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Puppies and dogs in West Columbia, South Carolina

Looking for a puppy or dog in West Columbia, South Carolina? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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Adopt a dog in West Columbia, South Carolina

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in West Columbia, South Carolina. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Ruby

Old English Sheepdog

Female, 3 yrs
Camden, SC
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
Ruby is a registered purebred Old English Sheepdog. She is 2 years old this month. Her family is extremely busy and feel they do not have the time to give her that she deserves. She is current on all vaccinations and on heartworm and flea preventive. She will need to be spayed, the current owner does not want her to be a breeder. She has had excellent care and groomed regularly. She gets along with other dogs and children. She is not at the rescue but still with the owner until we find the perfect home for her. An application must be completed before an appointment can be made to meet her. Apply at www.tobyannasrescue.com She is a beautiful girl the pictures do not show her true beauty.
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Smokey

Hound (Unknown Type)

Female, Puppy
Camden, SC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats,
Story
My wife found Smokey and her sister, Carolina, on the side of the road in the rain in October of 2023. They appeared to have been on their own for a while and were extremely underweight. My parents have been fostering them in Camden, SC until we can find their forever home, but they cannot continue to take care of them due to their schedules. They have been to the vet and are up to date on their shots and the vet believes them to be between 9-11 months old at this date. As mentioned before, Smokey has a sister named Carolina and we would like to keep them together, but would consider separating them for the right family. They have been crate trained for the last couple of months and are both very sweet dogs. We believe they would be great family dogs since they are playful and love to be cuddled/held.
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Link

Corgi Beagle

Male, Adult
Camden, SC
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
THIS IS A COURTESY POST FOR A DOG LOCATED IN BETHUNE, SC. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE CALL ASHLEE TAYLOR AT 803-713-4521.   Link appears to be a mix of corgi and beagle, estimated to be about 3 years old and weighing 15 to 20 lbs. He has been kept mostly as an outdoor dog because he is not house trained and seems to like being outside. Link enjoys the company of his owner's small dog but is intimidated by her pit bull. A home with another small dog would probably be fine, but not a large dog. He's also good with her young children. Link is scared of/barks at strangers, which makes him a good watch dog, but he will need some time to bond with a new family. He has had a DAPP vaccine. If you can provide a home for Link, please call Ashlee.  Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.February 20, 2024, 12:04 pm
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Peri

Labrador Retriever Hound (Unknown Type)

Female, Adult
Camden, SC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
AVAILABLE TO ADOPT OR FOSTER. Peri has a lot going for her. At 3 years old, she has enough energy to be a great playmate or hiking companion but is well past the puppy stage and will hang out on the couch with you if you’re having a lazy day. She’s house trained, crate trained and getting better at leash walking. She's good with adults and children, men and women, although she may be a little shy or skittish until she gets to know you. Peri is also good with other dogs. She's spayed, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. Peri has been here a while, and we really want to get her a good home, so we are waiving her adoption fee. If you can give Peri the great forever home she deserves, email info@savethestrays.org for our application. She's also available to foster, if you're not ready to give a dog a forever home and live within 75 miles of our location. If you have questions or want to apply to adopt or foster Peri, email us at info@savethestrays.org.Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.February 20, 2024, 12:04 pm
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Gilley

Labrador Retriever

Female, Adult
Camden, SC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
 AVAILABLE TO ADOPT OR FOSTER. No doubt you’ve seen those stories about dogs waiting 200, 300 or even 500 days before being adopted. Gilley (short for Gillian) has been at Save the Strays for more than 1,825 days – an incredibly long time to wait for that special someone to come and take her home. Why is she still here?   At 7 years young, Gilley still has a lot of stamina. She’s just crazy for toys and can destroy most of them within 5 minutes. But she has slowed down a bit over the past year and is quite happy to just hang out, get a belly rub and take a nap. She’s really quite sweet and very loyal.    Because Gilley has been here so long, she may need a little time to adjust to a new home and owner. She’s lived in a rural environment with few visitors, so she should be introduced to new sights, sounds and people in small doses. Gilley’s also initially a little uncertain around other dogs, especially if they’re also nervous or too forward. She might do best in a quieter home where she’s the only dog or in a home with only one other laid-back dog of similar size because she will play with other dogs once she’s comfortable with them.     At Save the Strays, we consider the first two weeks (longer, if needed) following adoption to be a trial period and will take Gilley back if the adoption doesn’t work out. We are also waiving Gilley’s adoption fee because we really, really, really want to see her get the home she deserves.    Not quite ready to give a dog a forever home? Gilley is also available to foster if you live within 75 miles of our location. If you have questions or want to apply to adopt or foster Gilley, email us at info@savethestrays.org.        Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.February 20, 2024, 12:04 pm
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Jenny

Treeing Walker Coonhound

Female, Young
Camden, SC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
  AVAILABLE TO ADOPT OR FOSTER. Jenny is an outgoing, affectionate young Walker hound who enjoys hugs and being petted, taking walks on leash and snoozing on the couch. She is a scent hound, so she could probably be trained to be a hunting dog. But because she's so well house-trained and so darn sociable (plus she hates going out in the rain), she makes a much better house dog. Jenny is under 2 years old, so she could grow up with your kids! She's vaccinated, spayed and in overall good health, although she did test positive for heartworms. She is currently receiving the so-called 'slow kill' heartworm protocol (intermittent courses of doxycycline plus monthly heartworm prevention). We'll be glad to provide more information on heartworms and heartworm treatment. Jenny's adoption fee is just $150. She's also available to foster, if you're not ready to give a dog a forever home and live within 75 miles of our location. If you have questions or want to apply to adopt or foster Jenny, email us at info@savethestrays.org.  Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.February 20, 2024, 12:04 pm

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Carolina Boxer Rescue W. Columbia

*We cover all over NC and SC, W. Columbia, SC 29170

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Canine Lovers

Cayce, West Columbia, SC 29170

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Frisky Business Rescue

West Columbia, SC 29170

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits

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The Heartworm Project

P.O. Box 7308, West Columbia, SC 29171

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Recycla-Bull Terrier Rescue

Columbia, SC 29053

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Pets Inc The Carolinas Humane Society

300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Ela's K9 Solutions and Rescue

Lexington, SC 29073

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Changing Leashes Rescue & Rehab Inc

Lexington, SC 29073

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For the love of street dogs

1830 South lake drive, P.O. Box 84331, Lexington, SC 29073

Pet Types: birds, dogs

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Midlands Golden Rescue

COLUMBIA, SC 29201

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