October is Adopt-A-Dog Month

October is American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month
What Can An Adopted Dog Bring To Your Life?

There are as many responses to that question as there are dogs in this world! That’s why — during American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month celebration in October — we’re encouraging people to adopt a shelter dog and experience the joy of finding their own answers.

Are you looking for:

  • an exercise buddy?
  • a best friend and confidant for your child?
  • a dog you can train with to learn animal-assisted therapy?
  • a partner in agility competitions?
  • a constant companion for your favorite senior citizen?
  • a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day at work?

An adopted dog can be all these things — and so much more!

During October dog adoption fees are reduced to $75.  Senior and “special needs” dogs are $50. All dogs are vetted — spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped.

We have dogs of every size, type, age, and personality — like Rodney, Apollo, and Jenny — hoping for new homes!

The Greenwood County Animal Shelter’s Adoption Center is located at 235 Wilbanks Circle behind the Farmer’s Market and Greenwood Civic Center. The Adoption Center is open Monday through Saturday 10:00a to 5:00p. See available dogs online at www.gwdhumanesociety.org or visit the shelter and see them in-person!

Watch this short video of Penny, previously named “Sam Walton”, who was found by Sheriff’s Deputies this July locked in a car in the Wal-Mart parking lot.  It was 105 degrees outside.  Penny survived and is doing very well.  She is available to adopt and ready to meet you!

Adopt A Dog Month

Meet Penny (aka Sam Walton)

Pets of the Week October 10, 2011


Rex, a compact Retriever mix, is a low-maintenance gem of a friend, with a healthy heart as vast and accommodating as a wraparound porch, who just happens to have a reduced adoption fee of $50 because he’s 8 years old. Rex is calm, quiet and housebroken, has a low-maintenance coat, gets along fine with other pets, and enjoys being inside or out; a great match for a busy working family with kids, or a loving stay-at-home single.


Gaby’s a pristine silver tiger beauty with riveting green eyes the color of a Luna moth; hold her close and you’ll see they’re rimmed perfectly in both black and white eyeliner, unless you’re too distracted by her musical purr to pay attention. Her soft, girlish hum starts immediately, an instant compliment that says she’s as fascinated with you as you are with her. Gaby was found “stray” in 96, but she’s too lovely to wander; she belongs in your heart and your home.

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8558 (Shelter)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)

Pets of the Week October 3, 2011


He’s as gloriously good looking a Border Collie as you’ll find. At 5 years old, Alamo’s full of health and vitality, and displays all the loyalty and intelligence his breed is known for — without the hyperactivity. Alamo is house-trained, easy-going and affectionate with kids, and cats are fine too, but he needs to be your “only dog.” Keenly responsive and eager to please, he’ll run to your side when you call him, and he’s great on a leash as well.


Her personality is as animated as her coat is quiet; she’ll roll on her back so you can rub her stomach without further ado, even if there’s been no ado at all. At one-year-young Tatum’s a full-grown little cat girl, happy to spend time with her roommate and keep the tidy cage they’re known for. But her true fascination is with YOU, in fact she’s so excited to “friend you” she wears herself out; purr-blasting and rubbing away, with a witty meow sound thrown in at intervals to let you know she’s listening.

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8558 (Shelter)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)

Pet of the Week September 26, 2011


They say love is a two-way street, but this congenial collie/shepherd mix Kaylee thinks the fun part is giving; bliss is being by your side or at your feet. Kaylee’s owners moved away and she’s eager to show you how delightfully low-maintenance a great family dog can be. Gentle Kaylee loves to play in the yard, and has a special place in her heart for kids. (Another dog friend is terrific too — and cats are just fine.) She’s already housetrained, and her loyalty shines when she leash-walks.


It took a three-story ladder to get gorgeous calico Putty Tat down from a tree, but she was worth every step. You won’t find a more intelligent, polite or attentive two-year-old, or one more willing to give you a fair meow-comment on any question you put to her. Putty Tat’s as universally affectionate as she is colorful, too — she’ll quickly rub her orange, black and white softness all over you just to say hello, and she treats her cat friends with the same kindness.

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8558 (Shelter)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)

Pet of the Week – September 19, 2011


Her mood is like her right ear — always up, and her smile is always on, too. That’s because winsome young American Staffordshire/Box mix Jada loves life and everyone in it — you, other dogs, and kids of all sizes, too. Jada’s owners moved and couldn’t take her; now some other fortunate family will bask in her affectionate energy and laugh at her nonstop antics. Jada thinks fun time and petting time are all the time; she’s a gentle playmate who’ll always stop to kiss you, then she’ll kiss her dog friends, too!


The morning sunshine comes in cat form apparently, because the Adoption Center has it in Cage 1 — not the hot afternoon sun that beats down and bakes you, the rosy-orange gentle sun that makes the day so pleasant to start. This morning sun is named Sierra, and she warms everyone around her with her sweetness; her purr will start the moment you pet her, that’s another way she’ll comfort you — one of many.

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8558 (Shelter)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)