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Adoption Process

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(last updated 06/12/24)

First and foremost, THANK YOU for deciding to adopt an animal in need! You are saving a life when doing so. The adoption process is as follows: 

If you see a pet you are interested and have any questions before submitting an application, you can reach out to us either through social media or email. You can find our contact information on our contact page. You can also find links to our social media pages on our get involved page.

If you have decided you want to put in an application for the pet you are interested in, please click the button under the image to the right that will lead you to our online adoption application. Once your application has been completed and submitted, it will take a few days to be processed. We will reach out to you about the approval of your application. Please know that as some pets receive multiple applications, we go with what we think the best match is for that animal, and where we think they will have the most success. We will try our best to notify you if the pet you are interested in has been adopted.

Once your application has been reviewed, we will arrange a time to discuss details about your application and the pet you are interested in, and also go over any questions about the process. In order to adopter with our rescue, we require the following:

- Must be 21 years or older to adopt

- Must have landlord approval to adopt the pet you are interested in (this only applies if you are a tenant)

- Current pets must be spayed/neutered, and up to date on vaccinations and preventions.

 

Approved Applications are required for meet and greets. 

(Since our rescue operates out of the Charleston and Charlotte areas, we have listed each animal's location at the bottom of their profile. Our rescues do not have to be adopted in the city they are fostered in). 

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Adoptable Pets 

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Twinkie

Twinkie came to us after finding herself at risk for euthanasia in an overcrowded shelter. She is such a beautiful and sweet girl, and she is only alive thanks to a foster who saw that and stepped up to save her. Twinkie is fully vetted and is ready to find her forever home. She has been spending the last couple of weeks adjusting to life outside of the shelter, but we would love to get her into her forever home where she can truly settle and spend the rest of her days loved and spoiled as she should be! Twinkie is a mixed breed and is about 2-4 years old. She is full grown 40 pounds so she is a great medium size. Here are some notes from her foster mom: 

 

"We got to see how amazing Twinkie was on a Pretty Pup Pack Walk and knew she had to make it out of the shelter. We are so happy she now gets the chance to find her forever home. Twinkie has been settling into the home environment which almost seems foreign to her. She was really shy when she first left the shelter, but has slowly acclimated and built more confidence each day. When she finds that confidence, she is a funny girl. She will do zoomies and get very excited. Her nickname is Tornado. She loves soft pillows and toys. She has been working on her confidence with the crate.  She was in the shetler for so long we think it makes her nervous to be crated, but she has done better with each day. She is very food motivated. She's doing great with potty training. She walks very well on the leash and is fine to walk alone or with other pups. She is good with other dogs but her foster siblings are older and sometimes her zoomies are too much for them, so she'd probably do better with middle aged or younger dogs. She'd also be content as the only dog since she loves affection and wants to be as close to her human as possible at all times!"

 

Twinkie is fully vetted and is ready to find her person/family. This shmedium love bug deserves the best life. Could you be the one to give her that?

(Twinkie is located in Charleston, SC)

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Gabe

Born 2/28, our "Archangels" litter consisted of 6 boys both brown and black. They were lucky to be born in a foster home and not on the concrete floor of a loud shelter which is where we pulled their mom from. Most of the boys have now been adopted! We are unsure what breeds they are made up of, but their mom (Poppy) is definitely a pittie mix of some sort. They will likely be close to her size (around 45-50 pounds) when full grown. 

 

The puppies have been neutered and microchipped, and are up to date on age appropriate vaccinations. They will need their final puppy vaccines. The rescue will assist the adopters for the final vaccinations that each puppy will need. **We do not adopt out siblings together. **

 

Adoptable Gabe was the smallest of his brothers and we worried about him surviving when he was first born. He proved himself a fighter and has been a healthy boy despite still being smaller than his brothers. Gabe is very snuggly and loves to play with his foster siblings, including a kitten in the home. He is such a funny, loving boy! He would love a forever home full of adventures and snuggles. 

(Gabe is located in Charleston, SC). 

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Quinn

Quinny girl wins BBAR superlative for "best glow up"! This girl came to us in December of 2023 so emaciated, skinny, and swollen from infection that we actually thought she was a sickly puppy when we first saw her. She now has the cutest black coloring with salt and pepper flake hairs. Her eyes are now bright with her love for life, and her smile lights up the room. Quinn is likely around 2-3 years old, and believed to be a hound mix. She is full grown at 39 pounds. 

