RayRay - Simpsonville, SC (10/15/19 still avail)
Meet RayRay! He is an 8 yr old, 55 lb, neutered male mix - maybe Boxer? Hound?
RayRay is a happy-go-lucky guy that has been diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Don't let that fool you, though, as he is alert, happy, playful, social, and all silly pup! At 8ish years young, he is full of life and adventure!
He loves all dogs, cats, and every human he comes across, never meeting a stranger. He spreads the kisses like wildfire and likes to do a little happy dance when he's with you. He's bright, cheerful, and absorbs love like a sponge.
RayRay has been treated for heartworms, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and dewormed. RayRay does very well in getting around. He does some spinning when he gets excited (To the left! To the left! To the left!), and sometimes needs slight direction on which way to go. He is a little slower going down steps just b/c he has some depth perception trouble with them, but he is quite able to go down them himself. He just makes sure his foot hits the step before he continues walking.
He walks well on a leash but will do some spinning when he's finding a place to go potty. He holds his head slightly down a lot, possibly from the TBI or perhaps from an initial pain he had in his neck. Prednisone did relieve this pain, and he's had no issues since.
RayRay loves to lay outside and sunbathe, and he also loves to zippy do dah around the yard and play. He enjoys a canine buddy that will play with him easily but not too rough. He won't interact if they play too hard with him. His current play buddy is a 135lb Great Pyrenees.
RayRay loves a soft bed in whatever spot he claims to be his favorite. RayRay does need a little extra food, more than the normal amount, just b/c he's so wiggly and burns it off a little faster. He's crate trained and house trained, but while he knows that he's supposed to go outside to potty, sometimes he can't figure out how to tell you. We're working on a method that is easy for him so that he can let you know when he needs an outdoor break.
RayRay is VERY food motivated, but he gets so excited that he spins, so we're trying to help him understand to stay/sit. We're also working on his manners for taking food and treats, helping him understand that he needs to be gentle (but treats are SOOOOO good!!).
RayRay will need a fenced yard or to be walked on a leash for his own safety. He'd love it if you'd join him in playing and on walks! RayRay has SO much love to give, and so much sunshine to spread over the land. Don't you want to be his blue sky and best friend?
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Matilda - Simpsonville, SC (2/16/20)
Meet Matilda! She is a 5 year old, 39 lb, female spayed mix.
Miss Matilda (aka: Matilda May or Mattie Moo)! This perfect girl is great with kids, dogs, and is housebroken. Matilda is a brindle beauty with tall, pointy ears and long, runway model legs. She's about the perfect size at 39lbs, making her the ideal companion for just about anything.
Matilda suddenly and unexpectedly found herself battling Glaucoma in the left eye in the fall of 2019. After consulting with the ophthalmologist, it was confirmed that the only way to relieve her of excruciating pain was to remove the eye. We immediately acted, and she had an enucleation. We also placed her right eye on medication in the hope of postponing the inevitable - Glaucoma in that eye, as well.
After 2 months of treatment, it still hit fast and hard, requiring us to remove that eye, too. Matilda didn't miss a beat! She continued her daily activity and used her sniffer as a guide and tall ears as her periscope. She wasn't going to let a little thing like the loss of her eyes stop her!
Matilda has carried on as if nothing ever happened to her. An independent gal, she feels with certainty that she can handle anything coming her way, despite her blindness. She's playful, feisty, remarkably intelligent, and very well mannered. She's also fearless, a trait that has her saying "Eyes are for wimps." She loves to wander the yard and play with her foster siblings, smell the air, listen to the sounds and simply enjoy being a dog.
Stairs are easy, jumping on the bed is a given, and knowing which room she's going to or is in is a piece of cake. She's got it all. Moving to a new home, however, she'll need some understanding, guidance and patience. She's been in rescue since she was a baby, so it will be a big change for her. She'll have to learn a whole new house and yard layout, learn about her new family, and go through some adjustments. But as long as you give her the love and attention (and the right to be independent) that she needs, she'll do just fine.
Matilda is great with dogs but not good with cats, so no kitties in her forever home, please. Matilda loves to run around in the yard, so she'll require a fence to keep her safe. Sometimes she likes to be stubborn and not come when called, or run the other way, just b/c she wants to enjoy the fresh air a little longer...so for her safety and love of outdoor time, she must have a fence. Outside of the fence, she'll require a leash since Little Miss Independent has always been a runner.
Matilda may be a superhero on the outside, but she has a very soft and loving heart who sometimes needs the reassurance of those she loves. So she asks for a little snuggle here and there...and it's so incredibly easy to snuggle Matilda. We promise that you will be as inspired by Matilda as we are!!
We would like for her to stay within easy driving distance. Please email us with any questions:
Polly - Simsonville, SC (2/16/20)
Meet Polly! She is an 8 yr old, 42 lb, female spayed mix.
