Little Boys Need Love

Mom has a home.  Their 5 sisters have a home.  But these cute little fellas are still waiting.  They want a forever home too.  And love……..lots of love.  They promise snuggles, kisses and a wagging tail when they see their human every day.

Left to right we have:

Barney – Kind of a laid back sweet snuggler.
Bam Bam – Affectionate and energetic. (You can see that in his eyes)
Fred – Fred tries to talk and he’s getting closer and closer.
Slate – A bit low key and happy.  Little guy with a big ol’ heart.

They’re 9 weeks old and a lab mix.  They should end up about 40-45 pounds.  They’re all neutered and up to date on all their shots and heartworm prevention.

This Fab Four currently resides at the Laurens County Humane Society on Poplar Street in Clinton.  Go see them!  You can call the Humane Society at (864)833-9060.

And please SPREAD THE WORD.  We got 4 little bundles of love that somebody desperately needs.

It’s Jack!


I’m about to tell you a sad story.  It’s about this dog named Jack.

Jack’s  a great dog.  He’s just over a year old, neutered, up to date on all his shots and heartworm negative.  He loves to play fetch.  He’s playful and energetic.  He just needs a home………one that lasts forever.

You see, Jack has been adopted……more than once.  Through no fault of his he just keeps coming back.

This all started when Jack was about six months old.  He was surrendered to Greenville Animal Care Services.  I don’t know why and I’m sure it was no fun at all for Jack.

Good News!  Jack was adopted by a family with kids!  What a happy day that was.

Bad news…….it lasted a month.  Jack’s puppy self chewed up some things…….especially when he was left alone in the apartment.  That probably happened a lot.  He was great with the kids but it didn’t work out and the family surrendered him to the Laurens County Humane Society in January.

Good News!  Jack was adopted by a new family just 10 days later.

Bad News……….3 weeks later he was brought back.  Worse News…….he’d been hit by a car and had a broken leg.  The family that adopted him said they couldn’t spend the amount of money required to repair the fracture.

So, Laurens County Humane Society got him to a veterinarian.  His injuries were successfully treated and he lived at their Adoption Center while he recuperated.

Good News!  Jack was adopted again!  In March, a woman took Jack home.  He hit pay dirt.  She loved him and he loved her.  Yes………finally Jack was home.

Very Bad News.  Jack’s loving owner fell ill.  Critically ill.  There was no choice.  Jack went back to the Laurens County Humane Society…….again.

Jack weighs 43 pounds.  He’s a mixed breed bundle of love and (somehow) joy.  He really needs somebody to love.  Could that be you?

In his last (and most successful) placement Jack was an inside dog.  He really would love to be someone’s constant companion…….your shadow.

If you can provide a home for Jack…………get on the phone!  Call the Adoption Center at (864) 833-9060.

If you can’t do that then please SHARE!  I believe in happy ever after.  Jack really, really needs that.

Please adopt these guys! 25 years ago they didn’t look so emaciated.

I have a soft spot for old dogs.

Leroy, Jr. – Let’s Save A Life

L.J…………..for Leroy, Jr. If you followed our post about Leroy you’ll understand.
He’s our WLBG Pet of the Week. He’s a little boy about 8 months old and he really, really needs a family to love.
He’s not a big fella………..weighs just over 20 pounds. He’d be ideal for a family with kids he can bond with and watch over.
Another reason we need Leroy, Jr. out of the shelter is because they are at capacity with Laurens County (SC) Animal Control. And when the shelter is full, bad things have to happen. L.J. has been there a while. He does not have a lot of time.
If you want more info on L.J. call Animal Control (864)984-6812. If you’re interested in a smaller or bigger animal, call them. They’re full. They’ve got all kinds of good dogs who need someone willing to save their life.
And please SHARE this pic. Spread the word. Let’s save this one in memory of Leroy.

