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Naomi

Naomi was brought in as a stay, extremely underweight but happy as can be!! She is now in the office “Penthouse” because it is so rowdy in the intake building and BDR isn’t a good choice for her yet. She is submissive and I was able to do her intake with no problems today. She was very good in the kennel in the office today!!! She is going to make a wonder addition to a Family, she is calm and lad back!! 2-3 yrs old; HW+; 2/9; 42lbs; lab mix


March 13 Update: She is fine being around other dogs but likes her space. If they come too close she will gently ask them to back away. Hopefully with more time she will play with them more.


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Nova- 4 New Babies 3/17!- safe

Nova was brought in with her friend Lori. They were both dumped in someone's yard. Nova is scared and very submissive. She will come to you but she hates walking on a leash. She was more mobile in the med room once she warmed up to me. 1/15; 46lbs; 2 yrs old; hw-; lab mix


More about me Feb 15: Our shiny, black velvet girl Nova says, "I don't want no trouble." LOL. Nova is such a doll-baby. We had this sweet, super, super submissive pretty lady out for photo time for a full 3 hrs. She was being such a good girl and seemed a bit on the pitiful side with her submissiveness that we didn't have the heart to bring her back to her kennel til the last minute. She met dog after dog and found a true friend with Shepard mix Chevy. The two of them were oftentimes caught sun bathing side by side for a good amount of time. As she met new doggies, because she is so meek and quiet, we started to call her our "Sacrificial Lamb," as she comes in peace and really does not want to create any type of scene and prefers to stay to herself. The other dogs were always so excited to see her but yet she kept on her full pouty face. She is fine with other dogs but likes her space and likes calm and quiet time. We could almost hear her saying, "Oh, I've done well in meeting other dogs, must I meet another one?" Nova shared with us a slim little trace of playfulness as she activated a toy but in general, she is pretty under the radar, docile, very polite and extremely chill. Nova was a true hit with all of her human friends and also Chevy. Perhaps she'll find true friendship with you?


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Oakley

stray; 3/2; 63lbs; 2-3 yrs old; HW+; catahoula mix. Oakley is a shy boy and could benefit from being out more or going to foster. We did his intake outside so it would be less scary for him. He needs consistency in getting out and getting to know that people are ok. He showed no signs of aggression during intake. He is just scared.


More about me April 26: OAKLEY is one of the most handsome dogs you're apt to meet. This larger framed fella has a magnificent catahoula speckled/patterned coat, a more narrow nose and mid-length white socks to round out his unique and very appealing look.   Arriving as a stray,  he's had a tough go of it here at the shelter as it's all just very overwhelming for him.  The good news is that patience has paid off and after several weeks,  our brave boy decided it was ok to walk straight out the front gate and head to the play yard where he spent a full 3 hrs beautifully meeting other dogs and acting cautious around his new human friends.   We started out our time together with a dog tightly tucking his tail to a dog who started to wag his tail and every so slightly begin to arch it up and into the air.  Progress!  You'll not find a mean bone in our shy/cautious friend but he is undersocialized and insecure and needs a calm hand and time to bring out his best pet self.  We were tremendously encouraged when Oakley opted to strike out on his own and explore a large, fenced in area on his own.  In no time,  4 other dogs (all of whom were loose in an adjoining pen) decided to follow his lead and keep him company.   Good boy!  Oakley started to opt to relax and be near us and grew more accepting of our attempts to pet and give him some attention.  There's more work to be done and we'll aim to grab this handsome fellow and get him out again soon.  Stay tuned. 


More about me May 3: OAKLEY made us proud today during his 3 hour photo time slot.  He was quick to settle into a nice pace of meeting both male and female dogs.   His tail was up, he was smiling and he was actively roaming around and interacting more and more with other dogs.  He also opted to get much closer to us and in petting him,  it's no longer that totally stiff/rigid feel as you pet his lovely coat.  Oakley still has a ways to go but he's doing great.  A home with other dogs might be his next best option so that dog(s) can show him the ropes.  He was beautiful walking in tandem with doggy friend, Walker back to his kennel.  Good job buddy! 


