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Nico, sweet terrified being at the shelter. He has been in a house all of his life.. With other dogs, kids and other fur animals. He recently became really protective over one of the children and he was turned in.. I personally know this handsome hunk outside of the shelter.. I am going to take him home for now.. He will not survive the shelter life. He is shaking just like Bruno was in his kennel. He sits on command, UTD on everything and altered. Nico is HW:Negative. He has a growth under his eye that I will sent him through vetting to have looked at. bully mix; 10/22; 2.5yrs old; 84lbs

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Noodle- safe

Noodle was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is very sweet and playful. He walks okay on a leash. Hw-; stray; male; 1 yr old; 67lbs; 10/31


Norah was found in I-20 on the side of the road. She is a little shy and scared but warmed right up to me in the med room. By the time I was done with her intake I was getting mini tail wags! Edgar to please! Norah is HW:Positive. shep mix; 46lbs; 2-3 yrs old; 11/7


Odessa was brought in as a stray by animal control. She is very scared and does not walk well on a leash. She is HW negative. shep mix; 41lbs; 1-2 yrs old; stray; 11/10;

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


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

More about me Oct 11: Big dog lovers, where ARE you??  "Easiest dog you'll ever have.  Give him a toy to carry around in his mouth and he'll self entertain for hours, if not days," offers up a volunteer as she observed PLUTO'S keen desire for toys and his incredible ability to just have a blast with a simple toy!  We LOVE this big guy and if you are a big dog kind of person, Pluto is the one for you!   Pluto is friendly, goofy, silly and just a delight to have by your side.   He loves playing run and fetch with humans and in a group of dogs,  he seamlessly meets them, weaves in and around them and then goes about his happy way.   Very much a carefree spirit,  Pluto is an athletic guy who can have some umph to him so a stronger person will most appreciate his get up and go and do drive.   Loaded with personality,  Pluto is one smile making, genuine fellow that finds fun no matter where he goes.  He's our pick for most likely to steal your heart and weasel his way into your lap!

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thin; 26lbs; 9/23; 3 yrs old. Queen came in 9/23/22 along with Easy. They were both a seizure and VERY thin. Queen is great. She is really sweet and LOVED every bit of attention she could possibly get!! She is HW:Positive!

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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

More about me Oct 4: Sweet, happy faced girl Quinn is adorable!  We could not get enough of her perky, bouncy, bouncy ears as she scooted around during photo time introducing herself to all!  This mid-sized lady sporting a more athletic frame and gorgeous golden coat is friendly, playful and ready to have a good time.  Nicely meeting both male and female dogs,  she seemed to slightly prefer the male dogs although a bit more submissive female would also be a good match for her.  We had her off leash running with the guys...3 male dogs in total...and she really hung with them and had a blast.   Quinn has a bit of a TomBoy feel to her as she's sturdy and confident and solid.   With plenty of kisses, waggy tail and happy smiles to go around,  she's a great match for slightly older kids and a family in need of a doggy who is up for adventures and being an active part of the family unit.   As you are walking Quinn around your neighborhood,  she's sure to be a hit and will attract a lot of attention so be prepared to take second stage with this pretty girl on the end of your leash.  Please ask for her today.  Note: No cats for Quinn please. 

Event Update Oct 29: Quinn has been such an exceptional pawtner, and has brought us so many laughs and smiles. She’s such a sweet little lady, that jumps at the chance to get out there and explore the world! Quinn definitely hasn’t been one to shy away from giving, and receiving as many kisses and cuddles as she can and has proven to be an exceptional car buddy! Her eccentric and loving personality, and eagerness for adventure will make any outdoorsmen or even loving couch potato adore her. If you’re looking for the perfect, loving adventure buddy, Quinn is definitely the lady for you!

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Qutara- Puppy

Est DOB: 5/28/22; Came in with Quincy and another Q pup on 6/7. Bottle fed pup! Pics from 10/23. TA

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Raven- safe

Raven was brought in as a stray by a community member with 3 other hounds. He said he tried to find homes for them before he brought them in but was unsuccessful. Raven is very scared and timid and will not walk on a leash. she is HW negative. hound; 10/10; 45lb; 1-2 yrs old. Came in with Roo, Rhiannon and Rooster.

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Rhiannon- safe

Rhiannon was brought in with (Rooster, Roo, & Raven). Rhiannon does not walk on a leash and is pregnant. Rooster is the dad. She is very very sweet but shy. She don’t walk on a leash and does MUCH better around other dogs. She is HW: Positive; hound; 2 yrs old; 48lbs; 10/10

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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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Roo - Pregnant- safe

Roo came in with 3 other dogs that were running in a dog (fox pen) for over a year. She is very submissive and calm. She loves getting attention and will lay down and chill out while she's with you. She did not want to go back outside whatsoever. She walks okay on the leash but could use some leash work. Roo is HW:Positive. 10/10; hound mix; 28lbs; 2 yrs old. Came in with Rooster, Rhiannon and Raven.