A Hero’s Dog Needs Help



This is difficult. Get a tissue or three and please understand that I wrestled with whether to even tell you. I feel that I have to however.
Leroy was posted as the WLBG Pet of the Week. He was a depressed 13 year old black lab. His owner, a Korean War Veteran, had been taken to a VA Hospital and his return was doubtful.
We all celebrated when a home was found for Leroy. A rescue group picked Leroy up at Laurens County Animal Control yesterday morning. First stop was a veterinarian’s office in Columbia before he headed to the family who awaited him.
During that vet visit it was discovered that Leroy was very sick. He was entering the final stages of congestive heart failure. Perhaps some of what we interpreted as depression was actually the result of Leroy struggling to breathe.
On the advice of this vet and after much discussion, the hard decision was made. They went out and got a cheeseburger just for Leroy. He enjoyed that. He was petted and held as he was put to sleep. It was the right decision but it sure is difficult to tell you about it.
Please don’t be discouraged by this because I asked Animal Control for another dog to post up for rescue. In just a little while I’ll do just that. I think I’m gonna call this new one LJ………….Leroy, Jr. He’s still mostly pup.
Thank all of you for your help in the attempt to rescue Leroy. He was a good dog. Godspeed Leroy. Wait at the bridge.

UPDATE:  Leroy has a home.  Laurens County Animal Control advises that Leroy will be leaving the shelter on Tuesday morning 18 April.  Thank you to all who spread the word.


If you ever needed a definition for depression……….here it is.
This is Leroy. He’s 13 years old and his world has come crashing in. His owner is a Korean War Veteran who is now at a Veterans Administration hospital. He may not return home.
The man’s wife as been attempting to care for Leroy but she’s not really able herself. He’s now at Laurens County (SC) Animal Control. Like I said, his world has come crashing in on him.
This is a challenge. He needs a home but he has lots against him. He’s an old dog. He’s very depressed and will need loads of attention and love.
Animal Control has agreed to adopt Leroy with NO adoption fee at all. He needs out of the shelter. It’ll take a special person – a special family to help Leroy. Could that be you? Call Animal Control at (864)984-6812 for more information about Leroy.
And please SHARE this photo. Somewhere out there is someone who will take a Hero’s dog and help him smile again. We just have to find that special someone.

Jackson Needs a Home

He’s still a puppy really.  Just eight months old but he must be a bad, bad dog because someone did the unthinkable.  They set him out on the side of the road………Easy Road near Laurens to be precise.

Poor little guy.  He’s still very sad about it.  You can see that in his eyes.  And now he’s at Laurens County Animal Control which, by the way, is full beyond capacity.  I don’t really want to explain here what happens when the shelter is filled to capacity there but……….it’s bad.  I don’t want it to happen to Jackson.

So, please take a good look into his eyes and then call (864)984-6812.  Go see Jackson and take him for a walk.  He may be just the perfect new best friend for you and your family.  He sure would be grateful and so would I.

And please SHARE his picture.  We need to find Jackson a family to love before…………….before something bad happens.

Danny Boy

This week’s WLBG Pet of the Week is at Laurens County Humane Society’s shelter on Poplar Street in Clinton.
Why? Well, look at him. He’s about cute as a button. Every now and then you see a dog and just know……..this is gonna be a great dog. That’s exactly what I thought when I first saw Danny. He was at Laurens County Animal Control but was pulled by the Humane Society (thank you).
Danny is available for adoption today. Call the Humane Society. The number’s right there on Danny’s photo.
And please SHARE this picture. Somebody needs a friend. His name is Danny.

LuLu Is Looking For Love

Laurens County Animal Control told me they were sending a new WLBG Pet of the Week but that it was a really ugly dog.  I was braced for ugly but………….I don’t think LuLu is ugly at all.

She’s not a lap dog.  They estimate her age at six months.  She’ll get a bit larger.  And she’s a lover.  She wants to love everyone.  Puppy kisses are passed out early and often.

So………..if you want this “ugly” dog she is available for adoption at Laurens County (SC) Animal Control.  The phone number is (864)984-6812.  The shelter is not open on Saturday right now.

Please SHARE LuLu’s photo.  Somewhere out there is a person who is craving puppy kisses.  They need LuLu and LuLu already loves them.




