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.

Our site is currently under development but we do 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!



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

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

Click here to donate to SPAR - help us save more lives!


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



This sweet girl was rescued after spending her first two years living in a plastic crate on a front porch. She was let out only to be hit by a car, and then beaten by her owner for running into the road.  She has recovered from a broken leg and a broken tooth.  Willow is fully vetted and is a sweet girl with lots of energy.  She wants to play all the time and gets along with all the other dogs in the rescue.  Due to her size (60 pounds) she can knock you down while playing so would not suggest for a home with small children.  


Stella was rescued from a shelter and has done so well at our rescue! At about four years old, she is a sweet and loving girl that gets along with everyone and every dog that she meets! She loves to ride in the car and also cuddle in the bed. Stella is housetrained and spoiled! She attaches easily so may have a little anxiety until she understands and trusts that you are returning. Just a perfect girl that needs the perfect home.


Tony was rescued from a known kill shelter. He is a loving baby that get along with everyone and every dog he meets! He has a great disposition and would be a perfect addition for any home. He is neutered, has completed all of his medical treatments and is current on his shots. He is approximately 3 to 4 years old and ready for adoption!



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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