Name: Sammy

Approximate date of birth: 02/16/16

Weight: 48 lbs.

Location: South Carolina

Adoption status: Available now

Bio: Sammy spent months at a shelter before coming to us. She is 2-3 years old and is a lean 48 lbs. She is a very sweet, quiet and gentle girl. She has been trained to walk on a loose leash and does so wonderfully. Even with a squirrel in sight she shows restraint and doesn't pull. She is exceptionally well behaved both inside and outside the house. Sammy doesn't show any signs of separation anxiety or food aggression. She doesn't beg for table food or go nuts when the mail carrier arrives. Her demeanor is very calm . She has done well with children in the neighborhood on our walks. Sammy loves people and just wants to be around you, she is very affectionate. Sammy doesn't introduce to unfamiliar dogs very well, but is currently fostering with another dog and doing very well with him. She would do best with a calm, older dog or by herself. Sammy is the sweetest little girl who requires very little training. She's just awesome.

Name: Katniss

Approximate date of birth: 9/18/2017

Weight: 40 lbs.

Location: Indiana

Adoption status: Coming soon!

Bio: Hi, I'm Katniss and I will be looking for my furever home very soon! I am a pretty laid back girl that loves making my humans happy! My foster brothers are trying to teach me so many things. Today they tried showing how to play with toys! I'm not sure why they like them so much, but it's probably because boys are weird! I also learned about these furry things called cats!!! I thought they were food, but my foster mom taught me they are my FRIENDS...and they are AH-MAZING! They let me follow them everywhere and even love on me!!! My foster mom is cool, but my human foster brother and dad are my favorite! I can't wait to see them at night! Anyway, I just wanted everyone to know I'm doing great and that I love my name. Mom says it's perfect. She knows it suits me, because I like to hunt AND she says that "the odds are forever in my favor"!

Name: Shy

Approximate date of birth: 12/6/2014

Weight: 50

Location: Pennsylvania

Adoption status: Available now

Bio: Shy is not "shy" at all! This girl is an absolute sweetheart!!! She LOVES children and she’s fine with cats!! She plays great with her foster dog siblings and pays no mind to the cats!! She is a total sweetie and has blended into her foster family of 6 cats & 4 dogs seamlessly. Shy is very active, so if you have kids or are a runner she would be a great fit. Everyone who has met her comments on how sweet and pretty she is. She is also a snuggler, she’ll climb on the couch and curl up against you & go to sleep.

Name: Aggie

Approximate date of birth: 06/27/2018

Weight: 16.5 lbs.

Location: Texas

Adoption status: Coming soon!

Bio: Coming soon!

 SCD take dogs into the rescue using volunteer foster homes which enables us to get to know what each dog is like. Every dog is different and being able to see if they are dog friendly, cat friendly, good with children, etc., gives us the ability to properly match our dogs with the best possible home. Social media has played a huge part in our growth and we have a very active Facebook group that posts updates, pictures, and videos of the dogs we have under our care. With a network of fosters and volunteers across the country, we are now able to initiate rescue in areas where we have available resources. 

Offering rescue across the country is a very big responsibility and we're always looking for new fosters.  Fostering saves lives, not only the dog being pulled from the shelter but the next one coming into the shelter. If you're able to foster, please consider signing up with us by filling out this form

While we do love this breed, we realize they are not for every home. Our adoption application is very specific and we do require vet references, telephone interviews, home checks when possible, and we always connect our fosters with potential adopters so we can make sure we're placing our dogs in the perfect forever home - for both the dog and the adopting family.

We have a constant rotation of dogs coming in and being adopted out so the information below is constantly changing. We try to post new dogs quickly but we don't always have details on them immediately. Often our dogs are coming out of environments that are not ideal so to get a true read on their personality we like to allow them to decompress before making decisions on what type of family would be best for them. If you are interested in adopting and have specific questions on a dog posted below, please send us an email at!

​Name: Kozmo

Approximate date of birth: 08/28/2016

Weight: 47 lbs.