Cinderella Needs a Kind Soul


It’s been a while since we had a WLBG Pet of the Week and we start back with a tough case.
Meet Cinderella…….She’s about 3 years old. Sweet dog but she’s in the Laurens County (SC) Animal Control shelter, it’s near capacity and Cinderella has a tumor of some variety on her chest.
Now, that may just be a fatty tumor and no big deal…….I don’t know. She does not seem to be in any pain because of it.
Is it possible that some kind soul out there would give Cinderella a chance? That may be just a dream but………….sometimes dreams do come true.
For more information about Cinderella call Animal Control at (864)984-6812.
And please, please SHARE Cinderella’s photo. She is in desperate need of that kind soul.

Young and Beautiful



Oh to be young and beautiful.
Introducing Roxy, our WLBG Pet of the Week. She’s an 8 month old pit mix and she’s about as sweet as sugar. She’s playful and intelligent and really needs a family.
Now, that family can be just one person or many but Roxy needs to bond with some humans willing to be loved and watched over by a good dog.
If you’re interested in a young and beautiful dog, call Laurens County (SC) Animal Control at 864-984-6812.
And please SHARE Roxy’s picture. Someone out there would love to adopt Roxy. We just have to get this message to them.

Reggie Speaks……..With His Eyes





I’m kinda scared here.  The other dogs here seem mostly nice but they sure do bark a lot.  I’m just six months old and they scare me sometimes.

My name’s Reggie.  I’m a lab mix.  I really love humans.  I give kisses and I love to run and play and I really, really want a family of my very own.  It would be so nice to snuggle and feel safe and not be scared anymore.  I’d love my family with my whole heart.  I’m trying to say all of that with my eyes because I can’t talk.  I hope you can see it.

I hope there’s a family who needs me.  If you think you need me, please call Laurens County (SC) Animal Control at (864)984-6812 to get more information.

And please SHARE my photo.  Maybe someone will love me.

Penny and Bella Need a Home

Penny and Bella

A double nice WLBG Pet of the Week.

Meet Penny and Bella (Penny is the one with the most white on her head). These beautiful girls are about 8 months old and they’re lab/pit mix. Both are pure sweethearts……..they especially love children.

I know…….some will see pit mix and be afraid. Don’t be. Back in the 50’s pits were called ‘nanny dogs’ and were sought after to help raise younguns. Gentle as a lamb with those kids. Fierce as a lion should anything or anyone pose a threat to ‘their’ children. Remember Little Rascals?

Penny and Bella are available for adoption today at Laurens County (SC) Animal Control. Call 864-984-6812 for more information.

And please SHARE this photo of the girls. They need a home and they are beautiful.

Big Ol’ Baby


UPDATE:  TUE  08/23/16 1745

Bear has a home.  He was adopted this afternoon.  He’s enjoying his new home already.  Thanks to all who assisted.


The prevailing wisdom is that a chow will be an aggressive dog. Well, here we have a chow mix who defies logic.

He’s 3 years old, we’ve been calling him Bear and he didn’t get the memo about being mean. He’s what we know as a Big Ol’ Baby.

He’s available for adoption at Laurens County Animal Control. He needs a home PDQ. For more info on Bear cal 864-984-6812. Ask about the WLBG Pet of the Week.

And please SHARE his photo. Surely someone wants a Big Ol’ Baby.

Are You Pinky’s Miracle?


UPDATE: Hats off to Clinton Animal Hospital. They took this little guy in to provide his care. They’ve named him Kaiser. If you would like to help with the considerable expense of his surgery and care please call 864-833-2487.
UPDATE 2: There has been an arrest in this case.




In Laurens County SC we have a lot of good people. They’d give you the shirt off their back. They’ll happily go out of their way to help someone or even a little dog in need. But we also have a few humans who are capable of this.

I’m gonna call him Pinky. He was found this morning in a dumpster near Laurens Terrace Apartments…..tied up in a plastic bag……and tossed into a dumpster. He’s a little pit puppy and has a badly broken rear leg.

Forget displaying anger toward the unknown punk who decided to prove he was a man by doing this to a 6 week old puppy. That won’t help Pinky.

If there is someone, anyone who can help Pinky please contact Laurens County (SC) Animal Control right away. The county does not have the funds to help Pinky. He needs a good veterinarian. He’s hurting and this needs to be done lightning quick. If not, the humane thing to do is to end his hurting.

