Mt Pleasant Pet Stories

John Beahm with his PTSD service dog, Sadie.

How Veterans Benefit From a Calming Relationship with Service Animals

Post-traumatic stress disorder: we all know what it means, but do we understand the impact of PTSD on the daily lives of those who suffer from it? Probably not–how on earth could anyone comprehend the experience of a military veteran in a war-torn area without having a shared or even
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Charleston Animal Society Volunteer Wes Lowther on an emergency transport.

Charleston Animal Society is Leading the Way For a No Kill State

The town of Mount Pleasant and the Charleston Animal Society have a long-standing relationship of saving animals together. This teamwork is continuing to flourish as the Society introduces a new initiative to the state. At its 147th annual meeting, Charleston Animal Society announced that the Palmetto State can become a
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Ladies lending a hand in pet rescue: You Can’t Spell Leadership without LADIES

You Can’t Spell Leadership without LADIES

It is no secret that there is a huge homeless animal population in the Lowcountry. There are five animal shelters and 31 private rescue groups just in the tri-county area, with new smaller groups emerging all the time, according to NoKill South Carolina in May 2021. Many are foster-based, and
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A cat standing on his person's shoulder.

Celebrating Mother’s and Father’s Day With Fur Babies

Calling All Parents of Four-Legged Children In a year that saw most people spending a lot more time at home, it’s no surprise that our pets have further solidified their bond with us as bonafide members of the family. According to the American Pet Products Association’s (APPA) biennial National Pet
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Michael’s Barkery Pet Spa & Boutique in Daniel Island, SC

Michael’s Barkery Pet Spa & Boutique: A ‘Paws-i-tive’ Experience

Michael’s Barkery Pet Spa & Boutique, winner of Best Pet-friendly Business, may have just turned one last November, but that’s still a wealth of experience in dog years, and they are already accumulating Best Of accolades like seasoned professionals. Their staff member Courtney Larrier also won one of the best
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Adopt a Dog Concert 2020

Lowcountry Dog Magazine Brings Back the Largest Adoption Event in the Lowcountry

Lowcountry Dog Magazine’s Fourth Annual Dog Adoption Event. Photo credit Stono Tides Photography. Helping homeless dogs in the Lowcountry is a cause that drives Lowcountry Dog Magazine every day. This Sunday, September 27th at Magnolia Plantation, Lowcountry Dog Magazine is throwing their fourth annual dog adoption event this Sunday from
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Photo of Mary Beth Dew & NEville the ca for the Search and Rescue: Pets Find Their Forever Homes in Mount Pleasant article

Search and Rescue: Pets Find Their Forever Homes in Mount Pleasant

This is a story about something that happens every day but seldom makes the headlines. It is a story of how two different animals without homes were taken in by Lowcountry animal lovers and given the opportunity to live out their days with love, comfort and care. One of these
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How Service Dogs Have Aided My Recovery: Best Friend on Another Level

When it comes to thinking about dogs and family, for me, they are one and the same. As far back as my earliest memory, my family always had a canine companion within our home. My last BFF — best furry friend — was Madison, a German shorthaired pointer that we
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The Boykin Spaniel, South Carolina's State Dog

Our Beloved State Dog, the Beloved Boykin: From Field, to Home, to Hearts

There have been times I’ve been out with one of my dogs and people have asked me, “What kind of dog is that?” I’d reply that my dog is a Boykin spaniel and then engage in polite conversation, asking where they were from. The answers would be assorted — North
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Michael's Pet Barkery Pet Spa & Boutique in Daniel Island, South Carolina

Michael’s Barkery Pet Spa & Boutique

When Michael’s Barkery Pet Spa & Boutique opened on Daniel Island in November 2019, the local community of pet owners embraced the new store, appreciating access to top-quality products, professional grooming services and specialty baked goods. Located in a walkable section of the island, heading to Michael’s Barkery makes a
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