 

Quinn has been fostered with a lovely family and has enjoyed having both a furry foster sibling and a human foster sibling. She is very good with the baby in the home and with other dogs! She loves her people more than anything in the world, and because of that, she does get anxious when she is alone. She likely had such a terrible start to life filled with so much neglect and fear, that she craves love and stability, and wants to be closer to those who make her feel safe. Quinn does really well when crated next to her furry siblings, but if crated / left out alone, she can experience higher anxiety. Because of this, we feel that it would be best for Quinn to have another dog in the home and ideally humans who are not gone a lot, (she would make the best work from home buddy)! Don't let her desire of being close to her people outshine the big love that this girl would bring to any home! She is incredibly affectionate, docile, and loving. She would love a family that will love her and show her she is safe for the rest of her life! 

 

Quinn is up to date on vaccinations, prevention, is spayed, and is microchipped. She was heartworm positive when first rescued but has since completed the full heartworm treatment.

(Quinn is located in Charleston SC)

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ash

I'm Ash, a one-year-old, 40-pound ball of love who is ready to find my forever home! I am a healthy boy who is neutered, fully vaccinated, up to date on prevention, microchipped, and heartworm negative. My foster mom says I have impeccable manners, and that I'm the perfect companion. I've mastered potty, leash, and crate training, and get bonus points for having the softest fur and friendliest nature. I love playing with other dogs, and I can't wait to bring joy to a loving family for life!

In just a week, I've learned to use stairs, a doggy door, and have showcased my quick learning abilities. Whether it's navigating new challenges or sharing affectionate moments, I'm here to make your home complete. Let's create lasting memories together!

Love, adoptable Ash!

(Ash is located in Charleston, SC). 

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Caroline(pending)

Sweet Caroline is officially ready for her forever family. This sweet hound girl came to us from our friends at Colleton County Animal Shelter. Her foster parents joined one of their pampered pup walks. When she tried to get in their car at the end of the walk, her foster dad, a hound lover, knew she had to come home with them. She was emaciated but has gained nearly 10 pounds in two months and is nearing her goal weight. We think she is about 2-3 years old and she is about 50 pounds. Here are some notes from her foster family:

 

"Caroline is an absolute love and wants nothing more than to spend time with (and get affection from) people. She is happiest when you are holding her paw, something she will ask you to do often; with the quintessential hound eyes and long face her foster parents find themselves acceding to her demands more often than not. When Caroline first arrived at her foster parents she was constantly starving and her biggest issue was “counter surfing” for any food source she could find. As she bulked up this frenzy has let up but she is still extremely food motivated, a great indication for future training.Caroline gets along with both of her foster siblings, including an alpha/dog-selective GSP whose heart she has slowly but surely won over. She has never met a stranger and is excited to greet all visitors. She loves joining her foster sister on a morning walk but is also content to find a cozy spot on the couch to while the day away. She walks well on a leash and is potty trained. The fact that she is a hound is most apparent when you put her in her crate. Her foster parents put her in there when they are at work and other than loudly complaining until they leave the house, she has no issues hanging out there until they get back (at which point she would like to come out and tell you how much she’s missed you).

 

Caroline is up to date on prevention and vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed. She was heartworm positive when we pulled her but has completed her treatment.

(Caroline is located in Charleston SC).

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Chase(pending)

Born 2/22/24, Chase is our ninth born pup out of the Country Stars and he is our biggest male pup. He has an amazing personality and has the most beautiful & soulful eyes. He must have a guarding breed in him, because he is constantly looking over his siblings to make sure everyone is okay. He’s pretty laid back, but can join the fun when things are going on! Of all the siblings, Chase seems to have the chillest personality. He would truly be an amazing addition to any home!

Chase is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. His final vaccinations will be covered at one of our vet clinics, and we will work with adopters to schedule this. 


(Chase is located in Charleston, SC). 

 

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Morgan(pending)

Born 2/22/24, Morgan is our eighth born pup out of the Country Stars and he lives up to his name, after the infamous Morgan Wallen. Although he hasn’t thrown a chair off a sixth floor balcony, he is a fun and loving guy who steals so many hearts. He is a playful man full of love and life, and loves a good couch snuggle and nap as well! He loves to be held and will likely still be a snuggle bug/oversized lap dog even when he is full grown. 