Call (864)984-6812 for more information on how you can help. A rescue group that wants to be Pinky’s miracle would be an answer to prayer.

Please SHARE. Please. Pinky needs a miracle fast.

Slim Wants To Be Your Best Friend



I call him Slim. I suppose it’s sorta obvious why.
And you’re seeing him after several weeks of regular feedings at Laurens County (SC) Animal Control. Before that he was skinny.
When a dog is abandoned on the side of the road some think they can hunt and survive on their own. Nope…..dogs are pack animals. A dog by himself cannot survive. And if they do find other dogs to run with a pack they become a threat to livestock, other pets even people in the area.
Most of the time they either are rescued in emaciated condition or they die of starvation. That’s what almost happened to Slim here. He’s recovering and he’s a loving dog but he really needs a home.
If you want more information on Slim call Animal Control at (864)984-6812.
And please SHARE. Slim has been there a while. Time is limited.

Good Time Charlie


I like this dog. He looks like he’s saying “Come on! Let’s GO!”
His name is Charlie and he’s available for adoption at Laurens County (SC) Animal Control.

Charlie is a boy dog a little over one year old. He’s a good dog and he loves peoples. And I just love his look. Charlie’s a classic, you might say.

If you’d like more information on Charlie call Animal Control at (864)984-6812.

And please SHARE. Charlie would really like to have his very own family and I think he deserves that.

Help a Good Girl Out


Here’s our WLBG Pet of the Week!
Her name is Penny. She’s estimated to be 3 to 5 years old and a Jack Russell Terrier mix. She has a laid back personality………she’s just a good little dog who needs a home.
Penny has been at Laurens County (SC) Animal Control for over a month. The shelter is not a no kill facility. Penny’s days are numbered.
She doesn’t eat much. She’d love to watch TV with you and just sorta lean over against you. And she’ll let you know when you have company. Great little companion.
If you want more information call Animal Control (864)984-6812.
And please SHARE. Let’s help a good girl out.

Need Somebody To Love


This pretty girl is named Holly. She’s about 7 years old and she is NOT at Laurens County Animal Control…………Holly can be found at the Laurens County Humane Society.

Holly was originally surrendered to Animal Control due to the death of her owner. The Humane Society took her in when her time was up to prevent…………well………you know what.

So, Holly is not in danger of being put down. She’s in a ‘no kill’ facility. But Holly needs a home. She has spent her whole life loving humans. She still does. She just needs a human of her very own.

Now, Holly does not play well with other dogs. She has to be an one and only dog. She was heart worm positive but she has successfully completed treatments and she’s now free of that concern.

If you would like more information on Holly for yourself or for a rescue group, call the Humane Society (864)833-9060.

And please SHARE Holly’s picture. She just needs somebody to love.

Do You Believe In Magic?



His name is Magic. That’s not a name I made up. That’s been his name for all three years of his life. But, his life has changed a lot lately.
Humans when a a relationship comes unglued, can do some odd things. This time, Magic was the victim. Dad was working out of town. Mom was home with Magic. Only, then Mom left.
We think she came back… least a time or two to give him some food but he was looking pretty poorly when neighbors called Laurens County Animal Control.
Magic is a good boy. He’s been well trained. He will sit and stay and you can tell he wants to please you.l He just needs a human that won’t leave him. He needs a home and a family to bond with. He’s a loving dog. His body language even in this photo is saying “Please let me love you”.
Do you need a bit of Magic in your life? Call Animal Control. The number directly to the shelter is (864)682-4935.
And please SHARE Magic’s picture. Someone out there may want to love him. He sure wants to love right back.

Defender, Protector, Friend, Shepherd


A shepherd. No, he’s not pure blooded but as you can see he’s mostly German Shepherd.
A protector, a guardian, a loyal friend. These dogs are all of that by nature. It is their instinct to defend and protect. They’re not mean or aggressive but…… not threaten his human.
His name is Shep (original, I know) and he’s one year old. He’s at Laurens County Animal Control and he’s about out of time. He’s been there about six weeks.
If you’d like a friend for life he’s available for adoption today. Call Animal Control……..864-682-4935.
And please SHARE Shep’s picture. Surely there’s someone who needs a friend.