Mt Pleasant Pet Stories

A horse at Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding is in Johns Island. Photo provided by Southern Studios LLC

Equine Therapy Helps Riders Learn, Grow and Flourish

Today, when even the gasoline-powered “horseless carriages” that pushed horses to the sidelines as daily transportation are on their way out, few will ever have the chance to realize their equine fantasies. But in the Lowcountry, a select group of individuals each year will get a life-changing opportunity to learn, grow and
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An MUSC volunteer with a therapy dog. Photo provided by Jeanne Taylor Photography.

Hounds in the Hospital: How Therapy Dogs are Making a Difference

“I thought the driver saw me,” was what I kept telling the policeman. It was half past seven on a cool October morning. There was no trace of humidity in the air, so I pitched my car keys onto the kitchen counter and carried my bicycle down the porch steps.
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Zelda with her dogs, Ruby, an Australian shepherd and Smokey, a collie. Photo provided by Jeanne Taylor Photography.

Zelda Bryant Helps Find Your Pet’s Dream House

Conversations with homebuyers always include specific preferences regarding bedroom and bathroom count and other desired features. Many buyers will include descriptions of their immediate family members and explain why those features are important for them. For example, one buyer recently told me: “JoJo and Sammy need their own bedroom on
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Adopt Cass the Labrador

SPECIES: Labrador NAME: Cass CONTACT: Little Black Dog Rescue
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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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