My name is Sawyer!

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Orangeburg, South Carolina - Sawyer
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The Healing Species

Facts about Sawyer

  • Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Sawyer is one of the lucky ones. Like so many, Sawyer lived on an incredibly heavy chain tied up to a tree with no form of shelter. He maybe got fed once a week if he was lucky, and was very rarely given fresh water. Luckily for him though, his owner did what few people do, and realized that Sawyer deserved better. He deserved to be taken care of, happy, and ultimately loved by a family of his very own-- and oh does he has so much love to give! If interested in adopting Sawyer, please email to receive an adoption application.

About The Healing Species

About Our Shelter...

The Healing Species began in 1999 as a Violence intervention/character and compassion based 11-week curriculum. We take rescued dogs into 6th grade classrooms and juvenile incarceration facilities and teach the children a process from which to understand and overcome abuse, neglect and grief while teaching life skills in self-esteem, conflict resolution, anger management, respect for the feelings of others, and in gaining success through acts of compassion and responsibility instead of returning "violence for violence." Repeatedly, at some point through the 11 weeks, we have had students tell us about a neighborhood dog or cat that is being abused, about their personal pet who is suffering or other stories of animals in need. In response to these reports of abuse and to show the children what true compassion is, we opened our Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is where dogs, usually the worst of the worst (mange, broken limbs, embedded collars) can come to find refuge from their abusive lives and learn to trust humans again. Once their broken bodies have been repaired and their broken spirit has been restored, we take them out to adoption events to help them find their forever home. The Sanctuary is run by loving volunteers, who are willing to give up their days in order to take care of the dogs in our care. We are a very small non-profit that financially runs off of donations.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All other adoptions are arranged by appointment only.

Our Adoption Process...

We require an adoption application be filled out, including the names of 3 references. Our adoption fee is $150.00, which includes the animal's spay/neuter fee and shots. We reserve the right to do a home visit prior to the adoption. Potential adopters must agree to care for the animal for the remainder of the pet's life and we insist that if for any reason an adoption does not work out, the animal be returned to us and the adoption fee is non-refundable.