Dogs and Puppies
Who Need a Loving
and Responsible Home

Welcome to the listing of dogs and puppies at our shelter who need homes.



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Since 1/01/2013
FoxNest Veterinary Hospital
Here are photos and information about the dogs and puppies available for adoption at A.R.F. They like our shelter, but would love a home and human companion of their own. All canine adoptions include spaying or neutering, as well as current vaccinations. Call us at 864-882-4488* or come by for your new BEST friend!
* Please note the phone will be answered as "FoxNest Veterinary." Staff members will be glad to assist you with questions about our adoptable pets as time permits, but a visit to the Shelter is always the best way to determine which pet is the perfect fit for you!

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Updated 7/13/2018
Cats who need homes
"Henry"
Born 3-18-2010
Henry, a mature fellow of eight years, is a neutered male Shih Tzu. He has mild cataracts, not surprising at his age. He is a bit overwhelmed when too much is going on around him, so would do best in a quiet home with no children or other pets ... he just wants to live a life of leisure! Henry's adoption fee is $90, which includes lab work, current vaccination,  a microchip, and six months' worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative. Henry is neutered.
"Taz"
Born 4-1-2017
Though we know his sweet face will just steal your heart, Taz, a 2-year-old neutered male Chihuahua mix, has some challenges his adopter will need to take into account. Taz was abandoned by his owners, and eventually dropped off at ARF. His ARF staff caregiver advises that Taz must go to a home without any children, no exceptions. Taz suffers from very high anxiety, which manifests itself when he is stressed with hypervigilance and fear-based (not aggression-based) "screaming" and possibly biting. He will need a very, very patient person who understands it will take lots of time and attention, supervised socialization, and possibly a need for an anxiety supplement to overcome his anxious habits. Taz would not be a good candidate for a first-time pet owner. All that being said, Taz deserves a loving home, and we are working while he is in our care to help him overcome his anxiety. Are you the person who will join the Taz Team and get this boy on the road to life in a loving home? Taz's adoption fee is $90, which includes lab work, current vaccination, a microchip, and six months' worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative.

"Jesse"
Born 12-29-2014

Jesse, a spayed female Lab mix, has come a long way since arriving at ARF. Our trainer reports that Jesse is friendly to other dogs and loves to play. Though she has a dominant personality, she is not aggressive. She has learned the following commands: "Sit," "Lie down," "Paw," and "Let's go!". She is working on "Wait," "Back up," "OK" (a release command), and "Stop," used during walks. She is learning to ignore distractions and to obey a handler's commands, and shows no interest in other animals like cats and chickens. Jesse's adoption fee is $90, which includes lab work, current vaccination, a microchip, and six months' worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative.
“Padme”
Born 5-21-2017
This is Padme, a spayed, female Goldendoodle who is about one year old. She's been shaved to keep her comfortable in our hot weather, but when her coat grows in, she's going to be a stunner. Padme seems to know the command "Sit," as you can see, but we're uncertain what other commands she may know. Because of her high energy level, which includes some jumping and frolicking, we advise Padme should go to a home with a fenced yard, no small children (as they may be bowled over during Padme's meet and greet enthusiasm), and no cats or other small animals. If you have another dog, it would be advisable to see if Padme and your other pet are compatible. Padme's adoption fee of $90 includes lab work, current vaccination, a microchip, and six months' worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative.
"Maggie"
Age: 6 months

Miss Maggie is a young, female Labrador mix, and has so much energy!! She will need some work to learn her good dog manners, but what she lacks in deportment, she makes up for in enthusiasm and a loving nature. If you're willing to invest a little time in training, Maggie will more than return your efforts. Maggie's adoption fee of $90 includes lab work, current vaccination, her spay procedure, a microchip, and six months' worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative.
"Major"
Born 3-23-2017
Major is a dog who offers the best of both worlds, with one small exception. He is affectionate and loves to cuddle or have you rub his belly. On the flip side, he's very adventurous. He loves to explore new places and things, but will always return to your side. He comes when called and walks well on a leash. However, Major MUST be the one and only pet in the home. (No other dogs OR cats, please.) Major's adoption fee is $90, which includes lab work, current vaccination,  a microchip, and six months' worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative. Major is neutered.
"Opie"
Born 3-23-2017

Opie is an incredibly affectionate dog. He has a very high energy level, and loves to play. Once he settles down, he will lay right on your lap, and can't seem to get close enough ... he's always ready to snuggle! Opie is working on his leash manners: he is still learning to leave space between himself and his handler. When introduced to a new environment he can be somewhat anxious, but he adjusts well with time. Opie's adoption fee is $90, which includes lab work, current vaccination,  a microchip, and six months' worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative. Opie is neutered.
Thanks!! I've been adopted!
Thanks!! I've been adopted!!
Thanks!! I've been adopted!!