Rooster- safe

Rooster was brought in as a stray by a community member with 3 other hounds. He does not walk on a leash and is HW positive. 1-2 yrs old; 45lbs; 10/10. Came in with Roo, Rhiannon and Raven.

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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

More about me Oct 4: I'm described as "shy" and even went to a foster to adopt home for a night but came back because I was too shy and was not eating.  Well, as is often the case,  first few nights in a new home and most dogs won't eat.  I blew it. Oh, well! On my own,  I may have a "dumpy" feel to me but bring a dog or two into my world and you'll see a totally different dog appear right before your eyes!  I was pretty flat and non-interactive when I first arrived at the play/photo area.  It didn't take much time for me to perk right up and take notice of the other dogs.  My spirit soared!  With other dogs, I am not shy.  I actually strut around a bit showing off my buffness!!  I did well meeting both male and female dogs and really enjoyed myself.  I think in general I'm better with more submissive dogs but am open to meeting all dogs.  My left eye is a bit weepy...I'm told it's getting looked at.  Perhaps a bad case of entropian eye?  In any event,  when we meet, I think you will agree I'm not a high maintenance kind of dog.   I quietly go about my business but like most dogs, yearn to have that person to call my own.   Aged at only 2 yrs, I'm still very much in my prime pet years and am hopeful that soon I will be selected to head on home.  Please ask for me, ROSCOE today.

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Sweet girl. She did well with her intake and does well on the leash. HW+; no history; 2-3 yrs old; hound mix; 10/26; stray; 53lbs

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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.

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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!

Youth Volunteer update Oct 22: She's a 4 year old playful girl, who's always eager to play with some new toys. She reacts well to other dogs and is open to meeting new people after she's been introduced. She's curious about her surroundings and ready to explore.

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Rudolph- Intake Nov 2021

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!

Foster Update Oct 18: She is excellent with other dogs, people, cats, goats, good on leash, and does well in the house under supervision. Super clean and calm in crate. She does not jump fences or try to escape. She can be submissive with her first encounter with other animals, however, once she warms up to them she’s good. I have had her off leash running with other dogs on the ATV around the property and she stays close, does not run off.

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O/S- family is moving. Named after a Pokeman character; hw-; 10/10; 76lbs; 4-5 yrs old; boxer mix

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Shelagh- pup

Shelagh was a stray that was found wandering in the road. She is so sweet and friendly and loves to cuddle. lab mix; 8 wks old; 6lbs; 10/7; New pics from 11/9

Nov 22 Update: Sweet, loving pup. Doing well with potty training. In foster with other dogs. Loves everybody. Not a huge fan of the leash but working on it.

Silas- pup

arrived with an embedded collar; 37lbs; 8/31; lab/shep;1-2 yrs old. 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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Sincere- Pregnant ?

Sincere was brought in as a stray by Hartsville City. She is possibly pregnant. She is very sweet and submissive. HW-; shep mix; 11/14; 35lbs; 1 yr old


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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Stanley was brought in after being found tied to a light pole in Darlington. He is very happy and active. Stanley is HW:Negative and is crazy on the leash! stray hold til 11/14; lab mix; hhw-; 2 yrs old; 11/10; 50lbs


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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Summit was brought in as a stray by animal control. He has severe mange but he doesn't let it slow him down. He is so happy and playful. He was jumping around like a rabbit during his intake. He walks well on a leash and is playful with cats, even if they are not playful with him. 37lbs; no hw; lab mix; 10/20

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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Found at a rental property; Came in with Melton. Boykin mix; 34lbs; HW+; 10/24; 2 yrs old. Loves kids.

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Tatum- Puppy-safe

Tatum was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is very scared but will let me pick him up. He is believed to be number 4 of the Tx3 pups that already left for transport. 14lbs; 15wks old; lab; 11/17; stray hold til 11/24


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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Thor- puppy

Thor was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is Sweet but nervous and likes to hide under things. He does not walk on a leash. lab mix; 8 wks old; 18lbs; 11/3.


Toast was brought in by animal control as a stray. His face may look angry but he is very sweet and playful. He walks well on a leash and is HW negative. He was so well behaved for his intake and really enjoyed Pam giving him butt scratchies. He did not have any reaction to cats. hw-; lab mix; 40lbs; 10/31; 1yr old

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Tobias was brought in as a stray by animal control. He is friendly and playful and walks well on a leash. He is HW negative. bully mix; 10/17; 47lbs; 1-2 yrs old


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

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Trisha was brought in by Darlington police department as a stray. She has lots of energy and is playful. she walks well on a leash and is HW negative. bully mix; 46lbs; 1 yr old; abandoned; 10/10


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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V x 4 Pups

