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August 2014

Dog Days in the Lowcountry:
Shelters
Written By: 
Stratton Lawrence


Winston, a two-year-old male shelter blend, lives to play, knows commands, and loves to travel. Adopt him at Charleston Animal Society.

Whether you’re looking for a particular breed or a Heinz 57 mutt that’s ready to lick and love to the point of exhaustion, chances are that you’ll find the perfect “fur-ever” friend at a local shelter or dog rescue organization. Charleston’s animal shelters, both public and private, are often filled to capacity. To support the overall goal of becoming a “no kill” community, consider adopting a dog from one of these dedicated centers. For a comprehensive list of dog rescues in the Carolinas, visit charlestonmag.com/dog_rescue.

Charleston Animal Society: 2455 Remount Rd., North Charleston; (843) 747- 4849; charlestonanimalsociety.org

Pet Helpers: 1447 Folly Rd., James Island; (843) 795-1110; pethelpers.org

Doc Williams SPCA Adoption Center: 502 Cypress Gardens Rd., Moncks Corner; (843) 761-5266; docwilliamsspca.org

Francis R. Willis SPCA: 136 Four Paws Ln., Summerville; (843) 871-3820; summervillespca.org

DOG RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS

These small-scale rescue organizations are often run by one dedicated person with a passion for a particular breed, supported by a network of foster families who give transient pups a home until they find a forever home. Rescues are a terrific way to adopt a dog that desperately need a human companion to call their own.

Basset Hounds: Carolina Basset Hound Rescue
www.cbhr.com

Border Collies: Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue
www.prbcr.org/

Boxers: Carolina Boxer Rescue
www.cbr.homestead.com/

Bulldogs & Pit Bulls: Noble One Bully Breed Rescue www.petfinder.com/shelters/SC264.htmlRecycla-Bull Terrier Rescue
www.rcbtr.org/

Cattle Dogs: Carolina Australian Cattle Dog Rescue & Rebound
www.carolinasrescue.com/

Dalmatians: Carolina Dalmatian Pals
www.dalpals.org/

Dobermans: Doberman Assistance Network
www.dobermanassistance.org/

German Shepherds: Furlife German Shepherd Rescue
www.facebook.com/FurlifeGermanShepherdRescue

Great Danes: Charleston Area Great Dane Rescue
www.scdanerescue.homestead.com/

Greyhounds: Greyhound Pets of America – Charleston
www.adoptcharlestongreys.org/

Hounds: Carolina Coonhound Rescue
www.carolinacoonhoundrescue.com/

Labs: Lowcountry Lab Rescue
www.lowcountrylabrescue.org/

Large Breeds: Namaste Large Breed Rescue
www.namasterescue.blogspot.com/

Poodles: Carolina Poodle Rescue
www.carolinapoodlerescue.org/

Retrievers: Grateful Goldens
www.ggrlc.org/

Schnauzers: Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas
www.schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org/Adoptable%20Dogs.htm

Small Breeds: Heavenly Howls Rescue
www.petfinder.com/shelters/heavenlyhowlsrescue.html

Terriers: Boston Terrier Rescue of SC
www.bostonrescueofsc.org/

Weimaraners: Weimaraner Rescue of SC
www.weimrescuesc.org/

Abused Dogs: Noah’s Ark Rescue
www.noahs-arks.net/

All Breeds:
Leash on Life

www.facebook.com/pages/Leash-On-Life-Dog-Rescue/171610969559676

Palmetto Paws Animal Rescue
www.facebook.com/palmpaws

 

 




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Photograph by Reese Moore, courtesy of Charleston Animal Society

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