Morgan is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations and prevention. His final vaccinations will be covered at one of our vet clinics, and we will work with adopters to schedule this. 

(Morgan is located in Charleston, SC). 

 

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Faith

Born 2/22/24, Faith is our tenth born pup out of the Country Stars who came in hours later after the rest were born. She is our runt of the litter but despite her small size, she is the most fearless of the group. In every social setting, she is the one running around saying hello to all the humans while her siblings lay back and sun bathe. She loves to be held, she loves to hangout on the back porch stairs and she loves to snuggle with her siblings. She has been fostered with her siblings, adult dogs, and cats, and done well with everyone. 

 

Faith is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and prevention. Her final vaccinations will be set up with one of our clinic partners. 



(Faith is located in Charleston, SC). 

 

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Kenny

Born 2/22/24. Kenny is one of the smaller pups in his litter, but makes up for size with his Lucious locks. Kenny is very loving and prefers to be close to his humans. He loves to play with the other dogs, but is also thrives with snuggles and human attention! He has been fostered with his siblings, adult dogs, and cats, and done well with everyone. Although Kenny got the fuzziest hair and prettiest eyes, he also got the spunkiest personality when compared to his siblings. Kenny is required to go to a home with at least one other dog due to his anxiety when left alone. He really prefers to always have a companion around, and does well with confident dogs to follow the lead of. We are also very adamant that Kenny is adopted into a home who uses obedience training and who will give him a structured routine. He is the type of dog that will thrive with that type of home. 

 

Kenny is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and prevention. His final vaccine appointment is 6/17. He is able to be adopted prior to the appt as long as adopters get him to the clinic. 



(Kenny is located in Charleston, SC). 

 

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poppy

Poppy was pulled from a shelter when she was very pregnant. We got her into a foster home and she sadly began to have seizures. She was able to safely birth her 6 puppies but had no milk production, so they were pulled away from her and bottle fed. We were able to put her on seizure medication that has prevented them from occurring. We were hopeful that we could wean her off the meds if her seizures were due to pregnancy, but sadly she did have one recently that tells us she is a lifelong user of the meds. Thankfully those meds are inexpensive and she takes them like a champ. We hope that it doesn't scare anyone away, because administering a pill in her food twice a day is a small price to pay for such an amazing dog. Here are some notes from her foster family:

"I truly have never met a dog as affectionate and loving as Poppy. I’ve been saying that she will be someone’s “soul dog.” She wants to be the center of your world. For a pup that’s been through so much, she is still constantly wagging her tail and looking for love. One of her many nicknames is “Thumpelina” because her tail is always happy thumping. She is a velcro dog and has been my shadow since we got her. Poppy is incredibly calm and mild-tempered but still loves to play with her foster siblings. Her favorite place to be is in your arms or laying as close to you as possible. When she comes in for a cuddle, she cuddles with her whole body and burrows herself into you! Poppy is a submissive girl who has tested well with every dog she has met. She met children at an event and LOVED them. Poppy walks incredibly on the leash and doesn't pull. She does not require a ton of activity. She loves a good walk but is content being a couch hippo! She has proven herself trustworthy of being left out of the crate. She is not destructive at all, however, she does have some separation anxiety and would do best with at least one other dog in the home to keep her company while the humans are away.”

Poppy is spayed, up to date on vaccinations and preventions, and microchipped

(Poppy is located in Charleston SC) 

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sunny

Sunny came to Bridge Between unexpectedly when we saw her in the back of the shelter with a fractured leg. Despite the pain she had to be in, she was SO sweet and wore the biggest smile - hence the name "Sunny"! This yellow girl is a hound / hound mix and is likely about 2 years old. She is full grown at 44 pounds. Sunny has undergone surgery to repair her leg fracture and has been healing beautifully these last few months. She moved to a new foster when she came off of crate rest and she has been thriving with a more "normal" routine! Here are some notes from her foster: 

 

"Sunny is exactly as described - a delightful, happy ray of sunshine. This girl is wonderful to have. She loves to cuddle, play with her toys, go for walks, and see other dogs! She is very friendly with her foster siblings. Sunny is crate-trained and does well in her crate. She may whine a bit at first but once she settles into her routine, she's completely fine! She would thrive even more with some basic obedience training. She loves leash walks but is a strong walker, and also has the habit of jumping up for "hugs".  She may do better in a home without small kids that she could knock over. Sunny loves to play, but surprisingly sleeps for the majority of the day and is overall pretty low maintenance for her age!"