Polly is a beautiful little vanilla cupcake that dedicates her life to staying by your side, just so you know that someone loves you. A 42lb terrier mix, Pretty Little Polly is a delight to have around. She always makes you feel so incredibly special! Polly is both laid back and vibrant, always willing to plop on the bed and relax or hit the road for a new adventure! This good girl is housebroken and so very loving.
Polly does have hip arthritis and may have been hit by a car at some point. She has a small hitch in her giddy-up but it doesn't bother her one bit. She can jump 6ft high to grab a ball, or run and play with no restrictions. She ignores it, but her owner will have to pay attention! Polly lives on seizure medicine which is not expensive.
Polly enjoys the company of dogs, but she would do best with a male that's her size or larger. No small dogs or cats, please. Small dogs can sometimes get her too excited, and cats...well, they're just plain weird. Polly has always been polite around children, but because she can sometimes show fear with handling, we prefer that she have a family with children 15 yrs or older.
We're not sure why poor Polly has such fears...but while she'll let you put her in the bathtub for a bath, dress her up, and even check her teeth, things like applying topical flea/tick treatment and brushing her are terrifying. This fear reaction is probably the result of abuse because you can see the terror in her eyes. However, she always lets you know she still loves you...she was just frightened for a moment.
Polly is so incredibly grateful for kindness, affection and attention that her eyes to light up like Christmas trees and she loves to smile! To show you how thankful she is for your love, she is well behaved indoors, gentle when taking treats, and is very feminine and polite. Just look into those beautiful eyes and you'll be sure to see what we're talking about. Our little vanilla cupcake is super duper sweet, and we promise that you're going to find yourself on a fun filled, happy, and permanent sugar high!
We're open minded about distance, as long as there is transport available both to and fro, should the dog ever need to be returned. Please email us with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kennedy - Hilton Head, South Carolina (3/15/20)
Meet Kennedy! She is an 11 yr old, 41 lb, female spayed Husky.
Look at this stunning girl!! She is just gorgeous! Kennedy is super friendly and seems to be good with kids and other dogs but she will chase cats.
Kennedy has a sizeable mass on her elbow - it is cancer. The biopsy report said it is a low grade sarcoma and a diagnosis of fibrosarcoma is favored, with a low propensity for metastasis. We couldn't remove it because there wouldn't be enough skin to close it back up. But Kennedy doesn't mind it at and doesn't even realize it's there. This sweet girl would love to find an understanding family to give her a loving home. She doesn't always remember to ask when she has to go to the bathroom but will go when taken out.
Who wants to give a lovely dog her final home? For all information please email: or call: 843-681-8686. There are no distance limitations to her adoption!
Bandit - Simpsonville, SC (6/28/20)
Meet Bandit! He is a 3 yr old, 135 lb, male Great Pyrenees.
A true gentle giant! Bandit is a Great Pyrenees that has bilateral hip dysplasia...a really ugly case of it. At only 3yrs old, despite a funny looking walk, he does amazingly well. However, down the road he will probably need assistance and/or a wheelchair. He has seen a specialist and we are happy to share those results - they are concerned that this will be progressive.
So for now, we're providing him assistance when he needs it, soft beds, and medication. He takes Previcox (anti-inflammatory), Gabapentin (pain), and fish oil. He takes them like a pro in a pill pocket, canned food, or anything tasty!
Bandit may be handicapped but he is still very much a true Great Pyrenees. He is giant sized at 135lbs, very tall, and still very (and surprisingly!) quick on his feet! He has never lost the desire to run and roam, true to the breed's nature, and those hips won't stop him! He can bolt out a door and zoom down the road faster than you could ever expect. As a result, he needs a fenced yard, supervision at doors, and someone who is comfortable walking such a large dog (OH, and lifting should he ever need it). He enjoys going outside and sniffing the grounds, laying in the pretty weather, barking at birds, and just being an all around dog.
Give him a play buddy and some sunshine and he'll roll around and tussle about all day! Another breed trait is that he has a very large and loud bark. While he's not an excessive barker, it comes out most when he hears something and when you leave. He gets a little upset when you leave without him (he LOVES car adventures!), so he'll bark a while. Bandit is NEVER destructive when you're gone, however, and minds his manners otherwise. He is house trained, crate trained, and a very good boy when left alone. Bandit does very well with dogs, and he'd LOVE a buddy to play with, but it's best that he's not placed with another giant breed male. He's fine with females and small dogs. We're uncertain about kitties, however.
Bandit is a true charmer and everyone falls in love when they meet him. He's also an inspiration because he never stops, despite his condition. We're happy to talk to you more about his hips and show you some video - just let us know!
His rescue is open minded about distance, as long as there is transport available both to and fro, should the dog ever need to be returned. For more information, please email: