Pet Helpers Paw Talk: Arthur, Mumsie, and Foster Families

Our adoptable Pet of the Week is Arthur
Our adoptable Pet of the Week is Arthur.

by Catherine Forester

Our adoptable Pet of the Week is Arthur, a dog that is sure leave you smiling! He is quite the gentleman, but being a hound mix, he loves to sniff everything while on his daily walks. He absolutely loves playgroups here at Pet Helpers and is a blast to watch frolic and play with other dogs.

You can’t miss this guy when walking through Pet Helpers’ Dogland because he has a unique quality that makes him stand out from the rest.  His tongue is always hanging out of the side of his mouth and it makes him even more adorable! He is a character for sure, with a big personality waiting for you to bring him home.


Mumsie! Mumsie came to Pet Helpers in September 2015 and was waiting patiently to find her family. Found in a warehouse, she was very skittish around humans. Mumsie eventually came around and enjoyed saying hello to people only after watching them interact with the other cats in the room.

Mumsie the cat
Mumsie got adopted!

Well, 2017 is her year and Mumsie has found her human and a great forever home!   It is always such a wonderful day when our long-term residents find the perfect family and head home to start their new lives.

We could not be happier for Mumsie and her new family!  Thank you for giving a long-term resident a chance at happiness.

Foster Families Save Lives

As a forever shelter, we have limited space because all of our animals stay with us until they are adopted. We believe that the animals entering our shelter deserve to have the best possible chance at finding a loving, permanent home. For this reason, a foster parent has one of the most important jobs Pet Helpers.

Foster parents allow our cats and dogs to receive the proper care and attention they deserve as they wait for adoption. These animals are often difficult to care for in a shelter environment because they are orphaned or abandoned, recovering from major surgery, or in need of one-on-one socialization.

Puppies waiting for foster families or adoption.
A foster parent has one of the most important jobs Pet Helpers.

For animals that may need a break from the shelter environment, foster care provides a comfortable home setting that keeps them happy and healthy.

And, of course, our foster program directly engages people in our lifesaving mission and shows the community that SAVING LIVES is a joint effort. As a foster parent, you’ll not only save the lives of animals in your care, but you’ll give other animals coming into the shelter, who may not need the same level of attention, a space on our adoption floor to find their own loving homes.

Last year we saved 616 kittens in our program and this year we hope to raise that number to 717.  Are you ready to save lives with us?

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

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

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