 

Sunny goes on a long walk daily to help build strength in her leg, and she is getting better by the day. She has two more weeks until her final recheck before she is cleared for normal exercise. The doctors do not expect her to have any major issues with her leg in the future. She would likely benefit from supplements that build bone strength and help with inflammation as she gets older. Sunny is spayed, up to date on prevention and vaccinations, and microchipped.

(Sunny is located in Charleston, SC). 

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Lemon

Lemon and her siblings found themselves growing up in a rural animal shelter after being captured as young, feral puppies. They lived on a concrete slab outside for weeks, unable to be handled due to their fear of humans. Luckily for them, we just so happened to tour that shelter for our monthly shelter tour and knew we couldn't leave them behind. We work with feral dogs quite often, and their transformation is one of the biggest motivators to keep us operating this mission. We are so excited to share that these puppies have made a huge transformation and are finally ready to find their families. We believe they are lab mixes and are about 5-6 months old. Lemon is currently about 25 pounds and will likely grow to be around 50 pounds. Here are some notes about Lemon from her foster: 

 

"Lemon was initially the most shy in the group. She would not take treats from me or come close to me for days, but then suddenly, a switch happened and she got very brave. She began to take treats, love neck scratches, and jump up on me when I wasn't looking. Lemon enjoys laying on the couch, playing with her friends, and getting treats. She is crate trained and will go to her crate for a treat. She is mostly potty trained with rare accidents. She likes to steal toys and take them to her crate, and has found her voice and isn't afraid to use it! She is a goofy girl with a fun personality. 

 

Although she has built a ton of confidence in the last month, she will need very patient and loving adopters who will be motivated to help her continue building confidence. Another dog in the home is required, as that helps dogs like Lemon thrive. She is still not comfortable on a leash, (but making progress), so we think a fenced yard would be best for her. There is no doubt she has a ton of heart left to win over and will likely be an even bigger snuggle bug and loveable girl with her forever family!" 

 

Lemon is spayed, up to date on vaccinations and prevention, and microchipped.

(Lemon is located in Charleston SC)

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Rosie

Rosie and her siblings found themselves growing up in a rural animal shelter after being captured as young, feral puppies. They lived on a concrete slab outside for weeks, unable to be handled due to their fear of humans. Luckily for them, we just so happened to tour that shelter for our monthly shelter tour and knew we couldn't leave them behind. We work with feral dogs quite often, and their transformation is one of the biggest motivators to keep us operating this mission. We are so excited to share that these puppies have made a huge transformation and are finally ready to find their families. We believe they are lab mixes and are about 5-6 months old. Rosie is currently about 25 pounds and will likely grow to be around 50 pounds. Here are some notes about Rosie from her foster: 

 

"Rosie was actually the most brave of her siblings when we first met them. She wasn't afraid to come up and investigate us through the kennel walls. She was the first to take treats and pets. She has only grown more and more confident with each day! She loves to be pet and will follow you around and jump up on you for more scratches. She is very treat motivated and will go to her crate for a treat. She is crate trained and mostly potty trained with rare accidents. Rosie loves to take naps in her crate or on the bed or couch. When not playing with her friends, she is looking for a cozy place to snooze indoors or sunbathe in the yard. 

 

Although Rosie has built a ton of confidence in the last month, she will need very patient and loving adopters who will be motivated to help her continue building confidence. Another dog in the home is required, as that helps dogs like Rosie thrive. She is still not comfortable on a leash, (but making progress), so we think a fenced yard would be best for her. There is no doubt she has a ton of heart left to win over and will likely be an even bigger snuggle bug and loveable girl with her forever family!" 

 

Rosie is spayed, up to date on vaccinations and prevention, and microchipped.

Rosie is located in Charleston SC)

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EarL

Earl and his sister found themselves in a rural shelter just outside of Charlotte, NC. They were under one year old, and very timid and afraid. They sadly spent months there until fosters opened their homes. Earl has now been in a foster home for about a month, and he is doing amazing! We are unsure of his breed, but he is about 47 pounds and about one year old now. Here are some notes from his foster family: 

"Earl loves other dogs and finds comfort in them. We would ideally like for him to have another dog in his forever home. He is still nervous around new people, but once he warms up to them, he is a big love bud and wants to cuddle. He has been doing wonderful with crate and potty training, and he has been amazing with all the dogs he has met. He is currently being fostered with a female dog, and they are best friends. Earl loves to play and is good at adjusting to other dogs' playstyles. He has been great around kids and cats when he's been exposed. Earl would love a home where he will be shown all the love, and bonus points if he gets to have a fur sibling!"

