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Nino is a super playful happy dog! He had no issues making himself right at home in the med room, stretching out, and taking a nap. He is very sweet, and loves belly rubs. 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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Nora was brought in by AC as a friendly pickup, as her owner is currently is jail. She is a very sweet, playful, younger dog. Sweet and playful, gets along with both male and female dogs. Nora is a happy girl with lots of love to give. 1 yr old; HW-; 39lbs; 6/25; lab mix. Came in with Nino

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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


Oreo, Brown and Lottie were brought in by a member of the community. She said that she could no longer afford to take care of them. Oreo is shy, but sweet. He will walk on a leash, but needs some work with it. 6/30; 3 yrs old; male; HW+; 47lbs; lab mix

More about me: What's not to love about an Oreo? Our Darling Oreo is really gorgeous....and yes, we can say this about male dogs! This head turning black and white fellow is a friendly, more independent natured guy. Arriving with his best friend (perhaps it's his sibling) Lottie, he is super playful and interactive and confident with her by his side. On his own (and it was likely his first outing without her), he is a bit more quiet and reserved. He seemed to enjoy running and exploring around in our exercise area but preferred having space in meeting other dogs. Oreo is a smart, astute fellow like many of his breed and would likely thrive in a home where he can work his brain, legs and lungs! Slightly older kids would also surely make him smile.

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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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Stray; 8/24; 78lbs; no hw; rottie; 3 yrs old


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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Riley was brought in by AC. During intake she can be a little shy but can be very sweet. While walking to and from the med room she did great on a leash. We also had a little tiny kitten on the porch in a trap who was screaming, she seemed to ignore her. HW-; 40lbs; lab mix; 9/9; 1 yr old

River- Sponsored for pull fees

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

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Samson was brought by AC as a sheriff's department seizure from the same property that Wren came from. Samson is a very sweet, playful, smaller dog. He walks well on a leash, and did well during his intake also. 7/29; 2 yrs old; 38lbs; lab; HW+

Update August 20: Adorable, friendly faced fellow in search of play dates and snuggly times!  With his dark brindle coat, snazzy white socks and happy, interactive vibe,  folks are drawn to our super appealing and approachable Samson.  Removed from a bad situation,  despite a tough start to life,  Samson holds no grudges and is one of the most pleasant guys to have right by your side.  He was a very solid performer in meeting other dogs during photo time.  Running and nicely playing off leash with another male and also female dog,  he was in his element meeting these new doggy friends and thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with them.  On his own,  Samson would be thrilled to show you how much he loves chasing after balls and or playing with rope toys.   Not quite 40lbs,  at a glance one might think Samson is a teen but he is all grown up, loves giving out hugs and kisses and overall is pretty easy to manage.  Kids would love to swarm Samson and he would think that was pretty cool!   Eager to please and a true friend to all,  life is fun and easy with a great companion like Samson by your side.  Please ask for him today!

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Shirley was just brought in by AC as a stray pickup. Shirley is a very sweet friendly dog. She walks very well on a leash, and did well during her intake also. 8/9; lab mix; 46lbs; 2 yrs old; hw-. No cats for Shirley please

Update August 20: Happy, friendly faced girl!  It's difficult to not really fall hard and fast for our little red-headed girl, Shirley.  This sleek jacketed lab mix is cute, snuggly, sassy and spunky!  We love her style!  Other dogs love her style as well and in no time,  she was off leash and running and playing with 2 males and a female dog.  The fun and games don't stop with the doggies though as she will quickly hop up into your lap and make herself comfy (watch out for adorable smiles that will come your way as she looks up at you!) and boy, does she love belly rubs.   Shirley is a fun, slightly bouncy girl who loves to go and do.  Please, oh please don't leave her on the sidelines as she loves to be part of the action/activity.  At 46lbs,  Shirley is pretty easy to manage and would be honored and nicely suited in caring for slightly older kids.  Shirley has a lot of love and life in her.  Walking her down a busy street would nicely suit her skill set/interest as would curling up with her humans on the sofa and taking in an old movie.  Who said blondes have all the fun?   Our sweet Shirley will tell you otherwise!  LOL.