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Olympus- Sponsored for HW treatment

More about Olympus: What a handsome guy! It’s hard to take your eyes off that pretty subtle brindle and black coat. Olympus is a young boy that still has a little goofy puppy feel to him, but he has very nice manners! He adores getting attention from people and loves to run and play with his doggie friends. He is looking for his very own family so that he can share all of that love he has to give. He was found at a gas station and his owners, after being contacted, never came for him. Note: Olympus was picked up at a gas station and brought to the shelter. 11/11; HW+; 61lbs; bully; 2 yrs old


More about me May 3: Na, Na, Na, Na, Na!! OLYMPUS has a girlfriend! Have you heard the news? LOL. Our big, brawny guy was so thrilled to have found a kindred soul in Cassidy during his photo outing. It was really love at first sight as the two of them were quickly let off leash and seemingly ran off into the sunset together! Now what really happened is that they ran and chased each other around and then rolled around a lot under the shade of a big tree. Olympus is a big lug who enjoys his people and his little people (more sturdy is better as he has some umph to him) and seems to prefer the lady dogs. He's done OK with more submissive male dogs but likely his preference are the lady dogs. Affectionate and engaging and wishing to be part of the action/activity, Olympus is a friendly, happy boy who can't wait to find love again with a human. Might it be with you?


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Paco- HelpMeMay

Cool Hand PACO! Maybe Luke is his middle name but one thing is for sure, Paco is a laid back Southern Man that you will admire and look up to the minute you meet. Paco is so polite and well mannered. This larger framed guy is very poised and did a great job in nicely meeting other dogs during photo time. Never jumpy or in your face, he slowly strolls around checking out the sights and was a real super star off leash with several other dogs. He was fine with both male and female dogs but clearly his soft spot was for our Cattle Dog Mix, Dot. Very down to earth and having a more independent feel to him, Paco does not ask for much but is certainly happy to be the recipient of some back scratches and draping human hugs. A great leash walker, Paco would be a wonderful, calm companion pet who would be happy to simply relax and chill out with you nearby. Do yourself a favor and ask for Cool Hand Paco today! O/S;Can't keep in yard; 5-6 yrs old; HW+; 1/28; bully mix; male; 56lbs


More about me May 3: "Happy to hang with you," says handsome boy PACO.  Second time around and Paco does not disappoint.  This mild mannered bully mix is never in any real rush and goes about his business at a very measured pace.  We did not get a lot of smiles out of this more stoic fellow (esp on camera) but when we caught him smiling as our youth draped him with a soft hug, well that just made it all worthwhile. Paco nicely met male and female dogs and his interest in them is mild at best.  He's not a playful guy but does seem to simply enjoy having other beings around him.    Paco is never pushy or in your face and doesn't ask for much.  Having you nearby seems to sate his soul just fine. 


May 7 Rail Trail Event: Paco was one of our Darlings who had a great adventure on Saturday. Volunteers walked him on the Rail Trail, took him for pizza at Mellow Mushroom and a pup cup at Bruster’s. Paco’s handlers told us that he loves car rides, hiking, snuggling and had good leash skills. On his adventure he ignored an off leash dog, loves children and ice cream, sits on command and gives paw. Described as calm, sweet and handsome his handlers were sad to give him back to the shelter, said they “wished they had room for him at home.”


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Polly

She is scared and will need some socialization. 12/29; 54lbs; no hw: no age; hound mix; stray; posted 1/30; Pups safe.


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Pongo

Pongo was brought in as a stray found on Hartsville HWY. He is very nervous and sweet. He did excellent for his intake. German Shorthair Pointer mix; male; hw-; 52lbs; 5/6; 2 yrs old





Rascal- safe

Rascal as brought in by AC. He was going over to a school in Lamar. Rascal is extremely sweet, loves smiling and attention. Rascal does not like cats, He was okay with Blossom in the double decker but she wanted to be left alone. He does have some broken teeth and an under bite that is so cute!!! Rascal seems to be well mannered and will sit on command. HW+; 58lbs; 3 yrs old; bully; 11/4


Update Dec 7: Infectiously fun! It's hard to walk down our busy dog run and miss seeing this super handsome black and white boy wagging his tail, grinning at you and begging for you to please get him out for some fun and games. And so it was that Rascal was soon on the end of our leash for a quick escape out of the kennel area and to the fresh field out front where he ran and played, ran and played and had THE best time. Rascal is a solid, more strong boy. He's no pansy and is so giving of his love and attention to those around him. A solid kisser and hugger, you can almost hear him say as he trots over to introduce himself, "Hey, hey, hey it's me. I'm ready for some love time!" Confident, very playful and affectionate, Rascal's best friend during the outing (only next to our youth volunteer!) was a shy teen hound mix, Kaleigh whom he took under his wing. It was honestly amazing to see how much he was able to buoy her up, get her moving, running and playing. Rascal can be a bit in your face with other dogs so dogs who are more confident may not appreciate his style but it's all with good intent. Rascal would be ideally suited in a more active home where his big personality and fun outlook on life can be fully appreciated. He's a hoot no doubt and would be a terrific companion pet!