 

Earl is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and preventions, microchipped, and heartworm negative. 

(Earl is located in Charlotte, NC). 

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buddy(pending)

Buddy was returned due to no fault of his own. Despite puppies usually being very successful in homes with children, the children in this particular home were not doing well with Buddy. The family ultimately decided it was best to return him. Buddy is about 6 months old now. He’s currently about 25-30 pounds and probably won’t get bigger than around 45-50. He did have a DNA test done that revealed he is mostly cattle dog mixed with Mountain Cur and Rat Terrier. He has a moderate to high energy level and would thrive with an active home. He loves other dogs and is very smart. He’s crate, potty, and leash trained. He loves snuggles with his fur siblings and foster fam. He did come back to us a little a little shy, probably due to confusion, so he may need some confidence building in public settings, but overall does pretty well. 

Buddy is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and prevention, and microchipped. We’re going to make sure this next home is his forever one!

(Buddy is located in Charleston SC). 

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Kelsea (pending)

Kelsea came to us from a rural shelter VERY pregnant and VERY sick. We knew we couldn't leave her and her babies there, potentially to die. She got into a foster home where she was able to safely birth TEN puppies, and was also able to recover from her sickness. She is now very healthy, happy, and as loving as ever! Kelsea is some kind of hound mix and is full grown around 45 pounds. She is likely around 2-4 years old. Here are some notes from her foster family: 

 

"Meet Kelsea, your future couch companion! This sweet and laid-back pup has recently completed her journey as a nurturing mother and is now eagerly waiting to find her own forever home where she can be showered with love and attention. Kelsea has mastered the art of relaxation. She's the ultimate couch potato, always ready for a leisurely nap by your side and enjoys the simple pleasures in life. Her calm demeanor makes her the perfect companion for lazy afternoons or quiet evenings at home. 

While Kelsea may not be the most playful pup, she's incredibly friendly and gets along well with other dogs. She prefers the company of canine pals who share their mellow vibes. Plus, she's a hit with people too! Her gentle nature and affectionate personality makes her a joy to be around. Kelsea also enjoys adventures. She's always up for a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood or a relaxing car ride to soak in the sights and sounds of the world. When she's not lounging indoors, you'll often find Kelsea outdoors sunbathing. Whether it's in the backyard or on a sunny walk, she thrives in the warmth, and loves nothing more than feeling the sunshine on her fur. She loves her weekly adventures to the farmers market and meeting people. 

If you're searching for a furry friend who embodies relaxation and companionship, look no further. She's ready to fill your home with love, warmth, and plenty of chill. Don't miss out on the chance to welcome this lovable couch potato into your life!"

 

Kelsea is spayed, up to date on vaccinations and prevention, and microchipped. She was heartworm positive when we first pulled her but has since completed treatment.

(Kelsea is located in Charleston SC)

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Dale

Meet Dale! Dale sat in a rural shelter for a while until a foster stepped up to save him. We have learned so much about him in foster care, and we can't wait for him to find his perfect home! Dale is a hound who is around 2 years old and full grown at about 35-40 pounds. Here are some notes from his foster family!

 

"Dale is the sweetest boy! He is very much a hound in some ways, but also has some characteristics that are surprising for a hound. For starters, he's pretty quiet! He doesn't have the hound bark/howl. Although we think he's around 2, he was likely never given a true puppyhood experience, and still has some puppy behaviors. These include wanting to chew things that are not toys, jumping up on you when excited, and still building confidence on the leash. All of these things are super easy to train and manage, and he is the type of pup who wants to learn! Dale is very dog friendly and great with cats as well. He would thrive with a family/person who will continue to build his basic obedience training, help him build confidence, and of course provide him with all the love and kindness he never got as a puppy."

 

Dale is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and prevention, and microchipped. 

(Dale is located in Huntersville, NC)

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Carly

Carly found herself in a rural shelter with her two siblings. They got rescued but she was sadly left behind. We had a foster step up for her so that she could get her freedom, too! Carly is an older puppy, likely around 7/8 months. She is a mix of different breeds, and your guess is as good as ours. She is currently about 30 pounds and likely won't get much bigger. Carly is officially adoptable! Here are some notes from her foster family!