Location: North Texas

Adoption Status: Available now

Bio: This sweet and gentle boy is named Kozmo. At 47 lbs. and about 1.5 years old we rescued him from a TX high kill shelter at the end of February. Kozmo is crate trained, house trained, up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, and HW negative so now he just needs to find that perfect forever home.
His coat is beautiful - thick and soft. He loves all other dogs - big and small. We don't know about cats though. He's what we call a 'velcro dog' - he loves to follow you around the house and be near you. His activity level is medium - he likes to play, but he can also snuggle up next to you on the couch. Kozmo is shy until he gets to know you. Loud noises (except the vacuum cleaner) do scare him so a quiet home with older children (if any) would be better. He loves all of his toys and he also loves to chew on things so a home that understands a dog can get bored and will give him an outlet so he doesn't get destructive would be best. He has a funny habit of backing out of rooms and small spaces - and he is very wary of men at first but with time warms up to them. His foster Mom is working on leash training with him but it's a process. He seems to like being outside and just enjoying his freedom and the outdoors. He was very shut down when we pulled him from the shelter and seems to revert when a harness or leash is put on him but he's trying hard! Kozmo's ideal home would be with adults - maybe a retired couple with a nice yard for him to play in -another dog would be a plus. He is quiet and not too demanding as he gets to know you. He'd be your best friend as you putt around the yard gardening or relax and read a book as the sun goes down - that would be perfect for Kozmo.

Name: Pirate

Approximate date of birth: 9/6/2017

Weight: 35 lbs.

Location: North Carolina

Adoption status: Available now

Bio: This beautiful boy was surrendered to the shelter by his owner. When he first arrived he was dejected and kept his tail between his legs but he adjusted quickly and now seems happy. Pirate is a frisky, energetic guy that enjoys running freely in the yard. His previous owner said he was an outside dog only and I got the feeling that he isn’t used to getting much human attention. He is very friendly and he went nose to nose with many dogs while playing. He backed away from the cats. He has recently been neutered and is ready to go to his forever home!

Name: Rita

Approximate date of birth: 11/16/2014

Location: Upstate NY

Adoption Status: Available Now

Bio: Hello world!!! My name is Rita and I'm currently located in upstate NY - I'm looking for my forever and ever home!! I'm originally from Texas and I love living in the country. I'm not so good with very small children and my humans just had a baby so I'm looking for a home that would better suit me.....My current Mom wrote this profile about me below....if you're looking to adopt and can give me a beautiful home in the country, fill out an application!


Rita is a 3 year old piebald beauty. She is a very special girl with some special needs so she is looking for that perfect person. She knows all of her basic commands and loves her crate. She can be off leash and has great recall to her bonded human. She loves most everyone she meets. She has excellent leash manners and loves to hike! She currently lives in a home with a cat and another dog. Rita would do best in a rural environment. She currently lives on a 200 acre farm where she can hunt and run all day, she would love to be able to still do that. Rita’s is a resource guarder so she will needs a home that understands her specific needs. She is a bit insecure despite her long legs and good looks. She takes a little time to warm up to new things including other animals. Her current family loves her very much but Rita has not accepted the new baby in the household well. She is good with kids above the age of 10.

Name: Tanner

Approximate date of birth: 02/28/2017

Weight: 25 lbs.

Location: Texas

Adoption status: Available now

Bio: Coming soon!

Name: Eve

Approximate date of birth: Coming soon!

Weight: 33.2

Location: Texas

Adoption status: Coming soon!

Bio: Coming soon!

Name: Ginger

Approximate date of birth: Coming soon!

Weight: Coming soon!

Location: Georgia

Adoption status: Coming soon!

Bio: Coming soon!

Name: Charlie

Approximate date of birth: 05/28/2011

Weight: 50 lbs.

Location: Glendale, CA

Adoption Status: Available Now

Bio: Charlie - this poor sweet older Carolina Dog was on death row at the Baldwin Park shelter in California when he was rescued.  He's about 6-7 years old and had all of his vaccinations updated before leaving the shelter.  He was very fearful at the shelter and therefore labeled as aggressive - once he got out and into a foster home he showed us that he's just a scared boy who needed to be loved again!
He takes a little bit of time to warm up as most dogs do at his age given his circumstances.  He's been out for awhile now and he's so ready for his forever home!  Playful and silly he loves to play with his ball and be outdoors in the sunshine....he's 50 lbs of happy old puppy!  
Charlie would do best as an only dog in a quiet home - he needs some time to adjust, but once he does he'll be your loyal friend until the end! Charlie is fearful of men so he would do best in a home with only female companions. This sweet boy LOVES being outside in his foster's garden and can spend hours enjoying nature - watching birds, playing with toys and basking in the sunshine - he really doesn't need much more! His adoption fee is reduced because we really just want Charlie to find his forever home so he can enjoy the rest of his life! He loves to go for rides in the car, has a great appetite, isn't destructive at all in the house, and he's HW negative. Charlie's adoption fee has been reduced because we really want to find him a home.

Name: Adam

Approximate date of birth: Coming soon!

Weight: 31.8 lbs.

Location: Texas

Adoption status: Coming soon!

Bio: Coming soon!