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Robin

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! 


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Roxy- Senior Lab

Roxy was brought in today because her owner had to move and her apartment complex says she's too big to be in her apartment. Rocky is 101.4 lbs and is MISERABLE.. She could barely walk up the steps and was constantly panting the whole time in the med room. She is sweet and laid back. She whined whenever I stopped petting her and finally laid down to rest for a few minutes.. She walks well on a leash with a little guidance. She did have to stop for a break whenever we were walking to the med room. Her owner sent her blanket, a couple of harnesses that wouldn't fit her as well as a 50 lb bag of dog food. 101lbs; 8-9 yrs old; hw+; 12/13.


More about me Dec 14: What a fantastic girl!  Our sweet, triple wide lab mix Roxy is the BEST sport!  Clearly her person has let her down in allowing her to grow and grow and grow. She is beyond obese and at over 100lbs,  her true ideal weight might honestly be closer to 50lbs!  It's hard to believe her little short legs can support all that extra poundage but she's giving it her all!  Roxy has lots of positive things going her way to help get her on a path to complete wellness.  First of all,  she is GREAT with everyone....fantastic with a host of dogs she met (male/female, large/small, calm/energetic), Roxy really needed no intro to the dogs she was quickly hanging with off leash.  She nicely followed the dogs around.  In her new pet job, she will need "movement" to help her lose weight and dogs encourage her onward. Roxy is also great with folks of all ages and is easily managed by folks of all ages.  A very slow, steady moving girl,  we had our youth volunteer (4th grade) walking her around with no issue.  Likewise,  Roxy would be perfect with older folks with her calm, polite and low key demeanor.   Her gentle, sweet personality lends itself to humans of all ages wanting to get this girl out and moving!!   We were proud of Roxy giving it her all as we walked all the way to the front field,  wandered around with everyone (humans and dogs alike) and then made her way back to her kennel.  Although she got tired, still she was ready to go and do and was in good spirits to be part of the action.  We really LOVE this pretty lady.


Foster Update March 25: Roxy is a spayed, 8-9 year old female choc lab mix around 100lbs. She is a super sweet and loving girl who just wants a place to snuggle up all day long. She loves company as much as you will love hers and will even cry when you stop petting her! She will be your best friend (and your little spoon in bed) and will give you as many kisses as you will let her! She is fully potty trained and does not need to be crated. Roxy was brought to the shelter because her owner was moving to an apartment where she was over the weight limit 😞. Besides being overweight and needing someone to help her lose a bit, she’s really a low maintenance dog! She loves to go on walks and will only pull if she thinks there is something really good to smell. Roxy is heartworm positive but that can be treated! She can have a meet and greet if you have another dog (she did good during her evaluations). Roxy is the perfect dog for you if you just want to enjoy loving a sweet dog and not have to put in any of the hard work with training! She's easy! She's great! ❤


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Rudolph

lab; 12/7; 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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Rufus- Senior

Rufus was surrendered to us today via AC. He is a little shy, I don’t think he has much vision. He has an old hind leg injury that has healed (happened a few years ago) He puts very little weight on it and is uncomfortable sitting on it! Rufus is HW:Positive!!! 5/13; retriever mix; 8 yrs old; 49lbs;





Scott

Scott is a big, handsome, mature guy.  He is friendly and wants attention- he was happy to be out of the kennel and getting pets Although he has the exuberance and seemed to have energy of a younger lab, he is older (albeit difficult to tell how old). He pulls a bit when on the leash but not excessively and didn’t drag me.    7-8 yrs old; stray; 65lbs; HW+; 5/5





Snookie

5 yrs old; hw-; 38lbs; can't have in current home; 1/13; terrier. Adopted 3/5. Returned 5/7.