 

"Carly is an excellent puppy. She is SO snuggly and is always giving kisses. I keep telling my dog that I’m gonna swap him out for her! When she first arrived, she was very nervous and stuck to one area, however within a week she’s comfortable walking around the house, (although she is still learning how to do stairs, but getting there)! She’s potty trained; never had an accident in the house or in her kennel. She’s kenneled while I’m at work and overnight. She easily goes into the kennel with a peanut butter kong and has put herself to bed in the kennel before. She doesn’t bark or whine while in the kennel. 

Carly is very tolerant of my dog, who doesn’t have the best manners. She’ll engage in play with him but will ignore him when she doesn’t want to play. She’s been very respectful of the cat. She will sniff him but when he walks off she doesn’t chase after him. She’s a quiet dog. She hasn’t been around children, but I don’t see her having an issue with them. 

We are working on growing her confidence with walks outside. In an area where she’s been before she walks well and is excited. When she gets into a new spot she’s hesitant but curious. With lots of praise she’s getting a bit further each time. 

Carly loves toys! She very quickly found the toy box and pulls out all the toys to play with. Balls and stuffies seem to be a favorite! She also really enjoys sunbathing in the grass. She really is a gem of a puppy."

 

Carly is fully vetted.

(Carly is located in Charleston SC). 

Parka

Parka's details are coming soon!

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polo

Adoptable Polo was at a rural shelter for an unexpectedly long time considering how amazing he is! He is not only beautiful, but very friendly, well behaved, and loving. He is a hound and is around 1-2 years old. He is full grown around 35 lbs so he is a great medium size. 

Polo is VERY dog friendly and loves to play with his foster siblings! He is crate and mostly potty trained. He has only had an accident if left out of the crate unattended. He walks well on the leash and enjoys adventures! He can still be a little shy with new people, but chin scratches and treats are the way to his heart. 

Polo is fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on prevention. 

(Polo is located in Charleston, SC). 

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Bernard

Bernard is a special boy. We first met him when we were touring a very rural shelter. We saw him lying in his concrete kennel, covered in his own feces. He struggled to stand to say hello to us. His body was skin and bones, his eyes clouded over, and his muzzle very grey - all indicators that this sweet boy was in fact an old man who likely lived a life of neglect and then found himself in the shelter. We took him out for a walk, but he could only walk a few steps before collapsing. He was clearly in immense pain. We knew right then and there we couldn't leave him. We had a foster lined up to take him, but sadly, the foster fell through which left Bernard in our overflow foster care. We have learned a lot more about him in the last 1.5 months, and we are still searching for a foster, or better yet, a foster-to-adopt where he can spend his remaining years comfortably. Here is some more information about Bernard:

 

- Bernard is your typical german shepherd. He is 65 pounds but he is a big baby who is scared of the vet and doesn't like pain. Due to the high volume of pain he was in when we first got him, he was nippy when we would mess with his ears or other sensitive areas. He has been feeling better now and we can rub him all over with no issues - and he actually loves it!

- He was so emaciated and had no meat on his bones when we first got him. Because of his immense hunger, he did show signs of resource guarding food and water/bowls/treats, so we have always fed him in his crate where he can eat in peace. He hasn't had any resource guarding issues in about a month, and will let me pull him off of the water bowl if he is drinking too much. 

- He LOVES to be outside. He prefers to nap on the concrete floor of my screened porch. 

- He is crate and potty trained, but he does struggle holding his pee for long periods of time, so when he wakes up he immediately goes outside.

- He is great on the leash and does not need a fenced yard.

- He does have some hip dysplasia, but has made a lot of progress with supplements and anti inflammatories. He loves a soft bed to lay on.

- He loves affection and will run up to you like a puppy for pets!

- He really just wants to hang out with his people or take a nap. He is quiet and overall very low energy and low maintenance. 

- He is okay with other dogs, but we think he may have been a breeding dog because he doesn't know how to interact and will bark/try to mount some dogs. He is not aggressive at all and has backed off when other dogs tell him to. He would probably be less taunted and happier as an only dog though. 

- He has completed his final heartworm injections and is done with crate rest in late June. He will be neutered at that time. 