Foster Update August 29: Shirley likes other dogs and absolutely loves children. Cats are too interesting to chase. She is housebroken and walks good on leash. She is very friendly, loving and sweet, wanting nothing more than to be by your side. She is well behaved in the home and would love a family that has children and/or dogs to play with.

Volunteer Update August 30: Shirley is a very wonderful girl. One of the best dogs that you see come through a shelter. She is unbelievably loving and sweet. She enjoyed trotting around the exercise pen with her head up and smiling but really is all about people. She's a hugger....she will stand up and put her arms around you to hug you. Its not jumping up and down and beating you up but very gentle. She was the happiest when you would sit down and let her put her front paws on your knees and get pets and give you kisses. So so sweet. And she was very sweet with all of the other dogs out. She is really wonderful.

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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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Stella was brought in by AC as a stray. When she arrived she was very confused and scared but always wagged her tail. During intake she was super sweet and just loved to be with you, even while being nervous. We pulled about 5 ticks out of her ears and noticed a gash on her shoulder. bully mix; 40lbs; HW+; 9/7; 5 yrs old. No reaction to cats. Tested well with Tara.


**Came in with Lilo. Stitch is a little shy, but very sweet dog. He does need a little bit of time to warm up to you, but treats are a great way to do that. He does okay on a leash but could use some work with it. He did great during his intake.  7 yrs old; HW+; 8/17; 44lbs

More about me: Totally Adorable! Oh, my goodness. Super handsome Stitch has no idea how cute and appealing he is! This pocket pit (of sorts) is compact, wiggly and has the best little smirking smile and strokable bat ears. We enjoyed how quickly and easily he worked the assortment of dogs who were out for photo time. Equally as good with both male and female dogs, he is a polite, even keel meeter/greeter and really seemed to enjoy every minute outside of the confines of his dark, dank kennel area. A playful, perky, happy, good natured guy, Stitch is a middle aged fellow who has years of pet experience under his paws. Arriving as a stray with Lilo who looks like his twin (but a female version of him), surely he would love to embark on his new pet job with her but is well balanced enough to join a new family as a solo pet or with other dogs already in the home. Stitch is booking appointments to interview for his new job, so what are you waiting for? Get in on the ground floor and don't miss out on this great guy.

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Tabor - Sponsored for HW treatment

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


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 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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Tinker- Teen

Tinker is one of a litter of 6 teen pups. The man who owns their mama (a feist-they were all born with nub tails) called us for help. These pups are bashful and tenderhearted. They are not used to being someone's pet, but each pup melts into your lap within minutes and willingly gives kisses, wags, and wiggles. They are a perfect age to add to a home with children and another friendly, confident dog. They long for attention and cling to you. 8 mos; hw-; feist/lab; about 40lbs; male; 6/15

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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Tommy was brought in from AC as a stray pickup. He is a very sweet boy, he can be a little shy at times, but after a few minutes with him, he is fine. He walks well on a leash, and did well during his intake. stray; 7/8; hw-; 1 yr old; 59lbs

More about me Sept 7: Down to earth, chill kind of guy! Oh boy folks! You are in for a wonderful treat when you meet Family Dog, Tommy. This border collie mix is such a super star as he skillfully and politely introduces himself to other dogs and humans. Although a good mid-sized fellow at 60lbs, Tommy is easy enough to handle and he is not one to throw around his weight. Nicely play wrestling with both a male and female dog, Tommy is just as happy relaxing and hanging with his new human friends. In his former life, I think Tommy might have been a diplomat as his social graces are so impeccable and appealing to all. An ideal candidate for a home pre-stocked with kids and other dogs, Tommy is a fun, friendly face that you can count on for a meaningful, long term relationship. Ask for this fabulous mellow man today!

