Dog homeless after death of owner

Shelter reaches out for help – dog lost home when her owner died

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A shelter in Georgetown, South Carolina, reached out to Facebook followers for help after taking in a frightened and confused dog who lost her home when her owner died. The Saint Francis Animal Center posted a photo of a frightened dog named Candy and wrote:

Candy came to us through animal control after neighbors called to have her picked up after her owner passed away. Candy had been with her owner since she was just a puppy and is beyond confused about shelter life. She is scared & depressed, but still as gentle as can be. She enjoys when our staff spends quality one on one time with her but is scared of all the other dogs and loud noises she is surrounded by.

It is Candy, and other dogs like her, which has prompted the animal shelter to ask for help from residents in the area. The agency wrote:

Have an hour of free time? Come volunteer to spend time with a dog who just needs a gentle touch.

Have a little extra room at your house? Come take a dog in need for a sleepover or a short term foster. Even one day out, helps!

Do you want to lend a loving hand? Please contact the shelter’s adoptions team at for more info.

Find the shelter on Facebook here.

(Image via Saint Francis Animal Center)

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4 replies
  1. Pennysdachshunds says:

    I worry about this so MUCH with our little one’s … we have No families and they will have to go to the shelter too. I have found a new shelter in a neighboring town and they may be of help … we are going to make the trip over there within the next couple of weeks and see what arrangements can be made…

    • Jan Barnes says:

      I completely understand your situation and will pray for you and your little family member. We will be in the same dilemma. I would look into the many wonderful no-kill shelters who will be happy to help with arrangements. You may be surprised how many wonderful people appear when other wonderful people need help. Jan

    • Jan Barnes says:

      Aloha, Penny

      I noticed that the “Shop for Your Cause” website has several dachshund rescue sites. Just wanted to let you know.


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