 

We would love to find a foster (or foster-to-adopt) to give Bernard the comfortable life he deserves while he finishes his medical care and waits to be adopted! 

(Bernard is located in Charleston SC)

Chase

Chase's details are coming soon!

Wille nelson(pending)

Willie found himself in a rural shelter with the rest of his family. He spent about 1 month there before getting into a foster home. He has been doing wonderful! We believe Willie is a possible retriever/husky mix of some sort, but your guess is as good as ours. Willie is about 7-8 months old, and just under 40 pounds. Here are some notes from his foster mom: 

 

"Willie is such a friendly, mellow guy who has really come out of his shell lately. He loves to play with everyone in the park and loves chasing other dogs and playing fetch. (Still working on bringing the ball back)! He's very shy at first around strangers, but has begun to trust people more, and once he's comfortable he loves attention and cuddles. Although he hasn't had much exposure to kids, I'm confident he'd be a great fit for any family. No exposure to cats although I'd imagine he would be more afraid of them than anything. He's as gentle as can be and hasn't shown any signs of aggression, just very food-motivated. He recently found his voice and loves letting everyone know it. :) Willie has been a breeze to foster, fully potty trained since day 1, and pretty laid back for the most part. I've been keeping him out of the crate because he gets stressed when he's confined. I've left him out alone and with my other dog for hours at a time and he never gets into anything except shoes, if left out. (He loves shoes) :) He is still building confidence on the leash and with meeting new people. He is such an angel and pretty low maintenance as long as he has some toys to play with, love, and fresh air!"

Willie is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and preventions, and microchipped. 

(Willie is located in Charleston, SC). 

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Taz

Adoptable Taz was pulled from a rural shelter where he and his two sisters lived in a concrete kennel outside 24/7. They sat there for a while due to being completely feral and unable to be touched by humans. Thankfully for them, our rescue loves to rehabilitate feral dogs and we saved them from a deadly fate. Taz has been fostered in a home with new doggy siblings and has been building a ton of confidence and learning how to be a "dog". He is doing fantastic with his crate, potty, and leash training. He is currently about 30 pounds and will likely stay under 50 pounds when full grown. We think he is about 6 months old. 

Taz is neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and up to date on prevention. We will require him to be adopted into a home with another dog(s) so that he can continue to build confidence with the comfort of furry companions. It is also very important for adopters to be patient and understanding that he will take time to open up and adapt to a new home and routine, but his love is worth the wait! 

(Taz is located in Fort Mill, SC). 

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toto

We’ve probably all seen the Wizard of Oz meme that says, “All of Dorothy’s troubles could have been avoided if she just kept Toto on a leash.” Well, meet Toto - also lost by his human. Toto was recently saved our rescue when he was pulled from the incredibly overcrowded Colleton County Animal Services. 

 

Some info about Toto – 

* Young, but well out of the puppy stage for sure! Likely 2-4 years old.

* HOUSETRAINED.

* CRATE TRAINED.

* LOVES OTHER DOGS.

* GENTLE-MOUTHED FOR TREAT-TAKING.

* Knows how to share ❤ and gives kisses.

* SEEMED FINE WITH KIDS.

* LOVES BEACH ADVENTURES and THE CHARLESTON RESTAURANT SCENE.

* Good leash manners, very easy to handle.

* Digs a good car ride and doesn’t mind being seat-belted for safety!

* Fine with bath time too!

* FRIENDLY TO STRANGERS.

* Bonds quickly ❤ 

* No idea about cats.

 

Toto is currently in a foster home with a geriatric dog and while they do play and romp, as well as rest nicely together after playtime or walks, and they definitely enjoy each other’s company, Toto likely would prefer a dog closer to his own age to run around and with whom he could share adventures like patio dining! His foster bro is almost 16 so he wears out more quickly. 

 

Toto is also an EXCELLENT patio-dog! When out and about, he likes to hang out, usually laying under the table and quietly observing the world around him. We are always so impressed by dogs who possess this kind of self-control!

 

He's small-ish and a great size for community living (townhome/apartment/condo) – he's about 30 pounds. He’s healthy and in great shape. At some point he had an injury to one of his eyes, but it is recovered and he appears to still see fine and reacts to things he sees on that side of his head. It really just makes him look like he has one brown eye and one blue - extra special!

 

Toto is fully vetted. 

(Toto is located in Charleston, SC). 

