Thank you for visiting Southern Paws Animal Rescue (SPAR), a passionate and committed 501c3 operating in Mount Pleasant SC and Lake Lure, NC, working to save dogs of any breed from neglect, abuse, abandonment and dangerous or unhealthy living environments. Our goal is to restore each animal to health so that they are ready for a loving, lifetime home. We work with veterinarians to vaccinate, spay/neuter, heartworm test, and provide any necessary medical treatment for each dog. SPAR collects donations through various means - public events, individual donations, and adoption donations or fees to assist in the care of our dogs. We want to ensure a good match between dog and potential adopter to deter a repeat shelter situation for our rescues, so we are careful in our adoption process.

We list our available dogs on Please take a moment to view our adoptables and if you see a new best friend on your screen, please get in touch!



Email us at or give us a call at 843-367-0003.


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Below are a few of our currently available dogs. Please click the Petfinder link above for bios and more photos!


Bruno - Available

Bruno is approximately six years old and was found by a good Samaritan. Although he was chipped, his people no longer wanted him so he has since been vetted to treat a serious skin infection and heartworms. He is a gentle boy that loves attention and other dogs. He is very curious about cats so maybe a no cat home would be best. Bruno loves to cuddle ... and snore. If you'd like to meet him, please contact us.

Joey - Available

Joey was seized from an abuse and neglect case in Horry County and had been placed into a kill shelter when SPAR stepped in to save him.  He is approximately three years old and full of energy.  He gets along with people and other dogs, but his favorite thing to do is sit on the porch in his chair and watch the world.  He has completed his slow kill treatment for heartworms and was recently neutered.  Although sweet, we would not recommend him for homes with small children because he plays hard.  



Willow - ADOPTED!


 Stella - ADOPTED!

 Tony - ADOPTED!



In loving memory of dear Max. Within 24 hours of being rescued, he was rushed to an emergency clinic at midnight, where they discovered on x-ray that his whole body was infected by previous gunshots pellets. Nothing could be done for him and a humane goodbye was the only option. SPAR brought Max home, where his spirit reminds us daily why we do what we do for these innocents.


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