Vx4 were brought in by a community member as abandoned strays. They are all very sweet and playful. llab mix; 16-19 lbs each; 8 wks old/ 11/21

Vasco- m

Vabo -m

Vegas- f

Vennie- m

W x 6 Pups

terrier mixes; 8 wks old; 11/11; 6- 9 lbs each

Walker- m- safe

Whitney- f- safe

Willow- f

Winter-f- safe

Wrigley-m -safe

Wyatt- m-safe


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;

More about me Oct 11: WALTER is a smart labby boy.  In no time, Walter knew where the fun, cool humans were during our photo shoot and made it clear to our youth volunteer that they were meant to be together.  When we first spotted them together, we could hear squeals of laughter and then saw all 60lbs of his handsomeness in our youth's lap up on a bench!  What a sight it was!  Walter is a major extrovert and yes, "Fun" could be his middle name.  He had a blast while away from his cramped kennel quarters and made the most of his time in our play yard.  Walter is super friendly, affectionate and loves going and doing and being involved.  He makes himself right at home with all...either humans and or other dogs.  He has a bigger personality which might initially intimidate other dogs but he's in it for a good time and can't wait to bring others into his happy world.  Walter loves toys and in particular enjoys playing some fetch.   The loving, goofy guy brings with him an infectious, happy energy that is hard to resist.  We urge you to come and see the dog that lights up a room as soon as he enters it.  He's just a fun, good hearted guy. 

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Watson- safe

Watson was brought in as a stray by animal control. He will let me pet him and pick him up, but he is so scared he was shaking during his intake. 10/14; hw-; lab mix; stray; 2 yrs old; 33lbs


male; weimeraner/lab mix; O/S- too many pets; 1 yr ols; 69lbs; hw-; 11/8. Weaver was brought in as an owner surrender because they have too many dogs. Weaver is very sweet and a big goof ball.

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Wednesday- safe

Wednesday was brought in as a stray by animal control. She is sweet and submissive. She is HW positive. 5-6 yrs old; 10/24; maltese mix; 14lbs; TA


Whipple was brought in as a stray by a member of the community with pup Tatertot. Whipple is very sweet and well behaved, she sits on command and is crate trained. She walks well on a leash and is HW negative. She has no reaction to cats. lab; 38lbs; 11/14; hw-; 1 yr old


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; HW-; 2 yrs old; lab

Eval note Oct 9: If his pleading eyes won’t get you, his cute smile and sweet disposition will! Willis came bouncing out of his dog run, but surprised me when he walked so nicely next to me. He couldn’t wait to meet and play with the other dogs. He started off very bouncy, but sweet, and an older dog encouraged him to slow down a bit, and he adjusted very well. He was just so happy to get out of his dog run and stretch his legs and play. He enjoyed meeting all of the volunteers as well, and is very affectionate. Willis is such a happy playful guy that would do best in a home where he had a doggy friend and/or family that knows how to play and have fun. It was hard for me to put him back, he was such a sweetie.

Youth Volunteer Update Oct 22: Willis is a happy and bouncy dog. He loves getting some pets and loving. He's happy to run free and roam around. He loves to meet strangers and make new friends every chance he gets.

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Winifred was brought in as a stray by animal control. She is a very good girl and will sit patiently waiting for pets. She walks well on a leash and is HW positive. hound; 3 yrs old; 65lbs; 11/18; stray hold til 11/23

Nov 23 Update: Comment from person that called AC...She’s truly the SWEETEST y’all. She came up at my house but I have dogs myself & a newborn, I couldn’t handle another dog. She’s super sweet & listens GOOD.

Winnie- Teen

Winnie was brought in as a stray from Society Hill. She is bubbly and did great for her intake! She still needs to gain a little weight but is looking so much better already with consistent feedings! Winnie is HW:Negative and walks well on the leash other than being excited and jumping at times! lab mix; 6 mos old; 11/19; stray; 28lbs


Winston was brought in as an owner surrender. Person died and then the family moved. He is very sweet and playful and walks well on a leash. He has no reaction to cats and is HW negative. bully mix; 1 yr old; hw-; 44lbs; 11/12

Y x 3 Pups

lab mix; 20wks old; 9/22. Sweet and playful pups.

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Z x 2 Pups- Zariah safe.

O/S- can't keep. 8 wks old; 9/22; shep mix. Update Nov 7: Zevon and Zariah are such love bugs. They try to be a lap dogs when they get the opportunity. However, that is getting difficult. At about 16 weeks old now and around 25 lbs it’s no longer possible to fit them both on your lap at once. They are likely Shepard mixes and as such they will probably be on the larger size when adults. They play nicely with large and small adult dogs and enjoy a good game of chase and keep-away. They watch but don’t react to our large house cat as he walks by their ex-pen. These two sweet puppies are ready for families to love and call their own.

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Zorro was brought in by AC as an abandoned stray along with Draco. Zorro is very underweight. 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+

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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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