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Murphy

Murphy was one of the lucky ones to leave the shelter with us when we toured a very rural shelter in South Carolina. We met some of the dogs, and he just absolutely stole our hearts. His eyes look right into your soul - and he just melts in your arms when shown any love or attention. He is such an amazing boy! Murphy is young, likely around 2 years old, and he's a mixed breed. He is full grown at 58 pounds. Here are some notes from his foster family: 

"Murphy is trained to eat in the crate and will sleep in the crate, but he prefers the comfort of a couch or a bed. He is potty trained with the exception of one single accident in his two months of being a foster. Murphy loves his walks, but he pulls with excitement, so we are still working on that. He is shy around new dogs, but once he knows they are his friend, he is very playful. He doesn't need another dog to be happy, so he'd make a great companion for someone without pets, but would be a great dog sibling also. He is very kid friendly. He is a cuddle bug and loves to snuggle up close. Murphy loves treats and is very food motivated. He is fairly low energy in the house. Murphy loves attention and would love a family to love and spoil him. He would make a great addition to any family!" 

Murphy is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and prevention, and microchipped.

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Yeller

We are officially looking for the perfect family for our special boy, Yeller! Yeller is a beautiful young adult lab mix who is approximately 45-50 pounds. He came to Bridge Between Animal Rescue in December 2023 from a rural shelter. He was found as a feral stray with his pal, Jake, who is also in our rescue. Yeller was completely shut down and did not let humans touch him, although he has never shown aggression, just fear. Unlike Jake, Yeller still hasn't been fully rehabilitated. We learned that he was caught as a stray with a catch pole, and we believe the experience really traumatized him. Despite his very rough start to his rescue journey, he has done amazing in foster care. Here are some notes from his foster mom: 

 

"In his foster home Yeller lives with an abundance of different types of dogs: males & females, 3yrs to 9yrs, 30lb to 120lb, submissive to alpha personalities, and he gets along with everyone. In fact, Yeller is required to go to a home with at least one other dog, as another dog makes him build his confidence. 

 

Yeller is fully potty trained, crate trained, and is very well behaved. I very rarely hear him bark and he loves to lay on the couch, in a dog bed, or even sleep in his crate. He is trained to go to his crate for his meals, and he loves that. We have learned that Yeller can jump 6' fences, so it's imperative he goes to a home with a more secure fence. 

 

Although Yeller does not allow you to touch him and I have not been able to successfully get a collar on him, he does enjoy sitting on the couch a few feet from you while you watch tv, he will constantly follow you room to room, but from a distance. It's a relationship with a dog who just wants to social distance at all times, but occasionally he'll surprise you by "booping" you. He is an incredible dog, and I do believe that he will flourish one day, he just takes a lot of time to get used to you. He does enjoy taking treats from your hands and I have successfully touched his feet. 

 

He is the perfect dog for someone who just wants a calm companion at home. He won't be your dog park dog or your restaurant dog, but he'll definitely be a sweet, calm companion that is still so deserving of a loving home and family."

 

Yeller is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and up to date on prevention. He is sadly heartworm positive, but due to his timidness with people, we chose to do the slow kill method for the heartworms. Yeller's adopters will need to continue with that method of treatment and recheck his status in the near future.

(Yeller is located in Charleston, SC). 

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BBAR CATS & KITTENS

We currently have a ton of cats and kittens available! *All cats and kittens will be fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on prevention*

Shifu: Shifu was surrendered to a crowded shelter due to his previous owner having too many pets and not wanting to keep him. Anyone who meets Shifu doesn't understand how anyone could give him up! This one year old boy is SO sweet. He lets you hold him like a baby while he "makes biscuits"! He is a talkative boy who will always remind you how much he loves you! You can meet Shifu at Pet Supplies Plus on James Island!

Sunflower: Sunflower is a darling girl, who sadly had to have her tail amputated due to an injury. She is about 6-7 months old and a beautiful light tabby color. She craves attention and is very sweet! You can meet Sunflower at Pet Supplies Plus on James Island!

Bandit & Walker: fostered together, these two kittens are believed to be about 8 weeks old. They get fixed on May 31st and will be adoptable after! We would love if they are adopted together. They are very affectionate and love to snuggle and be held! 

Celia & Sully: fostered together, these two kittens are believed to be about 8 weeks old. They get fixed on May 31st and will be adoptable after! We would love if they are adopted together. They are very affectionate and love to snuggle and be held!

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