Snoopy Pup

These sweet babies (sparkle and Snoopy) are so cute! Both very sweet and submissive! Snoopy has a heart on his nose. They were owner surrenders. And do much better around each other. They are full of energy and love to play. Both are HW:Negative. 6 mos old; O/s- can't feed; 50lbs; HW-; 3/11


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Sophia - $250 in HW funds

Sophia was brought in along with Honey.. She is a happy playful girl. Sophia is HW+. She walks well on a leash. Sophia does not like cats. she was surrendered for killing her owners chickens. 3/14; lab mix; 3-4 yrs old; 41lbs


More about me April 26: It's confirmed! Little blonde dynamo SOPHIA is a hit. This girl is cute, cute and more cute. A smaller framed lab mix, her sibling quickly was adopted and it's anyone's guess why she might still be in the hunt for a new home. Sophia is a great size doggy at 40lbs, is easy to manage and a true friend to all. She honestly does not really even need to meet other dogs as everyone is her immediate best friend! It was a joy to watch her effortlessly mix and mingle with an assortment of other dogs off leash - male and female and dogs of different personalities and energy levels. She was relaxed and happy to say "Hi" to all. A loving, good natured and affectionate girl, Sophia is the type of dog a young girl could "dress up" in silly outfits and she could care less. She'd love all the special attention and one on one time with the young person. Sophia enjoys quietly sitting and working on a rope toy and if you are able to rub her belly in the process, well you'll earn extra credit in her account. Graced with a playful, slightly puppy feel to her, it's hard to not really love this mid-sized lady when you meet her. You have been warned! LOL


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Spots

Spots and Socks came in together. AC pick up. HW-. ; lab mix; 1.5 yrs old; male; 2/7

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Update March 28: Come play with me!!  SPOTS is so much fun and so friendly and engaging and talk about playful!  We had a blast with Spots during photo time.  He just makes everyone smile and creates a lively, happy time for all.  Young on paper (1.5yrs old) and also young at heart,  it's hard not to feel loved with Spots by your side.  This silly, spunky guy is loaded with personality and has the best goofy, playful feel about him.  He quickly found a kindred soul in our labby friend Ember and the 2 of them literally ran off into the sunrise the instant they met and then rolled around, wrestled and played with great gusto.  What a joy to see!  Spots continued on his quest for other playmates and found other good friends (male and female) during his photo shoot time.   Spots would be in his element in a more active home where he can have plenty of play and snuggle time.  He's not a high energy dog per say but having "recess" and socialization will certainly allow his family to take the best advantage of his great pet skills.   Ask about Spots today and let the good times roll! 

















Tabor

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 -July Intake

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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Teddy

Teddy was was abandoned by his owners and Reid took him in. Teddy is sweet and seems to have had a pretty rough life prior to being in our care. He is really sweet, a big ball of energy and in wonderful spirits. He has sores on his joints on every leg. Some are deep as if he’s been chewing at them but they are healing up nicely! Teddy is HW: Negative!!! 2/18; 40lbs; ok with dogs and kids; hw-; lab mix





Titan - October Intake

Your next adventure starts with me, Titan!  Imagine having a buddy to explore new trails!  Maybe you wish to make that long awaited road trip.  Take me along!  I'm the kind of guy who loves to sniff out that new and exciting scent and scene.  Super friendly and loaded with plenty of tail wags and smiles,  I love going and doing and making friends.  Folks tell me my coat is as smooth as velvet and they "ooh" and "aahh" over the handsome fawn color of my coat.   Toys don't do much for me but having folks to lean into and love on, really brings me great pleasure.  I'm open to meeting other dogs (I nicely met a male and female) and I think I'd like to play with them, if they would only allow me to!  Graced with a chiseled, more square jaw line and an appetite to explore and go down the path less traveled,  I'd surely love for you to consider me as your new best friend.  Ask for Titan today, won't you?  Note: Titan was brought in today by Mrs. G after Titan showed up to her house. She was going to keep him but quickly realized that her neighbors' big dogs were not okay with him being there. HW-; bully mix; 10/28; 44lbs; stray; 1.5yrs old


Feb 4 Update: This boy is a chunky monkey! He looks GREAT! We tested him with male and female, no problems.


