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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 5/17/2017
Cats who need homes
Born 9-9-13

Meet Spot, a neutered male Treeing Walker Coonhound mix who is 3.5 years old. When Spot first arrived at ARF, he was the original "wild man," with little knowledge of good dog manners. However, he's come a long way. He's even gone home once or twice, but sadly has been brought back. Why, you ask? Well ... Spot is kind of like one of those people who look at children and say, "Ooooh, I love you so much I could just eat you up!" and then pretend to gnaw on the child's arm or hand ... Unfortunately, while this may seem cute or funny as a human personality trait, it's not quite so acceptable in a dog. You see, Spot gets so excited to interact with people, that he sometimes grabs them by the arm or ankle, and lightly chomps down. He's not vicious ... just a fellow who needs a parent's loving hand to teach him this behavior is not acceptable. We hope you might be just the person who can accept Spot with this minor flaw. As you can see in his photo, he definitely understands "Sit!" Won't you give this handsome boy the home he's been waiting for so long? Spot's adoption fee of $90 includes lab work, current vaccination, a microchip, and 6 months' worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative.
Born 8-19-2015

Don't you love the intense expression on sweet Spencer's face? This neutered male mix breed is about 1.5 years old. A better name for him might have been Houdini, as we've learned during his stay here at ARF that he is quite the escape artist, so whoever adopts him will need to be aware he can easily jump fences. But Spencer is sweet-natured, knows some basic commands, and when offered a treat, will take it politely from your hand. All in all, he's a great medium-sized dog, and should make a wonderful companion. Spencer's adopted fee is $90, which includes lab work, current vaccination, a microchip, and six months' worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative.
Born 9-06-2016

This rather shy looking little guy is Bentley, a male mix-breed puppy born 9-6-2016. Like all puppies, he’s full of energy, and just wants to play and romp the day away. Bentley will need some time and patience while he’s learning good manners, but that’s part of the fun, isn’t it? Bentley’s adoption fee of $90 includes lab work, age-appropriate vaccinations, his neuter procedure, a microchip, and 6 months’ worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative.
Born 7-6-2015

This intent expression belongs to Olivia, a female Red Heeler who arrived at the shelter as a stray. She is friendly and gets along with other dogs, children, and people, though she seems to need a little work on basic obedience. She does, however, seem to be housebroken. Olivia is about 2 years old. Her adoption fee of $90 includes lab work, vaccination, a spay procedure, microchip, and 6 months’ worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative.
Born 2-04-2014

It's taken a short while for Ginger to be ready for adoption, but she is almost done with treatment for heartworms, and eager to be in a loving home. Ginger is a 3-year-old black and tan German Shepherd mix. She's very quiet and shy, and is housebroken, but we're not sure what other basic commands she responds to. If you're interested in adopting Ginger, her adoption fee is $125, reflecting the heartworm treatment she received. Her adoption fee also includes lab work, current vaccination, her spay, a microchip, and 6 months' worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative, to keep her heartworm-free.
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