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Tommy and Ava

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Tommy and Barkley


Tonks was brought in by AC as a stray pickup. Tonks is nervous and shy. She will let you pet her and handle her and she does not walk on a leash. 3 yrs old; HW+; 37lbs; 8/9

Update August 20: I want to lay down really, really low and hope that no one notices me.  My name is Tonks and gosh,  I'm feeling super shy and overwhelmed right now.   Some nice folks picked me up and carried me to the front field for photos the other day and said I was being super brave in nicely meeting other dogs and simply hanging with them. I hardly budged an inch from where they placed me as I just did not have it in me to move.   I'm never nippy or bitey and I'm open to being pet and placed in laps.   Calm, quiet and patience will suit me well in my new home as I adjust to my new and much improved life.  I'm a gentle, sweet natured girl who sadly has had limited opportunities/options to be the best pet I can be.  I sure hope my meekness will resonate with someone and they will come and help me.  Thank you for listening.  Tonks.

Update Sept 7: I'm still feeling a bit meek and small. The nice photo lady got me out again for some much needed and appreciated time away from my kennel. I still was not up to walk up to the play field so gladly I accepted a ride on the hip of my new human friend. I am a very, very quiet lady. Only after being out for a while did I even start looking around with my head up like a tall periscope. For now, I need folks to take baby steps as I frighten easily. I'm at my best being able to simply chill and relax near friendly, non-imposing humans. If you have a calm lap for me to hang out in, that too will work for me. I know better days are ahead of me. Perhaps they might be with you?

Tonks and Samson

Tucker - Teen

Tucker is one of a litter of 6 teen pups. The man who owns their mama (a feist-they were all born with nub tails) called us for help. These pups are bashful and tenderhearted. They are not used to being someone's pet, but each pup melts into your lap within minutes and willingly gives kisses, wags, and wiggles. They are a perfect age to add to a home with children and another friendly, confident dog. They long for attention and cling to you. 8 mos; hw-; feist/lab; about 40lbs; male

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8/3; O/S; bully mix; 2 yrs old; 56lbs; HW-. Goof ball during intake.


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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Daisy and Waldo

Will Teen

Will was brought in yesterday as a stray by a community member. During his intake we performed a skin scrape and he does have demodex and will be receiving medicated baths. Will was very sociable and just a happy boy. 10mos old; HW-; lab; 42lbs; lab; 8/17

Winnie Teen

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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Wagner and Winnie

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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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Xavier- safe

What a catch!  Xavier has been quietly and silently flying just below our radar, but today was the day that we reached for him and boy, did he SHINE!  Arriving feeling very overwhelmed and frightened,  Xavier was extremely cautious and unsure of those around him and really needed some time to settle in and figure things out for himself.    Although still a bit tentative when we leashed him up in his kennel, Xavier was ready to exit his space and head to our front field.  He tiptoed around for a bit but you could almost see the layers of insecurity slough off his coat and then the smiles and tail wags came in and they stayed!  We were SO proud of Xavier today. Who would have thought under the initially very shy and reserved fellow that there was a dog full of playfulness, a desire to run and chase after balls, a skilled light wrestler with other dogs and a companion pet who was coming when we called and then nicely chilling by our sides?  Xavier was excellent at meeting other dogs and even when challenged by a male dog,  still he kept his cool and was totally non-reactive.  He seemed 1000% content when after playing with balls and other dogs,  he was able to simply chill in the shade, all stretched out with his new found human and doggy friends.   Xavier is an extremely attractive and appealing dog with his blonde coat and arched tail and if you look closely you'll see he has a unique tuft of hair right below one of his eyes!  It gives him a very distinguished look that is quite the conversation point!  Without doubt,  Xavier made us all smile today and we could not stop talking about how well he did on his outing and what a fantastic dog he is.   Please, ask about Xavier today!   Of note:  Xavier paid no notice to a cat who walked across his path as he exited the shelter yard. Note: owner surrender brought. The previous owner said that due to health issues, they cannot keep him anymore.HW+; lab mix; 1 yr old; 42lbs; 6/22 

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Xavier and Lilo

Xavier and Lilo

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