Foster Update March 22:Titan has blended in with his foster fur siblings and obviously is very happy. Look at his smile! He’s housebroken, neutered, crate trained and ready for a family of his own.


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Toffee

hw-; 1; lab mix; hw-; 48lbs; 4/20; no intake sheet


April 30 Volunteer Thought: What a beauty! We had a lovely walk together back from the exercise yard. Such good leash manners and when we walked by a cat she quietly stopped, then widened her circle to go around her, she may have even tiptoed! Toffee met other dogs very politely and then was ready to play. She and her doggie friend Thelma had a big time running around together. She made quite the first impression. More from Jennifer: Toffee also made sure to give every dog a kiss through the fence and immediately wanted to play. She also enjoys hugging her person and getting pets and love. She's so sweet!


More about me May 3: Have a sweet tooth?  Have a hankering for a sweet treat?  Well, we can help and her name is TOFFEE!  Toffee was such a super star during photo time. She knew exactly what buttons to push to make us all smile and could have easily hung with us ALL day effectively meeting and greeting dogs for hours on end...she is that great with them!  Friendly, waggy tailed and pretty easy to manage, this boxer mix knows how to get the pet job done.   Toffee loves to play, wrestle, run and act goofy with other dogs.  She had us in stitches as she would repeatedly reach for her own leash or the leash of one of her playmates and then proudly trot around with it in her mouth.  Snuggly, social, affectionate and very unflappable,  Toffee is a great match for kids of most ages, all sizes/types of dogs and as well balanced as she is, take her to a dog park and or dog friendly businesses and just watch her mix and mingle and charm total strangers.  We are addicted to Toffee and we know that with just one sample of her,  you too will have the jitters for her. 


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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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Walker

Walker arrived from DPD. He is very nervous but once he got used to being pet in the med room he let us complete his intake. Shy. hw-; hound; 1 yr old; 4/9; stray; 42lbs.


More about me April 19: Trying hard to be a friend to all. Introducing the amazing Mr WALKER, the hound! We love Walker and you will as well. He's a shy guy who does not ask for much and very much prefers to fly below the radar. He's not wanting to be noticed but as handsome as he is, well it's hard not to turn your head and smile as you see his sweet face. We had Walker out for a full 3 hrs during photo time. He surprised us by walking all the way up to the front play yard area and then also back to the kennels. Good boy! He was a bit touch and go but got the job done nonetheless! Walker is very low key and polite but also shy, undersocialized and cautious. He started to show some initiative in walking over to other dogs (he was good with male and female dogs) and or to be near us after we had had him out for a while. He's still very much a work in progress but between his shown desire to slowly be part of the group either with other dogs or humans, we know he has it in him to grow and evolve to become that very special pet he was destined to be. You can be Walker's HERO by asking about him today.


More about me April 26: WALKER is that you coming over to say "Hi?" OMG, it is and we could not be more proud of you. This is the second time we've had Walker out for photo time and he was just the best. Last week, he was still feeling pretty shy and overwhelmed and preferred to hang on the sidelines to catch all the activity. Advance forward one week and this brave hound mix is following us around and wanting more and more to be a participant in the action. He was ready, front and center in his kennel...a little reserved...but up front nonetheless and calmly sat while the leash draped over his neck. He slowly walked out of the busy/noisy kennel area and into the quiet calm of the front exercise yard. He was TERRIFIC! Walker is the sweetest dog and you'll not find a mean bone in his body. He has consistently welcomed all dogs into his world and was even a bit more proactive in seeking them out during his 3 hrs in our play yard. It was easy to give Walker the nickname of "Photo Bomber" as he casually and methodically strolled on over when pictures were being taken. What a joy to see Walker relax and feel more confident. Now, that's a good boy Walker.


More about me May 3: WALKER, I see you smiling! Our hound boy Walker is slowly morphing into a "Happy Hound." We caught Walker smiling during our 3 hour outing. His tail was up. And get this...he even barked at us to get our attention as we exited his play yard to another play yard as if to say, "Hey, let me come along." Walker is calm and polite and has met every dog with grace and style. He's been terrific. He's actively coming over to us and not immediately scampering away as we reach out to pet him. Instead, we are getting a broad grin and an opportunity to give him a slow, measured pet on the sides of his face and under his neck. We are proud of you Walker. Please keep up the hard work.


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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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