Pet Helpers Paw Talk: Rascal Ray, 23 puppies, and running on a big bridge

Rascal Ray the dog
Rascal Ray

by Catherine Forester

The Pet Helpers Adoptable Pet of the Week is Rascal Ray! This handsome boy is 5 years young, independent, and plans on being a bachelor for the rest of his life.

Loving his alone time with his family, Rascal Ray is best in a home where he is the center of attention. Rascal has a big bark but an even bigger heart and is hoping he will find someone who has the patience and understanding it takes for a guy like him.

Come visit Rascal Ray at Pet Helpers and learn more about his story today!

A whole bunch of adorable puppies and their people
Humans with their newly adopted puppies
Just a few of the puppies adopted!

What do you do with 23 puppies that need homes?  We adopt them out to awesome families in one weekend!  Pet Helpers had a HUGE weekend of adoptions sending home 41 dogs and cats between our two adoption events.

A hopeful newly adopted puppy.
A hopeful newly adopted puppy.

Puppies in the Window at M. Dumas and Sons was packed with potential adopters during SEWE, and we had 23 puppies in the window that needed homes.  ALL of them are now out of the shelter and sleeping in their own homes.

PetSmart National Adoption Weekend kept us busy at the James Island location, too, where we found homes for many adult dogs and cats.

Dustin and Scarlette – finally!

Some of the best news of the weekend came on Sunday when Dustin and Scarlette finally found their forever home! The staff was overjoyed when this bonded pair that spent 2 years and 2 days at Pet Helpers, left with their tails wagging all the way out the door on Sunday.

It is a beautiful reminder as to why we are a forever shelter. There is a home out there for every single animal and we are thankful that we are able to provide a safe transition place for them.

Dustin and Scarlette with their new humans.
Dustin and Scarlette with their new family.

We could not do this without your support.  Your donations help us save dogs like Dustin and Scarlette every day.

Oysters and so much more

BUY your tickets NOW!  What could be better on St. Patrick’s Day than saving a life and having a good time?  We are hard at work getting ready for the Pet Helpers Oyster Roast on March 17 downtown at the Bus Shed!

Charleston Bay Gourmet​​​​​​​ will be serving up oysters and DashiDave ‘n’ Dubs, and Fauzia’s Kitchen will be serving up delicious food truck fare and donating a portion of their sales to Pet Helpers!

Along will these tasty treats, we will have beer and wine, music by the Shakin’ Martinis, a puppy kissing booth and silent auction items! Join us and Shuck Your Paws Off for the animals.  Purchase your tickets now before it’s too late!

Ad for Cooper River Bridge RunRunning shoes or raffle ticket? Or both?

When will $20 give you a chance to win awesome prizes and support Pet Helpers?  That time is now!  Pet Helpers is proud to support the Cooper River Bridge Run every year but this year is different.

For 40 days and 40 nights you have the chance to win lots of awesome prizes and daily giveaways with the Grand Prize of a Carnival Cruise or a Subaru!

Ad for Pet Helpers Oyster RoastWhen you purchase a $20 raffle ticket at Pet Helpers you can help us win too.  Our animals can really benefit from the $20,000 we can raise selling these raffle tickets, but you have to buy them from Pet Helpers!

Call Julia Luzon, Project Manager, direct at 843-531-6157 to buy your tickets or stop by Pet Helpers at 1447 Folly Road and talk with any of our staff members at the front desk.  This is your chance to win and an easy way to help us save more lives.

We are thankful for the continued support of our volunteers and our community! We cannot save lives without you.

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