW: Negative. Family moving. Also came in with Von, Volt and Victor.

Update October 19: Just as cute and petite as they are built, our little lady Viola is tragically socially awkward but trying so hard to be the best she can be. Finding herself homeless along with 4 other dogs when their humans moved, Viola is shy, very, very quiet and hopes that no one will notice her. Poor Girl! The good news is that we found her and had no problem picking her up and carrying her to our front open fields for some photo time and getting to know you time! Never snippy or nippy, Viola was a real gem as we toted her around and then was pretty stationary in our front play yard. Only very randomly moving about, she was fine in meeting other dogs (both male and female) but shows really no interest in engaging with them. This behavior is similar to how she is with her humans. She was not up to walking on a leash and is fairly darty. On a very positive note for our little red-headed girl, we finally saw her break into some smiles after we had been together for some time. She also finally showed some signs of interest in others as she slowly sneaked over to the loose dogs we had in her play pen area. Good Girl! We were encouraged by her eventual interest in us and the other dogs and know she has a high pet potential. Viola just needs some well balanced dogs and humans to help lead her down a path to pet success. Note: A quiet, calm home with well balanced dogs would be a good match for this pretty lady.


Volt was brought in with Victor and Von yesterday from the same house as Vanessa and Viola. When we got Victor off of the van, Victor tried to come to Volt for comfort and Volt tried to attack him. I am not sure how close all of these dogs were with each other in the house so we have kept them separated until we can eval them together. During intake Volt did not like it when we stopped touching him or even loving on him. He would howl and bark when we stopped. While walking he walked well on a leash but he still is unsure of it. HW+; 56lbs; bully mix; 3 yrs old; 10/19. Family was moving.


Von was brought in by the same family that brought Viola and Vanessa. The lady explained to us that he was one of Viola's babies. When taking Von out of the van he was very nervous and did not want to move. Every time the lady would come up to him he would twitch. During intake he was still very nervous but he started to trust us a little. He even gave me a kiss on the nose. While walking on a leash is a different story, he does not like the leash and will freeze when trying. Hw Test: Negative ; 37lbs; 3 yrs old; 10/19; shep mix. family was moving.  Came in with Viola (mom),Vanessa and Victor.


Waldo was brought to us earlier today by a community member. He has had Waldo for 2 weeks now, and hasn't found an owner. Waldo is very sweet, and walks well on a leash. 65lbs; lab mix; HW+;8/5; stray; 3 yrs old

Update August 20: "Can we play ball?  Hey, let's play fetch!  Want to explore, go and do?  Wanna look for other dogs to play with!"  No telling what is actually running through handsome hunk Waldo's brain but the previous lines could be spot on!  This sturdy, engaging, very playful guy is loaded with personality and loves everyone he meets.  With no hesitation, he welcomes all into his world and if he could, he would raise his paw up high and summon others to come on over and hang out with him.  LOL.   Waldo is in his element when he is around others whether it's humans or other dogs or a combo of both.   He's a bigger guy at 65lbs and has some heft to him but still nonetheless a manageable guy who just wants some love, attention and some good times.   With Waldo in your home,  you perhaps might never ask, "Where in the world is Waldo," as he loves being near his people and the action.  Don't miss out on this appealing labby guy ...he's brimming with fun and love!

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Winnie Teen- safe

Winnie was brought in Wednesday as a stray pickup from AC. Winnie is your typical mellow, friendly, hound dog. She walks great on a leash, and did great during her intake as well. 10mos old; 8/11; hw-; 43lbs; hound

Update August 20: "Hey, let's go run and play!  Want to give me a kiss?  I'll kiss you right back.  Maybe you need a mini hug.  I can help in that area as well."  If Winnie the hound could speak perhaps this is what she might tell us.  She is pure delight, folks!!  Oh, my goodness.  Just 10 mos old,  this lady is loaded with personality and really, really loves everyone, immediately and without question.   Excellent in running and playing off leash with 2 males and a female,  Winnie loves to go and do and is generous in giving her people attention and plenty of affection.  A home preloaded with kids and other dogs would surely match her fun, sporty outlook on life.  Our youth volunteer pulled out one of her spot on adjectives to describe this sweet, gentle natured girl saying, "She has good vibes."  And she's right. 

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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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