Pet Helpers Paw Talk: Dustin, Scarlette, and Puppies in the Window

A picture of Dustin and Scarlette, two long term dog residents at Pet Helpers.
Dustin and Scarlette are waiting for you!

by Catherine Forester

Dustin and Scarlette are a bonded pair that have spent far too much time at Pet Helpers. But this week is a very special week for them as they are turning 10! What better gift for their birthday than the gift of a loving forever home?

Senior dogs are difficult to adopt out because, naturally, people want to feel bonded with their dogs and there is the fear that at an older age a dog may not bond the same way to you as a puppy would. Let me tell you, these two have an outstanding amount of love to give and will be the first to greet with affectionate kisses.

At the ripe age of 10 you might also be fearful of them slowing down and while these two do love their naps, they also LOVE to play! Fetch being one of their favorites!

Dustin does not get along well with cats so the two would blossom best in a home where they are the only children. If you are looking to make a difference in an animal’s life and are wanting to adopt, please consider Dustin and Scarlette. They deserve all the love in the world!

A sign showing how many days some of the long term resident cats have been there.
Cat adoptions are happening!
Adoptions include long time residents

This week has been one for the cats at Pet Helpers! We sent 4 of our longest cat residents on to their furever homes! Moments like these make our eyes well up with tears and we are reminded to “never give up.”

Every abandoned animal that comes through our doors has someone waiting out there to save its life. It is an overwhelming sense of joy when you come into Pet Helpers and fall in love.

You know your life is going to change in the best way possible and you’ll start to wonder how you ever lived without your new family member. Thank you to all of our adopters for giving our animals a well-deserved chance at life and love.

Puppies in the Window!

I’m sure we all remember the song about the doggy in the window, ”the one with the waggly tail…”  Come live the song during our puppy adoption event downtown at M. Dumas & Sons on King Street, February 16 to 19 during SEWE.  We will have puppies of all shapes and sizes in the window every day of the event.

Dumas and Sons Puppies in the Window flyerCome join us for puppy kisses and if you are wanting to add a new addition to your family, adoption counselors will be on hand to find you the perfect match.

Thank you so much to all of our foster parents who cared for these puppies while they grew to a healthy adoption weight and age. We could not save lives without you!

Oyster Roast

The Pet Helpers Oyster Roast is back and we could not be more excited! Join us downtown at the Bus Shed on March 17th from 6:30 -11pm for a night of drinks and shenanigans.  The Shakin’ Martinis will have you dancing all night and our puppy kissing booth is sure to bring you the Luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Tickets are $30 pre-sale or $35 at the door.  Charleston Bay Gourmet is providing the oysters and food trucks from Dashi and Dave and Dubs will be there too!

Come kick off your St. Patrick’s Day weekend with Pet Helpers and make a difference in our animals’ lives while having a fantastic time.

Vote for Pet Helpers for Best of CharlestonBest of Charleston

A huge thank you to all who nominated us for Best Local Cause and who nominated our Founder and President, Carol Linville, Best Do-Gooder and Best Community Activist.

We could not be more proud and would not be able to save lives without the continued support of our amazing community.

We have been runner up to Charleston Animal Society the past 4 years and now it is our turn! 2017 is going to be Pet Helpers’ Year! Voting is open until the 24th and you can vote more than once!

You can find us — Here!

Pet Helpers – Best Local Cause

Carol Linville – Best Community Activist

Carol Linville – Best Do-Gooder

ReTAIL- Best Resale Shop

Please consider donating to help us continue to save the lives of the abandoned animals of the Lowcountry by bringing your donated items to ReTAIL.  We could not be more thankful for the continued support of our volunteers and our community! Thank you for all you do to help us save lives!

Catherine Forester is a Guest Writer for the Bugle. She is the Marketing and Graphics Manager at Pet Helpers.

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