S.C. dogs up for adoption at Latham PetSmart

LATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Eight dogs who made an 800 mile journey from flood-ravaged South Carolina to the Capital Region need forever homes.

They’re among the dozen dogs that the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society took in after they were evacuated from a South Carolina shelter. The dogs that are ready for adoption are at the PetSmart in Latham where they’ll stay until they’re all taken home.

They’re all different colors, ages, and sizes, but they all share a unique story.

“They’re great dogs,” Michael Buckley with the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society said. “We’re very lucky to have them, and they’re lucky to be up here.”

Due to flooding in Georgetown, S.C., 12 dogs were evacuated from the St. Francis Animal Center and needed a home.

“Some of our staff drove down to Annapolis, Md., put them in a van Saturday morning, and they’re all down here at the Every Day Adoption Center,” Buckley said.

For many, their wait to find a forever home came to an end on Wednesday.

“He was very calm in the room,” Amanda Guilford said. “Loveable and just wanted his belly rubbed.”

Guilford said Jack’s 800 mile journey made the adoption even sweeter.

“Yeah, we heard about the story, and we wanted a dog, so this was the perfect time,” she said.

And Guilford’s not the only one who found her perfect match. The pack of eight dogs was whittled down each hour.

By Wednesday evening, only three dogs were left. The four other dogs from South Carolina will be up for adoption once they are medically cleared.

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